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College Crosse Prospectus - January 21, 2019: Weekend Scrimmage Recaps

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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 January 21, 2019.

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Here’s a post from the Daily Tar Heel about UNC’s scrimmage with Jacksonville.

The North Carolina men’s lacrosse team slipped by the Jacksonville Dolphins, 10-9, Saturday morning in Jacksonville, Fla. in the team’s first scrimmage of the 2019 season. Junior midfielder Justin Anderson scored four goals to lead the Tar Heels.

What happened?

UNC took control early and led Jacksonville, 5-1, at the end of the first quarter. But it didn’t take long for the Dolphins to climb back into the game.

Jacksonville responded with five goals of its own and kept North Carolina off the scoreboard in the second quarter. Head coach Joe Breschi said his team’s failure to make every possession count resulted in 12 first-half turnovers.

“I think we were careless with our possessions,” Breschi said. “And maybe part of it was jumping out to that lead and understanding that we’re shooting the ball well. We kinda forgot how we got there.”

Here are some sights & sounds from the UNC vs. JAX scrimmage.

Let’s start the season today: Here’s some footage from the Rutgers & Villanova scrimmage over the weekend.

Great article by Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun on George Mason head coach Jessica Morgan’s induction into the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame.

Jessica “Jessy” Morgan’s list of contributions to women’s lacrosse is long and prominent: a highly touted prospect at McDonogh, a three-year starter at Virginia and a member of the 2004 NCAA championship team, a two-time member of the United States developmental squad, and coach at Howard and now George Mason. But in her typical humble manner, Morgan, 33, is self-deprecating about her induction into the Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Foundation’s Hall of Fame on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville.

“I’m a defender. I can’t do anything successfully without the people who put the ball in the net,” she said Wednesday. “I’m just a low man on the totem pole, just a happy-to-be-here kind of thing. But I’m so thankful that people acknowledge my hard work. I wasn’t even a lacrosse player in high school. So to have come this far and played for the U.S. and have a career in lacrosse now, I feel like it’s an accomplishment, but it’s not my own accomplishment. It’s because other people have believed in me and gotten me here and given me an opportunity. I’m just fortunate.”

I could watch snow being removed from lacrosse fields all day long.

Bleacher Report took a hit after technical difficulties impacted several NLL games over the weekend.

When you’re a business and you’re providing a service to the public, for better or worse, nobody really remembers the times things have run smoothly but everyone sure remembers when things do not. That was the situation Bleacher Report faced Saturday night as B/R Live suffered technical difficulties for at least 90 minutes. B/R Live’s support account tweeted at 8:39 ET that they were aware of technical problems and were doing what they could to fix them ... In addition, the National Lacrosse League had four games going on consisting of defending champs Saskatchewan taking on Rochester. B/R Live also broadcasted ONE Championship but that took place earlier in the day and was unaffected

Get better everyday.

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Better everyday. #CreateOurs

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US Lacrosse with a good article about why this may be the year for Rutgers.

Brian Brecht doesn’t shy away from the obvious. He knows the question is coming, and while the Rutgers coach doesn’t outright say it, he hopes it isn’t still lingering in mid-May.

When will the Scarlet Knights break through and earn their first NCAA tournament berth since 2004? Heavens knows it feels like they’ve been on the precipice of playing deeper into May for a while.

“To take that next step, it’s going to be more about us,” Brecht said. “We have to perform better in certain areas for a whole 60 minutes, not just finish well or start off well. We’ve established ourselves as a really good program and having some really good players. To take that next step, we have to be great and elite.”

Here’s a great moment from after Maryland’s scrimmage with Marquette.

Speaking of Maryland, I really like this hype video the Terps dropped on Instagram.

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Rise. Grind. Repeat . . #BeTheBest

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Stringers Society with a nice season preview & podcast.

The 2019 NCAA lacrosse season has finally come. Along with the brisk winds, the start of a new season of lacrosse is sweeping across the nation. This is the most exciting time of the year for college lacrosse players and coaches coming back for another shot at greatness. Everyone is trying to make their name known in the game of college lacrosse forever. Players trained all offseason, and now it’s time to show everyone who put in the work. College lacrosse players all are probably just finishing up their “hell week,” and only the strong will survive. Expect to see the greatest teamwork out of the squad that had the roughest “hell week,” because it brings a team together as a unit, ready to attack.

Take a behind the scenes tour of Villanova’s Media Day.

The Seals are extending their reach into Mexico.

What made the win even more historic was the fact that the Seals, seeing a marketing opportunity for both the professional side and for fan development, became the first team ever in the NLL’s 33 year history to broadcast games in Spanish.

The Seals brought on Síntesis TV (@sintesis_tv), which serves the San Diego and Baja Mexico region to carry their home games. Síntesis TV was founded in 1985 and offers objective and truthful information about the Baja California region, also at a National and International level. Síntesis TV broadcasts through open television signal in San Diego County and Baja California on channel 50.4 and in Northern Mexico channel 71 IZZI. Osvaldo Samaniego and Jorge Camacho called the game, and will be back in the broadcast chairs for the remainder of the schedule, a portion of which will be carried in English on Bleacher Report Live (@brlive), with continued talks of a local English language carrier also in the mix

Amen, Quint. #FreeLaxPower

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly’s Tony Luke’s to open 7 locations in NYC area.

Tony Luke’s, the cheesesteak shop by Philly icon Anthony Lucidonio Jr., a.k.a Tony Luke Jr., was born in Philly, but at this point, the brand is much bigger than its hometown. It now owns addresses all over the country: Ocean City, Maryland has a Tony Luke’s, Houston has a Tony Luke’s. The friggin’ Pentagon has a Tony Luke’s. There used to be a Tony Luke’s in Bahrain, somehow, but it closed. New York is up next, and it’s getting a heavy dose of the sandwich stylings of South Philly.

Luke announced on Facebook that he would open a store in each of the five boroughs, plus two more in Long Island and Yonkers. Brooklyn is expected to open sometime this spring according to the locations page on the official site.

World/National News

The largest Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service event is going to be in Philadelphia today.

The nation pauses to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. It’s a federal holiday to mark the birthday of the iconic civil rights leader. It’s much more than just a day off from work and school, it’s also an opportunity to give back to your community. Philadelphia is proud to host the largest MLK Day of Service event in the entire nation.

It’s the only way to fly: New gigantic plane might change flying forever.

Some of the world’s most prestigious airlines are on tenterhooks as the first flight of an aircraft that could change long-haul travel for decades looms ever closer.

Executives at Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways, among others, will have their eyes cast to the skies this spring when Boeing is expected to fly one of its new 777X planes for the first time.

The 777-9, the first of the X family to be developed, will have the biggest jet engines ever seen, attached to the longest wings of any aircraft ever made by the Seattle-based manufacturer.

The 777X has been said to be the result of the very best of the existing 777 plane, as favoured by the likes of British Airways et al, and the game-changing 787 Dreamliner, which has been praised as one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in history, garnishing plaudits from passengers on BA, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic alike.

Your GIF/Video for January 21, 2019

John Wick 3 trailer dropped and it looks glorious.

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