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Lacrosse the Internet: April 3, 2015

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Reaction: No. 2 Syracuse 17, No. 9 Albany 12
At times, it looked more like a chess match than a lacrosse game, with one-on-one matchups, man-up situations and strategic timeouts filling Syracuse and Albany’s yearly in-state tilt.

Brown LSM Larken Kemp Making Most of 'Green Light'
Brown coach Lars Tiffany radiates an interesting persona. It borders on part bookish professor, part evil lacrosse scientist, pouring out test tubes and poring over film to envision new schemes and ways to drive opposing teams crazy.

Mid-Season 2015 DI All-Americans
You're the real All American.

Ivy League: Yale’s Back
Like the salmon of Capistrano.

N-C-double "eh?": Goals Scored Here, Assists Optional
Alrighty, there were some nice totals dropped in the past week by our northern brethren on D1 lacrosse fields across the land.

Thompson Shines One Last Time at Carrier Dome
Brandon Mullins usually can't help himself. In the immediate hours after a game, the Syracuse defenseman typically retreats to his room and watches a replay of what just happened. His roommate, Syracuse attackman Kevin Rice, at least waits until the next morning.

McAnaney: Duke-ND Chance to Catch Two Prototype Middies
When Notre Dame meets Duke on Saturday in a rematch of last year’s national title game, some lacrosse fans might wish that Koskinen Stadium could be turned into a Steel Cage to watch the Blue Devils 6-foot-4, 240-pound All-American midfielder Myles Jones go mano-a-mano with the Irish’s 6-foot-4, 220-pound sophomore midfielder Sergio Perkovic.

Syracuse Loads Up at X, Uses Big Rally to Down Albany
Ben Williams sat behind the podium, black paint covering almost every inch of his cheeks — traces still wet from Syracuse's 17-12 victory over Albany that ended 15 minutes earlier. The faceoff specialist spoke about technique, expectations and focus.

Syracuse lacrosse FOGO Ben Williams minimizes dangerous Albany attack in Orange victory
Ben Williams popped faceoffs ahead to himself and behind to himself; he rolled them toward the wings on diagonal cuts and flung them backward through his legs to teammates.

UVa men's lacrosse team hosts UNC seeking first conference victory
With only two conference games left on its schedule, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team is going to have to pick up a win soon if it wants to avoid missing the ACC Tournament for the second-straight season.

Home has not been kind to Loyola Maryland men's lacrosse in 2015
Loyola Maryland’s Ridley Athletic Complex confines have not been so friendly to its tenants this season.

After 2-0 Ivy start, men's lacrosse look to topple Quakers
After a thrilling win over No. 13 Princeton last weekend, the No. 10 men’s lacrosse team will look to keep things rolling Saturday when it takes on Penn. The Bears (8-1, 2-0 Ivy) are hoping to avenge last year’s loss to the Quakers, and this time around they seem fit for the challenge. Boasting the nation’s second-most prolific offense and a drastically improved defense, Bruno has played its way to its best start since 2009.

Denver Pioneers men's lacrosse team needs Wes Berg to be Noble
From his office at the University of Denver, men's lacrosse coach Bill Tierney can't quite see Sports Authority Field at Mile High through the big buildings. But he can almost taste it. He knows his preseason No. 1-ranked Pioneers (now 7-2 and ranked No. 5) have an excellent chance to qualify for the NCAA Tournament and host a first-round game at their campus home, where they are 40-5 with Tierney at the helm.

Lacrosse notebook: BTN analyst Mark Dixon looks ahead
This weekend in Big Ten men’s lacrosse play, it’s Penn State at Maryland on Saturday followed by Rutgers at Michigan and Johns Hopkins at Ohio State on Sunday.  Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too.

College lacrosse Q&A with Mount St. Mary's defenseman Kyle O'Brien
Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach. This week's guest is Mount St. Mary's defenseman Kyle O'Brien (St. Mary's). The senior ranks second in Division I in caused turnovers (22) and third on the team in ground balls (22). The three-year starter already has set a career high in caused turnovers and is 12 ground balls shy of another career best. With O'Brien's help, the Mountaineers (3-6, 1-1 Northeast Conference) are ninth in the country in goals allowed per game (7.8).

Quint Kessenich takes a comprehensive look at all Divison I men's lacrosse teams
There are 69 teams in Division I men's lacrosse, but just a handful are true contenders for the national championship.

Men’s lacrosse travels to No. 15 Army for Patriot League battle
The Boston University men’s lacrosse team will look to bounce back from a tough loss on Saturday, as it takes on the No. 15 United States Military Academy in an important Patriot League match this Saturday in West Point, New York.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Yale looks to defeat Dartmouth
After consecutive victories against Penn and Sacred Heart, the No. 11 men’s lacrosse team faces Dartmouth on Saturday with a chance to pull their Ivy record up to an even .500 and climb up the conference standings.

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