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California High School Lacrosse Scores For April 6


High School Boys

CA Anaheim Servite 13, Irvine HS 3
CA Archbishop Mitty 7, Burlingame 6
CA Fallbrook 13, La Jolla Cou Day 8
CA Mountain View 5, Sacred Heart Prep 4 (OT)
CA Woodbridge 13, University Irvine 3

High School Girls

CA St. Ignatius Prep, CA 18, Granada 5

Cal Berkeley Men’s Lacrosse (11-1) Defeats #6 Cal Poly 10-9 In Overtime

calberkeleymenslacrosse1Senior attackman Andrew Whitney scored the game-winning goal with 2:23 remaining in overtime to give No. 10 California a thrilling 10-9 victory over No. 6 Cal Poly in an MCLA Division I Western Collegiate Lacrosse League game Saturday afternoon.

Whitney took a pass from senior attackman Ricky Pentella before he weaved through traffic and scored from just off the crease on a man-up advantage to put the Golden Bears (11-1, 4-0 WCLL) into a first-place tie with Stanford in the conference. Whitney finished with a game-high five points on a goal and four assists.

Pentella added four points on two goals and two assists, senior attackman David Parker had three points on a goal and two assists and freshman middie Dorian Farhang and sophomore middie Adam Wagoner each scored twice for California, which won its third one-goal conference game of the season.

Junior middie Luke Langon and sophomore middie Andrew Kilduff had a goal apiece to round out the scoring for the Golden Bears, who have also beaten Sonoma State (13-12) and Santa Clara (10-9) by one-goal margins.

Defensively, sophomore goalie Forrest Cheney saved 10 shots and made two crucial plays in overtime.

In defeat, Colin Mason scored three goals and dished an assist for Cal Poly (6-2, 2-2), which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

With the game tied, 9-9, in overtime, Cheney made a one-on-one save to keep the Golden Bears alive, then drew a penalty as he chased the ball out of bounds.

Whitney’s game-winner came on the ensuing extra-man advantage.

“It’s huge,” California head coach Dan Nourse said. “It puts us in control of the WCLL. As I told the boys afterward, I will never challenge their character.”


Jan 31 UC Davis * 17 – 12 W
Feb 7 Dominican  22 – 3 W
Feb 14 Oregon State  15 – 5 W
Feb 15 USC  10 – 3 W
Feb 21 U of San Diego  14 – 6 W
Feb 28 Sonoma State* 13-12 W
Mar 6 Santa Clara * 10-9 W
Mar 13 St. Mary’s  20-1 W
Mar 21 UCLA 13-7 W
Mar 22 Chapman 8-20 L
Mar 25 Boise State  11-6 W
Apr 4 Cal Poly * 10-9 (ot) W
Apr 11 U of Nevada *    
Apr 12 Chico State*    
Apr 18 San Jose State *    
Apr 25 Stanford*


California High School Lacrosse Game Of The Week: #4 De La Salle Boys Lacrosse To Face #2 St. Ignatius Prep On Saturday

De La Salle High's #17 Sean Mullin, left, tries to get past Amador Valley High's #3 Matt Banahan, right, during their East Bay Athletic League lacrosse game in Pleasanton, Calif., on Friday, March 27, 2009. ( Doug Duran/Staff)

De La Salle High's #17 Sean Mullin, left, tries to get past Amador Valley High's #3 Matt Banahan, right, during their East Bay Athletic League lacrosse game in Pleasanton, Calif., on Friday, March 27, 2009. ( Doug Duran/Staff)

Considering how competitive the East Bay Athletic League is, you would think De La Salle High School would want to take a breather when it plays non-league games.

But not this Saturday.

The Spartans will host perhaps the most talented, and one of the best teams in the state, in St. Ignatius Prep. The Wildcats are 10-1 and ranked No. 2 in the state of California by Westside lax.com. The Spartans are ranked at No. 4 in the state and are the top team in the Bay Area News Group’s Boys Lacrosse rankings.

Both teams have one loss, with the Spartans checking in at 8-1. Both schools lost to the same team.

De La Salle lost to Coronado 10-8 on the road on March 13, and St. Ignatius lost to the same Coronado team, 7-6, on March 21. Coronado is currently unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in the state.

“It’s definitely a rivalry game between two Catholic schools,” De La Salle coach Bob O’Meara said. “We schedule it during holy week and we make a big deal of it. It’s definitely a big game because we’re both sitting in Northern California with one loss to the same team.”

The Spartans will probably need big games out of their top scorers, Harrison Cooper, Sean Mullin and Andrew Bruce. These three are among the best players in the NCS.

