Daily Archives: July 28, 2013

Club Lacrosse: Colorado-Based “3d Select” Wins “2013 US Lacrosse U15 Boys National Championship” With 10-4 Win Over Long Island Express; First Western Team To Win Title


2013 US Lacrosse U15 Girls National Championship

Alec Barnes has been facing off since he started playing lacrosse in the second grade, but a summer of work on the craft helped second-seeded 3d Select National make history at the US Lacrosse Boys’ U15 National Championship, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Barnes won 14 of 18 faceoffs and a stingy defense held top-seeded Long Island Express Barracudas (N.Y.) scoreless for 30:31 as 3d Select became the first Western-based team to win the gold medal in the five-year history of the event with a 10-4 defeat of the defending champions in the title game Sunday.

Alec Barnes won 14 of 18 faceoffs and added a goal and two assists to lead 3d Select National to a 10-4 win over the Long Island Express Barracudas (N.Y.) in the gold medal game of the US Lacrosse U15 National Championship, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. With players mainly from Colorado and California, 3d Select became the first Western program to win in the five-year history of the championship. Photo by ©Scott McCall

Alec Barnes won 14 of 18 faceoffs and added a goal and two assists to lead 3d Select National to a 10-4 win over the Long Island Express Barracudas (N.Y.) in the gold medal game of the US Lacrosse U15 National Championship, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. With players mainly from Colorado and California, 3d Select became the first Western program to win in the five-year history of the championship. Photo by ©Scott McCall

3d Select, with most of its players from Colorado and California, completed a 7-0 run through the field that included two wins over For the Love of the Game (N.Y.) and a 10-7 defeat of third-seeded Dukes HHH (Pa.) in the semifinals.

“This is huge, knowing that the West is rising and we’re making a huge impact on lacrosse,” said Barnes, a rising sophomore at Regis Jesuit (Colo.) High School. “We’re as good as everyone else.”

Or better. Barnes spent a part of the summer learning and honing techniques from FOGO Lacrosse, and the results showed. He won six of eight in the first half and eight of 10 in the second half against the Barracudas’ combination of Sam Nadjari and Kyle Portera.

“All I do really is clamp, try to pinch the ball in the stick and pop it out to start a break,” Barnes said.

Barnes added two assists in the first half, and his off-balance feed to Keaton Komatz with 2:19 left in the first quarter gave 3d Select a 2-1 lead it would not surrender. When Barnes didn’t win a faceoff or if 3d Select turned it over, its defense went to work. After yielding a goal to Daniel Rooney with 6:23 left in the first quarter – one which he bounced off Jimmy Littlefield – 3d Select shut down the Barracudas’ potent offense until 5:52 remained in the game, well after the outcome had been decided. Defenseman Will Weitzel joined goalie Otto Bohan on the Lacrosse Magazine All-Tournament Team (below) from 3d.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/072813_3d_select_wins_us_lacrosse_boys_u15_national_championship

Major League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Denver Outlaws 14-12 Win Over Chesapeake Bayhawks


The Denver Outlaws remain undefeated on the season after beating the reigning Major League Lacrosse Champions, the Chesapeake Bayhawks, by a score of 14-12 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.  The Saturday afternoon win moves the Outlaws to 12-0, clinching them the number one seed at MLL Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink.

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws (12-0) Top Chesapeake Bayhawks 14-12 On July 27 To Clinch Top Playoff Seed And Set MLL Record For Best Winning Percentage In A Single Season


Denver Outlaws vs Chesapeake Bayhawks July 27

Another win, another league record for the Outlaws, who improved to 12-0 on the season with a 14-12 victory against the Chesapeake Bayhawks in Denver’s 2013 home finale.
Deadlocked at 10 entering the final tram, the Outlaws scored four goals in four minutes to open the period and take a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish on their way to clinching the Major League Lacrosse top playoff seed and setting a league record for best winning percentage in a single season.
“It’s awesome, but in reality, it doesn’t matter,” goalie Jesse Schwartzman said about clinching the No. 1 seed. “You have to win two games in two days against two good teams, whoever they may be so we’re happy to be there. We’re thankful for it. We put in a lot of hard work and it’s nice to see it pay off.”
At 12-0, the worst the Outlaws can finish is 12-2 (.857 pct.), which would top the previous 10-2 (.833 pct.) mark shared by four teams. Denver’s 12 wins tie the league mark and represent the most in the MLL since 2002.
Early on, it looked like the Bayhawks, who were playing to clinch a playoff berth, could end Denver’s league-record win streak at 17.
After midfielder Jeremy Sieverts started the scoring 43 seconds into the game, the Bayhawks responded with a 5-0 run to open up a 5-1 lead early in the second quarter.
Denver answered with a 4-0 run of its own that included a pair of goals from midfielders Drew Snider and Sieverts, who would finish with four and earn Player of the Game honors.

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