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College Crosse Prospectus: Top-ranked Duke Goes Down, Other Saturday Recaps

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for February 25, 2018.

What You Missed

A big result in women’s lacrosse, as North Carolina downed Maryland in overtime to hand the Terps their first regular season loss since 2014.

Duke and Penn State all suffered upset losses, while Syracuse gutted out a triple overtime thriller over Army West Point.

Friday night, UNC earned a hard-fought win over Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field.

Lacrosse The Nation

Let’s get you caught up on some recaps from across the country yesterday:

Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun has more from yesterday’s big win for Georgetown over Towson, especially with how the Hoyas have become a team filled with confidence:

“I think our mantra has just been not to really be scared of anybody,” senior midfielder Craig Berge said after Georgetown’s 12-10 upset of No. 19 Towson on Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium. “I think we worry about ourselves. Especially early in the year, you worry about yourself. You’re not worrying about Connor Kelly or the guys from Maryland. You’re worrying about your offense and the way you’re moving the ball and your defense and the way you’re sliding. So yeah, maybe a turning point for us to know that you can stand toe to toe with the best, but I think a lot of us had that confidence before that scrimmage anyway.”

That confidence is in full bloom for the Hoyas, who have opened a season with three consecutive wins for the first time since starting 8-0 in 2003. Victories against High Point and Robert Morris might have been expected, but defeating a Tigers squad that advanced to last year’s NCAA semifinals is a significant step for a program that went 2-12 in 2016 and 4-10 in 2017.

Coach Kevin Warne deflected any credit for the team’s strong start to the players.

“I’ve done nothing,” he said. “It’s all these guys. The last two years haven’t been up to Georgetown’s standards, and I know that, and I understand the responsibility of being the head coach here. I think when you have a group of seniors that decide that they want to make a change, good things happen. I think their leadership with the 13 guys that we have in that class, they’ve decided, ‘This is our legacy, this one year. So let’s see what we can do by doing the things we need to do, self-police one another, and just work our tails off basically.’ They’re great guys, they’re wonderful to be around and I’m excited to stay around them for the next month-and-a-half.”

Three games are on tap for today. We’ll have previews and links later on our Gameday post.

In the NLL last night (since we haven’t checked in with them in a long time), the Rochester Knighthawks took care of the Buffalo Bandits, 17-10, thanks to 14 points from Joe Resetarits. Elsewhere, Saskatchewan defeated Calgary, 10-6, and New England edged Vancouver, 12-11.

Philly Jawns

We love you Carson Wentz!

World News

China looks like they will drop term limits for Presidents.

Video of the Day

Here’s the official trailer for HBO’s Paterno, starring Al Pacino.

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