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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Marquette out-muscles Hofstra in Amplo’s Homecoming

The Golden Eagles gave head coach Joe Amplo a special homecoming of sorts to his old stomping grounds. Tyler Melnyk and Kyle Whitlow scored three goals each while goaltender JJ Sagl made eight saves as Marquette won an impressive 11-9 victory over Hofstra. It was their first win of the season while the Pride dropped their first season opener since 2010. After the game, Amplo, who spent 12 years at…

February 16, 2014
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NCAA Preview: Marquette & Hofstra

MARQUETTE (0-1) VS HOFSTRA (0-0) THE LAST TIME THEY MET: This is the first official meeting between the squads. They scrimmaged at Shuart Stadium last year on February 10 in Marquette’s inaugural season. The Skinny Golden Eagles: Joe Amplo returns to his roots in Hempstead where he was a player and associate head coach. But this time it is all business as Marquette looks to bounce back from its 13-6 loss…

February 13, 2014
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NCAA Preview: Villanova at Lehigh

VILLANOVA WILDCATS (0-0) at LEHIGH MOUNTAINHAWKS (2-0) The last time they met (February 16, 2013): Lehigh held on to claim an impressive 11-9 road win over Villanova. David DiMaria and Dante Fantoni combined for eight goals and 12 points while sophomore Dan Taylor added two goals and three points. Matt Poillon made 16 saves. The Wildcat’s Thomas Croonquist won 12-22 face-offs. The Skinny: Wildcats: It is a new dawn in…

February 13, 2014
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Richmond Opens Program Against Virginia

VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (1-0) at RICHMOND SPIDERS This is the first ever meeting between the soon-to-be in-state rivals. The Skinny: Cavaliers: Dom Starsia’s squad enters Saturday’s contest two days after an epic tilt with Loyola. Despite holding a 12-4 lead entering the fourth quarter, the Greyhounds pulled off a ferocious comeback, scoring nine straight goals, including the go-ahead tally with 18 seconds remaining. But Virginia’s Ryan Tucker scored with a tenth…

February 8, 2014
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NCAA Schedule Woes; Lacrosse Youth Participation Skyrocketing

As a hockey player, I love the cold weather. Whenever the twenty degree weather and snow hit the homeland, my fellow Long Islanders look at me with the evil eye. To be fair, I agree, there is not much that can be done during this weather. Other than hitting the outdoor ice, building snow forts and shoveling, it is probably not wise to do anything when you are exposed to…

February 4, 2014
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NCAA Outlook: Stony Brook

STONY BROOK (NR) 2013 Record: 7-9 The Skinny It should be an exciting year for Stony Brook. Jim Nagle’s team returns mostly intact with a young, experienced core ready to make a move on the national scene. While questions exist in the backfield, the team’s offense will push them towards the top of the America East. Stony Brook nearly knocked off Albany in last year’s conference tournament, but just fell…

January 31, 2014
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NCAA Outlook: Hofstra Pride

HOFSTRA (#24) 2013 Record: 7-7 The Skinny Hofstra got off to a strong start in 2013 winning five of their opening six games, including an impressive road win over No. 2 Notre Dame. However, the Pride dropped four one-goal affairs and only won two of their final eight games to drop out of postseason contention. Focusing on the little things will be the biggest challenge for Seth Tierney and his…

January 31, 2014
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2014 MLL Supplemental Draft Recap

Bill McGlone (Maryland) was selected with the first overall pick by the Ohio Machine in the MLL 2014 Supplementary Draft. After much chatter of the possibility of the first women to play in the professional league, two-time Women’s World Cup Champion Goaltender Devon Wills was not taken in the draft. New York once again made some bold trades during the off-season. Coach Spallina’s team acquired all-star long pole Kyle Hartzell…

December 12, 2013
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The Next Big Division One Program?

When Michigan announced they would make the jump to Division I, it ushered in a momentum of new programs and changes to the sport. Soon, Furman, Boston University, High Point, Marquette, and others would declare the creation of men’s and women’s teams. The Big Ten and the creation of the Atlantic Sun conferences show that lacrosse continues to rise. Now the question falls as to where will the next domino…

December 1, 2013
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