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MCLA: Video Highlights Of Simon Fraser Men’s Lacrosse 15-5 Win Over Oregon On March 1

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The Oregon Ducks travel to Canada to take on the Simon Fraser Clansmen in a traditional PNCLL rivalry game.  SFU jumps out to a 3-0 lead before the Ducks tie the game at 3 all at the end of the first quarter.  SFU holds a 6-4 lead midway through the third quarter.  Then the Clansmen go on a five goal run and take a 15-5 win to claim first place in the PNCLL

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Sonoma State Men’s Lacrosse Vs. Simon Fraser In 2013 Fall Ball

Simon Fraser University traveled south for their Thanksgiving and battled the Seawolves of Sonoma State.  In a battle of two perennial powers, the Seawolves ended up top with an 11-9 victory.  Some solid play both ways, enjoy the highlights!

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MCLA Lacrosse: Top Games Feature #3 Colorado Men’s Lacrosse At #6 BYU, #25 Simon Fraser At #24 Davenport And Clemson At #16 Georgia


No. 3 Colorado (10-0) at No. 6 BYU (11-1) – Saturday, 4 p.m. MT

COYNE: BYU is on quite a roll. There’s no underselling what they were able to do against three strong programs earlier in the week. However, as I assess this game, I have to take a peek back to the Arizona State loss. Sure, we can chalk that up to one bad game, but I think there are some clues we can take from that contest that will help selecting a winner here.

Both Colorado and Arizona State are teams predicated on their defenses, and the Cougars had trouble solving the Sun Devils backline. Tying into this, BYU was able to jump out to substantial first quarter leads against Oregon (up 5-1 after 15 minutes), Cal (4-0) and Stanford (3-1), which allowed the Cougs to manage the game. That’s not going to happen against Colorado. It’s going to be a grinder, and that does not play to BYU strengths. The Buffs leave Provo with a 7-5 win.

SCHOOLER: Every season has its low point, and for the Cougars, that low point was their trip to Arizona. Nearly losing to Grand Canyon and getting handled by ASU must have left a bad taste in their mouths because they ripped through northern California, beating three top ten teams in three days.

If that is not great practice for nationals, I don’t know what is. Should we just hand them the trophy? Probably not. Crazy things happen in the RMLC and the undefeated Buffs come to town this weekend. Can they knock off two undefeated teams in a row? I think the chances of that are likely. BYU wins, 9-8.

No. 25 Simon Fraser (5-4) at No. 24 Davenport (5-2) – Sunday, 2 p.m.

COYNE: Canada’s team travels to Michigan to play a squad that operates with Canadian flair. The save percentages are going to be low and the shot totals high when these two meet on Easter Sunday. Fraser’s Colton Dow (20g, 10a) and Sam Clare (18g, 7a) will square off with Jordan Richtsmeier (17g, 24a) and Dominic Baggiano (21g, 11a) to see who can put up the most goals, assists and style points.

Both teams will come into the contest a little tired as Davenport plays Indiana Tech for the WHAC Championship on Saturday while the Clansmen must contend with Michigan State. Fraser definitely gets the rougher end of that trade, allowing the Panthers to score the final three goals in an 18-15 victory.

SCHOOLER: This is a tough one for me. I have not been able to follow SFU very closely, but I have been impressed with what I have seen from Davenport. They have made a smooth transition to Division I and give hope to all of those teams hoping to make the move like Liberty.

I think this game will be close, but two tough games in row may be too much for the Clansmen to pull off this win. They may come out of this road trip with two losses, effectively knocking them out of the AL hunt for nationals. Panthers win, 10-8.

Schooler’s Pick

Clemson (4-3) at No. 16 Georgia (9-0) – Friday, 7 p.m.

SCHOOLER: I picked this game because there seem to be very few intriguing games this weekend and because I think Clemson has a chance to win this game. Or at least that is what I was hoping Jac would think.

A young team led by senior Trent Dean, the Bulldogs will just get better as the season progresses. The Tigers are the opposite with three senior attackmen led by team captain James McLoughlin (14g, 11a). The key for Clemson will be controlling Dean, but I do not see that happening. ‘Dogs win, 13-10.

