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

Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Hobart

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.

Denver men's lacrosse 2011 banner

Hobart Men's Lacrosse

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

Ohio State Men's Lacrosse vs Loyola

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.

Loyola Men's Lacrosse Banner

Ohio State Men's Lacrosse 2012 Media Guide

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

Northwestern Women's Lacrosse vs Syracuse

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.

Northwestern Lacrosse

Syracuse Women's Lacrosse

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

Stanford Women's Lacrosse

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.

Stanford Women's Lacrosse

JMU Women's Lacrosse

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.