WIth the start of the MLB season last weekend, lacrosse may have taken a back seat; however, this week lacrosse is in the driver’s seat. First, the undefeated and 756sports sponsored Trinity lacrosse team begins their toughest stretch of the season. Wednesday, they battle for Connecticut supremacy against the Wesleyan Cardinals in Middletown and then get ready to take on the defending national champions, the Tufts Jumbos, at home on Saturday. Tufts remains undefeated and recently went on the road to beat #2 Stevenson to show they are primed for another shot at the title. Trinity who crushed rival Williams last Saturday, looks to counter Tufts’ signature transition game with their own up and down style of play. A win this weekend will vault Trinity atop the NESCAC standings and put them into uncharted territories for the program.
D-1 Lax Action:
Red Nation Battle: The Crimson vs. the Big Red- Harvard seeks a major upset this weekend as they host red-hot Cornell. Sam Steyer, former UHS defender and current Harvard player, never beat SI in high school, but looks to exact revenge against former SI laxer, Roy Lang, by winning this weekend and revitalizing Harvard’s chances at the Ivy league title.
Upset Pick of the Week: Princeton ends Syracuse’s perfect season. The Tigers snapped a four-game winning streak last weekend by outlasting the Brown Bears in a 4 OT struggle, 5-4. Parker Brown added two goals for the Bears, but similar to his high school games against SI alumni, Alex Capretta, his individual brilliance was not enough to generate a win. Capretta who has been seeing more playing time recently for Princeton hopes to have a break out game this weekend so that the Tigers can shock the lacrosse world and pull off the biggest upset of the year thus far.