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NCAA Lacrosse: Cal Berkeley Women’s Lacrosse (7-4) Gets 14-10 Road Win Over Oregon On April 7


Cal Berkeley Women's Lacrosse vs Oregon

Megan Takacs and Melissa Humphrey scored half of California’s goals as the Golden Bears defeated Oregon, 14-10, Sunday afternoon in Eugene, Ore. With the win, Cal improved to 7-4 overall and remained undefeated in conference play at 4-0.
Takacs paced the Bears with four goals, while Humphrey was right behind her with three goals and an assist. Gaby Christman and Amelia Burke also notched two goals each.
The Bears, who entered the contest in a tie for first place in the MPSF Conference, traded goals with Oregon to start the game. The Ducks led, 3-2, when Cal scored five unanswered goals on a streak that extended into the second half.
“We didn’t really make any adjustments at halftime, but we told the girls that our two-goal lead at the half was not going to be enough,” head coach Ginger Miles said. “We played well over the course of the game. We executed our gameplan.”
Starting with Cal’s five-goal streak, until there were five minutes remaining in the contest, the Bears had only allowed three goals from the Ducks. Cal led, 14-6, before Oregon scored four times in the game’s final minutes.
This win was a little sweeter for the Bears since Oregon was the team that knocked Cal out of the 2012 MPSF Tournament.
“This was a game that we were fired up about since they beat us in the conference tournament last year,” Miles said. “We had been working hard all week long at practice in preparing for this game. Our girls were really excited about it.”
Defensively for the Bears, goalkeeper Megan McGinnis notched 11 saves for the third time this year, and it was also her fourth game of 2013 with double-digit saves. Grace Parente notched six ground balls. She leads the team in that category with 22.
With her four goals, Takacs took over sole possession of second place on Cal’s all-time career goals list, now with 129. She is 16 scores shy of the all-time record. With her lone assist on the day, Humphrey is tied for second all-time at Cal in career assists with 63. She is 20 helpers away from first.

NCAA Lacrosse: #3 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Wins 2-Overtime Thriller 11-10 Over Bellarmine On April 7


Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Bellarmine

Senior Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.) scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period, as the No. 3/3 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated Bellarmine 11-10 Sunday afternoon at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium in front of 2,027 fans. The win brings the Pioneers to 9-2 on the season, 4-0 in Eastern College Athletic Conference action, while the Knights fall to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in ECAC play.
Senior Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) matched a career-high with four goals, tallying his 10th career hat-trick. He also added one assist to finish with five points. Law finished with five points on three goals and two assists. Sophomore Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, British Columbia) recorded two goals, bringing his season total to 33, while senior Colin Scott (Ridgefield, Conn.) tallied a pair of assists.
The Pioneers recorded 57 shots in the contest, three shy of tying the DU Division I single-game record, but Bellarmine goalkeeper Dillon Ward finished with 20 saves to hold Denver to 11 goals. Ward came into today’s game as the top goalie in the country in save percentage and ranked No. 3 in saves per game. Michael Ward recorded two goals and one assist for the Knights, while Cameron Gardner and Lance Robinson tallied two goals apiece.
“We knew it was going to be a tough game and their goalie was just phenomenal,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “I thought our guys played really hard. We have to give credit to the other team’s defense and goalie because they came out and played tough the entire game. The guys showed a lot of courage to come back multiple times during the game to get the win.”
Both teams were held scoreless for the first nine minutes of action, before Berg got the Pioneers on the board with 5:30 remaining in the first quarter. The Knights leveled the score two minutes later on a tally from Ward, but the Pioneers retook the lead with two seconds left in the first quarter, when sophomore goalkeeper Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) passed the ball the length of the field to Law, who fired it past the goalie. It was LaPlante’s first career assist. LaPlante finished the day with five saves.
Bellarmine wasted no time in the second quarter, as it scored back-to-back goals to take a 3-2 lead just over 2:30 into the quarter. The Pioneers answered with two goals from Berg and Flint to retake the lead at 4-3, but the Knights evened the score on a goal from Gardner with 6:50 remaining in the second quarter, and the teams entered the break tied at four.
Flint brought the Pioneers back on top when he fired the ball into the back of the net, two minutes into the second half, before sophomore Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) brought the lead to 6-4 with just over seven minutes left in the third quarter. Bellarmine answered, however, with two straight goals from Robinson to tie the game with just over 5:30 remaining in the quarter, and the teams entered the closing frame tied at six.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #8 Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Middie Henry Schoonmaker (Lincoln HS, OR) Tallies Six Points (4 Goals, 2 Assists) In Leading Orange To A 13-12 Win Over #7 Princeton On April 6; Follows Colgate’s Peter Baum (2012 Tewaaraton Award) As Latest Lincoln High Star Making Impact At D1 Level


