Throwback Thursday: Cortland vs. Hartwick 1989


I love this video from 1989 via Lax School! It’s Cortland vs. Hartwick, which is classic D3 awesomeness in and of itself, but the crowd reactions and noise in this one are pretty awesome too.

At the 30 second mark of the video a Hartwick player stuffs a shot, fights for a GB, and then gets wrestled down to the ground. Today, parents and fans would be up in arms, and screaming for a penalty. There is a little bit of that in the audio, but a solid number of chuckles can also be heard. It was all part of the game back then, even if it was a little bit ugly! The guys in this video are now around 45 years old, so you know it’s old school.

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#TBT Bonus:

1990 Loyola vs Yale. Boom! Old School ESPN… love it!


  1. Thanks for posting. Watching the Loyola/Yale game I’m enjoying the differences between the game now and then. Offset heads are so much harder to dislodge. Zone breaking offense has not changed. This was a great game, no unsettled goals until the 2nd quarter, just strength on strength, in inclement weather. Reese and Kroneberger were beasts supported by strong casts. Lacrosse as it should be played.