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NCAA Lacrosse: #2 Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Trails By Four Goals At Beginning Of Fourth Quarter, Rallies To Defeat Detroit 9-7 On May 11 In First Round Of NCAA Lacrosse Tournament (Video)

No. 2 seed Notre Dame outscored Detroit 6-0 in the fourth quarter to capture a 9-7 victory in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Saturday evening at Arlotta Stadium. Freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh netted a game-high four goals for the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame (11-4) entered the final period trailing 7-3, yet scored four goals in the first 4:50 of the quarter to tie the contest. The furious rally began on Kavanagh’s second goal of the game, which came just 48 seconds into the period. Sophomore attackman Conor Doyle scored less than a minute later to slice the Detroit advantage to two (7-5).

Fifth-year senior attackman Sean Rogers deposited his second tally of the day, off an assist from Jim Marlatt, just 48 seconds after Doyle’s goal. The equalizer came from Kavanagh and he then gave the Irish their first lead of the day with 5:27 remaining in the contest. Senior midfielder Ryan Foley registered the game’s final goal with 2:31 left. Rogers assisted on the score.

Notre Dame used a 10-man ride to force Detroit into five failed clears in the fourth quarter. The Fighting Irish won 6-of-7 faceoffs in the final period in addition to outshooting the Titans 16-3 in that stanza.

“Offensively, we didn’t play very well at all and we kind of played into their hands,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “We may have only had a total of seven possessions in the first half and that’s kind of horrific. We knew we had to change that so we waited as long as we thought we could and then went 10-man (ride). You can’t do that for an entire half or else your guys will die. We changed the tempo and then got some possessions and got the ball in space for some of our offensive guys who were able to make plays.”

Goals from Brandon Beauregard and Alex Maini gave Detroit (5-10) a 2-0 lead by the end of the opening quarter. Doyle put the Irish on the board with 12:08 left in the second quarter, but goals from Maini, Beauregard and Mike Birney had the Titans up 5-1 at halftime.

High School Lacrosse: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Boys Lacrosse Defeated Harvard Westlake 15-8 On May 11 To Capture The 2013 California CIF-Southern Section Boys Lacrosse Championship (Video)

St. Margaret’s Boys Lacrosse captured its first US Lacrosse Southern Section Championship with a 15-8 win over Harvard Westlake Wolverines from Los Angeles in Torrance, California.

WCLA Lacrosse: #1 Colorado State Women’s Lacrosse Captures Third National Championship With 14-4 Win Over UC Santa Barbara On May 11

Colorado State Women's Lacrosse

Colorado State capped an undefeated season, dominating UC Santa Barbara 14-4 at the El Pomar Sports Park to become the first No. 1 seed to win the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates National Championship since Cal Poly in 2007. It was the third national championship for CSU’s seniors, and avenged a loss to UC Davis in last year’s title game.
“We put a lot of pressure on ourselves because we didn’t want to feel like we did last year,” said senior Hayley Bernstein, who had five goals in the championship game and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Midfielder. “All week we were saying we’re going to make history, and it couldn’t have turned out any better.”
The Rams made history with excellent play and some serious toughness.
“I had my appendix out a week and a half ago,” said Bernstein. “We’re such a close team when I woke up from my surgery, half my team was in the waiting room.”
She was hardly alone in showing grit. Senior midfielder Sarah Moyer got her left wrist stepped on in the semifinals and was gingerly holding it for much of the last two days. She scored two goals in the championship game. Senior Karly Slyne was wearing a knee brace from an injury she suffered on the same field last year, and ignited a key three-goal run in the first half with a goal and two assists. And senior attacker Maddie Garcia had her shoulder bandaged and was hobbling around on a bad ankle the entire tournament. She netted three goals in the championship game, and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Attack player.

