Lacrosse @ Jacksonville, 11:30 AM Today (on CBS Sports)

Submitted by L'Carpetron Do… on February 23rd, 2019 at 11:10 AM

Lacrosse tries to bounce back from a heartbreaking double OT loss against Drexel on Tuesday as they travel to Florida to take on Jacksonville. Michigan jumped out to big early leads in both of their games so far but let their opponents back in it both times. So they'll have to figure out how to stay hot. 

J'ville is 0-3 with a two-goal loss to Marquette last week and they kicked off the season with a one-goal loss to Detroit. They also hung with Duke for a half before ultimately getting blown out. Michigan should win this game but once again it won't be easy.

It will air on CBS Sports Network at 11:30 AM today. Make sure to set our DVRs or access the stream.  

GO BLUE!!!

One interesting note: according to the roster, J'ville has an attackman from Canada named Bo Bowhunter. You'll have to tune in to see if he's real or not.

 

 

Comments

twotrueblue

February 23rd, 2019 at 11:37 AM ^

Other games of note today are:

Johns Hopkins @ #14 North Carolina, 12:00 on espn3

#2 Penn State @ #6 Yale, 1:00 on ESPN+

#1 Loyola @ #19 Rutgers, 2:00 on BTN

Penn @ #5 Duke, 3:00 on espn3

Utah @ #9 Denver, 3:30

 

But first, let's win this one, boys! Go Blue!

WichitanWolverine

February 23rd, 2019 at 1:51 PM ^

Michigan hangs on for the win! Go Blue!

Take away the turnovers and that's an easy win for Michigan. Great defense and outstanding goaltending from Tommy Heidt today. On to the next one.

CarrIsMyHomeboy

February 23rd, 2019 at 1:54 PM ^

Phew, that was close. Kind of frustrating how we kept forfeiting our edge. Almost as frustrating as the announcer having such am enthusiasm asymmetry favoring Jacksonville.

For JU: "OMFGITSAGOOOOOALHERESSOMESPITTLE!!!"

For M: "hmm, well that's another score."

twotrueblue

February 23rd, 2019 at 1:58 PM ^

Elsewhere in college lacrosse:

Richmond 9, #8 Notre Dame 8 Final

Johns Hopkins 11, #14 UNC 10 Final

St. John's 10, #11 High Point 9 Final

#6 Yale 7, #2 Penn State 6 3Q

 

Michigan plays @ St. John's next Saturday at noon. Looks like St. John's is a legit team after beating #11 High Point. High Point would've risen even further in the polls after beating #12 Virginia on Monday if they had not lost to St. John's today.

L'Carpetron Do…

February 23rd, 2019 at 2:26 PM ^

Wow the early slate of games just finished up - insane amount of close games.  

Nova beat Hofstra in OT, 10-9

Princeton and Virginia are tied at 11 in the 4th 

And in games relevant to Michigan:

That ND upset should be an encouraging sign for Michigan. Marquette is also getting beat pretty bad by Detroit right now

Drexel took ALbany to the brink but lost 13-12 (we should root for Drexel to have a good year) 

I wonder if no one has really mastered the rule changes yet and that's why we're seeing so many close games and upsets, if it's somehow leveling the playing field for everyone. It seems to have made the game more erratic and a bit sloppy but it's definitely delivering some compelling matchups.

L'Carpetron Do…

February 23rd, 2019 at 1:59 PM ^

Damn that was close. Again, they turned it over a lot in the last few minutes, giving the ball back to J'ville and giving them more opportunities to tie it up. 

I wonder what the groundball stats looked like in the 4th quarter. It seemed like J'ville won a lot of the loose balls in the 4th and down the stretch (this also seemed to happen against Drexel).  And they have to cut down those unforced turnovers where they just throw the ball away. I wonder if this is a result of them being tired late in the game.  BUt, hopefully they can clean it up going forward. Next week vs St. John's should be tough as well.

Heidt was great - and he actually got nailed on the ground ball he scooped up late in the 4th, should've been a penalty. I'm all for  physical play (and body checks are a dying art in the game) but that was late and on the goalie, they should've thrown the flag. 

mlax27

February 23rd, 2019 at 4:30 PM ^

Jacksonville can be tough, so it’s good to get a win, on the road no less. 

Ive really liked what I’ve seen from clay.  He can beat his defender and create opportunities.  Hopefully we get to see him grow into that role a bit more this year like chase young did last year.