It’s safe to say that lacrosse season is in full swing in North America. With lacrosse season comes the endless supply of Twitter material, so we’re bringing you the best of it. Get your news on the weekend that was lacrosse. Only, in tweet form. Here’s our Twitter Reactions article for Week 10 of the NLL and Week 3 of the NCAA.
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The NLL just reached the halfway point of the regular season, and announced the names and logos for their newest franchises, the Halifax Thunderbirds and New York Riptide. Read about that announcement here. Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Some fans hoped for an alternate lacrosse logo to be used courtesy of the New York Islanders for the Riptide:
Even the non-lacrosse fans showed their support for the new New York franchise:
And others (including LAS contributor Evan Schemenauer) were disappointed that the franchise didn’t use the Saints mascot:
But, the general consensus was that people liked the Halifax branding:
There was also some pretty funny Twitter beef going on between the Philadelphia Wings and New England Black Wolves. Peruse their Twitter handles here: @NEBlackWolves and @NLLWings. A member of the Toronto Rock’s training team sure thought it was great:
As for the NCAA, there was at least one record-breaking performance over the weekend by the Hobart Lacrosse team. Matthew Pedicine went 32-for-37 at the faceoff X to set an NCAA record for most goals in a game. Jason Knox set a record for most goals in a game by a Hobart Lacrosse player with nine. This also broke the Northeast Conference’s record for goals in a game as well. Read about it here. You can see some highlights here:
A segment on ESPN’s SportsCenter was also aired on Loyola’s Pat Spencer, for his incredible outing against Johns Hopkins:
Danny Dolan, goalie for Maryland Men’s Lacrosse, made this you-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it-save for the ‘Terps to keep them in the game, which they eventually won in overtime against Penn:
Defending NCAA champion Yale took on Villanova, and were left stunned as Villanova walked away with the 11-10 win in overtime:
We even had a longpole behind-the-back goal by the UNC Men’s Lacrosse team:
In the women’s game, Janee Deluca of Saint Leo scored another sweet behind-the-back goal for the Lions:
Unranked Johns Hopkins also took down No. 12 Loyola 13-11 in the Blue Jays women’s upset:
Jen Giles of Maryland also made this Florida defender look silly: