NLL: Riptide to choose first in entry draft

May 21, 2019

Saturday night the National Lacrosse League held a coin toss between the New York Riptide and Rochester Knighthawks to determine which of the 2019-2020 expansion teams would pick first in the entry and expansion drafts. The Riptide won the toss and elected to choose first in September’s entry draft, while the Knighthawks will choose first in the expansion draft next month. Opinions differ on whether the entry or expansion draft…

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NLL: Del Bianco shines in Roughnecks’ game one win over Bandits

May 20, 2019

Winning came easily to the Buffalo Bandits this season, and they got hooked on the highs that came with the success of their 14-4 regular season. It was a harder road for the Calgary Roughnecks, however, to the NLL Cup best-of-three final series. The adversity they faced during a 10-8 season grizzled them. It made them even hungrier in the Bandits, and it showed in their 10-7 win in the…

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NLL: Banditland party to continue in NLL Cup as Buffalo defeats Toronto 12-8

May 12, 2019

The party will continue in Buffalo after the Bandits defeated the Toronto Rock 12-8 on Saturday night in the NLL’s Eastern Division final. The Bandits will host games one and three (if necessary) of the NLL Cup beginning next Saturday, May 18 against the Calgary Roughnecks. The Bandits have won the Cup four previous times, but three of those wins came in the 90s. Their most recent championship was 2008…

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NLL: Rock surge past Swarm in semi-final

May 7, 2019

And down goes the NLL’s other powerhouse. After the Toronto Rock’s 16-14 East Division semi-final win over the Georgia Swarm, the NLL Cup will feature two new teams for the first time since 2014. With the Saskatchewan Rush defeated on Friday night and the Rochester Knighthawks failing to make the playoffs, the Swarm were the last recent NLL Cup competitor left standing. They’ve had nothing but strong seasons since moving…

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NCAA: Blue Jays split weekend at Big Ten tournament

May 5, 2019

It was a weekend of both elation and heartbreak for the #16 ranked Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, who narrowly missed out on an automatic NCAA tournament berth with an 18-17 loss to #1 Penn State on Saturday night at Highpoint.com Stadium. The Blue Jays went into the weekend as the second seed, matched up against the third seed Maryland Terrapins, who are ranked nationally at #5. They handily defeated the…

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NCAA: Parella sets record in Hofstra win over Drexel

May 1, 2019

19-11 was the score as the Hofstra Pride (11-6, 4-2) defeated the Drexel Dragons (6-10, 1-5) in CAA play on Saturday at Vidas Field, spoiling the Dragons’ final contest and annual senior day. Hofstra now enters the CAA tournament on a two-game winning streak to face Towson in the semi-finals on Friday. They lost a close 13-12 game to the Tigers just two weeks ago. Against Drexel, junior Alyssa Parella…

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NLL: Rock finish regular season with win over Warriors

April 27, 2019

The Toronto Rock (12-6) finished their regular season with a 15-9 win over the Vancouver Warriors (5-13) on Friday night at Rogers Arena. They enter the playoffs on a two-game winning streak, ready to face the second place Georgia Swarm in the first round next week. The Rock used a dangerous power play to get past a Warriors’ team bent on ending their season on a positive note. “We knew…

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NCAA: Penn takes Ivy championship with big win over Dartmouth

April 27, 2019

Last Saturday, April 20, the University of Pennsylvania Quakers handed the Dartmouth Big Green their biggest loss of the season, 22-6 at Franklin Field. It drops the Big Green to 2-10 overall and 0-5 in Ivy play. Their only wins of the season have come 11-4 over Wagner and 11-7 over Binghamton. Meanwhile, the Quakers, with their 8-3, 6-0 record and eight-game winning streak, win the Ivy title and will…

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ALL: Partnership with NLL a success in first season

April 26, 2019

The Arena Lacrosse League grew leaps and bounds this year. Having recently concluded its third season, the Ontario-based indoor league crowned the St. Catharines ShockWave champions after a competitive regular season and playoffs. The ALL struck a partnership with the NLL this season which “included the continuance of player movement between the leagues, placement of game officials, and the development of potential future NLL coaches, management, and players,” according to…

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NCAA: Buckeyes spoil Blue Jays’ senior day

April 19, 2019

The #8 Ohio State Buckeyes paid a visit to the #15 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays on Sunday and came away with a close 14-13 win. Jackson Reid capped a five-goal day with the game winner with 49 seconds left in the game. The Buckeyes went 8-0 before conference play started, but this was their first conference win in three tries, with previous losses to Rutgers and Penn State. Hopkins is…

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