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Lacrosse the Internet: April 12, 2013

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Will Manny uses injury as learning experience as UMass career winds down
Will Manny is as comfortable as ever when he steps onto Garber Field for the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team.

Men's Lacrosse Finds Itself in Unfamiliar Territory
The UVa men's lacrosse team, which has won four NCAA titles in 21 seasons under Dom Starsia, has lost five straight games for the first time since 1966.

Bellarmine's Dillon Ward: Surprise of the Season?
Bellarmine this week entered the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll for the first time in the program's history. The success in Kentucky is largely owed to a stout defensive lineup, led by senior goalie Dillon Ward.

Swezey: Virginia, Johns Hopkins and History Lessons
In his long career at Massachusetts, the late Hall of Fame coach Dick Garber used to ask a primary question of recruits: “Why do you play lacrosse?” To ask fans why we watch lacrosse, the answer may include, among other reasons, because of weekends like the one ahead: Great rivalries, a number of games on television and good weather in the forecast. Starting Friday at 6 p.m. and going through Sunday afternoon, there are must-see games at almost every turn.

UnCensered: Orange has Right Stuff to Take Title
During the preseason, if some Miss Cleo-like prophet had told me that in mid-April Syracuse would be 8-2 with wins over Virginia, Hopkins, Princeton and Cornell, I would have probably called them crazy and tried another 1-800 number.

Cornell can't stop Syracuse's rally in top-10 lacrosse clash
Prior to Wednesday night's nonconference men's lacrosse showdown at the Carrier Dome, Cornell coach Ben DeLuca said he was worried about the depth, talent, and balance of the Syracuse midfield unit.

This weekend in lacrosse
The NCAA released the first RPI standings on Monday, giving us a good picture of which teams are in good shape for the post-season, which need help and which are on thin ice. Syracuse took a big step toward hosting a first round game after a 13-12 win over Cornell Wednesday night. Here are six games this weekend that will also have a major impact on who makes the field of 16.

Lacrosse Preview: Virginia at Duke, 4/12/13 - Streaking The Lawn
Duke has been the thorn in Virginia's side over the last decade-plus. With the two teams' seasons headed in drastically different directions, they square off again in a Friday night ACC clash.

Today's beats: Yeah Yeah Yeahs.