LAX thread: UVA & Yale advance to championship

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  1. Cornelius Suttree

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    I was following Harvard and BU pretty closely earlier in the season:

    - Harvard didn't win a game the entire month of April and finished 7-6 overall (2-4 in Ivy League play). They started conference play 2-0 with wins over Brown and Dartmouth before losing to Albany to end the month of March. Then four straight losses to Cornell, Penn, Princeton and Yale to finish their season. Morgan Cheek finished with 25 goals and 34 assists

    - BU is actually at Duke today to close out the season after about 9 days off. So I am guessing they'll finish the year 8-9. They went 3-5 in Patriot League action. This is their first year as a program that they did not improve upon the previous season's record. So it'll be interesting to see if they can rebound next year after a season with like 4 games decided by a goal or two. Long Island native Chris Gray was a freshman this year... He had 31 goals and 40 assists. James Burr had 41 goals and 11 asists and will be back as a senior next year. I am not selling my stock in them just yet
     
  2. laxjoe

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    Cornell controlling this game somehow...

    Only 2 goal game, but they've held Yale to 6 through 3. This would be huge
     
  3. laxjoe

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    Wow

    10-6 Cornell
     
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    12-7 with under 5 to play
     
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    Will be interesting to see who that knocked out of the field. Teams like Ohio State, Rutgers, Nova, Bucknell can't be happy with that result
     
  6. laxjoe

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    20 minutes to go. No idea how this is going to work out.

    Looking at the forecast for next week, we're expecting thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday, which sucks
     
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  9. Cornelius Suttree

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    1 seed: Maryland
    2: Albany
    3: Yale
    4: Duke
    5: Hopkins
    6: Loyola
    7: ND
    8: Cuse
     
  10. laxjoe

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    Wow #Syracuse Orangemen here that 8th seed.

    I'm actually kinda surprised we got the 7 seed.

    Albany and ND have certainly played some classics though
     
  11. laxjoe

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    Nova. Wow
     
  12. laxjoe

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    Oh fuck. ND Denver first round. Mother fuck...
     
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  13. laxjoe

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    I honestly felt good about being matched up with albany. But having to face Denver in the first round...

    I'll be there cheering my ass off
     
  14. laxjoe

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    ESPN fucked that selection show up. How do you not list the day the game is going to be played. That was bad

    I still have no idea what day any game is other than the ND game (and that's bc if Twitter)
     
  15. Gunners

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    Rough year for Ohio State, the win at Maryland was a big dick tease to what the team had the talent to be.
     
  16. laxjoe

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    Should have gotten in over Nova imo
     
  17. laxjoe

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    This is my favorite sports weekend of the year coming up. On my couch from noon until 930 (outside the two hours+ when I'm at arlotta)
     
  18. Cornelius Suttree

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    Lacrosse Casts Its Net Farther From the Coast, and Pulls In New Recruits

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/sports/lacrosse-ivy-league-growth.html

    When my son was born, my in-laws, Long Islanders, showed up with a baby gift: a miniature lacrosse stick. As a Midwesterner, I had never seen one, but I figured it was the Northeast equivalent of putting a baseball glove in the crib.

    What little I knew about the game came from acquaintances on Wall Street. Many of them had parlayed their stick skills at Ivy League or Mid-Atlantic colleges into personal connections that led to spots on trading desks, where it can be hard to swing a lacrosse stick without hitting a former attackman.

    So it came as little surprise that the Ivy League chose New York to host its conference tournament this year. Yale and Cornell will meet at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium at Columbia in Sunday’s final. The league saw Columbia, and New York City, as a near-perfect laboratory to explore neutral sites for its season-ending event, which in previous years had been held on the home field of the regular-season champion.

    Lacrosse’s definition of home turf, however, is expanding geographically as well as culturally. It is among the fastest growing sports in the United States, according to a recent Sport & Fitness Industry Association report, with participation increasing nearly 10 percent in 2017 and by 25 percent since 2012. Meanwhile, football participation has dropped nearly 16 percent and baseball has had just 2 percent growth over the past five years, according to the report.

    Nearly 1.1 million boys and girls now play the sport in youth leagues, and the impact of this grass-roots growth has powered a westward expansion. Men’s programs like Denver, Notre Dame and Ohio State and women’s teams like Northwestern, Florida and Stanford are part of the national title conversation. Northwestern won seven women’s titles in eight years from 2005 to 2012, and in 2015 Denver became the first team from west of the Appalachian Mountains to capture the men’s title.

    “There’s a window opened wide now like the one that I went through back in the late 1970s and 1980s,” said Tim Gordon, a managing director at Raymond James Financial, who played at Cornell, where he won an Ivy League championship and made the national semifinals before graduating in 1985.

    “It was expanding, and colleges were looking beyond the boarding and private schools for players,” he said. “I was a Long Island kid, a son of a cop from a public school, and I could play. Now there’s more leagues, more teams, better players. It’s good for the sport. It’s good for the kids.”

    At a recent benefit at the New York Athletic Club, it was clear that even the Wall Street-based lacrosse constituency had expanded its boundaries. There were men and women from Johns Hopkins and Goldman Sachs, of course, and the University of Virginia and Deutsche Bank, but there were also players with roots in New York City’s Public Schools Athletic League.

    The sport remains predominantly white and affluent, but nonprofits like the one the former players had come to celebrate and support — CityLax — are having success bringing the game to underserved communities.

