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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

Video Highlights Of Colorado Men’s Lacrosse 13-12 Win Over Arizona State To Win 2014 MCLA Lacrosse National Championship On May 17


Colorado held off a comeback by Arizona State to claim their first MCLA Division I National Championship title.

The Buffs took a 13-8 lead in the fourth quarter before the Sun Devils stormed back. They got within a single goal but were unable to score the equalizer as CU went on to win 13-12.

Before taking down No. 1 ASU, Colorado beat Michigan State and UC-Santa Barbara to reach the tournament finals.

Colorado Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Arizona State 13-12 To Win 2014 MCLA National Championship


A late run by No. 1 Arizona State was not enough to defeat No. 2 Colorado in the 2014 MCLA Division I national championship game, as the Buffs captured their first title in a 13-12 win over the previously undefeated Sun Devils. Led by tournament MVP Riley Seidel’s six points, Colorado broke open a 5-5 halftime tie to lead 13-8 early in the fourth before ASU’s comeback attempt.

A late run by No. 1 Arizona State was not enough to defeat No. 2 Colorado in the 2014 MCLA Division I national championship game, as the Buffs captured their first title in a 13-12 win over the previously undefeated Sun Devils. Led by tournament MVP Riley Seidel’s six points, Colorado broke open a 5-5 halftime tie to lead 13-8 early in the fourth before ASU’s comeback attempt.

by Kevin Rowen via MCLA.us

Seidel scored the first goal of the game after tipping a pass during an ASU clear, getting the ground ball himself and finishing as the goalie rushed back to the cage. The Sun Devils responded with a Adam Beauchamp goal, and the teams then traded goals leading to a 2-2 tie with just under eight minutes remaining in the first.

Colorado Men's Lacrosse 2014 MCLA ChampionsColorado scored the next two goals, one from Mitch Erickson with 3:13 left in the first quarter and another from Greg Kelsic almost two minutes into the second. That goal was created by Tyler Dougherty, who reached into the crease to pull out a rebound from a previous Buffs shot, allowing Kelsic to scoop the ball and put it in the back of the net. Dan Davis of ASU then scored his first of the game off a Cooper Pickell feed, but Seidel drove around right handed from behind the cage to give the two-goal lead back to the Buffs. The next two goals were by the Sun Devils, with tallies by Adam Beauchamp with 5:26 left in the half and Logan Quinn with only 15 seconds in the half.

The second half started the same way the first did, as Seidel scored his third of the game, this time coming from behind the cage with his left hand. Colorado also scored the next two goals – on a Ryan Stoll dodge down the right alley and another Seidel score again originating from behind the cage – to increase the lead to 8-5.

The Sun Devils answered with two of their own to tie the game, but Jack Cranston, the hometown hero who led the Buffs in the semifinals, scored with just over five minutes left in the third to regain the lead. This goal was the first of a 4-1 Colorado run that ended the quarter with the Buffs ahead 12-8, as Davis scored again for ASU between multiple Colorado goals. The last of that run was produced by a great finalizer move from Seidel behind the net, out of which he fed Cranston for righty rip from up top.

In the fourth quarter, the pace seemed to slow down as each team only scored once in the first 11 minutes of the final frame. Jace Gan scored for Colorado on a perfect shot from the left wing that found its way to the top left corner of the net with 9:42 left in the game, and Justin Straker of ASU scored after a long Sun Devil possession with 4:10 remaining.

Davis then scored two goals 26 seconds apart, both assisted by Straker, to cut the Colorado lead to two with just over three minutes left to play. After a long possession by the Buffs where they ran out most of the clock, Arizona State finally got the ball back and was able to score with 16 seconds left on the clock with Davis’s fifth of the game.

On the final face-off, ASU initially won the draw but were called for a violation, giving the ball back to Colorado. The Buffs ran off the remaining time on the clock to win the championship.

“We played a great team in Arizona State,” Colorado head coach John Galvan said after the game. “Chris Malone and his group, they’re a great program, a great team. We had to work hard to get here and I think all the guys banded together and we played very well today.”

Seidel praised his teammates, saying “I couldn’t be more proud of all the guys on this team. It took all of us, it was a team effort. Everyone had a part in this.”

