Friday, March 19, 2010
It's the first weekend of spring ... the weather should be outstanding here in the Mid-Atlantic ... and we have big games dotting the Conference schedules.
Franklin & Marshall at Salisbury (Women's Lacrosse)
Sure it's not a Conference game ... but when #1 meets #2 in a rematch of last spring's national championship contest ... it's worth noting. F&M (4-0) is 58-1 since 2007 against teams not named Salisbury (8-0). The Gulls are 69-2 in that same stretch against teams not named F&M. The Diplomats are led by Blake Hargest and Meredith Lussier, who each have 15 goals through four games. But it will be the play of GK Lidia Sanza (5.50 GAA, 59.3 save pct) that will be the difference.
Gettysburg at Muhlenberg (Women's Lacrosse)
Not to be overlooked by the matchup on the Eastern Shore is a rematch of the 2009 CC semifinals between the undefeated Bullets (1-0 CC, 5-0) and the undefeated Mules (0-0, 4-0). Gettysburg, ranked third nationally, has outscored its opposition, 106-46, led by Nina Emala who has 20 goals. Muhlenberg has a 76-25 goal-scoring margin on its four opponents, led by the tandem of Danielle Rosen (20-13-33) and Amanda McGovern (18-12-30). The Bullets are 23-0 all-time against the Mules. You can watch the game LIVE on your computer at muhlenberg.edu/main/athletics
Ursinus at Franklin & Marshall (Men's Lacrosse)
This game could go a long way to determining the playoff future for both teams in the ultra-competitive Conference. The Bears (1-0 CC, 5-0) are off to their best start in program history. The Diplomats (0-0, 2-2) are riding a two-game win streak, including a 7-5 triumph over #8 Washington & Lee last weekend. Ursinus is led by senior M Eric Farris (12-6-18), while F&M counters with sophomore A Colin McKew (4-9-13). Three of the last four meetings between the teams have been decided by one goal, including the Diplomats' 7-6 triumph last year in Collegeville. You can watch the game LIVE on your computer at godiplomats.com.