Fall Ball Notebook: Syracuse-Denver Headlines The Weekend, Harvard Enters The Byrne Era

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Friendly reminder: it is fall ball so you should take any score with a grain of salt for many reasons. Please Do Not over react or draw any final conclusions from fall ball. Continue reading “Fall Ball Notebook: Syracuse-Denver Headlines The Weekend, Harvard Enters The Byrne Era”

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How Will California’s ‘Fair Pay To Play Act’ Impact College Lacrosse?

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Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the SB206 Act, also known as Fair Pay to Play, into law – which allows college athletes in the state to make money off their own image and likeness. He actually signed the bill while on an episode of Lebron James’ HBO show “The Shop” which was aired on Monday when the news officially broke.  Continue reading “How Will California’s ‘Fair Pay To Play Act’ Impact College Lacrosse?”

2020 Schedule Preview: Jacksonville Dolphins

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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”

2020 Schedule Preview: Vermont Catamounts

 

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The Vermont Catamounts are the seventh DI team to release their 2020 schedule. Vermont is coming off a 2019 campaign where they went 8-7 overall and 4-2 in the America East, losing in the America East championship game to UMBC.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Vermont Catamounts”

CUFLA Week Four: Nipissing Outlast Ottawa, Undefeateds Rolling Into October

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Week four of the CUFLA marked the end of the September slate of games as we move into October with week five. Coming into week five, McGill (6-0) is the only team in the East left undefeated while Brock (3-0) and Western (3-0) are the only two teams in the West that remain unbeaten. Also in the East, Trent (5-1) sits in second place with their only loss coming to McGill.  Continue reading “CUFLA Week Four: Nipissing Outlast Ottawa, Undefeateds Rolling Into October”

2020 Schedule Preview: Dartmouth Big Green

 

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The Dartmouth Big Green are the the sixth DI team to release their 2020 schedule. Dartmouth is coming off a 2019 campaign in which they went 2-11 overall for the fourth straight season, and went 0-6 in the Ivy League.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Dartmouth Big Green”

2020 Schedule Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles

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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”

Harvard-Israel Scrimmage To Be Streamed On ESPN +

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On Friday, October 4th, Harvard host Team Israel in a scrimmage in a scrimmage that will be aired on ESPN +. Faceoff is currently set for 8:00 pm ET/ 3:00 am IDT.  Continue reading “Harvard-Israel Scrimmage To Be Streamed On ESPN +”

CUFLA Week Three: Three Teams Remain Undefeated

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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. 

NOTABLE GAMES

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. 

WEEK TWO SCOREBOARD

Wednesday, September 18th

Guelph @ McMaster – 11-8

Friday, September 20th

Toronto @ Western – 2-14

Saturday, September 21st

Western @ Laurentian – 22-3

Trent @ Nipissing – 11-9

Bishop’s @ Queen’s – 10-11

McGill @ Ottawa – 11-4

Bishop’s @ Trent – 8-10

Brock @ Guelph – 12-11

McGill @ Queen’s – 4-3

McMaster @ Laurentian – 17-6

 

 

 

2020 Schedule Preview: NJIT

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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. 

2020 SCHEDULE

Date Home Team Road Team Notes
1/19 NJIT Molloy (DII) Scrimmage
1/25 New York Tech (DII) NJIT Scrimmage
2/1 NJIT Hampton
2/8 Monmouth NJIT
2/15 Delaware NJIT
2/17 Army NJIT
2/22 NJIT Lehigh
2/29 NJIT Siena
3/7 NJIT Manhattan
3/14 NJIT LIU NEC
3/21 Robert Morris NJIT NEC
3/28 Wagner NJIT NEC
4/4 NJIT Merrimack NEC
4/11 Mount St. Mary’s NJIT NEC
4/18 NJIT Saint Joseph’s NEC
4/25 Bryant NJIT NEC

Key Games

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.