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NCAA Lacrosse: #1 Denver Men’s Lacrosse (10-3) Upset By Fairfield 10-9 In Overtime On April 20

Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Fairfield

The No. 1 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team was upset by Fairfield University 10-9 in overtime Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 2,520 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The attendance was the fourth-highest in stadium history. The loss dropped the Pioneers to 10-3 on the year and 5-1 in Eastern College Athletic Conference action, while Fairfield moves to 8-5 overall, 4-2 in ECAC play.
Sam Snow found the net 56 seconds into the overtime period to give the Stags the victory.
Senior Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.) led the Pioneers with four points on two goals and two assists. Sophomore Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, British Columbia) finished with two goals and one assist, while senior Colin Scott (Ridgefield, Conn.) recorded two goals. Senior Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) tallied one goal and one assist.
Fairfield’s Eric Warden led all players with four goals. Snow tallied three points on two goals and an assist, while Colin McLinden finished with one goal and two assists.
Senior Chase Carraro (Louisville, Ky.) went 10-of-20 on face-offs, while Fairfield’s Michael Roe went 12-of-22.
Scott opened the scoring for the Pioneers seven seconds into the contest, when a shot from Carraro hit the post and deflected off Scott into the net. The Pioneers followed that up with goals from Berg and Law to finish the first quarter with 3-0 lead.
After being held scoreless in the opening quarter, the Stags found the net six times in the second frame. Fairfield got on the board early in the second quarter on a goal from McLinden, but DU responded with a goal from Scott to make it 4-1 two minutes into the quarter. TJ Neubauer fired the ball past the goalie to cut the advantage to two with 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter. Denver bounced back with a breakaway goal from Law less than two minutes later, but the Stags tallied four-straight goals to take a 6-5 lead heading into the intermission.
Denver wasted no time in the third quarter, tallying a pair of early goals from Berg and Flint to take a 7-6 advantage 3:30 in. Fairfield retied the game with 3:50 left in the period, as Warden found the net to level the contest at seven.
The Pioneers regained the edge early in the closing quarter on a goal from junior Harrison Archer (Washington D.C.). DU followed that up with a goal from sophomore Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) to take a 9-7 lead, but the Stags tallied two-straight scores to tie the game at nine with five minutes remaining. Neither team was able to find the net again in regulation, and the game headed to overtime. Snow scored with 3:04 left in the first overtime period to close the game.

NCAA Lacrosse: Michigan Men’s Lacrosse Mounts Second Half Comeback To Defeat Saint Joseph’s 11-8, The Wolverines First Win Of The Season

Michigan Men's Lacrosse vs Saint Joseph's

The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team outscored Saint Joseph’s six to two in the second half to pick up its first win of the season on Saturday (April 20), defeating the Hawks 11-8 at Michigan Stadium. Senior Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) scored three goals and added two assists, while freshman Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) added two goals and two assists to lead the Wolverine attack in the first home win in program history.
Michigan got on the board first as freshman Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) scored by raking in a loose ball just outside the crease. U-M then tacked on its second goal off the ensuing faceoff when freshman Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) found a clear path to the cage, going coast to coast. After Saint Joseph’s added a goal, Paras scored his first of the game on a hands-free rip to give Michigan a 3-1 lead with 1:57 left in the first quarter.
Saint Joseph’s tied the score at three at the end of the first quarter, but Michigan had an answer for every Hawk run. Sophomore Mike Francia (Wilton, Conn./Wilton High School/Sacred Heart) took advantage of a Saint Joe’s penalty and gave the Wolverines a 4-3 lead, assisted by freshman Riley Kennedy (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice). The point is the first of the Kennedy’s career. Saint Joe’s responded with another goal two minutes later, but sophomore David McCormack (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) scored to put Michigan up 5-4, before the Hawks added two more goals to take a 6-5 halftime lead.
Sophomore Will Meter (Beverly Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) scored two goals in twenty seconds, the second on a roll from X, to give the Maize and Blue a 7-6 lead with 12:25 remaining in the third quarter. The Hawks answered back with two straight goals to lead 8-7, but Michigan clamped down the rest of the way.
Jackson double pumped and ripped in a shot to knot the score at 8-8 by the end of the third, and the Wolverines added three more unanswered goals, all coming via crank shots, in the fourth, as two came from Paras and one from Jackson. Paras’ second goal came at the 14:11 mark, while Jackson’s second came less than a minute later, assisted by Paras. Jackson returned the favor with 10:49 remaining, assisting on Paras’ third goal of the game.
Freshman goalie Gerald Logan (Sachem, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) turned aside 15 shots. Michigan led in total shots (45-32) and hustled to more ground balls (31-22). Lott was also strong in the faceoff circle, winning 12-of-20 draws. As a team, Michigan won 13-of-22 faceoffs.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #3 Florida Women’s Lacrosse Overwhelm #4 Northwestern 22-4 On April 20, Worst Loss In The Defending Champions History

