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MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Stanford Men’s Lacrosse 8-7 Win Over Sonoma State On May 5 To Win 2013 WCLL Championship

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Claude Lyneis

The Stanford Cardinal and the Sonoma State Seawolves meet in the WCLL Championship lacrosse game in Novato.  Sonoma leads 4-2 in the second quarter and 6-4 at the end of the third quarter, but Stanford launches a comeback and outscores Sonoma 4-1 in the fourth to upset Sonoma 8-7 and wins the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League championship for the first time since 1982.

MCLA Lacrosse: Sonoma State Men’s Lacrosse (2-0) Edged Cal Berkeley 10-9 On March 2; Team Heads North To Oregon On 2-Game Roadtrip

Sonoma State Men's Lacrosse vs Cal Berkeley

On Saturday, the Sonoma State men’s lacrosse team traveled to the campus of UC-Berkeley to take on the Cal Bears in an early season WCLL tilt. The Seawolves looked for some revenge after the Bears crushed their hopes of making nationals by beating them in the WCLL semifinals 10-9 in a double overtime thriller.
“We’ve had this game circled on our calendar since last year’s playoff loss to them,” captain Ryan Heidrich said.
The game was tied at eight going into the fourth quarter, but the Sonoma defense held the Bears scoreless in the 4th quarter and sophomore attackman Blane Sando’s goal with five-minutes left in the final frame would be the difference maker.
The game started off with the Bears controlling the first faceoff and sophomore attakman Sean Hayden scoring on a drive from X. Nic Scaramella would win the ensuing faceoff for Sonoma and senior Heidrich would tie the game at one.
Hayden would score his second goal of the game on a lefty drive from X to make the score 2-1. A nice outlet pass by Seawolf goalkeeper Dylan Fannin would lead to a fast break in which freshman Zach Swinford would find senior Matty Gillan on the crease to knot the game at 2. Turnovers by each team would halt the scoring until freshman Brad Bochesa found the back of the net late in the 2nd quarter to give the Seawolves their first lead of the game at 3-2. However, Cal would score two straight goals to make the game 4-3 at halftime.
“At halftime we felt that we needed to improve our clearing game and improve some sloppy play,” Senior midfielder Brian Ponzi said. “There were times where we just threw the ball away.”

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MCLA Lacrosse: WCLL Preseason Poll Ranks Cal Poly Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Cal Berkeley, Sonoma State, Stanford And Santa Clara

Western Collegiate Lacrosse League: 2010 Preseason Rankings Have Cal Poly SLO Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #1


Division I:

  1. Cal Poly SLO (6) 69
  2. Sonoma State 60
  3. California (1) 57
  4. Stanford 49
  5. Santa Clara 42
  6. Chico State 37
  7. UC Davis 29

Division II:

  1. UC Santa Cruz (6) 69
  2. Saint Mary’s (1) 60
  3. San Jose State 57
  4. Nevada 50
  5. Pacific 39
  6. Humboldt State 36
  7. UC Merced 32

Western Collegiate Lacrosse League 2009 Pre-Season Rankings

WCLL Pre-Season Poll
Division 1
1. Sonoma State (9) 90
2. Cal Poly, SLO 67
3. Chico State 63
3. Stanford 63
5. Santa Clara 62
6. California 55
7. UC Davis 41
8. Nevada 26
9. San Jose State 18

Division 2

1. UC Santa Cruz (3) 15
2. St. Mary’s (1) 12
3. Pacific 7
4. UC Merced 6