Daily Archives: April 28, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Holds On For A Huge 12-11 Win Over San Diego State On April 27; Secure #4 Seed In MPSF Tournament


USC Women's Lacrosse vs San Diego State

In a dramatic regular-season finish, the USC women’s lacrosse team earned a 12-11 victory over San Diego State to seize fourth place in the final Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings and claim the final spot in the conference postseason tournament. In their inaugural season, the Women of Troy (8-9, 5-3 MPSF) finished three spots higher than the league’s coaches had predicted in a preseason poll as they wrestled away the win from the Aztecs (8-8, 3-5 MPSF) at Aztec Lacrosse Field on Saturday, April 27.
“For us, our main goal has been improving throughout the year, and we did that,” said head coach Lindsey Munday. “There was a stretch in the middle of the season where we had a couple of losses in games that we maybe could have won. I’m really proud of the girls for not shutting down, then. We’re really excited to have the opportunity to play in the MPSF tournament. It’s really special and I’m really proud of the girls.”
Final statistics were much like the final score. USC out-shot SDSU, 23-22, and had one more draw control, 13-12, and both teams were in a dead heat for ground balls, 11-all.
The Trojans got big performances from freshman attack Caroline Cordrey and freshman midfield Amanda Johansen. Each player tied for game-high honors with five points apiece. Both scored four goals and had an assist on the day. Johansen grabbed two draw controls and picked up four ground balls while Cordrey had two ground balls and three draw controls. The pair combined to help USC go three-for-three on free-positions shots. Cordrey had two and Johansen had the other.
“The reason I played well was because our team was hustling so hard all over the field,” said Cordrey. “Everybody was picking up. We were doing all the little things right. That translated to offense and me being able to get the goals. It was the ground ball on defense that somebody picked up, to the pass in the midfield, to the transition, to everybody playing selfless. I think we just played 100 percent like a team.”
USC’s other scorers were freshman midfield Haleigh Dalmass who had a pair of goals and freshman attack Caroline de Lyra who had two goals and an assist. Freshman defender Kelsey Dreyer was solid in the backfield with four draw controls, four caused turnovers, and three ground balls. In the cage, freshman goalie Liz Shaeffer picked up six saves for the Trojans.

NCAA Lacrosse: #1 Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Loses Season Finale To #7 Syracuse On April 27; Face The Orange In Big East Semifinals On May 2


Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse vs Syracuse

The top-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team dropped a 10-4 decision to No. 7 Syracuse on Saturday evening at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. The game was the regular-season finale for both squads.
The game was tied 4-4 after three quarters of play and Syracuse (11-3, 5-1) ended the contest on a 6-0 run. The surge began on a man-up tally from Kevin Rice 26 seconds into the period. Three straight goals from Dylan Donahue gave the Orange a four-goal advantage with 4:43 left to play. Hakeem Lecky and Scott Loy deposited the final two scores of the game.
Notre Dame (10-3, 4-2) finished third in the BIG EAST standings and will face Syracuse, who shared the league’s regular-season title with Villanova, Thursday in the semifinals of the conference tournament at Villanova Stadium. Villanova will take on Georgetown in the other semifinal.
“That was a very poor performance by our team tonight,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “I think we’re all very disappointed with how we played. We’ll come back on Thursday and try again.”
Neither team scored in the first quarter. Notre Dame grabbed a 1-0 lead on a Ryan Foley tally with 11:04 left in the second quarter. Lecky evened things up with 9:38 remaining in the stanza.
A goal from Westy Hopkins with 5:23 left in the first half put the Irish back in front and Matt Kavanagh pushed the lead to two (3-1) less than a minute later. The Fighting Irish led 3-1 at the intermission.
The Orange opened the second half on a 3-0 run, which began on a man-up goal from Matt Walters just 12 seconds into the period. Scores from JoJo Marasco and Henry Schoonmaker gave Syracuse its first lead of the game (4-3) at the 10:29 mark of the third quarter. Kavanagh’s second goal of the day evened the contest (4-4) with 4:58 remaining in the third period.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #5 Denver Men’s Lacrosse 12-4 Win Over Michighan


The No. 5 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team clinched the Eastern College Athletic Conference Regular Season Title and the top seed in the conference tournament with a 12-4 victory over Michigan.

NCAA Lacrosse: #11 Denver Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Liza Kelly And Players Discuss And Review 2013 Season Highlights (Video)


Pioneer Vision sits down with head coach Liza Kelly, Kara Secora, Jill Remenapp and Kate Henrich to discuss their regular-season accomplishments before heading into post-season play,

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #5 BYU Men’s Lacrosse 17-3 Win Over Utah On April 27


BYU’s lacrosse team played Utah in their final game of the regular season defeating them 17-3. They now head to the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference playoffs in Grand Junction, CO.