COYNE: This one looks like an easy pick, with Georgia one of the six undefeated teams left in the Top 25 this week. The safe route is to go with the Bulldogs, especially with Dean (33g, 11a) hanging at least a hat trick on every team UGA has faced and David Lumsden operating a high level between the pipes. The Dawgs’ hot start has me believing that their trip to Colorado in a couple of weeks won’t be a complete whitewash.

Still, trap games come in different shapes and sizes, and this will be one for Georgia. The Tigers have spent the last two weeks game-planning this contest while UGA is undoubtedly taking a peek into April where three key conference games await along with the trip to the Rockies. Clemson’s goalie tandem gets hot and pulls a stunner, 7-6.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/club/2012-13/news/032813_schooling_schooler_a_truly_national_organization

MCLA Lacrosse: #1 Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse (6-0) Roll Over Simon Fraser 16-7 On March 9

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After playing visiting #23 Simon Fraser to a 2-2 draw after one quarter, the #1 Colorado State Rams exploded on offense, scoring 11 goals over the second and third quarter to pull away en route to a 16-7 victory on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon. The Rams were efficient on man-up, scoring five extra-man goals, including three on one non-releasable penalty. For the second consecutive game, at least eight players registered at least one goal for CSU as the Rams found offense from a multitude of sources.
Simon Fraser held a 2-1 lead with 2:21 remaining in the first quarter before the Rams went on a nine goal run that stretched over the next 24 minutes of game time. Colorado State took the lead for good when senior Braxton Campbell (Silverthorne HS / Summit, CO) dumped home a shot in transition with 12:26 remaining in the second frame.
From there, it was all Rams, as CSU stretched out to a 7-2 halftime lead which quickly ballooned to 10-2 less than five minutes into the third quarter. The Rams eventually held a 15-4 lead early in the fourth quarter before Simon Fraser’s Ward Spencer and Alex Bohl scored three straight to pull back to within eight.
Senior Tim Taggart (Mountain Vista HS / Highlands Ranch, CO) had a career-high four points on two goals and two assists. Josh Gregg (Columbine HS / Littleton, CO) also set a career mark with two goals while junior attackman Kacy Carter (Rock Canyon HS / Castle Rock, CO) had a hat-trick for the third consecutive game. Spencer led Fraser with three goals and an assist on the afternoon.
The Rams dominated the statistical battle, outshooting SFU 39-24 and picking up 33 groundballs to just 18 for Fraser. The Rams did turn the ball over 16 times, but won 18 of 24 face-off attempts. Senior Dan Warfield (Smoky Hill HS / Aurora, CO) was a perfect 12 of 12 at the face-off ‘x’ on the evening.
Colorado State (6-0 overall, 1-0 RMLC) will finish its difficult five-games in eight-days stretch on Sunday afternoon against a #10 Virginia Tech squad that dropped an 11-4 decision in Boulder, CO to the University of Colorado on Saturday. Simon Fraser will flip opponents with the Hokies, taking on the Buffaloes on Sunday. The two visiting teams will finish their Colorado road swing with a neutral site game against each other on Tuesday.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Arizona Men’s Lacrosse (3-2) Defeat #19 Simon Fraser 14-12 On March 1

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MCLA Lacrosse Games: Arizona At #19 Simon Fraser, #9 Chapman At #2 Arizona State, #5 Colorado Vs #8 Oregon, #7 UC Santa Barbara Vs #1 Colorado State, #16 Boston College At #15 Texas and #17 Sonoma State At #12 Cal Berkeley


Arizona (1-2) at No. 19 Simon Fraser (4-1) – Friday, 1 p.m. PT

COYNE: They’re a little raw right now, but the Wildcats will be a handful in the SLC postseason when they have a little more experience. Much respect for making the trip to Burnaby, but the Clansmen will be a bit too much. SFU, 15-10.

