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High School Lacrosse: Western U.S. #2 Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Defeats #3 La Costa Canyon 7-5 On May 25 To Win 2013 CIF-San Diego Division Championship (Video)

torrey pines lacrosse 1In the battle for supremacy among the region’s high school boys lacrosse teams, the only true measuring stick is San Diego Section championships. For the time being, Torrey Pines is king of the mountain.

The top-seeded Falcons, playing at home, beat No. 2 La Costa Canyon 7-5 on Saturday to win the section’s first Open Division championship, their sixth section title in the 12 years lacrosse has been a sanctioned sport. LCC, which upended Torrey Pines in last year’s Division I final, has five.

“It feels great. It really stung to lose in the championship last year,” Falcons coach Jono Zissi said. “We had a good game plan tonight. We limited their transition, and we were pretty precise with our offense.”

Torrey Pines (17-3) led by a goal at halftime and opened a 7-3 lead by the end of the third quarter.

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Oregon Men’s Lacrosse Game Against Michigan In Quarterfinals Of The 2011 MCLA National Championships In Denver

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Oregon and Michigan meet for the 3rd time is less than two years in the quarterfinals of the MCLA Championship in Denver.  Michigan is number one seed and three time defending champion, but the Ducks have twice taken them to overtime.  Denver serves up some amazing weather including rain, hail and tornado warnings.  The Ducks up and down transition offense is in contrast to Michigan’s patient settled offense.  It’s Michigan’s last win in the MCLA as they go out in the next round against ASU and then announce a week later they will go NCAA D1 in 2012.

Major League Lacrosse: MLL Championship Game Features Boston Cannons Vs Hamilton Nationals On Aug 28

The 2011 Major League Lacrosse Championship is set, and it will be the Hamilton Nationals who will face off with the Boston Cannons tomorrow, after their 11-9 win over the Denver Outlaws.

The second semifinal of Saturday’s MLL Championship Weekend action started much like the first, with the Nationals taking an early 6-1 lead. But the Outlaws came back, just like the Cannons, to make the score 6-5 at the half.

The Nats pulled a way a bit in the third quarter, building a 10-6 lead, but Billy Bitter’s third goal of the game cut the score to 10-8 in Hamilton’s favor going into the fourth.

A goal from Peet Poillon at the 12:49 mark made the score 10-9 Nationals. The comeback had begun, just like the game that took place before. With 8:42 left, Casey Powell, who joined the Nationals two weeks ago, put in a goal to give the Nats a 11-9 lead they would not relinquish.

The rain and Hurricane Irene elements were definitely a factor in this game, with the turf wet several players were slipping and sliding. Jesse Schwartzman, the Outlaws goaltender, had a very rough time, despite being the best goalie in MLL this season, statistically.

The Nationals and Cannons will face off for the MLL Championship at 3 p.m. Eastern on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and The Lacrosse Radio Network via In Lax We Trust, with pregame coverage (by me) starting at 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

For more: http://www.sbnation.com/2011/8/27/2388367/major-league-lacrosse-2011-championship-weekend

Major League Lacrosse: MLL Championship Weekend Broadcast On ESPN2 August 27-28

The Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season culminates with the Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Top-seeded Boston will face the defending champs (No. 4) Chesapeake on Saturday, at noon, while No. 3 Hamilton will battle No. 2 Denver at 3 p.m.  The winners of each semifinal will compete for the title on Sunday, at 3 p.m.
Date Time (ET) Game  
Sat, Aug 27 Noon Chesapeake vs. Boston


  3 p.m.  Hamilton vs. Denver ESPN2/ESPN3.com


Sun, Aug 28 3 p.m. Championship:



Major League Lacrosse: MLL Championship Weekend Semifinal Games Are Set On Aug 27 With #1 Boston Cannons Vs Chesapeake Bayhawks And #2 Denver Outlaws Vs Hamilton Nationals

After an exciting final week of the regular season, the four-team field has been set for the 2011 Sports Authority Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend, which will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on August 27 and 28.

By means of their 9-3 regular season record, the Boston Cannons have secured the top overall seed and will face the fourth-seeded and defending MLL champion Chesapeake Bayhawks in the first semi-final at 12 p.m. In the second semi-final, the second-seeded Denver Outlaws will play the Hamilton Nationals, who hold the third seed in this year’s MLL Championship Weekend.

Led by midfielder Paul Rabil, the Cannons will enter the postseason with a three-game winning streak after earning a 16-15 overtime victory over the Nationals on Saturday night at Harvard Stadium. Rabil, who finished the season as the league’s leading scorer with 50 points, scored three goals, including a two-point goal, with two assists in the victory on Saturday night. Meanwhile, midfielder Brad Ross gave Boston the win when he scored just 27 seconds into the extra session.

