Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: #5 Denver Men’s Lacrosse (5-2) Hosts Air Force (4-4) On March 23


Denver Men's Lacrosse host Air Force

The No. 5/5 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team remains at home this week, hosting the Air Force Academy Falcons at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday. Opening face-off is slated for 1 p.m. MT.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Top Games Of The Week Feature #5 Chapman At #3 Colorado, #12 Sonoma State At #17 Virginia Tech And #6 BYU Vs #8 Oregon


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No. 5 Chapman (7-2) at No. 3 Colorado (9-0) – Saturday, 7 p.m. MT

COYNE: Chapman was having trouble closing the deal earlier this season against Oregon and BYU, but the Panthers appear to have corrected that problem, rattling off six straight wins, including two one-goal triumphs against Arizona State and Grand Canyon and a two-goal victory over Richmond. That’s a big mental hurdle to have conquered, and should be a huge benefit once Greenville rolls around.

Speaking of nationals, depending on how the seeds play out, this could very well be a semifinal preview. Chapman’s speed out of the midfield will be where it has to make its money against Colorado, but the Buffs have been excellent at matching up well with talented middies and has been equally consistent quashing transition opportunities – always a Chapman staple. It’s going to be close and low-scoring, but I’ll be the Buffs at home, 7-6.

SCHOOLER: Coming off a fresh viewing on the Buffs, I think they are a good team, but not the third best team in the league. That position lies with ASU or Chapman. Call it SLC bias, but the Panthers will shut down the Buff’s offense. Colorado has scored seven, eight, and six goals against Oregon, LMU, and UCSB, respectively. One of those teams is not even ranked. So unless Colorado can turn things around, I think Chaptown takes this one home, 8-5.

No. 12 Sonoma State (4-2) at No. 17 Virginia Tech (6-3) – Saturday, 5 p.m.

COYNE: The jury is still out on these two teams. Both came into the season with a lot of promise and both have underwhelmed to this point in the season, so it’s appropriate that they square off on the Seawolves’ trip to Virginia. Both of these teams have struggled on big trips this year — ‘Noma couldn’t handle their sojourn to Oregon and the Hokies were humbled in Colorado.

Both teams will get a chance to scout each other out — Sonoma plays Richmond on Wednesday and VT faces George Washington on Friday night — so there won’t be any surprises. With a pair of decent defenses, this one will come down to who can find a way to score. So far this year, both have been weak in that department, but the Hokies have more untapped offensive resources. Tech, 8-7.

SCHOOLER: I commend the Seawolves (still hard to call them this) for making a trip to the east coast in March. Not many teams would do that. While it is a bit chilly right now, it is supposed to warm up for the weekend to temperatures similar to that of Northern California. So I do not think weather will be an issue.

The key for Doug Carl will be shutting down the high powered Hokies attack. So far this has not been an issue for many of the top teams and I put Sonoma in that category. Seawolves win, 11-8.

No. 6 BYU (8-1) vs. No. 8 Oregon (7-2) – Monday, 7 p.m. PT (at Berkeley, Calif.)

COYNE: BYU brings some traditional family values to the bacchanalia of Nick’s hometown with the hopes of getting the ship back on course after stumbling against Arizona State over the weekend. Meanwhile, Oregon is trying to build on its modest, three-game winning streak with games against Cal on Saturday and then the Cougars on Monday.

Both of these teams have jelled a lot quicker to this point than I thought they would and now they are both in midseason form. Mike Fabrizio (5.1 ppg) has filled the shoes of the departed Ted Ferrin for BYU while the Ducks have kept their usual balance between midfield and attack scoring. As such, this game will come down to the little things. The biggest little thing is going to be faceoffs. The Cougars struggled against ASU in that department and it showed on the scoreboard while Oregon boasts one of the top draw-men around in Trey Norris. Extra possessions will be the key as the Ducks win, 10-8.

