MLL opening weekend steals the show

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April 27, 2017

Major League Lacrosse kicked off the 2017 season amid the drama of NHL and NBA playoffs and the hype of early season MLB play and simply stole the show. Incredibly, all four opening weekend games ended in one-goal victories and two of the four went to overtime. Earlier in the year, commissioner David Gross announced that this would be his last season as the head of the league. Despite the…

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Battle of Two Champions

Denver Pioneers vs Canisius Golden Griffins (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
March 3, 2017

The Denver Pioneers host defending NCAA champion UNC on Saturday. The Pios enter with an undefeated record and No. 1 standing across all three major polls, while UNC is 3-1 with their one loss coming against their strongest opponent so far in Johns Hopkins. In their performance last week against Canisius, freshman Ethan Walker came up large in his debut, the first rookie to beat the record from 2000 set…

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Hopkins Handles Heels 13-5

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February 28, 2017

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays were stout defensively, limiting the defending national champion University of North Carolina Tar Heels to just five goals, and left Chapel Hill with a 13-5 win. Offensively, the Jays scored nine goals in the second half and defensively held the Heels to one goal in the first half. Senior attackman Wilkins Dismuke scored the opening two goals of the game….

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Pioneers Hold Off Blue Devils 14-9

The Denver Pioneers soared over the Duke Blue Devils 14-9 on Saturday, February 18 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
February 20, 2017

In what shaped up to be a game-long thriller, it was not until the last few minutes of regulation that the Denver Pioneers pulled ahead for a 14-9 win over the Duke Blue Devils. Duke battled out the entire game with the Pioneers, keeping the score tied or within two points. Exchanging fast breaks, hard hits and offensive possessions kept the match-up fierce and exciting the whole way through. Connor…

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Pioneers Host Duke in Denver

Denver Pioneers in action on February 11, 2017. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
February 17, 2017

Two of the most spotlighted programs in the NCAA go head-to-head this weekend in the Mile High City on Saturday. Denver comes into the game 1-0 after deflating the Air Force Falcons 14-6 and demonstrating composure and consistency despite major personnel losses. Duke enters Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium 2-1 following a season opening loss to Air Force, but two back-to-back resurrection wins over High Point and Cleveland State. This is…

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Launch Seek Second Win, Host Hounds

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June 17, 2016

Spending a week in a car with your friend driving across the state of Florida is something many people find themselves doing at some point in their life.  Working while you do it is rare, but not unlikely.  To do that and then play one of the most competitive and athletic sports in American against each other is astounding.  Face Off Academy coaches Chris Mattes and Brendan Fowler and not…

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Hounds Get Back on Track With Win in Boston

CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 05:  Brendan Fowler #3 of the Charlotte Hounds wins a face-off against Greg Puskuldjian #94 of the Ohio Machine during their game at American Legion Memorial Stadium on June 5, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ohio won 14-12.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
June 12, 2016

Boston, Massachusetts – There were fireworks from the start and Charlotte came away with the victory over Boston, 17-14. With the win, the victorious Hounds head back to North Carolina breaking their three game losing streak. Boston midfielder Josh Hawkins boxed out his counterpart, which enabled a fast break, and second ten seconds into contest. The visiting Hounds were able to answer on their first possession as Mike Chanenchuk would…

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UNC Shocks Maryland 13-7 for Women’s National Title

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June 3, 2016

Three years ago, the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team ended Maryland’s bid for a perfect season, beating the Terrapins in the 2013 National Championship Game. That game went to triple overtime and was played at Villanova University, just outside of Philadelphia. On Sunday, UNC ended the Terrapins’ 26-game winning streak at Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. In the end, the result was the…

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NCAA Lacrosse Championship: UNC’s OT Win an Instant Classic

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 30: The North Carolina Tar Heels celebrate after defeating the Maryland Terrapins in overtime in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at Lincoln Financial Field on May 30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Tar Heels defeated the Terrapins 14-13. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
May 31, 2016

If there was ever an NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game to see, it was this one. Maryland and North Carolina came down to the wire and then some. 1st Quarter Things got off to a hot start for the Tar Heels as they won the first face-off of the game and scored just over a minute into the game thanks to Luke Goldstock, his first of the game. Stephen Kelly…

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Tar Heels Advance To Title Game; First Since 1993

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May 28, 2016

In the opening game of the NCAA Final Four weekend, we had the U.N.C. Tar Heels defeat the Loyola Greyhounds 18-13.  This game was not as close as the score indicates. Chris Cloutier (So.) scored nine goals overall, tying the all time mark for goals in a playoff game.  Six of the nine were scored in the first half alone as the Heels led 14-5.  Pontrello, Kelly, Goldstock all scored…

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