Daily Archives: February 16, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Notre Dame Men’s 13-5 Win Over Duke


Jim Marlatt notched 5 goals to pace the Irish to the win.

NCAA Lacrosse: Michigan Men’s Lacrosse (0-2) Dominated By Bellarmine 12-6 On February 16


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The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team got on the board first with a goal from sophomore Andrew Portnoy (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) 49 seconds into the contest and jumped out to an early 3-0 lead but gave up a 6-0 run from the 9:58 mark of the first quarter to the 1:50 mark of the second quarter and never recovered, falling to the Bellarmine Knights, 12-6, on Saturday (Feb. 16) at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium.
Michigan got on the board first, as Portnoy scored the first goal of his career at the 14:11 mark of the first quarter on a roll from X.
Senior Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) then ripped off a pair of scores to give U-M a 3-0 lead with a little less than 10 minutes remaining in the opening period, marking the third time Michigan has ever jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
Bellarmine then went on to string together a 6-0 run to take a 6-3 lead, holding Michigan scoreless in the second quarter. Freshman Peter Kraus (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) ended the drought with his first career score, at the 1:50 mark of the second quarter to bring the Wolverines within two scores at 6-4 before the half.
The two sides traded goals to begin the second stanza, as freshman Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) scored on a bounce shot from 10 yards out at the 11:12 mark on a helper from classmate Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) to bring the score to 6-5. However, Bellarmine answered back a minute later to lead 7-5 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Knights then had their second extended run of the day in the fourth quarter, beginning with a man-down score nearly five minutes into the third, eventually leading to a 11-5 lead with 10:48 remaining.
Jackson added his second of the game at the 9:37 mark to cut the score to 11-6, BU scored the final marker of the contest with 1:13 left, bringing the game to the final score of 12-6.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Air Force Men’s Lacrosse Tops Rutgers 11-9 On February 16


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Led by junior Mike Crampton (Kinnelon, N.J.), the Air Force lacrosse team picked up an 11-9 victory over Rutgers Saturday afternoon at the RU Stadium Complex.
Crampton registered three goals and an assist to push the Falcons to their first victory over the Scarlet Knights since 1995. Meanwhile, Keith Dreyer (So., Malvern, Pa.) added a goal and two assists.
Rutgers (1-1) notched the first goal of the game, just over a minute and a half into the opening period. However, Air Force (2-1) responded with four straight scores, including back-to-back tallies from Crampton and the first career goal from freshman Brenden Coleman (Doylestown, Pa.) to take a 4-1 advantage with 3:21 left in the first quarter. Meanwhile, the Scarlet Knights got back on the board with three seconds on the clock to bring the score to 4-2 at the end of the opening stanza.
The Falcons added goals from Marcus Walker (Jr., Denver, Colo.) and Crampton to push their margin to four goals, but Rutgers closed the first half with a pair of scores in the final 90 seconds. The Scarlet Knights continued their comeback in the third period, tallying the first two goals of the quarter to tie the score at 6-6 with 12:44 on the clock. Air Force answered with the next two scores, getting goals from Kyle Cassady (Jr., Upper Arlington, Ohio) and Christopher Allen (Fr., Hillsborough, N.J.) to take an 8-6 advantage into the final period.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Duke 13-5 On February 16


Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse vs Duke

The third-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team scored the first six goals of the game and never looked back in a 13-5 season-opening victory over No. 4 Duke Saturday afternoon at a snowy Koskinen Stadium. Junior midfielder Jim Marlatt spearheaded the Irish attack with a career-high five goals.

Notre Dame (1-0) also received a major offensive contribution from freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh, who netted four goals. Senior attackman Sean Rogers and senior midfielder Steve Murphy both scored twice for the Fighting Irish. Marlatt and Kavanagh also chipped in one assist apiece.

The Notre Dame defense, which led the nation last season in goals-against average, stymied a Duke offense that averaged 16.5 goals per game in its first two contests this season. Senior goalie John Kemp made 10 saves on the afternoon for the Fighting Irish.

“I felt our defense played really smart today and John Kemp was terrific in goal,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said.

Marlatt opened the game’s scoring with 8:56 left in the opening quarter. Murphy made it 2-0 in favor of the Irish just over two minutes later. Notre Dame would have a two-goal edge at the end of the first quarter.

Kavanagh registered his first collegiate goal in the early stages of the second quarter with an assist from Ryan Foley. Murphy used an assist from Nick Ossello to put home his second goal and make it 4-0 in favor of the Fighting Irish. Murphy’s two goals matched a career-high output.

