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“2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships”: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Dominates #3 Ohio State 16-6 On May 18 To Advance To Final Four
“2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships”: “Unseeded” Cornell Men’s Lacrosse “Thriving In Underdog Role”, Looking To Play Best Lacrosse Of The Season Against Ohio State On May 18 (Video)
High School Lacrosse: St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Boys Lacrosse (VA) Goalie’s Incredible “80-Yard Scoring Shot” In 8-5 VISAA Semifinal Win Over Woodberry Forest On May 17 (Video)
St Stephen’s & St Agnes School lacrosse goalie, Sam Beazell, scores against Woodberry Forest School with 25 seconds left in 1st half of the 2013 Division 1 VISAA lacrosse tournament by launching a shot from his own crease into the oppositions goal after making a save.
“2013 MCLA Lacrosse National Championships”: #2 Westminster Men’s Lacrosse (CO) Faces #1 St. Thomas (MN) In Div II Finals On May 18
“2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships”: #4 Denver Men’s Lacrosse (13-4) Faces #5 North Carolina In Quarterfinals On May 19 In Indianapolis
“2013 MCLA Lacrosse National Championships”: #1 Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Faces #2 Colorado In Finals On May 18; Rams Return To Finals For Second Year In A Row & Ninth In School History
After spotting the #4 Brigham Young Cougars the first three goals of the game, the #1 Colorado State University Rams battled back in an emotional and physical MCLA semifinal contest to earn a 9-7 win and a berth in the MCLA championship game for the second year in a row.
Nothing came easy for the Rams on a hot and humid day at Sirrine Stadium in Greenville, SC as BYU and CSU squared off for the third consecutive year in the tournament semifinals.
The game was nip and tuck throughout and featured four ties and four lead changes as the two perennial MCLA heavyweights duked it out with their seasons on the line.
Brigham Young came out firing in the first quarter, scoring the first three goals of the game as CSU struggled to gain its footing against their RMLC rivals. But CSU bounced back in the second quarter, scoring three of their own goals to tie the game headed into halftime. Braxton Campbell (Summit HS / Silverthorne, CO) scored the first of his two goals to jumpstart CSU’s offense, which had been otherwise held in check by the Cougars for the first 21 minutes of the game.
Headed into the second half, CSU took their first lead of the game at 4-3 when senior Alex Devlin (Langley HS / Langley, VA) spun and ripped home a shot with 10:54 remaining in the third. But the Cougars would not go quietly, going on a two-goal run of their own to retake the lead just two minutes later. After some furious back and forth action, sophomore Mike Wolff (Don Bosco Prep / Ramsey, NJ) tied the score at 5-5 with 1:03 remaining in the third as the teams went to the decisive fourth quarter all tied up.
BYU took the lead again at 6-5 when Jake Ferrin blasted one home, but the Rams were about to go on a decisive three-goal run over about seven minutes of game-time. The run was punctuated when freshman Eric Uhl (The Masters School / Simsbury, CT) tore down the alley and slammed one home to put the Rams up by two. Jake Arbon answered right back for the Cougars, but junior Sean Smith (Amherst HS / Amherst, NY) got topside on his defender and stuck a shot nearside against BYU goalkeeper Rob Ostler to put the finishing touches on the scoring.
BYU outshot CSU on the evening, taking 30 to the Rams 27. Clearing was a relative struggle for both teams, who failed on five different occasions each throughout the game. CSU’s man-up unit, which had been running at a 50% clip going into the game, didn’t register a goal in its three chances while BYU went 1-4 with the man advantage.
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MCLA Division I
No. 1 Colorado State 9, No. 4 Brigham Young 7
In the third meeting between the two squads, Colorado State used a big fourth quarter to distance itself from its biggest rival. Locked up at fives after three quarters of play, the Rams managed to outscore the Cougars, 4-2, in the final frame to complete the sweep and ensure a revisit to the national championship game.
Braxton Campbell and Eric Uhl each scored a pair of goals for CSU while Koltin Fatzinger made five stops in the second half. Jake Arbon was the top gun for the Cougars with two goals while Rob Ostler was solid in net with 10 saves in the loss.
No. 2 Colorado 5, No. 3 Arizona State 4
In the lowest scoring MCLA semifinal game since 2005, when UC Santa Barbara edged Michigan, 4-3, Colorado advanced to the national championship game for the first time since ’06. Arizona State struck for the first two goals of the game, but the Buffaloes managed to rebound in the second quarter to send the game into halftime tied at three. After trading goals in the third quarter, Colorado got the deciding marker in the fourth frame. The Sun Devils entered the game averaging 16 goals in the tournament, but could not solve the Colorado backline.
Ryan Haines and Riley Seidel led CU with a pair of goals while Tyler Dougherty added the fifth. Payson Clark produced half of Arizona State’s goals. ASU’s Preston Anderson made three stops in the loss while Brad Macnee was credited with no saves to pick up the win.
MCLA Division II
No. 2 Westminster 9, No. 3 St. John’s 8 (3ot)
Brian Tyrrell won a scramble in front of the net with 1:43 left in the third overtime and buried it into the St. John’s goal, giving the Griffins the victory and sending them to the title game for the first time since 2008. Westminster raced out to a 6-1 lead to start the game and appeared to be on pace for its third rout of the tournament, but St. John’s clawed back, outscoring the Griffins, 5-0, in the third period to take a 7-6 lead after three. With the Johnnies still leading by a goal and under a minute to go, it appeared St. John’s would get the ball back in their own zone, but a dubious call awarded possession to Westminster. The Griffins cashed in, sending the contest into overtime.
Kyle Postler led the way for Westminster with three goals and two assists while Tyrrell chipped in with a pair of goals. Miles Armitage and Conlan Meade had hat tricks for St. John’s. Chris Burckle was solid in net for the Griffins, turning away 14 shots – although he got some help from defender Matt Lambourne, who took a shot off the chest in overtime when Burckle was caught out of the net. Mike King was credited with five saves for the Johnnies.
No. 1 St. Thomas 10, No. 4 Liberty 9 (ot)
This game closely followed the script of the first semifinal, with Will Hersman playing the role of hero for St. Thomas as he delivered an overtime strike to send the Tommies back to the title game for the fifth straight year. Like Westminster before it, UST tried to put the game away in the second quarter when it ballooned the lead to 8-4 at halftime. Liberty, however, scored five of the six goals in the second half to knot the game at nines, forcing overtime.
Peter Carbonneau (2g, 3a), David Chilpala (2g, 2a) and Nikolas Colpitts (2g, 2a) led the St. Thomas offense and Steven Bang came on in relief to make six saves in the second half. Joe Gargiulo paced Liberty with four goals and a dime while Ryan Miller had two goals and three helpers. Ethan Kamholtz was strong for the Flames, turning away 15 shots. This was Liberty’s last game in MCLA Division II, as they will bump up to the senior circuit next spring.