    “I know most of us started with a whole lot more than these kids,” said the organization’s founder, Mat Levine, a Manhasset, N.Y., native who played at Williams College. “But we know how we fell in love with the sport, how much it meant to us and how many doors it opened for us throughout life.”

    For more than a decade, CityLax has introduced and sustained lacrosse programs at nearly 70 New York City schools. It has put sticks in the hands of thousands of young people like Isa Khan. Khan acted like the teenage fan boy that he is when he sought an autograph and some conversation with Paul Rabil, a former Johns Hopkins star who plays for the New York Lizards in Major League Lacrosse. Rabil is widely considered among the best players in the world.

    Khan first saw the sport as an eighth grader while walking through Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, and stopping to watch a game. He had just lost his brother to a drug overdose and was, by his own admission, lost. He was shy, overweight and not terribly athletic.

    “I wanted to be part of a team, and it looked like a sport I could be good at,” Khan said. “But when I went to the store and saw the equipment and how it cost more than $100, I didn’t think it was achievable.”

    By chance, Khan discovered CityLax was offering a summer clinic — equipment included — run by coaches culled from college lacrosse programs as well as Wall Street. The sessions were demanding. The coaches were relentless.

    But Khan stayed with it. He went to every clinic CityLax offered and played for its club team. Now he plays attack for James Madison High School in Brooklyn, another program backed by CityLax. Last semester, he was honored as a scholar-athlete by the P.S.A.L. He has accepted an academic scholarship to St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

    “When I first started playing, I could barely do a push-up or look someone in the eye,” said Khan, now a solid 5-foot-9, 185-pounder. “Now I have options and know that there are even more out there.”
     
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  19. laxjoe

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    Field is officially set. Robert Morris beat Canisius yesterday afternoon. Onto the main even starting saturday at Noon with Yale/UMass

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    In Day/Time format
    Saturday
    Yale/Umass - 12 pm
    Duke/Nova - 2:15 pm
    Albany/Richmond - 5 pm
    Loyola/Virginia - 7:15 pm

    Sunday
    Maryland/Robert Morris - 12 pm
    ND/Denver - 2:15 pm
    Hopkins/Georgetown - 5 pm
    Syracuse/Cornell - 7:15 pm
     
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  20. allothersnsused

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    Nice, UVA gets some small college from Maryland in the first round, what could go wrong.
     
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  21. laxjoe

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    1.5 hours to faceoff
     
  22. laxjoe

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    UMass up early on Yale

    Edit: nope. 3 goal run for yale immediately after I posted that
     
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  23. Cardeja12

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    Bobby Morris is looking very comfortable..... Hope it lasts
     
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  24. laxjoe

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    This would be so amazing
     
  25. laxjoe

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    Doesn't look like they will...
     
  26. laxjoe

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    This is nd circa three weeks ago...

    Also, these refs have been atrocious
     
  27. Cardeja12

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    Fuckin Stanwick family.....
     
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  28. Cornelius Suttree

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    looks like there were some great games last weekend: Cornell with a 10-9 W over Cuse, Denver with a 9-7 W over ND, Hopkins 10-9 winners over Gtown, and Yale/Loyola with close wins over UMass and UVA

    Loyola vs Yale on ESPNU at 12 PM ET
    Denver vs Albany on ESPNU at 2:30 PM ET
     
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  29. laxjoe

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    Super excited about this Albany Denver game. I obviously wish it were ND playing, but this should be a great matchup. Go great Danes!
     
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  30. laxjoe

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    So this rain is annoying. Hopefully that clears up?

    And I just heard that Fields isn't playing again today. That's a bummer
     
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  31. laxjoe

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    Seems like I heard wrong, although they keep this up, they won't need him. Wow
     
  32. laxjoe

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    Go great Danes. That was an awesome game
     
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  33. laxjoe

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    Maryland up 8-4 halfway through the 3rd...
     
  34. laxjoe

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    And quickly up to 11-4 with little sign of hope for Cornell
     
  35. Classic final four game between Wesleyan and RIT today. Wesleyan led 17-9, RIT stormed back to trail by just one, 18-17, with 4.2 seconds left. Wesleyan commits their third face-off violation of the half to give RIT the ball man up with 4.2 seconds left but they botch it RIT turns it over. RIT once again fails to win the national championship despite being considered the favorite entering the tournament yet again.
     
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  36. Cornelius Suttree

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  37. Fucking Salisbury playing for the national championship again
     
  38. bwi2

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    Eat shit, Petro and Quint
     
  39. More goals in the 4th quarter of the North semifinal game (16) than the entire south semifinal game (15).
     
  40. Cornelius Suttree

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    first Final Four for Albany. Really hoping they pull it out

     
  41. laxjoe

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    we return the majority of our team next year, but we will miss him
     
  42. laxjoe

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    Albany does not look ready today. Too easy for Yale at this point
     
  43. laxjoe

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    Back to the pool it is. Albany already made a goalie change in the first quarter. Bummer I was hoping for a good game
     
  44. Its becoming a game. Albany on a roll in the second quarter
     
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  45. laxjoe

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    Yup glad I stuck it out. If albanA can be within 3 or 4 at the half, that's a huge win
     
  46. laxjoe

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    Or not. Back to 7
     
  47. Nanticoke, as a freshman, has 81 points?
    :doge:
     
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  48. laxjoe

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    And Duke is taking it to Maryland. Wow
     
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    Morris is stealing this game for Maryland
     
  50. Cornelius Suttree

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    Yale up 3-0 with 5 to play in the first quarter
     
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