What a weekend we have in store for MCLA fans! Great games across the divisions and throughout the weekend.
Let's start in Division II, where there are a dozen games listed on the schedule/scores page. The biggest one took place in South Barrington, Ill., and the contest was available via Periscope on the LakeShow's Twitter feed.
— St. Thomas Lacrosse (@TommiesLacrosse) March 31, 2017
St. Thomas used a 3-0 third quarter to pull away from a halftime tie (3-3) to notch a 9-5 victory in a game far tighter than the score would indicate.
That's the biggest game during Judgement Weekend, but there are a ton of high-quality contests at that event. No. 9 St. John's raced out to a 14-0 lead en route to a 15-4 upset of No. 7 Kennesaw State. No. 14 Grove City picked up a nice ranked win by subduing No. 13 Minn.-Duluth, 8-5. No. 4 North Dakota State took care of No. 6 Dayton, 8-6.
Missouri State hammered Washington (Mo.), 28-1 to tie a program record for goals, but also show they are the leader to grab the GRLC AQ..
Division I is not wanting for quality games, either, with 15 games listed on the schedule/scores page. Highlighting Friday's slate is four games at the Battle for Baltimore in Owings Mills.
Battle for Baltimore Starts Friday | https://t.co/MJ8YN2XfQH #mcla17 pic.twitter.com/RJp3t6Dk0k
— MCLA (@MCLA) March 30, 2017
Pitt has the_mcla Snapchat account for the weekend, and it paid off it in a win. The Panthers knocked off No. 20 South Carolina, 9-6. In other action at the Battle for Baltimore, No. 16 Virginia Tech dropped No. 18 Boston College, 9-5.
Georgia Tech put its No. 1 ranking on the line against No. 5 Colorado, but the Buffs proved to be too much.
CU Buffs beat #1 @GaTechLAX. @mcla Final score 18-13. Thanks to the Georgia Tech team and fans for coming to Boulder. #laxfamily pic.twitter.com/7I8DcIwwMr
— CU Men's Lacrosse (@CUMensLacrosse) April 1, 2017
No. 3 Grand Canyon welcomed over 3,000 fans to its new stadium as it took down No. 8 Arizona State for a key SLC South victory.
No. 3 GCU beats No. 8 ASU for a third consecutive year, downing the Sun Devils 9-7 in front of 3,840 fans at GCU Stadium. pic.twitter.com/yV8lRp9vaI
— GCU lacrosse (@GCUlacrosse) April 1, 2017
No. 7 Florida State traveled to Lynchburg, Va., to face No. 25 Liberty this evening and the Seminoles could not handle the Flames, bowing, 11-7. Rough night for the SELC's Top 10 teams.