We only have one match-up today, but it sure is a good one, with the Duke Blue Devils taking on the Loyola Greyhounds in a primetime tv affair. Loyola bounced back from their tough loss to Towson last week with a win against Holy Cross and now must travel down to Durham, NC to take on Duke. Duke’s been on a roll since losing to High Point earlier in the season. If the Blue Devils win tonight, you can make a strong case that they are one of the top 3 teams in the country.
Directly below is the Big Board for March 7, 2019. Clicking on a 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 for that game.
Towson Men’s Lacrosse always believed 2019 would be a special season. It just took the first four games of the season for the rest of the college lacrosse world to take notice. Towson went from unranked when the season started to number one in the country after a 4-0 start to the season. Towson has never been ranked number one in the country in the program’s division one history. The Tigers landed the top spot by beating then number one Loyola last week 12-10. It was Towson’s first win against a top-ranked opponent since 1992.
Four Falcon lacrosse players registered hat tricks to command a 19-9 victory over the University of Detroit in a Wednesday afternoon matinee at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons, who scored a season high 19 goals, improve to 4-2 on the season while Detroit Mercy drops to 3-2. Air Force’s Coloradan and Minnesotan representatives had a highlight-reel of a day as five Falcons, two from Minnesota and three from Colorado, combined for 13 goals in the assault.
Of the four Falcons with hat tricks, it was Trey Lervick who led the way with four goals and an assist on the day. The senior from Woodbury, Minnesota, has four hat tricks this season, two of which were four-goal performances. Lervick leads the squad with 15 goals this season.
Good teams find ways to win, even when they aren’t at their best. Wednesday afternoon at Delaware Stadium, the University of Delaware men’s lacrosse program continued to display the progress of growth in the program, pulling through to defeat a feisty Mercer squad, 10-9, in brutally cold temperatures. “We didn’t play our best lacrosse today and credit goes to our opponent for pressuring us and taking advantage of that,” head coach Ben DeLuca said. “That being said, I’m very proud of our team for demonstrating resiliency and overcoming adversity to grind out a win at home.”
With Maryland men’s lacrosse trailing Notre Dame late in the fourth quarter Sunday, attackman Logan Wisnauskas sprinted about 20 yards, dove and saved a ball on the verge of bouncing out of bounds, retaining a crucial possession for the Terps. A couple of minutes later, with about 20 seconds left in regulation, Wisnauskas threaded a pass between the Fighting Irish goalie and a defender to midfielder Anthony DeMaio, whose shot tied the game and forced overtime.
Last season, Wisnauskas might not have been in the physical condition to get to that bouncing ball or possessed the accuracy to deliver the pass through a tight window. But after a heightened offseason training regimen with some of his teammates, Wisnauskas has become more than just the prolific shooter he was as a redshirt freshman.
University at Albany athletic director Mark Benson issued a statement Wednesday evening disavowing the criticism that men’s lacrosse coach Scott Marr directed at the NCAA over the eligibility status of star attack Tehoka Nanticoke.
Nanticoke had to sit out Saturday’s loss at Cornell over an Instagram post in which he tagged a stick-stringing company, which violated an NCAA rule preventing a student-athlete from endorsing a business. The post has since been deleted.
UAlbany’s compliance department saw the social media post and withheld Nanticoke from competition until the NCAA could review the case.