The script flew out the window as shot after shot flew into the net. Sunday’s Patriot League men’s lacrosse tournament championship game was billed as a showdown between the nation’s No. 2 ranked offense (Colgate) and the No. 2 ranked defense (Lehigh). The unit able to impose its will on the other would wear the crown and accept a free pass to next month’s NCAA Tournament.
So much for the script. Top-seeded Colgate (12-3), led by superb junior attackman Peter Baum, piled up 14 goals on a Lehigh defense that was yielding only 6.07 per game but trudged our of Andy Kerr Stadium with a 16-14 loss.
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The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team concluded its season battling first-place Boston University to the final minute, but falling 18-16, Saturday afternoon in America East action from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats (3-13, 0-6 AE) held two second-half leads, but were unable to hang on as the Terriers (11-5, 6-0 AE) took control with a late 4-0 run. Junior Katherine Hunsberger had a career-high six goals to lead Binghamton. Prior to the game, seniors Lauren Lukefahr, Allie Sabitus, Brittany Stufano and Lis Zuern, were honored by the Bearcats.
Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and plan on attending at least one of the exciting match-ups on Tuesday, May 1st. At 5:00 you may be interested in catching Fairport vs, Penfield (at Penfield) or Thomas vs. Pittsford (at Pittsford Men on). Both games should provide some exciting action.
[Kyle] Young, a two-sport athlete at the time (football and lacrosse) obviously loves playing sports. While in a bed at Children's Hospital for seven days, he spent much time thinking about his future in athletics, figuring he never would play any sport again and would have to change his lifestyle.
No. 2/2 Syracuse completed an undefeated BIG EAST regular season for the second time in school history with an 18-3 victory against Villanova on Sunday, April 29 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange extended its winning streak to 14 games and finished the regular season with a 15-2 record.
Syracuse claimed the outright BIG EAST regular-season title with an 8-0 mark in league play. The Orange has now won or shared the conference crown in five of the last six seasons.
The Canisius College women's lacrosse team won its second-straight MAAC Championship with a 15-11 victory against Fairfield on Sunday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex. The Griffs, who improved to 10-8 with the win, advance to an NCAA Tournament Play-In Game next Sunday at Atlantic 10 Champion Massachusetts.
Coming off a tough loss on Tuesday, Siena Lacrosse received just what they needed Saturday night to go into next weekend's MAAC Championships with some momentum. Danny Martinsen posted eight points as the Saints thwarted Manhattan 12-4 in Riverdale. With the win, the Saints completed their third undefeated MAAC Regular Season in the past four years and reached double digits in overall wins for the sixth straight year.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks (14-2) won their first every Patriot League tournament, taking down the Colgate Raiders (12-3) in a shootout 16-14. Lehigh jumped out to a 4-0 lead following the first quarter, and never looked back. Colgate got the lead down to one with just over five minutes left in the second quarter, but Lehigh closed with a three goal run to end the half up 9-5. They also led 14-11 after the third quarter. With the win Lehigh earns the AQ for the Patriot League in the NCAA Tournament.
Colgate had another big game from Peter Baum, as he tallied nine points for the second consecutive game. He re-wrote the Patriot League Tournament record book, tying the record for most goals (8), and setting the record for assists (10), and points (18). He now has 86 points on the season, which is also a Colgate record, and leads the nation.
[Jennifer] Burt scored a career-high eight goals while sophomore Maggie Bonafede (Churchville, NY/Churchville-Chili) added four goals and an assist as Keuka survived a scoring onslaught from Christy Foster, Cazenovia’s talented all-conference midfielder, to defeat the Wildcats 18-15 in overtime.
The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (5-11) got a game-winning goal from junior captain Whitney Boshart to defeat Utica College (8-7) 8-7 in overtime. The Bears got three goals from freshman midfielder Margaret Wall and senior goalie Kaci Milligan made eight saves to become the program's all-time saves leader.
