It’s going to be another good Saturday in college lacrosse, as we have 27 games on the docket today. It was 28 games, however, the Boston University vs. Bucknell game was postponed due to health concerns.
The Bucknell men’s lacrosse team’s game at Boston University, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been postponed. Due to a number of Terrier men’s lacrosse players being treated for illnesses, and out of an abundance of caution, Boston University, in conjunction with the Boston Public Health Commission, determined that it would be best to postpone the contest to a later date. The makeup date will be announced at a later time.
That’s not good.
Anyway, we really have a full day ahead of us, as the first batch of games start at 12:00 PM and the final game, Yale vs. Michigan in the Pacific Coast Shootout, begins at 10:00 PM tonight. To get you started you can find our Big Board for today directly below. 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.
College Crosse Big Board For March 7, 2020
Collge Crossecast Week 5 Preview
As we enter the first full March weekend of lacrosse, the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders. Players work harder to get themselves better. Add whatever other lacrosse cliches you have in mind here. Anyway, COLLEGE CROSSECAST is here to set you up for it.
On this edition we do a throwback as it’s just Safe and I, and we have plenty to preview. Whether it’s Cornell and Penn State doing battle in Charlotte for a potential #1 ranking, the pair of doubleheaders in Philadelphia, or rivalry games such as Denver-Notre Dame and of course Syracuse-Johns Hopkins, there’s a lot to chat about for the weekend.
Over the last several years Women’s Division I has been arguably the best entertainment product in the entire sport, with goals and fireworks galore being a prominent fixture every week. The first month of the 2020 season has continued to deliver, but this time with upsets and for lack of a better term, parity, on display like we haven’t seen in a long time.
Be careful out there, lads.
Syracuse looks to improve to 5-0 as they travel to Johns Hopkins. The two winningest programs in College Lacrosse history square off Saturday as undefeated number #1 Syracuse looks to remain unbeaten against the 1-3 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. The first road game of the Orange’s season marks the 59th meeting between the two, with the Blue Jays owning the series 30-27-1.
Best on best.— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) March 6, 2020
‘Cuse vs. Hop round 59 on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/HC41tEhYrg
I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is that Lacrosse Reference says that Marquette is #14 in the country in defensive efficiency this season. The bad news is that MU’s last outing, a 13-11 loss to Drexel, was their worst defensive outing of the season in terms of efficiency. The Dragons scored on 32.5% of possessions, and MU hadn’t let a team climb north of 26% in any of their first four games.
Not everyone made the picture but huge shoutout to the athletes AND parents of the varsity girls and both our club teams, 7/8 and 5/6 levels. They braved the cold to improve stick skills and learn from a college official, thanks to our local officials association. #GrowTheGame pic.twitter.com/wLK8NPzYqj— Chardon Girls Lacrosse (@girlschardonlax) March 7, 2020
The Arlington community rallied around the victims of the Nashville tornado. Friday the Arlington Tiger’s lacrosse team played against Metro Nashville High School. Despite the recent storm, dozens of people traveled to Nashville for the game to cheer on both teams and give donations.
The University of Utah (3-2) lacrosse team is back in action this weekend as they hit the road to take on Mount Saint Mary’s University (2-4) in Emmitsmurg, Maryland. This is the second straight road test for the Utes as they enter this week off of a win at Jacksonville on Feb. 29 by a score of 15-11. This win brought their season record to three wins and two losses and was the second straight win for the team.
Logan McNaney was completely on board with the idea of redshirting. He knew he wasn’t as productive as he could have been in the fall. And as a longtime Maryland lacrosse fan, the freshman goalie knew redshirting was something of a tradition at the position in the Terrapins’ program.
Games start at 12:00 PM. I hope you get to catch some of the action.