Daily Archives: March 13, 2011

NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse (4-0) Defeated Denver 10-9 Before Record Barton Stadium Crowd On March 12

A career-high three goals from sophomore attackman Ryan Foley helped the third-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team capture a 10-9 win over No. 14 Denver on Saturday night at Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The win improved the Irish to 4-0 this season.

A Barton Lacrosse Stadium record crowd of 2,547 attended the game. The previous record was 2,376 from Notre Dame’s last visit to the venue (April 4, 2006).

With the scored tied 7-7 midway through the third quarter, Notre Dame used three unanswered goals to claim a 10-7 lead by the end of the period. The surge began with a man-up goal from junior attackman Nicholas Beattie off a pass from Edison Parzanese.

The Irish went up 9-7 with just over four minutes left in the third quarter on goal from freshman attackman Westy Hopkins off a Quinn Cully pass. Colin Igoe’s second goal of the game put Notre Dame up by three (10-7) with 1:29 left in the quarter. Sean Rogers assisted on the Igoe goal. Rogers, a junior midfielder, registered two goals and two assists in the game. Rogers and Hopkins both have a team-high six goals this season.

Two goals from Denver’s Patrick Baxter were the only scores of the fourth quarter. The Pioneers had possession of the ball with less than a minute left in the game but could not even the contest.

Denver (3-2) opened the game with back-to-back scores from Mark Matthews, who had four goals on the night. Foley netted Notre Dame’s first goal with 9:24 remaining in the first quarter, while his classmate Pat Cotter tied the contest (2-2) with 4:15 left in the opening period. Matthews gave Denver a 3-2 lead by the end of the first quarter.

For more:  http://www.und.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/031311aab.html

San Diego High School Girls Lacrosse: Torrey Pines Girls Lacrosse Is Favored To Repeat As CIF-San Diego Champions And Avocado League


Avocado League

There’s little doubt that Torrey Pines is the team to beat this season. The Falcons are coming off their first CIF San Diego Section title and return the section’s player of the year, senior attack Anna Knowles, and their depth doesn’t stop there. Senior midfielder Caroline Boucher is also a returning all-section first-team selection, and Duke-bound center midfielder Katie Trees was a second-team pick. Torrey Pines also boasts diminutive-but-effective senior Carrie Yang, a first-team selection last year, in goal. Put it all together and the Falcons are the early favorite for another title this spring.

Poway appears to be the most likely challenger to the defending champions after losing to Torrey in last year’s semifinals. The Titans bring back a strong lineup led by returning all-section second-team selection Kellie Roddy, a senior goalie. Attack Mackenzie Murray, midfielders Danielle Budde and Taylor Carter and defender Robin Taylor will also be key cogs in the team’s success. Sophomore midfielder Vickie Porter could also be a big contributor.

Ramona enters just its third season with a varsity program, and thus could struggle against some of the Avocado League’s traditional powerhouses. Still, the Bulldogs will look to progress. They will turn to junior attack Nicole Darrough, who scored more than 50 goals last season, to spark their offense. Ramona will also rely on junior attack Stephanie Destefano and senior defender Courtney Robinson for key contributions.

Carlsbad struggled to a two-win season last year, so the Lancers expect improvement in 2011. Senior midfielder Spencer Harden will be the Lancers’ go-to player, and they’ll also build around senior midfielders Danielle Protzeller and Hanna Moore and junior attack Natalie Simpson.

For more:  http://www.nctimes.com/sports/high-school/nct/girls-lacrosse/article_acbbd493-eb70-54bd-8b40-de8d9924888d.html

NCAA Lacrosse: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Post-Game Conference After 11-9 Loss to #2 Virginia (Video)

Head Coach Ben DeLuca, Rob Pannell and Max Feely discuss the Big Red’s 11-9 loss to No. 2 Virginia at the Face-Off Classic.

San Diego High School Boys Lacrosse: La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse Is Top Team In The Avocado League Of The CIF-San Diego Section


Avocado League

La Costa Canyon is without a doubt the class of the CIF San Diego Section, having gone undefeated last season en route to its fourth section championship in four six years. Longtime coach Dallas Hartley has departed, and Jesse Foss hopes to follow successfully in his footsteps. In that vain, he has put together a formidable nonleague schedule with the intent of challenging the Mavericks and ensuring they are sharp when the postseason arrives. LCC’s biggest strength may be its goalie, senior Eric Sanschagrin, who Foss said has committed to Princeton and is described by his coach as the best keeper he has seen on the West Coast. Mike Riis, a senior long-stick midfielder, and senior midfielder/attacker Michael Gennuso will spearhead the offense. Foss is also expecting big contributions from senior middie Nick Scaramella.

Torrey Pines has been to five finals in nine years, but hasn’t won since 2007 and would like nothing better than to knock LCC from its throne this spring. New coach Jono Zissi will lead a talented squad that is headlined by junior attack and returning all-section pick Sean Doyle. Sophomore Lucas Gradinger should also be a threat up front, and senior John Wilson will anchor the midfield. Zissi said the Falcons’ defense is solid throughout.

Carlsbad missed the playoffs last season, and new coach Tyler Bue is expecting better results this season. With an eye on qualifying for the postseason, the Lancers will lean on a trio of seniors with plenty of experience. Midfielders Kendall Strahl and Chris Decaro will be key offensive cogs, and Mark Beyer is the leader of the defense.

San Dieguito Academy is the league’s lone Division II team, so the Mustangs could struggle against the league’s upper echelon. Junior attack Chase Brokaw was an All-Coastal League selection in 2010 and a potential college recruit, coach Nick Borden said. Senior Daniel Knox will anchor the defense of a team with playoff aspirations.

Fallbrook struggled to a 4-10 record in 2010, but is expecting better this season thanks to an experienced roster. Senior attack Erik Jenkin should lead the offense, and senior middie Jared Yeatman will also be a key contributor. Axel Eyer, a senior, could be among the county’s top goalies, and coach Neil Rodden is expecting sophomore midfielder Scott Vancil to provide an offensive spark.

San Marcos is hoping for better results after an 11-6 regular season last year was followed by a first-round playoff loss.

For more:  http://www.nctimes.com/sports/high-school/nct/boys-lacrosse/article_2c72167a-44c3-5791-9d1d-4065e2fb0639.html