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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: March 5, 2012

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Syracuse at Virginia
Relive the excitement!

Recap of CityLax’s Sixth Annual Benefit Gala
Last night, CityLax, the non-profit organization dedicated to using athletics, particularly lacrosse, to benefit student-athletes in underserved communities, hosted its sixth annual Gala event at The Yale Club of New York City. This year’s event, emceed by ESPN/SNY Lacrosse Sportscaster Eamon McAnaney, celebrated the extraordinary impact that CityLax’s innovative lacrosse programs continue to have on student-athletes living in the five boroughs of New York City.

Cornell men's lacrosse team routs Army, but loses 2011 player of the year Rob Pannell
Cornell University junior attackman Steve Mock scored all five of his goals in the second period to lead the Big Red to an 18-7 win over Army Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field.

Michigan Earns First Varsity Win Against Mercer
The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team broke through for its first victory as a varsity program, blasting the Mercer Bears, 14-4, Sunday at D.B. Milne Field at Jackonsville University.

How Do You Play 22 Quarters Of Lax In 4 Games? Ask The Fairfield Stags.
Overtime lasted all of :40 seconds as John Snellman took a feed from McLinden and buried it to give the Stags the win.

No. 2 Hopkins Holds on to Down No. 12 Princeton
Pierce Bassett had a dull second quarter and a dazzling start to the fourth quarter, and those two facts made all the difference between No. 2 Johns Hopkins and No. 12 Princeton Friday night.

Inside Lacrosse's Sunday Finest: Lehigh's players-only meeting
This week’s Inside Lacrosse Sunday Finest features a pair of undefeated teams that have a penchant for exciting games and bad news for starting attack units about to face Notre Dame. But it starts with a note on something Lehigh had not done since 1951.

Today's beats: I was driving through Connecticut this weekend and The Breeders' "Cannonball" off of Last Splash came on. This felt oddly comforting, as everything in Connecticut is just in suspended animation since 1993.