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College Crosse Prospectus - February 24, 2018: College Crosse Game Day; Hopkins Falls To North Carolina; Talking Lacrosse With Anish Shroff.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for February 24, 2018.

College Crosse Game Day.

We have 29 games today, so get ready for another hectic Saturday. You can find our Game Day post with all the links to every available stream, Live Stats page, team website, and attachments for today, here. Directly below is today’s Big Board with every game for this afternoon. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage. Clicking on the Stream cell will take you to the broadcast of that game, while the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game.

Check out the College Crosse Game Day Show on Facebook Live with The Kid Chris!!

College Crosse Gameday: Season 2, Episode 3

Another busy day in college lacrosse! Let's get to it with the College Crosse Gameday show!

Posted by College Crosse on Saturday, February 24, 2018

College Crosse Scoreboard.

North Carolina beat Hopkins last night 13-11.

The 12th-ranked University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team never led until midway through the fourth quarter but three successive goals by junior attackman Timmy Kelly gave the Tar Heels the lead for good in an eventual 13-11 victory over 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins before 1,383 fans and an ESPNU national television audience at Homewood Field. With the win, the Tar Heels start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2015 and Coach Joe Breschi’s team has already won a two-goal game and a pair of overtime games, playing well in tight games in the young 2018 campaign. Johns Hopkins fell to 1-2 on the season.

UNC has now won its last five games against the Blue Jays at Homewood Field and cut the Blue Jays’ all-time lead in the series to 25-22. Kelly notched a career-high four goals in the game, including three straight in the fourth quarter that broke a 9-9 tie and lifted the Heels to a three-goal lead. Sophomore midfielder Tanner Cook matched his career high for points in a game with five as he scored four goals, all in the first half, and added an assist. Chris Cloutier added two goals, running his goal scoring streak to 24 successive contests. Both Andy Matthews and William Perry had a goal and two assists. Matthews has now recorded assists in 13 consecutive games.

Mount St. Mary’s took down UMBC yesterday 16-7.

Brenden McCarthy, Stephano Mastro and Chris DiPretoro combined for 18 points as Mount St. Mary’s rolled to a 16-7 victory over UMBC in the Mount’s home opener on Friday at Waldron Family Stadium. McCarthy notched a game-high seven points, tallying a pair of goals and a career-best five assists in the tilt. Mastro registered a career-high five goals to go along with one assist, and DiPretoro posted a five-point performance with four goals and one helper. Five other Mountaineers joined the trio with multi-point games, as a total of eight Mountaineers finished with multiple points. Freshman Luke Mutterer performed well in his first career start in the Mount cage, posting a seven-save performance and a .500 save percentage to collect the victory.

Cleveland State with a big 8-7 win on the road at Air Force.

The Cleveland State University lacrosse team garnered its first road win over a Division I opponent in dramatic fashion Friday evening as the Vikings opened up a lead and held on in the late frantic moments to take down preseason Southern Conference favorite Air Force, 8-7, at the Holaday Athletic Center. The Vikings had taken a 5-1 lead at the half and led, 8-2, after three quarters. Air Force rallied late, but Cleveland State, after losing a one-goal game 10 days ago, remained composed to see out its first-ever one-goal victory. Freshman Stephen Russo made 12 saves in his first collegiate start in the cage, including nine in the second half. He also had a team-best four ground balls.

College Crosse News.

The Boy Chris interviewed friend of the blog Anish Shroff to talk lacrosse.

Here’s a nice article about the Princeton vs. UVA rivalry.

Lars Tiffany has been delivering a sobering message to his Virginia lacrosse team following its 3-0 start and ascension to the No. 6 ranking. “If anyone’s asking, we’re overrated,” Tiffany said this week as his team prepared to host No. 18 Princeton on Saturday. “We’ve been fortunate to win all three games, but there’s still a lot of work to do.” The Cavaliers, in their second season under Tiffany, opened with a double-overtime win over No. 10 Loyola, then notched back-to-back road wins at Drexel and High Point.

Still, Tiffany’s message that the young team is very much a “work in progress” has gotten through to his players. Virginia likely will start just three seniors Saturday against the Tigers and expects to have four freshmen in its starting lineup. “3-0 is a good start, but I still think we have a long way to go,” senior attack Mike D’Amario said. “Our ceiling’s a lot higher than we’re playing right now. I think we can play even better.”

