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College Crosse Prospectus & Game Day: No. 1 Goes Down Again

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Once again, we’re gonna combine the Prospectus and Game Day posts. Here are your links for April 2, 2017.

What You Missed

No. 1 goes down again. And it’s Notre Dame against Syracuse in ACC play.

Johns Hopkins defeated Rutgers in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

28 games were played yesterday, including a Virginia derby.

College Crosse Big Board For April 2, 2017

Time Away Home Stream Live Stats
Time Away Home Stream Live Stats
11:00 AM Navy Holy Cross Patriot League Network Holy Cross
7:00 PM Ohio State Penn State Big Ten Network Penn State
7:00 PM Duke North Carolina ESPNU North Carolina

Skittles Scale! (Ed. Note: For entertainment and informational purposes only!! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling!!)

*NOTE: Home-Away for OSU-PSU is wrong, but the line is correct.

Game Previews

Navy @ Holy Cross: It’s a must-win game for both teams if they want to keep their Patriot League Tournament hopes alive. Navy is coming off a big win over Lehigh, thanks to Dave Little’s nine goals on nine shots. Who will be the catalyst on offense today? Meanwhile for Holy Cross, their two wins have been in Patriot League play. So they have a chance to make it three and would have a good chance to make the Patriot League Tournament.

AND NOW...SUNDAY NIGHT!

Ohio State @ Penn State: The first weekend of Big Ten play wraps up with a classic rivalry between the two schools. The Buckeyes are coming off their first loss of the season to Notre Dame, 12-7. They’ve defeated Towson and Denver prior to that, thanks in part to freshman Tre Leclaire. For Penn State, they’re still undefeated at 9-0, but their next four games will be very tough (vs. Ohio State, @ Maryland, @ Johns Hopkins, vs. Rutgers). They should make the Big Ten Tournament, but will they still have a zero in the loss column by the end of the regular season? Mac O’Keefe is their star freshman, although maybe goaltender Colby Kneese would like to have a say in that, but Grant Ament is their catalyst on offense.

Duke @ North Carolina: In my ACC-bias mind, this is the game of the night, although if I was nice, I’d put the Big Ten matchup as co-games of the night. Both teams are coming off losses, as the Blue Devils fell to Syracuse in overtime last week, while the Tar Heels got crushed by Maryland at home. Duke would love to have a win, as they’ll have Notre Dame and Virginia in ACC conference play later on. The Blue Devils are hot, winning five straight before the Cuse loss. UNC is 2-4 in their last six games, with the wins coming against Denver and Dartmouth. They’re 5-4 now, which is what they were last year, and they won a national championship. They went undefeated in ACC play last season, so anything is still possible.

Also, this will not be the final game played at Fetzer Field this season. Before the season started, this would be the final game before major renovations would get underway. Now with Kenan Stadium undergoing field improvements, the final game at Fetzer Field could be their game in two weeks against the Orange.

Attachments

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First game starts at 11, which is very soon! I’ll see you out there!!

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