SCHOOLER: I don’t know what is going on with these two teams. Both have some consistency problems, so I guess this will make for an interesting game. BYU has been slipping recently with the loss to ASU and near loss to GCU. That must have been a tough trip to Arizona. Oregon has similar problems with a crushing defeat early in the season to Stanford and a close win over Simon Fraser.

So I like this game as the game of the week. This is a defining game for both teams. The winner moves up and the loser moves down. Senior Matt Johnson has been solid for the Ducks while Mike Fabrizio and Jake Ferrin have been a solid attack/mid combo for the Cougars. This is a coin flip, but my gut tells me that BYU will pull this off, 11-10.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/club/2012-13/news/032113_schooling_schooler_handicapping_the_player_of_year_race

Major League Lacrosse: CBS Sports Network Announces That It Will Air 20 MLL Games, 18 Episodes Of “Inside The MLL” Nationally In 2013


Major League Lacrosse and CBS Sports Network Television Schedule

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and CBS Sports Network announced today the television schedule for the 2013 season. The network will air 20 nationally televised games in addition to all 18 episodes of ‘Inside the MLL,’ the League’s 30-minute magazine show.
“We are very excited to expand the number of games on CBS Sports Network to 20 this season,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “Paired with our weekly magazine show ‘Inside the MLL’ it will give our fans unfettered access to the best MLL has to offer.”
The first nationally televised game of the season will be Saturday, May 18 featuring the Rochester Rattlers and the Denver Outlaws, from Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game will air at 10:00 PM, ET on a one hour same-day delayon CBS Sports Network. The Network will feature several high profile games throughout the season, including Denver’sannual fireworks game on Thursday, July 4, when the Outlaws host the New York Lizards at 9:00 PM, ET. Additionally, CBS Sports Network will televise the Rochester home game against the Boston Cannons, from Kennesaw State University Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga.

Full CBS Sports Network Schedule: (All times Eastern)

Day

Date

Visitor

Home

Time

Sat

5/18

Rochester

Denver

10 PM

Thu

5/23

Hamilton

Ohio

7:30 PM

Fri

5/31

Charlotte

New York

7:30 PM

Sat

6/1

Hamilton

Chesapeake

7:30 PM

Sun

6/2

Ohio

Rochester

5:00 PM

Thu

6/6

Chesapeake

New York

7:00 PM

Fri

6/7

Boston

Rochester

8:00 PM

Sat

6/15

Denver

Chesapeake

6:30 PM

Sat

6/22

Chesapeake

Charlotte

5:30 PM

Sat

6/22

Ohio

Denver

8:00 PM

Sat

6/29

Charlotte

Denver

10 PM

Sun

6/30

New York

Rochester

3:00 PM

Thu

7/4

New York

Denver

9:00 PM

Sun

7/7

Hamilton

Rochester

3:00 PM

Thu

7/18

Boston

Chesapeake

7:30 PM

Sat

7/20

Denver

Rochester

1:00 PM

Sat

7/27

Rochester

New York

6:30 PM

Sun

8/4

Denver

New York

5:00 PM

Sat

8/10

Denver

Hamilton

3:00 PM

Sat

8/24

MLL Semi-Final #2

4:00 PM

* Game on one-hour same-day delay

Full “Inside the MLL” Schedule:

Episode

Date

Day

Time

1

4/25

Thursday

7:00 PM

2

5/2

Thursday

7:00 PM

3

5/9

Thursday

7:00 PM

4

5/16

Thursday

7:00 PM

5

5/23

Thursday

7:00 PM

6

6/6

Thursday

6:30 PM

7

6/13

Thursday

7:00 PM

8

6/20

Thursday

7:00 PM

9

6/27

Thursday

7:00 PM

10

7/4

Thursday

8:30 PM

11

7/11

Thursday

7:00 PM

12

7/18

Thursday

7:00 PM

13

7/25

Thursday

7:00 PM

14

8/1

Thursday

7:00 PM

15

8/8

Thursday

7:00 PM

16

8/15

Thursday

7:00 PM

17

8/22

Thursday

7:00 PM

18

8/29

Thursday

7:00 PM

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: WILA Releases Men’s Lacrosse Standings And Players Of The Week


