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NCAA Lacrosse Predictions

Posted on: May 10, 2008 6:37 pm
Edited on: May 10, 2008 7:06 pm
Here are my predictions for the 2008 NCAA Lacrosse Championship:

The top seed does not necessarily play the 16 seed, the 2nd seed does not necessarily play the 15 seed, and so on.

First round (at higher seed):

(1) Duke over Loyola-Maryland
Ohio State over (8) Cornell
(4) North Carolina over Navy
(5) Johns Hopkins over Hofstra
Colgate over (6) Notre Dame
(3) Syracuse over Canisius
(7) Maryland over Denver
(2) Virginia over Maryland-Baltimore County

Quarterfinals (at Ithaca, NY or Annapolis, MD):

(1) Duke over Ohio State (Ithaca)
(5) Johns Hopkins over (4) North Carolina (Annapolis)
(3) Syracuse over Colgate (Ithaca)
(2) Virginia over (7) Maryland (Annapolis)

Semifinals (Foxborough, MA):

(1) Duke over (5) Johns Hopkins
(3) Syracuse over (2) Virginia

Finals (Foxborough, MA):

(1) Duke over (3) Syracuse

Since: Aug 4, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:56 am

NCAA Lacrosse Predictions

I really thought Colgate was going to win that game. I had that as my major upset in the tournament, considering Notre Dame had previously won 18 straight home games entering the tournament. I was hoping that Colgate would ride the momentum from the Syracuse into the NCAA Tournament, but it wasn't to be.

Virginia barely got by UMBC, who had won 11 straight entering the tournament.

Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2008 2:02 am

NCAA Lacrosse Predictions

Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2008 11:16 pm

NCAA Lacrosse Predictions

The UNC game was disgusting, there were several bad decisions made by the goalie, atypical of his progress this year or within his tenure at UNC. Navy played well though and took advantage of their lucky breaks. Navy definitely dictated the pace of that game too, which did not favor UNC. But like Silversword said, I dont really care now, I'd rather someone other than dook, syracuse, or JHU win the title. Dook is probably the favorite, as they took care of business all year and have a very potent attack.

Since: Aug 4, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2008 11:51 pm

NCAA Lacrosse Predictions

I knew Navy had a chance in that game. They have the best defense in the nation, and they showed it throughout the game. The bad clear attempt right into the Navy player's pocket with an empty net was the game changer.

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2008 11:27 pm

NCAA Lacrosse Predictions

UNC lost, so I don't care how the season goes down anymore.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2008 10:49 pm

NCAA Lacrosse Predictions

i say Johns Hopkins over Virginia. Somehow, Johns Hopkins gets the job done.

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