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Lacrosse the Internet: March 27, 2013

My favorite leisure activity is bench-pressing Volkswagens.

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Computer Predictions: Results for Games Played 3/22-3/24

2013 Colgate Lacrosse Player Blog: Navy Week at The Big Crab Cake
After the win over Michigan at Citi Field in front of many of our friends, family, and alumni, we were forced turn our attention to a Saturday showdown against The Naval Academy at M&T Bank Stadium as part of the Konica Minolta Faceoff Classic. Aside from the fact that Navy is a Patriot League opponent, which puts great importance on the game, the Midshipmen handed us our only regular season Patriot League loss last season, and pay back was in order. I know it is cliché, but these Patriot League games are always dogfights, and you can throw out the team’s incoming records before the games begin. Navy had been struggling of late, but we knew they would come out hungry in front of a big crowd down in Baltimore. It was incumbent upon our team to work that much harder to get ready for our second Patriot League opponent.

Is This D1 Lacrosse Poll Serious?
Words about polls and pollsters.

MEN’S LACROSSE | Elis stumble against Ivy foes
Starting the season with three road games is a challenge for any team, but the Yale men’s lacrosse team did so successfully, carrying the momentum from its 2–1 record on the road back to Reese Stadium to open up home competition on Mar. 9 against Fairfield and Ivy League competition on Mar. 16 against No. 2 Cornell. The Elis (3–3, 0–2 Ivy) topped the Stags, 12–8, but fell to both the Big Red and the No. 11 Princeton Tigers a week later and now have a steep road to climb in search of an Ivy League title.

Lacrosse upset bid falls short at Cornell
Going up against No. 2 Cornell, the No. 9 Red and Blue (5-2, 1-1 Ivy) found themselves playing catch-up with the Big Red (7-1, 2-0) all game long, leading to a 10-5 loss.

UMass men’s lacrosse wins pair of games over break
While students at the University of Massachusetts were on spring break, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team was trying to reverse its recent struggles.

Duke lacrosse trounces Georgetown 19-7
When then-No. 18 Georgetown hosted then-No. 10 Duke last season, the Hoyas put together a 5-0 fourth-quarter run but fell two goals short of upsetting the Blue Devils. This year, they didn’t even come close.

10 Questions With Lacrosse Player Actually Named Tom LaCrosse
Meet the varsity athlete literally born to play his sport.

2013 Lehigh Lacrosse Player Blog: Finding Our Identity
Coming off our huge win over Penn State, our squad felt like we were firing on all cylinders. The offense was starting to get very comfortable together and the defense was really starting to step up. We felt like we had corrected our early season woes and were back on the right track. We returned to an empty campus as everyone else went to Punta Cana or some other tropical place like that. Besides just going there, many of Lehigh’s students felt it necessary to post all of their pictures on every social media outlet possible. Although this seemed fun, there was nothing I’d rather be doing than hanging with all of my boys for a week.

Face-Off Blowouts Reveal Strengths, Weaknesses
I drove the 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore on Saturday to watch the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium. On paper, the Johns Hopkins-Virginia, Colgate-Navy doubleheader held the promise of a perfect afternoon: a crisp spring day in one of the cradles of lacrosse; half the lacrosse intelligentsia in the press box; a Patriot League blood spat between Navy and Colgate; two of college lacrosse's flagship programs in Virginia and Johns Hopkins meeting in a game that both teams desperately needed to win; last year's Tewaaraton winner Peter Baum getting his day in the ESPNU sun; a couple of very aggressive and very skilled Midshipmen defensemen hoping to stop him; Hopkins' experienced, but schizophrenic backline looking to justify the preseason hype; and Mark Cockerton, Matt White and a stable of athletic, alley-dodging Wahoos trying to give Virginia its first signature win of 2013.

Today's beats: I haven't thought about Delta Spirit in forever.