The Jacksonville Dolphins are the eighth DI team to release their 2020 schedule. Jacksonville comes into the 2020 season after a 2019 campaign which saw the Dolphins go 6-9 overall, 5-2 in the SoCon, and lose in the first round of the SoCon tournament to High Point. Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Jacksonville Dolphins”→
The Marquette Golden Eagles are the fifth DI team to release their 2020 schedule. Marquette is coming off a bumpy 2019 season which saw them go 6-9 and miss the Big East tournament, but they step into a new era with Andrew Stimmel taking the reigns as head coach, replacing Joe Amplo who left for the same position at Navy. Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles”→
Following week three of the 2019 CUFLA season, Western (3-0), McGill (4-0), and Brock (2-0) are the only three teams that are still sporting undefeated records. Each of those three played at least one game this weekend as Western devoured Toronto, McGill beat Ottawa and Queens, and Brock escaped in a one-goal victory over Guelph.
Trent 11, Nipissing 9
In a battle between two very strong offenses, Trent (5-1) was able to subdue a late game comeback and defeat Nipissing (2-2) on the road. This one really was a game of runs as each team seemed to just continuously go back-and-forth at each other all game.
While Trent was able to get ahead 5-1 heading into the second quarter, Nipissing fought back and cut the lead to 6-3 heading into the half after a more defensive heavy second quarter. Trailing 10-5 heading into the fourth, Nipissing went on a four-goal in the final period but could not complete the comeback as Trent escaped with the 11-9 victory.
Queen’s 11, Bishop’s 10
What looked to be a blowout in the making at the half turned out to be a very tight contest that came right down to the wire. Queen’s (2-2) was able to escape with the narrow victory over Bishop’s (1-4).
After trailing 5-2 at the half, Bishop’s was able to put it together on both ends of the field late in the third. A four-goal midway through the fourth helped them come all the way back and get within one. However, Queen’s was able to hang on and escape with the narrow 11-10 victory.
McGill 4, Queen’s 3
It was a low scoring defensive battle as McGill (4-0) was able to edge Queen’s (2-2) on Sunday afternoon.
Cameron McGinnis got McGill on the board early in the first and Emmet Donahoe finally broke the ice for Queen’s early in the second, tying things up at 1. Hunter Zawada found the back of the net just minutes later to put McGill up 2-1 heading into the half. McGill ultimately won this one in the third as they were able to get ahead 4-2 heading into the fourth. Carter McKenzie scored the final goal of the game for Queen’s, making it a 4-3 final score.
The NJIT Highlanders are the fourth team to release their 2020 schedule. After going 2-13 in 2019, the Highlanders enter the 2020 with newfound energy and excitement as they enter the NEC and open a brand new on-campus stadium.
New York Tech (DII)
Mount St. Mary’s
2/1 vs Hampton
NJIT opens up their season at home against the Hampton Pirates, a team they are 3-0 against all-time. The Highlanders and Pirates have been at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to DI lacrosse since the inception of each program. With essentially new eras starting at both, this will be a key game to get the season started off on the right foot.
2/8 @ Monmouth
New Jersey foes, NJIT has faced Monmouth each year in their five years of existence. The Highlanders got their first win over the Hawks last season, beating them 8-5 at home.
3/14 vs LIU
NJIT will face LIU at home to open up NEC play. This will be a matchup between two new NEC teams as LIU is coming into the conference this season, as well.
4/4 vs Merrimack
The Highlanders kick off their April slate against Merrimack, another new addition to the NEC this season. Merrimack moves up to DI after winning back-to-back DII national championships.