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NCAA Lacrosse: Penn State Men’s Lacrosse Upsets Denver 15-12 At The “2013 Moe’s Southwest Grill Lacrosse Classic” On February 17


The No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse team took down No. 9 Denver, 15-12, at EverBank Field in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic on Sunday afternoon. Shane Sturgis (Downingtown, Pa.) and Jack Forster (Jenkintown, Pa.) each tallied four goals in the Penn State (2-0) victory. Denver falls to 1-1 on the season.

The No. 15 Penn State men’s lacrosse team took down No. 9 Denver, 15-12, at EverBank Field in the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic on Sunday afternoon. Shane Sturgis (Downingtown, Pa.) and Jack Forster (Jenkintown, Pa.) each tallied four goals in the Penn State (2-0) victory. Denver falls to 1-1 on the season.

“(The win) is huge. It is the second game of the year and beating a top 10 opponent in Denver who has been deep in the tournament before,” Forster said. “We’re taking the next step here at Penn State. We have Notre Dame next and we go back to work tomorrow. Notre Dame is No. 3 in the country and we need to keep rolling from here.”

Fueled by a 7-3 surge in the third period, Penn State extended a two-goal halftime margin into a six-goal lead after three periods. TJ Sanders (Orillia, Ont.) added three goals and Kyle Zittel (Eden, N.Y.) posted his first multi-goal game of his career to help pace the Nittany Lion offense. Austin Kaut (Morton, Pa.) had a sluggish start, but made some key saves down the stretch and finished with 10 stops to improve to 2-0this season.

“(The seniors) taught me a lot and they didn’t make it easy for me as a freshman,” Sanders said. “I don’t feel like a freshman anymore, it’s been a great transition and it was fun to play here in Jacksonville.”

A fast and furious first period as Forster scored just 47 seconds into the game. DU’s Eric Law tied it up a minute later, but Sturgis put PSU ahead 2-1 with 11:40 left in the first period. Sturgis curled around the goal on the left wing and fired a shot above the DU keeper’s shoulder on a tight-angled shot.

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National League Lacrosse: Edmonton Rush Attacker Mark Matthews (Univ. Of Denver) Continues “Hot Streak” By Scoring 5 Goals In 14-7 Win Over Colorado Mammoth On February 16


Edmonton Rush Attacker Mark Matthews

A fourth-quarter scoring run made the difference as the Edmonton Rush (3-4) doubled up the Colorado Mammoth (2-4) by a score of 14-7 before a crowd of 17,059 on Military Appreciation Night at Pepsi Center on Saturday. With the win, Edmonton earned a weekend sweep to rebound from a 1-4 start to the season.
“It was a big weekend for us,” said Rush general manager and head coach Derek Keenan. “We had been playing well but not getting wins and we talked a lot about that this weekend in terms of building a winning culture. Tonight, I really thought we had a hard time finding our legs early, and that happens on a back-to-back, especially coming into here.”
Edmonton rookie Mark Matthews continued his hot streak in his own backyard, carrying the team in both games this weekend. The Denver University graduate finished with five goals and a team-leading six points (5+1), but admitted it was a bit of a shell shock playing for the opposite team in the Mile High City.
“It was weird, definitely weird not wearing a Denver or Colorado jersey but it is what it is,” Matthews said. “We were able to come in and get a ‘W’, which means the world to me right now.”
After a scoreless six and a half minutes, Colorado was first on the board with three goals in a span of 73 seconds. In response, Edmonton would go on a five-goal run that would extend into the second frame. The Mammoth would remain scoreless for nearly 18 minutes of game time before making it a one-goal game, going into the half down 5-4. http://www.edmontonrush.com/page/show/670717-home

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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Women’s Lacrosse Wins 2013 Season Opener 10-9 At Vanderbilt On Feb 16


Denver women's lacrosse vs Vanderbuilt

University of Denver junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) buried a pass from sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) with just six seconds on the clock to break a tie and give the Pioneers a 10-9 win over Vanderbilt in the 2013 season opener on Saturday afternoon.
Remenapp had seven points in the game off two goals and five assists for the Pioneers (1-0), while Etzel added an additional goal and an assist in the game. Redshirt senior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) recorded a hat trick in the game.
“The game was a bit sloppy at times, but it is a great way to start the season,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “We saw incredible plays from a lot of individuals, and we are looking forward to our next opponent.”
Vanderbilt (0-1) jumped to a three-goal lead in the first five minutes. Denver stormed back and tied the game four times but did not take a lead until the final shot of the game.
Redshirt sophomore goalie Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made eight saves to earn the win in her first career start.
The Pioneers remain on the road for a pair of games next weekend, playing at George Washington on Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. MT and Delaware on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. MT. Denver opens the home schedule on Saturday, March 2, when Louisville visits Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Women’s Lacrosse Opens 2013 Season With 12-10 Second Half “Comeback Win” Over Stanford On February 16


Notre Dame Women's lacrosse vs Stanford

Trailing 7-2 at the half, the No. 8/9 University of Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team exploded for 10 second half goals, while limiting Stanford to just three, to spoil the Cardinal’ upset bid in the season-opener for both teams Saturday afternoon at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Maloney Field. With the win the Irish opens the year 1-0 for the 15th time in 17 seasons.
“We made a lot of changes at halftime and got to playing like we had been playing in practice,” said head coach Christine Halfpenny. Once we made the adjustments at halftime we got on a roll. We played a very solid Stanford team that has a great coach and some talented players. Despite getting down early our team never gave up. They had great belief and we had incredible contributions from so many players, starters and reserves. It wasn’t pretty, but it feels good to get a win in game one.”
Down 7-2, the Irish went to work in the second half, scoring six of the first seven goals of the second half, including five in a row from the 23:00 mark to 17:31 to tie the score at eight. The tie was the first since the score was 1-1 with 19:27 left in the first half. Sophomore Lauren Sullivan scored a pair of goals in under a minute, putting one in at 18:22 unassisted and another at 17:31 off a pass from Kaitlyn Brosco.
From there the two teams battled back and forth as each tallied goals to push the score to 10 all. Stanford took a 9-8 lead at 16:07 after a goal from Lucy Dikeou. Notre Dame answered just a minute and a half later as Brosco scored off a pass from junior Lindsay Powell. After Powell gave the Irish a 10-9 lead at 11:32, the Cardinal responded at 9:06 with the equalizer off the stick of Rachel Ozer.

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