My first thought as I looked at the second week of games was “there aren’t a lot of bangers” here. But as always, the college lacrosse gods have spoken and the more I dove into some of these matchups, the more I feel we should see some solid games.
Virginia hosting Michigan could be promising, but at the end of the day, can Michigan’s defense stifle the UVA offense enough to keep things close? Johns Hopkins hosting Georgetown also has the makings of a solid contest, but after getting smoked by Loyola a weekend ago, do the Greyhounds have some trouble on the horizon? Hopkins was upset by Denver in week one, but bounced back with a solid win over Towson. Which Hopkins team will show up?
Maryland will host Loyola (coming off the Gtown win) and I expect this to be a solid fight. Syracuse will be the first team to play three games and should be 3-0 after beating Manhattan on Friday night. Rutgers takes on Stony Brook (on the road) in a game that could be closer than many expect.
We also get to see Duke again, North Carolina will take on Mercer leaving Notre Dame as the only ACC team that won’t have played yet. I’ll talk about these games and many more in this weeks college lacrosse weekend preview show.