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College Crosse Prospectus: Who Had The Better Behind The Back Goal?

All the lax news and then some for February 12, 2017.

2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships - Semifinals - Duke v Cornell Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

What You Missed

Everything you may have missed from yesterday’s first jam-packed Saturday of lacrosse action!

We even got another hidden ball trick, this time from Virginia!

We did something brand new with the debut of College Crosse Game Day!

Did you check out Twitter for the first ever lacrosse game streamed on the social media platform?

Duke kicked the weekend off with a 10-5 win over High Point on Friday. They play again later today.

Lacrosse The Nation

Take a look at this behind the back goal by Syracuse midfielder Brendan Bomberry!

Lefty as we like to call him on the team said at the postgame press conference that it was a thing he did playing lacrosse back home in the backyard. I’m not showing any bias at all, but I think they played better backyard games than the Thompsons in my opinion.

The play was #6 on Sportscenter’s Top Ten plays from last night.

Prior to the men’s game, the Orange women took care of Boston College, 18-8.

But was he out done by Mike D’Amario of Virginia (Ed. note: no).

Time Warner Cable/Spectrum News had highlights from yesterday’s Siena-Syracuse game from a Siena standpoint.

Monmouth BOSS Brian Fisher is happy for the support after upsetting Villanova on the road yesterday.

You might see Fionn and Grayson from Team IMPACT (I do too), but I also see two goats.

This is so awesome to see. Props to Maryland and Navy, and every other school that does this type of stuff, on having these kids be a part of their team. Sometimes, this means more than playing the game.

The Terps did defeat the Midshipmen, 15-12.

In two very different games, North Carolina defeated Furman, 7-3, while Penn State got by Hobart, 21-15. That’s a difference of 26 goals scored.

Our own Jason Myers with a recap of the Air Force-Denver game for Inside Lacrosse!

It should come as little surprise that in their first game of the season, Denver had to knock off a bit of rust. Despite [Trevor] Baptiste winning the opening face-off with authority, the Falcons matched the Pioneers step-for-step in the early goings of the contest. [Ethan] Walker got the season scoring started for Denver after just 1:29, but the proverbial guns fell silent for the next 10 minutes as neither team scored until an errant clearing pass by Denver ended up in a Falcon stick, and [Andrew] Tien found Chris [Walsch] to knot the score at 1.

That would be Denver’s only failed clear of the day.

Walker continued his early contributions, delivering an apple to [Connor] Cannizzaro in the waning seconds of the first quarter. Cannizzaro had some trouble getting shots on cage in the early going, but he quickly adjusted his sights and made the kinds of contributions that coaches and fans have both come to expect.

After the game, Cannizzaro admitted that he didn’t have his best shooting game, even though he ended up with four goals. Walker was quick to credit Cannizzaro and his teammates for his offensive performance. He said his first college game “was a little bit nerve-wracking” but that as the game progressed he settled in nicely. [Bill] Tierney highlighted the high level of trust already between Cannizzaro and Walker, which will likely benefit both players on the scoresheet.

Warm up those pipes, Michigan!

Marquette and Penn had their final scrimmages yesterday in Milwaukee. Penn took home the 8-4 victory in five quarters (7-2 after four).

Cleveland State made a great choice for food.

New lids for Sacred Heart!

In Division III, top-ranked Salisbury squeezed by Lynchburg in their annual meeting, 9-8. It was the first time since 2011 the home team did not come out victorious.

In an early-season blockbuster women’s game, top-ranked North Carolina defeated No. 3 Florida, 13-10. Meanwhile, Elon upset No. 14 Virginia, 11-10, on a last second goal. It was the first ever meeting between the two programs.

Philly Jawns

Joel Embiid has a slight meniscus tear in his left knee, as first reported by Derek “Godner” Bodner. Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo confirmed that.

Meanwhile, Brett Brown didn’t play Jahlil Okafor last night in their win over the Miami Heat due to trade rumors. He could be traded before Monday’s game.

At least we got this:

And Jay Wright won his 500th career game yesterday after beating Xavier.

World News

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants an all-out fight on fake news. At least Rutgers being a lacrosse school isn’t fake news, so we’re good.

Video of the Day

Rapper Common takes a turn on the Wheel of Freestyle.

One game today, and that’s Duke hosting Cleveland State at 2:30 pm.

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