Lacrosse the Internet: February 12, 2014

Tillman wants Maryland to improve and more.

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A Full Pint

Tillman sees room for improvement for men's lacrosse
There are a handful of scores from the early start of the season that mean very little to me: Navy's drubbing of VMI, Syracuse's butchering of Siena (although this may look like a decent win at the end of the season given Siena's projected position in the MAAC), Penn State's shellacking of Michigan, and Maryland destroying Mount St. Mary's. These are all signs that the victors are capable of melting faces this season, but those results are all against notably inferior competition. The Terps have their season moving in the right direction, but Maryland started 2013 like this -- a 23-6 beat down of the Mountaineers -- and saw their season go sideways.

There is tons of lacrosse to play. It's only the second full week of February. The Terrapins need to improve if they intend to survive the ACC this year, and John Tillman seems to understand that:

But coach John Tillman was far from satisfied. And when the Terps finally found refuge from the freezing temperatures in the locker room, Tillman spent no time praising their impressive nine-goal advantage.

Instead, he demanded improvement.

“We talked about that candidly at halftime,” Tillman said. “We need to play better.”

The Terps surrendered just one goal in the final two quarters, cruising to a 16-3 victory over the Mountaineers behind four goals and two assists from attackman Matt Rambo in his college debut. Still, Tillman saw a variety of fundamental areas his team needs to work on in practice this week.

Flights

Haverford School 2017 midfielder Nostrant commits to Penn State
Was he showered with choruses of Zombie Nation when he made his decision?

Syracuse lacrosse opens season by routing Siena, 19-7
The Orange flexed its offensive muscles in its home opener, as it scored on its first three possessions and closed the half on a 6-1 run to take a commanding 13-4 lead at intermission.

Nittany Lions look to build on 2013’s success; have eyes on Final Four
The Penn State men’s lacrosse team made program history in 2013. Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni said his players set their sights even higher for the 2014 season.

Hofstra men's lacrosse team has some key pieces back
The Hofstra men's lacrosse team is on the attack.

College lacrosse weekend wrap: Refashioned Hopkins toughs out triple-OT defeat of Ohio State
Around the nation, as fast as a bullet.

Men’s lacrosse drops 1st-ever game
Back to the chowder pot board, B.U. (is that a thing? it should be).

Men’s lax opens strong
Yale comin'.

SJU-TV To Produce Five Red Storm Lacrosse Games For ESPN3
Lookie here: More televised games.

Winners & Losers: Instant Replay, Canadians and Richmond's Debut
No instant replay. Ever. Anything that potentially pushes a regulation lacrosse game past two hours is unnecessary. Hell, teams shouldn't even get two timeouts per half. One is enough.

Tuesdays with Corey: Carroll Soaks in Duke Return
Around the nation, as fast as a different kind of bullet.

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