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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: March 28, 2012

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College Lacrosse Roundup
It took an extra period, but No. 2 Johns Hopkins finally got a win in Charlottesville on Saturday against No. 1 Virginia, their first since 1998. In front of almost 7,000 fans, John Ranagan scored the game-winner for the Blue Jays with just five seconds remaining in overtime. Hopkins had tied the match in regulation on a last-minute goal in by Lee Coppersmith. Photos of the game are by Ben Mackey.

Carraro's hat trick leads DU lacrosse
Chase Carraro scored three goals and Ryan LaPlante recorded 12 saves in his second career start in net as the University of Denver men's lacrosse team (5-3, 1-1 ECAC)

Men's lacrosse schedule among toughest in the nation
In the latest U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches’ Poll, the Ivy League has two teams ranked in the top 13 — No. 4 Cornell and No. 13 Princeton — and two squads, Harvard and Yale, receiving votes.

Dixon's Takeaways: Navy Says 'Not So Fast,' Crazy CAA and Villanova's Historic Win
As we approach the mid-point of the 2102 season one thing is for sure: Expect the unexpected. Every season brings early-season upsets that are sometimes bookended by late season jolts. But the upsets keep coming and no team is safe. We also have a new No. 1 in Johns Hopkins, as the Blue Jays exorcised some Charlottesville ghosts en route to their first win at Virginia since 1998.

Men's lacrosse looking for order in wake of North Carolina fight
Since arriving in College Park in June 2010, John Tillman has often spoken about the significance of representing the flagship university of a lacrosse-crazed state. He’s used words like honor, respect and privilege to describe his team’s opportunity to don the red and gold.

Men’s lacrosse suffers second consecutive one-goal loss
The Bearcats, who just one week ago experienced a last-minute defeat at the hands of Manhattan College, dropped their second consecutive one-goal game, falling to Quinnipiac University after fighting from behind for the majority of the game.

Squad Records First Two Ivy Wins
"We have two goals this season — to be undefeated at home and in the Ivy League. So, we are going to take care of business on Saturday."

Today's beats: Modest Mouse is pretty creepy. I'm sure they're normal people and everything (they probably don't have freezers full of people's heads), but the charts have this "I'm on household cleaning products" feel to them. Anyway, here's "Dashboard" off of We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank: