Daily Archives: May 3, 2013

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws (1-0) Travels To Ohio Machine (0-0) On May 4


Denver Outlaws vs Ohio Machine

After putting up 21 goals against the Charlotte Hounds in their season opener, the Denver Outlaws will face-off with the Ohio Machine on Saturday, May 4. The Machine, who will be making their 2013 debut, have no choice but to come out strong against a Denver team that has made a statement in its opening weekend.

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NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Had “Remarkable First Year” In 2013 As Head Coach Lindsey Munday And Staff Used Top Freshman Class To Make MPSF Tournament


USC Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey Munday, AD Pat Haden, JK McKay And Hilary Bowen

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden commented on USC Women’s Lacrosse first season:
“It seems like Lindsey Munday has been here a decade, but this is just their first year of competition. She is phenomenal. She is still a great player as the captain of the U.S. National Team. Everyone thought we would just be slaughtered in our first year playing mostly freshmen, but we have some of the best freshmen in the country. Lindsey has recruited fantastically, particularly back East, and this freshmen class is going to be a part of something special by the time they are done here. It was a remarkable first year for this program, Lindsey and her staff.”
Pictured from left to right: Sr. Associate Athletic Director J.K. McKay, Head Coach Lindsey Munday, Athletic Director Pat Haden and Assistant Coach Hilary Bowen

USC Women's Lacrosse

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NCAA Lacrosse: #5 Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Uses A 7-0 Run To Defeat #6 Notre Dame 9-3 On May 2; Orange Advance To Big East Final On May 4


Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse vs Syracuse Big East

No. 3 Syracuse seized control of the game with a 7-0 run that stretched from the second to fourth quarter en route to a 9-3 win over No. 5 Notre Dame in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship Thursday evening at Villanova Stadium.
Notre Dame (10-4), the tournament’s No. 3 seed, knotted the game, 2-2, on a Sean Rogers goal with 10:10 remaining in the second quarter. The Irish would then go scoreless for the next 35:19 of the contest.
Syracuse (12-3) netted three goals in a span of 1:49 late in the second quarter to claim a 5-2 lead at the intermission. The tallies came from Dylan Donahue, Hakeem Lecky and Kevin Rice. The second-seeded Orange outshot the Irish 22-10 in the opening half.
“They (Syracuse) were jamming the inside and taking the inside away from us and they were sliding quickly to our dodges from the top,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “We weren’t being patient enough and we aren’t staying disciplined through long possessions. When somebody packs the middle like that, you have to work to really get the shot you want. We either turned the ball over or settled in too many of the possessions before we got what we needed.”
Syracuse’s Derek Maltz deposited the only two scores of the third quarter and the Orange led 7-2 after three periods of play. The first goal was on a man-up situation.
The Orange surge continued on a Lecky goal that made it 8-2 with 10:39 remaining in the fourth quarter. Luke Cometti pushed the Syracuse advantage to seven (9-2) midway through the final period. Notre Dame’s Nick Ossello snapped the scoring drought with 4:51 left in the contest.
“We didn’t score on man-up today (0-of-2) and we had some really good transition opportunities that we didn’t take advantage of and then all of a sudden it feels like you’re playing uphill,” Corrigan said.

NCAA Lacrosse: #3 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Faces #11 Ohio State In ECAC Final On May 4


Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Ohio State

The No. 4/3 nationally ranked and No. 1 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will take on No. 10/11 ranked and No. 3 seeded Ohio State on Saturday at 2 p.m. MT in the Championship game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament, hosted by Hobart College at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. Denver advanced after defeating No. 4 seeded Fairfield 10-8 in the semifinals on Thursday evening.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #10 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Uses Strong Second Half To Beat #4 Loyola 18-11 On May 2; Faces Denver In ECAC Final On May 4


Ohio State Men's Lacrosse vs Loyola

The No. 10-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will play for the 2013 ECAC Championship after defeating No. 4-ranked Loyola, 18-11, in the tournament semifinals Thursday in Geneva, N.Y. The Buckeyes trailed 7-6 at halftime and 11-10 at the end of the third quarter but closed the game on an 9-0 run to move to 11-3 overall and extend their winning streak to five.
Ohio State, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, will face top seed Denver at 4 p.m. Saturday at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. The Pioneers topped Fairfield, 10-8, in the semifinals. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Network, Fox College Sports and Fuel TV.
“We are excited to play for a championship Saturday,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “Tonight was a good team win. The men showed their true colors in the second half both offensively and defensively.”
The Buckeyes led 3-2 after the opening 15 minutes but Loyola outscored Ohio State 5-3 in the second quarter for a 7-6 halftime advantage. An early third-quarter goal for the Greyhounds extended the lead to 8-6 but Ohio State answered with back-to-back goals for an 8-all contest with 12:43 left in the third quarter. The Greyhounds then scored three of the next four goals to go ahead, 11-9 with 3:59 left in the third quarter. Ohio State took control from there, drawing within one with 1:33 left in the third quarter and then scoring three times in the first 3:46 of the fourth quarter to tie the game and take the lead, scoring five times in the final 7:07 of the matchup.

NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Cal Berkeley On May 2; Advances To MPSF Final Against Denver On May 4


Stanford Women's Lacrosse vs Cal

The Stanford women’s lacrosse team delivered a dominating performance Thursday night to defeat Cal, 16-6, in its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament semifinal match.
The Cardinal advanced to the MPSF Tournament Final and will face top-seeded Denver, which won its semifinal game earlier in the day against USC, 17-11.
Stanford (12-5) got off to a hot start and never looked back, controlling a majority of the possession and spending most of its time in the offensive zone.
The Cardinal tallied eight goals each half and outshot the Golden Bears, 28-15. Stanford held Cal (9-7) to two scores in the opening half and four in the second.
“I thought we were really poised and disciplined, specifically on the offensive end,” said head coach Amy Bokker. “We really worked great possessions and waited for the highest quality shot, which was awesome.”
Hannah Farr opened the game’s scoring 2:04 into the match. She finished the game with a team-best four goals.
Stanford received goals from five players in the first half, and freshman Julia Burns notched three assists.
After taking an 8-2 lead into halftime, the Cardinal did not let up in the second half, notching another eight goals and holding Cal to four. Rachel Ozer and Burns led the way in the second half, scoring two goals apiece.

NCAA Lacrosse: #11 Denver Women’s Lacrosse Defeated USC 17-11 On May 2; Pioneers Advance To MPSF Finals On May 4


Denver Women's Lacrosse vs USC MPSF

University of Denver senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) recorded a career-high five points off a hat trick and two assists, leading the No. 11 Pioneers to a 17-11 victory over Southern California in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation at the University of Oregon on Thursday afternoon.
Sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.), who leads the nation in assists, dished out three helpers and added a goal, while junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) registered a hat trick and an assist for the Pioneers (17-1).
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made 13 saves in the cage, her third-straight game with at least 13 saves. Senior Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) continued her record-setting season with five more caused turnovers and four ground balls, and sophomore Kiki Boone (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) had eight draw controls against USC (8-10).
“USC is a great team, and we were really happy to earn the win,” 2013 MPSF Coach of the Year Liza Kelly said. “I am really proud of this team for handling everything thrown at them today.”
The top-seeded Pioneers jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead just 5:09 into the contest. The Trojans cut the deficit back to one goal at 4-3 with 17:21 left in the first half, but Denver scored four more and took an 8-5 lead to the break.
No. 4 seed USC was back to within two goals at 9-7 with 22:43 remaining in the game, but DU went on a 7-1 run to seal the victory.