Offensive explosion leads Rock past Black Wolves in east semi-final

The Toronto Rock and New England Black Wolves clash in their east division semi-final at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
May 8, 2017

  It’s Miller time in Toronto. A week after backup goaltender Brandon Miller relieved Nick Rose in Buffalo to lead the Rock to a home-floor playoff berth, he backstopped the team to an 18-10 win in the east division semi-final over the New England Black Wolves at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Rock scored a season-high 19 goals in Buffalo and came one shy of matching that versus…

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NLL semi-final preview: Black Wolves vs Rock

Jay Thorimbert of the New England Black Wolves faces off against Bradley Kri of the Toronto Rock on March 3, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo: Anna Taylor)
May 6, 2017

New England won the season series 2-0.  Will the third time be a charm for the Rock? Tonight the Toronto Rock (9-9) will host the New England Black Wolves (8-10) in the east semi-final. This round is single elimination. The Rock earned the right to host the game at the Air Canada Centre after their 19-15 victory over Buffalo last weekend, after the Black Wolves fell in overtime to Vancouver…

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Ric Beardsley: Making defense great again

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May 4, 2017

Ric Beardsley, legendary Syracuse defenseman and current coach, was one of the best to ever play at his position. A four-time All-American, he was known for his ability to throw devastating checks, make incredible passes and shut-down stellar attackmen. He was a player kids tried to emulate. During Beardsley’s playing days, collegiate teams like Syracuse, Hopkins, UVA and Maryland benefitted from national exposure. Watching their defensemen provided a wealth of…

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Barn-burner in Ithaca as Tigers fall to Big Red

Michael Sowers of the Princeton Tigers fights off a Cornell Big Red defender on April 29, 2017. (Photo credit: Robert Goldstein)
May 2, 2017

The Princeton Tigers had a chance at a title on Saturday, but Cornell played spoiler with an 18-17 Big Red win at Schoellkopf Field. It was senior day for the Big Red, who sent their fans home happy, though there will be no playoffs in Ithaca. For the Tigers, the loss was just a small bump in the road that will ultimately take them to the Ivy tournament this Friday…

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NLL Saturday: 2017 regular season wraps up; playoffs set

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April 30, 2017

It took the full 18 weeks but the NLL’s playoff picture is finally set. There were four games on the schedule Saturday night – two “meaningless” games and two for all the marbles. Lacrosse game, as we know, are never actually meaningless; we use the term to indicate the impact on the standings only. In the east, things worked out as they appeared they would most of the season. The…

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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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12-9 Victory for Princeton Secures Ivy Berth

Princeton Tigers goalie Tyler Blaisdell. (Photo credit:  Robert Goldstein/Princeton Athletic Communications)
April 24, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. – On senior day, the Princeton Tigers defeated the Harvard Crimson 12-9 at Sherrerd Field while clinching themselves a berth in in the Ivy tournament. The Tigers battled a downpour as well as a team fighting for their playoff lives. The Crimson had to win to keep their playoff dreams alive. The loss knocks them out of contention for the Ivy tournament. Last season the Crimson spoiled the…

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Hopkins heads to Big Ten tournament with win over Wolverines

Forry Smith of the Hopkins Blue Jays in action against Loyola on February 18, 2017. (Photo credit:  Kate McEvilly Photography)
April 23, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland – Johns Hopkins University welcomed back alumni to campus with a 19-9 win against Big Ten foe Michigan while also securing themselves a berth in the Big Ten tournament. The Blue Jays used a decisive second quarter run to seal the victory.   Hopkins came out of the gate quickly, scoring the first three goals of the contest. Kieran Eissler started the scoring for the Jays when he…

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Tribe7’s Robert Little: Mad scientist or visionary?

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April 18, 2017

Welcome to an outside the box interview! Well, actually we’re stepping outside the box and kicking it aside! I had a chance to sit down with the founder and head of Tribe 7 Lacrosse, Rob Littell. Thanks to Rob for taking the time to speak with me.   You played in the North/South All Star Game and at Brown for Dom Starsia.  Pretty safe to say you love lacrosse?  …

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Rock loss to Bandits tightens playoff race

Jordan Magnuson and Nick Weiss face-off as the Toronto Rock host the Buffalo Bandits on April 14, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
April 16, 2017

The Toronto Rock have hit a losing skid at the worst possible time. A 13-8 loss to the Buffalo Bandits on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre was the Rock’s third consecutive loss. It also means they have to wait another week to clinch a playoff spot with New England and Buffalo breathing down their necks. Following their bye week, the Rock came out on fire building a 4-0…

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