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College Crosse Prospectus - April 11, 2018: Cornell Knocks Off Syracuse; How To Watch Notre Dame vs. Marquette.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 11, 2018.

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Cornell beat Syracuse 13-8 last night to extend their winning streak to five games. Also Loyola was able to withstand Georgetown for an 11-8 win yesterday as well. You can find all the scores and highlights from Tuesday and Chris’ recap of all the action yesterday here.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️: Pat Spencer, A, Loyola - The junior did his job and set the Patriot League’s all-time assist record AS A JUNIOR. He’s not getting a ton of attention this season, but he’s quietly putting up more monster numbers with 25 goals and 40 assists.

⭐️⭐️: Jeff Teat, A, Cornell - It wasn’t 12 points like he had on Saturday, but it was half of that. Despite being matched up against Nick Mellen and the Orange throwing everything they had on him, the stud sophomore still created terrific scoring chances and offense, including a bullet in the fourth quarter. Time. Room. Bullseye.

Notre Dame is travelling to Milwaukee to play Marquette tonight. The game is at 7:00 and you can watch it on FS1. You can find the Live Stats for the game here.

Here’s a preview of the Notre Dame vs. Marquette game by The Observer.

No. 15 Notre Dame will travel north and face Marquette on Wednesday for a midweek matchup against the Golden Eagles. After never finding an offensive rhythm against No. 5 Duke and losing 8-2 at home, the Irish (5-4, 1-2 ACC) will travel to meet the Golden Eagles (5-4, 2-1 Big East) for the seventh time in program history. Notre Dame has not lost yet in the series, with six wins in as many matchups. But despite the history of success against Marquette, the Irish will not be overlooking the Golden Eagles by any stretch.

“We don’t have any neutral opponents,” Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “Marquette is a well coached team, and they are very disciplined. We aren’t going to do anything different against them.” Although the Irish struggled offensively in their last game, their defense allows an average of 9.00 goals per game, ranking 18th in the country despite having faced four of the top-11 scoring offenses in the country so far this season. Notre Dame’s defense has held six of its nine opponents to fewer than 10 goals scored, and it held both Duke and No. 12 Virginia to season-low scoring totals in its games against them.

Here’s a great article on Bucknell: How Bucknell’s senior class has turned the Bison into college lacrosse’s hottest team.

It began with a meeting. After the final practice this past fall, Bucknell’s senior lacrosse players sat down with a mission. The Bison went a disappointing 5-8 in 2017, just the second losing season in head coach Frank Fedorjaka’s dozen years in charge of the program. This senior class was supposed to be ticketed for special things; sloshing through a second suboptimal season wasn’t an option. “No one was talking about us after last year,” senior Sean O’Brien said, “and frankly we didn’t have anything to talk about.” So the seniors wrote down, on a sheet of paper, a list of goals and team rules to keep themselves locked in for their final go-round.

They came up with a mission, an ethos, and core values:

Mission: Win the Patriot League Championship

Ethos: We are committed, to the Bucknell men’s lacrosse program (and all its values, the system, teammates, and administration); to yourself (accountability for meeting team standards, always striving towards goals); and to the game (respect, understanding what it takes to win)

Core Values: No excuses (don’t make them, don’t let others make them for you); earn everything (nothing’s given, gotta take it); and appreciation (think about how lucky you really are)

Shout out to Noelle Lambert: Lacrosse player who lost her leg in moped accident scores in her first game back.

A top scorer for the University of Massachusetts’ women’s lacrosse team was back in action last week after losing her leg two years ago. Noelle Lambert, a student at UMass Lowell, played in her first game with the River Hawks on Saturday after a serious moped accident on Martha’s Vineyard in 2016 resulted in Lambert’s left leg being amputated.

The lacrosse player was 19 and a freshman during the accident. She told Teen Vogue in October 2017 right after the moped hit a dump truck, she “looked down at my leg, and it was gone. Obviously, lacrosse was one of the first things I thought of, that I was never going to be able to play again.” But despite the serious injury, the New Hampshire native told Boston 25 News that when she woke up in the hospital, she “had this mindset where I was going to try to come back

What is Penn State men’s lacrosse’s road to the Big Ten tournament?

