2020 Schedule Preview: Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Crimson is the 70th DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. Harvard comes into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 5-8 overall and 1-4 in the Ivy League. Harvard had a coaching change over the summer, hiring Gerry Byrne as their next head coach Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Harvard Crimson”

2020 Schedule Preview: Brown Bears

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The Brown Bears are the 67th DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. Brown comes into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 7-9 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League. They lost to Penn in the Ivy League semifinals. Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Brown Bears”

2020 Schedule Preview: Penn Quakers

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The Penn Quakers are the 58th DI program to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Quakers come into 2020 following a 2019 campaign in which they went 12-4 overall and 6-0 in the Ivy League. The Quakers won the Ivy League tournament and made it to the NCAA quarterfinals where they fell to Yale in overtime in the two teams’ third meeting of the season.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Penn Quakers”

Roessler’s Way-Too-Early Championship Weekend Picks

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In 2019, NCAA Lacrosse brought us into a new era of the sport. In this new era we some superpowers emerge, some new and some old. A team like Yale who had won the championship in 2018 stayed atop of the game with their working-class mentality, players with a high lacrosse IQ, team chemistry, and offensive talent. Penn State seemed to be on a war-path and the Nittany Lions were not taking any prisoners, doing so with a proven coach in Jeff Tambroni and a roster that was quietly full of talent. The Virginia Cavaliers came back into the national spotlight while accomplishing all their team goals: beating Duke, winning the ACC, and then winning the national championship.  Continue reading “Roessler’s Way-Too-Early Championship Weekend Picks”

Why Brown May Have the Most Potential of Any Ivy in 2020

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When you look at the landscape of Ivy League lacrosse, there is no question that Yale has been the most dominant team in the conference. Andy Shay has built a machine in New Haven and they have really broken onto the national stage over the past few seasons with back-to-back national title appearances, including a national title win in 2018. Yale is the class of Ivy and Penn has started to make strides, as well. But the team with the highest ceiling and most potential for this coming season, and possibly the next few seasons, could very much be the Brown Bears. Continue reading “Why Brown May Have the Most Potential of Any Ivy in 2020”

Milliman, Cornell Named in Negligence Lawsuit

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As first reported by the Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell head men’s lacrosse coach Peter Milliman and the school has been named in a negligence lawsuit filed by a woman who claims to have been hit by a lacrosse ball. Continue reading “Milliman, Cornell Named in Negligence Lawsuit”

2020 Schedule Preview: Cornell Big Red

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The Cornell Big Red are the 34th DI team to release their 2020 schedule. Cornell comes into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 10-5 overall, 4-2 in the Ivy League, and lost to Yale in the Ivy League semifinals.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Cornell Big Red”

Early Contenders: Ivy League

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As the calendar turns to November it marks the end of fall ball and the beginning of, essentially, the pre-season for NCAA lacrosse. While it is still early and there is only so much you can take from fall ball scrimmages, let’s take a look at who some of the early contenders in each conference are. Continue reading “Early Contenders: Ivy League”

2020 Schedule Preview: Yale Bulldogs

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The Yale Bulldogs are the 19th DI program to announce their 2020 schedule. The Bulldogs come into the 2020 season after 2019 season where they went 15-4 overall, 7-2 in the Ivy League, lost in the Ivy League championship to Penn, and lost in the national championship to Virginia. Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Yale Bulldogs”

Penn Beats Yale to Claim Ivy League Title

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It almost felt Magical as the Penn Quakers defeated the Yale Bulldogs for the second time this season, and claimed the Ivy League title. The Quakers controlled almost every aspect of the game, including the faceoff dot with Kyle Gallagher going 15-26 against Yale’s TD Ierlan. 

Penn was led by Sean Lulley who tallied 5 points (3G,2A) in the win. Adam Goldner 3 goals for the Quakers as well. In cage, Reid Junkin 16 saves as he stepped up big time in this win. 

Yale was led by Matt Gaudet who finished with two goals on the day. Jackson Morrill also had 3 points (1G,2A) as well. Jack Starr made 9 saves in goal to anchor the Bulldogs defense as well. 

The Quakers got out to a strong start going up 2-0 early on. Midway through the first Yale finally answered with Matt Brandau finding the back of the net for the Bulldogs. Penn finished out the first quarter with a two-goal run, taking a 4-1 lead heading into the second period. 

Right off the bat the Bulldogs got hungry in the second. Coming off a first quarter where they just simply got outplayed, the Bulldogs scored two quick ones to cut the Penn lead to 4-3 with 13:31 in the second. Christian Cropp scored another one moments later to tie things up at 4. 

Penn got back on track with a three-goal run that included an awesome transition sequence to help the Quakers retake the lead. Near the end of the second Yale went to a two-goal run of their, including a man-down goal. With just seconds left in the half, Simon Mathias converted to give Penn the 8-6 lead heading into the half. 

It was a very back-and-forth third quarter as both squads were taking shots at each other. Yale started off the scoring with a Christian Croop goal to bring it within one. Jack Tigh then tied things up a 8 with 11:50 in the third. Penn returned the favor with a two-goal run of their own to take the lead back.

Penn was able to get the 11-9 lead late in the third but Jackson Morrill found the back of the net for Yale with less then a minute on the clock to make it an 11-10 Penn lead heading into the fourth. 

After a lot of play up and down the field to start the fourth, Yale tied things up at 11 midway though the quarter. A few minutes later Yale had a look on the doorstep to take the lead but Reid Junkin was there to deny the shot.

Penn went down that very next possession and Sean Lulley was able to come around the cage, score, and put Penn up 12-11 with 4:52 in the game. The Quakers defense stepped up and was able to hold the Yale offense in the final minutes of the game. With possession under a minute in the game, Penn held on and secured the win.