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2011 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Open Thread: Pennsylvania at (4) Notre Dame

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You guys! 

Do you totally love lacrosse games that are dominated by defenses?  Well, guess what?  I totally found the game for you and it's happening right now!

I know, right?!?

Notre Dame enters the tournament sitting pretty with a 10-2 record. The Irish's only setbacks this season came on the back-end of their campaign; trips to Syracuse and North Carolina resulted in defeat, the latter featuring an overtime thriller.  Notre Dame is looking for a back-to-back trips to the Final Four and certainly have the defensive talent to take them to Baltimore.

Pennsylvania, contrastingly, has had one of the weirdest seasons in recent memory.  They started 2011 in style, grabbing wins against tournament teams Duke and Bucknell.  Since those victories, though, the Quakers have meandered through the rest of their season, finishing up with an 8-6 record and a first-round exit from the Ivy League Tournament.

This one should be a slugfest and the two teams start trading blows at 2:30 on ESPNU.

Justin will be along to provide some in-game commentary and post-game thoughts.  He'll rock this all out right after the jump.  Your comments are valuable as well, so leave all of those beautiful bon mots in the handy dandy commenting device.

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