ONE GOAL FINISHES! LAST SECOND FINISHES! HEART BREAKS! RIP in peace 2017 college lacrosse regular season.
Below is today’s Big Board with all of today’s results, box scores, and winning team recaps. Clicking on any box score will take you to that game’s box score. Clicking on the recap cell will take you to that team’s recap.
Monmouth 9, Marist 8: Monmouth is in The Big BBQ for the first time ever in program history! The Hawks scored five times in the second quarter to get a 6-3 lead entering halftime, but Marist clawed back to tie the game up at seven entering the final quarter. That’s when Bryce Wasserman scored his first goal of the game, followed by the eventual go-ahead goal by Dylan Schulte to preserve the win, before the Hawk defense came up strong in the final minute of regulation. Schulte, Tyler Keen, and Chris Daly each had a pair of goals, while goaltender and La Salle College High School product Nick Hreshko stopped 12 shots. For Marist, Gannon Morrison had a hat-trick, while Brian Corrigan stopped 13 shots.
Yale 10, Brown 9: Yale is back in The Big BBQ after winning their third straight Ivy League championship and fifth in the last six years. But it looked as if Bruno would end the Eli’s run of Ivy dominance with a 6-0 run in the first half, including all five goals in the second quarter, to take an 8-5 lead entering halftime. But Yale scored all three third quarter goals to tie the game at eight, before Jack Kniffin gave Brown a 9-8 lead, which was also their only goal in the second half. Jason Alessi and Matt Gaudet scored the final two goals of the game, and like the first game of the day, Yale’s defense stopped a last minute Brown chance, which Dylan Molloy hit the crossbar on, and sealed their ticket to The Big BBQ. Ben Reeves had a hat-trick and an assist, while Gaudet, Alessi, and Eric Scott scored two goals a piece. Phil Huffard stopped 12 shots. Molloy, Luke McCaleb, and Jackson Newsome scored twice, and Phil Goss made 10 saves.
Duke 18, Boston University 8: Who honestly cares about this game now that Duke won?
Before we get to the stuff, we want to remind YOU that we’ll be having a LIVE College Crossecast tonight at 8:30 pm on our Facebook page. We’re the only ones that are going to have a live reaction show to the bracket being unveiled that isn’t ESPNU (since they’ll be unveiling the whole thing). It’ll be myself, along with Ryan and Safe, and Jake and Adam will join us as well. Listen in while you watch!
Patrick Stevens of US Lacrosse Magazine has his final Bracketology projection.
Meanwhile, Terry Foy and Brian Coughlin of Inside Lacrosse have their final projections.
And mine which will probably be wrong.
Here's my "probably wrong" Bracketology projection about 6 1/2 hours before the Selection Show. pic.twitter.com/6ut3hUqa1y— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) May 7, 2017
First & Final Bracket guess before I turn off contact w/outside world— Quint Kessenich (@QKessenich) May 7, 2017
Anish has his top eight.
My top 8 seeds.— Anish Shroff (@AnishESPN) May 7, 2017
3 - OHIO ST
4 - ALBANY
5 - NOTRE DAME
6 - HOPKINS
7 - DENVER
8 - UNC
Selection Show 9PM @ESPNU
Final numbers from LaxPower, including RPI, SOS, and quality wins.
Some helpful info as well from Laxpower: RPI, SOS, and Quality wins.— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) May 7, 2017
Note: Monmouth is 63rd in SOS. pic.twitter.com/3N4xAfEzPE
Final conference tournament stats:
To wrap up the conference tournament season, seven #1 seeds won their tourney. There were two #4 seeds and one #2 seed.— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) May 7, 2017
And conference tournament recap!
so if you need a cheat sheet for the auto-bids, here's the final edition of the CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SUPERCUT .GIF pic.twitter.com/K3oENRjYMA— Ryan McDonnell (@RyanMcD29) May 7, 2017
Your Selection Sunday bracket unveiling schedule:
And as a great laugh, here’s Hoya on how lunatic lacrosse fans will react tonight.