The first game, against Monmouth, is "introductions". It will be the first glimpse of the 16th-tanks Mountain Hawks, also has a local flavor, as the Hawks are relatively close by in West Long Branch, NJ.
The second game, against Central Connecticut State, is "bullseye". The Blue Devils, opening their newly-renovated stadium, will see Lehigh in what's likely to be the biggest crowd ever on the New Britain campus.
The third game, against Princeton, is "bragging rights". Locally, many high-academic recruits are asked to pick either Lehigh or Princeton, and wins against the Ivy League have a special, backyard feel to them.
But this game against Liberty unquestionably has as its theme: "national". It's going to be the one game, most likely, that the Mountain Hawks will be able to showcase their program to not just the Northeast, but the entire country.
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