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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

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Behind a trio of hat tricks from sophomore Rachael Dillon (Mount Sinai, N.Y.), senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and freshman Rachael McKinnon (Brooklin, Ontario), the University of Denver women’s lacrosse team completed a perfect Mountain Pacific Sports Federation road weekend with a 16-11 win over Southern California on Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field.
“We thought we played a nice first half of lacrosse, but the second half wasn’t our best,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “It’s cliché, but we need to play a full 60 minutes. I thought that we got nice performances today from Mikayla Clark, Kate Henrich and Rachael McKinnon.”
Sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) added two goals and an assist, while junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) also found the back of the net twice.
Denver (11-1, 3-0 MPSF) raced out to a 5-1 lead inside the first 12 minutes, with goals from junior Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.), Dillon, Remenapp and two goals from Clark. After the Trojans (5-8, 2-2 MPSF) cut the lead to 5-2, the Pioneers went on a 6-1 run with five different goal scorers to extend the margin to 11-3 with 26:46 to play.
Later in the second half, USC responded with a 5-1 run to narrow the difference to four with 19:26 to play. The two teams would trade goals through the next 18 minutes, before McKinnon scored two of her three goals in the contest in the final 1:40 to seal the deal.
Senior Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) and sophomore Kiki Boone (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) came up with five draw controls apiece to lead Denver to a 16-13 advantage in that department. Dillon led DU with three ground balls.

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MCLA Lacrosse: #2 Colorado Men’s Lacrosse (12-0) Defeats #6 BYU 11-9 On March 30

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The No. 2 ranked University of Colorado beat the BYU lacrosse team in its first loss at home this season. After a long week on the road, BYU came home to face an undefeated Colorado. This win brings Colorado to 12–0 and moves the Cougars to 11–2.

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.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #4 Denver Men’s Lacrosse (7-2) Roll To 14-5 Win Over Hobart On March 30

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The No. 4/4 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team had three student-athletes finish with hat tricks to help the Pioneers to a 14-5 win over Hobart on the road in Geneva, N.Y., at Boswell Field on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Pioneers to 7-2 on the season, 3-0 in Eastern College Athletics Conference play, while Hobart falls to 4-5 on the season, 1-2 in league play.
The Pioneers’ 7-2 start matches Denver’s best start to a season since 2011.
“We’re happy with the win,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “More importantly, it was a complete team effort from every player on the team as we prepared for and played this game. Our goalies were fantastic and Harley did an outstanding job filling in for Drew.”
Sophomore Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) led the Pioneers with five points off three goals and two assists, bringing his career hat trick total to nine. Berg now has 29 goals on the season, leading the Pioneers. Sophomore Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) finished with four points off three goals and an assist, while senior Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) finished with three goals for his 10th career hat trick.

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NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: #13 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Falls To #5 Loyola 9-4 On March 30

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Despite a career-high tying 14 saves from junior goalie Greg Dutton, the No. 12/13-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 5 Loyola, 9-4, Saturday in front of 1,877 fans in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes fall to 6-3 on the year (1-2 ECAC), while the Greyhounds improve to 8-2 (4-0 ECAC).
“Loyola is an excellent team and did an outstanding job,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “Defensively, we played our scheme and Greg did a great job in goal for us. Offensively, we have to find our identity. It was a 3-3 game and I thought we were doing some positive things, then we threw the ball away several times before the half and gave them some a couple goals that way. We have to find the balance between generating quality shots and not being so reckless with the ball.”
Ohio State returns to action at noon Saturday when it hosts Hobart in an ECAC game in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium televised by BTN.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #4 Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Edges #5 Syracuse 13-12 On March 30

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A rematch of an exciting 2012 national championship game lived up to its billing Saturday afternoon in Evanston as No. 4 Northwestern edged fifth-ranked Syracuse in an entertaining affair, 13-12. Just as they did in a one-goal win over Ohio State Wednesday, the Wildcats operated without a lead for the majority of the game before an Alyssa Leonard goal with 6:09 gave NU an edge it would not relinquish.
NU improved to 9-1 on the year with the victory and extended its winning streak in the all-time series with the Orange to 11 in a row.
Senior Ali Cassera fueled the Wildcats attack, scoring three times in the second half on her way to a career-best five goals for the game. Fellow senior Erin Fitzgerald netted a hat trick and one assist, while Amanda Macaluso scored twice and dished out the assist on Leonard’s game-winning tally.
Northwestern trailed by a slim 7-5 margin at halftime despite Syracuse’s overwhelming 11-2 edge on draw controls. Leonard and freshman Lauren Murray found more success in the circle in the second half, with each team claiming seven draws over the final 30 minutes.
A complete recap of Northwestern’s win over Syracuse will follow shortly.
Northwestern’s four-game homestand concludes Friday evening when the Wildcats host a pivotal American Lacrosse Conference matchup with No. 10 Penn State at Lakeside Field. Opening draw is slated for 7 p.m. CT.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #13 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse (6-2) Defeats James Madison 14-9 On March 30

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The 13th-ranked Stanford women’s lacrosse team won its fourth consecutive game Saturday as it earned a 14-9 victory at No. 19 James Madison.
After trailing by two goals at halftime, Stanford (6-2, 1-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) outscored James Madison (6-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) 9-2 in the second half to claim the comeback victory.
The Cardinal was led by junior Rachel Ozer who tallied a season-high seven points on five goals and two assists. Her five goals are tied for the ninth most in a single game in Stanford history.
Ozer leads Stanford with 36 points on 24 goals and 12 assists on the season.
“She had some lasers for shots and was playing fearless, which was awesome,” head coach Amy Bokker said.
Freshman Lucy Dikeou also provided strong offensive contributions, notching four goals, two ground balls and two draw controls. She is fourth on the team with 17 points (12-5).
“She definitely came out sharp in the first half,” Bokker said. “She had such great speed and I thought she did a great job utilizing that throughout the entire game.”
Stanford was strong on defense holding James Madison to 17 shots, including just six in the second half. The Cardinal also held a 15-10 advantage in draw controls.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #1 Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Falls To #19 St. John’s 12-10 On March 30 (Video)

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.

NCAA Lacrosse: #12 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse (6-2) Hosts #5 Loyola (7-2) On March 30

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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

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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

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The BYU lacrosse team returns to Provo after defeating three challenging competitors in California. BYU had a three game trip to Arizona the week before which ended in BYU’s first loss. However, the Cougars had redemption in this trip to California where they defeated two top 10 teams in the nation and another top program, the Oregon Ducks.

“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.

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