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Video Highlights Of 2014 MLL All-Star Game Won By Team USA 10-9 Over Team MLL On June 26


The 2014 MLL All-Star Game was a matchup of stars that remained tightly contested until the final seconds, but it was Coca-Cola All-Star Game MVP Rob Pannell who scored the game-winning goal, with just seven seconds to spare in the game, to give Team USA the 10-9 victory over Team MLL.

The first quarter had much of what fans expected from such a high-caliber matchup. Although Team MLL initially had trouble maintaining possession, a goal by Team USA’s Kevin Leveille seemed to wake them up. After that goal, each possession featured quality offensive movement and athletic saves by both USA’s Jesse Schwartzman and MLL’s Jordan Burke. Justin Turri answered with a goal for Team MLL, but Leveille, the league’s all-time leading goal scorer, notched his second of the night on a pass from Pannell to put USA back in front. Just before the quarter expired, MLL’s Peter Baum scored to knot things up at 2-2.

The second quarter began with quick turnovers from each team, but it was Team USA who finally held onto the ball long enough to score, as Garrett Thul charged the net and snuck one past Burke. After MLL tied the game up once again when Joe Walters scored on a pass from former Hamilton Nationals teammate Kevin Crowley, USA finally gave themselves some breathing room with two consecutive goals from Dave Lawson and Kevin Buchanan.

Team MLL refused to let the game get away from them, as Matt Danowski scored on a dive around the net to bring the team back within one. However, it was Burke who deserved much of the praise in the final moments of the second quarter, making multiple outstanding saves to preserve the score at 5-4 entering halftime.

2014 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championships Broadcast Schedule On ESPN Released Featuring Team USA Vs Canada On July 10


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Denver Outlaws (7-1) Defeat Chesapeake Bayhawks 9-6 Behind Goalie Jesse Schwartzman’s 28 Saves


Denver Outlaws vs Chesapeake Bayhawks June 21

Denver Outlaws’ defenseman Michael Simon doesn’t usually wind up and shoot. But when he found himself alone at the top of the arc Saturday night in Denver’s game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks, he didn’t hesitate. Simon fired a shot from outside the two-point line that rocketed past Chesapeake’s goalie putting Denver (7-1) up 9-6 and giving it some much-needed breathing room late in the game. The game started out with both teams’ defenses dominating. John Grant Jr. finally got the game’s first goal more than six minutes into the contest. Justin Pennington scored several minutes later on a pass from Jeremy Noble and less than 10 seconds after, Curtis Dickson scored on a ball that just barely found its way into the net. For Dickson, it’s his ninth goal in just three games. With time winding down in the quarter, Pennington found twine again, firing a top-shelf shot to give Denver a 4-0 lead at the end of the first. Denver Outlaws’ goalie Jesse Schwartzman dominated in the first quarter and owned the crease all night. Schwartzman recorded 28 saves — a new season high — and kept Denver in the game as Chesapeake (2-6) threatened late. In the second quarter, like the first, no one found the net until midway through the frame. Eric Law got the ball behind the Bayhawks’ net, spun to the front, jumped and fired a one-handed shot in — his 21st goal of the season.

Denver Outlaws (6-1) Never Trail As They Defeat New York Lizards (3-4) 16-11 On June 14


Denver Outlaws vs NY Lizards June 16

On Saturday night, in just his second MLL game, Curtis Dickson contributed a seven-point effort on four goals and three assists as Denver (6-1) rolled past the New York Lizards (3-4), 16-11. Anthony Kelly kicked the game off with his 3,000th career faceoff, and then Drew Snider got things going on the scoring front, netting the game’s first goal from straightaway. Eric Law scored the next two goals, and would have had a third goal had it not been overturned for a crease violation. Jeremy Sieverts bounced one in from just inside the arc on a dish from John Grant Jr. to close out the first quarter with Denver up, 4-0.

In the second frame, the Lizards finally got on the board with a nice shot from Rob Pannell, but Sieverts didn’t wait too long before getting the goal back—and then some. Sieverts wound up and fired, this time from behind the arc, and recorded his fifth two-point goal of the season to push Denver’s lead to five goals.

New York continued to battle, though, and goals from Steve DeNapoli and Max Seibald cut the Outlaws’ lead to three goals with less than five minutes to go in the half. But with the half coming to a close, Dickson fired in his first goal of the night and Snider netted his second of the game to give Denver some breathing room heading into the locker room.

Before the whistle blew, the Lizards fired one more shot on goal, but Jesse Schwartzman stopped it for his 1,100th career save.

