Daily Archives: February 15, 2011

Legendary Johns Hopkins Lacrosse “Homewood Field” Stadium, Built In 1906, To Add New “Cordish Lacrosse Center” (Video)

Highlights of the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Department’s press conference announcing plans the new Cordish Lacrosse Center. Speakers include: JHU President Ron Daniels; JHU Director of Athletics and Recreation, Tom Calder; JHU Mens Lacrosse Head Coach, Dave Pietramala; JHU Womens Lacrosse Head Coach Janine Tucker.

MCLA Lacrosse: Cal State Fullerton Men’s Lacrosse (1-1) Loses To UCLA 14-8; Play Utah Valley And Westminster On Feb 18-19

Mental mistakes and poor fundamentals erased an early lead for the Cal State Fullerton men’s lacrosse club against UCLA Sunday, as the Bruins outscored the Titans 14-8.

Titan junior midfielder Adam Noel runs upfield with the ball to take a shot on goal. Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Daily Titan.

The game started out on a high note for the Titans as senior attacker Mike Ansel scored two goals on fastbreaks in the opening minutes of the game.

“I think we got too cocky. We just thought we could run all over them,” said Andrew Hauke, a senior midfielder. “We thought we could go one-on-one to be honest and lost sight of that team aspect.”

UCLA capitalized on the Titans’ mistakes all afternoon. Two separate penalties in the first quarter allowed the visiting Bruins to score four unanswered goals and take a lead they’d never relinquish.

The second quarter didn’t go any better for CSUF as the Bruins added three more goals; continued penalties and turnovers cut short any scoring opportunities the Titans had.

“We tried to force the ball a lot,” said Titan Head Coach Kyle Morrison.

The loss dropped the Division II Titans to 1-1 overall, splitting the back-to-back games against Div. I opponents.

“We want to work on possessing the ball more and communication on both offense and defense,” Kappeler said after the game.

After their road trip the Titans return home to play against Long Beach State Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. Long Beach is currently 2-0 and coming off a 30-0 win against Marymount College.

For more: http://www.dailytitan.com/2011/02/15/mens-lacrosse-vs-ucla/

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: #3 North Carolina Men’s Lacrosse (1-0) Plays Ohio State (2-0) On Feb 19 At Ohio Stadium

With a  favorable weather forecast, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will host No. 3 North Carolina at noon Saturday outside in Ohio Stadium. Tickets to the game can be purchased ahead of time or at the gate on game day. 

The Buckeyes are 2-0 on the year after wins over Detroit (4-3) and Mercer (20-2) last week. North Carolina began its season with a 14-11 win at home over Robert Morris last week. 
For fans who are unable to make it to campus for the game, the contest will be webcast for a fee through Buckeye Vision on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. The audio-only feed will be on OhioStateSports.net for free. Live stats can be linked from the men’s lacrosse schedule page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com and in-game updates will be on Twitter @OhioState_MLAX as well.

MCLA Men’s Lacrosse: The #1 Michigan Men’s Lacrosse “Offense” And #2 Arizona State “Defense” Are At Center Of 2011 MCLA Championship Debate

“Our offense is ahead of where it was last year and our defense is behind,” said Michigan coach John Paul. “Faceoffs? We’re still trying to figure that out.”

“With having Dylan [Westfall] in the goal and some of those D guys back, I think we can take advantage of that group,” said Arizona State coach Chris Malone. “But this is the first year starting for two of my attackmen. We’ve got to make sure the new guys understand the situation and know when to hold onto it and know when to make a play. We’re not going to get away from running, but we may slow it down more than we have in the past.”

Michigan’s 12-11 victory over Arizona State in last year’s MCLA championship game was a primer in conflicting approaches and, oddly enough, it may provide a photo in negative of what we should expect from the two teams this spring.

With the start of the season for both teams just a week away, the script has flipped.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/blogs/coyne/021411_making_sense_mcla_finalists_flip_the_script

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2011 Team Guide


NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Will Feature “Firepower” On Offense With Experienced Attackers And Middies

This season, the team returns a core group of offensive players, including Preseason All-Americans Alex Demopoulos (36 goals, 24 assists) and Mark Matthews (38 goals, 11 assists).

In addition to the junior attackmen, the team returns firepower on the offensive end in the form of senior mid-fielder Andrew Lay (12 goals, 5 assists) and senior attackman Todd Baxter (13 goals, 9 assists).

In year one of the Bill Tierney era, the DU men’s lacrosse team finished their conference schedule undefeated and claimed the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s regular season championship.

Despite winning their last nine games in the regular season, the Pioneers (12-5, 7-0 ECAC) fell short in the NCAA Division I men’s tournament, losing 9-7 on May 15, 2010 to Stony Brook in the first round.

“We can score goals,” said Tierney when citing why he is confident in this years team. “We can push the ball, score goals in transition and take advantage of mismatches. It’s nice knowing that we have a senior like Todd Baxter leading our offensive group.”

For more:  http://www.duclarion.com/sports/men-s-lacrosse-hopes-for-deeper-run-1.1980199

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Navy Men’s Lacrosse Defeated VMI 14-8 On Feb 12 (Video)

Navy freshman attackman Sam Jones (Annapolis, Md.) made his debut in front of his hometown crowd a memorable one, scoring five goals to lead the Navy men’s lacrosse team to a 14-8 victory over VMI in both teams’ opener Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.  The five goals by Jones are the most by a Navy player since Taylor Harris unleashed for six against Holy Corss on March 26, 2006, and ties as the second-most goals by a Mid during head coach Richie Meade’s 17-year tenure at the Academy.