Sundays are full of things you don’t want to do. You don’t want to do laundry or homework or buy groceries, and you definitely don’t want to cook dinner. That’s why we get takeout on Sundays.
This blog is the written equivalent of takeout on a Sunday. We just saw a ton of action packed into the last 48 hours. It’s a lot to digest. So we’ll save the in-depth analysis and stick to some brief thoughts on the weekend.
Speaking of feeling overwhelmed, these games all faced off at noon:
We need a college lacrosse version of RedZone. It would be so so so awesome. In case you missed some of that action, here’s what went down.
UVA 12, Princeton 11
Michael Sowers and Michael Kraus squared off in the best attack matchup of the year. And sparks flew.
In the end, Tiger hearts were broken in OT by a doorstep dribbler by Ian Laviano. Don’t expect Princeton to take too big of a hit in the polls, as they looked really impressive in this contest.
Side note: Virginia’s Matt Moore sharing a name with a former Dolphins QB will never not be funny to us.
Saturday had its share of upsets. Richmond topped Notre Dame 9-8 in a thriller. It’s too early for bracketology, but the SoCon is looking like it could be a two-bid conference this year, which would be a huge grow the game moment. St. John’s took down High Point and they’re partying harder in Queens than Johnny Drama back in the day.
Pat Spencer dropped another 5 goals as his Greyhounds dropped Rutgers 13-7. He’s the Zion Williamson of college lacrosse in his ability to make one play that dominates the entire news cycle. I mean come on.
Is lacrosse even still fun for this guy? We know he wants to play basketball next year but I guess he couldn’t wait that long to start windmill dunking.
Despite all that, the game of the week went down in the Nutmeg state, where Yale took on a red-hot Penn State team. Grant Ament dazzled by finalizing Chris Fake out of his jock, but the Elis got the last laugh, winning 14-13. Our own Brody was on the scene. For full coverage, check out the first ever QuickStick Vlog.
Villanova’s Connor Kirst struck again, scoring his second OT winner in as many weeks to beat a pesky Drexel squad. Also of note was freshman middie Matt Campbell, who notched six goals in a breakout performance.
Albany and Hopkins got back on track with big wins. Ohio State jumped way ahead on Bucknell with 7 goals from Jack Myers and held off a flurry by the Bison to win 16-13. Finally, Towson looked convincing against Georgetown, winning 14-8.
On the women’s side, Maryland just took down North Carolina in a huge top-5 matchup. Caroline Steele netted this wicked wormburner to seal the deal in OT, 13-12.
In our beloved MCLA, we saw a couple ranked SELC teams make the journey west. #8 Georgia Tech kicked off the weekend’s action with a huge 12-11 win over #4 Chapman. #15 Florida State wasn’t as fortunate, running into the freight train that is #2 Cal in an 18-10 loss.
West Virginia continues to be a pleasant surprise, giving #7 Virginia Tech all they could handle in a 7-9 loss Friday, before bouncing back to beat NC State Saturday. And UCSB proved their strength is in fact lacrosse, and not doubles ping pong, in a rout of Simon Fraser.
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