Daily Archives: April 10, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: Virginia Men’s Lacrosse (5-6) Are Unranked And Have Lost Five Straight For First Time Since 1966; Only One Losing Record In 21 Seasons Under Head Coach Dom Starsia


Virginia Men's Lacrosse

Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Dom Starsia overseen the men’s lacrosse program at Virginia since the early 1990s and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2008. In 21 seasons under Starsia, the Cavaliers have won four NCAA titles — in 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2011 — and 245 games.
UVa, which finished 12-4 in 2012, won its first four games this season and entered March ranked No. 6 in the USILA coaches’ poll. That makes the Wahoos’ subsequent fall more shocking.
With two regular-season games remaining, the ‘Hoos (5-6) are unranked and have lost five straight for the first time since 1966. If they don’t prevail Friday night in Durham, N.C., against No. 7 Duke, which has won 12 of the past 13 games in the series, the `Hoos will have lost six straight in a season for the first time since 1939.
“This is just a little different for us,” Starsia said Monday.
Only once under Starsia have the Cavaliers finished with a losing record: in 2004, when they went 5-8. That’s also the only time Virginia has failed to reach the NCAA tournament during his tenure.
To earn a ninth consecutive invitation to the NCAAs, UVa may have to beat Duke on Friday night and Bellarmine on April 20 and then win the ACC tournament, which starts April 26 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
His latest team, Starsia stressed, has little in common with those 2004 Cavaliers.
“That was a team that had other issues that made the lacrosse-playing piece of it more complicated,” he said.
“This team is very much on the same page and pointed in the right direction and does what we ask. They listen, they’re attentive in practice. Over spring break, we practiced one day and I remember saying to the kids afterward, `When I retire, this is what I’m going to miss.’ It’s really fun to practice with these guys.”
As the lacrosse world knows, the Cavaliers rebounded from their 2004 debacle to reach the NCAA semifinals in ’05. A year later, Virginia went 17-0 and won the NCAA title in Philadelphia.
So Starsia isn’t panicking. Only three seniors play regularly for the `Hoos — defenseman Harry Prevas and midfielders Matt White and Charlie Streep — and five other players are redshirting because of injuries: freshmen Carlson Milikin, Will McNamara, Dickson Smith and Michael Howard and, most notably, All-America middie Chris LaPierre. Moreover, a highly regarded recruiting class will join the program this summer.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Michigan Men’s Lacrosse Hosts #13 Ohio State (7-3) In Second Annual “Battle At The Big House” On April 13


Ohio State Men's Lacrosse vs Michigan

The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team (0-11, 0-5 ECAC) will take on the No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-3, 2-2 ECAC) Saturday (April 13) in the second Battle at the Big House at 3:30 p.m. inside Michigan Stadium. The matchup follows the annual U-M Spring Football game, which commences at 12:30 p.m.

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


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DOMINICAN took two giant steps towards a 2013 WILA title as they claimed a 12-4 win at ADAMS STATE on Friday (Apr. 5) before claiming a 8-7 double-overtime win at COLORADO MESA on Sunday (Apr. 7)… That victory game the Penguins a season-sweep of the Mavericks, who had won the 2012 WILA title on tie-breaking procedures, for the first time… Dominican, a perfect 4-0 in WILA play thus far, has not yet officially clinched the WILA title, although Sunday’s result did eliminate the Mavericks (3-2 in WILA play) from title contention… Adams State (1-2 WILA) is the only other team that could win the WILA this year, but, to remain in contention, must defeat Dominican by at least eight goals on Friday (Apr. 12) in the re-match in San Rafael, Calif… The Penguins will clinch their first WILA title with a victory in Sunday’s game or even a loss by seven or fewer goals… For the Grizzlies to win the title, they would also have to win at NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR on Sunday (Apr. 14) and at Colorado Mesa on (Apr. 27) and have Notre Dame de Namur defeat Dominican on Apr. 27 in San Francisco

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Lacrosse On Television: Major League Lacrosse And ESPN Announce 2013 Schedule Featuring Six Games On ESPN2 And 25 Games On ESPN3


MLL and ESPN Television Schedule

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the ESPN television schedule for the 2013 season. ESPN2 and WatchESPN will show six nationally televised games on ESPN2 in addition to 25 games on ESPN3.
“ESPN has been a strong partner for the last decade,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “We are thrilled to continue this partnership bringing some of the best league matchups to the world’s leading sports network.” The first game to be televised on ESPN2 will be Saturday, July 6 at 8:00 PM as the Charlotte Hounds visit the Boston Cannons at historic Harvard Stadium. The following week ESPN2 will televise the 2013 MLL All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill, live from American Legion Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 PM. MLL Championship Weekend from PPL Park in Chester, Pa. will also figure prominently on ESPN2 as the network will televise the first semifinal on Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 PM and the 2013 MLL Championship Game on Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 PM.

