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The Albany Great Danes are the 54th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the sixth team from the America East. The Great Danes finished 16-3 in 2018 and 5-1 in America East play. Albany won the America East Championship over Vermont and made their first ever trip to Championship Weekend where they fell to Yale in the semifinals.
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2/16 (at Syracuse): Albany got a rare win over the Orange last season inside the Carrier Dome. The score was 15-3. That’s how good the Great Danes were last year with a healthy Connor Fields. But many of last year’s contributors are gone, including TD Ierlan at the faceoff X.
3/2 (at Cornell): Before the Big Red got really good, they played a very good game against Albany. And that was with Ierlan not losing a faceoff. Cornell hosts the game this year and they return plenty of their offensive talent such as Jeff Teat and Jake McCulloch, but will need a new goalie to replace Christian Knight.
3/9 (vs. Maryland): The Great Danes have a very difficult nonconference schedule once again, with nearly all but one of their opponents (Canisius) back on the schedule. The Terps come to town this year after losing the Albany in College Park. The Dane Train scored the game’s final four goals in the last 6:14 of regulation.
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Syracuse announced its full 17-game schedule on Thursday afternoon. Its 2019 slate includes matchups against the nations top-three teams in Inside Lacrosse’s preseason poll: No. 1 Boston College, No. 2 Maryland and No. 3 North Carolina.
The Orange begin their season on a seven-game homestand which begins on Feb. 8 against Connecticut. SU also began its season last year against the Huskies at home, winning 23-11. Four of its first seven are against ranked teams, including No. 1 Boston College in the Carrier Dome, a team it could not beat last season.
Its first away game will be in College Park, Maryland against the No. 2 Terrapins. SU will also have to face another preseason top-10 team in No. 7 Florida four days later in Gainesville, Florida. Between Feb. 24 and Mar. 13, the Orange will face five consecutive opponents currently ranked in the top-15.
The Wolverines with a fun holiday video.
If you watched the U.S. women’s national team’s battle with James Madison at the Team USA Fall Classic, you probably noticed something unusual about eight minutes in. Team USA goalie Liz Hogan was awarded the assist on Kylie Ohlmiller’s second goal. Hogan’s full-field clear just a few feet from her own 12-meter arc soared to the opposite 8-meter fan with speed and accuracy that caused many fans’ jaws to drop. “It’s such a rare thing in lacrosse, but whether it’s coming from a goalie or defender, there’s something special to a full-field assist,” Hogan said. As Hogan calls it, you need the “perfect storm” for a goalie to record a full-field assist. It’s all about time and room.
I can’t wait to listen to this one.
Fun hour w/@jamiemunro3 recording his lacrosse podcast (my 1st ever foray into this realm).— Gerry Byrne (@byrneirish) December 20, 2018
Lots of history between us as competitors in college, MILL. Club. D1 Coaches etc.
Hopefully my Strong Island accent is decipherable.
Now that’s a headline I didn’t expect to read this morning: Two Royal Marines arrested after a fight broke out when they tried to invade a private party for the Exeter University’s girls’ lacrosse team.
Two Royal Marines got in a brawl after gatecrashing a girls’ lacrosse team party. The pair were in a group of five commandos who barged in to the bash for the university students at a bar.
Staff said the men turned angry and violent after they were asked to leave. When they tried to force their way back in, workers and punters were forced to create a 20-strong human barricade to stop them. Bar manager Katy Johnson said: “I couldn’t believe it. It was really scary.” She claims a punch from one of the men glanced the side of her face during the melee at John Gandy’s pub in Exeter.
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New Jersey and paper towels, perfect together? Paper towels were the number one thing New Jersey residents bought from Walmart.com in 2018. Paper towels? That’s right, according to a report released Wednesday by the online arm of the nation’s largest retailer. Not very exciting compared to Nevada – Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Puffs, or Connecticut – Avengers: Infinity War blu-ray disc, or Alaska – coconut milk
The average American is heavier than at the start of the 21st Century -- and very close to being obese, according to Centers for Disease Control data on body metrics. The average American man is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs 198 pounds; an average woman is 5-feet, 4-inches and 171 pounds, based on CDC data. That compares with 189.1 pounds and 163.6, respectively, at the start of the century.
A man of average height is considered overweight between 169 and 202 pounds and obese above 202 pounds. A woman of average height is considered overweight between 140 and 174 and obese above 175 pounds. The average non-Hispanic white American male weighs 202.2 pounds.
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