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Feb. 8, 2019 — The start of a difficult road

Today, around 3 p.m. Eastern time, the same ritual will take place in North Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and under the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

It is in these locations where an umpire will stand next to a pair of lacrosse players with their sticks in a ready position, place the ball in the upper third of their sticks, back away, and blow a whistle.

The Division I women’s lacrosse season will begin, and the season begins with a weekend cavalcade of games from coast to coast.

One game, however, jumps out immediately: a matchup between Final Four teams James Madison and North Carolina tomorrow at 3 p.m.

There are others that bear watching this weekend, including tonight’s tilt between Denver and Stanford as well as Saturday’s early game between Virginia and the U.S. Naval Academy. Navy was within a goal of winning itself a Final Four berth a year ago, but could not stop Megan Whittle and the University of Maryland in a taut, tough quarterfinal.

Enjoy the games, folks. The road to Unitas Stadium begins now.

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