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Lacrosse the Internet: February 24, 2015

Bring on more games!

Destination: Amazing.


Quint's Top 20: Great Week for the Ivies
It was a superb weekend for the Ivy League (5-1), highlighted by a Yale win over Maryland — and it was a weekend to forget for the Big Ten (1-5). I watched two snow games on the computer — both were entertaining with Holy Cross upsetting Loyola and Princeton outscoring Hofstra on fields fully covered with snow. Marquette did it again, pulling out a one-goal win for the third consecutive week.

Reaction, Highlights: No. 3 Syracuse 12, No. 15 Army 9
Ben Williams continues to be the steal of the century for the Syracuse University lacrosse team, a guy nobody in the lacrosse world knew much, if anything, about three short months ago.

Nike/LM Division I Men's Top 20
The top six remain the same, in composition and order, as last week. But several upsets on a snowy Saturday of Division I men's lacrosse shook up the rest of the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Top 20.

IL Media Poll Insider: My Weekly Top 20 Votes
Since I am fortunate enough to have a vote in the IL Media Poll, I think it’s only fair that I share my votes with you each week. It’s all about transparency, and it also provides you with an opportunity to spout off with your own opinions… because this pollster just might listen to you!

Army coach says faceoff specialist Ben Williams was 'most valuable player' for Syracuse lacrosse
Joe Alberici was pleased with his team's defensive performance, sticking in front of a trio of Syracuse attacks as strong as any in the country. Alberici was equally pleased with his team's offensive performance, scoring nine goals on 20 shots on net.

B1G Power Rankings: Roughing Out
Every week we will highlight various storylines in the B1G 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.

Manheim Twp. 2016 MF Speitel commits to Hartford
Manheim Township 2016 midfielder Dylan Speitel has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Hartford University.

Binghamton University collapses late in men's lacrosse opener
Colin Joka scored three goals in the fourth quarter to rally Marist to a 12-9 victory over host Binghamton University in men's lacrosse on Sunday in Vestal.

Men's Lacrosse Completes Fourth Quarter Comeback For Opening Day Win
When the UMass men’s lacrosse team scored its 13th goal of the afternoon on Saturday, things looked bleak for the Harvard squad in its season opener. Having extended its lead to a game-high three goals in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, the Minutemen appeared poised to come away with their fourth win over the Crimson in as many years.

Ohio State men's lacrosse wins third straight, 15-5 over Dartmouth
After Jesse King scored five goals in Ohio State’s third straight win, it would be easy to say he was the story behind the Buckeyes’ success.

Maryland men's lacrosse offense falters late in defeat at Yale
As the clock wound down in the third quarter of the Terrapins men’s lacrosse team’s contest at Yale Saturday afternoon, attackman Matt Rambo chased the ball behind the net.

Rutgers fails to convert quality chances in loss to No. 5 Virginia
When opportunity knocked, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team was unable to answer.

ICYMI: Holy Cross and the Season of Upsets
I half expected to be wrong about Holy Cross.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Elis knock off No. 7 Maryland
Entering the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon, the No. 14 men’s lacrosse team knew that history was working against them. The score was tied 6–6. The opponent, No. 7 Maryland, had won their last 10 matchups against Yale, with the only Bulldog victory coming in 1925. And the Terrapins had all the momentum, having scored four of the game’s last six goals.

Men's lacrosse can't complete comeback against No. 19 Lehigh
Facing its first ranked opponent of the 2015 campaign Saturday afternoon, the Boston University men’s lacrosse team battled back from a four-goal deficit, but ultimately fell to No. 19 Lehigh University, 10-9, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

First-ever sold-out game doesn't roll in favor of Wolverines
Fans walked into Oosterbaan Field House hoping to get a glimpse of the Michigan men’s lacrosse team’s match against No. 2 Notre Dame. But not all fans were able to watch the game firsthand, as the game sold out, resulting in fans being turned away.

Chase Brown shows Michigan’s depth at faceoffs
When Notre Dame attacker Logan Connolly picked up an unnecessary roughness penalty on the opening faceoff, it was clear the game’s most important battles would take place at midfield.

Early Recruiting Realities: Poaching, Reversals, More Trends
Despite widespread objection, early recruiting is the new norm in college lacrosse.


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