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Lacrosse the Internet: March 16, 2015

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Sunday Post: Duke's Myles Jones More Than 'Dodge and Shoot,' PotW Voting
Duke junior Myles Jones, a starting midfielder, finished with five assists in a 15-13 victory over Georgetown on Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Photos, Reaction: No. 18 Brown 14, No. 13 Harvard 9
The conditions were damp, but the passion was white hot as the Bears tackled the Crimson in their Ivy League home opener. No. 18 Brown's high-powered offense surged in the second half, as the Bears topped No. 13 Harvard 14-9 on Saturday at rainy Stevenson Field. Brown remains undefeated at 5-0 thanks to a 9-3 edge in the second half against their Ivy League foes.

Photos, Reaction, Highlights: No. 1 Syracuse 13, No. 16 Johns Hopkins 10
Syracuse, NY – Dave Pietramala was sending a clear message, although the veteran Johns Hopkins coach was preaching to the choir Saturday afternoon following the Blue Jays’ 13-10 loss to top-ranked Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.

Reaction: No. 8 Maryland 11, No. 15 Villanova 2
For a third straight game, Maryland turned in a dominant defensive performance to defeat Villanova 11-2 on Saturday at Villanova Stadium. Maryland improved to 5-1, while Villanova fell to 5-2, experiencing its first defeat since an opening loss to Johns Hopkins.

Reaction, Highlights: No. 4 Notre Dame 11, No. 7 Virginia 9
The No. 4 Notre Dame (4-1, 1-0 ACC) Fighting Irish got out to a hot start in cold, rainy Charlottesville, going into halftime 8-2. No. 7 Virginia (5-2, 0-2 ACC) made a game of it late, but their rally fell short and Notre Dame got their first ACC win 11-9.

Thompson's 12-Point Day Helps Albany Edge Stony Brook
A year ago, Stony Brook nearly upset fan favorite Albany in the America East championship game, which likely would have cost the Great Danes and the Thompson trio their spot in the NCAA tournament without the automatic qualifier — and subsequently their run to the quarterfinals and that epic game against Notre Dame.

Cornell Doubles Up Yale, Hands Bulldogs First Loss
Down 3-2 after the first quarter against unbeaten and sixth-ranked Yale, seventh-ranked Cornell turned on the jets and never looked back, outscoring the Elis 12-4 over the final 45 minutes to take a 14-7 victory in both teams' Ivy League opener in New Haven.

Late Four-Goal Run Lifts Ohio State Over No. 3 Denver
A Saturday where some top teams faced some stiff challenges saw its biggest upset in Columbus, where the host Buckeyes scored four unanswered goals down the stretch to hand No. 3 Denver its second loss of the season, 13-11.

Rowe, Jones Key Duke's Close Win at Georgetown
"How'd I do?" Jack Rowe asked a Duke staff member after his post-game interview. The senior, in his first season as the Blue Devils' primary faceoff specialist, is getting used to more attention. Good, just fine, was the reply.

Syracuse Outlasts Hopkins with Three Goals in Fourth
John Desko stared blankly out at the field, his hand pinching his chin. Syracuse had allowed three Johns Hopkins goals in fewer than six minutes to start the game, and the Orange coach wanted to talk things over with his team.

Wynne Anchors Notre Dame Win Over Virginia
A week ago, Virginia survived a huge late rally from Cornell in a victory at home. This time, the Cavaliers nearly sprung the late rally themselves, but No. 4 Notre Dame was able to hold on in Charlottesville for an 11-9 victory in ACC play.

2018 M Peter Fiorini, son of longtime Baldwinsville (NY) coach, will play his college lacrosse close to home at Syracuse
Syracuse bags another local.

Georgetown lacrosse takes Duke to the limit
The coaches for the fifth-ranked Duke men’s lacrosse team were wearing their heavy rain jackets at the start of the game against Georgetown on Saturday at Multi-Sport Field. By the middle of the third quarter, however, the jackets were off and those with long sleeves had rolled them up: The Hoyas were making the Blue Devils work.

Late run sends Duke men's lacrosse past Georgetown
Another week, another game-sealing second half run for the Blue Devils.

Hopkins takes its best shots, but Syracuse lacrosse goalie Bobby Wardwell has right answers (video)
Much like his team as a whole, Syracuse University lacrosse goalie Bobby Wardwell played his best when it counted the most on Saturday.

Albany piles it on, edges Stony Brook in lacrosse
Regardless of the sport, Stony Brook has learned that the road to the NCAA Tournament often requires beating Albany. Saturday's home men's lacrosse game between the two rivals, which began just as Stony Brook's basketball team was about to lose a heartbreaker in Albany for the America East title, was an important beginning to what may lie ahead six weeks from now if the teams meet in the conference tournament with an NCAA bid in store.

Sam Llinares sparks Hofstra lacrosse win
After an enduring a frustrating start to the season in which his team lost four of its five opening games by a total of six goals, Hofstra men's lacrosse coach Seth Tierney had the best tonic for the Pride. He told his team to forget about it.

Maryland men's lacrosse coasts past Villanova for fourth straight win
The game clock kept ticking down, but Villanova wouldn’t go away.

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