Ending with a statement that reflects the true heart of this league, Seidel nostalgically spoke of this being his final game: ”This is the last time stepping on the field for me and it’s been a long road. You don’t play this game in the MCLA unless you love the game, and each and every one of these guys on the team loves the game.”

2014 MCLA Men’s Lacrosse National Tournament First Round Features Most Higher Seeds Advancing; #14 Virginia Tech Upsets #3 BYU 11-6


The first day of action at the MCLA National Tournament is in the books, and all but one higher seed advanced into today's second round at the University of California-Irvine. Virginia Tech captured an 11-6 victory over No. 3 seed Brigham Young for the only lower-seed victory. Davis Mayberry had three goals and two assists and Joseph Rittenhouse four goals and one assist to pace the Hokies in the win. Bryan Cooper made eight saves to earn the win between the pipes for the Hokies, who advance to face No. 6 seed UC Santa Barbara today.

The first day of action at the MCLA National Tournament is in the books, and all but one higher seed advanced into today’s second round at the University of California-Irvine.
Virginia Tech captured an 11-6 victory over No. 3 seed Brigham Young for the only lower-seed victory. Davis Mayberry had three goals and two assists and Joseph Rittenhouse four goals and one assist to pace the Hokies in the win. Bryan Cooper made eight saves to earn the win between the pipes for the Hokies, who advance to face No. 6 seed UC Santa Barbara today.

First Round Results

Division I
No. 1 Arizona State 18, No. 16 Indiana 5 | Box Score
No. 2 Colorado 8, No. 15 Minn-Duluth 6 | Box Score
No. 14 Virginia Tech 11, No. 3 BYU 6 | Box Score
No. 4 Chapman 7, No. 13 Northeastern 2 | Box Score
No. 5 Colorado State 5, No. 12 Simon Fraser 3 | Box Score
No. 6 UCSB 6, No. 11 Cal Poly 5 | Box Score
No. 7 Michigan State 8, No. 10 Texas 5 | Box Score
No. 8 Boston College 12, No. 9 Westminster 11 | Box Score

Division II
No. 1 Grand Valley State 13, No. 16 Montana State 8 | Box Score
No. 2 St. John’s 13, No. 15 Missouri Valley 10 | Box Score
No. 3 Dayton 12, No. 14 US Coast Guard 9 | Box Score
No. 4 St. Thomas 13, No. 13 Reinhardt 6 | Box Score
No. 5 North Dakota State 19, No. 12 Concordia 7 | Box Score
No. 6 Grove City 11, No. 11 Western Washington 10 | Box Score
No. 7 Indiana Tech 10, No. 10 Florida Gulf Coast 9 | Box Score
No. 8 Western Oregon 13, No. 9 SCAD 11 | Box Score

2014 MCLA Men’s Lacrosse Championships Start May 12 Featuring #1 Arizona State Vs #16 Indiana, #2 Colorado Vs #15 Minnesota-Duluth


The 2014 edition of the MCLA National Tournament will begin on Monday with 32 teams vying for two championships. Sunny Southern California will play host to the 6 day long event with UC Irvine hosting the first two rounds and Chapman University hosting the Semifinals and Finals. On Monday, May 12, there will be 8 games in each division as teams look to carry the momentum from their season in hopes of advancing. The quarterfinals will be on May 13 with the semifinals on May 15. The championship games will be on May 17 at Noon (D-II) and 3pm (D-I) Pacific Time.

The 2014 edition of the MCLA National Tournament will begin on Monday with 32 teams vying for two championships. Sunny Southern California will play host to the 6 day long event with UC Irvine hosting the first two rounds and Chapman University hosting the Semifinals and Finals. On Monday, May 12, there will be 8 games in each division as teams look to carry the momentum from their season in hopes of advancing. The quarterfinals will be on May 13 with the semifinals on May 15. The championship games will be on May 17 at Noon (D-II) and 3pm (D-I) Pacific Time.

