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College Crosse Prospectus - February 28, 2019: #6 Towson Defeats #1 Loyola 12-10, Wheaton College’s Alex Chu Is Back On The Field With A New Helmet

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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 February 28, 2019.

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Down goes Loyola: The Towson Tigers took down #1 Loyola in a mid-week thriller down in Baltimore last night.

It was an instant classic at Johnny Unitas ® Stadium Wednesday night as the No. 7 Towson University men’s lacrosse team knocked off top-ranked Loyola University 12-10. The Tigers (4-0) bookended the game with four goals in the first and five in the fourth to collect their first win over the number one team in the country, the program’s first since 1992. Brendan Sunday went off for four goals and one assist while keeper Tyler Canto made 14 saves, including a SportsCenter-worthy stop from the ground.

Alex Woodall won 20 of the game’s 26 faceoffs. Loyola (3-1) had a five-point game from two-time Tewaaraton Finalist Pat Spencer, who finished with four helpers and one goal. Kevin Lindley led the game with six goals. Jacob Stover made 13 saves in cage for the Greyhounds.

Highlights from last night’s big game.

Blessed: Alex Chu is back on the field with a new helmet.

He’s back on the field. Alex Chu, the Wheaton College lacrosse goalie sidelined for months because the team couldn’t get a helmet big enough to fit him, is back in goal after a major sporting goods manufacturer agreed to make a custom helmet for him.

“I couldn’t be happier,” Chu said by phone from the campus in Norton, where he was recruited for lacrosse after a stellar career in goal at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton. “I just want to be on the field with my teammates.”

Here’s another article on Alex from NBC Boston.

A Wheaton College lacrosse player with a big head who had been sidelined because he didn’t have a large enough helmet got good news on Wednesday. Goalie Alex Chu received a custom Cascade helmet and is ready to take the field against Johnson and Wales University on Saturday. Chu was a standout lacrosse goalie at Nipmuc Regional High School and a highly sought after player by Wheaton College, which is located in Norton, Massachusetts. “He’s a big part of our program. He was a heavily recruited freshman and one of our four goalies,” Wheaton Lacrosse Coach Kyle Hart said.

UMass men’s lacrosse the underdog in matchup versus Yale.

It’s going to take a lot from the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team this Saturday to topple No. 4 ranked Yale, which edged then-No. 2 ranked Penn State in their most recent outing. After going 0-for-5 on extra man opportunities versus Harvard, UMass will need to take better advantage of those situations if they hope to upset the Bulldogs. In the first quarter, UMass had a 6-on-4 opportunity but wasted it after a pass to the top skidded by Matt Baugher.

“I can’t make any excuses,” said head coach Greg Cannella. “We have to be better as a group, move the ball a little bit quicker. And then when we get our opportunities to score it, to score it, shoot it.”

Roll ‘Bart.

Big 10 Tournament tickets are now available.

Rutgers will be the host for the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, held on May 2-4 at HighPoint.com Stadium. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at ScarletKnights.com/tickets or through the Rutgers ticket office. The semifinals will be held on Thursday, May 2, with games at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $15, which includes admission to both games. Group tickets (10 persons or more) are available for $10, while student tickets (with valid student ID from a Big Ten school) are available for $1.

#GotEm: Here’s another look at Artyom Pugolovkin’s recent lacrosse-style goal in the UHL.

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Harlem Shake back?

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WE DID IT: Atlantic City Rail Line to resume May 24.

The Atlantic City Rail Line will resume full service May 24, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, NJ Transit said Wednesday. The announcement came a day after Gov. Phil Murphy directed NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett to announce a date for service resumption by the end of the week. Now, politicians are calling on the agency to expand rail service to and from Atlantic City.

“It makes no sense to have taken this long to reopen, considering (Atlantic City) is such an economic driver for the entire state,” said state Sen. Chris Brown, R-Atlantic. “What we have to focus on now is expanding the rail line so it better serves the community and this $2.6 billion (casino) industry.”

World/National News

Bang: Fox got hit with a nearly $180M judgment dealing with the show “Bones.”

Almost two years after Bones ended its run of more than a decade at Fox, the stars and executive producer of the crime drama have partially prevailed in their profit participation battle with the company, for now.

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz and EP Barry Josephson have been issued a hefty award of almost $179 million in the case, it was revealed today in a court petition by attorney Dale Kinsella and lawyers for the actors. However, the matter looks to be far from over as Fox is appealing the awarding of more than $128 million in punitive damages that it says are in contradiction to the initial contracts the actors and Josephson inked for Bones years ago.

Your GIF/Video for February 28, 2019

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