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“2013 MCLA Lacrosse National Championships”: Semifinals Feature #1 Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Defeating #4 BYU 9-7 And #2 Colorado Outlasting #4 Arizona State 5-4 On May 16


The MCLA Division I finals will have a familiar feel, as RMLC foes Colorado State and Colorado meet for the third time this spring. It's also a rematch of the 2006 national championship game, won by the Rams, 8-7. On the D-II side, the top two seed will be playing for the title, but it wasn't easy, as both had to survive overtime scares from their semifinal opponents. The championship games will be played on Saturday, May 18, in Greenville, S.C.

The MCLA Division I finals will have a familiar feel, as RMLC foes Colorado State and Colorado meet for the third time this spring. It’s also a rematch of the 2006 national championship game, won by the Rams, 8-7. On the D-II side, the top two seed will be playing for the title, but it wasn’t easy, as both had to survive overtime scares from their semifinal opponents.
The championship games will be played on Saturday, May 18, in Greenville, S.C.

MCLA Division I

No. 1 Colorado State 9, No. 4 Brigham Young 7

In the third meeting between the two squads, Colorado State used a big fourth quarter to distance itself from its biggest rival. Locked up at fives after three quarters of play, the Rams managed to outscore the Cougars, 4-2, in the final frame to complete the sweep and ensure a revisit to the national championship game.

Braxton Campbell and Eric Uhl each scored a pair of goals for CSU while Koltin Fatzinger made five stops in the second half. Jake Arbon was the top gun for the Cougars with two goals while Rob Ostler was solid in net with 10 saves in the loss.

No. 2 Colorado 5, No. 3 Arizona State 4

In the lowest scoring MCLA semifinal game since 2005, when UC Santa Barbara edged Michigan, 4-3, Colorado advanced to the national championship game for the first time since ’06. Arizona State struck for the first two goals of the game, but the Buffaloes managed to rebound in the second quarter to send the game into halftime tied at three. After trading goals in the third quarter, Colorado got the deciding marker in the fourth frame. The Sun Devils entered the game averaging 16 goals in the tournament, but could not solve the Colorado backline.

Ryan Haines and Riley Seidel led CU with a pair of goals while Tyler Dougherty added the fifth. Payson Clark produced half of Arizona State’s goals. ASU’s Preston Anderson made three stops in the loss while Brad Macnee was credited with no saves to pick up the win.

MCLA Division II

No. 2 Westminster 9, No. 3 St. John’s 8 (3ot)

Brian Tyrrell won a scramble in front of the net with 1:43 left in the third overtime and buried it into the St. John’s goal, giving the Griffins the victory and sending them to the title game for the first time since 2008. Westminster raced out to a 6-1 lead to start the game and appeared to be on pace for its third rout of the tournament, but St. John’s clawed back, outscoring the Griffins, 5-0, in the third period to take a 7-6 lead after three. With the Johnnies still leading by a goal and under a minute to go, it appeared St. John’s would get the ball back in their own zone, but a dubious call awarded possession to Westminster. The Griffins cashed in, sending the contest into overtime.

Kyle Postler led the way for Westminster with three goals and two assists while Tyrrell chipped in with a pair of goals. Miles Armitage and Conlan Meade had hat tricks for St. John’s. Chris Burckle was solid in net for the Griffins, turning away 14 shots – although he got some help from defender Matt Lambourne, who took a shot off the chest in overtime when Burckle was caught out of the net. Mike King was credited with five saves for the Johnnies.

No. 1 St. Thomas 10, No. 4 Liberty 9 (ot)

This game closely followed the script of the first semifinal, with Will Hersman playing the role of hero for St. Thomas as he delivered an overtime strike to send the Tommies back to the title game for the fifth straight year. Like Westminster before it, UST tried to put the game away in the second quarter when it ballooned the lead to 8-4 at halftime. Liberty, however, scored five of the six goals in the second half to knot the game at nines, forcing overtime.

Peter Carbonneau (2g, 3a), David Chilpala (2g, 2a) and Nikolas Colpitts (2g, 2a) led the St. Thomas offense and Steven Bang came on in relief to make six saves in the second half. Joe Gargiulo paced Liberty with four goals and a dime while Ryan Miller had two goals and three helpers. Ethan Kamholtz was strong for the Flames, turning away 15 shots. This was Liberty’s last game in MCLA Division II, as they will bump up to the senior circuit next spring.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/club/2012-13/news/051613_mcla_tournament_semifinal_recaps

“2013 MCLA Men’s Lacrosse National Championships”: Quarterfinals Feature #1 Colorado State, #2 Colorado, #3 Arizona State And #4 BYU Winning And Advancing To Semifinals On May 16


After a wacky first round that featured three upsets in both the Division I and Division I bracket, things settled down in the quarterfinals as the chalk held. The top four seeds in each division advanced to the semifinals, which will be on Thursday, May 16, in Greenville, S.C.

After a wacky first round that featured three upsets in both the Division I and Division I bracket, things settled down in the quarterfinals as the chalk held. The top four seeds in each division advanced to the semifinals, which will be on Thursday, May 16, in Greenville, S.C.

MCLA Division I

No. 4 Brigham Young 17, No. 12 Oregon 14 A track meet broke out between the Cougars and the Ducks, and on the strength of a 7-3 second quarter, BYU was able to hold on at the end. Mike Fabrizio paced the Cougars with four goals and three assists while Jake Ferrin and Barrett Johnson also added four goals in the winning effort. BYU dominated the ground ball battle and Ducks’ goalie Austin Fisher could not replicate his spectacular first round performance, making only eight saves in the loss.

No. 3 Arizona State 15, No. 6 UC Santa Barbara 5 The Sun Devils made it a clean sweep over the Gauchos this spring, winning their third matchup of the season. (No stats available)

No. 2 Colorado 9, No. 10 Michigan State 2 Michigan State could not find an answer for Brad Macnee and the Colorado defense, as the Buffs pulled out a grinder. (No stats available)

No. 1 Colorado State 9, No. 9 Sonoma State 4 The Rams continue their defensive dominance of the MCLA, allowing the Seawolves to muster just 16 shots on the day. Josh Gregg and Mike Wolff each potted a pair of goals for CSU while Jack Regan and Koltin Fatzinger combined to make eight saves. (Partial stats available)

Thursday’s Semifinal Matchups No. 4 Brigham Young vs. No. 1 Colorado State No. 3 Arizona State vs. No. 2 Colorado

MCLA Division 2

No. 4 Liberty 10, No. 12 Grove City 9 Grove City looked like they might be on the cusp of pulling another upset, leading Liberty 8-7 heading into the final frame, but the Flames once again pulled the comeback. Bryce Mrakovich paced Liberty with three goals and two dimes while Ryan Miller and Joe Gargiulo struck for a pair each. Ethan Kamholtz had a dozen saves to pick up the win in net. David Hall was GCC’s top gun with five markers and two helpers.

No. 3 St. John’s 10, No. 6 Grand Valley State 8 Jacob Helmer (4g, 1a) paced the Johnnies to their second win of the year over Grand Valley State and vaulted St. John’s into the semifinals for the first time since 2009. Cole Armitage helped out the SJU cause with two goals and two assists. Brenden Austin had a hat trick for the Lakers.

No. 2 Westminster 15, No. 10 Indiana Tech 6 The Griffins continued their dominating ways, racing out to a 5-1 lead over the Warriors in the first quarter and never looked back. Adam Marfice and Elias Fairman each netted four markers and Collin Madsen dished out four assists in the winning effort. Justing Famiglietti turned away 17 shots for Indiana Tech, but it was not enough.

No. 1 St. Thomas 18, No. 9 Coast Guard 8 After a casual start to the tournament, St. Thomas looked more like its dominating self, taking a 12-7 lead at halftime and then burying Coast Guard in the second half. The Bears couldn’t solve Matt Kleven, who posted seven goals for the Tommies, and he was helped by Peter Carbonneau and Peter Schubloom, who each scored two. Eric Schmid and Steven Danseglio had two goals each for the Bears.

