Breaking down some D1 action game by game.
Syracuse – Hopkins
The Syracuse – Johns Hopkins games was incredibly entertaining, physical, and spirited. There were more than a handful of SportsCenter worthy goals, and a huge hit that left a Hop player shaken. No head contact, perfect form… maybe he got a bit of a running start, but we liked it. See? It is possible to hit someone without using your head!
I took issue with Quint’s zone analysis as well. What else is new? I like Quint, we just don’t see eye to eye on the zone…
This game also means I should, and will, eat crow. I thought Cuse was overrated, and not a Top 10 team. Looks it was I that was crazy.
Georgetown Over Providence Big
Our main man, Tommy Gilligan, was there, shooting the game. We’ll have a lot more where this came from. Georgetown wins 16-8, and the loss casts serious doubt about Providence being Top 20 worthy. I still like the Friars, but they still have some work to do.
Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan
St. Joe’s Over Marquette 12-7
Marquette’s comeback attempt fell short and Saint Joseph’s snapped a two-game losing streak with a 12-7 home win over the Golden Eagles in men’s lacrosse action Saturday at a snowy Finnesey Field.
With Saturday’s result, MU concludes its eight-day, three-game road trip bookended by a pair of losses (including a win at Mercer Tuesday) to drop to 2-3 overall on the season.
Penn State Is Back?
Just when people started to doubt PSU, they beat a UMass team that just got Will Manny back, 7-5. I’m still loving this Penn State team, and believe that by the end of the season they will be a really tough out, and dark horse contender, capable of a run. That assumes a lot, but that’s what this business is all about. I like their ability to win and compete in many types of games, and I like their team speed. We’ll see about the rest soon.
UMBC 16 – High Point 11
High Point continues to compete in year one and UMBC gets a much needed win. Did freshman sensation Dan Lomas pump in any goals? Yup. Three of them. Man, he is consistent. Nate Lewnes was extremely impressive for UMBC adding two goals to the four others he assisted for six points on the day.
Lehigh Wins Patriot Opener
Senior Brian Hess paced the offense with his second-career hat trick while sophomore Matt Poillon made 12 saves between the pipes as the #15/16 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team topped Army 10-6 in its league opener Saturday. Five Mountain Hawks (5-3, 1-0 Patriot League) finished with double-figure points, and senior Ryan Snyder was stellar at the faceoff X, to help Lehigh get off to an early lead which it wouldn’t relinquish.
– Lehigh Athletics
Cornell Survives Yale 12-10
Whipping out new helmets designs seems dangerous in 2013, but Cornell did it and won, so there’s that. Just kidding, that stuff doesn’t matter. Yale is good, and Cornell is very good. This result isn’t a shocker as Cornell’s strength is offense, and Yale’s is defense. It’s almost like perfectly symmetrical violence, and we all know that doesn’t solve anything. Will anyone get that reference?
Photo Credit: Greg Vasil