Friend of the blog @BrewtownAndy wrote up a good preview post of today’s Marquette vs. Detroit Mercy game.

With 60 minutes in the books, we now have a general idea of what Marquette is aiming to accomplish on offense this season. 10 days ago, all we really knew was that John Wagner was going to have to carry a heavy load, and that was borne true by Wagner’s two assists and a hat trick including the game winner with just seconds remaining against Jacksonville.

What we didn’t know was who else would score for the Golden Eagles. Hell, we didn’t even know who was going to start alongside Wagner. Turns out, the answer was “two freshmen on attack and three sophomores in the midfield, two of whom didn’t play much last year and another who was a defensive middie in 2017.”

It also turns out that concoction of players worked pretty well. The aforementioned defensive midfielder was Connor McClelland, who led MU in goals with four against the Dolphins. That’s good! Freshman Anthony Orsini had a great showing in his collegiate debut as well, throwing in two goals on seven shots and also chipping in an assist and a ground ball.

Robert Morris with their weekly check-in with the lacrosse team.

Now that he’s got his first collegiate game out of the way, star Albany freshman Tehoka Nanticoke is ready for his home debut.

Looking back, University at Albany men’s lacrosse freshman Tehoka Nanticoke said he pressed during his collegiate debut last weekend in Syracuse. “I was a little tense with my stick,” Nanticoke said earlier this week. But Nanticoke still scored a game-high five goals in UAlbany’s 15-3 drubbing of the Orange . . . and earned the America East’s offensive and rookie player of the week awards . . . and garnered a spot on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association DI Team of the Week along with teammate JD Colarusso, UAlbany’s redshirt senior goalie.

You tell them, Timmy!!

The Captain!!!

Check out Chris’ Power Rankings for Week 4.

Oh boy!: St. Ignatius student carjacked in school parking lot after lacrosse tryouts, police say.

A 17-year-old St. Ignatius High School student was carjacked in the school’s parking lot after lacrosse tryouts on Thursday, police said. The incident happened about 4 p.m. in the parking lot on West 30th Street and Lorain Avenue. The student told police he got inside his mother’s silver 2016 Kia Sportage and started typing out an email on his phone, according to police reports. Two men walked up to the driver’s side door, opened the door and said: “Get out of the car and give me your cellphone,” according to police reports.

Our man Jim Simmons previewed the Army vs. Syracuse game for Troy Nunes.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Always go all-in: Jason Kelce to march With Mummers this weekend in Manayunk.

If you thought All-Pro Eagles center Jason Kelce was simply entertaining the masses when he donned a Mummers suit for the team’s victory lap up Broad Street, you’re sorely mistaken. What made Kelce’s epic tirade atop the Rocky Steps so memorable? Its authenticity, of course! You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone more genuine in Philly these days than the Super Bowl champion lineman.

Truly committed to the Mum life, Kelce has reportedly become an official dues-paying member of Avalon String Band and plans to march with the group in this Sunday’s annual Mardi Gras parade in Manayunk. Sixteen string bands are slated to perform in full costume along Main Street, and you can expect Kelce will play a few notes himself.

World/National News.

Candian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to stop trying so hard.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, normally a darling of Western media, has been roundly, and sometimes savagely, mocked for a trip to India that included cultural, fashion, and political blunders at every turn.

Trudeau’s trip began to go awry right off the bat. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for his social-media savvy, did not make any posts welcoming Trudeau, who was greeted off the plane by a low-level agricultural minister.

On Tuesday, Trudeau’s wife, Sophie, posed for a photo with Jaspal Atwal, a Sikh separatist who was once convicted of trying to assassinate an Indian politician.

Back in Canada, Trudeau’s liberal party has ties to the country’s Sikh community, some of whom support the Khalistan movement, which backs a new Sikh state in India’s Punjab region. When Outlook India magazine pointed this out, it found itself disinvited from a dinner with Trudeau.

”Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau feted the world over as the new face of ‘liberalism’ seem to find it difficult to accommodate critical media coverage,” the magazine wrote.

Your GIF/Video for February 24, 2018.


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