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Air Force Men’s Lacrosse Use 5-0 Second Half Run To Knock Off Ohio State 14-7 In ECAC Semifinals


A strong second-half performance carried the third-seeded Air Force lacrosse team to a 14-7 victory over second-seed host Ohio State Thursday evening in the semifinals of the ECAC Tournament. With the win, the Falcons improve to 9-5 on the season, while the Buckeyes finish the year with a 6-8 mark.  Senior Mike Crampton (Kinnelon, N.J.), the 2014 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, paced the Falcons with five goals, while junior Keith Dreyer (Malvern, Pa.) added a goal and a season-high four assists. In addition, sophomore Christopher Allen (Hillsborough, N.J.) registered his fourth hat trick of the season.  Air Force struck first, getting on the board just 45 seconds into the contest, as Crampton scored off a feed from Tommy McKee (Sr., Holt, Mich.). However, Ohio State tied the game at the 10:32 mark in the first period with a goal from leading scorer Jesse King and took the lead less than a minute later. The Falcons responded with two straight goals to regain the advantage midway through the period, but the Buckeyes scored closed out the quarter with two more goals of their own, including one with 3.2 seconds remaining, to take a 4-3 lead into the second period.  The Falcons tied it up 30 seconds into the second quarter with Crampton's third goal of the game, while a fast break score by McKee gave Air Force a 5-4 advantage with 12:18 on the clock. Meanwhile, Erik Smith (Sr., Golden, Colo.) pushed the Falcons' lead to 6-4 with a bouncer midway through the period. Ohio State was able to end its scoring drought with a goal at the 2:45 mark, as the Falcons went into the locker room with a 6-5 advantage.   After the break, the Falcons got another quick goal, getting a man-up score from Allen at the 14:36 mark. Air Force continued to extend its advantage, tallying four straight scores to take an 11-5 lead with 5:04 remaining in the third period. While Ohio State finally got back on the board with less than three minutes remaining in the quarter, the Falcons headed into the final stanza with an 11-6 lead.  Air Force didn't let up in the fourth quarter, with Kyle Cassady (Sr., Upper Arlington, Ohio) scoring the first goal of the period to give the Falcons a 12-6 advantage. The Buckeyes got another goal from King less than two minutes later, but Dreyer pushed Air Force's lead back to six goals with his lone score of the day. The final tally of the game came from Allen with just over four minutes to play, as the Falcons cruised to the seven-point victory.  The Falcons held a slight edge in both shots and ground balls, and won 15-of-22 face-offs, including 10-of-12 in the opening half. Smith, who finished the game with two goals and an assist, won 6-of-7 draws, while senior Bryan Price (Denver, Colo.) won 8-of-14 at the X. Air Force's man-down defense was perfect, holding Ohio State scoreless on four extra-man opportunities. Additionally, sophomore netminder Doug Gouchoe (Concord, Mass.) had a stellar performance between the pipes in the second half, recording eight saves and allowing just two goals.  Air Force now advances to the ECAC Championship game, where it will face top-seed Fairfield, currently ranked 12th in the nation. The winner of the game, which is slated to begin at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, May 3, will earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

A strong second-half performance carried the third-seeded Air Force lacrosse team to a 14-7 victory over second-seed host Ohio State Thursday evening in the semifinals of the ECAC Tournament. With the win, the Falcons improve to 9-5 on the season, while the Buckeyes finish the year with a 6-8 mark.
Senior Mike Crampton (Kinnelon, N.J.), the 2014 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, paced the Falcons with five goals, while junior Keith Dreyer (Malvern, Pa.) added a goal and a season-high four assists. In addition, sophomore Christopher Allen (Hillsborough, N.J.) registered his fourth hat trick of the season.
Air Force struck first, getting on the board just 45 seconds into the contest, as Crampton scored off a feed from Tommy McKee (Sr., Holt, Mich.). However, Ohio State tied the game at the 10:32 mark in the first period with a goal from leading scorer Jesse King and took the lead less than a minute later. The Falcons responded with two straight goals to regain the advantage midway through the period, but the Buckeyes scored closed out the quarter with two more goals of their own, including one with 3.2 seconds remaining, to take a 4-3 lead into the second period.
The Falcons tied it up 30 seconds into the second quarter with Crampton’s third goal of the game, while a fast break score by McKee gave Air Force a 5-4 advantage with 12:18 on the clock. Meanwhile, Erik Smith (Sr., Golden, Colo.) pushed the Falcons’ lead to 6-4 with a bouncer midway through the period. Ohio State was able to end its scoring drought with a goal at the 2:45 mark, as the Falcons went into the locker room with a 6-5 advantage.
After the break, the Falcons got another quick goal, getting a man-up score from Allen at the 14:36 mark. Air Force continued to extend its advantage, tallying four straight scores to take an 11-5 lead with 5:04 remaining in the third period. While Ohio State finally got back on the board with less than three minutes remaining in the quarter, the Falcons headed into the final stanza with an 11-6 lead.
Air Force didn’t let up in the fourth quarter, with Kyle Cassady (Sr., Upper Arlington, Ohio) scoring the first goal of the period to give the Falcons a 12-6 advantage. The Buckeyes got another goal from King less than two minutes later, but Dreyer pushed Air Force’s lead back to six goals with his lone score of the day. The final tally of the game came from Allen with just over four minutes to play, as the Falcons cruised to the seven-point victory.
The Falcons held a slight edge in both shots and ground balls, and won 15-of-22 face-offs, including 10-of-12 in the opening half. Smith, who finished the game with two goals and an assist, won 6-of-7 draws, while senior Bryan Price (Denver, Colo.) won 8-of-14 at the X. Air Force’s man-down defense was perfect, holding Ohio State scoreless on four extra-man opportunities. Additionally, sophomore netminder Doug Gouchoe (Concord, Mass.) had a stellar performance between the pipes in the second half, recording eight saves and allowing just two goals.
Air Force now advances to the ECAC Championship game, where it will face top-seed Fairfield, currently ranked 12th in the nation. The winner of the game, which is slated to begin at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, May 3, will earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