“We need everyone to play well,” O’Meara said. “It’s one of those games where every mistake you make will cost you. We need our offense to put away opportunities and we

can’t turn the ball over.”

The Wildcats have three of the top 25 ranked players in the country in attackman Billy Mattimore, middie Carlton Fisher and attackman Will Fredericks. Mattimore is heading to Bucknell, Fisher to Lehigh and Mattimore to Loyola of Maryland.

“They’re stacked with talent,” O’Meara said. “We’re definitely the underdog, but we have something to prove and we’ll put everything we’ve got into it.”

Face-off time is at 3 p.m., and just about any big high school lacrosse fan should be there to see two fantastic teams square off.

There will be a charge of $5 for adults and $3 for kids as the teams are combining to raise money for the Lacrosse for Life program, an after school mentoring and lacrosse program for underprivileged youth.


Cal State Fullerton Men’s Lacrosse (10-2) Beats Occidental 24-7 And St. Mary’s 14-9 Over Weekend As Southwestern Lacrosse Tournament Approaches

calstatefullertonmenslacrosseThe No.11 Cal State Fullerton lacrosse club won both its games during Spring Break crushing Occidental College 24-7 and defeating St. Mary’s 14-9.

The wins push the Titans record to 10-2 with the Southwestern Lacrosse Tournament approaching.

“We have a lot of momentum going for us right now,” goalie Ozhan Kashkooli said. “We are really confident.”

The Titans resumed practice over Spring Break after blowing out Occidental to prepare for a non-conference match up with St. Mary’s College at CSUF.

The Gaels were looking for the upset early on as they drew first blood scoring the games first goal off of a fast break.

CSUF responded with two goals, but solid defensive play by St. Mary’s slowed down the Titans offensive attack in the first quarter.

St. Mary’s transition game caught the Titans off-guard and allowed the Gaels to put in a couple of easy goals in the second quarter.

“After we gave up some fluke goals, our defense really tightened up,” Kashkooli said

The Titans tempo picked up when attackmen Mike Ansel, Chasen Cameron and JR Grubert woke up the offense as both teams exchanged goals to end the half 7-7.

Ansel finished with five goals and four assists while Cameron and Grubert each added three goals.

Midfielder Kyle Smith continued his dominant face-off play, in addition to sneaking a fall-away goal, denying the Gaels any fast break advantage for the rest of the game.

CSUF took the lead at the start of the second half netting four goals and never looked back.

The Titans had zero penalties in the first half but made a couple of errors in the second, however, the man-down defense continued it’s solid play this season holding off any extra man opportunity.

Defense would prove to be the answer in the second half with goalie Kashkooli stopping 20 shots and only allowing 9 goals in the game.


“Our defense really stepped up,” long-stick midfielfer Rick Martinez said. “All our credit should go to our defense and it all starts with Ozhan. He played great.”

The defense dominated the ground ball play as defensemen Jordan Michaels, Deron Hansen, Ryne Olson and Martinez were vacuums picking up any opportunity.

“In the second half, we started to do exactly what we practiced and because of that we were able to pull away with the victory,” Smith said.

March 27, the Titans traveled to Los Angeles to take on the Occidental Tigers.

Sophomore goalie Patrick Schwarz got the start in net making 13 saves in the game.

Smith dominated the face offs winning 24-of-28, helping jump start a quick fast break that allowed attackman Ansel to score within the first few seconds of play.

“This was probably one of my best games of the season. I did really well in the face-offs and scored three goals but it was a good overall team effort,” Smith said.

Ansel scored five of his 10 goals in the first period.

The defense roughed up a scrappy Tiger offense holding them to four goals in the first half as the high powered Titan offense continued their onslaught taking a commanding 15-4 lead into the half.

Multiple players found the back of the net for the Titans. Senior attackman Jimmy Lin scored three goals and added four assists while fellow attackman Cameron added two goals and two assists.

The Titan bench saw much action in the second half with attackman Brandon McDonald scoring two goals and sophomore Grubert contributed one goal and one assist.

The midfield unit was relentless with Smith scoring three goals, Jesse Luchansky scoring two goals and two assists and Adam Levoy adding a goal.

“We had a lot of goals from a variety of different players,” Smith said.

CSUF outscored Occidental 9-3 in the second half on their way to victory.

“They are a team in the rebuilding stage and we are a team that is already built,” Ansel said.

With the win the Titans improve to 10-2 overall and are ranked the highest of any team in the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference, getting bumped up to No. 11 in the nation.

The Titans continue this Friday at 7 p.m. at Titan Stadium when they take on the Pepperdine Waves in a conference match up that will determine the seeding in the conference tournament.