ILWT at the 2013 MLL Championship

Editor’s Note: A New Chapter, Thank You ILWT

ILWT began because I wanted to be a sports writer. When I was 13 years old, I was “impatient” because I didn’t think I could be a sports writer until I was older. I had several pretend blogs I used to run on Microsoft paint just because I was interested in creating headlines and news stories. I was in Florida when I saw a game between the Orlando Titans and…

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Denver Pioneers vs Canisius Golden Griffins (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)

Battle of Two Champions

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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Dragons Fire Fizzles as Villanova Gains 15-13 Victory

Rain Slows Down, So Does Drexel Offense; Outscored 5-1 In Final Quarter Last night the Drexel Dragons (0-3) fell to the Villanova Wildcats (1-3) 15-13 at Vidas Field in Philadelphia Pa.  Villanova leads the series 23-21, with Drexel’s last win coming at Villanova in 2013. Great defense by both teams controlled the first three minutes, along with some big saves early by senior goalie Jimmy Joe Granito.  One of the…

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Air Force vs. Cleveland State on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)

Denver Face Off Classic Ends in Surprises

This weekend’s event in Denver could not have been better timed to fit in with a weekend full of lacrosse upsets across the entire schedule. Though the probable teams came out on top this weekend, performances were full of surprise and excitement. All four games were hard fought the entire way through. Hard hits and punishing checks were exchanged in constantly back and forth, scrappy games. Despite the usual spectator…

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Vancouver Stealth Continue to Struggle on the Floor and in the Stands

After losing their sixth game in their last seven on Saturday night, the Vancouver Stealth are 3-6 mid-way through the season and in last place in the NLL West Division. Also of concern, their attendance through four home games is the worst in the league. Assuming nothing changes in the division, the Stealth will have finished in last place in each of their four seasons in Canada after going to…

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Hopkins Handles Heels 13-5

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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University of Albany Great Danes

Great Danes Take The Fire Out Of Dragons, Win 19-8

Albany outscores Drexel 10-2 in middle frames to earn first victory of 2017 season. The Drexel Dragons (0-2) opened up their 2017 home campaign yesterday with a 19-8 defeat at the hands of #12 Albany Great Danes (1-1). Drexel is celebrating its 75th season of men’s lacrosse at the University. In each of the teams’ openers, both on the road, Drexel fell to Virginia 18-14 while Albany lost a heartbreaker…

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Week 9 Power Rankings: Georgia Keeps on Buzzing

Week 9 NLL Power Rankings The cream rose to the top this weekend.  The eastern conference was very busy as each team played a pair of games. Georgia swept their games, Friday 13-12 at Toronto and 15-9 versus Rochester. New England and Buffalo played a home and home series and split the games with the Black Wolves winning 14-11 in Buffalo on Friday, and Buffalo returning the favor in New…

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Denver hosts Air Force, Cleveland State, Canisius in face-off classic

This weekend will be a very active one in the Mile High City for Denver University lacrosse. Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium will be host to Air Force (again), new program Cleveland State, and western New York’s Canisius College. Four games total will be played over Saturday and Sunday.   DENVER PIONEERS Denver is atop all three major polls and in the Maverick Top 20 tied with Maryland who has a…

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Hofstra wins opener 11-9

The Hofstra Pride men’s lacrosse team got their 2017 season off to a good start with a 11-9 victory over the Monmouth Hawks. Head coach Seth Tierney commented on the season-opening victory. “We’re really excited anytime we get a chance to win a division one lacrosse game, there’s gotta be some effort,” Tierney said. “There’s no game you go into saying ‘this is gonna be an easy victory’. After what…

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