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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Women’s Lacrosse Never Trails And Defeats Stanford 14-10 On April 5


Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Stanford

University of Denver women’s lacrosse senior Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) tied both DU’s and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s single-game records with eight caused turnovers and added her first-career assist, leading the No. 20 Pioneers to a 14-10 win over No. 10 Stanford at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) had four goals and one assist for Denver (12-1, 4-0 MPSF), and senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) finished with three goals and an assist. Redshirt-senior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) tallied four points on one goal and three assists, while junior Annabelle Gilbride (Alexandria, Va.) scored two goals.
“Today was a great game. I thought the first half was exceptional on our end,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “We came out strong both offensively and defensively. The girls seemed very comfortable and knew what the game plan was today. I had a feeling that Mikayla Clark was going have a good game today, and she had the early caused turnover and the first goal of the game.”
DU’s all-time leader with 147 career caused turnovers, Henrich matched former Pioneer Kelly O’Connell, who also caused eight turnovers against Stanford on April 20, 2008. Henrich moved into eighth in NCAA history in career caused turnovers and also recorded her 48th caused turnover this season, breaking the team record she set last year. Henrich added three ground balls and two draw controls.

NCAA Lacrosse: Oregon Women’s Lacrosse (5-6) Hosts Cal Berkeley (6-4) In MPSF Game On April 7


Oregon Women's Lacrosse vs Cal

DUCKS HOST CALIFORNIA IN MPSF MATCH
The Oregon Ducks (5-6, 0-2) seek their first conference win of the season on Sunday afternoon when they take on the California Golden Bears (6-4, 3-0) at Papé Field in Eugene. Oregon is 7-6 all-time against California and has won the last three meetings.
LAST TIME OUT: OREGON VERSUS CALIFORNIA
The last time these two programs squared off was in the 2012 MPSF Tournament Semifinals on April 27, 2012 in Stanford, Calif. The Ducks won the game, 14-11, to advance to the tournament finals, where they went on to beat Stanford to advance to the NCAA Tournament Play-In Match. Hayley Milner and Nikki Puszcz each scored three goals in the match against California, while Shannon Propst added two.
DUCKS DROP HOME GAME TO USC
Oregon fell to USC, 12-10, in its last game on April 4. The game marked the first-ever live lacrosse game broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks. Junior Hayley Milner matched her career-high of five goals, which she set on March 26 at UConn in the loss. Five other Oregon players accounted for the other five goals.
PROPST MOVES UP ASSIST CHART IN LOSS TO USC
Junior Shannon Propst handed out three assists on April 4 against USC to give her 53 for her career and move her past Alison Leiner (51) for sixth place on Oregon’s all-time assist list. She is now just one assist shy of the No. 5 spot, which is currently held by Ilsa van den Berg, who posted 54 assists from 2006-09.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #10 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Faces #20 Denver In MPSF Showdown On April 5


Stanford Women's Lacrosse vs Denver

The 10th-ranked Stanford women’s lacrosse team will pursue its sixth consecutive victory as it takes on No. 20 Denver on Friday, April 5, at 3 p.m. (PT).
The Cardinal (6-2, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) and the Pioneers (11-1, 3-0 MPSF) are currently atop the conference standings and are the only MPSF teams ranked in the IWLCA top 20.
Stanford split the season series with Denver in 2012, winning the most recent meeting, 14-9, in the MPSF Tournament semifinals.
The Cardinal is coming off a dominating, 21-8, victory against Fresno State that included a 12-1 scoring run that lasted just over 21 minutes. Hannah Farr led Stanford with four goals and also contributed an assist. Farr tied teammate Julia Burns with a game-high five points. Burns recorded three goals and two assists.
Stanford has been strong offensively and is ranked 17th in the nation, scoring 13.5 goals per game.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #4 Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse (7-2) Travel To Providence (7-4) On April 7


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WCLA Lacrosse: Latest Coaches Poll Ranks Colorado State Women’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By BYU, Georgia, Florida Club And Texas


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Brigham Young’s ascension in the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) rankings has set the stage for a major weekend of non-varsity action in the RMLL and SWLL, respectively, as No. 1 Colorado State will face No. 2 BYU and No. 3 Georgia meets No. 4 Florida Club… Colorado State remained the unanimous No. 1 in this week’s WCLA Division I poll, but Brigham Young is not far behind. The Rams also will face pesky No. 15 Westminster, which took BYU to overtime before the Cougars prevailed… Elsewhere, Michigan Club fell from No. 3 to No. 7 after a loss to Colorado Club… UC Santa Barbara continues to tick up the rankings despite being inactive since March 15. The Gauchos face Rhode Island and Texas this weekend… Undefeated No. 9 Minnesota topped St. Cloud State 18-0 last week and will play in Michigan this weekend against Michigan State and Michigan Club… Miami (Ohio) hung on to the 20th spot in the rankings despite a 3-5 overall record.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #11 Cal Berkeley Men’s Lacrosse 12-7 Win Over #8 Oregon


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Senior physicist at LBNL and lacrosse parent for University of Oregon player.

The 8th ranked Oregon Duckes are in Berkeley to take on the 11th ranked CAL Bears in an out of conference MCLA lacrosse game.  In the last five meeting of these teams, the home team has prevailed.  Oregon is lead by senior attack Matt Johnson and CAL is riding senior attack Dan Cohen.  Cohen scores an incredible five goals and Sean Hayden gets a hat trick as CAL successfully defends their home field advantage with a 12-7 win.

MCLA Lacrosse: #1 Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Travels To #4 BYU In Big RMLC Conference Championship Game Rematch On April 5


Colorado State Men's Lacrosse Vs BYU

CSU Lacrosse will be looking to defend their RMLC title in a championship rematch against BYU Friday.
The Rams hit the road for the last time in the regular season for a pair of division games against BYU and Utah.
After showing their tenacity with an impressive comeback win in triple overtime against No. 5 Chapman March 25, the Rams have had a long break between games.
“Sometimes it’s tough to keep that mental edge when you don’t have the games, but I thought this week was great and I think practice went pretty well,” CSU coach Alex Smith said.
Friday’s game against BYU will be another marquee matchup, and a rematch of last year’s Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference Championship. The Rams won that game 14-7 with the help of senior Austin Fischer’s four goals and junior goalie Koltin Fatzinger’s four saves.
The Cougars are a physical team that will try to fluster the Rams with their gritty play.
“They like to get teams out of their element, get the ball on the ground, and push the other team around,” said Fischer.
BYU enters the game ranked fourth in the nation with an 11-2 record, while the Rams sit atop the polls at 10-0.
“Its always been a good game and its been split the past couple years,” BYU assistant coach Jordan Harris said. “Coming into it we know CSU is good and we know what they bring so we have been preparing pretty hard all week and to get ready and we are comfortable with our game plan and ready to go.”
BYU will be fired up for another shot against the Rams, who also beat them in the national semifinal on their way to their fifth national championship.
“I think the biggest challenge for us this game is how emotionally ready we get for the game because they are going to be really excited to play us and we need to rise to that challenge,” said Smith.
With CSU being one of the toughest defenses in the nation, BYU will have to capitalize on their chances.
http://www.collegian.com/2013/04/05/rmlc-championship-rematch-on-tap-for-csu-lacrosse/

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