A huge week of Division 3 lacrosse on deck. The best part of the season moving further along. Great midweek Division 3 lacrosse. While lacrosse as a whole has changed, one constant has been the Division 3 model where most teams play twice a week.
The highlight of the weekend certainly being Salisbury vs Gettysburg as both teams sit at No.2 and No.15 in the polls.
#20 Hampden Sydney vs. #6 Christopher Newport (Saturday @ 1pm)
A huge test early for Coach Rostan and Hampden Sydney. A team that will be in the mix in the ODAC will look to use this game as a springboard into the rest of their season.
Ithaca vs. #7 St. John Fisher (Saturday @ 1pm)
An important upstate battle against two very good teams. St. John Fisher returns a ton of talent and they are looking to make a deep NCAA run this season. Ithaca has traditionally been a team you don’t want to see on your schedule and they’re looking to make a little magic themselves this season.
#2 Salisbury vs. #15 Gettysburg (Saturday @ 3pm)
The game of the weekend. Salisbury is a known commodity and you always seem to know what you’re going to get with them. The Seagull swagger wins games before they even start, but it will be interesting to see how the Bullets answer the bell in this early season matchup. Two of the Divisions most storied programs facing off and Coach Toners first dance with the Seagulls as Head Coach of the Bullets.
D2 Games to Watch This Weekend
Another week and another slate of Division 2 lacrosse games. The beauty of Division 2 is that it really is impossible to hide behind a weak schedule if you are a good team, and there’s a number of teams out to prove that they are for real in the 2022 season.
#1 Le Moyne vs. #7 Mercyhurst (Saturday @ 3pm)
Two tough games in a week for Mercyhurst, but that’s the Division 2 life and Coach Ryan and the Lakers have never been a team to shy away from a challenge. A possible preview of an NCAA tournament game held at a neutral site.
#10 Lindenwood vs. #8 Limestone (Saturday @ Noon)
A huge test for the Saints early in the Brendan Storrier era. Lindenwood have flown under the radar but are looking to climb the rankings and position themselves as a top team in the division. This game will be an up and down contest that will showcase some of the best offense in the division and it may come down to whoever has the ball last.
#4 UIndy vs. #14 Seton Hill (Saturday @ 1pm)
An early season loss to Lewis gives Seton Hill something to prove against UIndy. The Greyhounds under Coach Stocks have definitely gotten the respect of opponents throughout the division, but they are out to prove something this season and a win against Seton Hill would definitely put them on their way.