Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

Southern California JV Lacrosse Journal: Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse Is 6-0 Heading Into La Costa Canyon Game On Saturday


Dominic Guevara - Head Coach

Foothill JV Head Coach Dominic Guevara was a 6'1" Defenseman For Chapman College

The Foothill Knights JV Boys Lacrosse Team beat Los Alamitos 11-1 on Tuesday and Trabuco Hills 13-1 on Thursday and head into Saturday evening’s showdown with La Costa Canyon in Carlsbad with confidence.
Head Coach Dominic Guevara will need a strong defensive effort to allow Foothill’s middie lines time to match the speed and precision of the Mavericks. In 2008, the Knights Frosh team played La Costa Canyon to a tie at home before being overwhelmed in game 2 in Carlsbad.  The Mavericks will no doubt use their signature defense to make life difficult for Eric Adamson, the Knights top scorer, and the Knights potent attack.  
JV’s game will be at 5:00 pm followed by Varsity’s game at 7:30 pm.
Foothill Knights Defenseman #17 Sean Feeney

Foothill Knights Defenseman #17 Sean Feeney

The Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse Defense, shown here with Defenseman #9 Connor Cummins and Middie #18 Brenton Bader, will need to slow down La Costa Canyon's potent offense on Saturday

The Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse Defense, shown here with Defenseman #9 Connor Cummins and Middie #18 Brenton Bader, will need to slow down La Costa Canyon's potent offense on Saturday

Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse Goalie Zack Schenker
Foothill Knights JV Lacrosse Goalie Zack Schenker, with #19 Chance Cooper, in action against Trabuco Hills Thursday
Foothill JV Lacrosse Attack #12 Andrew Dainko Scoring against Trabuco Hills

Foothill JV Lacrosse Attack #12 Andrew Dainko Scoring against Trabuco Hills

Foothill Knights Attack #33 Eric Adamson

Foothill Knights Attack #33 Eric Adamson shoot against Trabuco Hills

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse On Television: Upcoming Schedule For April And May 2009


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Men’s Division I Games
Date and Day Time Match-up (and location) Network(s)
Mar 28, Saturday 12:00 pm Maryland at Virginia ESPN2
  12:00 pm Syracuse at Loyola ESPNU, WMAR
  1:00 pm Navy at Georgetown MASN
  2:00 pm Johns Hopkins at North Carolina ESPNU
  3:00 pm Towson at Drexel CSN
Delay: 3/29 2:00 pm
Mar 29, Sunday 1:00 pm Army at Colgate TW26
Apr 3, Friday 7:00 pm Maryland at Navy CBSC
Apr 4, Saturday 12:00 pm Albany at Johns Hopkins WMAR
Delay: ESPNU 9:00 pm
  12:00 pm Virginia vs. North Carolina at Giants Stadium ESPNU
  2:30 pm Syracuse vs. Princeton at Giants Stadium ESPNU
Apr 7, Tuesday 7:00 pm Cornell at Syracuse TW26
Apr 11, Saturday 11:30 am Army vs. Navy at M&T Stadium ESPNU
  1:00 pm Hofstra at Towson WMAR
Delay: ESPNU 10:00 pm
  2:00 pm Johns Hopkins vs. Maryland at M&T Stadium ESPNU
  3:00 pm Villanova at Drexel CSN?
  3:30 pm Rutgers at Syracuse TW26
  4:00 pm Virginia at Duke ESPN2
Apr 17, Friday 7:00 pm Albany at Syracuse TW26
Apr 18, Saturday 12:00 pm Dartmouth at Virginia CBSC
  1:00 pm Bucknell at Colgate TW26
  2:00 pm Navy at Johns Hopkins ESPNU, WMAR
  2:30 pm Army at Duke CBSC
Apr 22, Wednesday 7:30 pm Johns Hopkins at Towson CSN
Apr 24, Friday 3:00 pm Patriot League SF#1 CBSC
  5:45 pm Patriot League SF#2 CBSC
Apr 25, Saturday 1:00 pm Vermont at UMBC ESPNU, WMAR
  1:30 pm Syracuse at Massachusetts CBSC
  3:00 pm Delaware at Drexel CSN
Apr 26, Sunday 3:00 pm Patriot League Final CBSC
May 2, Saturday 1:00 pm Loyola at Johns Hopkins ESPNU, WMAR
  2:00 pm Colgate at Syracuse TW26
May 9, Saturday 12:00 pm NCAA First Round ESPNU
  2:30 pm NCAA First Round ESPNU
  5:00 pm NCAA First Round ESPNU
  7:30 pm NCAA First Round ESPNU
May 10, Sunday 12:00 pm NCAA First Round ESPNU
  2:30 pm NCAA First Round ESPNU
  5:00 pm NCAA First Round ESPNU
  7:30 pm NCAA First Round ESPNU
May 16, Saturday 12:00 pm NCAA Quarterfinal ESPNU
  2:30 pm NCAA Quarterfinal ESPNU
May 17, Sunday 12:00 pm NCAA Quarterfinal ESPNU
  2:30 pm NCAA Quarterfinal ESPNU
May 23, Saturday 12:00 pm NCAA Semifinal ESPN2/HD, ESPN360
  2:30 pm NCAA Semifinal ESPN2/HD, ESPN360
May 25, Monday 1:00 pm NCAA Championship ESPN/HD, ESPN360

