Lax Preview: #7 Towson at #18 Georgetown

first_img The Hoyas will look for an upset win before heading into a weaker part of their schedule with Mt. Saint Mary’s (0-2), Hofstra (2-0) and Furman (1-3) ahead. Towson is looking to build moment before their showdown with first ranked Loyola on February 27. Those wishing to watch what promises to be a great game can do so on Hoyavision at https://guhoyas.com/watch/?Live=59&type=LivePlease follow and like us: In one of the biggest lacrosse games of this weekend, undefeated, 7th ranked Towson travels to Georgetown to take on the 18th ranked, undefeated Hoyas at noon on Saturday. The Tigers are coming off of a victory against Mt. Saint Mary’s and Georgetown defeated Robert Morris last weekend. This promises to be the toughest test for each team this season. A key to the game for Georgetown will be whether or not they can find a way to win face-offs. Towson has won 69% of their face-offs this year, good for fifth in the country. On the other hand, the Hoyas have struggled, winning less than 45%. This may limit the number of possessions the Hoyas have, and they are going to need plenty, as the Tigers have given up only fifteen goals, total, in their two games this year. The Hoyas can score, but so can Towson. In the cage, both teams feature first year starters that have played very well, thus far. Junior Tyler Canto has save 65% of shots against this year for the Tigers while Sophomore Owen McElroy has saved 60% for the Hoyas. center_img The Towson offense is led by Sophmore Brody McLean with eight goals on the season and Senior Timmy Monahan with five assists. The Hoyas are led by Senior Daniel Bucaro with seven goals and six assists. Junior Jake Carrraway has also logged six goals. On the defensive end of the field, Towson features Junior Gary Bodden who has caused six turnovers in the Tigers’ first two games. On the other end Georgetown’s Patrick Aslanian who is third in the nation with 3.5 forced turnovers per game. In addition, Towson’s Alex Woodall is second in the nation with twelve ground balls per game. last_img read more

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New Pitt coach Narduzzi starts filling out staff

first_imgPat Narduzzi, the longtime Michigan State defensive coordinator, gestures as he speaks at a news conference in Pittsburgh where he was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. Narduzzi replaces Paul Chryst, who left Pitt last week after three seasons to become the coach at Wisconsin.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi has hired Florida International defensive coordinator Josh Conklin to the same position with the Panthers.Conklin was a finalist for the Broyles Award this season, given to the top assistant coach in college football. Conklin helped FIU finish 35th in the country in total defense in 2014.Andre Powell will join Pitt as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator. Powell spent the last four years at Maryland. Dave Andrews, a former Ohio State tight end, will serve as Pitt’s strength and conditioning coach. Andrews was on staff at Notre Dame before coming to the Panthers.Ben Matthews, who worked with Narduzzi at Michigan State, will serve as the director of football operations.Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Mino Raiola: Paul Pogba will move if the right offer comes in

first_img Pogha, however, has been seduced by the idea of signing for Barcelona, because the Blagurana have more chances to win titles. However, the fact that Barcelona can’t sign him until January 2016 because of the FIFA sanction is a problem, and Juventus too are unconvinced about keeping him for a year and then selling him.  “We have received lots of interest, but still nothing worth ‘marrying'”, said Raiola. “We signed for five years, but if a great offer comes in for Pogba, what will Juventus do?” he said.  Upd. at 11:35 Sport EN 20/04/2015 Mino Raiola, representative of Paul Pogba, who Barcelona want to sign, has said that if “the right offer” comes in, the player will leave Juventus.  Pogba is one of the footballers with the best potential for the future and there are may clubs who want him. One of those is Barcelona, who have initiated first contact through Ariedo Braida, but Manchester City, Chelsea and PSG, who can offer Pogba huge fees. Raiola, who said that he has received “more than 20 calls a day” was asked about the situation of the French international, and said that despite renewing his contract with Juventus, there would be no problem with Pogba moving elsewhere. Juve only will sit to negotiate for €80m or more, a figure which City and PSG will be more comfortable paying, as well as offering Pogba €12m a year in terms of salary.  CESTlast_img read more

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