Three ranked teams, a Philly Phour matchup, and a Long Island Darby Reverse Survivor-off, headline today’s midweek action!
You can find today’s Big Board directly below. 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. Any stream with a “$” after it means you’ll have to pay a small fee to watch the game.
College Crosse Big Board For February 27, 2018
|3:00 PM||Yale||UMass||UMass All Access||UMass|
|3:00 PM||Hartford||Fairfield||Facebook Live||Fairfield|
|3:00 PM||Mount St. Mary's||Georgetown||GU Hoyas $||Georgetown|
|4:00 PM||Drexel||Villanova||Nova Nation All Access $||Villanova|
|7:00 PM||Boston University||Bryant||NEC Front Row||Bryant|
|7:00 PM||Hofstra||Stony Brook||AmericaEast TV||Stony Brook|
#LaxVegasLines: 2/27 - 2/28 Official Lines pic.twitter.com/ZP3Puq1y5k— Lax Vegas Lines (@LaxVegasLines) February 27, 2018
(Ed. Note: For entertainment and informational purposes only! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling!!)
Games To Watch
- Yale @ UMass (3 PM): This Tuesday could be the first where we could see some interesting upsets of ranked teams. The Bulldogs did struggle with Michigan until the fourth quarter, where the Elis outscored Michigan 9-3 in the second half. UMass had a bad start to Harvard and couldn’t bounce back from that early deficit. But the Minutemen did upset Yale last season in New Haven, and UMass has the upper hand on the Bulldogs in the overall series with a 19-7 advantage.
- Mount St. Mary’s @ Georgetown (3 PM): For the first time since early in the 2016 season, the Georgetown Hoyas find themselves in the top 20 polls at #17. They’re also 3-0 on the season with wins over High Point, Robert Morris, and Towson. They take on a Mount St. Mary’s team that is better than what their 1-3 record may show. The Mountaineers lost by four goals to Delaware, two goals to Towson, and three goals to Richmond last Tuesday. Attackmen Brendan McCarthy and Chris DiPretoro each lead the team with nine goals each.
- Boston University @ Bryant (7 PM): BU fell apart late in their Patriot League opener over Navy, as they allowed two goals to Greyson Torain in the final minute of regulation. The Terriers gave up five of the final six goals in 16:08 of the game after scoring four in a row to start the second half. One bright spot for BU’s defense was Isaac Lipton and his five caused turnovers. Bryant is coming off of a 15-10 win over Hartford on Saturday. With a win, the Bulldogs can win their 200th overall game and 100th as a Division I program.
- Hofstra @ Stony Brook (7 PM): This year’s Long Island Darby adds another twist. It’s a Reverse Survivor-off. The Pride are coming off two losses to top ten teams in Ohio State and Villanova, while the Seawolves are coming off an 18-11 loss to Brown after being down 11-4 at halftime.
Game notes for each team playing today:
- Boston University
- Mount St. Mary’s
- Stony Brook
Jacob Gurvis from The Daily Free Press previews the BU-Bryant game:
“Mid-week games are hard because you don’t have as much time to prepare for your opponent and it doesn’t really come down to scouting reports,” [Ryan] Polley said. “You do a little bit more on the fly so I’m just looking for the team to come out with a lot of energy, work hard, play as hard as they can and go and execute what we want to do as a team and not worry too much about Bryant.”
The Bulldogs this season have been bolstered by the performance of senior attack Cam Ziegler, who leads the team with 15 points and seven assists.
Freshman attack Marc O’Rourke and senior midfielder Tom Kennedy follow not far behind Ziegler with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Polley noted that something his team needs to be aware of is the Bulldog’s transition offense, as they are clearing the ball at 94.9 percent.
“They really get out quick so we’re really going to have to do a great job,” Polley said. “Our offensive [midfielders] are going to have to do a great job of keeping field balance when we’re on offense, and as they push that transition, getting back and matching up and not allowing them to get early offense and easy goals…”
Check out the latest Hofstra Pride Coaches Report with Seth Tierney!
Our great friend Dan Osborne, also known as 1987 Sucks on Twitter, wrote this fantastic piece about his son Grayson for LaxAllStars.
Check out the newest episode of Across College Lacrosse!
Also read today’s Prospectus and our new top 20 poll!
We have some more conference honors:
- Player of the Week: Jake Hervada (Delaware)
- Rookie of the Week: Phil Wies (Towson)
- Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Kearnan (Canisius)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Zingaro (Manhattan)
- Rookie of the Week: Sean MacKinney (Manhattan)
- Offensive Player of the Week: Jeremy Winston (Jacksonville)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Dixon Smith (Jacksonville)
Michigan got their team photo taken:
Is there a better way to celebrate Spring Break than with team photo day?#EarnIt〽️ | #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/XEU1J1fxXd— Michigan Lacrosse (@UMichLacrosse) February 27, 2018
Lars Tiffany is a great man with great quotes:
This week's #HooKnows the men share what their favorite Lars Tiffany quote, phrase or saying is. Even Coach Tiffany joins the action in this fun-filled #HoosLife look. #Wahoowa ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/J8m4LINYQR— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) February 27, 2018
A closer look at Penn State’s new helmets:
Breaking out the Matte Grey this weekend. #WeAre @CascadeLacrosse @IL_Gear pic.twitter.com/rCJsemUBIj— Penn State Men’s Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) February 27, 2018
Song of the Day
Once again, the club is going up, on a Tuesday!
Games start at 3! I’ll see you out there!