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MCLA Recap

The weekend in Club Life.

Excitement in Colorado

Earlier last week, I was speaking with a D1 assistant about Colorado State’s future. I declared them dead for the season citing the four game losing streak and upcoming games against Chapman, BYU, Colorado, and the RMLC tournament.

The assistant believed they’d be the most dangerous 12 seed of all time if they got in to the dance. Well, the victory over Chapman makes things very interesting for the rest of the Rams season. Chapman had been playing a great brand of lacrosse since their Arizona loss while the Rams were headed in the opposite direction.

What do you make of Chapman now? We’ll find out more after their game tonight against the Buffs who are coming off of a loss to Grand Canyon.

Down Goes #1

Grand Canyon visited Boulder on Saturday dropped 18 goals on Colorado. Canadians will do that.

Florida State scored an obscene amount of goals (15) on the Buffs last Friday, but things appeared to have settled down after a 15-4 triumph over Sonoma State. Again, Grand Canyon has a few Canadians.

Colorado will fall to #2. Grand Canyon moves up to #4.

Hokies Complete Weekend 3-0

Wins over South Carolina, Central Florida, and Buffalo moved Virginia Tech to 7-0 on the season. Would have preferred the Buffalo game to have been on Friday so we could have seen a match featuring reasonably fresh talent.

Last week, Buffalo beat NC State then lost South Carolina, Florida State, and VT. They’re now 3-3 and may never crack the top 25 again this season unless they win their final four games remaining on their schedule. (Northeastern, Boston College, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) Not playing again until April 10th likely means voters will forget about them entirely.

 

UCSB Drops 9th Game in a Row

Loyola Marymount dealt the Gauchos their second 12-6 loss in a row. UCSB is averaging 5.4 goals a game and haven’t scored more than 8 goals in a game. They play Dominican tonight and Sonoma State Wednesday. What a time to be alive.

Leftovers

Oregon visits Stanford tonight. That’d be exciting if it was football. The teams are a combined 4-7.

Hunter Stinson (LSU) is leading the MCLA with 56 points in 10 games. He is also leading the MCLA in goals with 35.

Liam Finn (Boise State) is the leading assist man with 24 in 8 games.

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