Daily Archives: January 29, 2012

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Loses To U.S. Men’s National Lacrosse Team 16-15 In Overtime

Despite an eight-point showing from senior Mark Matthews(Oshawa, Ontario), the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team fell 16-15 in overtime to the U.S. National Team on Sunday afternoon from ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Matthews finished with eight points on four goals and four assists, while fellow senior Patrick Rogers (Portland, Ore.) added five goals. Also scoring for the Pioneers was junior Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.) with three goals and junior Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) with two goals. Senior Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) rounded out the scoring with one goal and three assists for four points.

Sophomore Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) finished with an impressive 14 saves while allowing only 16 goals. The sophomore faced 64 shots.

Kevin Leveille led the U.S. National Team with five goals and one assist, while Chazz Woodson finished with three goals and an assist. Goalkeeper Drew Adams made 11 saves and allowed eight goals in 34 minutes of action.

After the United States’ Matt Stiebel opened the scoring just three minutes into the action with an unassisted goal, DU’s Law scored with 9:53 on the clock off a pass from Matthews. Matthews found the back of the net less than two minutes later off a pass from Law and the Pioneers tool a 2-1 advantage. Denver extended its lead to 3-1 with 6:38 left to play as Law scored a man-up goal off a pass from Matthews.

USA answered 37 seconds later off a goal by Stephen Berger and then tied the game at 3-3 with 3:52 left to play in the quarter.

Both teams exchanged two goals apiece to open the second quarter. It wasn’t until the 5:15 mark that the U.S. took the advantage off a goal by Max Seibald. Berger gave the U.S. team a two-goal cushion with 4:39 to play.

Demopoulos scored for Denver with 2:02 remaining, but the U.S. had two goals from Woodson to take a 9-6 lead with 1:26 before the half. Flint cut the deficit to two goals with a goal with 12 second left on the clock.

Denver outscored the U.S. 5-3 in the third quarter to tie the game at 12-12 with goals from Matthews, Flint, Rogers (2) and Law. The U.S. took a two-goal lead within the first three minutes of action of the fourth quarter, and then after a goal by Matthews, took a 15-13 lead off a goal by Leveille with 10:23 left. Rogers scored the Pioneers’ final two goals to send the game into overtime.

Leveille scored the game-winner with 1:11 left in extra time to give the U.S. team the 16-15 win.

For more:  http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=10874&DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=205370639

National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (4-0) Defeat Rochester Knighthawks 14-11 Jan 28

Grant led an offensive onslaught in the first half and the Mammoth held off a Rochester Knighthawks rally in the second half as Colorado won 14-11 on Saturday night at Pepsi Center.

It doesn’t take much for John Grant Jr. to get up for most games, but the Colorado Mammoth alternate captain was especially anxious for tonight’s game against the Rochester Knighthawks.

“I was looking forward to this game a little too badly,” said Grant. “It is a team I played 10 years with and I owe a lot to the organization. I really wanted this win in this barn and we got it.”

The Mammoth remains undefeated on the season and has a two-game lead in the NLL West Division over the Calgary Roughnecks. Colorado’s 4-0 start is its best to begin a season since 2008 when the team won its first five contests.

Grant, who had a game-high seven points, was one of three Mammoth players who finished with three goals – joining Sean Pollock and Jamie Lincoln.

Coming into the game, Lincoln was a bit under the weather, but you couldn’t tell as he finished with his second hat trick at home this season.

“It seems like most times when people are sick and are not feeling well, they have really good games and that is what I was hoping for,” Lincoln said. “It is hard to worry about a stomach ache when you have a lot of fans in the building.”

For more: http://coloradomammoth.com/news/mammoth-news/defeat-rochester

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Lose 16-5 To Edmonton Rush To Fall To 0-3

The Washington Stealth suffered its worst loss since 2009 tonight, falling 16-5 to the Edmonton Rush (1-1) at the Comcast Arena. The loss drops the Stealth to 0-3 for the first time in team history, dating back to 2000 when the team was created as the Albany Attack.

The Rush took control of the game from the onset, scoring the first three goals of the game in the opening two minutes of action. They went on to score the first five goals of the game. The Stealth showed some signs of life late in the first quarter, as offseason acquisitions Dean Hill and Kyle Ross netted the first goals of their respective Stealth careers, but the Rush held a firm 6-2 advantage after the opening fifteen minutes.

The Stealth would only muster two more goals in the second stanza as Lewis Ratcliff and Curtis Hodgson found the back of the net. Ratcliff’s was the lone power play goal on the night for the Stealth on four chances.

The Rush continued to pull away with five goals in the second quarter, including a marker by former Stealth forward Tom Johnson, who finished the night with two goals and three assists against his former team. Corey Small notched a pair in the quarter, giving him a first half hat trick. The Rush held an 11-4 lead at the halftime break.

For more:  http://www.stealthlax.com/news_article/show/131457?referrer_id=413927-stealth-news