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Week 8 Games of Interest - Division I

Postby LaxTV_Admin on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:11 am

Ravaging Beast started this last week, figured we could get the ball rolling.

Thursday March 14
Texas State @ UConn
Colorado @ Cal Poly
Davenport @ Arizona
BYU @ Grand Canyon

Friday March 15
Colorado @ UCSB
Duluth v. Michigan State

Saturday March 16
BYU @ ASU
Texas State @ Northeastern
Colorado State v. Michigan State

Sunday March 17
SUNY-Buffalo @ Virginia Tech
Davenport @ ASU
Michigan State @ Illinois
Duluth v. Colorado State
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Re: Week 8 Games of Interest - Division I

Postby Ravaging Beast on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:30 am

Thursday March 14
Texas State @ UConn
Colorado @ Cal Poly I hope the Mustangs can wear them down.
Davenport @ Arizona
BYU @ Grand Canyon

Friday March 15
Colorado @ UCSB Gauchos obviously
Duluth v. Michigan State Must win since UMLL does not have an AQ

Saturday March 16
BYU @ ASU
Texas State @ Northeastern
Colorado State v. Michigan State

Sunday March 17
SUNY-Buffalo @ Virginia Tech Buffalo's roster has graduated. I think their top 7 scorers from last season all left.
Davenport @ ASU
Michigan State @ Illinois
Duluth v. Colorado State Must win since UMLL does not have an AQ and already lost to ASU
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Re: Week 8 Games of Interest - Division I

Postby LaxTV_Admin on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:41 am

Thursday March 14
Texas State @ UConn
Colorado @ Cal Poly (Gotta be a WCLL Homer)
Davenport @ Arizona
BYU @ Grand Canyon

Friday March 15
Colorado @ UCSB
Duluth v. Michigan State

Saturday March 16
BYU @ ASU
Texas State @ Northeastern (this is a toss up and Northeastern is REALLY good)
Colorado State v. Michigan State

Sunday March 17
SUNY-Buffalo @ Virginia Tech
Davenport @ ASU
Michigan State @ Illinois
Duluth v. Colorado State
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Re: Week 8 Games of Interest - Division I

Postby Chris Larson on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:40 pm

Team (conference, overall)

Thursday March 14
Texas State (3 - 0, 7 - 1) @ UConn (0 - 0, 1 - 0) Hi Temp in the 40s. Hope the TxSt guys are bringing their back-up sticks.
Colorado (1 - 0, 7 - 0) @ Cal Poly (0 - 0, 2 - 4) Colorado win puts Poly squarely on the bubble much like Colorado was in 2010
Davenport (2 - 0, 2 - 0) @ Arizona (0 - 1, 3 - 2) This will be Davenport's first major test as a D1 team. I think this will be an interesting game
BYU (2 - 0, 6 - 0) @ Grand Canyon (2 - 0, 3 - 2) I don't think GCU has seen a team that rides and dictates pace like BYU.

Friday March 15
Colorado ( 1 - 0, 7 - 0) @ UCSB (2 - 0, 6 - 2) Colorado has a physical game the night before and then has to turn around and play a tough Gaucho team against whom the Buffs are 1-5 their last 5 meetings.
Duluth (2 - 0, 5 - 1) v. Michigan State (0 - 0, 0 - 0) Huge game for UMD to solidify a tournament spot. Will Sparty have the kinks worked out?

