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Lacrosse the Internet: February 23, 2015

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That was a pretty fun weekend.

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STORIES

Lyle Thompson, Who Succeeded Among Family Members, Begins This Season Alone
In the office of the Albany lacrosse coach Scott Marr, awards pile up like dishes in the sink. The all-American plaques are scattered across shelves. Assorted trophies fill bookcases and boxes in the corner.

Reaction: Bucknell 8, Navy 7
Bucknell’s 8-7 victory over Navy on Saturday in Annapolis was the sixth one-goal games between the teams dating from 2005.

Analysis: No. 2 Notre Dame 17, Michigan 8
No. 2 Notre Dame outplayed Michigan in just about every phase of the game during a dominant 17-8 win in front of a capacity crowd inside the oasis of Oosterbaan Field House in the middle of a cold, snow-covered Ann Arbor.

Reaction: No. 4 North Carolina 13, No. 9 Johns Hopkins 11
Jimmy Bitter and Joey Sankey both surpassed the 100-goal career mark and led the fourth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels to an 13-11 victory over No. 9 Johns Hopkins in front of a sideline crowd of 1,114 at Navy Field on Saturday.

Lyle Thompson Leaves Albany Win With Injury
Reigning Tewaaraton winner Lyle Thompson left with an injury during Albany’s 15-8 win against Drexel and did not return to the game.

Photos, Analysis: No. 14 Yale 10, No. 7 Maryland 6
Both teams struggled to find good looks and finish their scant opportunities, especially in the second half.

Holy Cross Hands Loyola First-Ever Patriot League Loss
Senior Clay Haarmann had four goals and junior Michael Ortleib made 13 saves as Holy Cross put up the latest major upset in a winter full of them, handling No. 8 Loyola its first Patriot League loss on a snowy Saturday in Baltimore.

Mid-Game Run Helps Albany Open With Win Over Drexel
The No. 13 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team battled the elements and ran past No. 20 Drexel with a 6-0 run in the middle of the game to earn a 15-8 victory on the road to open the 2015 season.

Amazing Snow Lacrosse Photos
These are probably the most amazing snow lacrosse photos I’ve ever seen. Loyola and Holy Cross scheduled a lacrosse game on Saturday, and even though a snow storm was rolling in, they played it. That’s gumption! What resulted was an epic upset for Holy Cross, an exciting back and forth lacrosse game, and some of the best snow lacrosse photos I’ve ever had the pleasure of posting.

Connor Cannizzaro propels DU lacrosse to strong start
Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro is off to an extraordinary start for the No. 1-ranked University of Denver men's lacrosse team. The sophomore attack had another eight-point performance Saturday in the Pioneers' 16-6, home-opening victory over Air Force at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

Staples (CT) versatile 2017 M Tanner Wood selects Syracuse lacrosse
The 6'1", 180-pound Wood is an athletic, talented all-around player who can also play attack and who is strong with both hands.

The Rundown: Top 25 Rankings, UA Underclass, How Early Is Too Early To Evaluate?
There aren’t too many more weekends where this post will talk about things other than on-field action. The high school season is approaching and some of the best teams in the Mid-Atlantic are already underway with tryouts as of this week. We’re almost there, guys… At least high school lacrosse still has the designation of spring sport unlike the college game in February.

Princeton gets commitment from Redwood (CA) 2016 MF Gonzales
Redwood (CA) 2016 midfielder Michael Gonzales had committed to the admissions process to play Division I lacrosse at Princeton University.

UNC lacrosse tops Johns Hopkins
The No. 4 North Carolina men’s lacrosse team may have started their season 3-0, but when the team’s first ranked opponent, the No. 9 ranked Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, came to Chapel Hill, that didn’t matter.

Mike Malave scores four goals but Hofstra falls to Princeton
Despite four goals from Shoreham-Wading River product Mike Malave, the Hofstra men's lacrosse team lost, 14-12, to host Princeton yesterday in a non-league game.

Gallery: No. 2 Notre Dame Routs Michigan (MD1)
No. 2 Notre Dame left little doubt in a matchup between two midwest programs, taking a 17-8 victory on the road.

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