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TD Ierlan quickly snatched the opening face-off before Brendan Rooney converted the Jackson Morrill feed just 43 seconds into the cross-county contest at Reese Stadium. The No. 4 Yale Men’s Lacrosse team was off and running to a 24-8 victory over Quinnipiac in the Bulldogs’ final home game. Fourteen different players found the net in Yale’s fourth straight win, while the home team enjoyed a 63-28 advantage in shots and a 46-21 domination in ground balls. Jackson Morrill had 2 goals and 6 assists to lead all players with 8 points. Jack Tigh and Matt Brandau each chipped in 3-2-5. The Elis (10-2) used all four goalies, including starter Jack Starr (6 saves), and every healthy player on the roster to improve its home record this spring to 7-1.
Brown sophomore George Grell (Short Hills, NJ) and junior Jack Kniffin (Darien, CT) scored four goals each to propel Brown to a 17-7 win over Bryant at Beirne Stadium to capture the Ocean State Cup. Brown improves to 6-8 overall with one regular season game remaining on Saturday against Dartmouth. Bryant concludes its season with a 3-11 overall mark. “That’s as complete a game as we’ve played all year,” said Brown head coach Mike Daly. “We have much respect for Bryant. They are a tough and hard-working team, but we matched and exceeded that effort. Our players made all the plays today and earned the victory.”
Loyola University Maryland’s Pat Spencer added another honor to his collection as the most-decorated player in Greyhounds men’s lacrosse history on Wednesday morning when he was the first overall pick in the Premier Lacrosse League’s Inaugural Collegiate Draft. Spencer, who ranks in the top-five all-time of both points and assists in NCAA Division I, was selected first overall by the PLL’s Archers to become the first collegiate player ever selected by the new league. This season, Spencer has scored 40 goals to go with 50 assists for 90 points. He had seven points on four goals and three assists, moving into third in career points in the process with 356 career points. During the game, he passed two other PLL players, former Duke standouts Matt Danowski and Justin Guterding, as well as Cornell’s Rob Pannell.
Biggest takeaway was just seeing a product of the PLL on TV. Presentation was great, little tired of hearing expectations that don’t go through.— The artist formerly known as @CFJastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) April 24, 2019
Also enjoyed seeing @Ryan_Boyle14 as the main analyst.
The Rutgers Class of 2019 is a winner.
The longest-running rivalry in college lacrosse authors a new chapter this weekend. The battle between Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland-College Park is a game every lacrosse fan considers must-see TV. But the competitors arrive at this year’s edition of “the game” in very different places. One can say it’s a good rivalry when the teams can’t even agree on how many games they’ve played against one another. (It’s at least 108 times that Maryland and Johns Hopkins have gathered for men’s lacrosse.)
The University of Georgia lacrosse player who was shot during a robbery Monday afternoon is doing well, according to his family. Tate Prezzano, a 22-year-old from Milton, was shot multiple times at a bus stop near campus. Prezzano’s father, Dobbin Prezzano, said his son was shot in and around the head and neck area. He said his son was able to give him a “thumbs up” Tuesday morning.
What a difference a year makes. Just last season, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team traveled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and ended an 18-game ACC losing streak. Now, after winning 10 of their past 11 games, the Cavaliers are ranked No. 6 nationally and they’re the No. 1 seed in this week’s conference tournament. Last year, Virginia limped into the postseason on the heels of a loss to Duke and a near-defeat against Vermont. Not this time around.
It can happen in the blink of an eye, and it can be fatal, a lacrosse player can be struck in the chest with a ball, causing a cardiac arrest. Now, a Baltimore paramedic is leading the effort to make lacrosse safer for everyone. Felice Goldbloom is the mother of a lacrosse player, and the founder of “A Player’s Pulse”
The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team needs to be “more locked in,” but it’s not concerned with Colonial Athletic Association conference playoff seeding, head coach Greg Cannella said after practice Tuesday. UMass (9-4, 3-1 CAA) has one more conference matchup with Delaware at Garber Field, before shifting its sights to the postseason, but for now the Minutemen are focused solely on Friday’s game. Cannella asserted that the seeding implications of the game have not affected his team’s outlook.
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Wow. To say the Sixers suffocated Brooklyn Tuesday night would imply the Nets ever had the ability to breathe.
With a chance to end their first-round series, the Sixers scored the first 14 points of the game and never let up in a 122-100 win over Brooklyn at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 5.
It was a truly dominating effort, as the Sixers held the Nets to 38.7 percent shooting. The Sixers, who won four straight after dropping Game 1, had 35 assists on 51 made field goals.
The Drake Curse. Sixers in 4 pic.twitter.com/HP0n20gt3P— Life of a Philly Fan (@PhillyFanLife) April 24, 2019
An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers. The subsidiary, Wing Aviation LLC, now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation. It plans to begin routine deliveries of small consumer items in two rural communities in Virginia within months, the company said.
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