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WCLA Lacrosse: Westminster Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features BYU, Texas, Michigan State, Michigan, UCLA, Colorado & Colorado State

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The Westminster College women’s lacrosse team has a slate of 13 regular season games set for the 2014 season. The schedule includes four home games and features six teams that qualified for the 2013 WCLA DI National Championship.
For the fifth straight season, Westminster will open the year at the Santa Barbara Shootout. The Griffins open with Michigan State and Pittsburgh on Feb. 15. They will them face Santa Clara on Feb. 16 and a yet to be announced team on Feb. 17.
Westminster’s first home game comes on March 8 when Utah State visits Dumke Field for the first of three straight games against teams from the state of Utah. On March 15, the Griffins play at Utah Valley before a March 21 home game against Brigham Young in the RMWLL opener.

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MCLA Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Arizona, Utah, BYU, UCSB, Cal Poly, Utah St., Whittier, Colorado & Colorado State

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“2013 MCLA Lacrosse National Championships”: #2 Westminster Men’s Lacrosse (CO) Faces #1 St. Thomas (MN) In Div II Finals On May 18

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On Saturday, the Westminster College men’s lacrosse team will face St. Thomas (Minn.) in the MCLA Division II Championship Game from Sirrine Stadium. The action will begin at 3 p.m. (MT) and will be streamed live on the MCLA web site with links available at WestminsterGriffins.com.
Westminster enters the title game at 17-5 on the season and winners of six straight games. They advanced to the final with a 9-8 triple overtime win over St. John’s (Minn.) in the semi-finals. The Griffins also claimed wins over Briarcliffe (N.Y.) and Indiana Tech at the tournament.
St. Thomas is 16-0 this season and they have won 24 straight games dating back to last season. The Tommies are the defending MCLA DII champions and have won three of the four titles since the Griffins won in 2008. St. Thomas defeated Liberty (Va.) in Thursday’s semi-finals, 10-9, while also defeating DePaul (Ill.) and U.S. Coast Guard (Conn.).
These two teams have faced each other six times in the past with St. Thomas winning all six meetings. They played on February 16 of this season at the Full House Faceoff in Henderson, Nev. The Tommies won that contest 11-10 as they held off a late Griffins rally for the win. The last time they played at the MCLA Tournament was a 9-7 win for St. Thomas in the quarterfinals of the 2011 tournament in Denver.
It took a third overtime for the Westminster College men’s lacrosse team to defeat St. John’s (Minn.) 9-8 in the semi-finals of the MCLA National Championships on Thursday afternoon at Sirrine Stadium.
“I just told them to get to the (cage) and keep shooting,” assistant coach Brad Lavoie said. “It wasn’t pretty but we will take it any way we can get it.”
Brian Tyrrell sent the second-seeded Griffins (16-5) to the second championship game in school history as he scooped a loose ball into the net with 1:43 left in the third overtime session. The ball became free after an initial shot from Kyle Postler was turned away by St. John’s (13-3) goalie Michael King. Tyrrell was moving away from the goal when he chipped a shot in the cage and sent the Griffins into a celebration.

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WCLA Lacrosse: #1 Colorado State Women’s Lacrosse Dominates On The Road As It Defeats #2 BYU, #15 Westminster And Utah On April 5-6

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The state of Utah stood no chance against the CSU women’s lacrosse team.
CSU defeated Westminster, No. 2 BYU and Utah on the road by a combined score of 55-26 over the weekend.
The Rams remain the only undefeated team in the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association and wear their No. 1 ranking with pride.
“We are just one of those teams that always rallies,” senior captain, Maddie Garcia said. “We will play until we fall on the ground,we just pulled each other together.”
Though the game against No. 2 BYU was once tied at 4-4, CSU pulled ahead thanks to sophomore attack Ali Slyne’s go ahead goal, assisted by older sister Karly. The team increased the lead from there, taking the game 15-8.
“We’ve been playing together since we were nine years old, so I know what she’s going to do and she knows what I’m going to do,” Karly Slyne said. “We know how to work well together.”
Senior attack Karly Slyne tallied eight assists and nine goals on the weekend for a balanced CSU team.
Among other standouts, Garcia made huge contributions to all three games, racking up nine assists and 11 goals during a 3-game stretch over just 24 hours.
“I knew my year is coming to an end, and my lacrosse career in general,” Garcia said. “I was really trying to push it all out for my team and go the rest of the way undefeated.”
The BYU game might have been the toughest competition the Rams have faced this season, as they won their other two games in Salt Lake City against Westminster and Utah State 21-8 and 19-10, respectively. For more: http://www.collegian.com/2013/04/07/csu-womens-lacrosse-team-victorious-over-the-state-of-utah/

