#LMLive Game Day: 5 Elite Teams on the Rebound
A February filled with college lacrosse upsets and intrigue ends Monday when the Mercer men visit Duke. And with the way the first month of the season has gone, don't expect the Bears to go down quietly.
Before then, five wounded preseason favorites look to get their campaigns back on track Sunday.
On the men's side, No. 7 Johns Hopkins, coming off of a loss to its suddenly surging Charles Street companion Loyola, will host No. 12 North Carolina, which was manhandled by previously unranked Hofstra last week. And No. 10 Virginia, surely to drop in the rankings after High Point stunned the Cavaliers in overtime Tuesday, hosts Penn. The Cavaliers surely can't afford to be 1-3 going into their ACC opener against Syracuse.
On the women's side, No. 15 Duke is in danger of dropping out of the Top 20 altogether after Wednesday's loss to Elon, a team on the rise in just its third year of competition. The Blue Devils host No. 16 Penn. Elon, meanwhile, will look to avoid a letdown at Vanderbilt.
And at the Carrier Dome, No. 10 Northwestern, which has had more than two weeks to dissect its poor shooting performance in a Feb. 13 loss to Virginia, is the first opponent in a challenging stretch for No. 2 Syracuse. The Orange have feasted on lesser competition en route to a 4-0 start in consecutive Sunday double-headers. Now Kayla Treanor and company face Northwestern, Florida, Virginia and Maryland in a 13-day stretch.
Lastly, one of Syracuse's victims, Loyola, picked up a big win Wednesday with a double-overtime triumph at Johns Hopkins. The Greyhounds host 3-0 Towson.
Follow the #LMLive social media stream below, featuring real-time updates from Lacrosse Magazine contributors and followers across the country, and stay on top of the games at the Nike/LM Scoreboard and the Nike/LM TV and Streaming Schedule.
Today's Live Streams
12 p.m. – North Carolina at Johns Hopkins (M) | ESPNU/WatchESPN
12 p.m. – Northwestern at Syracuse (W) | WatchESPN
12 p.m. – Coastal Carolina at Jacksonville (W) | WatchESPN
12 p.m. - Towson at Loyola (W) | Patriot League Network
12 p.m. - Cal at Notre Dame (W) | Watch ND
1 p.m. - Army at UMass-Lowell (W) | AmericaEast.tv
3:30 p.m. - Dartmouth at Denver (M) | Altitude
4 p.m. – Army at Syracuse | WatchESPN
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