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College Crosse Prospectus - February 21, 2020: Lehigh Survives VMI & How To Watch Towson vs. Cornell

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for February 21, 2020.

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VMI gave Lehigh all it could handle last night, but luckily for the Mountain Hawks Andrew Pettit came to the rescue with 8 goals to lead the comeback. You can find Lehigh’s recap of the game here and you can find the box score for last’s night’s contest here.

There’s one game today between Cornell & Towson at 4:00 PM (EST). You can watch the game on LSN this afternoon and follow the Live Stats for the match-up here.

Towson Game Day Preview.

Towson looks to exact revenge on its first loss from last season as the Tigers lineup up against No. 12/No. 11 Cornell late Friday afternoon at Johnny Unitas ® Stadium. The clash will be the Tigers’ first of five regular season appearances on Lax Sports Network in 2020 ... Friday afternoon will be the first back-to-back home stand for the Tigers this season. The Tigers play back-to-back home games once a month in the regular season. Towson is looking to bounce back after being nipped 11-10 against Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday.

Cornell Game Day Preview.

Cornell and Towson meet this season for the second-straight year in what will be a rematch of last year’s contest at the Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte, N.C. Towson was the top-ranked team in the country when the two teams met in 2019, and Cornell emerged victorious (18-11), giving the Big Red a win over a No. 1-ranked opponent for the second year in a row. Taking this into consideration, the foundation is set for a great contest on Friday evening.

Great article by Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun on our boy Pat Spencer: Pat Spencer was the best player in college lacrosse. He’s held his own as a Big Ten basketball player, too.

For four years, No. 7 held court for the Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse program. On Tuesday night, No. 12 tried to do the same for the Northwestern men’s basketball team.

From Onward State: No. 1 Penn State lacrosse ready for limelight against No. 3 Yale.

“It’s a worthy rival, I’d say that’s the best way to put it,” Tambroni said of Yale. “We have a phenomenal team coming to town. We briefly reflected back to last years’ game. We attempted to talk about it, but that conversation will not be brought up prior to the game.”

Here’s another article about this weekend’s Yale vs. PSU game: Faceoffs vital for Penn State men’s lacrosse’s success in showdown against Yale.

The last time Penn State saw TD Ierlan at the faceoff X, the Nittany Lions watched their season end in heartbreak. Gerard Arceri just couldn’t seem to figure out Ierlan, who went a whopping 28-for-39 on the day in the semifinals of last year’s Final Four. His Bulldogs took a commanding 10-1 lead in the first quarter that was too large for Penn State to close as it fell 21-17.

#SaltLaxCity

WIVB 4 with a nice segment on St. Bonaventure lacrosse.

The inaugural season for St. Bonaventure men’s lacrosse was a tough one, but heading into year two, the Bonnies say the experience gained on the field last season was an imperative building block for the team as they continue to grow the program.

From the Times Union: Univ. of Albany lacrosse coach grateful brother can walk again.

While it was a rough opener for the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team, which lost to Cornell 19-10 last Saturday, Great Danes assistant coach John Maloney and defenseman Tanner Hay had reason to smile when they looked over at the Big Red sideline.

From Syracuse.com: How Syracuse lacrosse is preparing for Army without Nick Mellen.

Now Mellen is sidelined by an leg injury. Head coach John Desko reiterated on Wednesday that the redshirt senior is week-to-week, leaving redshirt junior Brett Kennedy to take the mantle as SU’s top cover man.

College Crosse Fall Ball Matrices

Check out our still in progress 2020 men’s lacrosse preseason matrix as well as our still in progress 2020 women’s lacrosse preseason matrix.

#HardestWorkingKidInTheBiz

What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Honestly surprised it’s taken this long: Philly street may be named for The Roots.

City Council loves to honor local legends by attaching little red footnotes to street signs in the corners of Philadelphia where they got their start. The Roots will be the latest honored by this long tradition.

World/National News

USC announces major financial aid expansion to benefit low- and middle-income families.

Today President Carol L. Folt announced two new policies to make a USC undergraduate education more affordable for those who most need financial assistance. These actions will be phased in with each new entering class, beginning with first-year students entering USC in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021:

• Families with an annual income of $80,000 or less will attend USC tuition free.

• Owning a home will not be counted in the calculation used to determine a student’s financial need.

Your GIF/Video for February 21, 2020

Blessed.

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