Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Thursday, March 3

Johns Hopkins had reasons to celebrate after a 16-10 win over Georgetown on Wednesday. (Photo by John Strohsacker)


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

1. There wasn’t much midweek madness to report, but there were a few exciting games all the same.

No. 16 Army shut down No. 14 Syracuse in the fourth quarter, and Bobby Abshire took over from there in a 17-14 win for the Black Knights. And Towson led from the third quarter on in an 11-8 win over No. 20 Loyola, which is now 0-4.

In women’s lacrosse, 23 games were on the slate. At USA Lacrosse headquarters, No. 8 Michigan easily handled High Point (more on that here). Elsewhere, No. 9 Loyola outlasted Penn, Taralyn Naslonski reached a career milestone for Rutgers and Elon and Campbell played a crazy 22-20 shootout.

MEN’S SCORES | WOMEN’S RECAP

2. The MCLA released its latest updates to the New Balance Coaches Polls.

Brigham Young remains at the top of Division I, but Clemson — which features eight players who were formerly members of the shuttered NCAA Division I Furman program — is surging up to No. 2.

In Division II, ST. Thomas is clinging to the top spot with threats looming from Kennesaw State and Utah State.

DIVISION I POLL | DIVISION II POLL

3. The WCLA also released the latest updates to its coaches polls.

Georgia is 10-0 and No. 1 in the WCLA’s Division 1 poll, and Loyola Club has ascended to No. 1 in Division 2 on the heels of a 5-0 start. UC San Diego (9-1) jumped from No. 5 to No. 2, and Utah Valley (3-0), which was inactive last week, dropped from No. 1 to No. 3.

More here.

4. Duke head coach Kerstin Kimel neutralized her daughter, Caroline, with a faceguard on Monday.

Talk about tough love. The longtime coach and East Carolina attacker had a good laugh about it a few days later, and Caroline Kimel took it as a sign of respect.

More on the Kimels here.







WHAT WE’RE READING

  • UConn has started slowly in just about all of its contests this season. Charlotte Varnes reports on how the Huskies are working on upping the intensity.

  • Taylor Cummings was back in the booth for Maryland-Florida last weekend. In “Taylor’s Takes,” she writes about her views from the booth and the other happenings in women’s lacrosse she paid attention to last weekend.

  • When is it time for a coach to walk away? Former Roanoke coach Mary Schwartz writes for the IWLCA about her decision to retire.

  • Ricky Schwartzberg, the former Archbishop Spalding (Md.) head coach, allegedly spent more than $170,000 of Peninsula Lacrosse Club funds on personal expenses over an 18-month period. Charges were filed, and Schwartzberg “maintains his innocence,” according to the Capital Gazette.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

Kevin Lindley now stands alone as the Patriot League’s all-time goals leader after this crazy sequence and timely reaction led to the record-breaker.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • We reveal the Nike/USA Lacrosse High School National Top 25s.

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