A new number 1 is rocking the top of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse charts, and it’s none other than the Towson Tigers. For the first time in Towson history, they are atop the league as a Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse team. Unfortunately for Towson, the tables are always changing up. Plenty of schools could take the #1 spot away from the Tigers; every school wants to. Saturday, March 9th is a perfect day for some teams to really flex their muscles and try to pry that spot away from Towson. After a narrow 2 goal win over a 1 win Jacksonville, Towson is gonna have to really pick it up if they want to bring down the Big Red of Cornell on Sunday, March 10th.
NCAA Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse Predictions: March 10
There are lots of great games this weekend, but we can only cover so many. For Saturday, March 10, we’re going through the top seven contests. Did we mention that there’s a rivalry game going on Saturday too? But you probably already knew that. These are going to be the best games to tune-in to for quality lacrosse at the Division 1 level.
Maryland Manhandles Albany
Albany hasn’t looked their best as of late, and Maryland has only dropped one game in OT to a solid Notre Dame team. Even with Tehoka back in the mix after an unorthodox suspension, Albany couldn’t beat UMass and they now sit at 1-3. This probably isn’t going to be a hot one for the Danes, and Maryland could really run up the score if they put a complete game together. Prediction: Maryland +5 goals.
Denver Demotes Notre Dame
Notre Dame may be flying high after their OT win against Maryland, but this has to be one of the worst stretches of games for a team. Notre Dame is really gonna have to be firing on all cylinders and control the pace of play if they want to stick with Denver. It’s gonna be a very long one for the Irish if the ball spends a good amount of time on Denver’s offensive half. Don’t blink when the Pio’s are within scoring range. Prediction: Denver +6 goals.
Ohio State Opens Up A Can On Hofstra
You know what we mean. It’s not gonna be a pretty one for the pride of Hofstra this Saturday. Ohio State hasn’t had too many serious tests yet, but they are consistent. The Buckeyes will be hoping to put on a show on the road, and they probably will. It’s no surprise that the Buckeyes have been on a hot streak behind Tre Leclaire and the Jack’s (Meyers and Jasinski). Scarlett and Grey should do some damage. Prediction: Ohio State +5 goals.
Cleveland State Stays Above Marquette
With a lot of very close games under their belt this year, Cleveland State will get it done Saturday. But by a small margin. Marquette is resting at 2-2, but they are on a 2 game losing streak. Cleveland State is fresh off of a win and has played 2 more games already. I like the Vikes on the road this weekend. Prediction: Cleveland State +1 goal.
Princeton Puts Rutgers In A Predicament
Princeton is actually 5 goals away from being undefeated, and their only loses are against very quality teams. Rutgers only has a one goal loss to Army and an understandable loss to Loyola. These teams are really gonna go for a slugfest, but Princeton is gonna walk away the winner. Rutgers has flashy offense, and Princeton has a more complete team in my eyes. Tigers take down the Knights. Prediction: Princeton +3 goals.
Panthers Pounce on the Pooches
HPU may have dropped a game to St. John’s but they are still playing great lacrosse. That game was also only a 1 goal loss. The last game UMBC played was also a 1 goal loss, but in overtime. This one could be a close one if it stays consistent with HPU’s track record. Most of their games are decided by 1-2 goals. But they also come out on top most of the time. Prediction: HPU +2 goals.
Johns Hopkins Crushes the Cuse
We flipped a coin and Hopkins won that. So, we have decided that they will also with the game. Both teams are sitting at 2-2, and anything can happen in a rivalry game that’s as mean as Hopkins and Cuse. Prediction: Hopkins +2 goals.
NCAA Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse Predictions: March 10
There’s four big games popping off on Sunday, March 10, that you also don’t want to miss. Towson, our new #1 team, has to square off with Cornell, while other #1 contenders watch. This is gonna be a big day for possible rankings shifts no matter who wins.
Virginia Bests the Brown Bears
Virginia has been improving as the season has gone on and they are fresh off of two OT wins. Then again, Brown is coming off of an OT win too. Well, you know what they say, 2 > 1. So, that’s that. Prediction: Virginia +3 goals.
Yale Yams on the Wolverines
Michigan is another team that could be undefeated if they were a little luckier. Yale is in that same boat too. The only thing standing in Yale’s way this Sunday is Yale. Michigan is a solid squad that could show true promise into the tournament this year, but Yale is still returning many national champions and a new faceoff guy that’s apparently alright, or whatever. Can’t go against the Bulldogs this weekend. Prediction: Yale: +3 goals.
Penn State Plows Past Jacksonville
The statement win that Penn State had over Cornell yesterday is a huge boost to their resume, and it could snag them the #1 spot after this weekend. The only thing standing in Penn State’s way, is Penn State. If they can pull together a consistent performance with solid fundamentals, they should win this game against Jacksonville. A win here, and a Towson loss to Cornell should actually net Penn State the top spot. A loss to Jacksonville, and a Yale win, could actually put Yale on top, over Cornell, if Towson loses to the Big Red. Wild Stuff.
No offense Jacksonville, you could have knocked Towson off yesterday if you had put in 3 more goals. But can you complete the Cinderella story you missed out on? An unranked upset would be a huge cap to the weekend, but I don’t see it happening. Prediction: Penn State +6 goals.
Towson Tells Cornell to Kick Rocks
The Tigers are on fire, as of late, and they are only looking to improve upon their success. I like to think that they held it in a little bit against Jacksonville so that they could really preform against Cornell. Plus, their jersey game has been unreal this year. Who knew yellow could look so good? There’s a ton of pressure on Towson right now, but I’m really in favor of their chances after Cornell lost by 6 to Penn State. Cornell is gonna be looking to prove they are still deserving of a top 10 spot, but Towson is gonna bump them down a peg. Prediction: Towson +3 goals.