Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Wednesday, March 15

Lindsey Ronbeck had a career-high six goals as Florida downed Syracuse 19-12, its third win over a Top 10 opponent this season. (Photo by John Strohsacker)

Good morning. Here’s the latest from around the lacrosse world:

1.  Another Top 10 opponent, another big win for Florida. Since losing its season opener to North Carolina, Florida has won six straight games. That's impressive in its own right, but three of those games have come against Top 10 opponents — USC, Stony Brook and Syracuse. Even more impressive, those Top 10 victories have all come by at least five goals. On Tuesday, the No. 3 Gators rolled past Syracuse 19-12 as Lindsey Ronbeck had a career-high six goals and Mollie Stevens tied the Florida single game record with five caused turnovers. In other action on Tuesday:

  • No. 2 North Carolina downed No. 14 Elon 15-5 behind its star power. Molly Hendrick had four goals, Sammy Jo Tracy had 12 draw controls and Caylee Waters made nine saves.

  • Bryan Hancock had six points (4g, 2a) as Hobart beat Canisius 18-11 in the only men's Division I game not cancelled due to the weather.

  • Ithaca, ranked No. 9 in Division III women's lacrosse team rallied from a six-goal deficit to beat No. 2 Trinity 11-10 at Vanderbilt during a spring break trip. Ally Runyon had three of her game-high four goals during a five-goal Ithaca run in the second half.

2. The latest Nike/US Lacrosse national and regional rankings for high school boys and high school girls lacrosse are out. On the girls side, No. 1 McDonogh (Md.) is headed to an interesting spring break trip, playing two of the South's top programs — Vero Beach (Fla.) and Milton (Ga.), along with the Hill Academy from Canada.

3. The U.S. women's team is chasing more than gold this summer when it heads to England and Poland. In addition to the FIL World Cup, lacrosse will make its first appearance in the International World Games.


Veteran Kelly Rabil and the U.S. women's team are seeking a third straight World Cup title, and will then head to Poland for the International World Games, the first time lacrosse has been included in that event.

4. Nick Rose was a back-up in the National Lacrosse League before he got his chance in Toronto. Rose now has an NLL-best 9.45 goals against average in helping the Rock to a 6-4 mark.

What We’re Reading

What We’re Watching

A record 25 teams will participate in the FIL Women’s World Cup this summer. It’s getting closer:

Kerrigan Miller has some international experience of her own as a member of the 2015 U.S. U19 team, and earlier this week the USC star showed some world-class ability with this no look goal against New Hampshire.

What’s on Tap

  • Winter Storm Stella delayed it by a day – and took away a national audience on the Big Ten Network – but No. 5 Rutgers (6-0) will still be fired up to host No. 9 Princeton on Wednesday night in men's lacrosse. (Available on BTN Plus)

  • The weather will be frightful – mid to upper 20s with wind speeds to match, but Towson will host a great doubleheader. The No. 11 Towson men host unbeaten No. 18 Ohio State at noon, followed by the No. 18 Towson women hosting No. 11 Notre Dame at 4. Men’s game on Lax Sports Network and women’s game on TowsonTigers.com

  • Two traditional powers struggling to find their footing early in the 2017 women’s season square off in Charlottesville, Va., as Virginia hosts Loyola on the ACC Network.

  • Check out the Warrior TV/Streaming Schedule for more games you can catch.

“Dialed In” is posted daily Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. Eastern on uslaxmagazine.com.

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