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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for April 22, 2018.

What You Missed

Joe Varello, against his younger brother Dan, scored the game-winning goal for Navy against Syracuse. Plus, Kyle Marr delivered once again in Big Ten play.

Lacrosse The Nation

Before we get started, shoutout to the Osborne family for making the trip from Maryland to Cuse for one of the games of the year!

It was great to see the players embrace the kids before the game and even after. Once Navy celebrated on the field, they went back to their bench area and celebrate with the brothers. They also spent time after the game once the craziness was done.

Anyways, here’s some more recaps of games across the country:

More on the Varello brothers from Bob Herzog of Newsday:

“It was a crazy feeling all week,” Joe Varello said in a phone interview on Thursday, a day before the team traveled to Syracuse. “I wanted to make it like any other week, but it wasn’t easy to stay away from the hype. What made it tougher was that it’s such an important game for both teams. There is a lot of emotion.”

For Joe’s younger brother, too. “It was very difficult to block it out,” Danny said before Thursday’s practice. “You try to treat it like it’s just another game and not let the whole family thing get in the way. But it was a weird week. The anticipation was a little crazy. It would’ve been better if it had just been a scrimmage.”

The showdown and its buildup was hard on Joe Sr. and his wife, Joann, too. They were in the Carrier Dome on Saturday along with numerous friends and family. They sat, quite appropriately, right on the 50-yard line between the two team’s benches, which are on the same side of the field. “I’m pretty passionate and pretty vocal. I couldn’t root for one or the other so I just yelled at the refs,” Joe Sr. joked.

So while they agonized every time their sons scrapped, Joe Sr. and Joann Varello could console themselves with this inescapable fact: As parents, they won every faceoff.

Not so for their sons. “I’ll be happy when we can look at each other as brothers again,” Joe Varello said, “and not as enemies on the field.”

In Maryland, the Kent Island JV lacrosse team has cancelled their season after a disturbing video of a locker room assault surfaced. WTOP’s Megan Cloherty has more:

A video of the assault depicts at least two students holding another student down on the floor of the locker room, while others drop their pants and put their genitals in the victim’s face, according to investigators and a representative from the school system who have seen it.

Investigators are still working to identify everyone in the video. The incident allegedly took place on April 13 at Kent Island High School in Stevensville, Maryland. The video of the assault was shared with investigators by a private citizen on Sunday, when the county’s sheriff’s office launched its investigation.

No charges have been filed yet; state’s attorney Lance Richardson confirms he has yet to receive the case. Investigators are working to determine how many students may be culpable.

“There were multiple people that were present during this assault, some of which we’ve identified, some of which we are attempting to identify. These folks would be categorized as witnesses, persons of interest, and suspects,” said Deputy Joe Saboury with the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Two high school teams in the Lehigh Valley helped set up a day of lacrosse to support Cancer Awareness!

Philly Jawns

In a game they shouldn’t have won, the Sixers beat the Heat to earn a commanding 3-1 series lead as the series shifts back to Philly.

World News

Actor Verne Troyer, known for his role as “Mini-Me” in the Austin Powers movies, has died at the age of 49.

Video of the Day

What happens when a couch hits a trampoline?

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