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Season Summary - Hobart was coming off a very disappointing 2018 season which saw them finish with a 4-10 overall record and a 1-5 mark in NEC play. But the start to 2019 was much different. With the new shot clock rule, the Statesmen were one of the first teams to get national attention for their scoring. They scored over 20 goals against Canisius and Siena and FOGO Matthew Pedicine broke the NCAA record for most faceoff wins in a game with 32. He also added 20 ground balls. Despite losing to Cornell the following week, the Statesmen proved they looked like a quality team that could do damage on offense. That continued with wins over Binghamton and Vermont, with Hobart reaching at least 15 goals in all five games.
Season Summary - The most surprising team of the 2019 season was...High Point? They had a very legitimate case for that distinction after a 6-8 mark in 2018. High Point had one of the best starts in all of college lacrosse. After shutting out St. Bonaventure in their first ever game, the Panthers faced off against second-ranked Duke at Koskinen Stadium on a Wednesday. After the first 30 minutes, High Point had a surprising one-goal lead before the Blue Devils were able to take the lead early into the fourth. But that’s when the Panthers turned it on with a six-goal run, highlighted by two goals from Koby Russell and Chris Young. On the other side of the field, Tim Troutner, who head coach Jon Torpey said was the best goalie in the country after the game, stood on his head the entire night with 19 saves to complete the upset. And the Panthers entered the top 20.
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Transfer news from Chris.
Some transfer news to pass along: Rising junior FOGO Joel Trucksess, formerly of Lehigh, has transferred to @TerpsMLax. He entered the transfer portal earlier in the summer and joins John Tillman's squad that also landed D Nick Grill (Marquette) and G Chris Brandau (Georgetown).— The artist formerly known as @CFJastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) August 17, 2019
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime experience of traveling oversees this month to Portugal. The trip will combine lacrosse and culture, as the team will play two games against the England National Team while also having the chance to immerse itself in Portuguese culture. Below will be day-by-day documentation of the trip, including photos and videos.
When John Grant Jr. announced his retirement from Major League Lacrosse in April of 2017, he sounded like a guy resigned to his fate. “I’ve been playing longer than I think anyone thought I would,” he told reporters at the press conference. “My body retired in 2009, but I think my heart just finally can’t propel myself to play anymore.” John was 42. His knees had been going for a long time. But the real problem was the concussion he’d suffered a few months earlier. He just hadn’t been able to shake it.
Penn State announced that Nick Cardile will wear #16 in 2020.
Looking good, Utah.
Peter Samson, 68, who built Radnor’s youth lacrosse programs into sprawling affairs involving thousands of area boys and girls, and who created the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival and Foundation, attracting teams from all over the state, died Saturday, Aug. 17, following a bicycle accident in Little Compton, R.I., near his summer home in Westport, Mass. Mr. Samson was taken immediately to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Mass., where he died a few hours after the accident, his family said. There were no other vehicles involved.
I had a great time coaching this year with Peter Samson. He was a legend in the Philly area for starting Radnor Youth Lacrosse, coaching and mentoring so many players and coaches. https://t.co/xxaSNwQ9Tl pic.twitter.com/14malQL8gk— Mark Petrone (@Mark_Petrone1) August 18, 2019
A charity lacrosse game to benefit the family of a Freeport High School student who died this month in an accident on the Saco River in Buxton attracted about 1,000 people Sunday afternoon, including dozens of high school and college lacrosse players from across the state, New England and elsewhere.
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The countdown continues until the Season 14 premiere of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” on Sept. 25. Until then, we’re taking all the scraps we can get. Thanks to Rob McElhenney, we now have our first look at a scene from the upcoming season. The series co-creator shared a preview from the editing room. The gang is out to a fancy dinner and irritably bickering, as only they can.
A county in central Kansas experienced a pretty shocking uptick in seismic activity last week — 11 earthquakes in five days. It started with a magnitude-2.4 earthquake Wednesday morning just 2 1/2 miles southwest of Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno County, according to the United States Geological Survey. There would be 10 more before the week was out.
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