A weekly series that will track the progress of Pittsburgh athletes at the next level… playing college lacrosse! As Pittsburgh has improved over time, the area has produced more and more high level talent. We are now at the point where tracking Pittsburgh players in college should be a thing. And now it is.
As a goalie, there is nothing worse than a crank shot from 5 yards away… the second least favorite shot for most keepers has to be the long pole bomb. You never know where it’s going, the angles are different, and half the time the poles don’t even know where the ball is going. It makes for exciting lacrosse, and can be a momentum changing play.
College Lacrosse season is so far upon us it’s not even funny. Plenty of good games on TV each weekend, and even more action online. If you missed something, this is how you get caught up visually!
While some teams put their players in a couple different helmet models (Duke uses Brine, old Warrior, and new Warrior helmets) that all look the same, the Loyola Hounds take a different approach. Every wears the exact same helmet, but when it comes to gloves… forget about it. Wear whatever you want!
Welcome back to the D3 Lacrosse Report! Whether we’re finding this info ourselves or someone is sending it in to us, the D3 Report is all D3 all the time. Let’s delve a little deeper into the biggest (some may also argue best) college lacrosse division in the country!
It’s Thursday, and that means plenty of awesome college highlight and game films have been put up online. We scour the internet for these videos (so you can spend your time watching and learning and not searching through Buick Lacrosse commercials!) each week. Enjoy the explosion!
Welcome to another superb Throwback Thursday! This week we’ve got some NCAA D1 semifinal action from 1990! It was UNC taking on Syracuse, and while Cuse had the big guns and names (Maracheck, Paul and Gary Gait, Pat McCabe, Matt Palumb), UNC wasn’t going down without a fight!
Does this remind you of anything? Have we seen this before? We sure have, but it’s ALWAYS welcome. Long range long pole goal. Simply classic. What was that? 60 yards? Sure thing, no problem. Love the accuracy and straight up gumption from Yale’s Jimmy Craft.
Lacrosse does have some issues, but almost all of them can be fixed with ONE SIMPLE CHANGE: Limit roster sizes to less than 20 player and you will see a change. I’ve seen it happen before, and it can happen again. We can keep tinkering with the rules, and distancing our game from its original inception, OR we can limit roster sizes and let the players play. It really is a simple choice.
Both Syracuse and St. John’s entered the game in Kennesaw, GA with a 2-2 record, but Cuse got above .500 with the 14-8 win in front of more than 5,500 fans, many of them local. Clearly the chance to see top quality D1 lacrosse was enough to draw out the growing Georgia lacrosse community. Photos, GIF, video, and recap!
Craig Chase took in Loyola’s dismantling of Duke from Ridley Athletic Complex and sent over these fantastic game photos! We’ve got a couple great shots, and a GIF of a big and violent hit.
Fairfield opened up a 1 goal lead after 1 quarter, and a 2 goal lead going into the half, but Yale just would not go quietly into that good night. Both teams put up 4 goals in the third, and Yale clamped down in the fourth to blank Fairfield, while scoring two goals of their own, to tie it up at 11. OT came and Stags’ senior Eric Warden launched a bomb from about 13 yards to win it for Fairfield.
Plenty of excellent action this weekend, and plenty of it is online already. We’ll be back later this week more with more visual excellence, but here is the good stuff… for now.
They shot well, came in with a great game plan, and executed to perfection. It’s still early in March, but Loyola is clearly a team on a mission this year. I expect them to drop another game or two and possibly have some off days, but if they are gelling at the end of the year like this, the Hounds are as dangerous as anyone in the country.
UVA was up 5-2 on Cornell in the second quarter and looking to improve to 7-0. Cornell said not so fast, scored 9 straight goals, and took a commanding 11-5 lead. Cornell ended up winning the game 12-9 as UVA tried to claw their way back in, but to no avail.