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NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse (5-2) Keeps It Close In First-Half, Loses To #7 Salisbury 9-4 At Sea Gull Stadium On March 20

Colorado College Men's Lacrosse vs. Salisbury

Coaches will tell you there is no such thing as a moral victory, but Colorado College can feel pretty good about its effort on Wednesday night at No. 7 Salisbury University.
Senior attackman Charles Curtis struck for two goals and added a pair of assists, while freshman goaltender Chase Murphy recorded 12 assists to keep the Tigers within striking distance. The reigning Division III national champion Seagulls, however, broke the game open with four consecutive markers in the third period and went on to post a 9-4 victory.
Thanks to tallies by junior midfielder Jack Kreitler and freshman midfielder Eric Neumeyer, both off of feeds from Curtis, CC trailed just 4-2 at halftime. The deficit was still manageable after Salisbury’s Eric Kluge notched his third goal of the contest 4:26 into the second half.
But with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter, the Seagulls extended their lead to 7-2 when Greg Korvin and Zeke Smith scored just 22 seconds apart, and Wade Korvin gave his team a six-goal advantage with 31 seconds to go in the frame.
Curtis scored his first goal with two seconds remaining in the third quarter to make the count 8-3, and after Luke Phipps added a man-up tally 1:20 into the fourth stanza, the Colorado College co-captain struck for a man-up goal of his own off a pass from senior attackman Steve Rijo to close out the scoring.
Once again, Murphy was stellar between the pipes, finishing with double-digit saves for the fourth time this season. Freshman defenseman Tim Jenkins paced the defensive effort with thee caused turnovers and four ground balls.

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WCLA Lacrosse: #6 BYU Women’s Lacrosse (7-3) Faces Arizona And Arizona State On March 22, 23

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BYU women’s lacrosse hopes to keep its sixth place ranking when it competes in Arizona this weekend.
The BYU women’s lacrosse team ended its 2012 season ranked 10th at the WCLA National Tournament. The Cougars have already surpassed last season’s success, ranking sixth this 2013 season. The Cougars have a winning record, losing only three of its seven games, despite a smaller roster.
“We’ve had a solid season so far but we know that we still have a difficult season coming up,” senior Brooke Smith said. “We can’t lose focus. Our team is smaller this year, but we’ve done a great job at making sure everyone is up to the necessary level of play to help us become successful.”
Arizona State has a similar record to that of BYU, losing only four of its nine games this season. Arizona State lost to Pittsburgh, a team that BYU beat 11–9 in its third game of the season. The other competitor, the University of Arizona, ranks just above ASU in the Division 1 South Conference standings. University of Arizona is the team to beat this weekend, although its record is only 4–4.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Cal Berkeley Women’s Lacrosse (4-3) Defeats Fresno State 16-8 On March 19

Cal Berkeley Women's Lacrosse vs Fresno State

Behind a strong game from senior attacker Megan Takacs, the California lacrosse team defeated Fresno State, 16-8, Tuesday afternoon at Fresno State. With the win, the Golden Bears (4-3, 3-0) have won four of their last five games and are in first place in the MPSF Conference.
In addition to her four goals, Takacs’ 11 draw controls were huge for the Bears in maintaining possession. It was the second time in her career that she notched 11 draws in a single game (April 4, 2012, vs. UC Davis). The 11 draws also tied for second in the MPSF single-game record book. With 116 career goals, she stands in fourth on Cal’s all-time career goals list, eight shy of third and nine shy of second.
“Megan was outstanding today on draws and helping us maintain possession,” head coach Ginger Miles said. “This was a team win today. Our offense played well, we made clean transitions and our defense made some key stops. This is a scrappy Fresno State team and they battled. It was an all around great team effort by us.”
Takacs was not the only Bear to score four goals. Fellow senior attacker Alexa Rozelle also scored four times to give her 10 goals on the season. Rozelle’s scores were big because they helped Cal jump out of the gate with a 5-1 lead in the first half. Her fourth goal came in the final minute of the first half to give the Bears momentum into the break with a 9-4 lead.
At the outset of the second half, Takacs, Melissa Humphrey and Paige Gasparino all scored to give the Bears a commanding 12-4 lead.


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High School Boys Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Top 10” For March 20 Ranks La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse (CA) #1 Followed By Arapahoe (CO), St. Ignatius Prep (CA), Corona Del Mar (CA) And Cherry Creek (CO)

Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

1. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 3-0

The Mavericks opened the season with a 7-3 victory over St. Margaret’s Episcopal. La Costa Canyon held St. Margaret’s scoreless in the first half. The Mavericks, who are shooting for their sixth San Diego championship, also beat a tough Cathedral Catholic team 7-5 and surged past Fallbrook 15-5.

2. Arapahoe (Colo.), 3-0

The Warriors opened league play with a 14-6 victory over Heritage and then knocked off Brighton and Smoky Hill by an average of almost 10 goals. Arapahoe is looking for its fourth state title in six years.

