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Vermont -460 (-5)
CLEVELAND +660 (+12.5)
WE DID IT FAM! We finally made it to the 2017 season!! After a busy coaching carousel season, boring dead period, Fall Ball, and preseason scrimmages, we FINALLY have legit real games! Can you dig it?!?
Today we have a TASTY America East vs. SoCon match-up between the Vermont Catamounts and the Furman Paladins. Below we have details about the game, the teams, and how to watch. If you click on the name of the team below, the link will take you to that team’s homepage. Let’s get it!!
Vermont: The Catamounts are coming off a really fun 9-8 season in 2016. Under former BOSS Ryan Curtis, the Catamounts finished the 2016 regular season hot going 5-2, and then stunned heavily favored Stony Brook in the first round of the America East Conference Tournament. Vermont emptied the clip in the AE championship game against Hartford but lost a heart-breaker 17-16. 2016 was the first time the program ever reached the AE title game and it was also the first time since 2006 that Vermont finished a season .500 or better.
Vermont had a very effective offense last year, averaging 12.3 goals/game. They return heavy HITTERs Ian MacKay and Cam Milligan. MacKay led the team in goals (42), assists (28), and total points (70), with Milligan right behind him with 56 total points (30 Gs and 26 As). I think Vermont’s going to be a really interesting team to watch this season and hopefully the momentum of last year will carry over to this season under new BOSS Chris Feifs.
Furman: Last year was a tough season for the Paladins who finished the year 2-11. Despite the record, there were glimmers of hope; Furman gave Ohio State and Richmond all they could handle, losing both games by only one goal. However, as we always say here at College Crosse, there are no moral victories in lacrosse! I expect BOSS Meade to have his lads ready to go and improve upon last year’s disappointing season.
The Paladins return David Williamson who had a very productive freshman campaign in 2016, as he led the team in goals (15), assists (10), and total points (25). Furman will need him to step his game up this year if they want to compete in the SoCon.
How to watch: The game is going to be streamed over Furman’s YouTube page. Game starts at 5:00! #HappyHourLacrosse