Lacrosse the Internet: May 22, 2013

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DU Lacrosse Coach Bill Tierney Has Plenty Of Experience Against Syracuse
After the University of Denver’s incredible comeback in a 12-11 win over North Carolina in the NCAA lacrosse quarterfinal Sunday, the Pioneers advanced to take on the perennial powerhouse Orangemen of Syracuse in the semifinals.

Sporting statements, sacred and profane
High-profile sporting events have long been an inviting platform for someone looking to make a statement.

TigerBlog: Lacrosse Pioneer
Bill Tierney's Denver Pioneers rallied to defeat North Carolina 12-11 Sunday to reach the Final Four. Denver had given up the first six goals of the game, in the first six minutes no less, and looked like it was going to be run out of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis by the Tar Heels.

Greeley junior midfielder Frieder finds the right fit in Brown
The junior at Horace Greeley High School (N.Y.) was looking for the college that best combined academics with athletics.

Swezey: Thoughts on Syracuse and UNC
I’ve been covering lacrosse a while — Saturday will mark my 24th Final Four either as a journalist or fan. And I saw something after Syracuse’s 7-6 victory over Yale in an NCAA Quarterfinal on Saturday at Byrd Stadium that I don’t think I had seen before.

Running Down the Men's Final Four from A to Z
Duke plays Cornell and Syracuse faces Denver on Saturday in the NCAA Division I men's national semifinals, both airing live on ESPN2 at 2:30 at 5 p.m. ET, respectively.

Denver not budging on goalie rotation for national semifinal vs. Syracuse
Hardly anyone would second-guess Denver coach Bill Tierney if he elected to start Saturday’s NCAA tournament semifinal against top-seeded Syracuse with junior goalkeeper Jamie Faus in the cage rather than opening with sophomore Ryan LaPlante as he has done in 17 of the team’s 18 contests this season.

Cornell junior starts Big Red offense at 'X'
It takes a special person to excel at face-offs in lacrosse.

Who Will Be This Final Four's Breakout Star?
Coaches often talk about “defending the knowns”. By that they typically mean preparing for guys like Rob Pannell, JoJo Marasco, Wesley Berg and Jordan Wolf. Everyone knows those guys are more than likely going to get a few points in a game. Obviously, you don’t want Pannell putting up eight points, or Berg scoring eight goals, but if you can limit those guys below (or even at) their season averages, most coaches would consider that a victory

Today's beats: The National's "Graceless."

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