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 5-0

The Wildcats have raced out to five consecutive victories in impressive style. St. Ignatius knocked off No. 6 Torrey Pines 12-7, avenging its only loss last season. Junior Jake Long led the way in the win with six goals.

4. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 4-0

The Sea Kings continued their early-season dominance with a 15-2 victory over Sage Hill. Jack Ortlieb led the way with five goals and Casey Mix added three. In its four games this season, Corona del Mar outscored opponents 60-13.

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 1-0

The Bruins cruised past Rock Canyon 12-2 in their first regular season game. Cherry Creek has an eight-day layoff before taking on Wheat Ridge. A trip to Maryland against MIAA powers St. Paul’s and Severn is scheduled for the end of the month. The Bruins defeated St. Paul’s last season.

6. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 2-1

The Falcons opened the season with back-to-back wins over Carlsbad and Jserra Catholic, 13-4 and 13-3 respectively. However, Torrey Pines fell to No. 3 St. Ignatius, 12-7. The Falcons have another big match-up against undefeated Poway (4-0) this week.

7. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 4-0

The Sea Kings are off to a strong start with four straight victories to open the season. Palos Verdes has averaged 17.3 goals per game and allowed a total of 14.

8. Bellevue (Wash.), 3-0

The Wolverines picked up a huge victory to open the season, 14-6 over Bainbridge Island. Cole Johnson led the way with six goals for Bellevue. The Wolverines followed that game with victories over Woodinville and Emerald Ridge-Puyallup, outscoring them 37-6.

9. Issaquah (Wash.), 2-0

The defending state champions made quick work of Liberty with a 15-1 victory to open the season. Issaquah was equally impressive in its next game by beating Bellarmine Prep, 17-1. The Eagles have tough non-conference game this week against Nevada powers Henderson Red and Palo Verde.

10. Brophy Prep (Ariz.), 6-0

The Broncos continued their surge to open the season and cracked this week’s top-10 with victories over Salpointe Catholic and Horizon. Brophy Prep has put together a tough non-conference schedule near the end of the month with games against Denver East (Colo.), West Linn (Ore.), Bellarmine Prep (Wash.), Lincoln (Ore.), Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) and St. Ignatius (Calif.).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/032013_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

International Lacrosse: “2013 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup” In Oshawa Canada Releases Schedule Of Play; 19 Teams Compete On July 10-20

2013 FIL Women's Lacrosse World Championship Schedule

FIL is pleased to announce that the 2013 Women’s World Cup schedule of play has been released.
2013 is the largest ever Women’s World Cup, with 19 teams competing from four continents.
Hong Kong, Israel, Latvia and Sweden will be competing in their first ever FIL Women’s event and Canada is hosting their first ever Senior World Cup.
The event will be played over 10 days, commencing with an Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 9 July and concluding with the gold medal game, as well as other final matches, on Saturday 20 July.

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For more:  http://filacrosse.com/women/2013-world-cup-schedule-of-play-released/

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights From USC Women’s Lacrosse 15-8 Loss To Bryant On Mar 19

USC Women's Lacrosse vs Bryant

The USC women’s lacrosse team (5-6) dropped a 15-8 decision to Bryant (3-3) at the Bryant Turf Complex on Tuesday, March 19. The Women of Troy had a short two-day turnaround since their last match and made the cross-country trek to Rhode Island for the week of spring break, but a slow start to the game had the Trojans playing catch-up for most of the second half.
Freshman attack Caroline de Lyra recorded four goals and dished out two assists to highlight USC performances. Freshman midfield Paige Bonomi added two goals while freshman attack Caroline Cordrey and freshman midfield Amanda Johansen each contributed one goal apiece. Following a stellar defensive performance against Marquette, the Trojans struggled to force turnovers against Bryant and picked up just eight ground balls in the game.

NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Chapman Women’s Lacrosse (8-2) Tops Puget Sound 22-7 On Mar 18

Chapman Women's Lacrosse vs Puget Sound

An impressive second-half performance featuring a 13-2 run led the Chapman University women’s lacrosse team to its fourth straight win as they defeated Puget Sound, 22-7 on Monday afternoon at Wilson Field. Freshman midfielder Kelsey Mackin scored seven goals off the bench for the Panthers, four of which came in the second half.
With 10:35 remaining in the first half, senior Julia Schulman pulled the visiting Loggers within one on an unassisted goal, narrowing the score to 5-4. This was the closest Puget Sound would get as Chapman went on a 4-1 run to close the half with a 9-5 lead.
Schulman scored six goals for the Loggers, five of which came in the first half.
After allowing a goal to sophomore Rachael Silva to open the second half, the Panthers stepped it up on both sides of the field with a 12-0 run that started with 27:14 on the clock and a Shelley LaMotte free position goal. The Loggers were limited to 10 shots by the Panther defense in the half and were unable to score until 1:46 remained in the game.
LaMotte and freshman attacker Kylee Moore finished with three goals each and were two of 10 Panthers to score in the game. The second half run was held together by senior goalkeeper Anjali Thota, who allowed just two goals on eight shots-on-goal. She split time in the net with junior Kara Podesta, who collected eight saves in the first half.

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