Daily Archives: March 5, 2011

NCAA Lacrosse: #1 Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Virginia 12-10 On March 4 As Jr. Attacker Tim Desko Scores 5 Goals (Video)

Redshirt junior Tim Desko scored a career-best five goals to lead top-ranked Syracuse (3-0) to a 12-10 victory over co-No. 1 Virginia (4-1) at the Carrier Dome on Friday, March 4. Desko scored three of Syracuse’s five second-half goals to propel the Orange to its first regular-season win against the Cavaliers since 2004.

A crowd of 14,340 was on hand to witness the triumph, the largest crowd in college lacrosse this season and the fourth-largest gathering to see a regular-season game in the Dome.

“I like playing in front of big crowds and it was a big game today,” Desko said. “I take whatever I can get (from the defense) and it worked out well today. We did a great job overall as a team.”

While Desko was filling it up on the offensive end, the Orange defense locked down the Cavaliers in the second half. Virginia came into the game averaging more than 16 goals per contest. Syracuse held them to 10 for the game and only two in the final two quarters.

Senior goalie John Galloway was the defensive anchor. He registered nine saves in the contest to pick up his 47th career win, tying Jay Pfeifer’s school record, and matching Pfeifer for the third-most victories by a Division I goaltender in NCAA history.

For more: http://suathletics.syr.edu/news/2011/3/4/MLAX_0304114715.aspx

NCAA Lacrosse: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse (2-2) Loses To Louisville 15-13 On March 4 As Rally Comes Up Short

Four-point efforts from Bina Barrett, Alex Breiner and Jana Drummond was not enough to keep the Oregon lacrosse team’s

Oregon nearly erased a five-goal first-half deficit by pulling within one goal on two occasions, but could not get the tying goal on Friday.

winning streak going as it fell to Louisville, 15-13, on Friday.

Drummond posted her second four-goal game of the season to move into fourth all-time in UO history with 89 career goals while Barrett and Breiner each posted two goals and two assists to lead the Ducks (2-2) offensively. UO also got three-point outings from Jess Drummond (three goals) and Nikki Puszcz (one goal and two assists). UL’s Liz Lovejoy led all players with five goals.

For more:  http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=4427&SPID=251&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205109031&DB_OEM_ID=500

San Diego High School Lacrosse: La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Jesse Foss Look To Continue The Mavericks Dominance In California

The La Costa Canyon High boys lacrosse team went 23-0 last season, won the San Diego Section title, held the state’s No. 1 ranking and the nation’s No. 18 spot, yet the Mavericks still suffered a big loss after the season ended.

Dallas Hartley, who had been the team’s coach for seven of the nine years the sport has been sanctioned by the section, announced he was leaving to become the coach at Orange County’s Chapman College, one of the best programs on the West Coast.

La Costa Canyon, however, isn’t expected to miss a step. Longtime assistant

La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Jesse Foss

coach Jesse Foss has taken over and is trying to continue the school’s dominance in a sport that is more widely played on the East Coast but is gaining popularity out West.

Foss, 32, is passionate about the game. He hails from Long Island, N.Y., one of the nation’s hotbeds of the sport along with Maryland, upstate New York and Pennsylvania.

“Kids in Long Island start very early,” Foss said. “Where most teams around here have one or two guys who can play Division I, every team back there has four or five.”

For more:  http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/05/smooth-transition-lcc-boys-lacrosse/#

Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse (WCLA): Top Games Include #6 UC Santa Barbara Women’s Lacrosse Playing #3 UC Davis And #4 Santa Clara, #12 UCLA At Cal Berkeley Club

There was no movement among the Top 12 teams in this week’s US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (WCLA) Division I Top 20 poll, but some key match-ups among Western Women’s Lacrosse League schools this weekend could lead to some shake-ups next week.

No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (5-2) has the toughest task with a grueling two-game road trip at No. 3 UC Davis and No. 4 Santa Clara. The Gauchos, haven’t played a WCLA game since beating Lindenwood 12-10 on Feb. 20, but played St. John Fisher in a scrimmage on Monday. St. John Fisher, a NCAA Division III school from New York, beat UCSB 16-11 in the game despite six goals from UCSB All-American Ashley Antoon-Algieri.

No. 12 UCLA also has a tough double-dip. The Bruins play at No. 13 Cal Berkeley Club on Saturday and then close the weekend at No. 3 UC Davis.

The UCLA-Cal game should be an interesting one with Cal looking to make a statement in its first year in WCLA Division I. The Bears won the WCLA Division II title last year, and are off to a 6-2 start to the season, but have gone 0-2 in their two games against ranked opponents.

One of the more intriguing games away from the West Coast will be in the Lonestar State, where No. 11 Texas heads to rival Texas A&M. The Longhorns are 8-1 after blowing out Baylor and Trinity last weekend, and they’ve had the upper hand in recent years with their rival. A&M is 3-3 – beating three state rivals and going 0-3 against opponents at the Santa Barbara Shootout.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_women/club/2010-11/news/030411_western_battles_highlight_wcla_weekend_schedule

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