Monthly Archives: April 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: #5 Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Faces #3 Syracuse In Big East Semifinal On May 2

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No. 5 Notre Dame (10-3) will face No. 3 Syracuse (11-3) Thursday in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship. The game is slated for 4:30 p.m. (ET) at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa.
• The Fighting Irish are the tournament’s No. 3 seed, while the Orange are the No. 2 seed. Top-seeded Villanova will face fourth-seeded Georgetown at 7 p.m. in the second semifinal. The winners will meet for the title at noon (ET) on Saturday.
• This will be the second meeting in six days between the Fighting Irish and Orange. Notre Dame fell to Syracuse, 10-4, on Saturday at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Villanova Men’s Lacrosse 19-11 Win Over Providence On April 27 To Win The 2013 Big East Lacrosse Regular Season Title, The First In Program’s History

The BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship schedule has been set, and the Villanova Wildcats (6-7, 5-1) have earned the No. 1 overall seed and will face No. Big East Men's Lacrosse Championship Trophy4 Georgetown (6-8, 3-3) at 7 p.m. at Villanova Stadium in the second semifinal game of the day. The game will be televised live on ESPN3/ and replayed on tape delay.

No. 2 seeded Syracuse ( 11-3, 5-1) will face the third-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-3, 4-2) at 4:30pm for semifinal one and the contest will be televised live on ESPNU.

The winners of each semifinal will face off in the Championship game at Noon on Saturday, May 4th. The winner will earn the BIG EAST automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Lacrosse Top Ten” Ranks St. Ignatius Prep #1 Followed By Corona Del Mar, La Costa Canyon, Torrey Pines And Cherry Creek

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1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 17-1

The Wildcats traveled East and picked up a signature 6-5 overtime victory over Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) in at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Spencer Evans got the winner with 2:38 left in the extra period. St. Ignatius then lost its first game of the season, 5-4, to Chaminade (N.Y.), which entered the game ranked second in the Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Boys’ Top 25 Poll.

2. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 15-2

The Sea Kings had their winning streak snapped at 36 games with a 10-9 loss to San Ramon Valley (Calif.). After knocking off Amador Valley (Calif.), Corona del Mar had another setback to St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.). The Sea Kings played one of the toughest schedules in the region.

3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 13-2

The Mavericks had a successful run against East Coast teams and followed that up with four more wins in California. La Costa Canyon also won its big rivalry game, 9-8 over Torrey Pines (Calif.). The game was tied six times before Dino Renna got the game-winner.

4. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 11-3

The Falcons dropped their rivalry game to La Costa Canyon, but bounced back with a victory over Coronado (Calif.). Torrey Pines is part of the Open Division playoff system this season and is primed to make a deep playoff run.

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 8-4

The Bruins’ only losses are to out-of-state teams and are riding a five-game winning streak. In a rematch of last year’s state championship game against Arapahoe (Colo.), Cherry Creek got a measure of revenge with a 10-7 victory.

6. Bellevue (Wash.), 13-2

The Wolverines got battle-tested with a trip to New York and returned with four dominant victories. Bellevue remains undefeated in Washington State with five regular season games remaining, including a huge match-up against Mercer Island (Wash.).

7. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 15-4

The Knights have won five consecutive games since losing to Medfield (Mass.) earlier in the month. Foothill-Santa Ana closes out the regular with a tough game against Yorba Linda (Calif.), which has only one loss all season to Sage Hill (Calif.).

8. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) 16-4

The Tartans picked up three signature victories to enter the rankings this week. St. Margaret’s handed Corona del Mara only its second defeat in two years and then knocked off a tough JSerra (Calif.) twice to win the Trinity League regular season.

9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 14-2

The Dons continue to roll. Cathedral Catholic won its 11th game in a row over Rancho Bernardo. The Dons have four remaining regular season games and then are poised to make a deep playoff run.

10. Columbine (Colo.), 8-4

The Rebels remain in the heat of the state title chase and have yet to lose a game in-state. Columbine knocked off a tough Mullen team, 5-3, and has three regular season games remaining, including a tough matchup against No. 5 Cherry Creek.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Latest Coaches Poll Ranks Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Colorado, Chapman, Arizona State And BYU

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We’re into the postseason now and there are a lot of automatic qualifying bids to be fought over. One bid that is already in the bag belongs to Texas, who grabbed the LSA automatic qualifier by beating Texas State in the final. It’s the third straight trip to the dance for the Longhorns and the seventh in program history.
Colorado State remained comfortably on top of the poll with no movement from last week among the Top 8.
Who’s Hot
Stanford (+3): The Cardinal was starting to lose some of their luster, but a clutch victory over California restored their reputation.
Who’s Not
California (-4): Stanford smacked the Bears around in the regular season finale, but they’ll meet again in the WCLL semifinals.
Virginia Tech (Out): There was a lot of promise for the Hokies this spring, but they just couldn’t find a way to win the big game.


