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College Crosse Prospectus/Gameday: Recapping Saturday’s games; Previewing ACC & Patriot League championships

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here everything you need to know for April 29, 2018.

What You Missed

Maryland defeated Johns Hopkins in one of the greatest games in the history of their rivalry.

Find out how we got to today’s conference championship games.

Lacrosse The Nation

Here’s some recaps from yesterday’s games across the country:

Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala was proud of how Shack Stanwick played in the loss to Maryland, pens Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun:

“He was cleared, and we had to decide if it was in the best interest of our athlete to put him out on the field,” Pietramala said after the game. “We’re certainly a better team with him than without him. I thought he showed a lot of courage and a lot of guts to walk out onto that field and play today. Quite frankly, I’m tired of hearing how soft Shack Stanwick is. There’s a few people out there that don’t take the pounding that he takes and take the injuries that he has right now. To step out on that field against that defense and play, I’m really proud of him.”

The remaining eight conference tournaments are set and ready to go for next week:

America East (at Albany)

Semifinals: Thursday, May 3 (ESPN+)
No. 2 Stony Brook vs. No. 3 Vermont (4:30 PM)
No. 1 Albany vs. No. 4 UMass Lowell (7 PM)

Championship: Saturday, May 5 (Noon, ESPNU)

Big East (at Villanova)

Semifinals: Thursday, May 3 (CBS Sports Network)
No. 1 Denver vs. No. 4 Marquette (4:30 PM)
No. 2 Georgetown vs. No. 3 Villanova (7 PM)

Championship: Saturday, May 5 (2 PM, CBS Sports Network)

Big Ten (at Michigan)

Semifinals: Thursday, May 3 (BTN)
No. 1 Maryland vs. No. 4 Rutgers (5 PM)
No. 2 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 3 Ohio State (7:30 PM)

Championship: Saturday, May 5 (7 PM, BTN)

CAA (at UMass)

Semifinals: Thursday, May 3 (LSN)
No. 1 UMass vs. No. 4 Hofstra (5 PM)
No. 2 Towson vs. No. 3 Fairfield (7:30 PM)

Championship: Saturday, May 5 (1 PM, LSN)

Ivy League (at Columbia)

Semifinals: Friday, May 4 (ESPNU)
No. 1 Yale vs. No. 4 Penn (6 PM)
No. 2 Cornell vs. No. 3 Brown (8:30 PM)

Championship: Sunday, May 6 (Noon, ESPNU)

MAAC (at Monmouth)

Semifinals: Thursday, May 3 (ESPN+)
No. 1 Quinnipiac vs. No. 4 Canisius (Noon)
No. 2 Detroit Mercy vs. No. 3 Monmouth (3 PM)

Championship: Saturday, May 5 (10 AM, ESPNU)

NEC (at Saint Joseph’s)

Semifinals: Thursday, May 3 (NEC Front Row)
No. 1 Saint Joseph’s vs. No. 4 Sacred Heart (TBD)
No. 2 Bryant vs. No. 3 Robert Morris (TBD)

Championship: Saturday, May 5 (TBD, NEC Front Row)

Southern Conference (at Richmond)

Semifinals: Thursday, May 3 (SoCon Digital Network)
No. 1 Richmond vs. No. 4 Furman (5:30 PM)
No. 2 High Point vs. No. 3 Jacksonville (8 PM)

Championship: Saturday, May 5 (2 PM, SoCon Digital Network)

Now, let’s get to today’s two conference championship games!

College Crosse Big Board For April 29, 2018

Time Away Home Conference Tournament Stream Live Stats
Time Away Home Conference Tournament Stream Live Stats
Noon Virginia Notre Dame ACC Championship ESPNU Virginia
Noon Lehigh Loyola Patriot League Championship CBS Sports Network Loyola

Get yourself ready with game notes from today’s games:

In Charlottesville, Matt Moore and company have a ton of confidence to take home a conference title after breaking a long conference winless streak earlier this year, writes Mike Barber of the Richmond-Times Dispatch:

“I was kind of struggling at the beginning of the year with confidence,” Moore said, before sharing his new mantra. “Just saying, ‘I’m going to do it. I’m going to go 100 percent. If I make a mistake, I make a mistake.’ ”

That confidence, especially in key spots, is part of the mindset second-year coach Lars Tiffany is trying to instill in his resurgent program.

“The bigger the moment, the more we thrive,” Tiffany said is the attitude he wants his program to be known for. “Boy, that was Matt Moore tonight.”

There’s two more Division I conference championships today! North Carolina takes on Boston College in the ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship. Our friends at BC Interruption have you ready to go for that matchup at 1 PM.

In the Pac-12 Championship, Colorado and Stanford will battle it out today at 2 PM Eastern for the inaugural conference championship. Here’s a preview to get yourself caught up on the lax action out west.

In Division II, Georgian Court and Chestnut Hill square off in the CACC title game at noon. Saint Leo takes on Tampa in the Sunshine State championship at 1 PM. Lenoir-Rhyne plays Wingate in the SAC championship at 1 PM. Belmont Abbey and Limestone play for the Carolinas Championship at 1 PM.

Philly Jawns

The Eagles had a good draft, and they also got a rugby player!

World News

North Korea is closing their nuclear test site in May and will unify their time zone with South Korea.

Video of the Day

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