Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to the first official weekend of March lacrosse.
As usual, we have some great matchups to watch (and follow, of course) so let’s share the games we will be watching, beginning with the University of Lynchburg visiting Salisbury University (men’s lacrosse).
The Sea Gulls enter a postseason preview with the Hornets riding a three-game winning streak, which includes recent wins against Gettysburg College and Stevens Institute of Technology. Logan Posner highlighted his team’s win against the Ducks by recording a career-high six goals to go with an assist.
Posner is one of many Sea Gulls to watch tomorrow — the same could be said for Cross Ferrara, a graduate student that has recorded 12 goals and four assists in three contests to go with seven ground balls and two caused turnovers.
As a team, Salisbury is averaging 17.00 goals per game while its defense has limited its last two opponents to six goals or less.
Lynchburg captured last season’s meeting with a 10-8 win, thanks to Brett Rogers, who led the Hornets with four points on two goals and two assists to go with a pair of ground balls. Riley Mitchell and Kyle Lewis concluded the non-conference meeting with two goals apiece.
All three student-athletes will be spotted on the field tomorrow for Lynchburg, along with Dylan Wolfe, who recorded a season-high six points on four goals and two assists last weekend against Cabrini University.
Wolfe described Saturday’s matchup as “two tough teams” that have split the last two meetings.
Lynchburg has won just five contests against Salisbury dating back to their initial meeting in 1980 when the Sea Gulls soared past the Hornets by a score of 27-5.
While Salisbury-Lynchburg will certainly garner the attention, there are some other games to watch, including Middlebury College women’s lacrosse hosting Bowdoin College on Saturday.
Middlebury has not competed in two years but is expected to contend for a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) crown, along with Tufts University, Colby College, Wesleyan University, Hamilton College, Amherst College, Trinity College, and Bowdoin.
The Panthers enter the 2022 season as a young squad with a few members of its championship squad back, including midfielder Erin Nicholas, who guided Middlebury to a field hockey championship last November.
Middlebury enters Saturday’s meeting with Bowdoin riding a 25-game winning streak and beat the Polar Bears in their initial contest of 2020 by a score of 16-12.
Here are a few more games to watch this weekend (times are eastern standard time):
Colby College at Tufts University (men’s lacrosse) Saturday, March 5 at 12 p.m.: The Jumbos will kick-off their 2022 campaign with a visit from the Mules, a team they beat last April by a score of 29-11, thanks to Bryce Adam, who recorded a career-high nine points.
Rhodes College at Birmingham-Southern College (women’s lacrosse) Saturday, March 5 at 12 p.m.: Two of the top teams in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) will meet on Saturday with BSC looking to bounce back from a setback last weekend against Reinhardt University.
Cornell College at Illinois Tech (men’s lacrosse) Saturday, March 5 at 12 p.m.: The Rams have won two of three contests this season with hopes of winning their second-straight contest on Saturday against the Scarlet Hawks.
Brockport at Denison University (women’s lacrosse) Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m.: The Golden Eagles will play their first game of the season after their previous two meetings with Ithaca College and the University of Rochester were postponed.
St. John Fisher at St. Lawrence University (men’s lacrosse) Saturday at 2 p.m.: The Cardinals will enter Saturday’s non-conference meeting with a great deal of momentum following back-to-back wins against Ithaca and SUNY Cortland.
Kenyon College at Catholic University (women’s lacrosse) Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. eastern: Catholic will host Kenyon in its first-ever matchup on Sunday with hopes of capturing its second-straight win.
Marymount University at Whittier College (men’s lacrosse) Sunday, March 6 at 4 p.m.: The Poets have won four-straight contests and will attempt to stretch their current winning streak to five against a Saints squad that is looking to snap a two-game losing streak.