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Lacrosse the Internet: February 20, 2015

There are lacrosse games today. Huzzah!

Are you ready for the weekend? Me too. I'm going to screw around in the garage with my flamethrower.

STORIES

McEwen FOGO Ratings: Week 2
Patrick McEwen analyzed all 12,118 face-offs taken in DI lacrosse in 2014 and applied a chess-based rating system to face-off specialists.

Photos, Reaction: No. 8 Loyola 15, No. 16 Towson 11
In mid-week action, No. 8 Loyola defeated No. 16 Towson 15-11 Wednesday afternoon. The Greyhounds jump to 2-1 on the season; the Tigers sit at 1-1.

Loyola's Early, Often Offense Too Much for Towson
The parting thought from Loyola coach Charley Toomey was "these kids need to get to the class." It was about 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon, shortly after the eighth-ranked Hounds took care of business against No. 15 Towson 15-11 in a rare Wednesday matinee college lacrosse meeting.

Penn State Looks to Overcome 'Hiccup' vs. Loyola
A year after saying goodbye to the seniors largely responsible for rebuilding the Penn State program on his watch, fifth-year coach Jeff Tambroni knew the hiccups could happen, especially early.

Hounds Lacrosse Tops Towson, 15-11
The Hounds lacrosse team at Loyola took down Towson, 15-11, on the road early on Wednesday afternoon. Loyola came out hot, and went up 5-1 before Towson was able to narrow the margin. Towson got as close as 8-6, but Loyola scored again before the half to push the margin back to three. The Hounds pushed that lead to an 13-8 margin by end of the third quarter, and held on with relative ease, to win 15-11.

Hobart lacrosse home opener moved to Binghamton
Due to the wintery forecast for Saturday, the Hobart College lacrosse team's home opener against Cornell University has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex. Admission for all fans is free.

High Point Makes A Statement By Picking Up A Trio of Top 75 Players in Woodall, Garlin and Harris
The on-field progression that the High Point program has seen in just a short time is hard to ignore.

TigerBlog: Laxing In The Cold
Okay, TigerBlog doesn't want to complain about the weather or anything. Or beat the subject to death.

Defender D’Agostino enjoys return to Syracuse after leaving school for previous 2 seasons
Ralph D’Agostino is constantly being reminded of where he isn’t.

Teammates Turned Opponents In Loftus
The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team started their season off with a win by defeating the Georgetown Hoyas at Loftus Sports Center on Saturday by a score of 14-12. The Irish were led by the efforts of freshman attacker Mikey Wynne.

SoCon Power Rankings: Poll Votes? Are Those Good?
Every week we will highlight and rank the various storylines from each team in the first-year Southern Conference Power Rankings.

ACC Power Rankings: I Don’t Have Time for Your Hat Tricks
Every week we will highlight various storylines in the ACC Power Rankings. Everything from individual players to special teams to intangibles to off-field issues will be ranked from worst to best – starting with the unranked lowlights.

Highlights: Ohio State 10 Delaware 3
Weird editing on this video. It is only two minutes long and yet we don’t see any goals being scored until the final half of the clip.

Maryland Lacrosse 2015 – Be the Best Episode 1
Behind the scenes with the Terps.

Stony Brook men’s lacrosse hopes experience and hard work will pay off
The Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team had its 2014 season stolen from it with only a few seconds separating the Seawolves from an appearance in the America East Championship game.

University of Denver MagazineCoaches Bill Tierney and Liza Kelly are turning the Pioneers lacrosse program into one of the best in the country
"It’s too quiet out here! Let’s go!"

Defending Ivy Champion Carries Chip on Shoulder into 2015
If defense really does win championships, then the Harvard men’s lacrosse team appears poised to make a serious run at its second straight Ivy League title. When the Crimson opens its season at home against in-state foe UMass on Saturday, Harvard will field arguably the best defensive unit in the conference, with three returning all-Ivy selections.

Marquette looks to defend Top 20 spot against Richmond
When No. 17/18 Marquette faces Richmond this weekend, it will feel very much like looking in the mirror. Richmond, a program a year younger than Marquette, is also receiving praise this week.Both are sitting at 2-0 and are thought of as two of the top new programs due to wins against well-respected teams. However, Marquette has already found a spot in the Top 20, while Richmond is only receiving votes.

Playing to the max: Nick Mariano brings strong work ethic, offensive reliability to UMass lacrosse
Tied 11-11 in an overtime thriller against Ohio State on Feb. 17, 2014, Nick Mariano quickly cut left from behind the Buckeyes’ net, looking for a final attempt to clinch victory for the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team. As the freshman made his move, his teammate Grant Consoletti executed a perfect screen to separate Mariano from his defender.

Farrell face-off
When it comes to playing a sport in college, most of the time the players on opposing teams don’t know each other very well.  Yes, they may be familiar with one another from other leagues or high school play, but the closest people to a player on the field or court will be the athletes wearing the same color.

UMass lacrosse forges on with youthful roster
For the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team, the balance between underclassmen and upperclassmen is severely lopsided.

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