Florida Women's Lacrosse vs Northwestern

As 13 seniors played their final regular-season home game, No. 3 Florida lacrosse rose to the challenge as it overwhelmed No. 4 Northwestern, 22-4, Saturday at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. With the win, Florida shares a portion of the ALC title with the Wildcats, marking their third-consecutive regular season championship in their four-year history.
The Gators (16-1, 4-1 ALC) hand the two-time defending national champion Wildcats (13-2, 4-1 ALC) their most lopsided loss in program history on a flurry of goals, shooting 22-for-28 (.785) in front of a season-high 1,023 fans on a cold, rainy day in Gainesville. UF was led by sophomore midfielder Shannon Gilroy (Northport, N.Y.) who scored seven points (five goals, two assists) while six other Gators scored multiple goals.
“This group has worked so hard day in and day out and it’s just a testament to our seniors,” Head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “For them to come out and play the way they did and with the supporting cast, I thought it was just a great job by everyone today.”
Senior attack Gabi Weigand (Bay Shore, N.Y.) added five points (four goals, one assist) while senior midfielder Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) became the first Gator to record 200 career draw controls. Dashiell recorded a team-high seven draws for the second-consecutive game and paired it with a hat trick to help the Gators extend their home win streak to 18.
Senior attacks Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) and Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.) each had three goals while Cullen dished out two assists as Florida matched its season-high in goals with 22. Senior attack Caroline Chesterman (South Nyack, N.Y.) and sophomore midfielder Nora Barry (Marcellus, N.Y.) each had two goals rounding out the scoring for the afternoon.
Florida got off to a quick start with Gilroy scoring just 30 seconds into the contest on a Gilroy goal. It was followed 31 seconds later by Wiegand to jump start the Gators offense for the afternoon. They would score five unanswered goals before Northwestern’s Taylor Thornton got on the board on a free position with 17:59 to play. Cullen and Bruns assisted by Barry scored back-to-back 11 seconds apart to respond putting their team up 8-1.

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NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse (11-4) Routs Centenary 31-2 On April 19 And Completes Undefeated SCAC Conference Schedule For Fourth Straight Season

Colorado College Men's Lacrosse vs Centenary

Colorado College set a program record for goals in a single game and completed its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season schedule with an undefeated record for the fourth year in a row with Friday’s 31-2 victory at Centenary College.
Junior midfielder Michael Idell posted career highs with four goals and five points, while senior defender Nate Pearson surpassed his career total with four goals. They were among the 15 CC players who found the net at least one time. Seventeen Tigers recorded one or more points.
Freshman midfielder Ian Pelto recorded three goals and an assist, while first-year midfielder Lee Junkin also registered three markers.
Senior attacker Steve Rijo finished with a season-high four assists.
Colorado College launched 74 shots, the third time this season it finished with at least that many in a game, while allowing only 10.
Freshman goaltender Chris Maves made four saves while earning the victory in his first collegiate start.
It marks the eighth time this season and the fifth contest in a row that CC has held an opponent to fewer than five goals.
The Tigers, 11-4 overall, improved to 5-0 this season and 25-0 all-time regular-season conference games.
Colorado College plays host to Southwestern University next Saturday in the SCAC Championship game at 1:30 p.m.

