2013 Rhino Pick 'Em Contest
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RESULTS ARE IN – Rhino Pick ‘Em, Week 2


* = RP picked correctly

Johns Hopkins 7, Maryland 4
*Denver 13, Loyola 12 (OT)
*Mercyhurst 14, LIU Post 13
*Limestone 12, Pfeiffer 10
*Roanoke 12, Hampden-Sydney 11
*Bowdoin 6, Wesleyan 5 (OT)
UCSB 14, Sonoma State 7
*Pittsburgh 18, Davenport 11
*Deerfield 10, Choate (Prep) 4
West Islip (NY) 11, Ridgewood (NJ) 8

RP’s Score: 7/10

These LAS Members beat RP:

  • Matthew Hawkins (9/10)
  • David Cooney (9/10)
  • Luke Tiegen (8/10)

Nice work, guys! We’ll be in touch soon to collect your mailing address.

Stay tuned for another round of Rhino Pick ‘Em later this week!

Originally published April 12, 2013

Hey LAS nation, you ready for round 2? Lots of good games to choose from this week, and I think I’ve got you beat!

If you’re new to Rhino Pick ‘Em, make sure you watch this video. Each week I’ll select 10 games to highlight. I’ll predict the winners and tell you why I think they’ll win the game. Then, you get a chance to go straight up against me in a one-on-one pick ’em battle. Get more right than I do, and my company, Rhino Lacrosse, will hit you up with a free sticker pack in the mail.
*Week 1 results can be found here.

Alright, you ready for this? Hit me with your best shot.

NCAA Division 1

#15 Johns Hopkins @ #1 Maryland

I expect Johns Hopkins to show up and play a great game- they will play inspired and play to win. “Must Win” time for Hop! However, I do think that Maryland will prove to be too good at home for the Jays at the end of the day. Maryland 10- 8.

#4 Denver @ #6 Loyola

Both squads sitting at 9-2. Should be an awesome game to watch! I’m thinking this one is going to OT. Denver wins in OT, 12-11.

NCAA Division 2

#1 Mercyhurst @ #5 LIU Post

Two top level D2 programs, and two top 5 teams. Post gets home field advantage. Will it matter? I don’t think so- Mercyhurst has a strong squad this year and will certainly be tested this weekend. I’m thinking that Mercyhurst will stay undefeated! Mercyhurst wins 14-10.

#3 Limestone @ #10 Pfeiffer

Two of the best down South! Is Pfeiffer ready to challenge Limestone’s Souther supremacy? Not so fast Pfeiffer- Limestone wins 13-0.

NCAA Division 3

Hampden-Sydney @ #16 Roanoke

Roanoke just knocked off Stevenson in a huge upset. Can they keep it going? I’m thinking yes they do keep it going and they will be ranked higher by the end of the weekend. Roanoke wins 15-8.

#19 Wesleyan @ Bowdoin

Both teams seem like potential Pool C NCAA teams, should they not win the NESCAC. This game has big league, NCAA at-large, and playoff ramifications. This is my upset pick- I like Bowdoin, 12-11.


#6 Sonoma State vs. #7 UCSB

This is a great SLC vs. WCLL match-up with two top 10 opponents. These teams are 2-2 against each other, with their last match-up coming in 2010. UCSB needs to show that they belong in the same group as the top 5, while SSU is looking to sweep the WCLL after upsetting Stanford last week. I think that Sonoma State will continue to roll, winning 16-12.

#24 Pittsburgh vs. #14 Davenport

After coming “oh so close” to victory against the Spartans, Pitt will be out to prove they can still hang with the big dogs. These teams have only played once (2010 when DU was MCLA D2) and Davenport won. Davenport is on the rise in their first year as an MCLA D1 team, sitting currently at #14 and will have to make sure they bring their ‘A’ game, as Pitt is a very dangerous team right now. Pitt wins 10-9.

High School

Deerfield vs. Choate (Prep)

Deerfield is the favorite, but not by much. Both teams are 2-1 and both are looking to climb the NE West ladder for prep lacrosse this year. Deerfield wins 14-11.

West Islip (NY) vs. Ridgewood (NJ)

West Islip has dropped games to Chaminade and Smithtown. Can they rep NY state and win against a 2-1 tough Ridgewood NJ team? I think that Ridgewood will prove to be too much this weekend and will win the game 11-9.

Now it’s your turn. Think you can beat me? Submit your picks below. But remember, you have sign in as an LAS member first.

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