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College Crosse Prospectus - September 17, 2018: Duke & Yale Year In Review; All-Access With Merrimack

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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 September 17, 2018.

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Duke comes in at #2 of our College Crosse Year in Review series.

Season Summary The last time we saw Duke in the national championship was in 2014 where they won their second title in two years. It took some time for them to return, but the senior class finally made their first trip to Championship Weekend.

The Blue Devils made easy work out of Air Force, High Point, and Jacksonville before taking on Denver in their annual matchup. It appeared as if the Pioneers would run away with the game at the end of the third quarter with a three-goal lead, but a seven-goal rally catapulted the Blue Devils to a three-goal victory. Joe Robertson had four goals in that quarter alone. However, Duke suffered their first loss of the season on the road to Penn, who ended the game on a four-goal run to get a one-goal win.

In at #1 of our College Crosse Year in Review is Yale!!

Season Summary Not counting the one they shared with Harvard and Princeton in 1883, Yale finally won their first ever men’s lacrosse national championship. They were alone on top of the lacrosse world in 2018, thanks to an offense led by a Tewaaraton winner and a tough and gritty defense that included two freshmen, one of them in goal.

But it wasn’t all pretty to start. The Bulldogs dropped their first game in Frisco, Texas to Villanova in overtime. The Wildcats scored twice in the final 5:26 of regulation before Danny Seibel scored the game-winner with 20 seconds left in overtime. They were in another battle the following week, this time against Michigan at home. But Yale pulled away late for a four-goal win before beating UMass. The Yale Bulldogs needed another fourth quarter run to get by the Bryant Bulldogs a few days later before going on a 6-1 second half to defeat Fairfield and enter Ivy League play.

Special shout out to Chris for doing such an amazing job with the College Crosse Year in Review series. This was a tremendous undertaking and we’re grateful for all the hard work he put into making the series what it became this past summer.

Movin’ on up! Merrimack dropped a great all-access video of their 2018 title run.

I did a podcast with former Johns Hopkins star Ryan Brown and it was a lot of fun.

We started out the show learning a little bit about Ryan’s background and where he grew up (1:00), we then talked about his playing days at Hopkins and some of his favorite memories from Homewood (6:30). Later in the show we discussed Ryan going pro to the Charlotte Hounds (23:35), his time coaching at Marquette (25:20). Ryan then discussed how he and close friend Deemer Class started up RBDC (27:50) and what it was like winning a Gold medal with Team USA in Israel this past summer (31:20). Finally, we close out with some rapid fire questions to end the show (36:20).

Sad news out of Toronto: Lacrosse player dies in skimboarding mishap in Lake Ontario.

Alejandro Duque wanted to make a difference in the world by advancing cancer research. But the 25-year-old University of Toronto grad won’t get the chance. Toronto Police say they were called to Queen St. E. near the water treatment facility around 5 p.m. Sunday for a male who was having trouble swimming. Officers and paramedics arrived and found people standing around an area with rocks who said a man was in distress.

Get that weight up, lads.

Hartford’s got a chain!!

Great video of North American BALLERS on a 10-day trip to Israel where they toured, coached, and played lacrosse while connecting to Israel and Israelis.

Looking good, JMU!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Eagles may have lost yesterday, but Chris’ old high school pulled off the Philly Special play during a game and that’s the real story from this weekend.

In what comes as absolutely no surprise to this blogger, a local high school pulled off Philly Philly…and it was glorious. I’m not sure how every high school football team in the tri-state area hasn’t put the play in their playbooks, because not even an NFL defense can stop it. Leading 38-28 in the fourth quarter, La Salle College High School pulled off the famous play, and of course, it worked to perfection as Sean Daly gave it to Manny Quiles, who dished it to Liam Tatlongari, who delivered the pass back to Daly for the touchdown.

World/National News

German triathlete banned from all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant for eating too much.

In a visit last weekend to the all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant Running Sushi in Landshut, Bavaria, former bodybuilder Bobrowski, 30, ate close to 100 plates of sushi, sending the restaurant into a state of alarm.

“He eats for five people. That is not normal,” its owner told the Passauer Neue Presse.

Bobrowski has a special diet, in which he doesn’t eat for 20 hours, and then eats “until I’m full,” said the athlete, who works during the day as a software engineer.

At the restaurant, that meant eating almost 100 plates of sushi one evening. Finding Bobrowski’s habits too expensive for their business, the chef and owner of the restaurant personally told him he is now prohibited from returning.

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