Another Kavanagh goal midway through the second quarter pushed the lead to five and Marlatt made it 6-0 with 2:55 left in the opening half. Marlatt assisted on the Kavanagh goal, while Will Corrigan picked up the assist on Marlatt’s tally.

Duke (1-2) finally cracked the scoring column with 39 seconds remaining in the half on a Myles Jones tally. The Blue Devil celebration was short lived as Marlatt and Kavanagh both scored in the final 13 seconds of the half.

For more:  http://www.und.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/021613aab.html

NCAA Lacrosse: Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Faces Jacksonville At “2013 Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic” On February 17 In Jacksonville, FL


The No. 19/20-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team heads to Jacksonville, Fla., to make a second-consecutive appearance in the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic at EverBank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.Ohio State (1-0) will take on the Jacksonville Dolphins (0-1) at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, preceded by a 1 p.m. matchup between No. 15/15 Penn State and No. 8/9 Denver.

The No. 19/20-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team heads to Jacksonville, Fla., to make a second-consecutive appearance in the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic at EverBank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ohio State (1-0) will take on the Jacksonville Dolphins (0-1) at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, preceded by a 1 p.m. matchup between No. 15/15 Penn State and No. 8/9 Denver.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Defending National Champion Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Credits “Off-Season Fitness Training Techniques” For “In-Season Success”


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When the Loyola men’s lacrosse team beat Maryland, 9-3, in the May heat of Foxborough, Mass., it won the university’s first Division I championship in any sport. With an undergraduate enrollment of fewer than 4,000, Loyola became the smallest university to win the title. It also became the first Division I lacrosse champion since the current playoff format began in 1971 to come from an athletic department that did not also have a football team.

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From New York Times Article

And the team is hoping that its off-season training techniques, so retro that they seem innovative, will once again help it achieve outsize success. The team began fall practices by alternating days of on-field workouts with those devoted solely to strength and conditioning.

The workouts took place at the university’s Ridley Athletic Complex, located several miles west of campus and built on top of a former landfill. Its facilities are comparable to those of much larger universities, and the complex enabled the team to practice away from the increasingly tight quarters of the small main campus.

“They are coming to a state-of-the-art facility built specifically for lacrosse and soccer,” Coach Charley Toomey said. “When the players arrive, they focus on the task at hand, lacrosse. They don’t have to worry about outside influences, like prior teams that used to practice and play in the middle of campus.”

As September turned to October, full practice began five days a week, and Loyola’s off-season increasingly departed from college training norms.

Several times during the fall, the Greyhounds traveled up Interstate 83 from campus to Oregon Ridge Park, in the rolling hills northwest of the city. Oregon Ridge is the former site of a 19th-century ironworks, quarry and village. In the 1960s, a hill of several hundred feet in the park’s interior was the site of a small commercial ski resort. Abandoned ski lift equipment still lines its sides.

On trips to Oregon Ridge, the Greyhounds took some of the unusual assortment of cross-fit gear that the players regularly train with, which would be at home in a 1920s fitness manual. The players ran sprints up and down the park’s hill, tossed medicine balls and jostled with an assortment of heavy ropes. Some players built strength by carrying teammates in their arms.

For more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/sports/unorthodox-training-for-loyola-mens-lacrosse-team.html?_r=0

National League Lacrosse: Edmonton Rush Defeat Washington Stealth 15-10 Behind Six Goals By Rookie Attacker Mark Matthews On Feb 15


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Rookie phenom Mark Matthews, the first overall pick in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft, scored six goals and one assist to lead the Edmonton Rush (2-4) to their first home win with a 15-10 victory over the Washington Stealth (4-4) at Rexall Place on Friday night.

The Washington Stealth struggled to score in first and never really got their legs as Edmonton and rookie Mark Matthews ran away with a 15-10 NLL decision before 5,627, Friday at Rexall Place in Edmonton.

The loss dropped the Stealth to 4-4 while Edmonton, now 2-4 with both wins coming against the Stealth, notched their first home win this season.

“We knew exactly what was coming and we let it happen to us,” said Stealth Coach Chris Hall. “We got behind the eight ball early.  We just let them smother us right away.”

Playing without the services of defenders Bill Hostrawser, Jeff Moleski and Tim Henderson, Washington was outshot 61-35 and on offense was never able to challenge an Edmonton squad hungry for their first home win of the season.

Although Edmonton landed the first two goals of the game on scores by Ryan Ward and Matthews, Washington came back with a Brett Bucktooth power play goal at 5:06 and a score by Rhys Duch at 3:44 to knot the game at 2-2.

But after three Edmonton goals followed, two closing out the first and Matthews’ opening score in the second, the Stealth were down 5-2 and had managed just five shots – four coming on a power play attempt early in the first.

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