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2014 WCLA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Second Round On May 8 Features #1 Pitt, #3 Ohio State, #5 UCLA And #15 Boston College Advancing To Semifinals On May 10


Three of the top five seeds and one longshot are the last four teams still chasing the Division I crown at the conclusion of day two at the 2014 Women's Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships. And while it's still unclear which of the four semifinalists – Pittsburgh, Ohio State, UCLA or Boston College – will eventually emerge as the champion on Saturday afternoon, one thing is known at this point. The WCLA will have a first-time champion in 2014. Only UCLA, which finished as national runner-up in 2011, has advanced this far previously.

Three of the top five seeds and one longshot are the last four teams still chasing the Division I crown at the conclusion of day two at the 2014 Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships. And while it’s still unclear which of the four semifinalists – Pittsburgh, Ohio State, UCLA or Boston College – will eventually emerge as the champion on Saturday afternoon, one thing is known at this point. The WCLA will have a first-time champion in 2014. Only UCLA, which finished as national runner-up in 2011, has advanced this far previously.

Thursday’s WCLA Division I Results

No. 1 Pitt 11, No. 8 Michigan 9
No. 5 UCLA 9, No. 4 Georgia 8
No. 3 Ohio State 12, No. 6 Santa Clara 11
No. 15 Boston College 12, No. 10 UC Santa Barbara 11

Thursday’s WCLA Division I Consolation Bracket Results

Towson 19, Oregon State 5
Texas 13, Virginia Tech 9
Delaware 10, Colorado 7
Florida 19, Colorado State 10

Tight games were the rule of the day as none of Thursday’s winners had an easy trip to the final four. Three of the four quarterfinals were decided by one goal.

Proving that yesterday’s upset of No. 2 seed Florida was no fluke, No. 15 seed Boston College continued its magical run with a 12-11 victory over No. 10 UC Santa Barbara. BC led 8-4 at halftime, but UCSB tallied three straight to open the second half and eventually moved ahead 11-9 with just over five minutes remaining. Back-to-back goals by BC’s Kristina Howe and Kaitlin Brown just 36 seconds apart knotted the score with 3:03 left, and set the stage for more late-game BC heroics. As the closing seconds ticked away, senior Meghan Conley found a cutting Nicole Wei on the crease and Wei deposited the game-winner with just 12 seconds left.

“We were killing some time on that last possession, then it was just a quick shot,” Wei said. “We’re super pumped right now and feel like we’re right there with any of the other teams.”

Next up for the Eagles will be No. 3 seed Ohio State, which also earned a 12-11 victory with its own comeback. Trailing No. 6 Santa Clara by three goals with seven minutes to play, the Buckeyes scored five times in a stretch of four minutes to rally for the win. One day after her 12-point performance in the opening round, senior Eve Tranchito was at it again, scoring a team-high five goals to fuel the Buckeye comeback. She scored four of her five markers in the second half. Goalie Tricia Hengehold added 10 saves for OSU, which earns a semifinal berth in its first-ever appearance in the national championship.

Conversely, No. 1 Pitt is no newcomer to the tournament, with seven previous appearances, but the Panthers had never advanced to the final four – until Thursday. Despite being one player short for the final 5:48 due to a second yellow card, Pitt held off No. 8 Michigan for an 11-9 victory, providing coach Gary Neft with a fitting birthday present.

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MCLA Lacrosse: UCLA Men’s Lacrosse Releases “2014 Season Schedule Poster”


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MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The UCLA Men’s Lacrosse 2013 Season


Highlights from the 2013 UCLA Men’s Lacrosse season.

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MCLA Lacrosse: UCLA Men’s Lacrosse (5-7) Tops USC (4-10) 16-13 In Rivaly Game On April 17


