Daily Archives: May 15, 2011

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Villanova 13-10 In First Round NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game On May 15


The No. 6 seeded University of Denver men’s lacrosse team won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game with a 13-10 victory in the First Round in front of a record 2,575 fans at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The game, which was the first NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament contest ever played west of the Mississippi River, extended DU’s winning streak to a program-record 11 wins and advances the Pioneers to the Quarterfinals for the first-time in program history.

“I’m so proud of these young men,” head coach Bill Tierney said. “They faced a good Villanova team that gave us everything they had and more. They really gave us fits. We had just enough steam and enough heart to go out there and win against a very good team. Congratulations to Coach Mike Corrado, his staff and his player for such a great game.”

Denver (14-2) trailed by as many as three goals in the third quarter, but the Pioneers scored three goals in a 41-second span to tie it (8-8). Freshman goalie Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) made six of his 13 saves in the final quarter to hold Villanova scoreless, while DU racked up three goals to take the victory.

Freshmen Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) doubled his career-high with six points off a career-best four goals and two assists, and junior Mark Matthews (Oshawa, Ontario) had a hat trick and an assist, all in the second half.

The Pioneers outshot the Wildcats 41-37, despite registering just 11 shots in the first half, nearly doubling Villanova’s shot total in the second half.

Villanova started with quick goals just six seconds apart to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead with 12:15 left in the first quarter, but junior Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) scored and dished an assist to tie it up.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Penn 13-6 In First Round Of NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships On May 14 (Video)


No. 4 seed Notre Dame defeated Penn 13-6 on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

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Senior attackman Colin Igoe registered a career-high four points on three goals and an assist for the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame (11-2) received two goals apiece from Zach Brenneman, Westy Hopkins, Nicholas Beattie and Pat Cotter. Steve Murphy and Sean Rogers both chipped in a goal for the Irish, while junior long-stick midfielder Bobby Smithdished out a career-high two assists. Notre Dame had nine assists on its 13 goals.

The Fighting Irish defense held Penn (8-7) to just one second-half goal. The Quakers did not score from the 2:55 mark of the second quarter until the 5:43 mark of the fourth quarter, a span of 27:12

“Penn is a very good team but I thought we played one of our best games of the year,” said Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan. “We expected a defensive struggle with two teams known for playing great defense, but it was 8-5 at halftime. I thought we settled down a lot defensively. We didn’t move around so much and get ourselves in trouble.”

Notre Dame grabbed an early 4-0 lead in the contest. Hopkins put the Irish on the board, while Beattie deposited back-to-back tallies to put the Irish up by three at the 6:52 mark of the opening quarter. Rogers scored 25 seconds later to increase the Irish advantage to four.

Penn goals from Rob Fitzpatrick and Al Kohart in the final two minutes of the period made it a 4-2 game by the end of the first quarter.

Goals from Cotter and Murphy 37 seconds apart put Notre Dame on top 6-2 just over five minutes into the second quarter. The Quakers responded with a Dan Savage goal midway through the period.

For more:  http://www.und.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/051411aaa.html

NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Loses To Florida 13-11 In First Round Of NCAA Lacrosse Championships On May 14


The best season in program history came to an end for Stanford on Saturday. No. 4 Florida defended its home field, knocking off No. 7 Stanford, 13-11, in a back-and-forth first round NCAA game.

The Cardinal fought back from an early deficit, but fell just short as Florida scored three of the last four goals.

The game was delayed five hours because of rain in Florida and when the teams finally took the field, it was the Cardinal that had the sluggish start. Florida scored the game’s first four goals before Stanford got in the board at the 6:11 mark in the half.

Carolyn Bradley scored the first goal by Stanford, which led to a run of four straight Stanford goals. Emilie Boeri added a goal and the assisted her sister Anna Boeri to pull Stanford within one. Karen Nesbittcompleted the run with 5:54 to play in the half to get things even.

Florida scored a late goal to take a 5-4 lead to the half, but the Cardinal had fought back to make things interesting. Stanford was outshot 12-11 in the half, but did secure six of 10 draw controls. Annie Readhad two of her five saves in the first half.

The Gators widened its lead early in the second half to 7-4, but again the Cardinal fought back. Lauren Schmidt came alive to score three goals in just under two minutes to pull Stanford even. Leslie Foard then added a goal to earn Stanford’s first lead of the game, 8-7, with 23:28 to play.

For more:  http://www.gostanford.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/051411aaa.html

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse 12-5 Victory Over Hofstra In First Round Of NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships On May 14


Third-ranked and third-seeded Johns Hopkins outscored visiting Hofstra 8-1 in the second half to break open a close game as the Blue Jays knocked off the visiting Pride, 12-5, in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Saturday afternoon at Homewood Field. The win, JHU’s eighth straight, improves the Blue Jays’ record to 13-2. Hofstra ends the season at 13-3.

After battling to a 4-4 halftime tie, the Blue Jays took control in the third quarter as they outscored the Pride 4-1 in that period. Freshman Rob Guida jump-started the Blue Jays in the second half with his 11th goal of the season just under three minutes after intermission. The second of Kyle Wharton’sthree goals midway through the quarter made it 6-4, but the Pride pulled back within one with 4:16 remaining in the third quarter when Adrian Sorichetti fired home an extra man goal off an assist from Jay Card.

The Pride, who had led 2-0 less than four minutes into the game, then gave up back-to-back goals in a span of less than a minute late in the third quarter as the Blue Jays took an 8-5 lead into the final period. Senior Chris Boland dodged hard from behind the goal and wrapped in his second goal of the game, while Wharton completed his hat trick 51 seconds later when he took a nifty feed from Boland and went behind-the-back from the doorstep to give the Blue Jays their first three-goal lead of the game.