GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 3, 2017.
College Crosse News.
Lots of people here tonight as No.2 Penn State lacrosse takes on No.5 Ohio State. Game on BTN pic.twitter.com/OeDEmaS0om— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) April 2, 2017
The Syracuse Orange is dominating the ACC standings right now at 3-0 in conference play. The Orange could end up as the one, two or three seed in the ACC Tournament, but the good news is that SU is in command of its own destiny.
Now I’m not going to go through everything because that would simply be too much for a Sunday night in Jim’s world. Instead, below are the highlights, and because this is such a crazy exercise in my patience and I am exhausted, please let me know if I am missing anything.
By the way .... who’s your #1 this week.
Week 8 #1 should be ....— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) April 3, 2017
Instead of relying on their lethal offensive and faceoff play, the Nittany Lions’ defense pushed Penn State to a program-best record 10-0 record. A dominant run, which started late in the second quarter and continued until early in the fourth, featuring six unanswered goals, propelled No. 2 Penn State to a 9-4 win over fifth-ranked Ohio State on Sunday night in the conference opener. The Nittany Lions forced 12 turnovers, and freshman Colby Kneese stopped 77 percent of shots on goal to lead Penn State.
With a minute left in the first quarter against Michigan, Maryland men’s lacrosse freshman Jared Bernhardt put a defender into a spin cycle following a series of quick jab steps. He bought himself all the time in the world for an open look at the goal, but dumped it off to Connor Kelly, who was waiting locked and loaded. Kelly found the back of the net, capping a five-goal run to end the first quarter with a 7-2 lead. “This group is not afraid to make that extra pass. I don’t think anybody cares who scores,” head coach John Tillman said after the Terps’ 15-8 win.
Yesterday was a good night for Penn State lacrosse.
What’s Up, Philly?
Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth, who collapsed during Saturday's game, has been released from Pennsylvania Hospital and is at home resting, the club announced on Sunday. All diagnostic testing came back normal, and he will be reevaluated Monday afternoon, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Hextall also announced that goalie Steve Mason, who missed Saturday's game because of the flu, will join the team when it plays the host New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Condoleezza Rice showed off her golfing skills Sunday alongside a few Masters champions during the tournament kick-off at the Augusta National Golf Club. The former Secretary of State was seen shaking hands with young golfers, ages 7 to 15, who were competing in the Drive, Chip & Putt Finals that kicked off Masters Week, which is held April 6-9. In 2012, Rice became one of the first two female members admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters tournament, which has excluded women as members throughout its 80-year history.
Your GIF for April 3, 2017: Lion hugs!
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