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Double The Fun: Wagner and Robert Morris Both Win in Empire State

Pretty good day for Northeast Conference lacrosse, wouldn’t you say?

The conference saw its men’s and women’s team champions triumph in NCAA Tournament action on Wednesday.

First, Wagner played host to Southern Conference champion Mercer in a NCAA Women’s Opening Round affair on Grymes Hill. The Seahawks saw their 5-0 lead evaporate, but eventually seized control for good midway through the second half.

By virtue of its victory, Wagner will have the chance to battle No. 7 Towson in the next round on Friday.

About an hour after Wagner concluded its victory in Staten Island, the Robert Morris men faced off against MAAC member Canisius on the opposite end of the Empire State. After watching the home team score first, RMU erupted en-route to a 12-6 victory in Downtown Buffalo.

Now, it’s on to College Park where the Colonials will try their luck against No. 1 Maryland.

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NEC Lacrosse Finals Were Fantastic to the Finish

Two title games, two fantastic finishes, all on the same day.

Overtime was needed to determine a winner in both games.

First, top-seeded Saint Joseph’s erased a two-goal over the final 5:00 of regulation play in the NEC Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game. SJU’s Kyle Cain scored both goals, including the equalizer with 00:15 remaining, but those heroics will go down in history only as a footnote.

Overshadowing the host’s comeback effort, Tyson Gibson gave Robert Morris a sudden victory by rattling the cage with only 10 ticks left in overtime.

 

Gibson’s Gamewinner

 

The NEC Women’s Championship Game, which began one hour after the men’s start, concluded in most-memorable fashion, too.

Bryant’s Lauren Britton scored the go-ahead goal with only 1:00 remaining, but NEC Rookie of the Year Ally Alliegro responded for Wagner.

After producing the equalizer in the final minute of regulation, Alliegro ended the game in the third overtime period.

Alliegro Ends It

 

🏈 Kickoff 2017 🏈 Reading List

NEC football is BACK for a 22nd season. All seven teams lift the lid of the 2017 campaign with games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.

Plenty was written about #NECFB this summer and the word counts have increased with the arrival of GAME WEEK.

We have done all the work for you and constructed your End-of-the-Summer NEC Football Reading List.

 

GAME WEEK READS

Bryant begins new era under up-tempo Perry – Woonsocket Call (Branden Mello)

EXCERPT: A number of other Bryant leaders who were on 2014 team see some similarities, but they know how hard it will be for the squad to replicate that start.

 

Get to know Central Connecticut State, Syracuse football’s first opponent – Syracuse.com (Staff)

EXCERPT: SU head coach Dino Babers called opening against the Blue Devils a “very dangerous situation.” How much of that is truth and how much is coachspeak?

 

Duquesne Football Faces Stiff Test To Open Season On Thursday — CBS Pittsburgh (93-7 The Fan)

EXCERPT: “It’s new for us to go up to that part of the country, but a couple years we opened against Old Dominion, they put 25-30,000 people in their seats and two years ago, we went up and playing Buffalo and actually were leading that game in the 4th quarter at one point in time,” said Schmitt.

 

Duquesne Dukes bringing FCS playoff contender to Brookings – Argus Leader (Matt Zimmer)

EXCERPT: The Dukes are the first team to get a shot, and while they’ll be decided underdogs against the defending Missouri Valley Football Conference champions, they are not an early-season sacrificial lamb. This is an FCS team with some momentum of its own.

 

Stetson to honor Blakely at season opener – YAHOO! Sports (STATS)

EXCERPT: Sacred Heart is planning to hold a moment of silence before the nonconference game.

 

Fenimore to start for Red Flash – WTAJ (Alex Cawley)

EXCERPT: Coach Chris Villarrial pointed to the Houston transfers’ progression in camp, as well as his ability to check out of plays at the line of scrimmage, as the reason for his decision.

 

Alex Thomson, Wagner College football team set for opener Thursday – Staten Island Advance (Advance Sports Desk)

EXCERPT: Last season was about recovery and rebuilding for Wagner College, which won one game in Jason Houghtaling’s first year as head coach in 2015.

 

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Defying Preseason Predictions, CCSU and RMU Clash for the Nation to See on ESPN3

They were the last two teams picked in the preseason coaches’ poll, but midway through the #NECFB schedule and they are both in title contention.

In fact, Central Connecticut is in a three-way tie for first place. The Blue Devils (2-1), who have defeated two of the top-three teams from that aforementioned preseason poll, welcome Robert Morris (1-2) to Arute Field for the “NECFB on ESPN3” Game of the Week on October 31. The game will kick off at 12:00 pm ET.

Both teams feature second-year head coaches – CCSU (Pete Rossomando), Robert Morris (John Banaszak).

RMU captured last year’s meeting in Moon, scoring 18 unanswered points to pull out a 27-24 victory.

Dave Popkin will be on the call Saturday along with NFL coaching veteran Kevin Gilbride. John Cabral will man the sidelines.

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