It’s another packed Saturday in college lacrosse with 30 games on the docket today. We had 31 games scheduled for this afternoon, however, the Maryland vs. Navy game was postponed due to a Norovirus outbreak among the Navy men’s lacrosse team. We hope everyone at Annapolis has a speedy recovery.
Directly below is the Big Board for February 22, 2020. 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. As always, game times below are all Eastern Standard.
College Crosse Game Day Big Board For February 22, 2020
Collge Crossecast Week 3 Preview
Lacrosse season must be in full swing because we had a Tuesday where things went nuts and a full Saturday of games we want to see. That must also mean COLLEGE CROSSECAST is pumping episodes out, and that of course is the case here.
On this edition I’m joined by the two Hopkins homers in Safe and Adam as we look back on Villanova putting an end to Maryland’s comeback magic, Marist’s shock of Army, and another big performance out of Princeton’s Michael Sowers. Then we look ahead to this weekend, with Yale-Penn State getting top billing and loads of action to go along with it, including Penn-Duke, Princeton-Virginia, and North Carolina-Johns Hopkins.
The #12 Cornell men’s lacrosse team was once again firing on all cylinders, and led by junior John Piatelli’s and freshman Michael Long’s four goals apiece, the Big Red offense fueled the squad to a 17-10 victory over Towson on Friday afternoon at Johnny Unitas® Stadium in Baltimore. With the victory, Cornell improves to 2-0 on the season.
The Cornell men’s lacrosse team got four goals a piece from John Piatelli (pictured) and Michael Long in its convincing 17-10 victory over Towson on Friday afternoon. #YellCornell ( : Heather Nichols/Cornell Athletics) pic.twitter.com/PSZFGzJYJ6— Cornell Big Red (@CornellSports) February 21, 2020
The Virginia men’s lacrosse team didn’t start last season looking like a national title contender. The Cavaliers opened the season with a 1-2 record before rattling off three consecutive overtime victories — starting with a win over Princeton — to improve to 4-2 and find their identity.
“The biggest part is sacrifice - by sacrificing something we earn it. That sacrifice helps us get one percent better, two percent better every single practice and helps us keep striving to get better.”— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) February 20, 2020
Support the master plan at https://t.co/UzKgEu2xdY#GoHoos | #HoosMasterPlan pic.twitter.com/xm9BDeP5Ft
The University of Utah men’s lacrosse team is back in action this weekend, once again at home playing in Rice-Eccles Stadium against Furman University. The Utes are coming off a heartbreaking loss to the nationally-ranked Air Force Academy. The final score of the game was 8-9, with the Falcons scoring late and eventually hanging on to secure the road victory.
Goal for Saturday - 3,000 fans in the stands. Tickets are $8 each and kids 12 and under are free at the gate. If you've never seen a lacrosse game before, this is a great time to check it out! https://t.co/v38ph4g05e #goutes #bestfans #SaltLaxCity #takethechallenge pic.twitter.com/SZrnR06clJ— UtahLacrosse (@UtahLacrosse) February 21, 2020
As soon as Tuesday night’s lacrosse game against Marist ended, Sunday couldn’t come quickly enough for Army sophomore Marcus Hudgins and his defensive teammates.
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.
“It’s tough to treat it like any other game because of the result last year. At the same time, I do think any conversation or any thought process about retaliation or getting anything back from last year is a waste of time,” coach Jeff Tambroni said Wednesday. “It is a worthy rival. I would say that is probably the best way to put it.
"I'm the line leader and you're in front of me."— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) February 21, 2020
Nick Cardile's got plenty of jokes and moves in the latest Mic'd Up with @PennStateMLAX.
It's No. 1 Penn State vs. No. 3 Yale on Saturday at 12 PM ET on BTN pic.twitter.com/GWSbJKBgZA
It’s hard to say whether it was Marquette’s offense or their defense that let them down last week against Jacksonville. The game was decided when the Golden Eagles went about 22 minutes in the third and fourth quarters without a goal while allowing five straight to the Dolphins on the other end. Marquette had led 7-6 when the run started, and maybe 7 goals in a half and three minutes isn’t a lot, which would lead you to think it’s the offense’s difficulty.
From ESPN’s Chris Jastrzembski.
Junior LSM Will Rock is no longer with @UVAMensLax, per a team spokesperson.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) February 20, 2020
Rock played in both of Virginia's games so far this year but did not record any stats. He picked up 27 CTs, 76 GBs, 1 G, and 7 As in his first 2 years.
.@PennMensLax star sophomore Sam Handley suffered a spleen injury and is expected to miss several weeks at a minimum, sources told @Inside_Lacrosse. It's a big blow for the Quakers, as Handley was a USILA First-Team All-American middie in '19: https://t.co/D3rTRKqCDK— Ty Xanders (@tyxanders) February 21, 2020
First games start in about 3 hours. I hope you can catch some of the action today.