Daily Archives: March 26, 2010

Western College Women’s Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Loses To #2 Maryland 20-8 On March 25

No. 8 Stanford went on the road Thursday to face one of the top program’s in the nation in No. 2 Maryland. The Terrapins proved to be too much for Stanford, defeating the Cardinal, 20-8.

Julie Christy had a pair of goals for Stanford.

The Cardinal jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Julie Christy. Leslie Foard assisted Christy on the goal and Stanford had the lead just 1:17 into the game. The lead did not last long, however, as Maryland responded with a goal 39 seconds later.

The Terrapins then continued with a run of 10 straight goals. Maryland won 12 of 18 first-half draw controls to control possession for much of the half. The Terps also outshot Stanford 28-6 in the half.

The Cardinal finally ended the run with five minutes remaining in the half. Dana Lindsay found Emilie Boeri for a goal that ended the Stanford scoreless streak at 23:43.

The two teams traded goals the rest of the half as Karen Nesbitt and Lindsay also tallied goals for Stanford. The Cardinal entered the locker room trailing, 13-4.

Stanford began the second half with a small streak of its own, scoring three consecutive goals. Christy scored her second goal of the game, again assisted by Foard. Sarah Flynn followed with a pair of unassisted goals and Stanford crept back within six, 13-7.

From there, Maryland got back on a roll, scoring seven straight goals to push the lead to 20-7.

Leslie Foard tallied a goal in the final minute, but it was far too late as Stanford fell 20-8. The Cardinal were outshot 43-16 for the game.


Northern California High School Boys Lacrosse: San Ramon Valley Boys Lacrosse (4-1) Is Playing Top-Level Lacrosse In 2010 With Wins Over University And St. Ignatius

San Ramon Valley High School barely broke over .500 last year with a disappointing 11-10 record. This season, they have opened up with four wins, the most prevailing of which being last Wednesday against ’09’s California Central Coast CIF Champions, St. Ignatius. The San Ramon Wolves hadn’t seen a win against the Wildcats since March 30th of ’05.

Date Opponent Result
2/26 at Miramonte   W, 17-9
3/06 at Redwood   W, 17-6
3/09 UNIVERSITY SF   W, 7-3
3/23 at De LaSalle   L,  17-10
3/26 at Livermore    
4/01 at Acalanes    
4/02 at Granada    
4/16 FOOTHILL    
4/23 DE LASALLE    
4/27 LIVERMORE    
4/30 at Amador Valley    
5/04 GRANADA    
5/07 at California    
5/11 at Foothill    
5/14 at Monte Vista/Danville    
Coach: Peter Worstell

San Ramon Valley plays in California’s North Coast Section and as of the March 23 they received their first defeat to conference foe and last year’s section champion, De LaSalle. Peter Worstell is the head coach for the Wolves and has been able to guide his guys to a great start and what will hopefully continue to be a fulfilling spring season.

San Ramon Valley Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Peter Worstell.

How is the season going so far for the team?

Ahh, you’re catching us at a bad time because we lost to LaSalle last night but last week these guys accomplished something incredible. Not to take that away from them but we had a rough one with LaSalle. We were a big fat juicy apple to them and that’s the reason that they are NCS (North Coast Section) Champions. But I take absolute full responsibility for us not being able to put back to back big wins together, that’s on the head coach and I take responsibility for that loss.

Who are the guys leading the way for the Wolves?

Ross Rudow (midfield), Ryan Slee (defense), and Andrew Nuss (defense) are my senior captains and a lot of the responsibility falls on them.

5 of the 10 starters are sophomores and freshman and they are on varsity for a reason and they know that they have a burden to carry.

Michael Tagliaferri and Patrick Worstell made all league last season and they have been to the Sophomore Blue Chip and California Gold after their freshman year and got invited back again for both this year. As freshman they really created names for themselves. The other underclassman starters for me are Jordan Weiss, Zach Kline and Camrom Bowlby who is our freshman goalie, are all very talented and they too will be attending California Gold along with Michael and Patrick.  

How is Ross Rudow looking for you this spring?

He is doing real well and you certainly lean on your senior leadership and we have a great group of guys. Ross is going to Cornell next year so we look for a lot from him.

How do you think the depth of your squad made it possible to get a win over State Champion St. Ignatius?

Despite our young arsenal they (sophmores) have a year of varsity ball under their belt and we knew that last year we had something special. I have to give credit to St. Ignatius for being the power house that they are though. This is an opportunity to play the best and it’s hard to stay on top for so long and I give them credit for doing it.

What are some up coming games that will prove to be challenging for your team this spring?

Ya know, this is the toughest league in northern Cal. We are like lions eating our young over here. We see each other two, in some cases, three times during the season and on any given night there is no wiggle room to not show up. If you want to add value to your schedule you have to play North Cal. teams.

Do you have any other guys that will be playing collegiate ball in the future?

Ryan Slee is going to play club ball at Oregon next fall and Nuss is entertaining offers from Cal Berkley right now as well as some other schools.

San Ramon Valley returns to action this Friday as they face a 6-1 Livermore team. They will look to see De LaSalle in late April to see if they can redeem their first loss of the season and continue on to contend for a North California State Championship.

College Women’s Lacrosse Skills: Team USA Star Lindsey Munday Demonstrates Shooting Skills On The Crease (Videos)

From Lacrosse Magazine’s “Your Edge” series, Team USA star Lindsey Munday demonstrates how she likes to set herself up for a sweet finish on the crease.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Profile: North Carolina Men’s Lacrosse Attacker #2 Thomas Wood In Action Against Duke March 10 (Video)

UNC vs Duke March 10, 2010