NCAA Lacrosse: #15 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse (9-4) Starts Slow, Beats Oregon 15-8 On April 19

Stanford Women's Lacrosse vs Oregon

Six consecutive goals from 15th-ranked Stanford midway through the first half propelled the Cardinal to a convincing 15-8 victory over visiting Oregon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest at Laird Q. Cagen Stadium Friday evening.
The six-goal outburst, propelled by two goals apiece for Anna Kim and Rachel Ozer, erased a sluggish start for Stanford (9-4, 4-1 MPSF) and a 2-1 deficit. The Cardinal never looked back, utilizing a harassing defense to consistency turn over the visiting Ducks (7-8, 2-4 MPSF) in taking a 9-3 lead into halftime.
Stanford upped its lead to 12-4 early in the second half before play settled down.
Stanford forced 26 Oregon turnovers and consistently turned those miscues into points with an athletic, precision attack in the offensive zone. Stanford peppered Oregon with 41 shots; goalie Caroline Federighi played well with 16 saves but could do no more as five Cardinal players registered at least two goals.
Ozer led the way, scoring three of her four goals during a span of 11 minutes in the first half, and giving her 22 goals to date. Anna Lentz added three goals on four shots while Kim, Hannah Fair (two assists) and Julia Burns all logged two.
Megan Lerner provided a special performance, controlling five draws, while the quicker Cardinal got to 22 ground balls on the day. Lyndsey Munoz (9-4) went the distance in net making five of her six saves in the second half.

NCAA Lacrosse: #11 Denver Women’s Lacrosse (14-1) Claims First Place In MPSF With 13-10 Win Over Cal Berkeley (9-5) On April 19

Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Cal Berkeley

In a battle between two teams that were undefeated in conference play, the No. 11 Pioneers claimed sole possession of first place and clinched a berth in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament with a 13-10 victory over Cal on Friday.
Sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) recorded five points off a goal and four assists for the Pioneers (14-1, 6-0 MPSF). Junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) scored four goals, while redshirt senior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) and senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) both had hat tricks.
“I’m really proud of our team tonight,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “We beat a very good Cal team on the road. Both teams played hard for 60 minutes, but it feels good to come out on top.”
The game featured seven ties and five lead changes in the game. With the game knotted at 8-8, the Pioneers scored three-straight goals in just over three minutes of game time to take an 11-8 lead with 13:13 remaining.
Cal (9-5, 6-1 MPSF) cut the lead to two on a goals at 9:26 and 6:13, but the Pioneers responded each time to seal the victory.
Senior Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) registered four draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover, and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made eight saves, including six in the second half.
Paige Gasparino and Megan Takacs scored three goals each for the Golden Bears.

NCAA Lacrosse: UC Davis Women’s Lacrosse (5-8) Tops San Diego State (8-6) 19-12 On April 19

UC Davis Women's Lacrosse vs San Diego State

Seniors Elizabeth Datino and Hannah Mirza combined for nine goals while sophomore attacker Meghan Jordan tallied a career-high six assists, helping UC Davis surge to a 19-12 victory over San Diego State in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s lacrosse action at Aggie Stadium Friday evening.
The Aggies improve to 5-8 overall and win their second straight conference game to move to 2-4 in MPSF play. The Aztecs slip to 8-6 for the year, 3-3 in league.
Mirza shot a perfect 5-for-5 with three goals in eight-meter opportunities. Datino added four goals and sophomore Elizabeth Landry tallied a hat trick to go with four draw controls. Jordan had one goal and three assists in each half for eight total points. Her goal in the 39th minute gave UC Davis the lead for good.
For SDSU, sophomore midfielder Sophie Koubek scored three goals while Christina Ricciardulli, Bailey Ewing and Alexa Comfort each netted two. Freshman Felice Artuso picked up five draw controls to match Aggie first-year Mary Doyle for the game high in that category.
UC Davis jumped out to a strong start, scoring five of the contest’s first six goals during the initial 10 minutes. Senior Stephanie Guercio scored on a pair of unassisted drives while Jordan had a goal and assist in that boost. But the Aztecs, whose play was marred by two unforced turnovers on their first two possessions, recovered to a 7-2 run during the next 16 minutes of play. Lauren Maack assisted Madison Formwalt for a goal in the 28th minute to give SDSU its first lead.
Jordan found Landry for a goal with 1:46 left in the half to equalize at 8-8, but the Aztecs responded with two quick goals in taking a 10-8 advantage. Artuso hit an eight-meter and Comfort converted an assist form Michaela Jarvis to establish their team’s largest lead.