Monthly Archives: March 2013
NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Women’s Lacrosse (11-1) Wins Ninth-Straight After MPSF Road Victories Over San Diego State And USC On March 29, 31
The Cougars started the game quick by scoring the first two goals of the game, and they ended the quarter with a 2–1 lead. The second quarter started the same way as the first with another two goals by the Cougars, but the Buffalos came right back scoring five goals in a row. Captain Pat Matheson fired right back to score a clutch goal with three seconds left in the half, tying the game.
“We cannot just come off with a big start,” senior long stick midfielder Grayson Dahl said. “We have to end with a big finish.”
BYU and Colorado exchanged goals and the lead multiple times in the third quarter but ended with another tie game, 8–8. The fourth quarter proved to be just as difficult as the past three. The Buffalos came out hard and played with a lot of intensity, scoring the first goal of the quarter. Matheson answered back with his fourth and final goal. The Buffalos finished the game with two more goals ending with a 11–9 loss for the Cougars.
“It’s been a long week for us,” BYU coach Matt Schneck said. “We have had four games in five days and that was a challenge for us.”
This is BYU’s first home loss since May of 2010, where they lost to a tough Colorado State.
The top-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 19 St. John’s, 12-10, in BIG EAST action on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.
Senior attackman Sean Rogers led the Fighting Irish with three goals and freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh posted two goals and two assists. Kevin Cernuto had four goals and three assists for St. John’s, while Kieran McArdle added three goals and two assists.
Notre Dame (6-2, 1-1) struck first in the contest on a goal from junior midfielder Jim Marlatt. Following a St. John’s tally from Connor Mullen, the Irish grabbed a 2-1 advantage, which was their last lead of the game, at the 6:31 mark of the opening quarter on Rogers’ first goal of the afternoon.
St. John’s (7-2, 2-1) started a 4-0 run on Cernuto’s first deposit of the game, which came with 2:20 remaining in the first quarter. The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the opening period. A Keith Switzer goal was followed up by two scores from McArdle and the Red Storm led 5-2 with just over 10 minutes left in the first half.
After three-consecutive road games, the No. 13/12-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (6-2, 1-1 ECAC) returns to Columbus for back-to-back home games, beginning Saturday with a matchup against No. 5/5 Loyola (7-2, 3-0 ECAC) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The game is a doubleheader with the Ohio State women’s program, which hosts Hofstra at 11 a.m. in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse (5-7) Resumes MPSF Schedule As It Hosts Denver (9-1) On March 31, Travels To Oregon (4-5) On April 4
MCLA Lacrosse: #6 BYU Men’s Lacrosse (11-1) Completes 3-Game Road Trip With Wins Over #11 Oregon, #8 Cal Berkeley And #3 Stanford
“We prepared for it,” BYU coach Matt Schneck said. “We had it scheduled from the very beginning and we were preparing physically and mentally. Then the boys executed what we planned.”
Monday’s game started the streak for the Cougars with a 5–1 lead in the first quarter. The Cougars topped the Ducks 10–5. The momentum continued for BYU as they played No. 8 University of California-Berkeley. The team got off to a quick start, outscoring the Golden Bears 6–0 in the first half. However, the Bears fought back in the third quarter scoring four goals in four minutes. BYU pulled out the win in a 10–7 victory against California.
BYU’s final game was against the undefeated Stanford Cardinals who were ranked No. 3 in the nation. Again, BYU took off at the beginning the game, ending the first half up 7–4. The Cougars kept up the pressure in the second half and scored another six goals. For the first time in five games, BYU scored more than 10 points bringing down Stanford 13–7.