NCAA: Maryland, Virginia Come Up Big

March 3, 2014

NCAA Weekend Recap   #1 Duke   6 #2 Maryland 10   This was a third quarter game changer as Maryland scored three in the third and held Duke to none. After that, the Blue Devils seemed to lose all momentum. Maryland totaled 44 shots, 32 ground balls, 17 saves and won eight of 19 face offs. On the other side, Duke totaled 36 shots, 26 ground balls, 15 saves and won…

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NCAA Weekend Ahead One for the Books

February 27, 2014

A portion of this weekend’s schedule says it all. Seven great games over the course of the day make this weekend special. One would think that this is a late season schedule in April, but it’s March 1 and there are going to be changes to the polls. This is a lacrosse fan’s dream weekend with so many intriguing matchups. #1 Duke @ #2 Maryland—Two Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) teams battling…

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NCAA Women’s Power Rankings

February 27, 2014

Week three in NCAA women’s lacrosse action was more of the same. Syracuse and North Carolina kept on winning, leading many to believe dethroning these teams from the top two spots may be a difficult task. The biggest drop in the rankings was by Duke, who last week was seated at the number three spot. We also saw Penn State drop out of the top 10, but who will take…

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NCAA Men’s Power Rankings: Duke on Top, Maryland in the Hunt

February 26, 2014

A perfect February for Duke keeps them on top of the world ranked while Maryland welcomed Syracuse to the ACC with a beatdown at the Carrier Dome. Control of the face offs continues to be a deciding factor early on. Expect more shifting in the weeks ahead. We will start to see who sinks and swims as the spring approaches. 1. Duke (4-0)—Two wins over the weekend against Penn and…

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NCAA Week 3/4: Albany’s Second Heartbreak, Penn State(ment), Terps’ Blowout

February 25, 2014

The NCAA just closed on an interesting Week 3/4 in its 2014 season. Of the nine games I’m picking to cover this week, Saturday was mostly upsets while Sunday was home to four blowouts. SATURDAY Penn State 8 Notre Dame 7 This was such a close game all around, and I’m calling it an upset because Notre Dame has proven themselves as a strong program in past seasons. Shots were…

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Maryland Runs Past Syracuse, Win 16-8

February 23, 2014

In front of 5,283 at Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, the fifth-ranked Maryland Terrapins defeated the No. 2 Syracuse Orange 16-8 on Saturday afternoon. The Terrapins second quarter 10-goal charge led them to an impressive victory over the Orange. Freshman Midfielder Connor Cannizzaro and Attackman Jay Carlson led the Terrapins in scoring with four points each, on three goals and one assist. Matt Rambo also contributed to the Terrapins’ win tallying two…

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Syracuse Face off Struggles Downfall in Loss

February 23, 2014

A record 30 games were played in NCAA Division 1 on Saturday in the last weekend of play in February. Below is a quick recap of my observations from today’s Syracuse vs. Maryland game. The Terps came into the Carrier Dome for the first time since 1983 and won 19 of 27 face offs and outshot Syracuse 55-32 to double up Syracuse 16-8.  Junior Charlie Raffa was the man of the…

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Stukenberg, Terps Look to Top Penn State

February 20, 2014

The Maryland Terps are traveling to State College this weekend to take on the Nittany Lions.  This will be a great matchup between the two teams as, they are both coming off of their first few matches undefeated, and prepared for action. Penn State defeated Bucknell Wednesday night 21-9.   The Nittany Lions played well as a team, and their strengths lied in the attackers scoring ability.  Specifically, Tatum Coffey had…

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NCAA Power Rankings: Duke and Syracuse Off to Good Starts

February 18, 2014

Overtime is the early theme in the 2014 college season. With the expanded field, these one-goal affairs could play a factor when determining the bubble teams. Otherwise, it was a good week for the ACC. We saw some impressive victories by some of the up-and-coming programs. If these February games are any indication, we might be in for a bedeviling season. 1 Duke (2-0)—Duke got a head start and won…

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NCAA Weekend Recap: UMass, Syracuse Win Thrillers

February 17, 2014

Following numerous lacrosse leagues can be tough. That’s why I’m here to give a quick recap of what I considered the seven biggest games this weekend. There would be eight, but you can find the recap to an exciting 3OT Lehigh victory in another article! UMass – 12  / Ohio St. – 11 (OT) Amongst many overtime games this weekend, UMass and Ohio State were very evenly matches opponents. UMass’ Joe…

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