Daily Archives: July 22, 2010
2010 World Lacrosse Championships: “Play-In” Games Feature Italy Defeating Switzerland 7-6, Japan Defeating Netherlands 14-8, And Australia Over Scotland 20-11 (Video)
California Lacrosse Tournaments: 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament To Feature 24 Top Men’s Club Lacrosse Teams Competing July 23-25
The two-weekend fundraising event began July 17-18 with an eight-team U-19 tournament. It concludes with the main event, the Open Tournament, this Friday through Sunday, July 23-25.
“It’s the highest level of lacrosse in this area, perhaps on the West Coast,” said Curt Wegener, who’s been involved in the tournament since it came to Incline in 1994 and has served as the event director since 1997.
Girls Lacrosse Knee Injuries: Girls Have Higher Rate Of ACL Injuries Due To Overreliance On Ligaments To Stop Knee Motion And Must Use And Strengthen Hamstring Muscles More
“The ACL injuries are due to three main differences: the ligament dominance for girls versus muscle strength. Girls have stronger quadricep muscles, but not hamstrings…”
“…Girls contracting the quad much more than the hamstring, so it’s an unbalanced force on the knee.”
Dr. Cynthia LaBella, Medical Director of the Institute for Sports Medicine at Children’s Memorial Hospital: “Girls rely on the skeletal system, their ligaments and their bones, to stop their knee motion.”
In contrast, boys use their muscles to soften the landing and absorb the impact, a lesson Sheila Morrissey learned the hard way after spraining her ankle.
Michael Huxford, Sports Medicine Coordinator of the Institute for Sports Medicine at Children’s Memorial Hospital: “We decided to go after female athletes between the ages of 13 and 18. Why? Because they typically have the majority of ACL tears in athletics, compared to boys playing the same sports.”
Dr. LaBella: “Girls contracting the quad much more than the hamstring, so it’s an unbalanced force on the knee.”
And girls have a dominant leg.
Dr. LaBella: “Girls are much more likely to have one leg slightly stronger than the other, and use that leg more often. Boys are much more likely to have even strength distributed between the two legs.”
Brock Ghelfi Lacrosse Highlight Reel
- Brophy College Prep –
- AZ Burn Elite Orange –
- Phoenix, AZ
In the North High School level make up games, the OC Crush, and Olympian Black had a great day at Tesoro, as each notched a win before eventually drawing in a head-to-head match. The Dino Lax High School team also showed well, narrowly beating the talented SC Starz by a 5-3 count. After an explosive first game, 101 Black MS strove through a tough match-up against OC Starz Grubert winning 6-3. The games kept the 8 game win streak alive, as 101 Black currently sits atop the leaderboard at 8-0.
The Eagles Middle School also performed well in their most recent outing at El Segundo, winning both games while posting up a combined 22 goals against opponents. South Bay MS, OC Wilhelm and Team 27 also went undefeated in weekend action.
In the northern Youth division, 101 West dominated again winning a pair of games in convincing fashion. The PV Sea Kings won a close 1-goal battle with OC Starz Gaynor, before winning their second bout against the SC Starz. OC Arkinson strived ahead of a talented Eagles squad before winning another tough game against South Bay 8-7. Olympian continued their undefeated reign of the Mini division. Olympian won both games including a tough match-up against a talented RC mini team. South Bay and RC Starz each had strong showings, splitting a set of games.
In the Southern bracket on July 11th, Quad Cities High School defended their home turf at Rancho Bernardo, allowing just two combined goals in their dual wins. The RC Starz raised the bar however, shutting out both opponents in their march to the Starz Cup. The Carlsbad Boltz also notched an impressive set of wins, beating a talented Laxdawgs and La Mesa Legends team in Starz Cup play at Ranch Bernardo. RC Silver continues to roll in the southern Middle School division winning out through the last jamboree, while Quad Cities Red continues to knock on the door. The middle school heavyweights went head-to-head this past weekend, and RC Silver prevailed by 8-4 count. There may be an interesting rematch in the making for the upcoming Starz Cup. The Laxdawgs, RC Carolina, and SD Shredderz are also in the mix, winning out through weekend play.