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Lyle Thompson Has a Day, Waterdogs & Cannons Pick Up Wins on Sunday & More (LaxFactor Podcast #172)

Lyle Thompson finally had his breakout game for the Cannons going for 5 goals and 4 assists in the Cannons one-goal win over the Archers. Stephen Rehfuss put up 2 goals and 3 assists in the win. The save of the year was made by Nick Marrocco as he turned away a doorstep chance with only a second remaining in the contest to secure the victory. The Waterdogs pulled away from the Chrome on Sunday as well, winning out 12-6. Mikie Schlosser was good for 3 goals and Connor Kelly stuck 2 singles...


PLL Week 5: Jeff Teat Dominated, Waterdogs, Redwoods & Atlas All Roll (LaxFactor Podcast #171)

Jeff Teat put the league on notice letting everyone know, he didn't just come for the PLL Rookie of the Year award, but he may be eyeing that MVP as well. Teat went off for 4 goals and 4 assists in the Atlas' win over the Chaos Saturday evening. The Waterdogs put the beat down on the Cannons, Ryan Brown going for 4 goals in the win, and the Redwoods topped the Whipsnakes thanks to 4 goals from Matt Kavanaugh, and Tim Troutner Jr. standing on his head in cage, 17 saves on the day for...


Whipsnakes Take Down The Archers, SSDM's Excelling As Two-Way Mids & More (LaxFactor Podcast #170)

We are seeing that trend of "the teams that play Friday and Sunday back to back end up gassed by Sunday", and this weekend was no different as we saw the "rested" teams both win out this weekend. It started with the Matt Rambo-less Whipsnakes taking down the Archers by a single goal, Jay Carlson sticking the game winner on a feed from John Haus. Sunday's action continued as the Atlas defeated the Chrome by six goals thanks to the Atlas midfield going off. Bryan Costabile (6 points, 4 goals...


Chaos Upset The Archers, Rabil Breaks Grant's Points Record, Rookies Roll (LaxFactor Podcast #169)

The Chaos started the season with two straight losses and things looked rough for them with the Whipsnakes and the Archers up next. Instead of folding and starting 0-4, the Chaos decided to upset the two best teams in the league in back-to-back games. They held the Archers to their lowest scoring output in team history winning this one 8-7 on Friday night. John Galloway played tough in cage for the Chaos putting up 13 saves in the win. Colin Heacock scored 4 goals on the day including the...


Paul Rabil & Rob Pannell Improve Production, Connor Fields Struggles & More (LaxFactor Podcast #168)

I'm from Upstate NY so I'm naturally a big Connor Fields fan. When he found himself on the bench last season I couldn't believe it as the Chaos thrived without him. So in this episode I'm going to dive into the PLL stats a bit to see how this could happen. How could one of the most skilled attack on planet earth have trouble getting on the field in the Premier Lacrosse League. As part, we'll also talk about some geezers in the league that struggled in 2020, but have been playing really...


Premier Lacrosse League Week 3 Recaps, Rambo Scores OT Winner For The Whips (LaxFactor Podcast #167)

Matt Rambo proved yet again that he's the best lacrosse player in the world by scoring the OT game winner for the Whipsnakes against the Atlas on Friday night. We also got to see the debut of Jeff Teat, the Cornell attackman that lost two college lacrosse seasons to covid stepped onto a lacrosse field for the first time in 400+ days and he ended up with 2 assists. Rambo finished the day with 3 goals and 2 assists in the victory and teammate Jay Carlson came up with a game saving takeaway on...


Gait Hires Pietramala As Syracuse Defensive Coordinator, LaxFactor Player Awards For 2021 (LaxFactor Podcast #166)

OK, so news first, Gary Gait, Syracuse's new head coach, only the 5th in the programs history, wasted no time making headlines in hiring Dave Pietramala, former adversary, and long time head coach at Cuse rival Johns Hopkins. Pietramala is one of the most storied players and coaches in the game. Largely considered the greatest defensive lacrosse player in the history of the sport, Petro has won national titles as both a player at Hopkins and as a coach (2005 and 2007). So this hire is huge...


Virginia Wins Natty Over Maryland, Gary Gait Named Syracuse Head Coach (LaxFactor Podcast #165)

Virginia won an instant classic over Maryland by a score of 17-16 capturing their second national title in a row, the first back to back championship in the programs history. Connor Shellenberger was a huge part of the win going for 4 goals and 2 assists. The redshirt freshman was too much for Maryland to handle all day long. Teammate Matt Moore also put up 4 goals and 2 helpers in the win, both players taking only 7 shots. That efficiency in scoring would prove key down the stretch as...


NCAA Final 4 Previews & Predictions, Virginia vs UNC and Maryland vs Duke (LaxFactor Podcast #164)

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, the most beloved weekend of the year by lacrosse fans all over the world. We have the top four seeds in the tournament doing battle this weekend so it's sure to be exciting. In Saturday's first game we have #4 Virginia taking on #1 North Carolina. Carolina beat the Cavs in their first meeting, but UVA retunred the favor and dropped the Heels in their second. So this is sure to be a dogfight. In the second game on Saturday, we'll see the ACC vs Big Ten...


Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland Advance To The Final Four (LaxFactor Podcast #163)

Maryland made sure the NCAA Lacrosse Final Four wasn't an all ACC affair by knocking off Notre Dame in overtime on Sunday. We had three incredible lacrosse games that saw Duke and North Carolina also advance thanks to winning in overtime. One of the best quarterfinal weekends in memory. For Maryland, Notre Dame gave them all they could handle, but Jared Bernhardt's 5 goals were too much to overcome and after dominating face-offs all day, Notre Dame lost the opening face-off of overtime and...