Shaker and Niskayuna were locked in a tight battle in their girls' lacrosse game Saturday afternoon and that made their first of two regular-season meetings exhilarating. There were three ties, and neither team led by more than three goals.
The Hamilton Nationals returned to the turf this weekend to prepare for their 2012 Major League Lacrosse season. The team, which is comprised mostly players from western and central New York, held two practice at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, NY.
Among the returning players at practice included the goaltending tandem of Brett Queener and Scott Rodgers. Brice Queener, Sol Bliss, Steve Waldeck, Donny Moss, Dan Burns and Matt Dolente were also in attendance for the Nats. Joe Walters and Stephen Keogh, who are still playing in the National Lacrosse League, even stopped by Sunday morning to watch practice.
Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) registered five points as the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team defeated Saint Anselm, 9-2, on Saturday afternoon at Grappone Stadium to finish Northeast-10 Conference regular-season play undefeated for the 12th time in the last 13 years. The victory marked the 200th of 15th-year head coach Dan Sheehan's career.
Pat Nowak scored his fourth goal of the game off a feed from Nick Wilcox with 5:26 left to give Hamburg an 11-10 victory over national No. 25 and previously undefeated Brother Rice of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Saturday night. Max Maxwell had three goals and three assists in the victory.
Fairport fought back from an 8-2 deficit to defeat Jamesville-Dewitt (Section III) 11-10. The Red Raiders looked to be out of the game with 4:09 remaining in the opening half before they kicked into Fairport vs OPhigh gear by adding two at the end of the second quarter and scoring five more in the third quarter. All told, the Red Raiders held the Red Rams scoreless for 20 minutes of game time.
Although the game started close, Pittsford outscored Orchard Park 8-2 in the second half to winOP at Pittsford 15-6. The Panthers scored the first two goals of the game and never trailed in their victory. The opening goal was scored by Corey Parke ( 2g-2a). The second goal was scored two minutes later by Steven Ricci, who finished with 1g-1a for the Panthers. Orchard Park scored one goal in the first quarter.
Christine Wright netted six goals and earned game MVP honors as the Immaculate Heart Central girls lacrosse team rallied to beat defending Section 3 Class B champions Oswego, 12-10, at Onondaga Community College as a part if the Stick it to Cancer exhibition on Saturday afternoon.
Junior Tori Wehner had four goals and one assist and Pittsford held off Canandaigua, the top-ranked team in the Democrat & Chronicle girls lacrosse coaches poll, 8-7 in a Monroe County game on Saturday.
It was a record-breaking night for the Hobart lacrosse team as its wrapped up the season with a 12-8 ECAC Lacrosse League win over Air Force on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. Three Statesmen toppled individual season records and senior midfielder Bobby Dattilo put the finishing touches on a career filled with broken records.
The men’s lacrosse team sent their seven seniors out in style Saturday evening as the Bearcats (4-9, 1-4 AE) defeated UMBC in impressive fashion 15-8 at the Bearcats Sports Complex. On a night that was dedicated to BU’s stellar senior class, two sophomores Brandon Planck and Michael Antinozzi stepped up recording nine goals and four assists to lead the home squad to a season-high 15 scores.
Princeton jumped out on Cornell quickly and surged to a 14-9 victory over the Big Red on its Senior Night, capturing the outright Ivy League title in the process. Cornell slipped to 9-3 (4-2 Ivy), while the Tigers moved to 10-3 (6-0 Ivy). With the win, Princeton will host the 2012 Ivy League tournament beginning on Friday, May 4 at Class of 1952 Stadium. Cornell will be the No. 2 seed and will play Yale at 5 p.m., while the the Tigers will play No. 4 Brown at 8 p.m. THe championship game will be played on Sunday, May 6 at noon.
After failing to score in the first half, No. 17 Syracuse (7-7, 3-3 BIG EAST) recorded six goals after intermission, but came up short in its regular-season finale, losing 8-6 to No. 3 Notre Dame (11-1, 6-0 BIG EAST) on Saturday, April 28 in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,522 at Arlotta Stadium.
