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March 24, 2019 — The drama continues in Division I

Hey, all. Don’t blink or you will find yourself missing one of the most amazing and competitive seasons in the history of Division I women’s lacrosse.

In the last few days, you saw these scores:

Florida 11, Stony Brook 10
Virginia Tech 17, Louisville 16
Syracuse 10, Notre Dame 9

But in addition, you saw these:

Maryland 18, James Madison 5
Boston College 14, North Carolina 8

The pattern, I think, is changing — but only slightly. While I still think Boston College is the favorite to win the NCAA title and cut out the nets from the goals at Unitas Stadium, don’t count out Maryland, who would be playing its national semifinal and final matches just 46 miles from its campus in College Park.

As for most of the rest of the Top 10? Throw a blanket over them. It’s anyone’s guess which of these teams will survive and advance to the national semifinals in two months. Such is the level of competition this spring.