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College Crosse Prospectus: Recapping Sunday’s action

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 19, 2018.

What You Missed

We recapped Saturday’s big slate of games.

Lacrosse The Nation

Let’s take a look at Sunday’s games:

College Crosse Scoreboard For March 18, 2018

Time Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Time Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Noon Stony Brook 7, UMBC 6 Stony Brook Recap Stony Brook (2-5): vs. Hartford (3/24); UMBC (2-5): vs. Michigan (3/24)
1:00 PM Rutgers 14, Syracuse 10 Rutgers Recap Rutgers (6-2): vs. Delaware (3/24); Syracuse (3-3): @ Duke (3/24)
1:00 PM Duke 9, Cleveland State 3 Duke Recap Duke (8-1): vs. Syracuse (3/24); Cleveland State (2-7): @ Penn State (3/24)
  • Syracuse @ Rutgers: The Syracuse Orange offense woke up, for a little bit, in the first quarter. Led by two goals from Stephen Rehfuss, Syracuse scored four times in the first quarter, mainly by holding onto the ball and forcing shot clocks on Rutgers’ defense. But that all changed later in the game, as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights would begin to dominate, beginning on a 3-0 to begin the second quarter as the game would be tied at five entering halftime. After two Nate Solomon goals, momentum quickly went to Rutgers 18 seconds after the junior’s second tally of the day, as goalie Dom Madonna let the ball out of his stick a little early with Jules Heningburg in sight and the senior attackman cashing in on a brutal mistake. That would lead to a 7-0 run to pretty much end the game. Syracuse committed a season-high 22 turnovers, including nine in the fourth quarter, with 15 of those being unforced. Heningburg finished the day with six goals and two assists in front of a program-record crowd of 5,048.
  • In their second game in as many days, the Duke Blue Devils had an interesting first half with the Cleveland State Vikings, as the Blue Devils only led by one at the half. Brad Smith, Peter Conley, and Justin Guterding got things going early in the first half before Cleveland State’s Michael Wilson scored two goals of his own to make it a game. After both teams exchanged goals before intermission, it was all Duke for the next 30 minutes, as Guterding would score four more goals and assist on a Jake Seau tally to give the Blue Devils the 9-3 win. Danny Fowler made six saves in the win compared to Stephen Russo’s 17 for the Vikings.
  • In a low-scoring affair, the Stony Brook Seawolves held off the UMBC Retrievers 7-6 down in Baltimore. Jack Walsh and Wayne White each scored two goals for the Seawolves for their second win of the season, while Michael Bollinger made six saves in the win. UMBC made things interesting with a 3-0 run early in the fourth quarter in a span of 2:43, but could not get the equalizer in the final 10 minutes of the game. Billy Nolan had a game-high three goals and one assist for the Retrievers, and Billy O’Hara caused three turnovers.

Meanwhile in the women’s game, the Temple Owls upset the Denver Pioneers for their first win over a ranked team since 2015!

US Lacrosse Magazine has released their new top 20 with Albany at #1. Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame, and Denver round out the top five.

We want to remind everyone how great this preview was and the fact that the actual thing was also fantastic:

Grace Hylinski of The Daily Pennsylvania writes how a permanent shot clock would change how the Penn Quakers play lacrosse:

Quakers’ standout midfielder Tyler Dunn likes the shot clock because it increases the pace of play, creates early offensive opportunities, and makes the game more exciting.

“We play with a settled offense, but we still like to get shots off early,” Dunn said. “Typically, we try to get a good look at goal within the first 30 seconds of possession.”

On the defensive end of the field, senior Connor Keating does not believe that the shot clock will affect the style of play on defense.

“We cannot deviate from our game plan purely based off the shot clock,” Keating maintained.

[Mike] Murphy believes that the shot clock can be the deciding factor in a tight game.

“The shot clock is probably the most disproportionately important part of our game,” he said. “For example, in the Penn State game, we lost around 90 percent of the faceoffs, and so when the other team has that many more possessions than we do, it makes it very hard to win a game.”

Philly Jawns

A St. Joe’s student is missing in Bermuda while on a rugby tour with his team.

World News

March Madness is weird (and fun), yo.

Video of the Day

A+ work by the Milwaukee Brewers:

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