NCAA Lacrosse First Round Recaps & Quarterfinal Round Predictions (LaxFactor Podcast #162)

We had some incredible games for this weekends first round NCAA Lacrosse Tournament action. To summarize, we saw Drexel give Notre Dame some trouble, losing 10-8 to the Irish in a game that came down to the final minutes. We saw Vermont lose by a margin to Maryland, but it was a respectable 17-11 margin. Loyola and Denver played the game of the weekend with Loyola's Same Shafer making the game saving save with 4 seconds left on the clock. Michael Sowers trashed on High Point in the first...


May Madness Predictions, See My Bracket & Who I Am Picking To Win It All (LaxFactor Podcast #161)

May Madness is upon us, and today is the day I make predictions for the entire first round, complete with a predicted "margin of victory", and I'll also reveal my full bracket and pick my winner for this years NCAA Division I Lacrosse Tournament. I won't spoil my picks within the description, but the games I'll be talking about obviously are... I'll also talk very briefly about the DII quarterfinal/play-in games as well. Lastly, I pick my winner for the Tewaaraton, because I've been...


NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Bracket Breakdown & Matchup Discussion (LaxFactor Podcast #160)

So North Carolina brings home the top seed, followed up by Duke, Maryland and Virginia. Army ended up being the first team out, and Rutgers the last team in, and this was a tough call for the committee. Matchups look like this... #1 North Carolina vs Monmouth UNC will win this game by a large margin, but congrats to Monmouth for making the big dance. #2 Duke vs High Point Duke rolled high point in their previous meeting, but expect an improved High Point team to put up a better showing...


Conference Tournament Action: Maryland & Hopkins Advance, Plenty Of Upsets (LaxFactor Podcast #159)

We have had a great week of college lacrosse action with conference tournaments in full swing. On Thursday night we saw teams like Maryland, Denver, Georgetown and Drexel all handle their business. We also saw teams like Albany, Vermont and Hopkins pull upsets that will keep those hoping for at large bids guessing. Hopkins win over Rutgers was the big one, as Rutgers will now pray that Maryland wins the Big Ten Tournament and not eat up one of the coveted at large bids. The same goes for...


Notre Dame Owns Syracuse, Michigan & Hop Upend The B1G Tournament & More (LaxFactor Podcast #158)

Syracuse hit the road to face Notre Dame with revenge on their minds, and instead they come home huge losers as the Irish embarrassed the Orange in an absolute blowout that has the #FireDesko crowd screaming from the rooftops, and even myself, a long time Desko supporter is starting to wonder if maybe the game has now passed this living legend by. Michigan and Hopkins picked up huge Big Ten conference tournament victories over Ohio State and Penn State. Michigan and Hopkins only made the...


Conference Tournaments Are Taking Shape & The Chase Scanlan Saga Continues (LaxFactor Podcast #157)

The Big Ten Lacrosse Conference seedings and tournament schedule is set. Maryland get's the #1 seed, Rutgers the #2, Penn State the #3, Ohio State #4, Michigan #5 (thanks to a coin toss) and Hopkins is the last seed. That tournament will kick off this weekend with Maryland as the obvious favorite after going 10-0 in conference play this season. The CAA, NEC, America East and Patriot League all have games being played this weekend that will help finalize their tournament fields and seeding....


Syracuse Beats Virginia, Duke, Maryland, Navy & UMBC All Get Wins As Well (LaxFactor Podcast #156)

A near must win for Syracuse in Charlottesville on Saturday and the Orange sent a message to everyone that doubted them letting us all know, they ain’t dead yet. Jakob Phaup who has struggled at the face-off dot against ACC foes went 24 of 27 against Petey LaSalla who has been the ACC’s best face-off guy since getting merked by Cuse his last time out. The possession deficit proved too much for UVA to overcome as the Orange pull out the 13-11 win on the road, and improve to 6-4, locking up a...


Duke vs Notre Dame Rematch, Top Teams Key Players, Big Conference Matchups (LaxFactor Podcast #155)

In todays show we'll talk about the Duke and Notre Dame rematch that will be played Thursday night on the ACC Network. This will be a monster lacrosse game played under the lights in primetime. Michael Sowers and company will look to get revenge over Notre Dame and their insane defense. We'll rip through the top 5 teams in the country and talk about each teams "key players" for continued success. On this topic we'll discuss Michael Sowers at Duke and how Duke can better utilize his skill....


UNC Thrashes Syracuse, Georgetown Drops Denver In OT, LIU & Delaware Win (LaxFactor Podcast #154)

North Carolina put the big hurt on Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Saturday beating the Orange 21-9. It's the first time in Syracuse's history they have lost by 7 or more goals 3 times at home. Terrible outing for Syracuse and things aren't looking good heading into their final games against Virginia and Notre Dame. For UNC, a huge bounce back win that they needed badly. Chris Gray paced UNC with 2 goals and 6 assists. Georgetown picked up their first regular season win over Denver in an...


Duke Drops Virginia In Overtime In Another Instant ACC Lacrosse Classic (LaxFactor Podcast #153)

Virginia gave Duke everything they could handle in another instant classic within ACC lacrosse play. The game went back and forth all game long seeing both teams hold leads of 2 goals or more, only to see the other team battle back right through into overtime. Joe Robertson scored 2 goals and had 3 assists on the day including the game winner in overtime, his second game winning OT goal of the season. Brennan O'Neill tallied 3 goals and 2 assists and Mike Sowers went for 3 goals in the Blue...