Georgetown Three-Peats as Big East Champions

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For the third consecutive season, the Georgetown Hoyas are the Big East champions.

After splitting their two contests with Pioneers in the regular season, the Hoyas edged Denver 10-9 on Saturday to take home their third straight Big East title and remain kings of the conference.

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Denver Blows Past Providence, Georgetown Escapes Villanova

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The Denver Pioneers defeated the Providence Friars 14-8 on Thursday night to punch their ticket to the Big East title game.

Denver came out of the gates firing, taking a 5-0 first quarter lead and extending it to 8-1 at the half. The Pioneers found the back of the net six more times in the second half to take home the dominate victory and earn their chance to fight for a Big East title.

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Midweek Notebook: Mount St. Mary’s Earns First NEC Win, Marquette Tops St. John’s in OT

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The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers earned their first NEC win of the season on Wednesday afternoon, topping Sacred Heart 14-12.

Dylan Furnback had a career-high 21-save performance, which included two in the final minute of the contest to keep the Pioneers’ offense at bay and halt any full comeback. The senior made 13 of his 21 saves in the first half where the Mountaineers held Sacred Heart to just five goals and a scoreless first quarter.

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Saturday Recap: Virginia Tops Notre Dame in ACC Thriller, Towson Upsets Loyola

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Notre Dame welcomed the Virginia Cavaliers to South Bend on Saturday afternoon to open their ACC slate, and the Cavaliers earned a hard-fought 12-11 victory in a contest that certainly lived up to the hype.

For the second week in a row, Cavaliers’ fifth-year midfielder Dox Aitken put on a show and looked like his old self after not being as productive early in the season as he had been in years past. The midfielder ended the contest with four points (2G/2A), which included the first and last goal of the contest. Additionally, Payton Cormier put up five goals.

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Saturday Recap: Rutgers and Michigan Earn Bounce-Back Wins, Virginia Holds off Robert Morris

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A week after getting blown out against Maryland in the second half, the Rutgers Scarlet Knight bounced back and defeated the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays 15-9 on the road.

The Blue Jays’ offense, which saw Garrett Degnon and Connor DeSimone combine for five goals and eight points, should continual improvement in the first half. After seeing things tied at 2 to end the first, Johns Hopkins outpaced Rutgers 5-3 in the second quarter to pull ahead 7-5 heading into the half.

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What to Watch: NCAA Week Seven

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Welcome to week seven of the college lacrosse season, Y’all!

Technically, week seven got underway with the biggest game in the Big East of the season between Denver and Georgetown going down on Tuesday. On Wednesday we saw Notre Dame took down Marquette and Fairfield beat crosstown rival Sacred Heart.

Here’s a look at some storylines coming into the weekend:

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Midweek Notebook: Notre Dame Blast Marquette

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On Wednesday evening, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took down the Marquette Golden Eagles 10-3 in a matchup between the two Midwest Catholic schools. Pretty fitting for St. Patrick’s day, right?

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Denver Leashes Georgetown in Big East Maintee

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The Denver Pioneers got their first victory over a ranked opponent with a 13-7 win over Georgetown in the most highly-anticipated Big East game thus far. The Pioneers’ win ends the Hoyas’ 10-game winning streak and hands them their first loss since the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament against Yale.

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What to Watch: NCAA Week Six

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Welcome to week six of the college lacrosse season, Y’all!

With UMass finally opening their season this weekend against Fairfield after seeing their first four games of the season get postponed or cancelled, every single team that is playing this season will have one game under their belt coming out of this weekend.

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Top Transfer Performances From Week Five of The 2021 Season

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Nothing was more of an impact on the college lacrosse offseason than the NCAA Transfer Portal. 

While transfers have always been pretty regular in college lacrosse, the portal turned things up a notch. The NCAA’s Transfer Portal allows players to enter their name and test the waters without permission from their current program. The portal has made transferring much easier for the athlete and with the extra eligibility given to spring sport athletes last season, portal season was wilder than ever.

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