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Lacrosse the Internet: March 30, 2015

It's a new week, chock full of potential terror.

Has someone invented the breakfast hot dog yet?


Reaction: No. 3 Maryland 13, Michigan 4
In the inaugural B1G game for both programs, the No. 3 Maryland Terrapins came away with a 13-4 victory over the Michigan Wolverines at Byrd Stadium on Sunday. Maryland improved to 8-1, while Michigan falls to 4-5.

Photos, Reaction: No. 4 North Carolina 15, No. 6 Duke 14
The troika of Jimmy Bitter, Joey Sankey and Chad Tutton helped No. 4 North Carolina claim their first ACC win over the No. 6 Duke Blue Devils in front of a crowd of 5,177 at Fetzer Field on Sunday. Bitter and Sankey each posted three goals and two assists, while Tutton scored four.

Reaction: No. 13 Brown 10, No. 10 Princeton 8
This went against the template, shattered the way Brown had been winning games this season into miniscule pieces. The Bears’ blink-and-score, rapid-fire offensive machine took a hiatus on Sunday, replaced by a staunch defense and secondary scoring that later this spring could spell huge dividends if Brown continues to play the way it has.

Sunday Post: Navy's Youth Movement, Inaugural Big Ten Lacrosse
A statistic caught my eye at the game between Navy and Boston University on Saturday in Annapolis, Md.

Photos, Reaction: No. 5 Denver 19, No. 14 Georgetown 7
The No. 5 Denver Pioneers used a 13-goal run in the first half to separate themselves from the visiting No. 14 Georgetown Hoyas in front of a sold-out, record crowd of 3,117 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The Pioneers were led by Connor Cannizzaro (4G, 3A), Erik Adamson (4G, 1A), Tyler Pace (3G) and a dominant performance by face-off specialist Trevor Baptiste (25-of-26) en route to a 19-7 win.

Highlights, Reaction: No. 2 Notre Dame 13, No. 1 Syracuse 12, 2OT
It was easily the most hyped game of the 2015 season and for good reason. Undefeated and top ranked Syracuse came to play second ranked Notre Dame in a conference matchup that undoubtedly will help determine the outcome of easily the best conference in college lacrosse.

Reaction, Highlights: Colgate 11, No. 16 Loyola 4
Colgate stopped the bleeding, Loyola posted its worst offensive output in five years and the Patriot League playoff picture became even more muddled following the Raiders’ 11-4 win over the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll No. 16 Greyhounds at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Reaction: No. 12 Marquette 9, Villanova 8
Joe Amplo may try to low key it as much as possible. It’s not going to work. The Marquette coach is brewing something good in Milwaukee and, so far, it continues to be one of the best stories of the 2015 lacrosse season.

Reaction: No. 18 Towson 6, UMass 3
Relying heavily on the strength of its defense, Towson took out UMass in their CAA opener.

Nike/LM Division I Men's Top 20
Notre Dame edged Syracuse in double-overtime on Saturday afternoon in South Bend and claims the top spot in rankings, while Syracuse drops to No. 2 Four of the next five teams in last week's rankings held serve, leading to limited movement in the top nine spots.

ICYMI: Why Short Sticks Deserve Your Respect
Two of the wildest lacrosse games I’ve ever seen ended with heroics by so-called short-stick defensive midfielders.

Kelly Backs Brown's Win At Princeton in Ivy Matchup
Jack Kelly likes his vantage point of the new fast-paced Brown attack, but he and the Bears defense proved they can star as well.

North Carolina Gets Big Rivalry Win, Edges Duke
No. 4 North Carolina took yet another stab at reversing recent history on Sunday, knocking off rival No. 6 Duke 15-14.

Baptiste, Denver Dominate Georgetown
A raucous, record-breaking crowd of 3,117 fans got a glimpse of Big East lacrosse action at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium and went home happy after No. 8 Denver took down No. 12 Georgetown 19-7 to get its first Big East win of the season.

Notre Dame Rallies to Hand No. 1 Syracuse First Loss
It took a late rally to tie, a big save in OT and an unexpected hero, but Notre Dame earned its first-ever program win over a national No. 1-ranked team, edging Syracuse at home in 2OT, 13-12.

Duke lacrosse drops heartbreaker on the road to North Carolina
For the second straight week the Blue Devils fall—this time to a bitter rival.

UNC wins battle of men's lacrosse rivalry titans
As if it wasn’t bad enough suffering a stinging 15-14 loss, No. 4 UNC added insult to injury by slapping No. 6 Duke not once but twice with backhand swipes in a titanic ACC clash.

Maryland men's lacrosse blows past Michigan in Big Ten opener
Michigan coach John Paul was at a recruiting event a few years ago with Terrapins men’s lacrosse defensive coordinator Kevin Conry when rumors were begining to swirl about this university’s move from the ACC to the Big Ten.

Men’s lacrosse doubles up Richmond, 14-7
Although Saturday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium was not senior day for the Virginia men’s lacrosse team, it sure felt like it.

No. 19 men’s lacrosse falls hard against Navy
In what marked a battle for first place in the Patriot League, the No. 19 Boston University men’s lacrosse team was trumped 14-6 by the United States Naval Academy on Saturday.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Bulldogs hand shellacking to Penn for first Ivy win
After suffering consecutive losses to conference rivals Cornell and Princeton, the No. 11 men’s lacrosse team got back on track with a crushing 15–7 win over the struggling Penn Quakers.

Men’s lacrosse jumps out to best start since 2011
Unlike previous years, when the men’s lacrosse team travelled during the spring interim period, first-year head coach Brendan Callahan continued to work with the team in Hanover this past week. With this new approach, Callahan led the men to two home wins — a 12-11 double-overtime battle in the Ivy opener against Harvard University and a 16-15 tug-of-war against out-of-conference rival University of Vermont — before the Big Green ended a three-game win streak with an 8-2 loss on the road at Cornell University this past Saturday.

Lehigh men's lacrosse beats Holy Cross 19-7
The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team dominated College of the Holy Cross in a 19-7 victory Saturday in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The Mountain Hawks outscored Holy Cross 13-3 in the second half to improve to 25-0 all time against the Crusaders.

Rutgers refuses to be bullied by No. 20 Johns Hopkins in Baltimore
The perception that the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will be a pushover in the Big Ten was dispelled Saturday as the Scarlet Knights stared into the eyes of the dragon and didn’t blink.

Notre Dame hands Syracuse lacrosse its first loss of the season
Jack Near scored an unassisted goal with 2:54 left in the second overtime as Notre Dame handed Syracuse its first loss of the season in a 13-12 thriller on Saturday afternoon.

Irish dethrone No. 1 Syracuse in double overtime
After two and half hours of lacrosse Saturday at Arlotta Stadium, nothing had been resolved between the top two teams in the country. Then, Irish senior midfielder Jack Near, who had the game-winning goal last year against Syracuse in the ACC Championship, sent a raucous crowd of 3,602 fans to their feet as No. 2 Notre Dame outlasted No. 1 Syracuse 13-12 in double overtime.

Rutgers Lacrosse: Men appear on the right track while women's struggles continue
Big Ten Lacrosse play started - for the first time in history - and Jim Delany was in attendance to see the men. Results? Well, they could be better.


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