Sunday, April 13, 2014

College Lacrosse Weekender

Denver (shown here v. Syracuse) topped St. John's  (photo/ Getty Images)
Boxer Journal Apr. 13, 2014
Baltimore, MD - On Saturday, the Big-10 got a glimpse of a 19th-century rivalry that will become its newest next spring.

At a sold-out Homewood Field, the #9 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (7-3) knocked off #2 Maryland (9-2), 11-6, in the latest installment of a series that first began in 1895. Maryland joins the Big-10 as a full member in 2014-2015 while the Johns Hopkins' men's lacrosse team will become an affiliate, leaving the 119-year-old rivalry intact.

The conference will be inaugurating lacrosse play in 2015. Participating teams include Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Rutgers.
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Loyola clinched the PL regular-season title on Saturday (photo / T. Flynn)
While Navy couldn't build momentum after a close loss to Loyola two weeks ago, the Greyhounds proved they hadn't lost theirs after the unexpectedly tight match.

After narrowly defeating the Mids in double OT in Annapolis on April 5, Loyola stormed back against Boston University (1-10) at Ridley Athletic Complex on Saturday for a 15-6 victory. With the win they earned the Patriot League regular-season title and a first round bye in the league tournament.

The Greyhounds are 11-1 overall and undefeated at 7-0 in the Patriot. They close out the regular season next week at home against Bucknell (7-6).
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Denver, CO - In a critical Big East contest, #5 Denver defeated St. John's (6-6), 15-9 before a record crowd at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The Pioneers ran their mark to 4-0 within the conference and 10-2 overall.

British Columbia native Wesley Berg had two goals and added two assists for the Pioneers.

After the game Coach Bill Tierney talked about the win, playing before a full stadium, and the team's throwback uniforms from the 1980's.
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West Point, NY - Despite Navy's high-profile dominance of Army on the gridiron, Army has firmly held the upper-hand in recent years on the lacrosse field. That continued on Saturday as the Black Knights (8-3) defeated the Mids (4-7), 14-7, at Michie Stadium. It was the sixth straight win for Army over Navy.

Despite the loss, the Mids qualified for one of six Patriot League playoff spots.