Daily Archives: March 18, 2011
The Orange, 5-0 for the first time since the 2000 season, is playing archrival Johns Hopkins (5-1) at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Dome.
No. 9 Johns Hopkins already has the advantage of having a full week to prepare for the game, while top-ranked SU played its first of three Tuesday games. Hence the short turnaround to which Desko referred. Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala and offensive coordinator Bobby Benson scouted the 18-13 SU victory but didn’t see much after halftime, as SU emptied its bench midway through the third quarter.
NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse (4-2) Tough Early Schedule Has Team “Conditioned” To Repeat As ECAC Champions
After dropping a 10-9 decision to third-ranked, visiting Notre Dame on Saturday before a record crowd of 2,547 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, the No. 19 Pioneers had to travel east through two time zones to face No. 17 Loyola on Wednesday.
Denver (4-2) surprisingly looked as if it had fresher legs. Loyola looked jet-lagged. And after Denver did a masterful job of milking its effective faceoff game to score five, quick-strike goals and pull away to a 12-8 victory over the Greyhounds, the Pioneers again looked like the team to beat in the ECAC.
Tierney deserves credit for devising the right travel plan. Since Denver is on spring break, Tierney decided the team would fly to Baltimore on Sunday, lighten the intensity of practice early in the week, and stay off of its feet in general.
NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Pacific University (Oregon) Women’s Lacrosse (3-0) Defeated Carthage 11-9 On March 15 (Video)
Highlights from Pacific’s 11-9 women’s lacrosse victory over Carthage on Mar. 15, 2011. It was Pacific’s 2011 home opener.
|3 – 0 – 0||1.000||Won 3||1 – 0 – 0||2 – 0 – 0|
|Sat 2/26||Pacific Play Day #1||Forest Grove||8:00 am|
|Sat 3/5||Pacific Play Day #2||Forest Grove||8:00 am||Cancelled|
|Tue 3/8||Puget Sound||Tacoma, Wash.||6:00 pm||Win 15-13||Stats|
|Sat 3/12||Linfield||Portland, Ore.||12:30 pm||Win 17-8||Stats|
|Tue 3/15||Carthage||Forest Grove||6:00 pm||Win 11-9||Stats|
|Thu 3/17||Morrisville||Forest Grove||4:30 pm|
|Fri 3/18||Fontbonne||Forest Grove||7:00 pm|
|Sun 3/20||Plymouth State||Forest Grove||6:00 pm|
|Tue 3/22||North Central||Forest Grove||noon|
|Thu 3/24||Occidental||Los Angeles, Calif.||7:00 pm|
|Fri 3/25||Whittier||Whittier, Calif.||7:00 pm|
|Mon 3/28||Pomona-Pitzer||Claremont, Calif.||7:00 pm|
|Fri 4/1||Colorado College||Forest Grove||6:00 pm|
|Mon 4/4||Linfield||Forest Grove||6:00 pm|
|Fri 4/8||Puget Sound||Forest Grove||7:00 pm|
|Tue 4/12||Linfield||McMinnville, Ore.||6:00 pm|
Illinois High School Lacrosse: Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley Lacrosse Jr. Attacker Zach Wood Led State In Scoring Past 2 Years; Commits To Virginia
Wood, who plays for the Waubonsie Valley Lacrosse Club, became the first junior in the state of Illinois to ever commit to a high-powered Division I men’s lacrosse team. He gave his commitment to perennial power Virginia.
Metea Valley junior Zach Wood had his eyes on a dream for the longest time.
“I wanted to play big-time Division I lacrosse,” says Wood, who led the state in scoring his first two years, going over the 100-point mark in each campaign.
And he’s going to do just that. Wood, who plays for the Waubonsie Valley Lacrosse Club, became the first junior in the state of Illinois to ever commit to a high-powered Division I men’s lacrosse team. He gave his commitment to perennial power Virginia.
“It’s a big dream come true for me,” he said. “My dad played at the Naval Academy and lacrosse has always kind of been in the family.”
But Wood, who plays club for Elmhurst-based True Lacrosse, readily admits his bags would not be packed for Charlottesville if it had not been for his involvement in the sport outside of high school.
“The club part of lacrosse is probably the biggest part of the recruiting process,” he says. “High school is great to play and it’s competitive, but if it wasn’t for club, I wouldn’t have been recruited. The club scene has really made things more competitive. Club teams are picking kids from all over the state and these clubs are going out to the East Coast to play high-powered teams. Club has helped the sport get more serious in Illinois. It’s changed for the better.”
The club component is one of several wrinkles that have helped the sport continue to gain a foothold in popularity not only in the local area, but in the Midwest region as well
Colorado High School Lacrosse: Air Academy Boys Lacrosse (1-4) Has Faced Early “Stiff Nonconference Competition
The Kadets are paying the price early, but they know that’ll it help out later.
Brighton, Utah’s defending champion, defeated Air Academy 9-7 at Air Academy on Thursday for the Kadets’ third loss in its first four.
Brighton (2-0) returned all but two players from last year’s team that went 14-0.
“We expected to come out here and have a dogfight,” Brighton coach Brandon Horoba said. “That’s what we got. They were pretty much everything, if not more, than what I was expecting.”
|03/10||Wheat Ridge (2-0)||CO Foothil||97.8||5||L||4 –||9|
|03/12||at Chaparral (3-1)||CO DougCo||98.3||3||L||8 –||10|
|03/15||at Mountain Vista (1-2)||CO DougCo||87.3||W||11 –||7|
|03/17||Brighton (2-0)||UT 1 Salt||91.4||L||7 –||9|
|03/29||St. Mary’s HS (0-2)||CO PikesPk||79.9||–|
|04/05||Cheyenne Mountain (3-0)||CO PikesPk||97.2||8||–|
|04/07||at Fountain Valley (0-0)||CO PikesPk||0.0||–|
|04/08||Steamboat Springs (2-1)||CO Mountn||90.2||–|
|04/13||at Lewis Palmer (0-2)||CO PikesPk||84.1||–|
|04/15||at W.J. Palmer (3-0)||CO PikesPk||96.2||–|
|04/16||Highlands Ranch (1-0)||CO DougCo||97.4||7||–|
|04/18||Valor Christian (0-2)||CO So-Sub||83.9||–|
|04/19||at Pueblo West (1-0)||CO PikesPk||96.4||–|
|04/20||Douglas County (0-2)||CO DougCo||81.1||–|
|04/29||Chatfield (1-2)||CO Foothil||86.6||–|
After falling behind 7-4 with 3:35 remaining in the third quarter, the Kadets made it a game. Bradey Hall, Danny Mitchell and Adam Paiement scored goals 3:18 apart, spanning the third and fourth quarters to force a tie.