NCAA Lacrosse: Latest IWLCA Coaches Poll Ranks Maryland Women’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Florida, North Carolina, Northwestern And Syracuse


The top-ranked Terps are the consensus No. 1 team for the fifth week in a row, and Florida eanred all 20 second-place votes to give the latest IWLCA Division I coaches’ poll a clear 1-2 as April comes to a close. Conference tournaments continue this week with seven more AQs up for grabs, from the ALC, America East, Big East, CAA, Ivy League, MAAC and MPSF.
Who’s Hot?
Virginia (+7): The Cavaliers salvaged their NCAA playoff hopes by beating Duke in the ACC quarterfinals before falling to Maryland in the semifinals to finish with a 9-9 record. Virginia shot up seven spots as a result.
Who’s Not?
Stanford: The Cardinal dropped from No. 14 to out of the Top 20, after losing to unranked UC Davis in overtime and edging California 14-13 on Sunday. A rematch with Cal awaits in the MPSF tournament.


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Major League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Denver Outlaws 21-16 Win Over Charlotte On April 27

The Denver Outlaws proved to be too much for the Charlotte Hounds as they closed a 21-16 decision Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Player of the Game, Chris Bocklet, scored a game-high six goals. Midfielder Jeremy Sieverts contributed three goals, including one two-point goal, as well as an assist. The Outlaws face-off duo of Anthony Kelly and Stephen Robarge went 24-39 on the evening. Hounds attackman Matt Danowski led the way for Charlotte, scoring five goals, and adding two assists.  The Outlaws will travel to Ohio to take on the Machine Saturday, May 4, at 8:00 PM. The Charlotte Hounds are headed to Rochester on Sunday, May 5, each team seeking their first win of the 2013 season.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #1 Maryland Women’s Lacrosse 12-8 ACC Championship Game Win Over #3 North Carolina On April 28

Maryland won its 5th straight ACC Women’s Lacrosse championship with a 12-8 victory over North Carolina at Fetzer Field on Sunday.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Loyola Men’s Lacrosse 8-4 Win Over Johns Hopkins On April 27

Important, exciting game won by Loyola 8-4 before a packed house at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  RHS Productions.

High School Lacrosse: West Region #1 St. Ignatius Prep Boys Lacrosse Defeated Seton Hall Prep 6-5 In Overtime At Big City Lacrosse Classic On April 27

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From right, Seton Hall Prep’s Chris Donovan advances the ball upfield as Saint Ignatius Prep’s Chad bell defends during 2nd quarter boys lacrosse action in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Andrew Miller/For The Star-Ledger

Seton Hall Prep tied the game with 12 seconds remaining in regulation thanks to a goal from Pino Bio, but Spencer Evans ended the game 1:22 into overtime to lift St. Ignatius (Calif.) over Seton Hall Prep, 6-5, in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on Saturday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

In a game in which his team played one of the premiere lacrosse programs on the West Coast, Seton Hall Prep coach Dave Giarrusso was proud of the way his kids fought against a school he knew all too well.

Seton Hall Prep jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to goals from Ryan Giordano and Dan Ferguson. But St. Ignatius countered with two goals from Matt Emery and one from Joe Lang and led 3-2 at halftime.

Jayson Bevacqua scored in the third quarter for Seton Hall Prep to tie the game at 3-3. St. Ignatius received goals from David Fleming and Chad Bell to go up 5-3 in the fourth quarter, and Seton Hall’s Brendan Barrett scored on an extra man opportunity to cut it to 5-4 with 1:52 remaining.

Ryan Leigh won the ensuing draw and Seton Hall Prep kept possession. With 12 seconds remaining, Bio let a shot fly from 15 yards out and found the back of the net to send the game into overtime. To start overtime, Peter Marchetto won his team’s 12th of 14 draws and Seton Hall Prep had the ball on offense. But St. Ignatius goalie Cyrus Scott intercepted a pass and St. Ignatius went on offense. Evans sank the goal 20 seconds later to lift St. Ignatius.

St. Ignatius coach Chris Packard, who was an assistant at St. Ignatius along with Giarrusso, was thankful to his friend for the opportunity to come cross-country.

“Dave has been referred to as ‘The Godfather of Lacrosse’ in California and that is exactly how I feel about him,” Packard said. “I could not be prouder of him for what he’s done in order for us to advance as a program with the seeds he planted 20 years ago in California. It’s tough to have to compete with someone like that because he is such a good man. I think his players emulate what we thought they would and they play as hard as they can for him.”

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NCAA Lacrosse: Final MPSF Regular Season Lacrosse Standings Released Featuring Denver Women’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Stanford, Cal Berkeley And USC; Tournament Semifinals Pit Denver Vs USC And Stanford Vs Cal Berkeley

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