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College Crosse Prospectus: Stay Warm And Safe!

All the lax news and then some for March 14, 2017.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Hopefully you’re dealing with Snowmageddon 2017 just fine! Here’s some links to help you through this storm!

What You Missed

It’s another crazy week around the polling world!

Richmond upset North Carolina, and Duke BOSS John Danowski got his record setting 376th win yesterday.

There’s only four teams left in this year’s edition of Reverse Survivor.

Five games were played yesterday, including BU-Colgate and Siena-Bryant.

The only polls you can trust are ours.

Denver defeated Notre Dame on a buzzer-beating goal by Connor Cannizzaro.

Lacrosse The Nation

Siena-Bryant highlights from yesterday:

Nice respect from Hofstra.

Lit helmet alert!

This week’s conference honors:

Three Army West Point players also received PL accolades.

Marist is hosting this year’s MAAC Tournament.

That locker room was simply the best!

Bad defense by Colgate or nice goal by BU?

Get to know Nick Aponte.

Does Mount St. Mary’s have their future at midfield? Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun has more.

The line of sophomore Jack Mangan and freshmen Joe Bethke and Matt Haggerty combined for five goals on 11 shots and four assists in Saturday’s 18-7 rout at Bellarmine, the Mountaineers’ first victory of the season. It marked the debut of that trio, but the threesome’s performance was not terribly startling to coach Tom Gravante.

“We expected that line to be productive,” he said Monday. “Even if they didn’t score, they have the ability to draw slides so that our attack can go to work. That’s exactly what happened. … That’s what these guys were doing in practice. Practice doesn’t lie. We always tell the guys, ‘If you score goals in practice, you’re going to score goals in games.’ We witnessed that as a coaching staff. We were like, ‘Wow, this looks good. This is what we’re hoping for.’ So it did transition to the game against Bellarmine. So we were very happy about that.”

While the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Mangan has been a fixture on the starting midfield for the past three games, Bethke and Haggerty made their debuts despite being listed as attackmen. The 6-0, 180-pound Haggerty has played in all five games including one start on attack, but Saturday was the first time he had registered a point at the collegiate level with one goal and two assists.

The 6-2, 170-pound Bethke, who scored twice, made his first appearance as illness and injuries kept him on the sideline for the first four contests. Gravante said he considered redshirting Bethke, but the rookie forced the coach to change his mind.

Pixar should make a lacrosse movie.

All Towson needed was just a little patience in their win over Johns Hopkins, from Todd Karpovich of Pressbox Online.

"This week, we've been patient," [Joe] Seider said. "This Hopkins defense, they'll be aggressive. They're a great defense, but if we're patient with the ball, things will open up."

Towson head coach Shawn Nadelen was impressed with his team's balance. Towson outshot the Blue Jays, 37-23, and won the groundball battle, 32-20.

At the beginning of the season, Nadelen put an emphasis on winning faceoffs, and sophomore transfer Alex Woodall has embraced that role. Woodall won 16 of 25 matchups against the Blue Jays to set the tone.

"It was big, momentum wise," Nadelen said about Woodall's performance. "It stops their momentum and shifts momentum into our favor. He was able to be very efficient at the X, which we were hoping to have."

More gear!

Philly Jawns

Nor’Easter update for you Philly peeps.

World News

Big Bang Theory fans: A spinoff show is coming!

Boaty McBoatface is going on its first Antarctic mission!

Video of the Day

If you’re a math geek, you know today is Pi Day. Learn all about the endless number.

One game on tap for today due to the snow! And it won’t be streamed.

And a great article on Canisius sophomore midfielder Steven Coss.

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