Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

NCAA Lacrosse: #20 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse (5-2) Is At #2 Virginia On Saturday, March 19


NCAA Lacrosse: #1 Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Hosts #13 Johns Hopkins On Saturday, March 19 At The Dome


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


Denver University men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney did what he could to minimize what could have been an unusually tough road trip for the Pioneers.

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.

Overall Pct. Streak Home Away
3 – 0 – 0 1.000 Won 3 1 – 0 – 0 2 – 0 – 0
Date Opponent Location Time Outcome Stats
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.

Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley Jr. Attacker Zach Wood

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

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110317/sports/703179699/#ixzz1GzUWT8pb

Colorado High School Lacrosse: Air Academy Boys Lacrosse (1-4) Has Faced Early “Stiff Nonconference Competition


First-year Air Academy boys’ lacrosse coach Haven Waller made it a point to challenge his players early in the season. So he scheduled stiff nonconference teams.

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.”

Date Opponent Conference PR Top 10 Score    
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.

For more:  http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/156950957

MCLA Lacrosse: BYU Men’s Lacrosse (7-0) Defeated Colorado 11-7 In Provo, UT On March 12 (Video)