Senior attacker Brittany Brigandi (Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored four goals and dished out an assist to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 19-5 win at Franklin Pierce on Saturday morning in Northeast-10 Conference action at Sodexo Field.
The #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team won, 10-3, at Dominican Saturday. Brian Scheetz (Canandaigua) tied the school record for career points with 155 in the East Coast Conference (ECC) game. The Lakers clinched at least a share of the ECC title with the victory.
Ariana Parker and Jess Antelmi each tally four points in the UAlbany win over Vermont, 12-10, on Saturday, April 27. Rachel Burek chipped in with three goals on three shots. The Great Danes grab the fourth and final spot in the America East Conference Tournament. UAlbany will face off against host and No.1 seed Boston U. in the semifinals on Thursday, May 4.
Despite five goals from Ty Thompson, and a late goal by Joe Resetarits that tied the game, UAlbany fell to Stony Brook, 12-11, in America East Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday evening at John Fallon Field. The win sealed up the regular-season title for the Seawolves, and gave UAlbany the third seed in the America East Championship field. The Great Danes will face UMBC in tournament action in Baltimore on Wednesday.
Junior Kaila Maguire finished with four goals and notched her third consecutive with 2 seconds remaining as The College at Brockport edged SUNY Potsdam 15-14 on Saturday, earning the fourth and final spot in the ECAC women’s lacrosse tounament.
Senior Mike Tota (Webster Schroeder) recorded career highs of seven goals and nine points as the nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Potsdam, 16-8, Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. With the win, the Red Dragons improved to 16-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference and completed their first-ever undefeated regular season. The Bears fell to 5-8 and 1-5 with the loss.
In a battle of two nationally-ranked teams with the Liberty League regular season title on the line, No. 7 RIT (12-2, 5-1 Liberty League) sprinted out to a 7-0 halftime lead and never looked back, beating No. 17 St. Lawrence (12-2, 4-2 Liberty League) 15-5 on Saturday in the regular season finale The win clinch a share of the regular season title for the Tigers who will be the top seed in the tournament, hosting Clarkson in the semifinals next Friday.
The Union College men's lacrosse team (10-3, 5-1 Liberty League) clinched the No. 2 seed in the Liberty League playoffs with a 16-4 win over Skidmore (5-10, 1-5 Liberty League) on Saturday at Wachenheim Field.
The pairings for next week’s BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Tournament at the Carrier Dome are set. Syracuse is the No. 1 seed and will take on fourth seed Georgetown in the second semifinal on Thursday, May 3 at approximately 8:15 p.m. Second-seed Loyola and No. 3 seed Notre Dame meet in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m.
The championship game is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The tournament winner will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
No. 2/2 Syracuse hosts Villanova (4-11, 2-5) on Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome in its final game of the regular season. The Orange (14-2, 7-0) is trying to go undefeated in BIG EAST play for the second time in school history.
The game will be broadcast live on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area. Fans can also follow the game with live audio and video on Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
Liberty League postseason action officially begins next Friday, but for the Clarkson University Lacrosse team Saturday’s game at Vassar College possessed all the atmosphere of a playoff game. Battling for the final berth in the upcoming four-team conference tournament, the Golden Knights needed to win in Poughkeepsie in the final game of the regular season to keep their 2012 campaign alive, and the Green and Gold responded in a big way by dominating the Brewers 13-5 at Gordon Field.
The RIT (10-6, 7-2 Liberty League) women's lacrosse team secured a berth in the Liberty League Tournament with an 11-10 win over Union College (7-7, 7-2 Liberty League) on Senior Day at RIT's Turf Field Saturday afternoon. The Tigers clinch second place in the Liberty League and will be the second seed in next weekend's tournament.
Junior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) scored a game-high five goals as the nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team concluded its regular season with a 12-7 win at Geneseo Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons won their 14th consecutive game, improving to 15-1 overall and 8-0 in the conference, while the Knights fell to 8-6 and 3-4.