No. 1 Arizona State v. No. 16 Indiana

The Sun Devils punched their ticket to the tournament when they won the SLC conference last Sunday with a 13-10 win over Chapman. ASU will look to continue it’s undefeated streak after they finished the season and playoffs with a perfect 16-0 record, scoring 13.875 goals per game and only allowing 5.813 goals per game. Indiana is entering the tournament as the GRLC Conference Champion after a 7-6 win over Illinois on Sunday. The Hoosiers are 10-3 with losses to tournament teams Michigan State and Minn-Duluth as well as 9-6 loss to Minnesota in late March. Junior Midfielder and Captian Alexander Eaton leads the way offensively, averaging 3.308 points per game. This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

No. 2 Colorado v. No. 15 Minn-Duluth

The Buffaloes are ready to revenge a 2013 championship loss but will face a tough Minn-Duluth team in the first round. The Buffaloes are the RMLC Champion, beating BYU 15-8 on Saturday.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to play a little more lacrosse,” said Colorado Head Coach John Galvin. “It’s always a great accomplishment for our players, coaches, administration, and University. We will do our best to represent CU.”

The Buffaloes went 14-2 on the season with losses to Arizona State and Michigan State. Colorado is dangerous in every position with Senior Attackmen Riley Seidel and Jack Cranston leading the charge.

Minn-Duluth earned a ticket to the tournament with a 7-3 win over Minnesota in the UMLC Championship. The Bulldogs are 9-4 and, like the Buffaloes, lost to Arizona State and Michigan State. The Buffs and Bulldogs are not strangers to one another having played each other four times in the past few years. Colorado holds a 3-1 advantage in the series.

No. 3 BYU v. No. 14 Virginia Tech

The Cougars and Hokies will meet for the second third time with one previous meeting in the 2012 tournament with the Cougars winning 19-12.

No. 4 Chapman v. No. 13 Northeastern

Chapman will be hoping to get to the semifinals in hopes of playing on their home field but a tough Huskies team will be their first challenge.

No. 5 Colorado State v. No. 12 Simon Fraser

Despite a ‘down year’ for the Rams, they come in as the No. 5 seed and looking to three-peat. Simon Fraser will hope to thwart their plans after going 14-3 in the regular season.

No. 6 UCSB v. No. 11 Cal Poly

The Gauchos and Mustangs are very familiar with each other, having matched up nine previous times. UCSB holds a 7-2 record over Cal Poly. A February meeting between the two squads saw UCSB win 6-5.

No. 7 Michigan State v. No. 10 Texas

The Longhorns and Spartans have similar stats and records so this match-up is intriguing. Both teams played Colorado and Colorado State this season. The Longhorns dropped both contests and Michigan State beat Colorado while losing to Colorado State.

“We are thrilled to have earned another opportunity to compete in the national tournament,” said Michigan State Head Coach Brandon Schwind. “Obviously last years loss to Colorado was tough but it is way behind us now and not in our thought process. We are looking forward to making it further in the tournament than last season but our focus still has to be one game at a time.”

No. 8 Boston College v. No. 9 Westminster

In just their first D-I season, the Griffins have had a stellar year and landed an at-large spot. Boston College and Westminster have two common opponents this year in BYU and Colorado. Each team lost to the Buffaloes but the Eagles beat BYU 12-8 while Westminster fell to the Cougars, 14-11.

Video Highlights Of Cal Berkeley Men’s Lacrosse 15-12 Win Over Stanford In “The Big Game”


Claude Lyneis cmlyneis@gmail.com

Claude Lyneis
cmlyneis@gmail.com

The CAL Bears host the Stanford Cardinal in the 50th Big Game. This rivalry goes back to 1964 the year CAL men’s lacrosse was founded. Stanford leads early in the game before Cal has a huge second quarter. In the third Stanford battles back and pulls to within 1 goal at 10-9. Cal dominates the fourth and wins 15-12.

 

2014 MCLA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Tournament Field Released Featuring #1 Arizona State, #2 Colorado, #3 BYU And #4 Chapman


2014 MCLA Championships

The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) announced the Division I and Division II teams that will compete for national titles at the UC Irvine Recreation Fields, Irvine, CA and Ernie Chapman Stadium on the campus of Chapman University in Orange County, CA, May 12-17.

MCLA Men's Lacrosse 2014 Championship Bracket