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WCLA Lacrosse: #14 Westminster Women’s Lacrosse (7-1) Hosts #5 BYU And #1 Colorado State On April 3, 5; Move Up To Div I “Impressive”

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Chelsea Farrell and the Westminster women’s lacrosse team are about to find out just how far they’ve come. Westminster (7-1, 1-0 RMWLL) moved up to US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) Division I this year after playing the first four years of the program’s existence at the Division II club level.

The 14th-ranked Griffins will host fifth-ranked Brigham Young on Wednesday and undefeated No. 1 Colorado State on Friday in two key Rocky Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League showdowns. Westminster has never beaten cross-state rival BYU.

“We have to come out with some confidence,” Farrell said. “In the past we’ve been fearful playing teams like BYU because we’ve seen them do so well.”

Farrell was the 2012 Lacrosse Magazine WCLA Division II Preseason Player of the year. The senior attacker has continued to put up impressive numbers in WCLA Division I play this year. In stats calculated through the Griffins’ first seven games, Farrell led the team with 42 points (27 goals, 15 assists).

Westminster posted an impressive win March 17 against No. 16 Colorado. Its only loss at the club level this season was on Feb. 15 to No. 10 Minnesota in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Griffins narrowly lost to NCAA Division II Colorado Mesa on March 2.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_women/club/2012-13/news/040313_westminster_proves_it_belongs_in_wcla_lacrosse_top_flight

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MCLA Div II Lacrosse: “2013 Vegas Full House Face Off” Features St. Thomas Men’s Lacrosse, Westminster, Cal State Fullerton, Concordia, Portland, UC Santa Cruz And Biola On Feb 15-17

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MCLA Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse Moves Up To Division I For 2014 Season

The Westminster College men’s lacrosse team will move to Division 1 of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) for the 2014 season, head coach Mason Goodhand announced today. Westminster is currently a Division 2 member and will compete for a second national championship at that level this spring.

Westminster has been a D2 member since the program started in 2007. The Griffins won the D2 National Championship in 2008 and have qualified for the national tournament every year. They will remain a member of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference and join current D1 members: Brigham Young, Colorado State, Colorado, Utah, Utah State and New Mexico.

“Division 1 of the Rocky Mountain Conference is one of the toughest in the MCLA,” Goodhand stated. “Our staff is very excited for this opportunity and we’re traveling to get an early dose this year when we slip into Boulder and Ft Collins early this season.”

Since men’s lacrosse was started at Westminster in 2007, the Griffins have gone 89-34 overall while compiling a 22-2 mark in league games. They have won the conference championship four times in the six years while making the championship game every year.

MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse (6-1) Are Ranked #5 While Averaging Over 14 Goals Per Game

The fifth-ranked Westminster College men's lacrosse team will play two games at home this week against teams from the state of Utah. On Wednesday, Westminster will face The University of Utah at Dumke Field at 4 p.m. Then on Saturday, the Griffins welcome rival Utah Valley to Dumke for a 1 p.m. start. Both games will be broadcast live on Griffins TV.

