Only one game on the schedule for today, but it does feature the highly ranked Blue Devils. Below is today’s Big Board. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage, clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game, while the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game. All times East Coast Standard, per usual. Let’s go to the Big Board!!
Duke vs. High Point: Fresh off of coach Danowski’s 400th win over Furman this past weekend, Duke now takes on another regional team in High Point. The two teams have played five times previously, with Duke having won the previous five, by an average of 10 goals per game. Despite graduation losses and the untimely injury to Brad Smith, the Blue Devils looked good on offense versus Furman on Saturday, as Joe Robertson scored four goals and had one assist, while CJ Carpenter and Cameron Badour also chipped in with three goals each. Watch out for Duke’s face-off man, Brian Smyth, as he won 19-of-27 against the Paladins last weekend, which helped Duke to control the pace of much of the game.
High Point is coming off a strong performance against St. Bonaventure, as the Panthers blanked the Bonnies 13-0 last Saturday. Sophomore Asher Nolting had a big day last weekend, as he finished the game with seven total points (3 Gs, 4 As). Duke will have to take care and make sure that Nolting doesn’t go off again. The Blue Devils are favored to win this game, but they mustn’t take High Point fore-granted as the Panthers looked pretty good last weekend. I think High Point has a chance to keep this game close early on, but the Panthers will have to play their best game ever if they want to knock off Duke.
ESPN will again offer more than 420 regular season college lacrosse games across ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and ESPN+ this season. ESPNU and ESPNEWS will televise 29 matchups, with more than 390 available on ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and ESPN+ via the ESPN App.
All television matchups feature ranked opponents across men’s and women’s schedules
Sixteen of the top 20 men’s teams on Inside Lacrosse’s preseason poll will appear on ESPN networks
The Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team appears to be a fan of the George Lucas “Star Wars” franchise.
Dubbed “The Empire” of Division III lacrosse, while also receiving a tweet from Star Wars’ actor Mark Hamill prior to last year’s national championship, the Sea Gulls once again showed their fandom with the release of the 2019 season poster.
Titled “Gull Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” the poster features several athletes stationed with their lacrosse sticks that have been designed to look like lightsabers – the well-known weapon of the Jedi and Sith.
But the “The Empire Strikes Back” message is the mindset Salisbury has on its road to the national championship.
Here’s a nice little Maryland hype video to celebrate the Terps win over Bucknell.
Game week at Delaware has the players pumped.