Two games down, three to go. The Big Ten season absolutely flies by in men’s lacrosse, but week-after-week it continues to be among the most entertaining lacrosse in the country. Two weeks in a row the weekly Sunday night game has been an absolute barnburner. Last week, Johns Hopkins downed Rutgers with a game winning goal in the dying seconds in Piscataway. And this week Maryland squeaked out of Happy Valley with a 13-12 win over Penn State. The contests have been what we’ve come to expect of Big Ten games over the last few years: physical, tight and played out by some of the best players in the country. Anyone that made it out to Panzer Stadium Sunday night saw that firsthand.

The origin story of Rutgers’ lacrosse stick celebration.

If you’ve every watched a Rutgers men’s lacrosse game, you’ve probably noticed something about the sideline every time the No. 8 Scarlet Knights score a goal. As Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400” plays on the loudspeakers, the entire sideline raises their sticks above their heads and moves them up and down.

In the above tweet, Dan Aburn of Inside Lacrosse refers to the celebration as the “NHL 94,” an homage to the retro video game where the players would celebrate in a similar fashion. However, this sparked debate on Lacrosse Twitter, as ESPN lacrosse play-by-play man Anish Shroff pointed out that the Tusken Raider from Star Wars did it first.

The origin of this celebration for Rutgers goes back to the beginning of the year, when junior attacker Connor Vercruysse scored his first goal of the season and celebrated by raising his stick above his head.

“It kinda started in the first game after I scored one of my first goals. I was just trying to put my hands up and start doing that,” he said.

Casey Powell Lacrosse 2018 is coming out this week!!

UPDATE: (4-10-18) Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 has been delayed, due to various approvals. The new release date is scheduled for April 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam.

“It has to be that way”: Maryland lacrosse depends on Connor Kelly’s scoring.

With the Maryland men’s lacrosse team struggling to overtake then-No. 15 Penn State on Sunday, midfielder Connor Kelly quickly buried his disappointing showing from the previous weekend to lead a comeback.

His fifth conversion of the day leveled the score at 10, prompting him to nod his head before celebrating his fourth-quarter finish. He struck for a career-high sixth time later in the period to help seal a 13-12 win for the No. 1 Terps.

After failing to find the back of the net against Michigan on March 31, Kelly reached the level of play he’ll need to continue for the Terps to make a deep postseason run. He’s the team’s de facto star following the departures of attackmen Matt Rambo and Colin Heacock.

“Last week wasn’t his best shooting week,” Tillman said. “He deferred and made plays and got everyone else involved. This week he came back and had a little bit more of a scoring role. For us to be good, it has to be that way.”

Personal note, I’m off of Twitter! Everything’s all good, just with the new job starting soon I figured it would be a good idea to cool off of social media. My last Tweet was definitely #OnBrand:

What’s Up, Jersey?!

Shaq is opening a $79M apartment tower in Newark.

Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is making his mark on his hometown skyline. And much like the 7-foot-1-inch sports legend, the 22-story apartment complex -- colloquially called “Shaq Towers” -- will hover over the city’s downtown as its first high-rise in more than 50 years. “I remember when I was growing up (the city) used to be beautiful like this so the older I get, I want it to be a little more beautiful,” O’Neal told NJ Advance Media. “I invest in things that are going to make a difference.”

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Shout to these two hardworking students!: Two Nigerian brides leave their wedding receptions to sit final year exams.

Imagine having your final year exam and wedding day on the same day. Which would you choose? Two Nigerian brides were forced to make a tough decision last weekend when they left their wedding receptions to sit their final year exam, dressed in their wedding finery. The two final year students, who study Mass Communication, hastily said their “I dos” to their grooms before heading to an exam hall because of a date clash.

Dorcas Atsea and Deborah Atoh had fixed their wedding dates when the exam, originally scheduled for February, was postponed due to inadequate facilities at the Benue State University in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region. When the new dates were announced, the final year “Media Ethics and Law” exam clashed with the dates both women had chosen for their weddings. “My wedding was already fixed and planned before the exam,” Atsea told CNN. “I attempted to shift the exam, but to no avail.” “I went to the exam officer, she said I should choose between the two: the exam or the wedding,” Atoh said.

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