The Outlaws scored six times in the third quarter—their highest-scoring third quarter of the season. Cameron Flint and Grant both scored on assists from Dickson—then Dickson did some scoring himself. With Denver up 10-5 after New York found the net three times in the quarter, Dickson ran to his right and fired a shot between the goalie’s five-hole for a goal. Then 41 seconds later, Dickson flew through the crease and fired in a shot before landing to give him a hat trick on the night. Dickson wasn’t done though, less than a minute later he netted another goal to give him four on the night and three within a two-minute span.

Cam Holding got his only goal of the night, and his first with the Denver Outlaws, as time ran out in the third quarter to give Denver a 14-5 lead heading into the fourth.

Snider opened the final frame with his third goal of the night on an assist from Dickson, and Law scored shortly thereafter. The goal was Law’s third of the night as well, giving him 20 goals on the season and five hat tricks this year.

Charlie Cipriano came into the game to replace Schwartzman in goal with 11 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Schwartzman finished the game with 15 saves on 21 shots (.714 save pct.).

Denver Outlaws (5-1) Suffer First Loss In 25 Regular Season Games With 18-15 Defeat To Charlotte


The Denver Outlaws (5-1) dropped an 18-15 decision to the Charlotte Hounds (2-4) Saturday night on the road. Charlotte snapped Denver’s 25-game regular-season win streak, which dated back to June 23, 2012 and spanned 714 days. The game was a back-and-forth thriller and the two teams were tied a total of six times the entire night. The Hounds scored first and took a 3-1 lead into the second quarter, but Denver answered with a seven-goal second quarter, including a two-pointer on a power play by Jeremy Sieverts. Sieverts leads the MLL in two-point goals this season with four, and ranks first in Outlaws history with 17 career two-pointers. Charlotte took a 9-8 lead into halftime, but the teams traded leads and were tied three times in the third quarter, and headed into the fourth quarter all tied up at 12-12. Three different Denver players—Curtis Dickson, Jeremy Sieverts, and Drew Snider—recorded hat tricks, but Charlotte’s six-goal fourth quarter would prove to be too much for the Outlaws. Dickson scored his fourth goal of the night in his first game with the Outlaws to give Denver a 13-12 lead 27 seconds into the fourth quarter before Charlotte responded by scoring two goals in less than a minute. Domenic Sebastiani scored his second goal of the season to cut the Charlotte lead to 17-15 with two minutes left in the game, but John Haus secured the victory for the Hounds with his third goal of the night, giving the Hounds an 18-15 lead with just 17 seconds left in the game. Backup goalie Charlie Cipriano got the start for the Outlaws, the first of his three-year MLL career. Cipriano had 13 saves on 30 shots (.433) in the loss. His 13 saves and 60 minutes in goal were career-highs for the goalie. The Outlaws return to action at home Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. MDT when they host the New York Lizards for Film on the Field featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

The Denver Outlaws (5-1) dropped an 18-15 decision to the Charlotte Hounds (2-4) Saturday night on the road. Charlotte snapped Denver’s 25-game regular-season win streak, which dated back to June 23, 2012 and spanned 714 days.
The game was a back-and-forth thriller and the two teams were tied a total of six times the entire night. The Hounds scored first and took a 3-1 lead into the second quarter, but Denver answered with a seven-goal second quarter, including a two-pointer on a power play by Jeremy Sieverts. Sieverts leads the MLL in two-point goals this season with four, and ranks first in Outlaws history with 17 career two-pointers.
Charlotte took a 9-8 lead into halftime, but the teams traded leads and were tied three times in the third quarter, and headed into the fourth quarter all tied up at 12-12. Three different Denver players—Curtis Dickson, Jeremy Sieverts, and Drew Snider—recorded hat tricks, but Charlotte’s six-goal fourth quarter would prove to be too much for the Outlaws.
Dickson scored his fourth goal of the night in his first game with the Outlaws to give Denver a 13-12 lead 27 seconds into the fourth quarter before Charlotte responded by scoring two goals in less than a minute. Domenic Sebastiani scored his second goal of the season to cut the Charlotte lead to 17-15 with two minutes left in the game, but John Haus secured the victory for the Hounds with his third goal of the night, giving the Hounds an 18-15 lead with just 17 seconds left in the game.
Backup goalie Charlie Cipriano got the start for the Outlaws, the first of his three-year MLL career. Cipriano had 13 saves on 30 shots (.433) in the loss. His 13 saves and 60 minutes in goal were career-highs for the goalie.
The Outlaws return to action at home Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. MDT when they host the New York Lizards for Film on the Field featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

Nike/US Lacrosse West Region High School Boys Top 10: #1 Foothill-Santa Ana, Regis Jesuit, Bellevue, Cherry Creek And La Costa Canyon


June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

1. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 21-1

The Knights were Orange County champions and CIF-Southern Section champions. That capped one of the most dominant seasons in program history, finishing the year on a 16-game winning streak. Foothill will look to reload for next season.

2. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 18-1

The Raiders won the the Colorado Class 5A state championship. It was their second state title overall. Aaron Horvat (Dominican) led the team with 68 points followed by Chet Dunstan (Air Force) with 64 points.

3. Bellevue (Wash.), 20-2

The Wolverines knocked off undefeated Eastside Catholic (Wash.) 8-7 to reach the Washington state championship, Eric Haehl got the game-winner in the closing seconds. In the final, Bellevue blanked Issaquah (Wash.) 8-0 to win its fourth title in the past five years and 11th overall.

4. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 15-4

The Bruins fell short in their bid for a 12th state title, falling 14-7 against Regis Jesuit. Cherry Creek has depth and will be in the championship hunt once again next season.

5. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 16-6

The Mavericks were the top seed in the CIF San Diego Section 2014 Boys Lacrosse Championship playoffs and beat rival Torrey Pines (Calif.) 7-6 to reach the finals, where the defeated Cathedral Catholic, 6-5 in the final with five players scoring in the win.

6. St. Ignatius (Calif.), 15-5

The Wildcats topped Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) 12-1 and then beat Bellarmine Prep (Calif.), 10-6, for the West Catholic Athletic League Tournament. St. Ignatius plated one of the toughest schedules in the region and will reload for next season.

7. Issaquah (Wash.), 19-4

The Eagles beat Tahoma (Wash.) 9-0 to earn its fifth trip to the state final in program history. However, Issaquah could not must any offense in an 8-0 loss to Bellevue. The Eagles handed Bellevue its only in-state loss this season.

8. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 19-3

The Dons knocked off Coronado (Calif.), 11-9, in the semifinals of the CIF San Diego Section 2014 Boys Lacrosse Championship. In the final, Cathedral Catholic fell to La Costa Canyon, 6-5.

9. Eastside Catholic (Wash.), 17-1

The Crusaders remarkable season came to end in the semifinals of the Washington state semifinals, where they lost 8-7 to Bellevue. Colin MacIlvennie had three second half goals to keep them within striking distance. Eastside Catholic, nonetheless, had a remarkable season and one of the best in program history.

10. Marin Catholic (Calif.), 16-7

The Wildcats beat top-seeded Acalanes (Calif.), 7-6, in overtime to win the Division II North Coast Section finals with Chris Hill getting the game-winner. Marin Catholic won the tourney as a five seed and toppled Novato (Calif.), 11-10 in overtime in the semifinals

News and Notes

Bellevue has been the dominant lacrosse program in Washington state for the past decade and its reign continued this season.

The Wolverines (20-2) defended their Division I championship with an 8-0 over Issaquah before announced 1,805 at Seattle Stadium. Bellevue has now won 11 Washington state titles, including four of the last five.

Wolverines goalie Cole Cansler got his third shutout of the season. It was also the first shutout in the state title game. Issaquah (19-4) had averaged more than 10 goals per game and handed Bellevue its only in-state loss this season.

Hank Bethke (Ohio State) led Bellevue with two goals, two assists and six ground balls. Eric Haehl also had two goals, one assists and six ground balls, while Joe Bathke also had two goals.

Riley Gulrajani, Chris Medziegian, Ryan Eskenazi and Jason Monohan were dominant on defense.

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Top-seeded La Costa Canyon got contributions from several players to win the CIF San Diego Section 2014 Boys Lacrosse Championship with a 6-5 victory over Cathedral Catholic. The Mavericks got goals from five players with Cameron Ziegler leading the way by scoring twice. Cathedral Catholic outshot La Costa Canton (18-14) and won the ground ball battle (24-19). The Mavericks, though, dominated the face-offs 10-4, which helped with their possession.

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Cal Berkeley Men’s Lacrosse 50th Anniversary (1964-2014) Celebration Video From LyneisFilm


Claude Lyneis cmlyneis@gmail.com

Claude Lyneis
cmlyneis@gmail.com

CAL men’s lacrosse was born in 1964, the same year that the Free Speech movement rolled through Berkelely.

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of that event with some highlights from the past and present. Video was shown on the CAL Jumbotron during CAL’s defeat of Stanford in the lacrosse big game April 26, 2014.

Cal Men's Lacrosse 50th Anniversary