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Lacrosse the Internet: May 17, 2013

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Family tie binds Ohio State and Cornell lacrosse teams
Skip Van Bourgondien is in a unique position this weekend.

In sign of the times, Johns Hopkins to pursue lacrosse conference membership
Johns Hopkins is sitting out this month's NCAA lacrosse tournament for the first time since 1971, its 9-5 record not enough to snag it a postseason berth.

Lacrosse quarterfinals a mix of old and new
We found out this much after eight first-round games: there will be a new NCAA lacrosse champion in 2013, after Loyola (Md.) fell to Duke in a double-overtime instant classic: there are still some blue-blood programs alive, but a first-time champion could still be crowned. We could also have the first champion from west of the Delaware Water Gap for the first time in history, with Notre Dame, Denver and Ohio State still alive. Here is a look ahead at the four games this weekend with a trip to Philadelphia on the line.

Projected Goal Differential, Pace For Second Round
We take a look at the second round matchups and see which teams, statistically, appear to be the favorites.

CNY product Shay shapes Yale’s formiddable, aggressive defense
Bob Shillinglaw knew his team was in trouble. Down six goals, Shillinglaw’s Delaware Blue Hens were 13 minutes away from elimination in the 1999 NCAA tournament. He turned to assistant coach Andy Shay.

Lacrosse Q&A: Notre Dame midfielder Jim Marlatt
Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Notre Dame junior midfielder Jim Marlatt, a Clarksville native and River Hill graduate who leads the team's midfielders in goals with 18 and assists with 10.

Swezey: Notre Dame-Duke a Study in Contrasts
The NCAA Quarterfinal between Duke and Notre Dame features a study in contrasts, says a Division I coach who watched both teams in-person this season.

NCAA quarterfinal matches elite Syracuse offense against hyper-aggressive Yale defense
Syracuse-Yale pits strength against strength.

Indy is first neutral site outside East for NCAA Division I lacrosse tourney
Tony Seaman admits being skeptical when NCAA staffers suggested Indianapolis to the men’s lacrosse committee as a site for the Division I tournament.

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