SCHOOLER: Neither team has looked very good this season. All Simon Fraser has to brag about is a close loss to Oregon in a game where both teams played sloppily. But I don’t see Arizona winning this game. The Clan wins at home 9-6.

No. 9 Chapman (-2) at No. 2 Arizona State (4-0) – Friday, 7 p.m. MT

COYNE: If it doesn’t figure things out quickly, Chapman could conceivably be a seven-loss team in the regular season. Alas, Arizona State is an underwhelming team in relation to its ranking. Devils barely, 8-6.

SCHOOLER: Chapman has had a rough start, but they seemed to bounce back against UNLV. This is a toss up in my mind, but I don’t see the Panthers winning this on the road. ASU, 11-10. Possibly overtime.

No. 5 Colorado (2-0) vs. No. 8 Oregon (4-1) – Saturday, 1 p.m. MT (at Boise)

COYNE: Oregon enters this game with the advantage of having Colorado play the night before against Boise State and having played tougher competition so far this spring. Will that be enough? I think it might be. Ducks, 10-9.

SCHOOLER: Colorado is the most intriguing team since I graduated. You never know what to expect with them. So I am going out on a limb here and picking the Buffs, 10-9.

No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (3-1) vs. No. 1 Colorado State (2-0) – Saturday, 1 p.m. PT (at Las Vegas)

COYNE: UNLV is no pushover, and the Gauchos have to play the Rebels the night before CSU. UC Santa Barbara was a long shot to upset the Rams anyway, and the schedule just made it even longer. Colorado State, 10-6.

SCHOOLER: Gauchos win 12-9 and take the No. 1 seed. Boo-ya!

No. 16 Boston College (2-0) at No. 15 Texas (6-0) – Monday, 7 p.m. CT

COYNE: The Longhorns are staring at games against UCSB and Sonoma next week, so this should be a nice tune-up. Boston College will be playing its third game in four days, which can’t be downplayed. Texas gets a signature win, 12-9.

SCHOOLER: Boston College had a great season opener signature win against FSU, but from what we have learned, that Seminole team was not riding the success of past seasons. I hate to pick Texas, but I don’t see any other outcome. ‘Horns, 10-6.

Schooler’s Pick

No. 17 Sonoma State (1-0) at No. 12 California (3-2) – Saturday, 7 p.m. PT

SCHOOLER: What have you done for me lately? For Sonoma, that’s nothing. For the Bears, they played a great game against my Gauchos and Northeastern. For that, I have Berkeley winning, 10-7.

COYNE: This is a very important WCLL match-up and it comes at a point of the season that definitely favors the Golden Bears, who have played some of the best teams in the country already. The fact that the Seawolves are playing in Berkeley makes it more difficult for ‘Noma. Cal, 12-10.

MCLA Lacrosse: Top Games Of The Week Feature #2 Arizona State Vs #15 Cal Berkeley, #18 Florida State Vs #21 Texas, #11 Stanford Vs #7 Oregon And #22 Simon Fraser Vs #25 Chico State

MCLANo. 15 Cal (1-1) at No. 2 Arizona State (0-0) – Feb 16 (at Los Angeles)

COYNE: The overtime loss to UC Santa Barbara was undoubtedly a disappointment for the Bears, but there should be reason for optimism. Senior Dan Cohen has picked up right where he left off in ’12 with four goals against the Gauchos (and 10 points on the weekend) and the defense allowed just eight markers in 60 minutes. A weekend of action under its belt should also benefit Cal against a Sun Devils squad playing its first contest.

This ASU team shouldn’t go through the growing pains that last year’s version did, when it took nearly half a season to find its offensive identity. The Devils are still a relatively young team — there are only four seniors on the roster — but the key players earned enough experience last year to see them through. It’ll be the Sun Devils in a less-than-Pac-12 Shootout, 8-5.

SCHOOLER: I wish I was able to see Cal play the Gauchos last weekend, but I will have to take the word of several people in attendance. Multiple sources told me that they were very impressed with the Bears and believe that they will win the WCLL. Relying on a strong offense, run through Cohen, should lead to a successful season for Berkeley.