The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team completed the 2012 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Western Division schedule with a perfect 9-0 record, claiming their first regular season conference title in the history of the program, and will host the divisional championship tournament Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29.
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (12-3, 7-0 Empire 8) defeated visiting Utica (8-6, 3-4 Empire 8), 21-3, on Saturday at Higgins Stadium to end regular-season conference play with a perfect 7-0 record. The top-seeded Bombers will host the Empire 8 Championship Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6.
With a berth in the Ivy League Tournament already clinched earlier in the week, it would have been easy for the Big Red women's lacrosse team to overlook Brown on Saturday and instead look ahead to next weekend's postseason. That didn't happen, though, as the Big Red roared out to a 6-1 lead early in the game and powered through to a 16-8 win over the Bears at Stevenson Field on Saturday afternoon.
The William Smith lacrosse team jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first half and continued to control the game from there, as the Herons defeated the University of Rochester 17-6 in a Liberty League game played this afternoon. William Smith completed the regular season with an 8-8 overall mark, and a 7-2 record in league play. The Yellowjackets finished their 2012 season with a 2-13 record and a 1-8 mark in the conference.
SynapseSports.com has named Gator freshman Nora Barry (Marcellus) this week’s National Rookie of the Week, after her strong performance at No. 1 Northwestern on Saturday. A league-leading four-time ALC Rookie of the Week, Barry earns her third national weekly honor, after being named WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week and to the SynapseSports.com Honor Roll two weeks ago after scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime at Johns Hopkins.
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team dropped its' final game of the season to the Oneonta Red Dragons on Saturday, falling 16-12 in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest. The two teams were vying for the fourth and final playoff spot in the SUNYAC Tournament.
Danielle Citro (Jr., Miller Place, N.Y.) tied the game early in the second half, but the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team (4-9, 0-7 SUNYAC) faltered down the stretch in a 20-13 loss to host Fredonia (14-3, 7-1 SUNYAC) Saturday afternoon.
At the tail end of the scrimmage season, Clarence girls lacrosse coach Doug Kohler proudly remarks that junior Emily Peters was "just lighting it up in the preseason." Happily for the Red Devils, that hasn't changed as the real games have started.
Led by four goals from attackman Jake Beebe, the Boston Cannons (1-0) began the defense of their Major League Lacrosse championship by earning a convincing 15-3 victory over the Rochester Rattlers (0-1) in front of 9,174 fans at Harvard Stadium on Saturday evening.
Junior Peter Baum recorded a game-high nine points as the No. 10/11 Colgate men's lacrosse team advanced to the Patriot League championship game with a 14-9 win over No. 18 Bucknell on Friday at Andy Kerr Stadium. The Raiders advance to the title game for the second-straight year and fourth time in program history.
Senior attackman Conor Hayes scored four points (2G, 2A) and junior midfielder Alex Van Krevel netted a pair of goals, but it was not enough as No. 2 Lehigh topped No. 3 Army, 13-7, in Friday night's second semifinal of the 2012 Patriot League Tournament at Andy Kerr Stadium.
No. 17 Syracuse concludes the regular season at No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday, April 28. The visit marks the second time the Orange will face the Irish at Arlotta Stadium. Back in 2010, Syracuse defeated Notre Dame in the first-ever night game at the facility, 12-6.
No. 2/2 Syracuse (14-2, 7-0) held off a late comeback attempt to defeat No. 14/14 Loyola (10-5, 6-1), 13-12, on Friday, April 27 at the SU Soccer Stadium. With the victory, the Orange clinched at least a share of the BIG EAST regular-season title and broke the school record with its 13th consecutive victory.
Junior Michelle Tumolo led the Orange with four goals and five points, while freshman Gabby Jaquith netted a career-high three goals. Freshman Kailah Kempney had two goals and became the school’s single-season leader in draw controls. She had eight against the Greyhounds, giving her 63 this season. (Video 1:59)
When the Cornell men's lacrosse team takes the field in its regular season finale today, it will have its sights set on extending the nation's longest streak of conference championships and earning its seniors one last game at Schoellkopf Field.
