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Cal Berkeley Women’s Lacrosse (2-2) Hosts #18 Towson On March 20; Bears Then Head East For 3-Games Vs La Salle, Lehigh & Yale On March 24-28


Picking up a convincing 16-6 victory over Siena last week, the California women’s lacrosse team will need that momentum as the Golden Bears welcome No. 18 Towson to Kabam Field at Memorial Stadium this week. The Bears will face the Tigers on Thursday, March 20, at 4 p.m. Cal (2-2, 1-2 MPSF) will be wrapping up its brief two-game homestand before hitting the road for its first cross-country trip of the season. This will be the first-ever meeting between Cal and Towson.   Through four games this season, the Bears have five players with at least 10 points, led by the 13 by senior Paige Gasparino. True freshman Bella Huther is the team leader in goals with 12, while sophomore Lizz Lavie’s 10 assists lead the squad. Junior Gaby Christman has 10 goals thus far, and also leads the Bears in draws (16) and caused turnovers (8). A Look at the 2014 Golden Bears • Head coach Ginger Miles and the Bears emphasized their overall team depth as one of their strong suits at the outset of this season. Through four games this season, Cal has had 11 different goal scorers, and eight of those 11 have scored more than one goal.  • Through the first four games, true freshman Bella Huther has emerged as Cal’s leader in goals with 12. She scored four times in the season opener against Saint Mary’s, and tallied five more goals against San Diego State before adding her 11th and 12th goals last week vs. Siena. Her efforts against the Aztecs earned her MPSF Rookie of the Week honors.  • In addition to the production from Huther, junior Gaby Christman burst onto the scene last week vs. Siena, notching a personal-best five goals. Christman currently leads her team in draws with 16 and caused turnovers with eight.  • Senior Paige Gasparino currently leads the team in points with 13 on nine goals and four assists. Last week against Siena, Gasparino tallied a hat trick and an assist. She also assisted on all three of Cal’s late goals against SDSU to send the game into overtime.  • Another big contributor this season has been Lizz Lavie. Miles stated during the preseason that Lavie would be taking over Melissa Humphrey’s old role of dishing out the helpers, and Lavie has done just that. She leads the team in assists with 10 and is tied for second on the squad in points with 12. She had a goal and two assists vs. SDSU before adding two more helpers at UC Davis and vs. Siena last week.  • Ginger Miles is in her third season as head coach at Cal. She previously coached Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for two seasons, leading CMS to NCAA Tournament second-round appearances both years. The Bears have been in the MPSF Tournament in both of her previous seasons at Cal, and Miles also guided former standout Megan Takacs to become the first All-American in the history of the program.

Picking up a convincing 16-6 victory over Siena last week, the California women’s lacrosse team will need that momentum as the Golden Bears welcome No. 18 Towson to Kabam Field at Memorial Stadium this week. The Bears will face the Tigers on Thursday, March 20, at 4 p.m. Cal (2-2, 1-2 MPSF) will be wrapping up its brief two-game homestand before hitting the road for its first cross-country trip of the season. This will be the first-ever meeting between Cal and Towson.
Through four games this season, the Bears have five players with at least 10 points, led by the 13 by senior Paige Gasparino. True freshman Bella Huther is the team leader in goals with 12, while sophomore Lizz Lavie’s 10 assists lead the squad. Junior Gaby Christman has 10 goals thus far, and also leads the Bears in draws (16) and caused turnovers (8).
A Look at the 2014 Golden Bears
• Head coach Ginger Miles and the Bears emphasized their overall team depth as one of their strong suits at the outset of this season. Through four games this season, Cal has had 11 different goal scorers, and eight of those 11 have scored more than one goal.
• Through the first four games, true freshman Bella Huther has emerged as Cal’s leader in goals with 12. She scored four times in the season opener against Saint Mary’s, and tallied five more goals against San Diego State before adding her 11th and 12th goals last week vs. Siena. Her efforts against the Aztecs earned her MPSF Rookie of the Week honors.
• In addition to the production from Huther, junior Gaby Christman burst onto the scene last week vs. Siena, notching a personal-best five goals. Christman currently leads her team in draws with 16 and caused turnovers with eight.
• Senior Paige Gasparino currently leads the team in points with 13 on nine goals and four assists. Last week against Siena, Gasparino tallied a hat trick and an assist. She also assisted on all three of Cal’s late goals against SDSU to send the game into overtime.
• Another big contributor this season has been Lizz Lavie. Miles stated during the preseason that Lavie would be taking over Melissa Humphrey’s old role of dishing out the helpers, and Lavie has done just that. She leads the team in assists with 10 and is tied for second on the squad in points with 12. She had a goal and two assists vs. SDSU before adding two more helpers at UC Davis and vs. Siena last week.
• Ginger Miles is in her third season as head coach at Cal. She previously coached Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for two seasons, leading CMS to NCAA Tournament second-round appearances both years. The Bears have been in the MPSF Tournament in both of her previous seasons at Cal, and Miles also guided former standout Megan Takacs to become the first All-American in the history of the program.

