Daily Archives: April 9, 2011

NCAA Lacrosse: #10 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Defeats #4 Duke 12-9 In Bethpage, NY On April 9

Tenth-ranked Denver outscored Duke 7-4 in the second half to earn a 12-9 victory over the No. 4 Blue Devils in men’s lacrosse action this afternoon in front of a capacity crowd of 6,000 at Bethpage High School. Duke senior Robert Rotanz led the Blue Devils with four goals on the afternoon.

Duke falls to 8-4 overall with the loss, while the Pioneers improve to 8-2 on the year. Five other Blue Devils each tallied one goal apiece with senior Zach Howell and freshman Christian Walsh both totaling two points on a goal and an assist. Todd Baxter paced Denver with four goals and an assist, while Cameron Flint had three goals.

The first half was a tight affair that featured three ties and two lead changes. Duke opened the scoring with a transition goal from senior Terrence Molinari. Howell assisted on the score. After six minutes of scoreless lacrosse, Denver evened the game as Chase Carraro snuck his shot past the stick of Duke Blue Devil goaltender Dan Wigrizer.

The back-and-forth action continued in the final 2:42 with the squads combing for three goals in that span. The Blue Devils opened a 3-1 lead with goals from David Lawson and Stephen Coyle. Seconds later, Flint notched his first goal of the game to make it a 3-2 game after 15 minutes of action.

Denver added two more goals in the first six minutes of the second quarter for its first lead, 4-3, of the contest. Rotanz responded with consecutive scores of his own to put the Blue Devils back in front with 48 seconds left to go.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #1 Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse (9-0) Outlasts Princeton (3-6) 7-5 On April 9

The top-ranked Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team defeated Princeton 7-5 here this afternoon before a large crowd at Princeton Stadium to improve to 9-0 on the season.

It was no picnic, as the Tigers (3-6) rallied from a 5-2 halftime deficit to knot the score at 5 after three quarters. SU senior attackman Stephen Keogh’s third goal of the game, with 7:30 remaining, put SU back in front, and defensive midfiielder Kevin Drew added an empty-net goal to finish off the victory.

Syracuse also got singles tallies from Jeremy Thompson,Tommy Palasek and Josh Amidon.

The Orange played without senior close defender John Lade, who rolled his left ankle during the team’s 13-11 victory Sunday night over Duke. Lade returned to practice Thursday and took part in pregame warmups today but gave way to sophomore Dave Hamlin, who filled in nicely.

Each of Keogh’s goals came off a brilliant feed from a teammate, the winner on a nice pass from midfielder Steve Ianzito. On Keogh’s first goal, senior longstick midfielder Joel White played give and go with Keogh, threading a bounce pass through two defenders back to Keogh near the crease for a goal. Later, Thompson backed in a defender toward the cage, drew a slide and flipped an over-the-shoulder pass to Keogh, who was alone on the crease for another sure goal.

Despite the eye-pleasing goals SU fell prey to Princeton’s zone defense and 10 second-half saves by Tyler Fiorito in winning its seventh game by a total of 11 goals. Coach John Desko was incensed with the officials, who allowed Princeton to sit in a sagging zone in front of goalie Tyler Fiorito and then are warning SU for stalling. The rule states the defenders must come out and attempt to play defense before the “keep it in” rule is enforced. The officials apparently had a very loose definition of what coming out and playing defense means.

NCAA Lacrosse: #7 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse (12-1) Tops Denver 16-6 At Home On April 8

No. 7 Stanford improved to 12-1 with a 16-6 win over MPSF rival Denver on senior night, under the lights at Cagan Stadium. The Cardinal moved to 4-0 in the conference and reeled off its 22nd consecutive win at Cagan Stadium.

“I thought it was a really good effort,” said head coach Amy Bokker. “It was great to honor our seniors this way and play well in our last home game.”

The Cardinal jumped out to a lead just 40 seconds into the game on a goal by Karen Nesbitt and would never trail. Sarah Flynn added a goal minutes later on the way to Stanford building a 6-1 lead in the first 21 minutes.

Flynn would score three first-half goals, while Anna Boeri added the other. The Cardinal outshot Denver 18-9 in the half and Annie Read made six saves.

The Cardinal would pour it on in the second half, scoring 10 goals in the period. Flynn would finish with four goals, while Nesbitt and Boeri each had a hat trick. Six others would add a goal, including Jacqueline Candelaria who finished a dazzling goal where she spun through traffic from behind the net.

Stanford dominated possession throughout the game, earning a 17-8 advantage on draw controls. Anna Kim became the ninth Cardinal player with at least six draw controls in the game. Leslie Foard also earned three more to add to her team-leading total of 39.

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