Yale midfielder Michael Keasey's last-minute shot couldn't force Saturday's playoff game against Maryland into overtime, but it has renewed talk about adding instant replay to Division I college lacrosse.
As we approach college lacrosse conference tournament time, a number of stars have emerged. These players are new to the spotlight and they all play different roles for their teams, but share at least one trait: they're all focused on winning a league title and qualifiying for the NCAA tournament.
Maryland owns an overwhelming 20-2 advantage over Loyola Maryland, but both sides have split the past four meetings. The Terps have won all five games at home in the series, while the Greyhounds will make their first visit to College Park since May 13, 1958.
Maryland coach John Tillman said Tuesday morning that Charlie Raffa did not break any bones in Saturday's 12-5 victory over Penn State and that the senior faceoff specialist is questionable for Wednesday's 7 p.m. home game against No. 19 Loyola Maryland at Byrd Stadium.
After Isaiah Davis-Allen scored the first two goals of his career in Maryland's 13-4 dusting of Michigan on Sunday, coach John Tillman revealed that the sophomore short-stick defensive midfielder is talented enough to play on the first line of senior Joe LoCascio and juniors Henry West and Bryan Cole.
Isaiah Davis-Allen, a sophomore short-stick defensive midfielder for the Maryland men's lacrosse team, has a tattoo of the Virgin Mary on the left side of his chest, and he has dedicated the tattoo to his mother, Audrey Davis, who died from lung cancer in 2013.
Sophomore short-stick defensive midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen scored two goals and three other defenders had one point each to power the No. 3 Terps to a 13-4 victory over visiting Michigan in Sunday's Big Ten Conference opener for both teams at Byrd Stadium.
Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman has seen plenty of upsets occur in midweek games, but he turned to the team's veterans to help hone their teammates' focus in Tuesday's 13-4 win at Robert Morris.
Saturday¿s match-up between No. 5 Maryland (5-1) and No. 2 North Carolina (8-0) in the Pacific Coast Shootout in Santa Ana, Calif., could be a prequel to a potential clash in the NCAA tournament, but the Terps might be fine with just one meeting.
After making the move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten Conference, Maryland was able to maintain just one rivalry with its former league, and the No. 5 Terps (5-1) will face No. 2 North Carolina (8-0) in the Pacific Coast Shootout in Santa Ana, Calif., on Saturday.