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College Crosse Prospectus: Scrimmages And LaxCon Gear Recaps

All the lax news and then some for January 22, 2017.

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
TFW it’s scrimmage SZN.
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! We got plenty to talk about, so let’s get going right away!

What You Missed

Ohio State had a great early scrimmage with the Hill Academy on Friday.

Lacrosse The Nation

Hey there were scrimmages yesterday! Let’s highlight some of them!

Marquette @ Michigan

The Golden Eagles edged the Wolverines, 15-14. Michigan took an early 5-0 lead after the first quarter. But Marquette began to climb back.

They trailed by one at the half, then things really got going for the defending Big East champs.

Notable stats for both teams:

Could Michigan be finally taking that next step? They travel to take on Cleveland State to start the season in two weeks.

Also, Marquette BOSS Joe Amplo earned himself two wins yesterday in two different sports.

Navy @ Penn State

The two teams have high aspirations for 2017.

But the Nittany Lions dominated. They came out with a ton of energy and crushed the Midshipmen.

It appears we may need to keep a close eye on freshman Mac O’Keefe this spring, as he’s making great chemistry with Grant Ament and Nick Aponte on attack, pens Andrew Rubin of The Daily Collegian.

The Lions started the fourth quarter a man-up, and [Nick] Spillane cashed in to make it 12-5 just 20 seconds into the frame. A short while later, O’Keefe got his fifth of the game to make it 13-5 Lions.

The game was far out of reach, but Connor Smith scored his first of the day from the edge of the crease to make it 14-5 with just over 10 minutes to go. Over a minute later, the Midshipmen’s Drew Smiley answered with a goal of his own to make it 14-6.

The Lions had a long spell of possession after that, and Smith converted with 4:06 remaining to make it 15-6. Then, less than a minute later to add insult to injury, Jimmy Nowoswiat banked a shot in to give the Lions a ten-goal lead.

“I think it is important for our guys to realize this was a decent step, but it was just a minor, minor step in a bigger picture,” [Jeff] Tambroni said. “I think they are mature enough to realize that… We are going to be excited and have some fun with this and then move on and get ready to go back to work.”

Elsewhere

There are at least four scrimmages going on today, including three between Bucknell, UMBC, and Virginia in Charlottesville. Notre Dame also hosts Bellarmine.

Moving on to LaxCon, specifically gear watch, because that’s the only reason why I’m interested in the weekend event.

Denver is showing off new swag featuring the Rocky Mountains.

“Rocky mountain high, Colorado.” - John Denver

Maryland loves their state flag (and I mean who doesn’t?)

Their rivals, Johns Hopkins, also have a nice new (but ugly because it’s a Stallion) bucket.

A photo posted by 412lax (@412lax) on

But this one, which debuted last year, is so much nicer and should honestly be the only helmet Hopkins wears.

let's go Jays! #laxcon

A photo posted by Hugh Fiery (@fierylax8) on

Their rivals, Loyola, might be getting new jerseys.

#gogreyhounds #loyola @underarmour #laxcon

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Georgetown, Loyola, and I think Le Moyne Jacksonville in the way back have nice helmets too.

One of the many @cascade_lacrosse R's on display with decals from @zimagear

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Here’s a closer look at Jacksonville’s bucket.

Navy also updated their helmet for 2017, and I definitely dig them.

The 2017 @navymlax helmet. Check it out in #booth543 at #laxcon

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Notre Dame has a new helmet too, and I’m honestly not a huge fan.

And finally, ALL THE FIRE EMOJIS!

Expect to see these throwbacks sometime during the season.

Finally, this AHL goal is fire (and the call is especially fire - h/t Barstool Jordie).

And so is this.

Philly Jawns

The Delaware River Bridge, also known as the I-276 bridge, is going to be closed for the foreseeable future.

World News

The younger you are, the more money you get if you’re an Uber or Lyft driver.

There’s also NFL football today. It’s for a trip to go to the Super Bowl, so it’s kinda big.

Video of the Day

Here’s the official trailer for the Power Rangers movie.

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