Syracuse Men's Lacrosse Henry Schoonmaker vs Princeton


Late in the fourth quarter of the best game of his young career, Henry Schoonmaker (Lincoln HS, OR) needed a break.
After the redshirt freshman poked the ball free on a faceoff to get the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team possession, he scored the tying goal and scooped up the ground ball on the ensuing faceoff to give the Orange a chance to take the lead.
John Desko took a timeout to set up his offense.
Schoonmaker — exhausted by that point — walked slowly over to the sideline, happy his career night would briefly be put on hold.
“I was a little happy when the timeout came,” he said. “I haven’t felt like that since high school running that much. It was definitely nice to get that timeout.”
Senior JoJo Marasco ultimately scored the game winning goal on that possession, but Schoonmaker was the key in No. 8 Syracuse’s 13-12 come-from-behind win over No. 7 Princeton on Saturday at Princeton Stadium. The midfielder tallied a career-high six points on four goals and two assists to spark the Orange offense but also came up huge as a wing on faceoffs. He made big plays to start and finish the game for SU (7-2).
“He definitely came out with a bang today,” junior Matt Harris said. “He’s a stud athlete. He can run. He can pass. He can shoot. I think it was kind of his coming out party today.”
Schoonmaker got involved with early with two quick goals in the first quarter but showed up again in the fourth to help SU rally for the win.
Princeton took a 12-10 lead with 6:57 left, but Syracuse quickly mounted a comeback. Billy Ward scored from the top of the crease on a feed from Marasco, and Schoonmaker took over from there.
Tigers faceoff specialist Justin Murphy won the ensuing faceoff forward, but Schoonmaker flew in from the wing to poke the ball away. After Harris eventually gobbled up the ground ball, Schoonmaker ripped a shot into the top corner to even the score at 12-12.
On the next faceoff, the sophomore ripped the ball out of a scrum at the X and picked it up himself this time to give SU possession.

For more:  http://www.syracuse.com/orangelacrosse/index.ssf/2013/04/henry_schoonmaker_syracuse_lac.html

National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (6-8) Defeat Edmonton 9-7 To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive


Colorado Mammoth vs Edmonton

The Colorado Mammoth and Edmonton Rush entered Saturday night’s game at Rexall Place as the two hottest teams in the National Lacrosse League. The Rush had won five straight, the Mammoth three of four. Colorado goalie Tye Belanger stoned his opponent all evening, recording 48 saves in the 9-7 victory.
“The defense is keeping the shots to the outside – they’re packing it in,” said the 22-year-old, who improved to 4-2 this season. “They’re giving me easy saves.”
Hamley’s squad was minus-20 in shots-on-goal. But the Rush only mustered three even-strength tallies. Three of the other four were on the power-play, one was short-handed.
“There’s nothing left to say; the kid’s just been outstanding,” said Hamley of his netminder. “He’s given everybody else confidence. He’s given the coaches confidence. He’s given the defense confidence. In turn, it’s helping our offense be a little more patient and pick their times…”
Casey Powell led the Mammoth with two goals. Seven others had a goal apiece.
The game wasn’t decided until the final seconds. Trailing 8-7 with an extra attacker on the floor, Rush forward Ryan Ward hit the post. Mammoth forward John Grant Jr. then scored the empty-netter with 8.9 seconds remaining.
Colorado has now won four of five, and is peaking at the right time. During the current streak, the defense is allowing just 9.4 goals per game. Belanger lowered his goals-against-average to 9.48, which would lead the league if he had logged enough minutes to qualify.

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (8-6) Secure Playoff Slot With 12-11 Win Over Calgary


Washington Stealth vs Calgary

The Washington Stealth secured its third post-season berth in four years with a come-from-behind 12-11 NLL road victory against the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night before 10,008 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
Washington forward Rhys Duch scored the winning goal with 2:45 remaining after the Stealth’s Dean Hill tied the game just a minute before.
“We were a championship team tonight,” said Duch who took a Mitch McMichael pass and converted the game winner after Calgary goaltender Mike Poulin followed his momentum in front of the goal creating an opportunity for a clean shot.
“Scoring seven of the last nine goals is huge for our confidence, said Duch, whose winner capped a three goal, four assist player-of-the-game performance on the night. It was the ninth hat trick this season for the Victoria, British Columbia native.
Now 8-6 on the season and guaranteed a .500 finish or better for the third time in four years, the Stealth turn its sights on the two remaining regular season home games where it can secure a post-season, home-floor advantage with a successful finish.
Forging a narrow 4-3 lead midway through the second, the Stealth turned its edge into misfortune, giving up five straight scores through the end of the half and into the opening minutes of the third to trail 8-4.

Ivy League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #2 Cornell Men’s Lacrosse 14-12 Win Over Harvard On April 6


The Harvard men’s lacrosse team took a 12-9 lead over No. 2/2 Cornell with 9:48 remaining but succumbed to a late rally as the Big Red stormed back for a 14-12 victory Saturday afternoon in front of 3,043 fans at Harvard Stadium.

Cornell (10-1, 4-0 Ivy League) ended the day on a 5-0 run to overcome its deficit and remain unbeaten in Ivy League play. Conor Buczek and Rob Pannell began the flurry which was finished by Max Van Bourgondien who scored three straight goals in 1:46 to steal the win.