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Lacrosse the Internet: May 10, 2015

A links roundup? On a Sunday? What a world!

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Lacrosse goalie stops giving any craps, sprints and spins through entire defense, scores goal
In a few short seconds, a man in sweatpants holding a butterfly net destroyed an entire Ivy League lacrosse team.

Reaction: Ohio State 16, No. 5 Duke 11 in NCAA First Round
Unseeded Ohio State knocked off the two-time defending champion and fifth-seeded Duke, 16-11, in opening round play of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday.

Reaction: No. 1 Notre Dame 12, Towson 10 in NCAA First Round
If I were to tell you that Notre Dame attackman and Tewaaraton finalist Matt Kavanagh, along with deadly inside finisher Mikey Wynne, would both be held scoreless on 10 shots and that Towson goalie Tyler White would save seven of those shots, that would sound like exactly the kind of defense that Towson would need to lay to upset No. 1 seed Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Photos, Reaction: No. 6 Maryland 8, Yale 7 in NCAA First Round
No. 6 seeded Maryland scrapped back in the fourth quarter, emerging with an 8-7 victory at Byrd Stadium.

Photos, Reaction: Albany 19, No. 8 Cornell 10 in NCAA First Round
In practice Friday during a fast-break drill, Lyle Thompson and his Albany teammates pretended like they would pass to their goalie Blaze Riorden. He ran all the way down the field to receive a pass and potentially take a shot on goal.

Albany Dominates Cornell to Advance to NCAA Quarters
While Lyle Thompson stood on the Schoellkopf Field sideline waiting for his ESPNU postgame interview, Jordan Stevens hugged coaches and teammates goodbye 15 feet to the left.

Maryland Edges Yale, But Not Without Controversy
Maryland survived and advanced against Yale 8-7 in the NCAA tournament first round. And maybe by closer than you think.

Syracuse lacrosse faceoff specialist Ben Williams will face unorthodox opponent against Marist
At this point in the Syracuse lacrosse season, everyone has grown accustomed to Ben Williams' success at the faceoff X. His teammates. His coaches. His fans.

Marist goalkeeper Dave Scarcello honors late former Red Foxes player with No. 34 jersey
The Marist men’s lacrosse team was headed to Eddie Coombs’ funeral and incoming freshman Dave Scarcello called head coach Keegan Wilkinson because he wanted to reserve a seat on the team bus.

Postscript from Yale vs. Maryland men's lacrosse
The fourth quarter, a white-knuckle adventure in Maryland's two previous games, broke the right way for the No. 6 seed Terps in Saturday’s 8-7 win against Yale in their NCAA Division I tournament first-round game.

Towson starts fast before running out of luck at Irish in NCAA men's lacrosse tourney
The start was everything Towson could have wanted Saturday — a four-goal lead in the first half on the road in the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament at No. 1 seed Notre Dame.

Controversy surrounds end of Terps' 8-7 win over Yale in NCAA lacrosse tournament
Officially, the sixth-seeded Maryland men’s lacrosse team edged visiting Yale, 8-7, in an NCAA Division I tournament first-round game before an announced 1,729 at Byrd Stadium. But Bulldogs coach Andy Shay would not accept that outcome entirely Saturday afternoon.

How John Danowski revived Duke’s lacrosse program
On the first full day of spring in 2006, John Danowski walked toward Duke University’s lacrosse practice field through a cold rain that occasionally turned to wet snow flurries. He thought that Cornell University might have an advantage against Duke in the weather.

Albany storms past Cornell in NCAA lacrosse opener
After about two minutes of Saturday's NCAA lacrosse first-round matchup at Schoellkopf Field, Cornell was seemingly in control against visiting Albany.

Lyle Thompson, Blaze Riorden lead UAlbany lacrosse to NCAA Tournament win
Lyle Thompson, a Native American, developed his brilliant style while playing what his people call "the medicine game" on the reservation.

Maryland men’s lacrosse team survives, advances in NCAA tournament
After two weeks of painful self-reflection amid fourth-quarter breakdowns in back-to-back losses, Maryland’s men’s lacrosse team fully confronted its late-game demons in Saturday’s first-round game against Yale in the NCAA tournament. The defining moment arrived with 22 seconds remaining. Clinging to a one-goal lead after a frantic fourth-quarter rally, Maryland’s defense watched helplessly as Yale’s Michael Keasey rifled a shot that hit the post and ricocheted back onto the field.

Duke lacrosse season ends with upset loss to Ohio State
No dynasty lasts forever.

UVa lacrosse aims to stop the brothers of its former star
With Steele Stanwick on the Virginia men’s lacrosse team, the Cavaliers were tough to beat in the postseason. Stanwick helped UVa go 9-3 in the NCAA tournament from 2009 to 2012.

For men’s lacrosse, Sunday is significant
Sunday, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team will begin postseason play against Johns Hopkins for the second consecutive year. For the Cavaliers, the first-round showdown might just be the program’s biggest contest since the 2011 national championship game.

Virginia, Johns Hopkins meet in another Mother's Day matchup
Mother’s Day marked a bitter end to last season for the Virginia men’s lacrosse team. UVa got down by six goals to Johns Hopkins in the first half and never recovered, losing at home in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


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