Daily Archives: April 21, 2012

NCAA Lacrosse: “Year Of Upsets” Continues As Fairfield Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Denver 9-8 In Overtime On April 21


The No. 10/12 University of Denver men's lacrosse team fell 9-8 in an overtime thriller to the No. 17 Fairfield University Stags on Saturday afternoon in Fairfield, Conn., at Lessing Field. The loss drops the Pioneers to 7-5, 3-3 in the ECAC, while the win puts the Stags up 11-2 overall, 4-1 in conference play. "It's always tough to lose in overtime, especially when leading the whole game," said head coach Bill Tierney. "Fairfield played well when it counted and took advantage of its opportunities. You never know why so many one-goal games go against you, but as in the earlier situations, we will work hard this week to try to improve. We look forward to the challenge that a great Duke team presents us next weekend." Freshman Wes Berg (Coquitlam, British Columbia) led the Pioneers with three goals, while senior Mark Matthews (Oshawa, Ontario) finished with two goals. Also scoring for Denver was senior Patrick Rogers (Portland, Ore.) and juniors Chase Carraro (Louisville, Ky.) and Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.) with one goal each. Carraro finished 7-of-21 from the face-off x for the day, while freshman Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) finished with 10 saves, his fourth double-digit save of the season, third straight.

NCAA Lacrosse: North Carolina Men’s Lacrosse Upsets Virgina 11-9 On April 20 To Advance To ACC Finals Against Duke; Video Replay On ESPN3


Ninth-ranked North Carolina got three goals from Marcus Holman and two goals and three assists from Joey Sankeyto upset fourth-ranked Virginia 11-9 Friday night in the second semifinal game of the 2012 ACC Men's Lacrosse Tournament before 3,615 fans at Klockner Stadium. With the win, the Tar Heels advance to the ACC Tournament championship game for only the second time since 1996 and they will play Duke, the tournament's top seed, Sunday at 3 p.m. in a game that will be nationally televised by ESPNU. The third-seeded Tar Heels claimed their first ACC Tournament win outside of Chapel Hill since April 21, 1996 when they defeated Virginia 13-11 for the conference crown that year. When the Tar Heels meet seventh-ranked Duke on Sunday they will be playing in the tournament championship game for the 10th time (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2009, 2012). Carolina's most recent ACC Tournament championship came in 1996. UNC last played in the ACC Tournament final in 2009 when it lost to Duke 15-13 in Chapel Hill. Duke advanced to the championship game with a 6-5 victory over eighth-ranked Maryland in Friday's first semifinal contest.

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NCAA Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Presents Inside Look Into “The Big Game” Between Duke Men’s Lacrosse And Virginia On April 13 (Video)


Lacrosse Magazine had an all-access pass to the Duke men’s lacrosse program leading up to its April 13 game at top-ranked Virginia in Charlottesville. Check out Part I of a three-part series looking at “The Big Game.”

Part II of Lacrosse Magazine’s all-access series with Duke looks at the Blue Devils’ approach to defending Virginia all-star attackman Steele Stanwick.

Part III of Lacrosse Magazine’s all-access look at Duke follows the Blue Devils in the locker room and on the sideline for their 13-5 upset win over then-No. 1 Virginia.

Colorado High School Lacrosse: Cherry Creek Girls Lacrosse Tops Kent Denver 18-17 On April 20 In Battle Of State’s Top Two Teams


Bruins' midfielder Blair Sisk, left, raced around Sun Devils defender Lucy Mower, right, in the second half. The Cherry Creek High School girl's lacrosse team edged Kent Denver 18-17 Friday night, April 20, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

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NCAA Lacrosse: “Inside Wildcat Lacrosse” Looks At Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse New Locker Room; Video Highlights Of Wins Over North Carolina And Johns Hopkins


Episode 5 brings you an EXCLUSIVE sneak peak into the Women’s Lacrosse’s brand new locker room as well as some highlights of the girls’ pregame traditions. And as always, check out highlights from last week’s games against No. 3 UNC and No. 19 Johns Hopkins!