Throwback Thursday: When The Wolfpack Roamed the Lacrosse Field

(Photo Courtesy of NC State Athletics)

A few weeks ago, I looked at the early days of college lacrosse in Georgia, specifically concerning Georgia Tech’s varsity stint, albeit it a short one, in the sport during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Well, this week we head six hours north to Tobacco Road, and take a look at another ACC school that once had men’s lacrosse, NC State.  Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: When The Wolfpack Roamed the Lacrosse Field”

Throwback Thursday: 2003 Dartmouth Big Green

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The Dartmouth Big Green have only had one 11-win season in the NCAA era and one NCAA Tournament berth in program history. Both of those milestones came during Big Green’s 2003 season, which was the fifth and final year under head coach Rick Sowell.  Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: 2003 Dartmouth Big Green”

Throwback Thursday: The American Lacrosse League

Photo: American Lacrosse League                                                                                              

Today in 2019, the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) just ended their inaugural season, and the  Major League Lacrosse (MLL) is in their nineteenth season and will host their championship weekend this weekend from October 4th-6th in Denver. Across the lacrosse world, many view these leagues as the first American pro field lacrosse leagues, but that is just false.  Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: The American Lacrosse League”

Throwback Thursday: 1941 Harvard-Navy Game

(Photo Courtesy of Harvard Archives)

Throwback Thursday is a weekly series that dives into various topics from the past including players, games, seasons, and much more. 

The 1941 Harvard Crimson lacrosse team was nothing special, going 2-10 overall with their only wins coming against MIT and Tufts. However, goalie George H. Hanford earned second team All-America honors for the Crimson.  Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: 1941 Harvard-Navy Game”

Throwback Thursday: Highest Scoring Game In NLL History

Tracey Kelusky taking contact in a game with Montreal (Photo: Pepe)                                                    

Throwback Thursday is a weekly series that dives into various topics from the past including players, games, seasons, and much more. 

The 2001-2002 season welcomed four expansion teams into the league: the New Jersey Storm, Montreal Express, Vancouver Ravens, and Calgary Roughnecks. Two of those teams, one of which is still in existence, took part in this historic game that saw the most goals in a game and by one team in NLL history. 

On November 24th, 2001 the Montreal Express traveled to the Calgary Roughnecks in both franchise’s inaugural games. The game turned out to be a very lopsided affair as Montreal routed Calgary 32-17, and in-part rewrote the NLL record books. The 32 goals by Montreal is the most by a team in a single game and the 49 combined goals are the most in a single game, as well. 

In addition to the scoring, the 155 penalty minutes between the two teams also broke the record for most penalty minutes in a single game. This was also the first NLL game in Calgary, so it truly was a very historic game nonetheless. 

In the game, John Kilbride scored twenty-two seconds in, recording the first goal in franchise history for Calgary. Montreal scored just a few minutes later to get their first goal in franchise history, as well. Both teams traded goals for the early part of the first, but Montreal soon exploded and never looked back. Tracey Kelusky and the Montreal Express simply turned on the jets and burned the Roughnecks. 

Montreal held a 10-3 lead heading into the second, and while Calgary certainly started to put up more of a fight Montreal was able to hold onto and grow their lead. They held a 23-16 lead at the end of the third and continued to pile on in the fourth, winning 32-17. 

As in many similar cases, tempers started to flare with the score being so lopsided and plenty of penalties were given out throughout the game. In total, Montreal received twenty-one penalties for 72 minutes, while Calgary was assessed fifteen penalties for 83 minutes.

No stats are available from this game you can read the full game report here.