2013 WCLA National Championship

NCAA Lacrosse: #13 Denver Women’s Lacrosse Faces #4 Florida On May 12 In Second Round Of NCAA Tournament; Gators (15.0) And Pioneers (14.37) Rank Sixth & Seventh In Scoring Offense

Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Florida 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships

The University of Denver women’s lacrosse program will play No. 4/4 Florida in the NCAA Tournament Second Round in Gainesville, Fla., on Sunday at 11 a.m. MT.
The No. 13/18 Pioneers have won a program-record 18 games this season, including a 15-game winning streak that was snapped by a loss to Stanford in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament championship game. Denver swept the MPSF regular season for the fourth time in head coach Liza Kelly’s seven-year tenure.
The Gators earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament after going 17-2 overall and 4-1 in the American Lacrosse Conference. UF fell 8-3 to Northwestern in the ALC Championship. The high-powered Gators claim four Tewaarton Award nominees and six IWLCA All-Region selections.
Florida (15.00) and Denver (14.37) are ranked sixth and seventh in the NCAA in scoring offense. UF is also second in scoring defense (6.58), while DU (8.68) is 17th.
Florida won the only previous meeting between the teams, beating the Pioneers 15-7 in Gainesville on Feb. 20, 2011.

Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Florida 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships game notes-page-001

NCAA Lacrosse: #13 Denver Women’s Lacrosse (18-2) Dominates Jacksonville 14-7 On May 10 To Win First NCAA Tounament Match In Program History; Pioneers Face #5 Florida On May 12

Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Jacksonville 2013 NCAA Tournament

University of Denver sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) scored two goals and distributed four assists, leading the No. 13 Pioneers to a 14-7 victory over Jacksonville in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at the University of Florida on Friday afternoon.
“We played our game. I think we were excited to get on this big stage and show them what Denver Lacrosse is all about, and the girls came out and did just that,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “They prepared well for Jacksonville and I think they were a good team we matched up. We knew it was going to be a hard game because they’re very well coached and a very talented team but I think we came out ready for them.”
Remenapp added three ground balls and a caused turnover for the Pioneers (18-2), who won the first NCAA Tournament game in program history. Junior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) had three goals and two assists. Both redshirt senior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) and freshman Rachael McKinnon (Brooklin, Ontario) had hat tricks and an assist. Senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.) had a goal, an assist, four caused turnovers and three ground balls, and junior Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.) scored two goals.
Denver dominated in draw controls 21-5 with sophomore Kiki Boone (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) grabbing seven and senior Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) recording six.

NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse (14-5) Tops Notre Dame 8-7 On May 10 To Capture Program’s First NCAA Tounament Victory

Stanford Women's Lacrosse vs Notre Dame 2013 NCAA Championships

The Stanford women’s lacrosse team earned its biggest victory in program history Friday night as it defeated Notre Dame, 8-7, to claim its first NCAA Tournament win.
Hannah Farr scored the game-winning goal on a free-position shot with four seconds remaining to lift Stanford to victory. Farr finished the game with two goals, a ground ball and a draw control.
With the victory, Stanford (14-5) advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and will face second-seeded Northwestern (17-2) on Sunday at 11 a.m. (PT).
“It’s awesome to be able to advance in the NCAA Tournament,” head coach Amy Bokker said. “We set our goals high this season and it’s something we’re really proud of. We feel fortunate to be able to compete against Northwestern on Sunday.”
Lucy Dikeou led Stanford with three goals, followed by Farr and Julia Burns who tallied two apiece, and Anna Kim with one.
Stanford had a terrific defensive game holding Notre Dame (12-5) to two goals in the first half for the second time this season. Lyndsey Munoz was strong in goal and made six saves, while Megan Lerner caused a team-best two turnovers and claimed two draw controls.
The game was a defensive battle for most of the game as both Stanford and Notre Dame held the other team scoreless for different lengthy stretches of the match.
After conceding the first goal of the match to Notre Dame’s Caitlin Gargan at 28:47, Stanford went on a 3-0 scoring run to take an early 3-1 lead. Farr got the Cardinal on the board at 26:01, followed by a goal by Kim at 24:45. Dikeou capped the streak after finding the net with 16:48 to play in the first half.
Stanford kept Notre Dame off the board for a span of 16:54, until Lindsay Powell tallied the Fighting Irish’s second goal of the game.

WCLA Lacrosse: “2013 WCLA Women’s National Championships” Semifinals Feature #1 Colorado State Defeating #4 Cal Poly 23-13, #11 UC Santa Barbara Defeating #2 BYU 12-11 On May 10

2013 WCLA Championships

It was a fitting end to a record-setting day. With 14 seconds left in the game, UCSB’s Katie Mitchell buried a shot from close range after taking a pass from teammate Lindsay Alex to complete a 12-11 come-from-behind win over Brigham Young in the semifinal round of the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates National Championships, presented by Harrow Sports.
The victory sends the Gauchos to Saturday’s championship game against top-seeded and unbeaten Colorado State. The Rams exploded offensively, posting 23 goals in a 23-13 win over Cal Poly.
The leader of the offense was senior Karly Slyne, who notched 12 points (7g, 5a), the second-best single game performance in the 13-year history of the tournament. It was sweet redemption for Slyne, who injured her knee last year on the same field and missed Colorado State’s championship game loss to UC Davis Club.