Thursday’s Semifinal Matchups No. 4 Liberty vs. No. 1 St. Thomas No. 3 St. John’s vs. No. 2 Westminster

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/club/2012-13/news/051413_mcla_tournament_quarterfinal_recaps

MCLA Lacrosse: “2013 MCLA National Championships” First Round Games On May 13 Feature #1 Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse, #2 Colorado, #3 Arizona State And #4 BYU Winning Big And Advancing; #5 Chapman And #7 Stanford Upset


2013 MCLA Men's Lacrosse National Championship logo

Three away seeds pulled upsets in the first round that was, with the exception of the Oregon-Chapman, mostly devoid of any drama. The RMLC proved its worth with three comfortable wins in the first round while both the SLC and WCLL lost one of its big guns.

No. 1 Colorado State 20, No. 16 Purdue 3

Thirteen different Colorado State players scored at least one goal as the defending champions dispatched with Purdue. The Rams led 11-1 at halftime and were never threatened by the GRLC reps. Austin Fisher, Alex Devlin, Mike Wolff and Dustin Grybinas led the way for the top seed with a pair of goals each. Jack Regan and Koltin Fatzinger combined to make three saves in the win.

No. 2 Colorado 11, No. 15 Texas 7

Colorado held a 55-24 advantage in shots and an 11-5 advantage after three quarters, but had to fend off a late charge by Texas to advance into the quarterfinals. Tyler Dougherty (2g, 2a) Riley Seidel (1g, 2a) and Matt White (2g) paced the Buffaloes offense while the defense helped to dominate the ground ball battle. Texas goalie Jordan Lee was superb in net, turning away 16 shots in the loss.

No. 3 Arizona State 17, No. 14 Georgia 5

After building a slight, 3-1 lead after 15 minutes, Arizona State went on a rampage in the second frame, racking up nine goals for a 12-3 bulge at halftime that was not threatened. Logan Quinn (3g, 3a) had a big day for the Sun Devils, and was supported by Payson Clark (2g, 2a) and Justin Straker (4g). Georgia goalie David Lumsden was under siege for most of the day, but managed to make 16 saves.

No. 4 Brigham Young 17, No. 13 Grand Canyon 8

Despite the best efforts of Carson Barton, who factored in on seven (5g, 2a) of Grand Canyon’s eight goals, Brigham Young proved too much in a surprisingly comfy win for the Cougars. Pat Matheson was a monster out of the midfield with five goals and Mike Fabrizio added four markers. There were a lot of individual efforts for BYU as they had zero assists on 17 goals.

No. 12 Oregon 8, No. 5 Chapman 7 (4ot)

In one of the classic games in the history of the MCLA tournament, Oregon was able to find the game-winner in the fourth overtime to sink Chapman in the biggest upset of the day. Evan Merritt scored three goals for the Ducks while goalie Austin Lewis turned away an astounding 26 shots. Oregon had just 27 shots on the day, but made the most of them, especially in extra time.

No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, No. 11 Oregon State

After a slow start to the game, UC Santa Barbara woke up in the final three quarters, putting away Oregon State’s upset bid. Kevin Bowles had a massive game with five goals and three dimes for the Gauchos while C.J. Jacobs added three goals and an assist in the win.

No. 10 Michigan State 13, No. 7 Stanford 9

Stanford was the story of the year in the MCLA, but Michigan State put the clamps on the Cardinal in the first round. Stanford’s high-powered duo of Jack Farr and Peter Doyle were held to combined three goals and an assist (they were averaging nearly nine points per game). Mitchell Hall buried three goals along with an assist for the Spartans while Patrick Green had a goal and three dimes in the winning effort.

No. 9 Sonoma State 14, No. 8 Boston College 6

A huge first quarter allowed Sonoma State to build a lead that would not be threatened by Boston College. Kyle Riddle (4g, 1a) and Ashton Ward (1g, 6a) were the keys to the Seawolves’ offensive barrage while the ‘Noma backline kept the Eagles to their lowest goal output of the season.

Tuesday’s Quarterfinal Matchups No. 9 Sonoma State vs. No. 1 Colorado State No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Colorado No. 6 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 3 Arizona State No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 4 Brigham Young

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

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_women/club/2012-13/news/051013_ucsb_rallies_will_meet_csu_in_wcla_final

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

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of #5 BYU Men’s Lacrosse 17-3 Win Over Utah On April 27


BYU’s lacrosse team played Utah in their final game of the regular season defeating them 17-3. They now head to the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference playoffs in Grand Junction, CO.