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Lacrosse the Internet: April 14, 2015

One day until Tax Day.

Keep it going full steam.


Lacrosse Q&A with CBS Sports Network's Evan Washburn
CBS Sports Network men’s lacrosse analyst Evan Washburn provided commentary on No. 19 Navy’s 10-7 victory over Patriot League rival Army on Saturday. Washburn, a former defenseman for Delaware, will cover Saturday’s game between No. 6 Duke and No. 15 Marquette. He offered his thoughts on the significance of Navy’s victory and the tightly contested races in several conferences this spring.

Dixon's Takeaways: Richmond's Stud LSM, Conference Tournament Positioning
Mark Dixon's "Takeaways" runs every Tuesday during lacrosse season. Follow him on Twitter @DixonLacrosse.

Quint's Top 20: Navy's Big Win, Happy Heels and Warm Weather
Navy’s win over Army was the most eye-catching result of the weekend. The Mids hadn’t beaten the Black Knights since 2009.

Reaction: No. 8 Duke 15, No. 6 Virginia 8
A seven-goal output from Jack Bruckner led No. 7 Duke to a 15-8 win over No. 6 Virginia at Koskinen Stadium on Sunday, continuing the Blue Devils' recent domination in the ACC rivalry.

Analysis: No. 11 Ohio State 13, Michigan 8
While there is some degree of truth to the old saying that "groundballs win games." The primary reason for its emergence was probably more of coaches realizing that hustle wins groundballs, and that they needed to find a way to motivate their players to hustle to pick them up.

Tuesdays with Corey: Doesn't Get Much Better than Army-Navy
Saturday was my first Army-Navy game.

Nike/LM Division I Men's Top 20
Notre Dame remains in the top spot, while North Carolina, which became the second team this year to beat Syracuse, jumps to the No. 2 spot in the rankings. It just so happens the Irish and Tar Heels are scheduled to meet this week.

McAnaney: Who's No. 2? Tar Heels or Terps?
My main man Seamus over at O'Hanlons in New York has probably never had to break up two patrons from arguing "Who's No. 2?" but that is the discussion today in college lacrosse. It's the classic debate between data and head-to-head. This voter is a head-to-head guy.

Red-Hot Lehigh Takes Down Stony Brook on Road
From hard hits on the field to energetic fans in the stands, Sunday's Lehigh at Stony Brook game looked more like a postseason game than a nonleague contest in mid-April.

ICYMI: Burning Questions and Record Breakers
This weekend left three burning questions in my head.

Despite Successes At Bryant, Mike Pressler Still Haunted By Lax Scandal
They say there are no second acts in America, but Mike Pressler is having a pretty good one.

Selection Probabilities - Division I Lacrosse Tournament - 4/12
Teams can earn a berth in the NCAA tournament via automatic qualification (AQ), which is based on winning their conference tournament, or by being selected at-large. What are the chances that teams will land an invitation to the "dance"?

North Carolina Is Number 1 - Is This Poll Serious?
My Top 20 votes this year have been all over the place, now that North Carolina is number 1, things are only getting crazier.

Detroit 9, Monmouth 8
Wipe a little sweat off your brow, Titans. Monmouth is improved enough this year that a loss to them in its own would not classify as "disaster." The implications for the rest of UDM’s season, on the other hand, would have been grim.

John Desko says Bobby Wardwell to start against Hobart; Henry Schoonmaker to likely miss game
After being noncommittal following Syracuse’s loss on Saturday about a starting goalkeeper for SU’s matchup with Hobart on Tuesday, head coach John Desko was more defiant when the question was brought up at a media availability on Monday.

Thompson Watch: 88 MPH
It looks like Bryant will be the day that the record falls.

Penn State men’s lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni not content with hard-fought losses
When Jeff Tambroni arrived at Penn State in 2010, he was acclimated to success.

Orange Watch: Syracuse lacrosse can still go deep in NCAA Tournament
Item: Granted, the two road ACC defeats to first Notre Dame March 28, then to North Carolina this past Saturday, games played outdoors and in correspondingly contrasting cold and warm weather conditions, exposed some early defensive flaws, missed scoring opportunities, and not taking advantage of winning possession on faceoffs, as late rallies fell short in double overtime and late in the fourth quarter, respectively. However, with a rematch guaranteed against one of those teams, if not both, SU has time on its side.

Rutgers Sports Watch: Scarlet Knights lacrosse falls in upset bid vs. No. 3 Maryland (VIDEO)
Brian Brecht doesn't believe in moral victories, but the Rutgers men's lacrosse coach hopes his team's narrow loss to national-power Maryland can serve as a game to build on over the final two weeks of the season.

Albany's Lyle Thompson on verge of breaking Division I men's lacrosse career scoring record
Snow flurries fell and temperatures plummeted on a grim, gray late-March afternoon in Albany, but conditions were perfect for piling up statistics ... if Lyle Thompson were so inclined.

UMBC men's lacrosse out of America East tournament for first time in league history
Since joining the America East for the 2004 season, UMBC had maintained an annual presence in the conference tournament, winning it in 2006, 2008 and 2009.


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