Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: ECAC “Game Of The Week” Features #3 Denver Men’s Lacrosse (9-2) At #5 Loyola On April 13 In Battle Of Top Two Teams

Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Loyola ECAC Game of the Week

#3 Denver Pioneers 9-2 (4-0)

LAST TIME OUT: 11-10 Double Overtime Win vs. Bellarmine
The Pioneers head into Saturday’s game against Loyola in the midst of a four game winning streak, with conference wins in three of the four. Denver’s offense has been one of the best in Division I lacrosse this season, averaging 13 goals a game, ranking fourth in the country. Senior Eric Law continues to be the driving force on offense, tallying 48 points on 25 goals and 23 assists in just 11 games. Law’s 4.36 points per game average is tops in the ECAC and seventh overall in the nation. Sophomore Wesley Berg has registered 33 goals so far in 2013. His 3 goal a game average is fifth nationally. On defense, senior Kyle Hercher has caused a team leading 12 turnovers and classmate Chase Carrero has scooped up a team high 23 ground balls. Sophomore Ryan LaPlante has been a constant in goal for the Pioneers, starting ten games and recording a 9.4 goals against average and a stopping over 56% of the shots he’s faced.

#5 Loyola Greyhounds 9-2 (5-0)

LAST TIME OUT: 13-7 Win vs. Fairfield

Loyola is riding a five game win streak going into the matchup with Denver. After knocking off Fairfield 13-7 on Saturday, the Greyhounds have already punched their ticket for the ECAC tournament. Loyola’s strength continues to be its defense as they’ve climbed to fifth overall in the nation, averaging 7.45 goals against per contest. They’re also in the top five in caused turnovers with an average of ten per game and have the second highest man down defense in the country. Senior Scott Ratliff has been a stopper for the Greyhounds, causing 23 turnovers and raking in 53 groundballs. Offensively, junior Justin Ward has led the way through the first 11 games. Ward has notched 47 points (23 goals, 24 assists) for an average of 4.27 points per game, seventh in Division I. Loyola outscores its opponents by an average of 4.2 goals per game, good enough for the third best scoring margin in the nation.

Lacrosse Injuries: “Concussions In Youth Sports” Have Become An Epidemic In Recent Years (Video)

Lacrosse Skills And Techniques: IWLCA Releases Women’s Lacrosse Coaching Videos For Women’s Stick Skills, Draw Control And Eight Meter Defense

At the 2010 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Annual Meeting & Clinic, Brooke McKenzie, Assistant Coach Stanford University and Jamie Sellers, Head Coach Coastal Carolina University discusses Stick Skills.

At the 2010 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Annual Meeting & Clinic, Kathy Taylor, Head Lacrosse Coach SUNY Cortland discusses the Strategy of the Draw.

At the 2010 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Annual Meeting & Clinic, Tara Hohenshelt, former assistant coach, Penn State University, Eight Meter Defense discusses Eight Meter Defense.

NCAA Lacrosse: #15 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse (8-3) Dominates Saint Mary’s 20-6 On April 10

Stanford Women's Lacrosse vs Saint Mary's

The 15th-ranked Stanford women’s lacrosse team delivered a strong overall performance Wednesday afternoon, defeating Saint Mary’s, 20-6.
Stanford (8-3, 3-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) dominated offensively, outshooting Saint Mary’s (3-7, 1-4 MPSF), 40-15, and claiming a 21-7 draw control advantage.
Rachel Ozer led Stanford with six points, recording a hat trick and three assists. Ozer has scored in all 11 games this season and leads Stanford in points (46), goals (31) and assists (15).
Freshmen Julia Burns and Adrienne Anderson each tallied four points apiece. Anderson recorded her first collegiate hat trick and added an assist, while Burns tied her career-best of four goals in a single game.
Anna Kim picked up a team-high seven draw controls for Stanford, which is tied for the third-most in a single game in program history.
Stanford was strong defensively and held Saint Mary’s to just one goal in the second half. The Cardinal held advantages in ground balls (10-8) and caused turnovers (14-11).
Lyndsey Munoz and Katie Wiseman split time evenly in net, with Munoz making three saves and Wiseman making one.
Burns opened the game’s scoring with her first goal at 28:36, and tallied her second just 10 seconds later to give Stanford the early 2-0 lead.
Saint Mary’s Amanda Cross responded with her own pair of goals just minutes later to knot the game at 2-2.

Stanford Women's Lacrosse

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