We had some incredible games for this weekends first round NCAA Lacrosse Tournament action. To summarize, we saw Drexel give Notre Dame some trouble, losing 10-8 to the Irish in a game that came down to the final minutes. We saw Vermont lose by a margin to Maryland, but it was a respectable 17-11 margin.
Loyola and Denver played the game of the weekend with Loyola’s Same Shafer making the game saving save with 4 seconds left on the clock. Michael Sowers trashed on High Point in the first half going for 8 points off 4 goals and 4 assists in Duke’s 16-10 win. North Carolina handled their business against Monmouth, but even in a 16-4 loss, I felt Monmouth played tough lacrosse through that game.
Rutgers proved the B1G was tougher than many ACC fanboys thought in defeating Lehigh pretty easily, 12-5. Bryant kept pace with Virginia losing 13-11 and Syracuse got waxed by Georgetown 18-8, a terrible low point for my Orange.
We’ll talk about every game in detail, pepper in some highlights for the first 3 or 4 games that I talk about, and we’ll rinse and repeat next week and do it again on Monday.