#19 Stanford Women’s Lacrosse (4-1) Tops #11 Towson 8-7 In Overtime On March 7


Hannah Farr scored as time ran out in the first overtime half and No. 19 Stanford controlled the ball thereafter to beat No. 11 Towson, 8-7, in nonconference women’s lacrosse Friday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Stanford (4-1) maintained possession throughout the entire six minutes of overtime and for all but 19 seconds of the game’s final 9:03. In fact, Towson (2-3) was unable to even get off a shot for the game’s final 17:08. But it was Farr’s goal combined with strong draws taken by specialist Emily Newstrom and controlled by teammates Megan Lerner and Rachel Kalick that enabled Stanford to maintain possession throughout overtime. Lerner controlled the opening overtime draw and Stanford played for one good shot before Farr was fouled in the 8-meter arc with three seconds left in the three-minute half. With a free position from a poor angle on the right side of the arc, Farr took two quick steps and fired over the right shoulder of goalie Kelsea Donnelly to give Stanford the lead. “After Megan won the draw, we were trying to read what defense Towson was playing,” Stanford coach Amy Bokker said. “We ran an initial play, but didn’t get a shot off and then we were scrambling a little before Hannah drew the eight-meter.” The first overtime must be played in its entirety, and the second three-minute half opened with Kalick’s draw control – her first of the season. With help from a two-minute penalty on Towson, the Cardinal was able to run out the clock, though not without difficulty. With about 30 seconds left, Adrienne Anderson had the ball checked away on a triple team, only for Meg Lentz to make the pickup and prevent the turnover. Alex Poplawski ran out the final seconds.

Hannah Farr scored as time ran out in the first overtime half and No. 19 Stanford controlled the ball thereafter to beat No. 11 Towson, 8-7, in nonconference women’s lacrosse Friday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Stanford (4-1) maintained possession throughout the entire six minutes of overtime and for all but 19 seconds of the game’s final 9:03. In fact, Towson (2-3) was unable to even get off a shot for the game’s final 17:08.
But it was Farr’s goal combined with strong draws taken by specialist Emily Newstrom and controlled by teammates Megan Lerner and Rachel Kalick that enabled Stanford to maintain possession throughout overtime.
Lerner controlled the opening overtime draw and Stanford played for one good shot before Farr was fouled in the 8-meter arc with three seconds left in the three-minute half. With a free position from a poor angle on the right side of the arc, Farr took two quick steps and fired over the right shoulder of goalie Kelsea Donnelly to give Stanford the lead.
“After Megan won the draw, we were trying to read what defense Towson was playing,” Stanford coach Amy Bokker said. “We ran an initial play, but didn’t get a shot off and then we were scrambling a little before Hannah drew the eight-meter.”
The first overtime must be played in its entirety, and the second three-minute half opened with Kalick’s draw control – her first of the season. With help from a two-minute penalty on Towson, the Cardinal was able to run out the clock, though not without difficulty. With about 30 seconds left, Adrienne Anderson had the ball checked away on a triple team, only for Meg Lentz to make the pickup and prevent the turnover. Alex Poplawski ran out the final seconds.

NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Heads Out On Three-Game Road Trip On March 5-9; Cardinal Face Fresno State Followed By East Coast Games Vs # 11 Towson And #14 Georgetown


The No. 19 Stanford women’s lacrosse team opens Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play Wednesday with the first of three road games in five days. After playing Fresno State, Stanford travels to No. 11 Towson and No. 14 Georgetown on a trip crucial to building up its RPI. The Cardinal opened the season with a three-game homestand that finished Sunday with a 16-15 overtime loss to Vanderbilt.

The No. 19 Stanford women’s lacrosse team opens Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play Wednesday with the first of three road games in five days. After playing Fresno State, Stanford travels to No. 11 Towson and No. 14 Georgetown on a trip crucial to building up its RPI. The Cardinal opened the season with a three-game homestand that finished Sunday with a 16-15 overtime loss to Vanderbilt.

Wednesday’s Opponent, Fresno State: For the first time in its six year history, the Bulldogs opened the season with a victory, winning at Monmouth, 8-6. Since then, Fresno State (1-3) has lost three straight, including an MPSF opener against visiting Denver on Feb. 23, losing 20-5. After going 0-42 its first three seasons, Fresno has gone 6-26 since, including 2-13 last year. The Bulldogs return seven starters, but 18 of its 23 players are freshmen and sophomores.

The Stanford-Fresno State Series: Stanford leads the all-time series, 6-0. Last year’s contest – a 21-8 result — was the closest in the series. Stanford’s fewest number of goals against Fresno came in a 16-1 victory in the 2010 MPSF tournament.