Saturday March 16
BYU (2 - 0, 6 - 0) @ ASU (1 - 0, 5 - 1) I only like ASU to mess with the poll voters
Texas State (3 - 0, 7 - 1) @ Northeastern (0 - 0, 0 - 3) Winner might just sneak into the next poll. To date N'eastern's schedule is more compelling, but at some point you've got to win. Scouting UCONN game will help.
Colorado State (1 - 0, 7 - 0) v. Michigan State (0 - 0, 0 - 0) The Rams, breathing oxygen-rich sea-level air will win this one in the second half. Sparty has less than 24 hours to recover for this game

Sunday March 17
SUNY-Buffalo (0 - 0, 0 - 1) @ Virginia Tech (2 - 0, 4 - 3) Bulls are logging some miles o this trip, but I think Joe Niclaus has the Hokies ready to go from the start.
Davenport (2 - 0, 2 - 0) @ ASU (1 - 0, 5 - 1) I'll be interested to see if Davenport's face-off domination (~65%)continues in this game. If not, it's going to be a long afternoon for goalies who have are used to seeing 3-4 shots per game so far.
Michigan State (0 - 0, 0 - 0) @ Illinois (0 - 0, 1 - 0) Just a gut feeling. Interested to see how these teams with new Head Coaches adjust in-game and between games.
Duluth (2 - 0, 5 - 1) v. Colorado State (1 - 0, 7 - 0) Duluth's youth may show in this game. If not, the score could be closer than expected.
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Re: Week 8 Games of Interest - Division I

Postby Ravaging Beast on Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:59 pm

Looks like The Lacrosse Network will be streaming #4 Colorado at #7 UCSB Friday night at 7pm.
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Re: Week 8 Games of Interest - Division I

Postby Ravaging Beast on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:24 am

Wow! Some surprising scores. Davenport over Arizona and GCU losing by a goal to BYU. It was close throughout and tied at the half. I guess Davenport and GCU are not following in the footsteps of Montana and USD.
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Re: Week 8 Games of Interest - Division I

Postby OAKS on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:36 am

Ravaging Beast wrote:Wow! Some surprising scores. Davenport over Arizona and GCU losing by a goal to BYU. It was close throughout and tied at the half. I guess Davenport and GCU are not following in the footsteps of Montana and USD.


Seems like this is where organization and school support really shows. Anyone know if GCU or Davenport is giving out lacrosse scholarships? It looks like they're pretty well supported by the school and organized under the Athletic department for each school rather than the club sports department (someone correct me if I'm wrong.)

I'm not sure I'd call GCU a D2 program though - they have been bouncing around a lot since being founded - a year or two in NCAA D2, one year in MCLA D2 and now in MCLA D1.
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Re: Week 8 Games of Interest - Division I

Postby TheBearcatHimself on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:56 am

OAKS wrote:
Ravaging Beast wrote:Wow! Some surprising scores. Davenport over Arizona and GCU losing by a goal to BYU. It was close throughout and tied at the half. I guess Davenport and GCU are not following in the footsteps of Montana and USD.


Seems like this is where organization and school support really shows. Anyone know if GCU or Davenport is giving out lacrosse scholarships? It looks like they're pretty well supported by the school and organized under the Athletic department for each school rather than the club sports department (someone correct me if I'm wrong.)

I'm not sure I'd call GCU a D2 program though - they have been bouncing around a lot since being founded - a year or two in NCAA D2, one year in MCLA D2 and now in MCLA D1.


As I understand it, Davenport is NAIA and the team is fully funded through the athletic department, and the school grants athletic scholarships for lacrosse. Grand Canyon is NCAA, and lists the sport on its athletic website, but I believe it is simply a club sport that receives school funding, i.e. coaching, travel, school resources etc. I am unsure if GCU is currently offering scholarships for lacrosse. The NAIA/NCAA designation is important, because for the athletic department to fund a club team they have to designate it differently, but it still must comply with Title IX constraints and other NCAA regulations. Again, someone please rip me apart if that is incorrect.

Davenport and GCU are entirely different cases than Montana and USD. The Grizzlies and Toreros were smallish D1 schools that found immediate success in D2, but have had the same issues of consistent funding and recruiting to keep the standard flying high in D1. Davenport and GCU enjoy full university support, something that can't be understated. Full university support! When you have it, it doesn't matter what league or division you play in you will succeed.
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