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College Crosse Prospectus - April 5, 2018: Bucknell Beats Yale In OT; The Other Guys In The 2018 Tewaaraton Race.

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Bucknell beat Yale last night 9-8 in overtime.

The Bucknell Bison went up to New Haven this evening and upset the Yale Bulldogs 9-8 in overtime. Bucknell’s WIll Sands had a good night with three assists, but most of BU’s heavy hitting tonight came from Connor O’Hara (4 Gs & 2 As) and Sean O’Brien (4 Gs & 1 A). Special shout out to Bucknell goalie Christian Klipstein who finished the game with 11 saves, including a couple big ones in the 4th quarter.

Our man Dan wrote a great post on The Other Guys in the 2018 Tewaaraton race.

Yes, the Tewaaraton watch list has a million guys on it. Yes, most of them won’t win the Tewaaraton. Yes, one of the guys on the watch list (Grant Ament) STILL has yet to play a minute of college lacrosse this year. In fact, if you ask most lacrosse viewers who will win the Tewaaraton this year, you’ll likely get an answer of Justin Guterding, Connor Fields, Trevor Baptiste, or Connor Kelly. In truth, that list of four probably does hold the Tewaaraton winner. Those are dominant players who change the fortunes of their teams almost singlehandedly. But that doesn’t mean we should just skip looking at some other guys in college lacrosse who are absolutely having Tewaaraton caliber seasons and careers.

Teen Wolf helped convince these kids to play lacrosse (50 second mark).

CitrusTV breaks down the upcoming Syracuse vs. Cornell game.

Here’s a good post on Maryland’s Colin Giblin.

Last summer, a week after the Maryland men’s lacrosse team defeated Ohio State in the national championship game, attackman Colin Giblin felt a newfound sense of urgency. The Bethesda native had spent his first three seasons as a Terp primarily on the scout team and wanted to make an impact in his senior year. So he and midfielder Christian Zawadzki decided to spend the summer in College Park, where they could train and work together. During fall practices, it was unclear Giblin’s efforts would be rewarded. He bounced between the Terps’ scout team and second line.

But Giblin’s improvements have been recognized in the spring, and he’s appeared in every game and emerged as an offensive threat for No. 2 Maryland. With three scores and three assists, he’s already surpassed his production from last year. “He’s a guy who has improved in so many ways since his arrival,” coach John Tillman said. “He’s gotten stronger and faster. His skill set is a lot better. Spending a lot of time on the scout team has really developed him as a player.”

Deadspin published a pretty explosive story yesterday: Native American Lacrosse Teams Reported Racial Abuse. Then Their League Expelled Them.

Until a few weeks ago, Moreno’s team was one of a few majority-Native lacrosse teams playing in the DPLL, the only lacrosse league in the Dakotas, which includes players from age 11 through high school. 7 Flames draws most of its players from two Lakota reservations, while two other Native-majority teams in the league, Susbeca (which means dragonfly in the Dakota language) and Lightning Stick Society, field mostly players from Dakota reservations.

Last month, these three Native American teams were suddenly expelled from the DPLL by league administrator Corey Mitchell, for reasons players and coaches say they still do not understand. Members of all three teams say they have experienced severe racial abuse from other DPLL players, parents, and referees, and they allege they were kicked out of the league because Mitchell was uninterested in addressing their allegations of racial abuse.

Towson’s game this weekend versus Drexel has been moved to Friday.

A potential snowstorm that is projected to blanket the Baltimore region Saturday has forced the rescheduling of Saturday’s men’s lacrosse game between Drexel (4-5 overall, 0-1 Colonial Athletic Association) and Towson (3-6, 0-1). Saturday’s game, which was originally scheduled for a noon start, has been moved up one day to Friday.

A win over UMBC this weekend by the Great Danes would tie the Albany record for best start to a season.

The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team can tie a record for the best start in program history by beating Maryland-Baltimore County in a game scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m.

The top-ranked Great Danes would go to 11-0 with a victory, matching the feat of the 2007 Great Danes.

UAlbany assistant coach Liam Gleason was a defenseman on that team 11 years ago.

“It’s exciting,” Gleason said. “A similarity is both teams started off with a big win. In 2007, (a season-opening win at top-ranked) Johns Hopkins and this year, to knock off Syracuse, it lays that foundation right from the start that you’ve got that confidence to beat a name and then you can believe that, hey, this is a real deal.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Pop-up Beer Gardens in Philly are on the horizon.

Spring weather just gets screwier, but when the beer garden opening announcements start to drop, it’s a sign that warmth is finally on its way. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s pop-up gardens will return to South Street and University City at the end of the month. This year, they’ll reopen the flagship site near 15th and South and bring back the garden at uCity Square, which debuted last year near 36th and Filbert Streets.

World/National News

#SpringSport: Record-breaking, ‘ridiculous’ April cold and snow set to hit northeastern U.S. this weekend.

An unusually cold winter storm is bound for New York City — again. Dreams of clear skies and mild weather will have to wait, as forecasters predicted Wednesday that a record-breaking Arctic blast is headed for the East Coast this weekend. “Ridiculous late season arctic outbreak Fri/Sat,” Weather Company meteorologist Michael Palmer tweeted. Temperatures in the city are expected to drop as much as 20 degrees below the normal and a slushy snow-rain mix will likely start falling on Friday and continue well into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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