Air Force Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Bellarmine At Falcon Stadium On March 8 In ECAC Opener


The Falcons' offense struggled in the team's first road game of the season, as Air Force dropped a 6-4 decision to VMI on Sunday. Senior captain Erik Smith tallied a pair of goals to lead the Falcons' offense, while junior Keith Dreyer added two assists.  SCOUTING THE FALCONS...  Air Force enters this weekend with a 2-3 overall record and 0-0 mark in the ECAC. Senior Tommy McKee leads the Falcons' offense with 13 points on the season, including a team-high 11 goals, while senior Mike Crampton (9g, 2a) and junior Keith Dreyer (3g, 8a) have added 11 points each.  SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS...  Bellarmine, which is currently receiving votes in both the USILA coaches' poll and Warrior Media Poll, enters this weekend with a 4-0 record on the year and an 0-0 ledger in ECAC action. Freshman Tucker Ciessau leads the Knights' offense with 14 goals on the season, while senior Chad Mitchell has added 10 points, including a team-leading seven assists. Meanwhile, netminder Will Haas holds a 6.50 GAA, while averaging 11.5 saves per contest.  THE OFFENSE WINS IT...  In its three losses this year, Air Force's offense has struggled to find the back of the net, averaging just six goals per game. In contrast, the Falcons have averaged 16 goals per game in their two victories.  DEFENSE STANDS STRONG...  While the Falcons' offense struggled versus VMI last week, scoring just four goals, the defense had a solid effort, holding the Keydets to just six goals, the lowest scoring output for an Air Force opponent this season. Additionally, Air Force recorded a season-high 16 caused turnovers, led by junior long-stick midfielder Kyle O'Brien, who registered three caused turnovers versus VMI.

The Falcons’ offense struggled in the team’s first road game of the season, as Air Force dropped a 6-4 decision to VMI on Sunday. Senior captain Erik Smith tallied a pair of goals to lead the Falcons’ offense, while junior Keith Dreyer added two assists.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS…
Air Force enters this weekend with a 2-3 overall record and 0-0 mark in the ECAC. Senior Tommy McKee leads the Falcons’ offense with 13 points on the season, including a team-high 11 goals, while senior Mike Crampton (9g, 2a) and junior Keith Dreyer (3g, 8a) have added 11 points each.
SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS…
Bellarmine, which is currently receiving votes in both the USILA coaches’ poll and Warrior Media Poll, enters this weekend with a 4-0 record on the year and an 0-0 ledger in ECAC action. Freshman Tucker Ciessau leads the Knights’ offense with 14 goals on the season, while senior Chad Mitchell has added 10 points, including a team-leading seven assists. Meanwhile, netminder Will Haas holds a 6.50 GAA, while averaging 11.5 saves per contest.
THE OFFENSE WINS IT…
In its three losses this year, Air Force’s offense has struggled to find the back of the net, averaging just six goals per game. In contrast, the Falcons have averaged 16 goals per game in their two victories.
DEFENSE STANDS STRONG…
While the Falcons’ offense struggled versus VMI last week, scoring just four goals, the defense had a solid effort, holding the Keydets to just six goals, the lowest scoring output for an Air Force opponent this season. Additionally, Air Force recorded a season-high 16 caused turnovers, led by junior long-stick midfielder Kyle O’Brien, who registered three caused turnovers versus VMI.