ESPN2 Schedule: (All times Eastern)

Day

Date

Visitor

Home

 Time

Saturday

7/6/2013

Charlotte

Boston

8:00 PM

Saturday

7/13/2013

2013 MLL All-Star Game

7:30 PM

Saturday

7/20/2013

New York

Charlotte

4:00 PM

Saturday

7/27/2013

Chesapeake

Denver

2:00 PM

Saturday

8/24/2013

2013 MLL Semi-Final #1

1:00 PM

Sunday

8/25/2013

2013 MLL Championship

3:00 PM

Full ESPN3 Schedule:

Day

Date

Visitor

Home

ET Time

Saturday

4/27/2013

Denver

Charlotte

7:00 PM

Saturday

4/27/2013

Chesapeake

Rochester

7:30 PM

Saturday

5/4/2013

Hamilton

Boston

7:00 PM

Saturday

5/4/2013

New York

Chesapeake

7:00 PM

Saturday

5/11/2013

Denver

Boston

7:00 PM

Saturday

5/11/2013

Rochester

Charlotte

7:00 PM

Saturday

5/11/2013

Ohio

Chesapeake

7:00 PM

Saturday

5/18/2013

Chesapeake

Boston

7:00 PM

Saturday

6/8/2013

Ohio

Charlotte

7:00 PM

Thursday

6/13/2013

Hamilton

New York

7:00 PM

Saturday

6/15/2013

Boston

Charlotte

7:00 PM

Friday

6/21/2013

New York

Boston

7:30 PM

Saturday

6/29/2013

Boston

Ohio

7:30 PM

Saturday

7/6/2013

Charlotte

Boston

8:00 PM

Saturday

7/13/2013

2013 MLL All-Star Game

7:30 PM

Saturday

7/20/2013

New York

Charlotte

Saturday

7/27/2013

Chesapeake

Denver

2:00 PM

Saturday

7/27/2013

Charlotte

Ohio

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/3/2013

Hamilton

Charlotte

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/3/2013

Rochester

Chesapeake

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/10/2013

Rochester

Boston

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/10/2013

Charlotte

Chesapeake

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/10/2013

Ohio

New York

7:00 PM

Saturday

8/24/2013

2013 MLL Semi-Final #1

1:00 PM

Sunday

8/25/2013

2013 MLL Championship

3:00 PM

NCAA Lacrosse: #15 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse (7-3) Wraps Up Road Trip With Games Against St. Mary’s And #4 Northwestern On April 10,14


Stanford Women's Lacrosse vs Saint Mary's and Northwestern

The 15th-ranked Stanford women’s lacrosse team will wrap up its longest road stretch on the season, as it takes on St. Mary’s and No. 4 Northwestern this week.
Stanford (7-3, 2-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) opens its week of competition on Wednesday, April 10, at 4 p.m. (PT) at Saint Mary’s (3-6, 1-3 MPSF).
The Cardinal will then head to the Midwest for a top-20 matchup against Northwestern (11-1, 4-0 American Lacrosse Conference) on Sunday, April 14, at 11 a.m. (PT).
Stanford spilt its two games this past week, defeating Fresno State, 21-8, and falling at No. 20 Denver, 14-10. The Cardinal was led by freshman Julia Burns who notched eight points on five goals and three assists. Burns also picked up two ground balls and a draw control.
Hannah Farr tied for the team high with five goals. She also recorded six draw controls, and an assist. Emily Newstrom, Meredith Kalinowski and Rachel Ozer each scored four goals on the week.
Ozer leads Stanford in points (40), goals (28) and assists (12), and has scored in all 10 games this season.
Megan Lerner continued to be a staple on defense and tied for team highs in ground balls (six), caused turnovers (four) and ground balls (three). Lerner leads Stanford with 31 draw controls and 24 ground balls, and is tied with Lucy Dikeou with 14 caused turnovers.

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Northwestern Lacrosse

NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse (6-8) Hosts Cal Berkeley (7-4) In MPSF Match On April 12


USC Women's Lacrosse vs Cal

Fresh off a two-goal win over defending MPSF champion Oregon, the USC women’s lacrosse team (6-8, 3-2 MPSF) looks to finish strong with just three regular-season games left on the schedule. The Women of Troy will host California (7-4, 4-0) in a Friday-afternoon bout on McAlister Field and can stay in the hunt for a berth in the MPSF tournament with a win over the Golden Bears.
Cal has won its last two games, including a 14-10 win over the same Duck team that the Trojans defeated. Though the Bears are undefeated in MPSF contests, their wins have come against the bottom four teams in the league standings. USC is 3-4 in home games, this season, but has won just one out of the last three games at McAlister Field. On the other side of the equation, Cal is 3-3 in road games, but has won three its last four away from home.

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