The Red Army played its last game of the regular season on Sunday night, and it was far from regular. Completely abnormal to say the least. We went into the 9p.m game undefeated, with a playoff berth already clinched, so our bench was slim based on time and circumstances. The 90 percent humidity made it feel like we were breathing underwater, but these things happen. However, in a tie game, with 9 minutes left to play, one of our defensemen had a questionable hit on a HopLand (yes that's their team name) attackmen. Standard. They start jawing back and forth and eventually get close enough so their birdcages are touching eachother and the verbiage is slowly progressing into language…
Sunday, 19 April 2009 19:00

Celebrity Look-a-Like Feature. Part I

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The Lineup: Alex Sellar. Defensemen. UNH Wildcats & John C. Reilly. Actor. Step Brothers, Talladega Nights. His opponent: James Rubio. Midfield legend. UNH Wildcats & Dimitar Berbatov. Bulgarian Footballer of the Year. Striker. Manchester United. Who ya got?
Monday, 13 April 2009 19:00

'Catnip:Life on The Dot

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“Ground balls win games.” Every coach has said it at one time or another.  And it’s a fact.  The team who comes up with the most GBs is the tougher, grittier team and can fully control the pace of the game through possession time.  No one can argue with that.  However, not all ground balls were created equal.  Uncontested, open-field ground balls still go in the stat book, even if the player dropped the rock himself. There is one part of our great game that has complete power to shift momentum in one fell swoop. That, my friends, is life on the dot.  Face-offs are a vital part of lacrosse that often goes relatively unnoticed.  This lost art has both…
Friday, 10 April 2009 19:00

The Boss is Back...Relax

Written by The Boss
After a short hiatus from blogging due to several factors, I am back in action and hopefully will be back on some sort of regular schedule. I'm drafting the new 'Cat Nip as you read this, so you'll see that early this week. The material has been slow, and I haven't much to let the world know. I'm open for suggestions at all times, which surprisingly, help me more than people with such care to ask "Why haven't you blogged in a while?" In lacrosse news, we lost last night to BU down in the Hub 9-4. Nothing more to say really, we've moved on, and we'll see them again somewhere down the line. To those of you celebrating, The Boss…
Wednesday, 18 March 2009 19:00

‘Cat Nip: Shenanigans, Mullets, and Space Shuttles

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Put 25 teammates from the tundra of New Hampshire, on Spring Break, into three condos in Kissimmee, Florida, and the results will more than likely be entertaining.  The hardest part of blogging about it, however, is deciding which story to lead with.  So, I figure I’ll go chronologically, and enlighten my readers with anything and everything that is fit to print. Saturday morning we practiced at 10, and loaded up the bus looking as fresh as a new can of tennis balls.  Khaki pants, white oxford shirts, a blue tie and blazer were requirements to board.  We rolled through Logan Airport in Boston with palpable amounts of class and tried as hard as we could to continue this trend, but…
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 19:00

‘Cat Nip: Entertainment Right From Your Couch

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Our first conference game this past Saturday served as a preemptive test of several things that may or may not play out this season.  It was our first PCLL Division 1 game, a chance to see how we stacked up against the conference on both sides of the ball.  It was a test to see how we would play at home.  But just beyond the sidelines, it was a test to see what kind of fan base would turn out to see us ‘Cats play. The response was remarkable.  A couple hundred coeds made the trip out to Memorial Field, along with several alumni as well as parents and siblings of all ages.  The atmosphere didn’t seem like that of…
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:00

April Fools Day Commemoration

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In honor of April Fools Day today, I figured I'd post this video and see what people think. It's an older video from a HS quarter final game in which the attacking team successfully pulls off a hidden ball trick. The kid puts the ball in his hand, and when his defenseman turns around he drops it in his stick and takes it to the rack. Of course, I say it's great play, and if you can get away with it then more power to you. Hey, if you're not cheating, you're not trying.
This is the second installment of this feature, in which I will regularly find ridiculous and most likely embarrassing pictures of members on the team, and post them here for the world to see strictly for the humor. The pictures will be accompanied by likely hateful commentary and hopefully several comments from my devoted readers. No one is safe. That is, except me of course.Raised just minutes away, and spending high school career here in Durham, Sammari may as well be a Durhamite himself. (He' takes offense to this, as he makes clear that Lee and Durham are two separate towns.) I legitimately have no idea in what context this photo was taken, but can promise you that it was…
Sunday, 29 March 2009 19:00

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!

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Well, tonight, at around 11:04 EST sophomore Dan Milano sent me a message saying that he was officially the 3,000th visitor of the blog. That's right, this website has been hit over 3,000 times. So, as the boss of this office, I would like to thank everyone who reads this site on a regular basis. Whether it be for information, entertainment, or the ridiculous polls, it is clear that the first season of a UNH Blog is clearly a success. Keep reading, start commenting (it's anonymous!) and soon enough I'll be posting about how our numbers are approaching six-figures.
Friday, 27 March 2009 19:00

UNH Dismantles URI 16-4

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The Wildcats had their first conference matchup of the season on Saturdaydefeating the Rams of URI 16-4 in a performance nothing short of dominant.The game, played on Memorial Field, and in honor of long time lacrosse coach Jim Urquhart, is played every year and the Urquhart Memorial Plaque is immortalized with the name of the game's Most Valuable Player. The trophy has remained in Durham for several years now, and senior captain Mike Violandi added his name to the list after a 8 point performance including 6 goals of his own.
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