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Daily Archives: May 9, 2011
NCAA Lacrosse: “2011 Men’s Lacrosse Championships” Brackets Released With Syracuse #1 Followed By Cornell, Johns Hopkins And Notre Dame; 1st Round Begins May 14
NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Villanova In First Round NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Game On May 15
For the first time in program history, a University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will host a first-round game of the NCAA Tournament as the No. 5/6 Pioneer welcome Villanova (11-4) to Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, it was announced today during the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Selection Show on ESPNU.
Denver received the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament after winning the first-ever ECAC Championship with an 11-9 win over Fairfield.
The Pioneers will face the Wildcats on Sunday, May 15 at 3:15 p.m. MT at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
- Denver is on a program-record 10-game winning streak heading into the NCAA Tournament.
- DU’s ranking of 5th in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll is the highest ever program ranking.
- Junior Mark Matthews leads the Pioneers with 62 points (41g, 21a); he became DU’s all-time DI leader in points with 144; he has 103 career goals, 14 away from becoming the all-time leader.
- Sophomore Chase Carraro has a 61.0 (199-326) face-off percentage going into the tournament; he has a 56.0 face-off percentage for his career, ranking him second in DU’s DI record books for career face-off percentage.
- This is the first time that the Pioneers have hosted an NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament game.
- This is the fourth time that the DU men’s lacrosse team has made it to the NCAA Tournament, second under head coach Bill Tierney. Denver is 0-3 in the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Lacrosse: “2011 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship” Brackets Released With Maryland Seeded #1 Followed By Northwestern, North Carolina And Florida; 1st Round Begins May 14
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NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Travels To Florida In First Round NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Matchup On May 14
Despite the No. 6 national ranking, the Cardinal will have to go on the road as it attempts to advance through the NCAA tournament and make the school’s first-ever Final 4.
“I am a little disappointed that we aren’t hosting,” said head coach Amy Bokker. “Overall, we are just excited to be in the tournament though and I think that we got a good draw. We know that we are going to have to beat good teams to get to where we want to go.”
Stanford will play in the NCAA tournament for the third time. The Cardinal is 0-2 in school history in the NCAA tournament, including last year when it lost 9-8 to James Madison in the first round. This year’s first round game will be Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m., PT.
The Cardinal (16-2) will face Florida (15-3) for the first time in school history. The Gators (15-3) advanced to the championship game of the American Lacrosse Conference where they lost to Northwestern. Florida earned an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament, which is its first in program history.
“We know that Florida is a dynamic offensive team,” said Bokker. “They have been on TV a few times this year so I have had a chance to watch them play. They seem to have a good mix of girls that have played together for a while. I think our depth in the midfield will bode well to matchup with them and deal with the hot weather in Florida.”
The Cardinal and the Gators are two of the highest scoring offenses in the nation. Stanford is the No. 2 scoring offense, averaging 16.21 goals per game. Florida is the 14th-ranked offense, averaging 13.72 goals per game.
The winner of the game between Stanford and Florida will take on the winner of Duke and Pennsylvania. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils will take on the Quakers with first draw one after the Stanford game gets underway.