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Reverse Survivor: We’re down to three

Furman, High Point, and NJIT are the three remaining contestants left on the island.

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We’re already down to only three contestants* for Reverse Survivor in Week 4 of the competition after two left the island this past weekend. But this is where the waiting really beings.

This time last year, we had four teams remaining, but we lasted until early April until our competition was over. This year, we have three teams that have the potential to win games this week, or not win at all for some time.

The teams that are on to better things:

Two of our teams are from the SoCon, which begins their conference schedule this weekend. NJIT continues playing other teams as an independent.

Reverse Survivor Week 4

Team Record Next Opponent Date Opponent After That Date
Team Record Next Opponent Date Opponent After That Date
Furman 0-6 vs. Richmond 3/17 @ VMI 3/24
High Point 0-6 vs. Bellarmine 3/17 vs. Richmond 3/24
NJIT 0-8 @ Saint Joseph's 3/16 @ Fairfield 3/20

Candidates To Leave The Island

All three teams have prime chances of leaving the island this weekend.

The Furman Paladins takes on a Richmond team that sits at 3-3 and was involved in an 18-12 shootout with VMI over the weekend. The Paladins have been on and off this season, with really good performances against North Carolina and Canisius, but not showing up against Vermont and Penn State. They’ll need Jonah Moore at attack and many of their midfielders to step up against a Spider defense that isn’t the same as it was last year. If they lose this weekend, they should beat VMI next weekend.

Meanwhile, the High Point Panthers host Bellarmine in their SoCon opener. It’ll be their first game in two weeks after they lost to Robert Morris, 16-11. Their opponent also had the week off after losing to Detroit Mercy and upsetting Marquette in overtime in the Midwest Lacrosse Classic. Both teams will look to get off to a good start in conference play, and make a hunt for a spot in the SoCon Tournament.

The NJIT Highlanders is at Saint Joseph’s in a game that was almost a Reverse Survivor-off had the Hawks not destroyed Monmouth on Saturday. Maybe there was a chance for the Highlanders to get their first win before St. Joe’s win, but it appears those chances look slimmer with the surprise result.

*Hampton was also winless, but they won their first game last weekend over Westminster. But since they’re still in a transition schedule that features many Division II and III schools, they are not eligible for this season. To include a program that doesn’t play a full Division I schedule in this competition misses the point.