NEC Semifinals: Saint Joseph’s Survives LIU, Hobart Catches Fire Against Bryant

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The LIU Sharks scored five of the last six goals of the contest, which included a game-ending four-goal run that saw Richie LaCalandra make it a one-goal game. However, it was the Saint Joseph’s Hawks who came out on top as they survived the late-game effort from the Sharks to earn the 11-10 victory and earn the right to play in the NEC title game on Saturday.

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Friday Recap: LIU, Stony Brook Advance to Inaugural Long Island Cup Championship

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On Sunday at high noon, the LIU Sharks and Stony Brook Seawolves will go head to head in the inaugural Long Island Cup Championship game.

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Wednesday Recap: Vermont Tops Penn State; LIU, Manhattan Earn Wins

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The Vermont Catamounts earned their first win of the season on Wednesday evening when they took down the Penn State Nittany Lions 16-10 on the road in State College.

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LIU Improved in Year Two as a DI. Can They Keep Pushing Forward in 2022?

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When Bryant made the jump from DII to DI following a 2008 campaign in which they reached the NCAA Semifinals, success was seen pretty quickly. The Bulldogs went 10-5 during their inaugural season as a DI, where they played as an independent. In year two they joined the NEC and won the conference’s regular-season title, and just three years and two conference titles later the Bulldogs found themselves in the NCAA Tournament giving traditional power Syracuse trouble in a 12-7 loss. They would upset the Orange a year later in one of the most memorable games in recent history.

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How Much of a Jump Can LIU Make in Year Two as DI Program?

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In their first season as a DI program, the LIU Sharks posted a 1-6 record before the season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Their sole victory came in a 13-9 contests against Quinnipiac. And while the Sharks were only able to seal one victory, they put up a serious fight in their losses, coming up short by an average of 3.5 goals.

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