Best Of High School Boys Lacrosse (Video): Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada) Defeated Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Maryland) 14-11 On March 14


Patrick Fanshaw scored six times, Jason McFadden scored three times and assisted on a fourth goal, and Tony Rossi had four assists for Calvert Hall, but their efforts were not enough to overcome a tough, talented team in The Hill Academy of Ontario, Canada.

“Their team is made up of the best of the best in Canadian athletes. They’re big, strong, and very talented. We scheduled them because we knew that they would give us a good game, make us work for everything that we got, and we were right,” said Calvert Hall coach Bryan Kelly.

“We played hard, but we just didn’t do things we needed to do to win the game, and Hill Academy did,” Kelly said. “We gave up to much transition and we didn’t execute well on EMO. We have some things to work on.”

http://www.digitalsports.com/article/type/organization/typeid/66743/id/57459.aspx

California College Lacrosse (Video): Notre Dame de Namur Men’s Lacrosse Loses 5-4 To Molloy College (NY)


March 17 – The Notre Dame de Namur lacrosse team suffered their first loss of the season with a 5-4 nail biter against #6 Molloy.  The Argos and Lions battled back and forth all game long with neither team holding more than a one goal advantage.

The first period saw a combined 14 shots and zero goals as the two goalie combined to make five saves.  In the second, Molloy got on the board at 11:28 when Tom Brewer took a feed from Keith Galante for the games first goal.  NDNU responded a few minutes later when Greg Bearson shook a defender and knotted the score at 1-1. 

Bearson led NDNU with three points on two goals and an assist while Kimbrough added a pair of goals.  Coric made 14 saves for NDNU, including several big saves in the second half.

Brewer netted a hat trick for the Lions while Galante finished with a goal and an assist.  Humann made six saves for Molloy, three of which came in the third. 

http://www.ndnu.edu/athletics/mens-sports/mens-lacrosse/default.aspx

California High School Lacrosse Scores From March 26


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Boys High School Results
CA Acalanes 14, Clayton Valley 3
CA Berkeley 16, Bishop O’Dowd 5
CA Culver City 12, Oak Park 11
CA El Toro 9, Woodbridge 3
CA Foothill-Santa Ana 18, Trabuco Hills 2
CA Granite Hills 9, Santana 6
CA Grossmont 15, Monte Vista-Spg Valley 8
CA Hilltop 11, Montgomery 6
CA La Jolla HS 6, Bishop’s School 5
CA Las Lomas 10, Campolindo 2
CA Los Alamitos 15, Esperanza 1
CA Otay Ranch 18, Chula Vista 0
CA Santa Margarita Cath 16, Anaheim Servite 3
CA South Gate 11, Birmingham 3
CA Valhalla 15, El Capitan 2
Girls High School Results
CA Los Alamitos 17, Sage Hill 5
CA Redondo Union 9, Palos Verdes 8 (OT)

http://www.laxpower.com/common/scoreboard.php

 

 

 

San Diego High School Lacrosse Profile: Coronado High School Boy’s Lacrosse Bobby Braun Plays Key Role In Victory Over St. Ignatius


Coronado attackman Bobby Braun in action against St. Ignatius. Braun netted two goals and two assists, helping the Islanders to a 7-6 win that snapped the Wildcats' unbeaten run in California boys' lacrosse.

