WCLA Lacrosse: “2013 WCLA National Championships” Feature #1 Colorado State Women’s Lacrosse, BYU, Cal Poly And UC Santa Barbara Advancing To Semifinals On May 10


2013 WCLA Championships

For the first seven years of the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates National Championships, the event was dominated by Cal Poly with the Mustangs winning all seven national championships from 2001 to 2007. More recently, the dominance has shifted to Colorado State, with the Rams winning national titles in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
Those two heavyweights will square off in a semifinal of this year’s championship, presented by Harrow Sports, on Friday at the El Pomar Sports Park. Cal Poly defeated Texas 11-7 in the quarterfinals on Thursday, and No. 1 seed Colorado State topped Pitt 16-11.
The other semifinal features underdog UC Santa Barbara, the No. 11 seed of the tournament, which pulled off its second straight upset by beating Georgia 11-6. UCSB will meet No. 2 seed BYU, which easily handled Santa Clara 18-6.

Division I Quarterfinals

Colorado State 16, Pitt 11: Top-seeded Colorado State scored the last six goals of the first half, all in the final 10 minutes, to turn a 4-2 deficit into an 8-4 halftime lead and went on to earn the victory. Karly Slyne had three assists during the run and finished with a game-high seven points (3g, 4a) to lead the Rams. Sarah Moyer added three goals for CSU and Pitt was led by Christa Lausten and Kellyn Warren with three goals each.
BYU 18, Santa Clara 6: BYU held Santa Clara scoreless for a stretch of more than 25 minutes from the end of the first half to late in the second half to advance to the semifinals. Megan McCleary made seven saves in the victory and Kristin Lund had a big offensive day with five goals and four assists. Briana Arnold and Brooke Smith also added four goals for the Cougars. Maggie Burke led Santa Clara with two goals and an assist.
Cal Poly 11, Texas 7: Kelly Harris played her second straight big game, making 10 saves to lead Cal Poly into the semifinals. Emily DeSimone scored the first of her three goals with just 1:01 left in the first half to give Cal Poly a 6-4 edge at the break and then added two more goals and two assists in the second half to lead the Mustangs. DeSimone finished with three goals and four assists and Meggan Weinell had four goals. Tully Moorhead scored three goals for Texas and Ina Prevalsky added two.
UCSB 11, Georgia 6: UCSB held Georgia scoreless for the final 24 minutes of the game to advance to the semifinals. Megan Hughes had nine saves for the Gauchos, including six in the second half. Katie Mitchell had a game-high four goals for UCSB, including the first three goals of the second half for her team. Lindsay Alex added two goals and three assists for UCSB. Jenna Dreyer led Georgia with a pair of goals.

Division I Consolation Games
Minnesota 14, Virginia Club 10: Minnesota used a seven-goal run in the first half to overcome an early 2-0 deficit on its way to the win over Virginia. Barbara Mathewson had two goals during the run and finished with six for the game. Ashlee Miller and Sophia Nesser each added two for Minnesota. Grace Jackson had three goals and two assists to lead Virginia.
Florida Club 18, Oregon Club 2: The Gators jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead to cruise to a victory. Katherine Sonier led the Gators with five goals and Nicole White added three. Florida goalie Heather Gable made six saves. Kylie Agon and Nicole Hamburger scored for Oregon.
Southern Cal Club 21, Northeastern 20: Megan Rilkoff scored her seventh goal of the game on a free position shot with 23 seconds left to break a 20-20 tie and give USC the shootout win. Halley Fisher had five goals and four assists for Northeastern, and had given the Huskies a 19-17 lead with 11:08 to play, but USC responded with a pair of goals by Elena Skouras to tie the game 19-19. The teams then traded goals before Rilkoff’s game-winner. Skouras added five goals for USC and Hayden Furey had four goals and two assists. Chelsea Andre (4g, 3a) and Anne Lally (4g, 2a) both had big games for Northeastern.
Maryland Club 13, Michigan Club 7: Lauren Groft had five goals, four of them in the first half, to lead the Terps to a win. Groft added three assists for an eight-point game. Her fourth goal of the game came with 26 seconds left in the first half to help Maryland to a 6-4 lead and then the Terps scored the first three goals of the second half. Ashlee Wilkes added four goals for Maryland. Julianne Patterson led Michigan with three goals.
Thursday Scores (May 9)

Division I Quarterfinals Colorado State 16, Pittsburgh 11 BYU 18, Santa Clara 6 Cal Poly 11, Texas 7 UC Santa Barbara 13, Georgia 7

Division I Consolation Minnesota 14, Virginia Club 10 Florida Club 18, Oregon Club 2 Southern Cal Club 21, Northeastern 20 Maryland Club 13, Michigan Club 7

Friday Schedule (May 10)

Division I Semifinals 3 pm: No. 1 Colorado State vs. No. 4 Cal Poly 5:30 pm: No. 2 BYU vs. No. 11 UC Santa Barbara

Division I Consolation 11 am: No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 10 Santa Clara 11 am: No. 5 Texas vs. No. 8 Pittsburgh 11 am: No. 12 Michigan Club vs. No. 16 Northeastern 2 pm: No. 6 Virginia Club vs. No. 16 Oregon Club 2 pm: No. 8 Southern Cal Club vs. No. 13 Maryland Club 2 pm: No. 7 Florida Club vs. No. 14 Minnesota

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_women/club/2012-13/news/050913_ucsb_continues_roll_to_wcla_semifinals

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