Daily Archives: May 1, 2011
Southern California High School Lacrosse: CIF-Southern Section Boys Lacrosse Championships Begin May 3; Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse Seeded #1 Followed By St. Margaret’s, El Toro And San Clemente
Southern California High School Larosse: CIF-Southern Section Girls Lacrosse Championships Begin May 3; Foothill Knights Girls Lacrosse Seeded #1 Followed By Los Alamitos, Beckman And El Toro
NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse (11-2) Tops Fairfield 11-5 To Close Out Regular Season On April 30; Will Host Ohio State On May 5
No. 5/6 University of Denver men’s lacrosse junior Mark Matthews(Oshawa, Ontario) scored four goals and had an assist, to become DU’s all-time Division I point-getter and help guide the Pioneers to an 11-5 win over Fairfield to close out regular season ECAC play Saturday afternoon at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
“Fairfield gave us a scare, but we were able to rally and finish strong,” head coach Bill Tierney said. “I’m really proud of what our guys have done this season. The new season starts next week, but I want this team to have some time to think about how rare this is.”
Denver (11-2, 6-0) faces Ohio State Thursday night at 7 p.m. MT in the first round of the first-ever ECAC Tournament at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Fairfield (7-7, 3-3) plays Loyola on Thursday in Game one of the tournament at 4 p.m.
The Pioneers are now 13-0 in the ECAC regular season during the last two seasons under coach Tierney.
Senior Todd Baxter (Eden Prairie, Minn.) had three goals and an assist and sophomore Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) added two goals and two assists for Denver. Sophomore Chase Carraro (Louisville, Kent.) won 16-of-19 face-offs for Denver while adding a goal and an assist.
Matthews caused two turnovers for Denver and freshman Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) made 10 saves. The Pioneers held Fairfield to 12 second-half shots on goal and outshot the Stags 49-33 in the win.
NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse (10-1) Loses Early Lead And Game To Syracuse 11-8 In The Carrier Dome On April 30
The No. 1 Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 4 Syracuse 11-8 on Saturday night in front of 14,751 fans inside the Carrier Dome. The loss puts the Irish at 10-1 on the season and 5-1 in BIG EAST play.
Notre Dame opened the game’s scoring one minute into the contest on a Ryan Foley goal. The Irish went up 2-0 with 8:36 left in the first quarter on a Zach Brennemantally. Brenneman, a senior midfielder, notched his second hat trick of the season by depositing a team-high three goals.
Syracuse (13-1, 5-0) responded with four straight goals to claim a 4-2 lead by the end of the first quarter. The run started on a Jeremy Thompson goal with six minutes left in the opening quarter. A Stephen Keogh tally evened things up (2-2) with 3:49 on the clock. Syracuse grabbed the lead for good 16 seconds later on a score from Tommy Palasek. Scott Loy made it 4-2 with seven seconds left in the first quarter.
A Brenneman goal at the 12:41 mark of the second quarter snapped the Syracuse surge.
The Orange answered back with another 4-0 run. Syracuse went back up by two (5-3) on a goal from Jeff Gilbert with 4:59 left in the opening half. The Orange increased the lead to three (6-3) with 3:23 remaining in the stanza on a Keogh goal. Keogh had a game-high four goals. Syracuse led 6-3 at the intermission.
“Syracuse is a very good team,” said Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan. “We said this game would come down to making plays and they made a few more plays than we did tonight. Both teams were attacking the cage and getting opportunities. I think they did a better job at finishing those opportunities.”
Syracuse opened the second-half scoring with a Palasek goal with 11:45 left in the third quarter. The Orange grabbed a five-goal lead (8-3) 41 seconds later on a Thompson score.
Irish freshman Westy Hopkins sliced the Orange lead to four (8-4) with just over eight minutes left in the third period. Keogh put the Orange back up by five (9-4) with 4:20 remaining in the quarter. A goal from Notre Dame’s David Earl made it a 9-5 affair after three quarters of play.