Recaps from Friday’s consolation games follow:

Univ. of Texas 17, Pittsburgh 13: Texas junior Tully Moorehead led all players with eight goals in its win against Pittsburgh. All 17 Texas goals were unassisted, but came from eight Longhorn players. A tied game at 13 with 7:07 to play, Texas ended on a four-goal run to seal the win. Junior Stephanie Miller led Pitt players in points, notching four goals with one assist.

Georgia 10, Santa Clara 4: Georgia held Maggie Burke, the WCLA Division I Midfielder of the Year, scoreless as Emily Seidel made nine saves to lead a strong defensive effort. Georgia held Santa Clara scoreless for more than 21 minutes in the second half. Georgia attacker Parisa Ayers led all scorers with three goals.

Minnesota 15, Florida Club 14 (2 OT): Down 9-5 at half, Ashlee Miller scored Minnesota’s last two goals of regulation to tie the game at 13 and force overtime against the Gators. Both teams added a score in the first three-minute halves of overtime, tying the game at 14, but Miller would have a hand in the winning tally after finding Lisa Hirsch for the game-winning goal of the contest with 19 seconds left in sudden victory overtime. Miller (6g) and McKinley Cardin (3g, 3a) of Florida had six points each. Florida goalie Heather Gable finished with 11 saves and Minnesota goalie Alexandra Thalhuber finished with 13.

USC  Club 19, Maryland Club 6: After receiving five yellow cards in the first half, Maryland played two players down beginning with 2:02 left in the first half. Junior Erin McGillivary (6g, 1a) and freshman Elena Skouras (5g, 2a) led USC and all scorers with seven points each. USC graduate student Madison Aguirre made several point-blank saves for the Trojans ending the game with 10 total. Megan Lusby led Maryland with three goals and an assist.

Michigan Club 16, Northeastern 9: Northeastern scored first, but did not lead the rest of the game and Michigan pulled away scoring the last three goals of the first half and maintained at least a four-goal lead to the end of regulation. Junior Julianne Patterson and sophomore Katie Mezwa led Michigan’s attack with five points each. Brittany O’Rourke had three goals for Northeastern.

Virginia Club 19, Oregon Club 9: The Cavaliers opened the game with three-straight goals by three different scorers before Oregon got on the board eight minutes into the game. Virginia ended with nine scorers and 10 players with points. Grace Jackson (UVA) led all players with four goals and two assists. Keaton Otake (2g) and Hanna Peper (1g, 1a) led Oregon in points. Virginia goalies, Dana Sparks and Louisa Boyd, combined for 12 saves in the victory.

Friday Scores (May 10) Division I Semifinals Colorado State 23, Cal Poly 13 UC Santa Barbara 12, BYU 11

Division I Consolation Texas 17, Pittsburgh 13 Georgia 10, Santa Clara 4 Southern Cal Club 19, Maryland Club 6 Minnesota 15, Florida Club 14 (2 OT) Michigan Club 16, Northeastern 9 Virginia Club 19, Oregon Club 9

Saturday Schedule (May 11) Division I Championship Game – 2:30 pm: No. 1 Colorado State vs. No. 11 UC Santa Barbara, Field 1 3rd place game – 9:30 am: No. 2 BYU vs. No. 4 Cal Poly, Field 1 5th place game – 10:30 am: No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 5 Texas, Field 5 7th place game – 10:30 am: No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 10 Santa Clara, Field 4 9th place game – 8 am: No. 9 Southern Cal Club vs. No. 14 Minnesota, Field 6 11th place game – 8 am: No. 7 Florida Club vs. No. 13 Maryland Club, Field 5 13th place game – 8 am: No. 6 Virginia Club vs. No. 12 Michigan Club, Field 4 15th place game – 8 am: No. 15 Oregon Club vs. No. 16 Northeastern, Field 3

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