Standing between that and the Big Red, however, is a rival and perhaps the only opponent fit for the occasion -- Princeton.
Arlington (NY) @ Guilderland
Brother Rice (MI) @ Hamburg
Christian Bros-Albany @ Bishop Guertin (NH)
Colonie Central @ Cicero-North Syracuse
Jamesville-DeWitt @ Fairport
Lafayette vs. Kinnelon (NJ) at Baltimore MD
Lancaster @ Rush-Henrietta
McQuaid Jesuit vs. St Edward (OH) at Pittsburgh PA
Orchard Park @ Pittsford
Penfield @ West Seneca East
Tristan Sperry made the most of his first career collegiate start . . . Sperry scored four goals against Air Force April 14, helping the Stags to a 12-10 win and earned conference rookie of the week honors for the performance from the ECAC April 16.
Fans are invited to follow the 22nd-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (11-4, 6-0 Empire 8) as they host 10th-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology (13-2, 5-1 Empire 8) through Live Stats or ICTV's live webcast. The Bombers and Ducks are scheduled to faceoff at noon at Higgins Stadium with #1 seed in the conference tournament on the line.
With one game remaining in the regular season, the Union College women's lacrosse team is tied for first place in the Liberty League with a 7-1 record thanks to a 12-8 win at the University of Rochester at Fauver Stadium Friday. Brittany Fraser and Kat Egizi scored three goals each in the win over the Yellowjackets. Union is 7-6 overall while Rochester is 2-12 and 1-7 in league play.
The RIT (9-6, 6-2 Liberty League) women's lacrosse team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 15-9 win over William Smith College (7-8, 6-2 Liberty League) in Liberty League action from the RIT Turf Field on Friday afternoon. The Tigers remain a game ahead of St. Lawrence for the fourth and final spot in the conference standings. If RIT defeats Union on Saturday, they will clinch a spot in the Liberty League Tournament.
Hamilton College travels to nationally ranked No. 20 Trinity College for a 2012 NESCAC men's lacrosse championship quarterfinal at Trinity's Jessee/Miller Field in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, April 28.
The winningest class in Siena Women's Lacrosse history saw their brilliant careers come to an abrupt end Friday. MAAC Regular Season Champion Fairfield scored the game's final five goals to defeat the fourth seeded Saints 10-4 in the conference semifinals at the Demske Sports Complex.
Only once did the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team move ahead of Baldwinsville Friday night - the only time it mattered. Junior Ryan DaRin's goal, 35 seconds into overtime, gave the Hornets an 8-7 victory over the Bees at cold, wind-swept Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Cazenovia 18, Manlius Pebble Hill 3: The Lakers, ranked No. 1 in the state among Class C teams, got two goals and five helpers from Connor Cannizzaro and three goals each from Connor Race, Ryan Cook and Brad Nardella to improve to 9-0.
That late-April winter blast affected the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team, who was unable to play last Monday’s game against Onondaga at Hyatt Stadium. That late-April winter blast affected the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team, who was unable to play last Monday’s game against Onondaga at Hyatt Stadium.
If ever the West Genesee boys lacrosse team needed any reason to focus again once the hype over Mike Messere’s national wins record died down, a third straight loss to Jamesville-DeWitt on April 21 provided the tonic.
Playing two games in less than 24 hours in Pennsylvania had no ill effects on St. Francis. The Red Raiders bounced back from a tough 11-10 Monsignor Martin loss to St. Joe’s by going on the road and beating Cathedral Prep and McDowell High Schools by a combined 35-7 margin over April 20 and 21.
In a matter of two days, Lake Shore took care of both Class C finalists from last season. In its first season in the classification after winning the program’s first-ever title last season in Class B, the Eagles outlasted five-time defending sectional champion Amherst 9-8 on April 17 before defeating East Aurora 11-8 two days later.
