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High School Lacrosse: McDonogh Girls Lacrosse (MD) Finishes Season As “2013 Nike/US Lacrosse #1 Ranked Team In Nation” With 22-0 Record


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Unbeaten McDonogh (Md.), which concluded its 2013 season by winning its fifth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship and by extending its winning streak to 91 games, earned all 10 first-place votes to finish No. 1 in the final Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls' Lacrosse National Top 25 poll, released Tuesday by US Lacrosse.The Eagles finished 22-0 to beat out No. 2 St. Anthony's (N.Y.), which suffered just one loss during its Catholic High School Athletic Association title-winning season. St. Stephen's and St. Agnes (Va.) went 27-1 en route to capturing two league championships and finishing at No. 3. Independent Schools League runner-up Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) and New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner Moorestown round out the top five.Voters in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25 polls include Lacrosse Magazine writers, who determine the regional report rankings, and US Lacrosse area representives in the field. This is the final girls' poll of the 2013 season.

Unbeaten McDonogh (Md.), which concluded its 2013 season by winning its fifth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship and by extending its winning streak to 91 games, earned all 10 first-place votes to finish No. 1 in the final Nike/US Lacrosse High School Girls’ Lacrosse National Top 25 poll, released Tuesday by US Lacrosse.
The Eagles finished 22-0 to beat out No. 2 St. Anthony’s (N.Y.), which suffered just one loss during its Catholic High School Athletic Association title-winning season. St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes (Va.) went 27-1 en route to capturing two league championships and finishing at No. 3. Independent Schools League runner-up Georgetown Visitation (D.C.) and New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner Moorestown round out the top five.
Voters in the Nike/US Lacrosse Top 25 polls include Lacrosse Magazine writers, who determine the regional report rankings, and US Lacrosse area representives in the field. This is the final girls’ poll of the 2013 season.

McDonogh School Girls Lacrosse

High School Lacrosse: Ward Melville Boys Lacrosse Rolls Over West Genesee 16-4 On June 8 To Win 2013 New York State Class A Lacrosse Championship; Ends Season As #1 Team In Nation


Ward Melville Boys Lacrosse 2013 New York State Champions National #1

There was a running clock in the second half against West Genesee. In Mike Messere’s storied career as coach of the Wildcats, that was a first.
The Ward Melville Patriots put an old-fashioned whupping on West Genesee in the NYSPHSAA Class A state championship boys lacrosse game on Saturday at St. John Fisher College’s Growney Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Wildcats 16-4.
Messere is in his 38th season at West Genesee and has more wins than anyone else in high school lacrosse history. He called the running clock, “merciful.” The clock runs without stoppage after one team leads by 12 goals or more. The Patriots earned their 12-goal lead with 4 minutes left in the third quarter.
It was the most lopsided state final since West Genesee defeated Niskayuna 15-2 to win the championship in 2005.
Ward Melville, ranked No. 1 in the country, won its first state title since 2000. Its the eighth overall state title for the Patriots.

For more:  http://highschoolsports.syracuse.com/news/article/5304169373746504247/boys-lacrosse-ward-melville-leaves-west-genesee-hurting-with-16-4-blowout/

High School Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of National #1 Ward Melville Boys Lacrosse 12-3 Win Over Massapequa On June 1 To Capture Long Island Class A Lacrosse Championship 2013


Ward Melville's Daniel Bucaro drives against Massapequa's Nick Capuana in the second half June 1 2013 Photo Credit Joseph D. SullivanMassapequa Chiefs vs Ward Melville. Long Island Championships 2013. Ward Melville wins 12-3. At left, Ward Melville’s Daniel Bucaro drives against  Massapequa’s Nick Capuana in the second half. (June 1, 2013) Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan.

Ward Melville High School Boys Lacrosse

High School Lacrosse: Video Scoring Highlights Of National #1 Boys Latin Lacrosse (19-0) 13-8 Win Over #17 St. Paul’s (15-5) In MIAA-A Match On May 7


Video highlights of National #1 Boys Latin Lacrosse 13-8 win over St. Paul’s (MD) on May 7, 2013.

“Lacrosse Magazine” Releases Final High School Boys Lacrosse Rankings Featuring #1 Garden City (NY) Followed By Calvert Hall (MD), Gonzaga (DC), Bridgewater-Raritan (NJ) And West Islip (NY); #16 La Costa Canyon Is Top Team In West


The season’s last online poll of the season has arrived. The top-25 won’t officially be written in stone until August — be sure to check out that month’s issue of Lacrosse Magazine — but we’re close. Our pollsters — our five regional correspondents — have voted. La Costa Canyon (Calif.) (+7): Given a chance to put the season in perspective, our pollsters rewarded La Costa Canyon, even though the Mavericks last played on May 26. Their only loss of the season came April 13 against St. Anthony’s (N.Y.).

1. Garden City (N.Y.) 22-0 1
2. Calvert Hall (Md.) 16-2 2
3. Gonzaga (D.C.) 20-1 3
4. Bridgewater-Raritan (N.J.) 21-0 5
5. West Islip (N.Y.) 22-1 6
6. Haverford School (Pa.) 21-2 7
7. Conestoga (Pa.) 23-3 8
8. St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) 16-3 9
9. Chaminade (N.Y.) 16-2 10
10. Duxbury (Mass.) 23-2 12
11. Ithaca (N.Y.) 18-2 15
12. Fairport (N.Y.) 20-1 4
13. Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 18-5 11
14. Loyola Blakefield (Md.) 16-4 14
15. Irondequoit (N.Y.) 19-3 NR
16. La Costa Canyon (Calif.) 22-1 23
17. Niskayuna (N.Y.) 20-2 13
18. Gilman (Md.) 12-4 18
19. Landon School (Md.) 13-6 22
20. La Salle College (Pa.) 20-5 16
21. Culver Military Academy (Ind.) 18-3 25
22. St. Andrew’s (Fla.) 23-2 21
23. Salisbury School (Conn.) 12-1 17
24. Arapahoe (Colo.) 19-0 24
25. Darien (Conn.) 20-2 19

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).

National High School Lacrosse: Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse (CA) Loses “Battle Of East Vs. West” 16-10 To Powerhouse Darien (CT) On April 14; Game Benefited “Nation’s Wounded Soldiers”


The boys lax battle of San Diego surf vs. the Darien Wave was, sure enough, a wash after one period of bicoastal play. In came the home town tide, as Darien went up 3-0 early, and out it went again just like nature wants it, as visiting Torrey Pines High came back to tie it 3-3. And so, it remained no day at the beach for DHS, until, the tide turned for good with six unanswered Blue Wave goals, lifting the hosts to a 16-10 victory in the “Battle of East vs. West,” played to benefit the nation’s wounded soldiers at Stadium Field on Saturday afternoon. “They were sticking with us, then third quarter, we just realized we had to break out,” said Wave high-scorer Case Matheis, who led the game with five goals and seven points. “Just like (with) the Wilton game last Thursday. They were hanging with us.” “We had a couple of goals that really surged our momentum,” Falcons attack ace Sean Doyle (four goals, one assist) said. “Coming right off the half, into the third quarter we definitely had momentum — scored a couple of really nice goals.” In picture above, Peter Gesualdi, #26, right defends against Falcons Connor Lansdale, #27. Photo by Darien Times, Steven Buono.

For more:  http://www.darientimes.com/blue-wave-high-school-sports/5002840.html