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Lacrosse the Internet: April 8, 2015

We move forward, because there is no choice.

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STORIES

Lasagna: From Richard Wagner to Deadmau5
The visitors stretch nervously in the deep corner of the Carrier Dome. Their uniforms are still damp from the monsoon-drenched bog at UMass days before.

Tuesdays with Corey: Bracketology, First Edition
Just four full weeks of the season remain before the 18-team NCAA Division I men's tournament bracket will be announced May 3, so it's definitely time for Bracketology. This is a snapshot of how we see the tournament shaping up if the season ended today.

2015 Loyola Lacrosse: A Team Of Contrast
There are a number of teams out there that come across as head scratchers this year, but Loyola Lacrosse might just be leading the way. Coming into the season, expectations were pretty high for the Hounds, and with a tough schedule, Loyola was tested right away. While Loyola came away with some big wins, they also lost some questionable games, currently own a 6-5 record, and have a tenuous grip on a top 20 poll spot. What’s the deal with Loyola Lacrosse in 2015?

Big Ten Backhand
Penn State's Dan Craig goes high to high with this backhand effort against Ohio State. Nittany Lions sound like a mythical creature but we do know backhands are very real.

'Nothing broken' for Maryland men's lacrosse faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa
Maryland coach John Tillman said Tuesday morning that Charlie Raffa did not break any bones in Saturday's 12-5 victory over Penn State and that the senior faceoff specialist is questionable for Wednesday's 7 p.m. home game against No. 19 Loyola Maryland at Byrd Stadium.

Loyola Maryland men's lacrosse eager to build on Saturday's 17-7 rout of Navy
With 17 goals, 51 shots and 37 ground balls, Loyola Maryland put on the kind of display in Saturday’s 17-7 thumping of Patriot League rival Navy that the program has been known for in recent years. It also reminded coach Charley Toomey that what he was witnessing in practice was not a figment of his imagination.

Men's Lacrosse Puts Together Last Minute Win at BU
Each of the first three quarters of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team’s game against Boston University finished with the score tied, an indication of how close the contest was throughout.

DU Lacrosse Freshman Faceoff Specialist Trevor Baptiste Best In The Nation
University of Denver freshman lacrosse faceoff man Trevor "The Beast" Batiste leads the country in faceoff percentage, winning more than 71 percent of his draws.

Hofstra loses third straight in men's lacrosse
Hofstra's record says one thing. Hofstra's coach says another.

Q&A: UMBC Men's Lacrosse Midfielder Pat Young
Pat Young didn't mind going to boarding school. In fact, he welcomed the opportunity, and the Ewing, N.J., native left behind his friends and family to attend Christchurch School in Virginia.

Cornell runs away from Canisius for men’s lacrosse win
After trailing by a goal late in the second quarter, the 10th-ranked Cornell men’s lacrosse team ran off nine unanswered goals and went on to an 12-6 victory over Canisius in non-league action Tuesday night at Schoellkopf Field.

Syracuse Lacrosse: ACC & Ivy Provide Compelling Conference Tournament Scenarios
Syracuse has a chance to be the #1, #2, or #3 seed in the ACC Tournament, it all comes down to UNC's next two games. Meanwhile, the Ivy League could unravel into chaos.

Maryland lacrosse men and women win more Big Ten Weekly Awards
The parade of medallions, tiny trophies, lapel pins or whatever trinket represents a Big Ten Player of the Week Award continues marching to Maryland as three Terps - two women and one man and all repeat winners - grabbed this week's honors.

Syracuse Lacrosse: Ben Williams Watch 2015, Week 9
Ben Williams is off to a hot start, and possibly a historic season. The Holy Cross transfer is second in the nation in faceoff winning percentage and first in the nation in groundballs per game.

Three Amigos will soon ride off into the sunset
They met four years ago as a trio of wide-eyed freshmen who had made their collective ways to the Jacksonville University campus.

Q&A with ESPN lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra
ESPN analyst Paul Carcaterra helped call No. 1 Notre Dame's 15-10 victory at No. 8 Duke on Saturday and will provide commentary for Sunday’s showdown between Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Michigan. Carcaterra, the former Syracuse midfielder who can be followed on Twitter at @paulcarcaterra, discussed the Fighting Irish’s lack of obvious vulnerabilities, the Blue Devils’ precarious position and races in several conferences.

BEATS

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