Griffin Notebook Westminster enters the week with a 6-1 overall record and is 1-0 in home games. They are coming off an 18-9 win over Utah State in Logan last Saturday. The Griffins are 6-0 this season against teams from the MCLA and 2-0 against MCLA Division I foes.
As a team, Westminster is averaging 14.6 goals per game while taking 46 shots per contest. They have outscored the opposition 103-52 over the season while holding the opposition to 26.9 shots per game. The Griffins have a 267-118 advantage in ground balls with a 78.9% success rate in clears. Westminster dominates the faceoff department with a 78.9% win percentage.
Gian Sexsmith is the team’s top scorer with 32 points. He is second on the team with 21 goals while adding a team-high 11 assists. Matt Hearn leads the Griffins with 23 goals and has seven assists for 30 points. Collin Madsen has scored 13 goals and is tied for second on the squad with eight assists. Marshall Serzen has collected a team-best 44 ground balls and wins 80.1% of the faceoffs he has taken.
Chris Burckle has played the majority of minutes in the Griffin cage. Burckle has a 65.2% save percentage while allowing just 6.21 goals per game. Craig Patrick has made 15 saves with a 60% save percentage with Adam Marfice stopping 41.2% of the shots on goal he has faced.
Game Coverage Both games this week will be streamed live on Griffins TV. With multiple camera angles, Griffins TV provides one of the best streaming options in all of the MCLA. The stream goes live approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the game. Westminster will also offer Live State for both of the games this week. Links for both of these features can be found at WestminsterGriffins.com.
Tracking the Nike MCLA Rankings After sitting in the No. 6 position on the first two Nike MCLA Coaches’ Polls, Westminster has come in at No. 5 in the last two polls. The Griffins received 273 points in the poll that was released on Tuesday which kept them in the No. 5 position for a second straight week.

For more:  http://www.westminstergriffins.com/news/2012/3/13/MLAX_0313121642.aspx?path=mlax

MCLA Div II Men’s Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2012 Schedule Featuring Utah, St. Thomas, BYU And Northern Colorado

The Westminster College men’s lacrosse team released the schedule for the 2012 season today. Westminster will play a total of 18 regular season games against teams from both divisions of the MCLA and a team from Division II of the NCAA.

Date Day   Opponent Field Location    
1/28/2012 Sat.   BOISE STATE Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
2/17/2012 Fri.   vs Sam Houston State   Henderson, NV    
2/18/2012 Sat.   vs Western Oregon   Henderson, NV    
2/19/2012 Sun.   vs UC Santa Cruz   Henderson, NV    
2/28/2012 Tue.   at Saint Mary’s   Moraga, CA    
3/1/2012 Thu.   at Dominican (CA)   San Rafael, CA    
3/4/2012 Sun.   MONTANA Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
3/10/2012 Sat.   at Utah State   Logan, UT    
3/14/2012 Wed.   UTAH Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
3/17/2012 Sat. * UTAH VALLEY Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
3/23/2012 Fri.   MONTANA STATE Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
3/30/2012 Fri.   Northern Colorado vs St. Thomas (MN) Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
3/30/2012 Fri.   CONCORDIA (CA) Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
3/31/2012 Sat.   Concordia (CA) vs Northern Colorado Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
3/31/2012 Sat.   ST. THOMAS (MN) Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
4/1/2012 Sun.   St. Thomas (MN) vs Concordia (CA) Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
4/1/2012 Sun.   NORTHERN COLORADO Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
4/7/2012 Sat.   ALUMNI GAME Dumke Field Salt Lake City, UT    
4/13/2012 Fri. * at Fort Lewis   Durango, CO    
4/14/2012 Sat.   vs Colorado Mines   Durango, CO    
4/15/2012 Sun. * at Western State   Grand Junction, CO    
4/21/2012 Sat.   at Brigham Young   Provo, UT    
5/3/2012     vs Quarterfinals   Grand Junction, CO    
5/4/2012     vs Semi-Finals   Grand Junction, CO    
5/5/2012     vs Championship   Grand Junction, CO    
5/14/2012     vs First Round   Greenville, SC    
5/15/2012     vs Quarterfinals   Greenville, SC    
5/17/2012     vs Semi-Finals   Greenville, SC    
5/19/2012     vs Championship   Greenville, SC    

MCLA Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Cal State Fullerton 19-9 On Feb 19, Loses To Western Oregon 18-11 In “MCLA Full House Face Off”

The sixth-ranked Westminster men’s lacrosse team split two games against nationally ranked foes at the season opening MCLA Full House Face Off.

Westminster started the year with an 18-11 loss against No. 10 Western Oregon on Friday. They bounced back to defeat No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 19-9 on Saturday.

This is the second straight year the Griffins went 1-1 at the Full House Face Off. They have also started 1-1 for a third consecutive year.

Westminster will return to action on Sunday, February 27 when they travel to Los Angeles, Calif. to face UC Santa Cruz.