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Comprehensive College Lacrosse Midweek Capri Pant Stories

Capri Pant Stories are not too long and not too short.  In other words, like a cherry blossom, they are perfect.  They are like the Middle Path of verbiage. Or the correct temperature porridge for a girl who is scared of Bears. We’re giving you a lot, after all, we’re not practicing Jains, but we’ll also choose to leave the gluttony to our pre-recession selves.  It’s everything you need, and nothing you don’t.  Perfect.

Big Midweek Games

NCAA Division 1 – Yesterday, Denver traveled to Loyola, wore new white helmets with Brass facemasks and won.  After coming close against Notre Dame at home, Denver is looking good.  We’ll keep talking about them because they are extremely interesting.  A great D1 team in Colorado is good for the sport!

Syracuse took down Central NY rival, Albany 18-13 on Tuesday and there was long hair everywhere.  Can’t wait to see some highlights of this one!  The last game I’ll mention was Villanova over Princeton.  Princeton has looked good but not great so far and their record has really reflected this, as they already have a bunch of losses.  Some injuries and players missing games has really hurt the Tigers offensively.

NCAA Divisi0n 2 – We didn’t see any huge upsets during the midweek games, but Assumption over Domincan is an interesting result.  Does Mel McKee have a traditionally weak Assumption team looking up?  Still a lot of season left to see!  A result from the weekend that I overlooked was Chestnut Hill over Mercyhurst.  Huge win for CH as Mercyhurst has been a top 5 team in recent years.  Things are looking up for this school in PA!  Thanks to Mike Brand for pointing that out!

NCAA Division 3 – The NESCAC.  Middlebury beat an up and down Springfield team, Amherst beat Endicott (tuesday), Wesleyan got by Farmingdale State and Bowdoin throttled Nazareth 21-5.  The big surprise was Conn College losing to Clarkson.  My faith in the Camels is irrevocably shaken.

Gettysburg had been struggling but they took down a resurgent Cabrini squad 9-8 in OT proving the Bullets aren’t dead in the water just yet.  Keene State got another good win by besting Geneseo in OT as well.  Keene has some players on O and they play hard.  Could be a real sleeper team come tourney time.

The biggest upset was Skidmore over Dickinson.  Dickinson just beat Roanoke, and Skidmore just lost to Colorado College.  And now I don’t know where to rank any of these teams.  Total disaster.  At least it’s exciting!  Stevenson played the same Roanoke team that just loss a close one to Dickinson and Stevenson dominated, winning 16-6.  Stevens also proved they are a totally legit team by traveling to Lynchburg, VA and beating the Hornets 13-10.  Good effort by Lynchburg though.

Whittier won on Wednesday as they took down an Ithaca team I thought might be better.  Big rebound win for the Poets after dropping a heartbreaker to Drew, out of NJ.   Both Kenyon and Wooster have been having ROUGH seasons so far on the whole and the NCAC is not looking particularly strong outside of Denison, who is probably a 10-20 team.

MCLA Division 1ASU took UNH down a peg or two winning 18-4. PCLL is looking up, but maybe not that up.  Still some work to do, evidently.  Idaho lost to San Diego State 12-6, and I’m a little surprised this game wasn’t closer.  Maybe SDSU is channelling their basketball team?  I’m still surprised by BU beating Florida, AT Florida 14-6.  That’s what gives me hope for the PCLL.  That’s domination, holmes.

Florida State has had a couple close games and their tilt with Buffalo was no exception as they got away with a 12-9 win.  Their game with BU was also close at 10-8.  Illinois inches out Minnesota 14-12 and Cal Poly just keeps on rolling.  They are DEFINITELY a team to watch this year!  No doubt about it!

MCLA Division 2 – The men at Willamette dropped a tough one to the Colorado School of Mines (coolest school name ever. want their gear!) 11-10 in OT.  Tough loss.  Westminster took down Northern Colorado 11-6.  Western Oregon beat Colo – Mines the day before their game with Willamette and the day before that, Mines beat Portland 10-9 in OT.  Yes, Colorado School of Mines played 3 games in 3 days.  Wowzas.