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Reverse Survivor: Nothing Has Changed

We still have four teams winless.

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We started last week with four teams in Reverse Survivor. We still have four teams in Reverse Survivor. Which also means no new teams are onto better things.

An updated look at the Reverse Survivor pool:

Reverse Survivor 2017 #6

Team Record Next Opponent Date Opponent After That Date
Team Record Next Opponent Date Opponent After That Date
Jacksonville 0-9 @ VMI 4/8 @ Mercer 4/15
NJIT 0-10 vs. Monmouth 4/8 @ Lafayette 4/11
Siena 0-10 vs. Manhattan 4/8 @ Canisius 4/15

Team Outlooks

We’ll start with Cornell, who I think still has the best chance to leave the island this week. They have Colgate tomorrow before playing host to Penn on Saturday. Colgate is so-so, while Penn is, well, we really don’t know a lot about Penn as of now. But they should be a tougher opponent than Colgate. I think Cornell gets a win this week.

Jacksonville has Air Force, and I don’t think they get a win out of that. The following week is Furman, who is tougher than what their 2-6 record may indicate. I don’t see the Dolphins winning their game this week against Air Force. The best chance for the Dolphins to get their first win is likely on April 8 at VMI.

NJIT had a kind of eyebrow raising 10-6 loss to Rutgers over the weekend. Rutgers, a now well-known lacrosse school, is also the new #1 in the Media Poll. Five of their goals came from Canadian sophomore Andrew Forster, who leads the Highlanders with 16 goals and 18 points. He single handedly kept NJIT in the game. Fairfield is tomorrow, with Wagner on Saturday. I think the Wagner game will be competitive for the fellow Tri-State area schools, and the Highlanders could get a home win out of it.

Finally, we have Siena. They’ve scored double digits in all but two of their games this season (Syracuse and Binghamton). Monmouth on Saturday will be a game to watch, but I think the Hawks come out of that one with a win. The Saints host Detroit Mercy a week later, which could get them their first win of the regular season. That starts a four-game stretch of possible winnable games that also includes Manhattan, Canisius, and Quinnipiac.

*NOTE: First year program Cleveland State and Hampton aren't eligible for Reverse Survivor but IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE! Both teams have recorded wins this year, even though they’re not against Division I teams.