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With all four WILA’s teams’ east coast trips now in the books, the WILA wades into league play this week, which has a light schedule of just two games… Defending WILA Champions COLORAOD MESA will visit the two California-based schools this week playing at NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR in a match-up of the WILA’s first two champions on Thursday (Mar. 21) before facing DOMINICAN on Saturday (Mar. 23) in a battle of teams picked first and second in this year’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll (see page 6)… ADAMS STATE is off this week… The Grizzlies have returned to Colorado after a 3-game trip to Florida, which saw them drop all three games to Saint Leo, Florida Southern and Rollins… Notre Dame de Namur, the 2011 WILA Champions, also went to the southeastern United States last week and came back with a 2-1 record, picking up a neutral-site win over Ohio Valley (W. Va.) in Mooresville, N.C. last Wednesday (Mar. 13) before claiming a Friday night (Mar. 15) win at Shorter (Ga.)… Both came by 1-goal margins (6-5 & 15-4)… The Argos then ended the trip with a setback at Mars HIll (N.C.) on Sunday (Mar. 17)… Colorado Mesa had a light week last week, but did pick up a 14-8 exhibition victory at Westminster (Utah) on Saturday (Mar. 16)… Dominican has been off since last Tuesday (Mar. 12), when they lost at top-ranked Mercyhurst (Pa.)… Colorado Mesa is 2-2 all-time against both Notre Dame de Namur and Dominican… The Mavericks won both games against Notre Dame de Namur last year and claimed a home win over Dominican for the second straight year in 2012… Dominican, which started the season off with a win over Notre Dame de Namur, has the lead in the WILA standings by virtue of that win although Colorado Mesa has the WILA’s best overall record at 2-2.

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NCAA Women’s Lacrosse: MPSF Releases March 20 Women’s Lacrosse Standings


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NCAA Lacrosse: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse (4-2) Hosts San Diego State (5-2) On March 22


Oregon Women's Lacrosse vs San Diego State

The Oregon Ducks (4-2, 0-0 MPSF) square off against San Diego State (5-2, 1-0 MPSF) Friday afternoon in Eugene. The Ducks are coming off a 13-5 loss to No. 2 Florida that snapped a four-game winning streak. Meanwhile, San Diego State has won three-straight overall. However, Friday’s game against Oregon just the third game away from home for the Aztecs. San Diego State is 1-1 in games played on the road this season.
Oregon has lost just twice this year and both of the losses have come against ranked opponents. On March 16 against No. 2 Florida, the Ducks played the Gators even in the draw control category. Junior Shannon Propst led the Oregon offense with two goals and one assist.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Denver Women’s Lacrosse (8-1) 13-8 Come-From-Behind Road Win Over Vermont On March 20


Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Vermont

Sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) scored three goals and added four assists to lead the University of Denver women’s lacrosse team to a 13-8 come-from-behind road win over the University of Vermont on Thursday afternoon at Virtue Field.
Sophomore Rachael Dillon (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) and junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) also recorded hat-tricks for the Pioneers (8-1). Dillon did so on just three shots, on Denver’s way to its sixth-straight win.
DU trailed Vermont (4-5) by a score of 6-2 before scoring 11 of the game’s next 12 goals.
“We didn’t get off to the best of starts today,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “With that said, I thought we made some great adjustments in the second half to hold them to two goals. We got great second-half performances from Jenn, Kara and Jill, and I thought Chelsea Cook (Bay Shore, N.Y.) was pretty strong the entire game. Moving forward, we need to focus on putting together a full 60-minute performance.”
Redshirt-senior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) found the back of the net twice and added an assist, while senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) added two goals. Cook came up with three groundballs to play a role in Denver’s defensive performance. Redshirt sophomore goalie Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made nine saves to earn the victory.

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