The Cannons, who have never won a MLL title, will be the top seed for the second straight season. They dropped a 13-9 decision against the Bayhawks in last year’s semi-final matchup.

With a 15-9 victory over the Bayhawks on Saturday night, the Outlaws finished the regular season with back-to-back victories to earn their sixth straight winning season. Attackman Brendan Mundorf, who finished the season ranked third in the MLL with 45 points, tallied five goals with three assists as the Outlaws sprinted out to a commanding 13-1 lead to avenge an earlier season loss to the Bayhawks at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

For more:  http://www.denveroutlaws.com/press-release/3579/championship-weekend-field-set/

Major League Lacrosse: “2011 MLL Championship Weekend” On Aug 27-28 Will Feature Boston Cannons, Denver Outlaws, Chesapeake Bayhawks With Either Hamilton Nationals Or Long Island Lizards Qualifying At Season’s Finale

After an exciting set of games on Saturday night, the field for the 2011 Sports Authority Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend has nearly been filled as three teams have clinched a play-off berth. The Boston Cannons (8-3), who earned a 13-8 victory over the Hamilton Nationals on Saturday, secured the MLL regular season title and as a result, will have the top seed for the MLL Championship Weekend. The Denver Outlaws (6-5) edged the Long Island Lizards by a 14-11 margin on Saturday night and earns a postseason berth for the sixth consecutive season. Defending MLL champion Chesapeake Bayhawks (6-5) defeated the Rochester Rattlers, 13-11, on Saturday night and earned a playoff berth due to owning a potential three-way tiebreaker against Hamilton and Long Island. Long Island (5-6) clinches a play-off berth with either a win and a Chesapeake loss ora win by seven or more goals. Hamilton clinches a play-off berth with either a win or a loss by fewer than six goals and a Chesapeake win.

International Lacrosse: The Australian Lacrosse Association (ALA) Men’s And Women’s National Championships Take Place July 10-16 In Adelaide

Lacrosse’s history is rooted in native American culture. The game was once a preparation for war, but the baked clay and stone balls of old have been replaced by rubber balls (to the relief of players). The game was established in Australia in 1875.

Murray Keen has been involved in lacrosse in Australia for more than 20 years, and is now co-coach of the Victorian men’s team. He says that while lacrosse is still a niche sport in Australia, the talent pool is deep. ‘‘We had about 6000 participants last year which is nothing compared to the US and Canada, but we are still competitive against those teams,’’ he says.

‘‘What it comes down to is that we have some great athletes with great attitudes here.’’

The Victorian men’s team is this week aiming for its fifth national title in a row at the Australian Lacrosse Association Men’s and Women’s National Championships in Adelaide.

For more:  http://www.melbourneweeklyportphillip.com.au/news/local/sport/other/sign-of-lacrosse/2223674.aspx

Northern California High School Lacrosse: Monte Vista Boys Lacrosse Defeats De LaSalle 10-7 On May 27 To Win CIF-North Coast Section Div I Lacrosse Championship (Video)

Southern California High School Lacrosse: Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Defeats Poway 10-7 To Win 2011 CIF-San Diego Lacrosse Championship On May 21, Their Fourth Title

The fourth-seeded Torrey Pines Falcons beat No. 3 Poway 10-7 in the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game at Westview High on Saturday, three days after they knocked off No. 1 seed and defending-champion La Costa Canyon in the semifinals.

Torrey Pines' John Wilson (5) runs toward the goal during the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game against Poway on Saturday. Torrey Pines won 10-7. Photo by Erik Jepsen - For the North County Times

The title is Torrey Pines’ fourth overall and first since 2007. It comes a year after the Falcons (18-5) lost to La Costa Canyon in the title tilt.

“It feels great,” Torrey Pines junior Sean Doyle said. “It’s unreal. I can’t believe we actually won. We had a ton of confidence coming in after the win over LCC, but we had to keep rolling, and we did it.

“Redemption, baby — it feels so nice.”

Falcons coach John Zissi said his team came together at the right time.

“With high school kids, there were certainly some ups and downs,” Zissi said. “I think we finished the last two weeks really strong. This last week was our peak week. That was our best game of the year against LCC on Wednesday and we played well tonight.”

Poway (14-4) was playing in its third final and first since 2006. The Titans’ lone championship came in 2002, when they beat the Falcons in the championship.

“The ultimate goal is to win the last game of the season,” Poway coach Paul Sanit said. “That’s always what we want to do. We didn’t get there, but we have 10 seniors who really worked hard this year to carry the team and got us to the championship game. You have to be proud of them. We accomplished a lot.”

For more:  http://www.nctimes.com/sports/article_80591310-ee10-543b-9d58-612662d61858.html

Southern California High School Lacrosse: CIF-Southern Section Boys Lacrosse North Division Championships Begin May 3 With Mira Costa Boys Lacrosse Seeded #1