Pannell’s Six Goals Lead New York in 18-15 Win Over Rochester

Thanks to six goals by Rob Pannell, as well as three from Albert Maione and Max Seibald, the New York Lizards earned their first win of the 2014 season with an 18-15 victory over the Rochester Rattlers on Sunday night. It was the first step towards a bounce back season following a disappointing 4-10 slate last year. Afterwards, Lizards head coach Joe Spallina discussed the win. “I said to someone…

April 28, 2014

NCAA Power Rankings: Duke, Loyola Lead; ‘Cuse and Denver in Hunt

April 24, 2014

See where your favorite teams stand heading into the postseason: 1) Duke (12-2)—The Blue Devils will take on Syracuse for the third time in less than a year. Wonder how these new rivals will treat each other going forward. Brendan Fowler could be in for a fight as Frank Daddio and the Orange faceoff unit have played at a high level since the ‘Syracuse Slaughter’ a month ago. 2) Loyola…


MLL Season Preview: New York Lizards

April 22, 2014

After beautiful fall season, followed by a brutally cold, snowy winter, spring has returned as well as the Major League Lacrosse season. The New York Lizards spent a lot of time dwelling on the struggles of the 2013 summer where they failed to reach the postseason with a 4-10 record. A lot of things did not go right for Joe Spallina’s squad. A lethargic offense that coughed up the ball…


MLL Camp Report: Crotty Injured with Lizards

April 19, 2014

As the days draw closer to opening day of the Major League Lacrosse season, the New York Lizards have ramped up their intensity at practice. At Stony Brook University on Friday night, the team continued their preparation for their opening tilt with the Rochester Rattlers on Sunday April 27. Following last summer’s disappointing season with offensive woes and chemistry issues, there is a competitive vibe at Lizards camp. The players…


Tewaarton Watch: McIntosh, Noble Lead Race

April 18, 2014

4-17-14 Tewaaraton Watch  Ben McIntosh, M, Drexel (32 goals, 10 assists, 42 points, 34 percent)—McIntosh is one of the most underrated players on one of the most underrated teams in the nation. Drexel’s offense features a good mix of weapons that can create their own chances. McIntosh stands out because he is a smooth finisher with great range, quick hands, and will take contact dashing towards the crease. He added…


NCAA Power Rankings: Loyola Stays On Top

April 16, 2014

1) Loyola (11-1)—The latest win over Boston University bumps Loyola to 11-1 and 7-0 in the conference. One more tune up tomorrow against Bucknell before the Patriot League tournament gets underway. Johns Hopkins will be waiting for the Greyhounds on Selection Sunday. 2) Duke (11-2)—I personally feel that Duke is currently the best team in the nation but must remain second due to the tiebreaker with Loyola. This past Saturday…


NCAA Power Rankings: Maryland at the Top

March 20, 2014

1) Maryland (7-0)—The Terps survived Villanova’s second half push to remain undefeated. With five games to go before the ACC Tournament, Maryland faces North Carolina, Virginia, Robert Morris, Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame—do not be shocked if Maryland suffers their first loss. They have looked good but each week teams are inching closer to nipping them off. Something tells me the offense is due for a bad week. 2) Loyola…


NCAA Power Rankings Heading Into the Weekend

March 14, 2014

1) Maryland (5-0)—The Terps outlasted a feisty Stony Broom team and will prepare for Villanova for a Friday night lights showdown. Senior Mike Chanenchuk (16 goals, 5 assists) continues to do the heavy lifting. Freshman sensation Matt Rambo (11 G, 4 A), who has made a seamless transition to the college game, is my current choice for rookie of the year. 2) Loyola (5-1)—What a statement win by the Greyhounds….


Tewaaraton Watch: Thompsons, Sawyer, Rice

March 10, 2014

Matt Sawyer (Loyola)—In one of the most anticipated games of 2014, Loyola used it as a statement game, winning 14-7 over Duke. It was an intense, physical, high scoring affair that saw multiple contributions, including 11 combined goals from Matt Sawyer and Nikko Pontrello. It was Sawyer that paced the Greyhounds offense with four first half goals, followed by two more in the second. Matt Donovan (Cornell)—Saturday’s upset over #2…


NCAA Power Rankings: New #1, UVa Team to Beat, PSU and Loyola Looking Big

March 4, 2014

We have a new top team in the land. Maryland is the new number one team with Virginia seizing the second spot while Syracuse continues to tumble. Penn also earned another early season win over a top 10 program in Denver. 1 Maryland (4-0)—It was a good day for Turtle Nation. Mike Chanenchuk put on another clinic tying his career high with five goals, the defense was aggressive, led by…