There were some big games last week in the SElC D2 lacrosse ranks, which included upsets, almost upsets and blowouts. Scott MacPherson is back on MCLAFan to break it all down for us!
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Charleston (div. 1-1, overall 3-4) – Lost to Palm Beach Atlantic 10-9
Citadel (div. 2-1, overall 3-4) – Did not play
Coastal Carolina (div. 3-0, overall 6-1) – Did not play
UNC-Charlotte (div. 0-2, overall 0-6) – Lost to Appalachian State 17-7
Wofford (div.0-2, over.1-4) – Did not play
Northeast Division Notes: College of Charleston came back from spring break to face a surging Palm Beach Atlantic team that had just buried SCAD the previous day. Add in some rain and a lightning delay, and the Cougars almost pulled off a huge upset. The Cougars went into the 4th quarter tied with the Sailfish but lost the last quarter 5-4. Maybe Charleston can translate this into a SELC Tourney Playoff spot run? UNC-Charlotte continued to take a beating, with a 17-7 loss to Appalachian State.
Appalachian State (div. 0-2, overall 4-3) – Defeated UNC-Charlotte 17-7, Lost to Davidson 14-11
Davidson (div. 2-1, overall 3-5) – Defeated Appalachian State 14-11
Elon (div. 0-0, overall 7-1) – Did not play
Liberty (div. 2-0, overall 6-1) – Did not play
Southern Virginia (div. 0-1, overall 2-4) – Did not play
Northwest Division Notes: That Davidson victory over Appalachian State was huge. It puts Davidson in the SELC Tourney race with a 2-1 division record. The bad news for Davidson? Elon is their final division game. Tough loss for the Mountaineers who are now 0-2 in division and are in a must division win situation.
Florida Gulf Coast (div. 1-0, overall 4-1) – Did not play
Georgia Southern (div. 1-0, overall 3-2) – Defeated Reinhardt 12-5
North Florida (div. 0-3, overall 0-8) – Did not play
Palm Beach Atlantic (div. 1-0, overall 2-4) – On the road, defeated SCAD 21-14 and Charleston 10-9
SCAD (div. 1-1, overall 5-3) – Lost to Palm Beach Atlantic 21-14
Southeast Division Notes: Palm Beach Atlantic probably pulled off the biggest upset of the SELC D2 regular season, and in a big way! At one point PBAU was up 11 on the defending SELC champ BEE’s. I was stunned as the scores scrolled by on twitter! 21 goals on the defending champs and a team that traditionally plays very good defense. As my Swedish co-workers would say in their best “Swinglish” “My shock has not yet left”!
On Sunday, the Sailfish weathered wind, rain, lightning and the College of Charleston, as they defeated the Cougars 10-9. That is one great road trip for the Sailfish. Now, can Palm Beach Atlantic sustain that success, capture a division title and run the table in the SELC Tourney? Can’t wait to see the Sailfish in Johns Creek, GA!
Emory (div. 0-1, overall 0-5) – Did not play
Kennesaw State (div. 0-0, overall 3-4) – Did not play
Reinhardt (div. 1-1, overall 3-5) – Lost to Georgia Southern 12-5 and Tennessee Wesleyan 17-6
Tennessee Wesleyan (div. 1-0, overall 4-3) – Defeated Reinhardt 17-6
Southwest Division Notes: Reinhardt lost two games including a division match with Tennessee Wesleyan. Reinhardt is still in the SELC Tourney playoff picture, but Kennesaw State is their final divisional opponent. Tennessee Wesleyan is 1-0 in division, with Emory up next and seem to be in great position for a SELC Tourney Playoff spot.
-Scott MacPherson @COCKSLAX_REPORT