Tom Schreiber -- The Human Weapon -- is back in action today for Princeton. The midfielder is in a class of his own in Division I lacrosse, a multi-faceted offensive savant that creates all kinds of problems for opposing defenses while also creating all kinds of opportunities for the options that exist in his orbit. Schreiber proved his abilities against Hofstra on national television this past weekend:
Schreiber's three-and-two effort resided somewhere under the radar over the weekend, but his performance was far from unimportant: The midfielder's production was a construct of working within the Tigers' overall offensive structure, helping on a MacDonald finish and a Orban man-up goal while getting two helpers from Ryan Ambler and an assist from Orban on his own tallies. The more that Schreiber ingratiates himself into the Tigers' offense, the more complex Princeton's offense becomes.
Anyway, there are nine games today. Here are your highlights:
- Drexel at Villanova: Drexel entered the national polls with violence this week following a bonkers win against Albany over the weekend. The Dragons are a potent offensive team with the ability to make the scoreboard blink almost uncontrollably. The Wildcats will both need to match the Dragons' firepower while also finding their legs after more than a week off following a one-goal loss to Lehigh in Bethlehem. It's an intra-city game with significant steam, one that demands attention from your eyeballs. For more on this, check out SB Nation's Villanova site: VUHoops.com.
- Fairfield at Hofstra: Fairfield has hammered its two opponents this season -- Delaware and Manhattan -- by a combined 24 goals. Hofstra suffered a nasty loss to Marquette to open their 2014 campaign and rebounded with a strong effort against Princeton this past Saturday. What does that mean for this afternoon at Shuart Stadium? I have no idea. February lacrosse is weird, dominated by odd matchups and uneven performances. Stags-Pride has the makings of something important, but I'm not exactly sure what that something is. The curiosity factor that surrounds this game is more pressing than the expected outcome.
Here's today's full schedule with links to things so that you can monitor the carnage:
|Fairfield||Hofstra||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Dartmouth||Vermont||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Cornell||Binghamton||4:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Holy Cross||Harvard||4:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Virginia||Mount St. Mary's||4:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Providence||Boston University||6:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Princeton||Manhattan||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|St. Joseph's||Pennsylvania||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Drexel||Villanova||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
Leave your thoughts about the games or anything else (QUERY: "Convoy" or "East Bound and Down"?) in the comments below.