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The College Crosse Game Day Open Thread For March 16, 2016.

Albany vs. Maryland today!

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Main Board For March 16, 2016.
Time Game TV/Stream/Live Stats
6:00 #7 Maryland vs. #11 Albany ESPNU

All rankings based on the USILA Week 5 Poll.

College Crosse Game Of The Day.

  • Albany vs. Maryland. The first ever match-up between the Danes and the Terps is our College Crosse Game Of The Day. Maryland is humming right now, after a shaky couple of weeks in their losses to Notre Dame and Yale.  However, the Terps seem to have sorted most things out, as they come into the game on a 2-game winning streak, averaging 14.5 goals/game in their two wins over Drexel and Princeton.

    Nonetheless, Albany is no slouch. The Danes are on a 3 game winning streak of their own, they have the 5th best offense in the country & Albany has not given up more than 8 goals since their Feb. 27, 2016 win over Drexel. Moreover, Maryland will have a tough challenge against Albany goalie, Blaze Riorden, who comes into the game with a D1 best 15.25 saves/game.

    This should be a great game, between two quality teams with contrasting styles. Indeed, the Terps have the 12th best D in the country, averaging only 8 GAA this season. Additionally, Maryland's man-down unit has been lights out this year; opponents have only scored 2 Gs out 14 opportunities in 2016. Looking forward to a fun night tonight.