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College Crosse Gameday: How To Watch, Attachments, & Open Thread For April 24, 2018

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SZN IS HERE!

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The Patriot League always has the honors of kick starting conference tournament SZN. They do it again tonight with the Patriot League Quarterfinals.

College Crosse Big Board For April 24, 2018

Time Away Home Conference Tournament Stream Live Stats
Time Away Home Conference Tournament Stream Live Stats
7:00 PM Colgate Lehigh Patriot League Quarterfinals Patriot League Network Lehigh
7:00 PM Bryant Brown Ivy League Network ($) Brown
7:30 PM Boston University Bucknell Patriot League Quarterfinals Patriot League Network Bucknell

Skittles Scale!

(Ed. Note: For information/entertainment purposes only! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling)

Game Previews

  • #6 Boston University @ #3 Bucknell (7:30 PM): For the first time since 2013, Bucknell is a top 10 team. They have a very good resume, but might need to do some work in the Patriot League Tournament to assure themselves of an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament. Will Sands is an excellent attackman and should be considered for First Team All-American honors. BU looks to overcome their earlier meeting from March, where the Terriers led by two at halftime before falling 16-9. PL Rookie of the Year Chris Gray had seven points in their first meeting and has become their best player on offense.
  • #5 Colgate @ #4 Lehigh (7 PM): In the earlier Patriot League Quarterfinal, the Mountain Hawks limp into their quarterfinal matchup with the Raiders on a three-game losing streak. But those losses were against teams that are or would eventually be nationally ranked. Colin Kirst started in goal against Bucknell on Friday, but would eventually be relieved by James Spence. I’d expect to see Spence in goal, with older brother Lucas possibly becoming the first player to score 50 points in three seasons. Colgate also had a three-game losing streak of their own before beating Lafayette on Friday. Mike Hawkins is a Second Team All-Patriot League selection at attack, with Sam Cleveland and Griffin Brown helping out at midfield.
  • Bryant @ Brown (7 PM): This game means almost nothing, except for maybe momentum for Bryant entering the NEC Tournament. This is Bryant’s last game before the conference tournament. Brown lost the Ocean State Cup to Providence last weekend in overtime and are 5-7 on the year. The Bears won last year’s battle in Smithfield.

Attachments

Here’s some game notes and previews for today’s games:

The Patriot League released their end of year awards:

  • Offensive Player of the Year: Pat Spencer (Loyola)
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Foster Huggins (Loyola)
  • Faceoff Specialist of the Year: Joe Varello (Navy)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: Jacob Stover (Loyola)
  • Rookie of the Year: Chris Gray (Boston University)
  • The William Lawson Coach of the Year: Frank Fedorjaka (Bucknell)

The Big Ten and SoCon released their weekly honors:

  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week: Jack Jasinski (Ohio State)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Rexrode (Rutgers)
  • Big Ten Specialist of the Week: Justin Inacio (Ohio State)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jackson Reid (Ohio State)
  • SoCon Offensive Player of the Week: William Holcomb (Furman)
  • SoCon Defensive Player of the Week: Tim Troutner Jr. (High Point)

Make sure you check out today’s Prospectus for the rest of the conference honors.

Song of the Day

As per the Tuesday lacrosse rules...just kidding Meek Mill is free so we’re throwing out those rules:

Games start at 7! I’ll see you out there!