Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

NCAA Lacrosse: “2012 Mile High Classic” On April 27 Features Denver Men’s Lacrosse Vs Duke And Virginia Vs Penn

The No. 16 University of Denver men's lacrosse team will conclude its 2012 regular season schedule by hosting No. 3/4 Duke on Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the finale game of the Whitman's ® Sampler ® Mile High Classic, hosted by Inside Lacrosse at Sports Authority Field. The Pioneers will follow the Virginia versus Penn match-up that is slated for 5:30 p.m. The finale of the Whitman's ® Sampler ® Mile High Classic will be broadcast live on ESPNU, as well as ESPN3.com. A live blog as well as LiveStats will be available for fans who wish to stay interacted with Saturday's DU regular season finale.

Western High School Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Ranks La Costa Canyon Boys (CA) Lacrosse #1 Followed By Arapahoe (CO), Torrey Pines (CA), St. Ignatius Prep And Issaquah (WA)

1. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 16-1 The Mavericks showed they can play with any team the country in last week’s trip to New York. La Costa Canyon knocked off South Side and Friends Academy before losing to national powerhouse St. Anthony, 7-6. Brendan Gaughan (Michigan) continued to dominate, scoring 11 goals in the three games.

2. Arapahoe (Colo.), 12-0 The Warriors remain the final undefeated team in Colorado after posting two huge victories. A goal by Michael Babb two minutes into overtime gave Arapahoe a 10-9 victory over defending state champion Regis Jesuit (Colo.). The Warriors also picked up a 10-9 victory over previously undefeated Kent Denver (Colo.). Jack Bobzien, an All-American last season, has been the team’s most dominant player, but he suffered an apparent shoulder injury against Regis Jesuit and his status remains uncertain.

3. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 13-3 The Falcons picked up one of their biggest victories of the season, knocking off previously undefeated St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 10-9. Andrew Perkins had the game winner and Sean Doyle had four goals and one assist. Torrey Pines plays a tough Coronado (Calif.) team Friday and then a huge rematch May 1 against conference rival La Costa Canyon (Calif.), which won the early-season meeting 9-7 on April 6.

4. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 18-1 The Wildcats won 18 consecutive games this season before losing for the first time — a 10-9 setback to Torrey Pines (Calif.). St. Ignatius finishes the season against Sacred Heart Cathedral (Calif.). It will send at least seven players to Division I programs, including Chad Cohan (Duke), JW McGovern (Yale), Will McKee (Lehigh), Peter Doyle (Princeton), Matt Emery (Virginia), Charlie Ford (Georgetown) and Spencer Evans (Harvard).

5. Issaquah (Wash.), 13-0 The Eagles picked up three wins in a trip to Hawaii to remain, and after returning to league action remained undefeated with a 14-3 victory over Lake Washington (Wash.). Matt O’Neill and Ben Director each scored four goals. Issaquah has established itself as the team to beat in Washington State.

6. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 11-2 The Bruins picked up another signature victory last week by knocking off of former No. 1 Kent Denver, 6-5, in overtime. Kendall Williams and Walter Dehaven each scored twice for Cherry Creek, which also beat St. Paul’s of the power Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association earlier this season.

7. San Ramon Valley (Calif.), 11-3 The Wolves overwhelmed California (Calif.) 19-3 as they continue to get players back from injuries. San Ramon Valley has showdowns with Foothill (Calif.) and De La Salle (Calif.) before its final game against Monte Vista-Danville, which could decide the division crown.

8. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 14-2 The Sea Kings won the Bay League championship with a 22-5 victory over Mira Costa (Calif.), pushing their conference record to 9-0 as John Romer led the way with four goals. Tony Romeri, Zack Fixen and Zach Henkhaus each finished with three goals.

9. Kent Denver (Colo.), 7-2 The Sun Devils had a rough week after opening the season with five consecutive victories. Kent Denver fell to Arapahoe (Colo.), 10-9, and then to Cherry Creek (Colo.), 6-5, in overtime. Regardless, Kent Denver has the talent to bounce back and put together a deep playoff run.

10. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 18-0 The Sea Kings remained undefeated with victories over Woodbridge (Calif.) and Huntington Beach (Calif.). Goalie Michael Ortlieb (Holy Cross) was stellar again, allowing just eight goals in the two games. Corona del Mar wraps up its regular season against Beckman (Calif.) on Wednesday.