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High School Lacrosse: Cherry Creek Girls Lacrosse Captures 2013 Colorado State Lacrosse Championship With 20-10 Win Over Centaurus; Third Championship In Four Years, 10th All-Time And First Under New Coach Brianne Tierney


Cherry Creek Blair Sisk (11) takes a shot on goal against Centaurus during their lacrosse state championship game. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post)

Cherry Creek Blair Sisk (11) takes a shot on goal against Centaurus during their lacrosse state championship game. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post)

cherry creek lacrosseCherry Creek came storming out of a timeout in the first half to break open a  close game and then launched an offensive barrage in

By Ryan Casey  The Denver Post

By Ryan Casey
The Denver Post

the second half in rolling  to a 20-10 victory over Centaurus in the girls lacrosse championship game  Wednesday night.

The championship was Cherry Creek’s 10th in program history, and third in  four seasons, but first under new coach Brianne Tierney. The Bruins have  appeared in all 16 state championship games in the sanctioned history of the  sport.

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High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Lacrosse Top 10” Features #1 St. Ignatius Prep Followed By Torrey Pines, La Costa Canyon, Cherry Creek And St. Margaret’s Episcopal


Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

The best against the best
A victory over La Costa Canyon helped propel Torrey Pines into the top seed of the CIF San Diego Section Open Division boys’ lacrosse playoffs.
The Falcons will play the No. 8 seed Rancho Bernardo next weekend. Torrey Pines coach Jon Zissi is in favor of the new playoff format.
“We play a dangerous Rancho Bernardo team on Saturday in round one,” Zissi said. “The Open Division is a good idea – pits the best against the best, so there is one true champion of San Diego.”
La Costa Canyon earned the second seed and plays No. 7 seed San Marcos (Calif.). If the rankings hold, Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon would play for a third time this season, this time for the title. The teams split their regular season meetings and have played four consecutive one-goal games; with two going double overtime.
A surging Cathedral Catholic team earned the third seed and will play No. 6 Bishop’s School. Poway is the fourth-seeded team and will play No. 5 Coronado.

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 21-1

The Wildcats have established themselves as one of the nation’s elite programs. St. Ignatius bounced back from a loss to Chaminade (N.Y.) with four consecutive victories, outscoring opponents 71-20. The Wildcats closed out the regular season game with a 9-8 victory over Bellarmine Prep (Calif.) for their fourth consecutive West Catholic Athletic League championship.

2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 14-3

The Falcons avenged an earlier season loss to La Costa Canyon (Calif.) by winning the rematch 4-3. That victory was the catalyst for two more victories over Bishop’s School (Calif.) and Carlsbad (Calif.), resulting in a No. 1 seed in the section playoffs.

3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 16-3

After losing to rival Torrey Pines, the Mavericks bounced back with victories over Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) and Coronado (Calif.). La Costa Canyon takes on a tough San Marcos (Calif.) in the playoffs and could very well see Torrey Pines again for a rubber match later in the postseason.

4. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 12-5

The Bruins earned the top seed in the state playoffs by closing out the regular season with two victories. Cherry Creek opened its playoffs run with victories over Denver East (Colo.) in the first round and Colorado Academy (Colo.) in the quarterfinals.

5. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 21-4

The Tartans continued their impressive run with a 12-8 victory over Corona del Mar (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. St. Margaret’s followed that up with a 15-8 victory over Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) in the US Lacrosse CIF Southern-Section championship. The Tartans are riding an 18-game winning streak and have not lost since March 19.

6. Bellevue (Wash.), 16-2

The Wolverines have established themselves as the team to beat in the Washington State playoffs by putting together another impressive campaign. Bellevue has yet to lose a game to an in-state opponent and closes out the regular season on the road against Curtis (Wash.) and Skyline (Wash.).

7. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 18-3

The Sea Kings lost 12-7 to St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. Nonetheless, Corona del Mar continues to be one of the top programs on the West Coast and reload for next season.

8. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 18-2

The Dons are riding a 15-game winning streak. Cathedral Catholic earned a No. 4 seed in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division boys’ lacrosse playoffs.

9. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-5

The Raiders grabbed some momentum heading into the playoffs with three consecutive victories to close out the regular season. Regis Jesuit then knocked off Highland Ranch (Colo.) and Mullen (Colo.) in the playoffs.