Friday’s Opponent, Towson: Towson (2-1) has climbed up the IWLCA rankings, moving up from No. 20 to No. 11 in the past two weeks. The Tigers actually moved up four spots last week despite losing in its only game, 12-7 to No. 2 Syracuse. Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium is the site of the NCAA final four. Towson returned seven starters from a 10-9 team that has won the past three Colonial Athletic Association regular season titles, and the past two conference tournament championships. The Tigers beat then-No. 10 Georgetown, 14-10, on Feb. 22. The Tigers will be Stanford’s first ranked opponent.

The Stanford-Towson Series: In their only matchup, Towson beat visiting Stanford, 10-9, by rallying from an 8-5 second-half deficit to win.

Sunday’s Opponent, Georgetown: Junior attacker Caroline Tarzian, a third-team IWLCA All-America last season, was named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list along with senior midfielder Kelyn Freedman. Sophomore attack Corinne Etchison leads the Hoyas in scoring with 9 goals. No. 14 Georgetown was ranked as high as No. 10, before a 14-10 loss to Towson, before beating No. 19 Princeton, 17-16, in overtime.

The Stanford-Georgetown Series: Stanford’s 15-8 loss against visiting Georgetown last year equaled the Cardinal’s largest loss of the season. Stanford is 0-4 against the Hoyas in a series that began in 2003. Stanford came closest in 2005, in a 10-6 defeat.

NCAA Lacrosse: Towson Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Johns Hopkins, Loyola, Navy, Hofstra, UMass, Drexel, Penn State And Penn


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NCAA Lacrosse: Towson Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring UMBC, Syracuse, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Loyola, Cal Berkeley, UC Davis, Maryland, Hofstra And North Carolina


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Head Coach Sonia LaMonica has announced a challenging 16-game slate for the back-to-back defending Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champion Towson University women’s lacrosse team in 2014. The non-conference schedule will see the Tigers battle six teams that finished 2013 ranked in the IWLCA top 20, including the top three teams from that final poll.
“This is an exciting schedule, one that is going to challenge our team every step of the way,” said LaMonica. “These challenges will battle-test us and give our players the best opportunity to learn, grow and become stronger as we work to finish the season ranked among the elite teams in the country.”
For the second time in the last three years, the Tigers will open the season at home. Towson hosts local rival, UMBC in Johnny Unitas ® Stadium on February 19 at 4 p.m. The Tigers have won two straight in the series. Towson remains home to host Georgetown on February 22. The Hoyas, who finished last year ranked No. 8 in the IWLCA poll, hold a slim 10-8 lead in the all-time series after a 13-10 victory last year.

Towson Women's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

Team USA Lacrosse: U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team To Face Stanford Women’s Lacrosse, Georgetown, Navy And Towson On Oct 12-13 At Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium


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Fresh off of winning the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team will return to the field for the first time on Oct. 12-13 in Annapolis and Towson, Md. Over the eighth annual Stars & Stripes weekend, Team USA will face four college teams who earned NCAA tournament bids in 2012—Georgetown, Navy, Stanford and Towson.
Game Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 12 (at Navy – Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)
4 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Navy
6 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Georgetown
Sunday, Oct. 13 (at Towson – Johnny Unitas Stadium)
11 a.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Stanford
12:30 p.m. – U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Towson

The U.S. Women claimed a record eighth FIL World Cup title with a 19-5 gold medal game win over Canada on July 20 in Oshawa, Ontario. The win capped a dominant 7-0 tournament run that saw

Team USA will take the field for the first time since winning gold in Canada in October at Stars and Stripes weekend. Photo by ©JC Pinheiro for Lacrosse Magazine

Team USA will take the field for the first time since winning gold in Canada in October at Stars and Stripes weekend. Photo by ©JC Pinheiro for Lacrosse Magazine

the U.S. set World Cup records for victory margin (13.2 goals per game), goals in a tournament (127) and goals per game (18.1).

U.S. team head coach Ricky Fried, currently entering his ninth season at the helm of Georgetown’s women’s program, will coach against his Hoya squad, which advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2012.

Team USA will travel with its 38-player training team roster, which will include 15 members of the gold medal-winning squad. Notable returners include All-World attackers Katrina Dowd (Northwestern), Lindsey Munday (Northwestern) and Katie Rowan (Syracuse), defender Amber Falcone (North Carolina) and goalie Devon Wills (Dartmouth).

For more information on the U.S. Women’s National Team, visit uslacrosse.org/uswomen. Follow the team on Facebook at fb.com/uslacrosse, get updates on Twitter at @uslacrosse and use #USAWLAX.

NCAA Lacrosse: Pictures From #3 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse First Round NCAA Tournament Match With Towson On May 12 At Ohio Stadium


Ohio State Men's Lacrosse vs Towson 2013 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships

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