NCAA Lacrosse: “2014 ECAC Men’s Lacrosse Online Media Guide” Released


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“2013 ECAC Lacrosse All-Academic Team”: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Leads Conference With 19 Qualifiers; 82 Total Student-Athletes Qualify


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The Eastern College Athletic Conference has announced the ECAC Division I Lacrosse League 2013 All-Academic Team. To qualify for the team, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.3 or better throughout the completion of the most recently finished academic term. The University of Denver, an NCAA  Championship semi‐finalist, leads the way with 19 qualifiers.  In all 82 student‐athletes qualified for the squad.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #10 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Tops #3 And Top-Seeded Denver 11-10 On May 4 To Win ECAC Tournament Championship


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The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team won the 2013 ECAC Championship, defeating top seed and No. 4-ranked Denver, 11-10, Saturday at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. The Buckeyes’ victory earned the squad its first ECAC tournament title and the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. No. 10 ranked Ohio State, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, defeated No. 2 seed and No. 4-ranked Loyola in the semifinals, 18-11. The Buckeyes, on a six-game winning streak, are now 12-3 this season.
The 16-team 2013 NCAA Championship bracket will be announced at 9 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU. Games will be played at eight campus sites Saturday and Sunday.
“I am very proud of the men,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “We came to Geneva with the intention of bringing an ECAC championship home to Columbus. We are excited to have achieved our goal and look forward to the NCAA tournament and the new challenge that lies ahead.”
In the championship game against Denver (12-4), Ohio State led 4-2 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 6-3 in the second quarter before the Pioneers closed the first half on a three-goal run to send the teams into halftime tied at 6. The teams were tied three times in the third quarter, with Ohio State leading twice (7-6, 9-8) and Denver leading at 8-7. Entering the fourth quarter, the teams were tied at 9 after a DU goal with 1:45 remaining in the third stanza. In the fourth quarter, Buckeye senior co-captain Logan Schuss put the Buckeyes ahead 10-9 at 4:12 before the Pioneers tied it with 2:52 remaining. Sophomore Turner Evans netted the gamewinner with 24 seconds left, scoring off an assist from classmate Jesse King.
Schuss was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after scoring seven goals and adding two assists for nine points in the tourney. He had two goals and an assist in the championship game. King had 11 points, with six goals and five assists, in the two games combined, including two goals and a career-high four assists for a career-high tying six points in the final. Evans had seven goals in the tournament, with a career-high tying four Saturday. Senior Trey Wilkes won 12 faceoffs against Denver and picked up a team-best seven groundballs. Junior goalie Greg Duttonmade nine saves vs. the Pioneers.

NCAA Lacrosse: #3 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Faces #11 Ohio State In ECAC Final On May 4


Denver Men's Lacrosse vs Ohio State

The No. 4/3 nationally ranked and No. 1 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will take on No. 10/11 ranked and No. 3 seeded Ohio State on Saturday at 2 p.m. MT in the Championship game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament, hosted by Hobart College at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. Denver advanced after defeating No. 4 seeded Fairfield 10-8 in the semifinals on Thursday evening.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #10 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Uses Strong Second Half To Beat #4 Loyola 18-11 On May 2; Faces Denver In ECAC Final On May 4


Ohio State Men's Lacrosse vs Loyola

The No. 10-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will play for the 2013 ECAC Championship after defeating No. 4-ranked Loyola, 18-11, in the tournament semifinals Thursday in Geneva, N.Y. The Buckeyes trailed 7-6 at halftime and 11-10 at the end of the third quarter but closed the game on an 9-0 run to move to 11-3 overall and extend their winning streak to five.
Ohio State, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, will face top seed Denver at 4 p.m. Saturday at Boswell Field in Geneva, N.Y. The Pioneers topped Fairfield, 10-8, in the semifinals. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Network, Fox College Sports and Fuel TV.
“We are excited to play for a championship Saturday,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “Tonight was a good team win. The men showed their true colors in the second half both offensively and defensively.”
The Buckeyes led 3-2 after the opening 15 minutes but Loyola outscored Ohio State 5-3 in the second quarter for a 7-6 halftime advantage. An early third-quarter goal for the Greyhounds extended the lead to 8-6 but Ohio State answered with back-to-back goals for an 8-all contest with 12:43 left in the third quarter. The Greyhounds then scored three of the next four goals to go ahead, 11-9 with 3:59 left in the third quarter. Ohio State took control from there, drawing within one with 1:33 left in the third quarter and then scoring three times in the first 3:46 of the fourth quarter to tie the game and take the lead, scoring five times in the final 7:07 of the matchup.