10. Arapahoe (Colo.), 14-3

The Warriors rebounded from a loss to Regis Jesuit in the regular season with a victory over Mountain Vista (Colo.). Arapahoe advanced in the state playoffs and beat Mountain Vista before upsetting No. 2 seed Columbine (Colo.).

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High School Boys Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Top 10” For March 20 Ranks La Costa Canyon Boys Lacrosse (CA) #1 Followed By Arapahoe (CO), St. Ignatius Prep (CA), Corona Del Mar (CA) And Cherry Creek (CO)


Nike US Lacrosse West Region High School Lacrosse Top 10

1. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 3-0

The Mavericks opened the season with a 7-3 victory over St. Margaret’s Episcopal. La Costa Canyon held St. Margaret’s scoreless in the first half. The Mavericks, who are shooting for their sixth San Diego championship, also beat a tough Cathedral Catholic team 7-5 and surged past Fallbrook 15-5.

2. Arapahoe (Colo.), 3-0

The Warriors opened league play with a 14-6 victory over Heritage and then knocked off Brighton and Smoky Hill by an average of almost 10 goals. Arapahoe is looking for its fourth state title in six years.

3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 5-0

The Wildcats have raced out to five consecutive victories in impressive style. St. Ignatius knocked off No. 6 Torrey Pines 12-7, avenging its only loss last season. Junior Jake Long led the way in the win with six goals.

4. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 4-0

The Sea Kings continued their early-season dominance with a 15-2 victory over Sage Hill. Jack Ortlieb led the way with five goals and Casey Mix added three. In its four games this season, Corona del Mar outscored opponents 60-13.

5. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 1-0

The Bruins cruised past Rock Canyon 12-2 in their first regular season game. Cherry Creek has an eight-day layoff before taking on Wheat Ridge. A trip to Maryland against MIAA powers St. Paul’s and Severn is scheduled for the end of the month. The Bruins defeated St. Paul’s last season.

6. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 2-1

The Falcons opened the season with back-to-back wins over Carlsbad and Jserra Catholic, 13-4 and 13-3 respectively. However, Torrey Pines fell to No. 3 St. Ignatius, 12-7. The Falcons have another big match-up against undefeated Poway (4-0) this week.

7. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 4-0

The Sea Kings are off to a strong start with four straight victories to open the season. Palos Verdes has averaged 17.3 goals per game and allowed a total of 14.

8. Bellevue (Wash.), 3-0

The Wolverines picked up a huge victory to open the season, 14-6 over Bainbridge Island. Cole Johnson led the way with six goals for Bellevue. The Wolverines followed that game with victories over Woodinville and Emerald Ridge-Puyallup, outscoring them 37-6.

9. Issaquah (Wash.), 2-0

The defending state champions made quick work of Liberty with a 15-1 victory to open the season. Issaquah was equally impressive in its next game by beating Bellarmine Prep, 17-1. The Eagles have tough non-conference game this week against Nevada powers Henderson Red and Palo Verde.

10. Brophy Prep (Ariz.), 6-0

The Broncos continued their surge to open the season and cracked this week’s top-10 with victories over Salpointe Catholic and Horizon. Brophy Prep has put together a tough non-conference schedule near the end of the month with games against Denver East (Colo.), West Linn (Ore.), Bellarmine Prep (Wash.), Lincoln (Ore.), Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) and St. Ignatius (Calif.).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/boys/2012-13/news/032013_nike_us_lacrosse_west_region_report

Colorado High School Lacrosse: Cherry Creek Girls Lacrosse Tops Kent Denver 18-17 On April 20 In Battle Of State’s Top Two Teams


Bruins' midfielder Blair Sisk, left, raced around Sun Devils defender Lucy Mower, right, in the second half. The Cherry Creek High School girl's lacrosse team edged Kent Denver 18-17 Friday night, April 20, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

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Western High School Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Ranks Cherry Creek Girls Lacrosse (CO) #1 Followed By Coronado (CA), La Costa Canyon (CA), Carondelet (CA) And Kent Denver (CO)


Carondelet (Calif.) won two of three games in Colorado against Kent Denver and Air Academy, but the flu bug bit the Cougars prior to the final game against Cherry Creek, a 23-11 loss. The team's top players — Kerianne Hunt and Erin Jeffery — saw limited action. They were also without starting goalie Katie Merritt, who made 16 saves against both Kent Denver and Air Academy. Coach Rick Jeffery didn't use the flu as an excuse for the loss to Cherry Creek, which he called the best team his team has faced this season.

1. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 9-1 The Bruins knocked off former-No. 1 Carondelet (Calif.), 23-11, earning a signature victory for Colorado lacrosse. Since losing to St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) on March 24, Cherry Creek has won six straight and is position for its 10th state championship.

2. Coronado (Calif.), 9-1 The Islanders opened the season with nine consecutive victories before losing 9-7 to Holy Cross (Md.). Coronado’s only other game last week — against Patrick Henry — was rained out, but the Islanders have a huge matchup April 19 against Torrey Pines (Calif.).

3. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 10-1 The Mavericks picked up an impressive, 10-5 victory over Torrey Pines (Calif.). La Costa Canyon has now won nine consecutive games with upcoming tests against Mission Hills (Calif.) and Scripps Ranch (Calif.).

4. Carondelet (Calif.), 9-1 The Cougars won two of three games in their spring trip against a few of Colorado’s toughest teams. Cali Castagnola scored the game-winner in a 14-13 victory over Kent Denver and Kerianne Hunt scored the golden goal in a 15-14 defeat of Air Academy, but Carondelet lost the final game 23-11 to Cherry Creek.

5. Kent Denver (Colo.), 5-1 The Sun Devils fell just short in a 14-13 loss to California powerhouse Carondelet, but Kent Denver remains in the hunt for a league championship. A big game against No. 1 Cherry Creek is right around the corner.

6. Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.), 8-1 The Mustangs remain in the thick of the title race and should be refreshed after a two-week layoff. Monte Vista has won five consecutive games after a 16-6 loss to Carondelet. A rematch against Amador Valley — which they beat 8-7 in overtime earlier this season — looms large.

7. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 10-2 The Wildcats split a pair of games against two of Texas’ strongest teams. St. Ignatius beat Cy-Fair, 13-7, to end the Iron Maidens’ eight-game winning streak, but the Wildcats fell just short against St. John’s, 16-13.

8. Air Academy (Colo.), 7-2 The Kadets’ only losses came against two of the West Coast’s toughest teams: Cherry Creek (Colo.) and Carondelet (Calif.). Air Academy had the final possession and a chance to tie the game against Carondelet but could not find the finishing touch in a 14-13 loss.

9. Lake Oswego (Ore.), 4-0 The Lakers get back to action after a two-week break. Lake Oswego’s toughest test to date comes against undefeated, 8-0 West Linn (Ore.), which is followed by a game against 6-1 Oregon City (Ore.).

10. Bingham (Utah), 11-0 The Miners have out-scored their opponents by an average of 10 goals per game, but Bingham is going to be put to the test against rival Alta (Utah).

Western High School Lacrosse: Cherry Creek Girls Lacrosse (CO) Finished 2011 Season #1 In West Behind Player Of The Year Bailey Zerr


Colorado High School Lacrosse: Kent Denver Boys Lacrosse Upsets Defending Champion Cherry Creek 9-5 On May 18 And Will Meet #1 Regis Jesuit In State Lacrosse Championship Game On May 21


“Kent Denver upset defending champion Cherry Creek in last night’s semifinals…”

After almost losing possession on a pass behind the goal, James Rassenfoss settled the ball into his basket and made a bold, diving move to score and secure the Sun Devils’ 9-5 victory over the defending state champion Bruins in the semifinals at Englewood High School on another wet, cold night.

Rassenfoss’ acrobatic goal came with 5:29 to play and eventually sent Kent Denver (12-3) into Saturday’s championship match against the Regis Jesuit Raiders at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. 

 “I sort of went under some pressure and almost lost it there,” Rassenfoss said. “So I went around (the goal) and I had it top side, so I leaned into it and sort of did a fadeaway thing. Their goalie didn’t know it was coming.”

Nor, unusually, did Cherry Creek realize this kind of effort was coming from one of its fiercest rivals. The Bruins, who finished 17-3, were outplayed throughout — the Sun Devils were superior in faceoffs, rounding up groundballs and maintaining defense on the perimeter around their goal, where senior Sam Van Hook was large. He made 10 saves, including two from point-blank range, in addition to snaring a couple of the Bruins’ passes near the goal.

Read more: Kent Denver upsets defending boys lacrosse champ Cherry Creek – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_18092576#ixzz1MoHZyPBU