Strap up and get ready for a big weekend of lacrosse in Baltimore, folks. The 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four only happens once! Let’s make it a good one, shall we?
The Final Four Weekend always leaves me with a slightly bitter taste in my mouth, and that feeling wholly emanates from the fact that college lacrosse is now over, and nothing else. It’s an unavoidable feeling, so I roll with it. To help get you over the championship weekend hump, we’ve put together a Final Four Aftermath post, to help you get back into normal society.
The Duke Blue Devils raced out to an early lead, then weathered a ferocious Notre Dame storm, to pull out the 11-9 win, and repeat as champs of the D1 men’s lacrosse world. It was an impressive team effort, and from the get go, Duke looked poised and ready to play.
It’s Memorial Day 2014, and that means it’s time for the NCAA D1 Lacrosse Championship Game! It’s the Duke Blue Devils vs. the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
After each year of NCAA Lacrosse rolls to a stop, we go through and find all the D1 players we can, who use traditionally strung lacrosse sticks. It can be a regular six or eight diamond pocket, a pita pocket, or something crazier… as long as it uses leather and string, it’s eligible!
Limestone defeated LIU Post 12-6 for the D2 national title in NCAA Men’s Lacrosse today. The game started out tight, but Limestone slowly began to pull away and never looked back. On the day, they were the best team, but the margin of victory was larger than anticipated, and probably bigger than many segments of the game would make you think.
And now, we’re down to two: Notre Dame and Duke, the only schools to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals each of the last five seasons, have earned the right to play on Memorial Day. Chris Rosenthall provides his thoughts on the weekend, attendance, TV, hatred for Notre Dame, and so much more! It’s an insider’s view!
Tufts took down Salisbury 12-9 to claim the 2014 NCAA Division 3 Men’s Lacrosse title. The Gulls of SU went down 1-0 on an early Tufts goal, but would build up an early 3-1 lead, and look in control. Tufts fought back, winning face offs and creating transition and the game was tied at half, 5-5. Tufts began to inch away in the third quarter, and eventually built up a solid lead. Scoring 3 goals in 48 seconds never hurts…
In game 2 of our Final Four action yesterday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish found a comfortable win over the Maryland Terrapins to advance to the National Championship game on Monday, 1pm et.
Welcome to the day of days in D3 lacrosse! It’s Tufts Vs Salisbury for the third time ever in a title game, and each team has a historic win over the other, but that’s in the past! Today, we get to see what 2014 has in store for us, and it promises to be excellent.
Saturday afternoon, in game 1 of the Final Four, the Duke University Blue Devils held off the Denver Pioneers to send them back to the National Championship game for back-to-back seasons.
Welcome to Championship Weekend! We’ll have photos from the games, photos from the day’s events and scene, and video wherever relevant. Also, be on the lookout for notes from Chris Rosenthall. He’s taking his professional talents to the college game this weekend!
We’re set up to see FIVE great games this weekend for NCAA Championship Weekend (two D1 semis, the D2 final, D3 final, and D1 final), and as usual, long stick midfielders will play a huge part. While there may not be a CJ Costabile of 2014 (then again, there may be!), these guys will play a huge role in how the games turn out.
Upset-minded Long Island University-Post will try to end their surprise post-season run with a victory in the NCAA Division II National Championship when they face second-ranked Limestone College on Sunday.
The Thompson Trio’s incredible run may have ended last weekend against Notre Dame, but the three Albany attackmen certainly have inspired a lot of players with their play. And to think, they became that good at lacrosse from hours of hard work spent playing in the back yard, rather than a fancy summer or recruiting camp.