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Lacrosse the Internet: March 3, 2015

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Quint's Top 20: Syracuse Dominates February, Marquette Magic and More
Princeton garners a high-scoring road win in Baltimore, Monmouth tops Rutgers, Syracuse flexes its muscles against Virginia, and Marquette magic does it again. Only nine of 69 D1 teams got through February unscathed. Thankfully, we turn the calendar to March where the focus should be on jelling as a team, making improvements and not the freezing weather and snow.

#UAlbanyMLAXRoadTrip Busing From Dallas to Albany
The Great Danes haven’t had the best luck with travel so far in 2015.

ICYMI: Culver Connection in Princeton-Hopkins Classic
Moments after his No. 1 nationally ranked Boys' Latin (Md.) boys' lacrosse team put the finishing touches on an 11-9 comeback win over Culver Academy (Ind.), legendary coach Bob Shriver approached Eagles coach Jon Posner and asked about the kid, No. 15, who ran midfield like a freight train for 46 minutes out of a 48-minute game. The kid scored three goals, took faceoffs, played defense, man-up, man-down and even grabbed a long pole at one point.

Nike/LM Division I Men's Top 20
As soon as North Carolina's 12-10 win over previous No. 1 Denver became official on Friday, we knew there would be a new top team in the country come Monday. That team is Syracuse, which dispatched Virginia 15-9 in a game Sunday afternoon that wasn't as close as the final score indicated.

My Media Poll Votes: New Top Team!
There is a new top team in men’s D1 lacrosse this week, and it’s no longer Denver! We still have plenty of undefeated teams, lots of big games to go, and tons to sort out, but our polls are really starting to take on a more semi-permanent existence. Was there movement this week from last week? Oh Yeah, there was lots of movement! Let’s take a look at my Top 20 Votes for the weekly IL Media Poll, brought to you by Cascade and Maverik!

ACC Power Rankings: Carolina Blue-Collar Work
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.

The "First Family" of Denver Lacrosse
In his last season at the University of Denver, senior midfielder Sean Cannizzarro is getting some help in his quest to win a national championship with the Pioneers Lacrosse team. His brother Connor (a standout freshman at Maryland last year) transferred to Denver last fall, and will be right alongside Sean in his final year.

Jay Carlson shows acrobatic scoring ability for Maryland men's lacrosse
Two years ago, Terrapins men’s lacrosse attackman Jay Carlson scored a goal that landed him on SportsCenter.

Mike Lowe thriving off stability as starting defenseman for Towson men's lacrosse
The first two years of Mike Lowe’s career at Towson began with him lining up as a close defenseman before eventually switching to long-stick midfielder.

Men's lacrosse nabs third win of the season in blowout of UVM
Following two frustrating losses, the Boston University men’s lacrosse team got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon with a convincing 15-7 non-conference win at the University of Vermont.

Hawks hand Rutgers rotten result
History has a habit of repeating itself.

Molloy ’17 spearheads weekend defeat of UMass
The men’s lacrosse team continued its impressive start to the season, taking down University of Massachusetts at Amherst by a final tally of 18-12 Saturday.

Fast start spurs Wolverines in rout of Canisius
After a demoralizing defeat to No. 2 Notre Dame last week, Michigan junior midfielder Kyle Jackson admitted the men’s lacrosse team needed to rebound quickly.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Bulldogs cruise past Bryant
A week after defeating Maryland with a fourth-quarter scoring surge, the men’s lacrosse team took care of business on Saturday from the outset against an inferior Bryant Bulldogs.

Men's lacrosse: No. 12 Johns Hopkins rallies, falls to Princeton in OT
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team overcame a seven-goal first-quarter deficit to lead by two goals with less then eight minutes to play but fell 16-15 in overtime against Princeton in a wild, back-and-forth game at Homewood Field on Saturday afternoon.

Both lacrosse teams see weekend wins
Saturday saw perhaps the two biggest names in college lacrosse face off in the 85th installment of their rivalry: No. 18 Princeton (3-0) travelled to face No. 12 Johns Hopkins (2-3) and came away with a 16-15 overtime win.

The men’s lacrosse team beats No. 1 Denver for the first time since Feb. 14, 2009
Players and coaches don’t like to admit that some regular season games mean more than others – especially early in the season. But the energy on and around Navy Field for Friday’s match up against the top ranked Denver Pioneers was so palpable, it was hard for even the seniors to play off the No. 4 Tar Heels 12-10 win as "just another win."

Q&A with ESPN lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra
PN lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra helped cover then-No. 18 Princeton’s 16-15 overtime win at then-No. 12 Johns Hopkins on Saturday and then-No. 3 Syracuse’s 15-9 victory over then-No. 5 Virginia on Sunday.

Men's Lacrosse: #16 Marquette 10, Ohio State 9
It's the third time this season that the Golden Eagles have won after trailing by four goals.

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