We have a full slate today, folks, with 30 games scheduled. The first one begins at 11:00 AM with Dartmouth vs. Bryant and the last game begins at 5:00 PM with Hartford vs. Canisius. So you pretty much have brunch through #SaturdayNightLacrosse all locked in and ready to go. We are all truly blessed.
Speaking of being truly blessed, shout out to our man Anish for this fantastic Ode To Lacrosse video that was released yesterday.
Mmm hmmm. That really gets the blood flowing on a Saturday morning. Directly below is the Big Board for February 23rd. As usual, clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage, while clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game. Additionally, clicking the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that particular game. All times Eastern Standard Time.
College Crosse Game Day Big Board For February 23, 2019
Collge Crossecast Week 3 Preview
If you missed our Week 2 review pod, which we taped on Monday, you can it find here. On Wednesday night, Jake, Ryan, & I taped our College Crossecast Week 3 preview, which you can find here.
The calendar reads February, but the games this weekend give it a April or May feel to it. There’s also been some more fun in the midweek slate to go over. Welcome to another edition of COLLEGE CROSSECAST to help satisfy both needs.
I’m joined by Safe and Jake as we recap Tuesday’s slate of games that included Drexel knocking off Michigan in double overtime (:30). We then get you all set for this weekend’s games, filled with a ton of games that you’ll need to keep an eye on in the noon slot (14:11) and then some more like Penn State-Yale and Loyola-Rutgers after those wrap up (40:00) but sadly with no one listening to us about putting some games on at night. Sunday’s got some good ones as well, including the inevitable 10-9 Army-Syracuse game and the Rocky Mountain trio of Air Force, Denver, and Utah plus Cleveland State playing game two of their weekend event in Denver (52:30). Then we make our picks for this week’s pick ‘em contest (55:20) that will sure to backfire on us.
College Crosse Week 3 Picks
We’re into the third official week of what’s been a chaotic D1 mens lacrosse season. High Point owns the ACC. The defending champs went down in their first game. Johns Hopkins is outside the top 20. Notre Dame actually scored goals. The lacrosse world has been turned upside down.
That just makes this week’s picks all the more interesting, as anything can happen. Because there were so many enticing games this week, we had trouble only picking the usual five, so we went with eight instead. In general, we’ll try to keep it around five, but in crazy weeks like this one we reserve the right to add a few more games to pick from.
In an offensive shootout that saw the two teams combine for a series-high 35 goals, the No. 4 Big Red men’s lacrosse team defeated Hobart, 19-16, in the 138th meetings between the two programs this evening on Boswell Field. The previous high had been 34 goals set in 1986 as Cornell defeated the Statesmen, 23-11. The win snaps a four-game losing streak in season openers, giving Cornell a 1-0 record for the first time since defeating Hobart in 2014. Jeff Teat led all scorers with six goals and two assists, while both Clarke Petterson and John Piatelli tallied four goals and two assists. Altogether, 10 different Big Red found the scoring column, with Jonathan Donville, Kason Tarbell, and Connor Fletcher finishing with one goal and one assist apiece.
Week 3 storylines & match-ups with The Kid Chris can be found here. Make sure you also check out Episode 2 of Chris’ Across College Lacrosse podcast with special guest Cleveland St. FOGO Danny Tesler.
Welcome to Week 3 of the 2019 college lacrosse season.
By the end of business on Sunday, all 73 Division I teams will have played at least one game. The Cornell Big Red and Hampton Pirates open up shop this weekend, while the seasons continue for everyone else.
As always, make sure you get yourselves ready for the weekend or the season (if you’re team starts this weekend) with a bevy of College Crosse content.
Keep up to date on literally every men’s Division I game this year with our composite schedule. Easy to navigate, easy to search, and everything is at a simple click or tap. Same goes for the women’s Division I side.
Head coach Rick Sowell said in preseason that Navy men’s lacrosse had placed increased emphasis on riding the ball. Sowell wanted the Midshipmen to make that element of the game a weapon and was quite pleased with the results he was seeing in practice.
Navy has been a dominant riding team through two games this season, making it very difficult for Vermont and UMBC to move the ball upfield. The Catamounts and Retrievers were a combined 27-for-50 (54 percent) on clearing attempts against the Midshipmen.
Speaking of the Midshipmen, I have a feeling the lads at Annapolis are pumped up for their game today versus Maryland.
Princeton’s got some nice new lids.
Towson’s lids ain’t too shabby either.
Come on. Like we weren't breaking out more helmets this week. pic.twitter.com/qn7Hw14fFV— TU Men's Lacrosse (@Towson_MLAX) February 22, 2019
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team has a tremendous opportunity on Saturday afternoon. They host the top ranked team in the country, the undefeated Loyola Greyhounds, at 2 p.m. at home in a game that will be televised live nationally. Loyola has been very good to start the season, as they’ve already beaten ranked foes Virginia and Johns Hopkins by a combined score of 35-21. It’s a squad that went 13-4 last season and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, where they lost to eventual national champion Yale.
Princeton head coach Matt Madalon talks about the opening win over Monmouth and the upcoming home opener against Virginia.
The king stay the king.