Final 4

The NCAA Lacrosse Tournament has reached the Final 4 and atleast one blogger is seeing Blue

As the Cannons improved to 2-0 on the MLL season, they weren’t the only lacrosse being played. The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament heated up as 8 teams whittled themselves to the Final 4.

Army, fresh off their stunning upset of #2 ranked Syracuse, at Syracuse, couldn’t maintain their momentum and fell to Cornell 14-5.

Despite the terrific play of Brent Herbst, All-American Goalie, Maryland fell 7-5 to Notre Dame. The Irish are getting hot at the right time after a topsy-turvy regular season where they finished an unimpressive 7-6 and had highly respected lacrosse bloggers (ME!) openly questioning their inclusion into the field.

Notre Dame and Cornell will square off Saturday at 4pm on ESPN2, the winner earning a spot in the National Championship.

On the other side of the bracket the #1 ranked Virginia Cavaliers persevered through their well chronicled off-field distractions (one of their players is an alleged murderer) to eek out a 10-9 win over an inspired Stony Brook squad playing infront of their home crowd.

An aside…how can the number 1 ranked team in the country be playing an opponent on said opponents home field during the NCAA Tournament. This doesn’t happen in basketball, that would be ridiculous. In the words of Seth Meyers, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Really NCAA? Really?”

To the chagrin of Boston Cannons coach Bill Daye, his alma mater North Carolina got crushed by the Blue Devils of Duke 17-9. Duke had lost 13-7 in the teams only other previous meeting this season. Who could have seen it coming…oh right…this guy! I’ve been on the Duke lax bandwagon all season and I’m not jumping off now. I see a National Championship on the horizon.

So thats the college lax landscape, check back on the Cannons Blog this week as we point out the key players on each of the Final 4 Teams who Cannons fans should pay extra attention to in preparation for the MLL Draft.

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