It’s lacrosse season and that means there is some serious excitement in the office here at Powell Lacrosse! What an unbelievable start to the NCAA Division 1 season we have already witnessed; what have we learned thus far? Teams better be prepared and bring their “A” game every time they step on the field or they will be defeated. The parity this season is at an all time high; we have watched close games and we have already seen several upsets. Buckle your seat belts as this weeks schedule features a full line-up of marquee programs going head to head. Below is everything you need to know about this weeks games. Two games in particular that we will be watching closely this week will be Duke vs Loyola and Penn State vs Cornell. Come to find out we love games that are high scoring and feature elite level offenses – all four of these teams bring the heat on the offensive end and they should be exciting games to watch. Enjoy the beautiful game of lacrosse this week!
Albany vs UMass
Albany plays Maryland on Saturday, but the UMass game may end up being more important. Albany put up 16 goals against a very good Cornell team without Tehoka Nanticoke, but still lost. Will the return of Tehoka be the beginning of a win streak? UMass will be ready to try and spoil the comeback party with their never say die style of play.
THE PRIDE OF BILLERICA!!!
— UMass Men's Lacrosse (@UMassMLacrosse) March 2, 2019
#6 Duke vs #3 Loyola
Watch on ESPNU at 7 PM
Duke and Loyola meet in a rare Thursday night game that should be full of offensive fireworks. Pat Spencer and the Greyhounds will face a Duke squad that has found its rhythm going into March.
#2 Cornell vs #4 Penn State
Cornell’s Jeff Teat and Penn State’s Grant Ament are two of the best attackmen in the country and they will try to outdo each other in what should be a high scoring affair. Cornell defenders will have their hands full with Grant Ament.
— The Crease Dive (@thecreasedive) February 23, 2019
#11 Villanova vs UPenn
Watch on Nova Nation All-Access ($) at 7 PM
This is a potential upset as UPenn has played one goal games against both Maryland and Penn State.
Hofstra vs #9 Ohio State
Watch on www.laxsportsnetwork.com at 12 PM
Ohio State is 5-0 and Hofstra will look to hand the Buckeyes their first loss of the season.
Albany vs #7 Maryland
Maryland will be playing angry after losing their first game this past weekend and the Great Danes will try to beat the Terps for the second year in a row.
Syracuse vs #18 Johns Hopkins
Watch on ESPN at 1 PM
One of lacrosse’s most heated rivalries will return to the Carrier Dome for another clash between the Orange and the Blue Jays. The games between these teams have been some of the best in the history of the sport.
#10 Notre Dame vs #8 Denver
This will be the heavyweight game of the week as these two have played a one or two goal game for the past four seasons. There have been some great moments such as the Irish’s comeback in 2016.
Expect more of the same in this year’s meeting.
#1 Towson vs #2 Cornell
Towson is the #1 team in the land and if Cornell beats Penn State on Friday this could be a matchup of two of the three unbeaten teams left in the country.
Which college lacrosse game are you most excited for this weekend?