We made it! It’s the final Saturday of the 2019 regular season. I promised myself I wouldn’t get emotional, but I don’t know how I’ll hold up by the time we get to the JHU vs. Maryland game tonight. #SaturdayNightLacrosse
We have 23 games on the docket today. 20 of the 23 games are either going to be on TV or streamed online. Directly below is the Big Board for April 27, 2019. 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 on 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 April 27, 2019
College Crossecast Week 12 Preview
I’m joined by Safe and Jake as we do a quick debrief of the latest bracketology (:50) before we preview Friday’s slate (10:30) featuring fun in the Patriot League, Delaware-UMass, and Albany-Stony Brook. Then we head to Saturday with the early slate (31:53) of Richmond-High Point, Princeton-Cornell, and Towson-Drexel and a loaded late afternoon and, gasp, night slate (43:49) with Rutgers-Penn State and Hopkins-Maryland going on, plus some alleged games between Duke and Notre Dame and Virginia playing North Carolina but we can’t be too sure. We do our pick em segment (1:02:10) but you’ll really want to stick around for the greatest Jake rant of the season on the Tewaaraton Top 25 list release (1:11:04).
Penn and Yale are in the Ivy League Tournament as the #1 and #2 seeds respectively. Harvard and Dartmouth are out. Cornell, Brown, and Princeton are fighting for the final two spots.
If Cornell beats Princeton (Noon, ESPN+), Brown and Cornell are in. If Dartmouth beats Brown (1:30 PM, ESPN+), Princeton could be in with a win over the Big Red.
But if Brown beats Dartmouth, which is what will more than likely happen, it gets crazy. Here’s all the scenarios:
Cornell win over Princeton: Cornell is #3, Brown is #4
Princeton win by one or two over Cornell: Cornell is #3, Brown is #4
Princeton win by three, four, or five over Cornell: Brown is #3, Princeton is #4
Princeton win by six or more over Cornell: Princeton is #3, Cornell is #4
470 out of 503 games down with only 33 regular season games to go. We’ve completed 93.4% of the regular season, and the postseason tournaments have begun with the ACC Championship. In a little over a week, we’ll have May Mayhem in college lacrosse. And with every conference having their teams play a couple of conference games so far and some more people releasing their Bracketology projections, it’s once again time to keep dissecting what we might see when the 17-team field is announced in May. This season has been fun, exciting, weird, crazy, unusual, different, you name it. The field is wide open and the title is up for anyone to take. There’ll be some quality teams that won’t get seeded. If you need a refresher from last week, check out what the projected field looked like.
Senior Brent Noseworthy scored at the 6:41 mark of the third quarter to become the first Wolverine in program history to score 100-goals and ended his career with 102 markers. Sophomore Alex Buckanavage tied the school record for points in a season with 48 and the single-game assists record with four, while close defender Nick DeCaprio had two caused turnovers to tie the Michigan career record with 66.
Michigan (4-9, 1-4 Big Ten), went on a 3-0 run in the first quarter and a 4-0 run in the second to hold an 8-4 lead going into the half. U-M was led by Buckanavage’s four assists and three scores from freshman Bryce Clay.
University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse secured the hosting rights for the upcoming CAA Championship with an 11-9 victory over Delaware at Garber Field on Friday evening. Junior midfielder Jeff Trainor provided the eventual game-winning goal, sophomore midfielder Kevin Tobin paced the offense with five points on two goals and three assists and senior goalie Sean Sconone posted 16 saves and a groundball.
With the victory, Massachusetts gains the right to host the upcoming CAA Championship at Garber Field as the tournament’s No. 1 seed. The semifinal round will be played on Thurs., May 2 while the championship will occur on Sat., May 4. Start times for the games will be announced in the coming days. Delaware, Drexel and Towson are guaranteed the remaining three spots in the field, but individual seeding will be determined based upon the outcome of Saturday’s Drexel-Towson game.
FINAL | UMass 11, Delaware 9— UMass Men's Lacrosse (@UMassMLacrosse) April 26, 2019
The CAA championship stays in Amherst! Semi-finals will be played on May second, followed by the championship on the fourth!#GorillaLacrosse | #Flagship pic.twitter.com/ktfslBawg6
Make sure you check out Ed Lee’s post in the Baltimore Sun about today’s Hopkins vs. Maryland game.
College lacrosse notebook: Johns Hopkins men focused on Maryland, not postseason hopes https://t.co/Cnk9hB2JLb— Sun Lacrosse Insider (@LacrosseInsider) April 26, 2019
The speculation is there, but @CoachPetro43 said @jhumenslacrosse can't afford to be distracted before Saturday's game at No. 2 @TerpsMLax. “Our focus needs to be, we’ve got to fix the issues that we have and focus on preparing for a very talented Maryland team,” he said. https://t.co/DsmQT2S3mf— Edward Lee (@EdwardLeeSun) April 26, 2019
For the 118th time in history, Maryland men’s lacrosse will meet Johns Hopkins in “The Rivalry.” “It’s something you look forward to,” head coach John Tillman said. “It’s something that I think as players you’ll remember for a long time, and when you’re a young guy and you’re dreaming of playing college lacrosse, like, this is the game you wanna be in.” The Terps have only won 44 of the 118 matchups between the two teams, as the Jays have held the advantage for most of the rivalry’s existence, including a 13-10 win in last year’s Big Ten title game. But Maryland’s had success in its effort toward evening the score the last few years, winning four of the last five games against its in-state foe, with this year’s team aiming to continue that trend.
The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team will be going back to Stony Brook next week. The Great Danes’ hopes of hosting the America East tournament fell apart Friday when they dropped a 12-10 decision to Stony Brook. The victory gave the Seawolves the top seed in the tournament, which starts Thursday. The Great Danes will be the third seed and face No. 2 seed Vermont. The game was delayed after the third quarter because of thunderstorms. The delay lasted 2 hours, 8 minutes.
he Tewaaraton Award for the top player in college lacrosse has never been won by a faceoff specialist. The closest was Denver’s Trevor Baptiste, named a finalist in 2017 and 2018. Yale coach Andy Shay, a member of the award’s voting committee, admits specialists are considered differently. After all, the position is known by the acronym FOGO, for face-off, get off. But if Baptiste brought recognition to the importance of a dominant faceoff specialist, Yale’s T.D. Ierlan could be the one to break the glass ceiling.
Family, friends and community members are showing support for 24-year-old Ty Guarente, a lacrosse coach at Brien McMahon High School who was in a serious car accident Monday that left him paralyzed. Family of Guarente say he was driving on Route 8 Monday afternoon in Bridgeport when he tried to switch lanes. They say there was an oncoming vehicle in the lane, which caused Guarente to swerve back, losing control of the wheel in the pouring rain. His car flipped four times and first responders had to cut him out of the vehicle with the Jaws of Life. Guarente is now at St. Vincent Medical Center with broken ribs, a lacerated spleen and spinal fractures
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