Coronado attackman Bobby Braun in action against St. Ignatius. Braun netted two goals and two assists, helping the Islanders to a 7-6 win that snapped the Wildcats' unbeaten run in California boys' lacrosse.

(From Lacrosse Magazine Article) 

Coronado followed its win over St. Ignatius with a 9-5 victory Wednesday over San Diego rival La Costa Canyon. The Islanders are 3-0 heading into their game next Tuesday at Serra.

 Bobby Braun, a senior attackman from Coronado High School in San Diego, Calif. Braun is likely headed to Santa Barbara City College next year and isn’t sure yet about playing lacrosse there.

Braun played a big role in Coronado’s landmark 7-6 victory over St. Ignatius Prep last Saturday. He got two goals and two assists, having a hand in all three of his team’s second-half goals in the victory. Coronado had a 4-3 halftime lead. Braun scored the fifth and sixth goals and assisted on the seventh as the Islanders held on for the victory.

Actually, this is a game that a lot of people noticed. St. Ignatius had not lost to a team from California since Danville Monte Vista handed it a 12-8 loss on April 4, 2006, according to westsidelax.com. Coronado looked like it was going to run away with this game, jumping out to a 7-3 lead in the second half, but the Islanders had to hold on, as St. Ignatius made a late run. The Wildcats held Coronado scoreless after about midway through the third quarter and got the game’s final three goals. St. Ignatius cut the lead to one with 31 seconds left, but Braun’s Islanders did not break. The victory sparked a huge celebration to the side of the Coronado cage. A large mass of Islanders formed a circle, jumping up and down and screaming. Braun scored the two key goals late and added two assists, all of which proved to be crucial .

“A lot of people were saying St. Ignatius can’t be beat, but we think we have a shot going into any game. We’re kind of a scrappy team, [working on] winning the ground balls, riding well and playing physical. It was a huge win for us and allows us to be more confident against our San Diego opponents. We are a team that focuses on one game at a time, putting forth all we have as a team, quarter by quarter. This win allowed our younger players to see how we measure up in California high school lacrosse. We were extremely excited to have stopped St. Ignatius’ California winning streak. It was great for our senior classmen because we had never beaten them, and we start out every season with a game against them.”

http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2008-09/news/032609_bigshots_braun

Lacrosse In Los Angeles: Birmingham High School Girls Lacrosse Team Plays Eight-Game Season As Lacrosse Becomes CIF Certified In Los Angeles Section


 

birminghamhighschoolWhy all this history? Because lacrosse is a brand new sport, not only at Birmingham, but also for the entire Los Angeles section. The humongous school district’s 107-school CIF section is certifying lacrosse for the first time this year, but not a lot of schools are taking advantage of it.

 

The Birmingham High School girls lacrosse team plays tomorrow, and while a big crowd is not expected, the result could be history-making. The Patriots could put together the first two-game win streak in school history.

The first win came on Tuesday, a home game against Jordan High School. April Lorenzo scored four goals to lead the 8-2 win, which was itself even more historic–it was the first-ever win in school history. A two-game win streak would bring Birmingham back to .500 for, you guessed it, the first time in school history.

Birmingham head coach Deirdre Butler says her Patriots will only play four teams: Huntington Park, Pacific Pallisades, Jordan and Manual Arts. They’ll play each of the four schools twice, and then the eight-game season will be over.

There will be no playoffs, according to Jo Ann Heller, the LA section teacher-advisor overseeing the new sport. Just the eight-game season, for now. Time will tell how quickly lacrosse catches on. Certainly, it has caught on everywhere else, including Northern California. But Los Angeles has shown that it can resist nationwide obsessions, and one wonders which will happen first: a Los Angeles city section lacrosse playoff championship, or a Los Angeles NFL franchise?

Date Time   Opponent Result
3/10/09 TBA vs. Palisades (Pacific ) Report Score
3/13/09 TBA vs. Huntington Park) 5-4 (W)
3/24/09 3:00 PM @ Jordan (Los Angeles 9-1 (W)
3/30/09 3:00 PM vs. Jordan (Los Angeles Pregame
4/03/09 3:00 PM vs. Manual Arts  * Pregame
4/14/09 TBA @ Huntington Pregame
4/16/09 TBA vs. Palisades  Pregame
4/29/09 4:00 PM @ Palisades Pregame
5/04/09 3:00 PM @ Manual Arts  Pregame