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The Hobart Statesmen are the 32nd DI team and fourth from the NEC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Statesmen are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 6-3 overall (6-3 NEC) against a NEC-only schedule. The Statesmen saw their season end in the NEC semifinals in a 14-12 loss against eventual NEC champion Bryant.
Statesmen’s 2022 Schedule:
|2/5||Yale & Fairfield||Hobart||Scrimmage|
|4/30||Hobart||Mount St. Mary’s||NEC|
Canisius, Colgate, Cornell, Lehigh, Syracuse
3/1 @ Cornell: After not playing in either 2020 or 2021, the Statesmen and Big Red renew one of the most historic rivalries in college lacrosse. First meeting in 1898, the Cornell holds a firm, 87-47-4 series lead. Hobart’s last win over the Big Red came in 2017 when they secured a 16-8 victory. This will mark Hobart’s first meeting with Cornell in the post-Jeff Teat era and first meeting with Connor Buczek as the head coach.
3/6 @ Syracuse: Just five days after playing one historical rival, the Statesmen will travel to Syracuse to play the Orange in the battle for the Kraus-Simmons Trophy. The two have also not met since 2019. Syracuse holds a 78-26-2 lead in the series, which dates back to 1916. Hobart’s last win over Syracuse came in 2013 by was of a one-goal, 13-12, victory.
3/26 vs Bryant: The Statesmen were one of only two teams to beat the eventual NEC champion Bryant Bulldogs last season, winning 11-10 in a contest that was all knotted at 9 heading into the final stanza. Bryant later beat the Statesmen 14-12 in the NEC semifinals. With both expected to be top-flight teams in the NEC once again this season, this game could come down to the wire again and have postseason implications.
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