The Sun Devils have managed to keep intact the majority of their team, but they’re missing an integral part: Dylan Westfall. He was the difference-maker last season in the final push. Without the leadership and emotional strength that he brought to the team, ASU will have some struggles this season, including in this game. I have the Bears winning, 12-10.

No. 18 Florida State (1-1) vs. No. 21 Texas (3-0) – Feb 16 (at New Orleans)

COYNE: Back in 2011, Florida State posted a 19-2 record and made a trip to the national quarterfinals, and still managed to lose to the Longhorns, 12-11, at the Sugar Bowl Classic. They’ll return again to the event this weekend looking for a little revenge, but sporting a team far less talented than that ’11 squad. The ‘Noles have weapons, with middie Luke Donovan (15 points in three games) and goalie Tyler Selman (62.9 sv%), but they’ve already lost to Boston College.

Meanwhile, Texas is breaking in a new coach in Andy Garrigan, but still have those Texas athletes that can pose problems for the best teams. With attackman Spencer Price (14g, 7a) back and healthy, and Jordan Lee — who quietly might be the best goalie in the country — returning between the pipes, the ‘Horns will be ready. Can they make it three straight against the Seminoles (UT also beat FSU, 20-11, in ’10)? I think they will. Longhorns, 13-12.

SCHOOLER: I am really happy that these two teams seem to find a way to play each other every season. This is beginning to develop into a great rivalry. That being said, I can never root for Texas teams, but that is not why I am picking the ‘Noles.

Florida State suffered a tough loss to Boston College two weeks ago. I am a believer in the theory that sometimes a loss is the best thing for a team. It acts as a wake up call. This will be the first big test for Florida State since that game and I expect them to come out on top. Midfield is the key to this game, and FSU holds the advantage there. ‘Noles win, 15-10.

No. 11 Stanford (1-0) vs. No. 7 Oregon (1-0) – Feb 17 (at Los Angeles)

COYNE: We’ve got a pretty good feel for this Stanford team — and the Cardinal are definitely good — but what to make of the Ducks? They’re another one of the traditional powers initiating a new coach in Phil Keebler, and they get their first test tonight when they face Simon Fraser at home in a PNCLL grudge match. The Stanford game will be determined by which team controls the faceoff dot.

Stanford senior draw-man Sean O’Brien dominated UC Santa Barbara in their match-up while Trey Norris is a first-team All-PNCLL faceoff selection from last year, dominating Western Oregon in the Ducks tune-up last week. Who has the advantage in this one? It’ll be O’Brien, helped by the fact that Norris and the Ducks have to scrap with Chapman the night before. Cardinal, 10-9.

SCHOOLER: The outcome of this game hinges on the performance of freshman phenom, Peter Doyle. This guy had a chance to play Division I lacrosse but decided to stick around the Bay Area. I assume he will be able to make the game, and if that is the case, Oregon does not stand much of a chance. Contrary to what Jac has said, the faceoff matchup favors Oregon, but the goalie play will really tilt this in favor of the Cardinal. Stanford wins, 11-8.

Schooler’s Pick

No. 22 Simon Fraser (1-0) at No. 25 Chico State (0-0) – Feb 15

SCHOOLER: Chico was a young team last season. They made some noise on the national scene, but could not win the games they needed to make it to the tournament. Simon Fraser had an up and down season in which it had a long stretch of losses, although it finished the season strong.

But the Clansmen relied on Calvin Craig last season, something they will not have the luxury of doing this season. It will take Simon Fraser a few games to learn how to play without him. I’m going with Chico State at home, 15-11.

COYNE: I doubt we’ll be seeing many 30-second shot clocks in this contest. These are a pair of teams who, traditionally, have liked to keep things moving. That’ll be the case here again. Chico is going to upset somebody in the WCLL before the postseason starts, but this is the season-opener. Fraser has three games under its belt, including a rivalry contest. That pays off. Clansmen, 18-15.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/club/2012-13/news/021313_schooling_schooler_swinging_from_the_gallows_poll