Daily Archives: March 24, 2011

NCAA Lacrosse: The Fourth Annual “Showdown In The Shoe” Features Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Taking On Fairfield On April 23 In Ohio Stadium

The fourth annual Showdown in the Shoe features the Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse team taking on Fairfield on April 23 in Ohio Stadium. The ECAC Lacrosse League game will begin at 11 a.m. and precedes the Ohio State football spring game.

Western High School Lacrosse: #1 La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse (CA, 4-0) Defeated Arapahoe (CO) 11-10 March 23 For 27th Straight Win

The La Costa Canyon High boys lacrosse team saw what appeared to be a laugher turn into a nail-biter before holding on for a narrow victory.

The Mavericks built a six-goal lead over Littleton (Colo.) Arapahoe before hanging on for an 11-10 victory in a matchup of two of the best high school lacrosse programs in the West on Wednesday night.

The win was the Mavericks’ 27th straight.

“I’m glad we got a win,” La Costa coach Jesse Foss said. “I don’t feel good about having to hang on. That shouldn’t have happened. We’ll correct those wrongs.”

The Mavericks (4-0), who entered the week ranked No. 3 in the Western United States and No. 1 in California by WestSideLax.com, took a 7-2 lead into the second half, and junior Brendan Gaughan made it 8-2 10 seconds into the third quarter.

But Arapahoe (1-1), ranked fourth in the West and second in Colorado at the start of the week, scored four straight goals to cut the deficit to two.

“It’s a game of streaks,” Arapahoe coach Guy Cerasoli said. “We came out slow, and they came out firing on all cylinders. We got into the locker room at halftime and let the guys know, ‘Hey, listen, we’re still in this. Five goals is not a really big deficit. We can overcome that. Just keep our nose to the grindstone.’

“We were getting a lot of looks, but their goalie was just coming up big. He was standing on his head in the first half. They started falling for us in the second.”

The teams traded goals the rest of the third period, and the Warriors scored three minutes into the fourth quarter to get within 11-10, but neither team scored again.

For more:  http://www.nctimes.com/sports/high-school/nct/boys-lacrosse/article_221098f5-48a0-579e-bdd0-b0555356d8b9.html

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse (5-2) Hosts Air Force (2-5) On March 26

Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Rankings: #1 Colorado Women’s Lacrosse Tops March 23 Polls Followed By UC Davis, Florida, Santa Clara And Lindenwood

No  Team                           Record       Points  Place  Week

  1  Colorado                       7- 0- 0       240     12      1
  2  UC Davis Club                  6- 1- 0       227             2
  3  Florida Club                   8- 1- 0       216             3
  4  Santa Clara                    9- 1- 0       199             4
  5  Lindenwood                     2- 2- 0       195             5
  6  UC Santa Barbara               7- 4- 0       174             6
  7  Brigham Young                  5- 2- 0       162             7
  8  Cal Poly SLO                   5- 4- 0       152             8
  9  Georgia                        7- 1- 0       145             9
10  Texas                          9- 1- 0       117            11
11  Pittsburgh                     6- 3- 0       110            10
12  UCLA                           4- 4- 0       105            12
13  Colorado State                 3- 3- 0        97            13
14  Michigan                       5- 4- 0        81            17
15  California Club                8- 3- 0        71            14
16  South Carolina Club            4- 1- 0        59            15
17  Virginia Tech Club             1- 0- 0        53            16
18  Central Florida                5- 2- 0        37            18
19  Miami (OH)                     5- 1- 0        25            19
19  Minnesota                      2- 0- 0        25            20

NCAA Lacrosse: Cal Berkeley Women’s Lacrosse (6-4) Defeats Drexel 9-8 Led By Middie Melissa Humphrey’s Four Goals

Sophomore midfielder Melissa Humphrey scored a career-high four goals to lead California to a 9-8 victory over Drexel on a rainy Wednesday afternoon at Vidal Field.

Sophomore midfielder Melissa Humphrey scored a career-high four goals to lead California to a 9-8 victory over Drexel on Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Golden Bears improved their record to 6-4, while the Dragons fell to 5-2 after the nonconference match, the first between the two programs in women's lacrosse.

After Drexel’s Jaclyn Klunder scored just 44 seconds into the game, Humphrey recorded her first career hat trick with the next three goals at the 3:53, 9:13 and 15:37 marks, giving Cal a 3-1 lead.

The Dragons then scored four of the last five goals of the first half, with Kelly Joran striking at 16:29 and 16:44 and Charlotte Wood (22:25) and Kristin Kopenhaver (25:41) converting eight-meter shots to take a 5-4 lead into halftime. Junior midfielder Vail Horn scored at 21:17, with an assist by junior attacker Tara Arolla, for Cal’s lone goal during that span.

Freshman midfielder Amelia Burke claimed two of the first four draw controls of the second half, and Cal scored the first four goals of the period to take an 8-5 advantage. Humphrey collected her fourth goal at 30:55, Arolla scored her first at 34:09, sophomore midfielder Megan Takacs notched her first at 40:54 and Horn scored her second at 45:32 for the Bears.

The Golden Bears improved their record to 6-4, while the Dragons fell to 5-2 after the nonconference match, the first between the two programs in women’s lacrosse.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Towson Men’s Lacrosse (2-3) 9-8 Victory Over Stony Brook On March 19

Towson University Men’s Lacrosse vs. Stony Brook (3-19-11)

NCAA Lacrosse: #3 Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse (5-0) Tops Ohio State (5-4) 8-7 On Last-Minute Shot By Attacker Sean Rogers

A goal from Sean Rogers with 33 seconds left was the difference as the third-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team topped No. 20 Ohio State 8-7 on Wednesday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium. Rogers, a junior attackman, scored a game-high three goals.

Notre Dame (5-0) grabbed a 7-4 lead with 7:22 remaining on a Zach Brenneman goal. Ohio State responded with three straight tallies to knot the game 7-7 with just over a minute left to play. With under a minute showing on the clock, Buckeye goalkeeper Greg Dutton picked off a Brenneman pass, yet Dutton could not keep the ball in the netting of his stick and Rogers grabbed the ball in midair and deposited the decisive goal.

“We were very fortunate to get that last goal,” said Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan. “We were lucky, but luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Sean (Rogers) was there and he made the play.”

Ohio State (5-4) scored the game’s first goal midway through the first quarter as Jeff Tundo netted his first of two goals on the afternoon. The Fighting Irish responded nine seconds later on Rogers’ first goal of the game off an assist from senior long-stick midfielder Andrew Irving.

For more:  http://www.und.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/032311aaa.html