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“2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships”: Duke Men’s Lacrosse Uses 7-0 Third Quarter Run To Top Cornell 16-14 In Semifinals On May 25

Duke Men's Lacrosse vs Cornell 2013 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships

Sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Turri tallied a career-high 16 saves as Duke earned a spot in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse championship game with a thrilling 16-14 victory over Cornell Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. The title game appearance marks the fourth in program history and second under head coach John Danowski.
“For us once again it was a team victory,” said Danowski. “A lot of guys making plays. I think it was nine different people scored goals, eight different people had assists. Greg DeLuca scored a goal. It was a short stick d‑middie, Billy Connors hits a pole. You know, a lot of people that really had a lot to do with today’s victory and that has been certainly our MO all year is that it’s a total team concept, and we were delighted with the effort of our guys for 60 minutes.”
Duke improves to 15-5 on the season, while Cornell finishes the 2013 campaign with a 14-4 record. The Blue Devils are 13-1 in their previous 14 outings.
“Early on it took me a while to get settled in, but I felt like I was seeing the ball well today,” said Turri. “They were giving a lot of low‑angle shots. Our defense was on their hands early, and I was pretty happy about getting my saves up.”
The Big Red and Blue Devils traded goals in the opening seven minutes, but it was Cornell rattling off four of the game’s next five goals to take a 5-2 lead early in the second quarter. Duke trailed 3-1 after the opening 15 minutes with the Blue Devils’ lone goal coming from Jake Tripucka.
Duke pulled within one, 3-2, before Cornell responded with two unanswered for its largest lead of the afternoon at 5-2 with 10:17 to play in the half. The Blue Devils responded in like fashion with a 5-1 over the final 9:30 to take a 7-6 lead into the locker room.
Josh Dionne started the run with a highlight-reel behind-the-back goal to make it 5-3 and senior captain Josh Offit got on the board for the first time of the afternoon three minutes later with a laser to make it 5-4.
The third quarter was all Blue Devils with a 7-0 run in the first 13 minutes to stretch the lead to 14-6. Scoring from Duke came from usual and unusual suspects with Matheis and David Lawson adding tallies, while Greg DeLuca netted his first career NCAA Tournament goal. However, Cornell’s Rob Pannell sparked a 6-0 scoring burst, registering three of his five goals to bring the Big Red within two at 14-12 with eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

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High School Lacrosse: Western U.S. #2 Carondelet Girls Lacrosse Defeats #1 Amador Valley 9-7 In Overtime On May 24 To Win CIF-North Coast Section Girls Lacrosse Championship

Carondelet Girls Lacrosse BannerCali Castagnola scored the game-winning goal late in the first overtime period to help lift Carondelet High School to a 9-7 win over host Amador Valley in the final of the North Coast Section Division I girls lacrosse championship on Friday night.

CIF north coast sectionCastagnola scored with 34 seconds remaining in the first three-minute period after being fouled. She had a clear shot at the goal on the restart.

“There was so much adrenaline,” Castagnola said. “It’s kind of hard because everything is going through your head, and you’re thinking. You kind of just go as the goalie is going.”

The Cougars (21-3) jumped to a 4-1 lead late in the first half, scoring four consecutive goals. Castagnola had two of them, one off a pass from Corinne Lafayette, the other off a pass from Morgan Castelein. Castagnola also scored in the second half for four goals on the night.

Carondelet Cougars Girls LacrosseHowever, the top-seeded Dons (21-2) hung tough, coming back to tie the game at 6-6. Castagnola’s goal made it 7-6 with six minutes 18 seconds left. Carondelet then got the ball back with about four minutes left in the game, and decided to play keepaway and try to run out the clock.

Bad decision. With 1:20 to go, Hannah Stapp forced a turnover for Amador Valley and after calling two timeouts, the Dons were left with 35 seconds to play. With nine seconds left, Cambi Cukar was fouled. She set up right in front of the net on the restart and beat Katie Merritt for the tying goal.

Amador Valley Girls Lacrosse

For more:  http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_23321587/carondelet-wins-ncs-lacrosse-championship

“2013 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships”: #2 Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Falls To #3 North Carolina 11-4 In Semifinals On May 24

Northwestern Women's Lacrosse vs North Carolina 2013 NCAA Women's Semifinals

Another memorable Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse season came to a close Friday in Philadelphia as the second-ranked Wildcats fell to No. 3 North Carolina, 11-4, in the NCAA Championship semifinals. Northwestern, which was appearing in the round of four for the ninth consecutive season, concludes the 2013 campaign with a 19-3 record and an American Lacrosse Conference championship under its belt.
The loss snapped a run of eight consecutive wins in national semifinal games dating to the 2005 season, while head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller’s career mark in NCAA Tournament play moves to 34-3.
Northwestern’s class of seven seniors departs the program after amassing a career record of 81-9, earning four straight trips to championship weekend and a pair of NCAA titles.
One of those seniors, Gabriella Flibotte, led the ‘Cats Friday evening with her three caused turnovers, two ground balls and two draw controls. Flibotte in 2013 established a new Northwestern single-season record with 60 ground balls and also concluded her career ranked fourth in program history with 90 caused turnovers.
Flibotte’s running mate in the midfield, Taylor Thornton, completed her incredible Northwestern career having started all 90 games the Wildcats played during her tenure, finishing up ranked No. 2 in program history with 178 ground balls, third with 101 caused turnovers and tied for sixth in draw controls with 198.

2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships

“2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships”: Video Highlights Of #1 Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse 7-6 Quarterfinals Win Over Yale On May 18

Thrilling finish by the Orange as they beat Yale 7-6 on a Dylan Donahue goal with 13 seconds remaining.  Quarterfinal game played at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland on May 18, 2013.  RHS Productions.