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On Wednesday night, one of Southern California’s biggest rivalries came to USC as the Trojans hosted the visiting UCLA Bruins. Despite USC’s furious third quarter rally, the Bruins were able to secure their sixth consecutive rivalry win – including two wins last year while USC was not in the MCLA – in a high-scoring 16-13 game.
The game’s scoring began with a dodge from the Trojans’ leading scorer, sophomore attack Ryan Kreston (4g, 0a). The rest of the first quarter was all Bruins, as UCLA used a 7-1 run to end the quarter up five. The scoring cooled down in the second quarter, with each team tallying two goals apiece to enter halftime with UCLA up 9-4.
Despite trading goals in the early minutes of the third, the Bruins saw their lead disappear after five straight by USC tied the game at 10-10. The Trojans took their first lead of the game at 12-11, but a big goal by freshman midfielder Sam May (5g, 1a) knotted the game back at twelves.
After almost five goalless minutes to start the final quarter, UCLA broke the deadlock when junior attack Zack Winters (3g, 1a) finished a fast break opportunity. Freshman midfielder Sam Moran (5g, 1a) then scored a man-up goal, followed by another on an alley dodge for his fifth of the game. After a goal by USC, May iced the game for the Bruins on his fifth goal of the night.
UCLA was led by the freshmen midfield duo, May and Moran, who both scored five goals and had an assist. The Bruins’ four attackmen rounded out UCLA’s scoring, as Winters net three goals plus an assist, junior Anthony Noren scored two goals with an assist, sophomore Kevin Rowen assisted on six goals, and freshman Cameron McVeigh added one goal as well.
The Trojan offense was led by Kreston’s four goals as well as sophomore midfielder Peter Dikeou’s four goals and one assist. Freshman attack Kevin Cuellar also added a had trick for USC, while freshman midfielder Kyle Ulman and senior attack Anthony Yoo scored one goal each.
USC’s goalie, senior Carder Nastri, recorded 17 saves in the loss, while senior goalie Martin Alonzo had 10 saves in the win for UCLA.
This was the final game of the season for USC, making the Trojans’ final 2013 record (4-10). UCLA (5-7) finishes its season this Saturday at home in an 11:00 AM game against Claremont (6-7).

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MCLA Lacrosse: UCLA Men’s Lacrosse (4-4) Cruise To 16-5 Win Over North Texas (3-6); Team Plays Remaining 5 Games Against SLC North Division


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UCLA Men’s Lacrosse (4-4) defeated visiting North Texas (3-6) by a score of 16-5 on a foggy Friday night in Westwood. After the Mean Green started off the game’s scoring, the Bruins were able to ride a 6-0 run to a five goal halftime lead. UCLA increased its lead by scoring five goals each in the third and fourth quarters while only allowing two goals in each quarter from North Texas.
The Bruins used a balanced offensive effort to defeat North Texas, with thirteen different players registering a point, including all seven attackmen on the roster. Junior attack Zack Winters led all players with four goals and sophomore midfielder Sergio Flores also chipped in four points on a goal and three assists. Freshman midfielder Trey Scott helped control the game for UCLA by winning 73% of his face-offs, and the Bruins’ defense was anchored by senior goalie Martin Alonzo, who saved half of the shots-on-goal he faced. Freshman Ben Johnson also recorded two saves in his MCLA debut in goal.
With five games remaining in 2013, all of which are SLC North division games, UCLA hopes this win brings momentum into the final stretch of the season. The Mean Green, who with this loss dropped four consecutive on their California spring break trip, hope to rebound as they finish the season with four LSA North division games. In their next contests, UCLA travels to UNLV on March 24 and North Texas plays at Oklahoma on March 23.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Official Schedule For “2013 Pac-12 Men’s Lacrosse Shootout” On Feb 16-17 At UCLA


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UCLA men’s lacrosse head coach Jacques Bagley is excited to announce the official schedule of the 6th Annual PAC-12 Lacrosse Shootout. The 2013 Shootout returns to Los Angeles this February featuring some of the top teams out West.
“We have 11 of the PAC-12 teams attending in 2013, our biggest field yet,” noted Bagley. “We welcome the PAC-12 and the lacrosse community to UCLA to see some of the best teams in the MCLA in action. All games are free and the schedule is staggered so fans can see every team.”
Games will be played February 16th and 17th on UCLA’s North Athletic Field and Intramural Field. Teams from around the West Coast are excited for the event which brings lacrosse teams across four different MCLA conferences together for traditional PAC-12 competition.

Saturday, February 16:

Washington State vs. USC – 9:30 a.m.
Stanford vs. Oregon State – 10:30 a.m.
California vs. Arizona State – 12:00 p.m.
Utah vs. Washington – 1:00 p.m.
Arizona vs. UCLA – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 17:

Washington State vs. UCLA – 9:30 a.m.
Oregon State vs. Utah – 10:30 a.m.
California vs. Arizona – 12:00 p.m.
Washington vs. USC – 1:00 p.m.
Stanford vs. Oregon – 2:30 p.m.

MCLA Lacrosse: UCLA Men’s Lacrosse Featured In “Dawn Patrol” As Part Of MCLA “We’re Everywhere” Video Campaign


The MCLA’s video campaign “We’re Everywhere” continues with the latest installment featuring UCLA in “Dawn Patrol”