. . . There are also a ton of lacrosse cameos, most notably the near-starring role by Johns Hopkins coach Jamison Koesterer, who plays the rival Coventry head coach. He got better as the movie went on, and by the end of it you will hate him (which means he did his job). Other cameos include: Paul Rabil, Brodie Merrill, Zack Greer, Gary Gait, Dom Starsia, John Desko, Lars Tiffany, Mike Messere and of course plenty of face time for Crooked Arrows players Miles and Lyle Thompson (both now playing for Albany). Make sure to stay for the credits to see all the cameos, including some excellent work by Connor Martin that unfortunately didn't make the big show.
Warrior and Brine continue to unveil their custom MLL gloves on ILGear. Up at bat is New York's Rochester Rattlers. Check out the three diffferent glove styles in black gold and white: Warrior Regulator Gloves, Brine Triumphs, and Brine Superlights.
Some wondered if Powless would be successful right away at such a young age, or if the Knighthawks reached too far to get him with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft. But with the way he’s played over the past 15 weeks, the teenager looks more than capable of holding his own in a league of men.
First place in the BIG EAST is at stake when No. 2/2 Syracuse hosts No. 14/14 Loyola (10-4, 6-0) on Friday, April 27 at the SU Soccer Stadium. The Orange (13-2, 6-0) goes for a school-record 13th consecutive victory. Admission is free of charge.
Cornell's Rob Pannell was the 2011 National Player of the Year, scoring more than five points per game. This season was supposed to be his coronation as he led Cornell to its first NCAA title since 1977. But a broken foot suffered March 3 has put the attackman's season on hold and his future in question.
Mother knows best, and mother senses a change in the air for the Syracuse University lacrosse team and specifically its defense. “My mother tells me we’ve got a big turnaround coming,” Orange defensive coordinator Lelan Rogers said as SU (7-6, 3-2) prepared for Saturday’s 5 p.m. Big East game vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (10-1, 5-0) in South Bend (ESPNU). “I’m hoping she’s right. Mothers usually are.”
The Big Red women's lacrosse team got great news on Wednesday night when Penn beat Princeton, clinching a spot in the Ivy League Tournament for Cornell. Even though the tournament spot is already clinched, Cornell will have to take care of its own business Saturday at Brown in its regular-season finale if it wants a shot at the No. 3 seed. First draw is set for noon.
Nationally ranked No. 19 Hamilton College travels to No. 6 Colby College for a 2012 NESCAC women's lacrosse championship quarterfinal at Colby's Bill Alfond Field in Waterville, Maine, on Saturday, April 28.
Thirteen different players scored as the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team (4-8) went on to defeat SUNY Canton (2-9), 23-5, in the final home game of the season for the Lakers on a rainy Thursday afternoon. Erin Cummings (Sr., Valley Cottage, N.Y.) and Rachael Raffa (Sr., Kings Park, N.Y.) paced Oswego State with four goals each, while Cummings added four assists and Raffa dished out one assist.
Canisius College's Carly Quinn was selected as the MAAC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year, while teammate Megan Oosting earned the inaugural Midfielder of the Year award to headline the 2012 Women's Lacrosse All-MAAC Teams, as voted by the league's head coaches.
Down five at halftime, the Blue Streaks did not going away quietly, but their rally fell short as Saratoga dropped a 12-9 decision to Suburban Council foe Niskayuna Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Springs High School.
One player that will be responsible for any run into the playoffs Oswego makes is senior attackman Dom Cianfarano. In Section III Cianfarano is among all leaders in goals and points. He has been selected as The Post-Standard honor athlete of the week.
Senior Dom Cianfarano scored three goals, but his role as a set-up man may have been the difference Thursday as the Oswego varsity boys lacrosse team topped Cicero-North Syracuse 11-9 at rainy Joseph Wilber Field.
Senior captain Adam Fiore scored four of his five goals in a decisive first quarter to lead the Ithaca High boys lacrosse team to a 15-4 rout of Section 4 foe Vestal on a rainy Thursday afternoon at Dick Hoover Stadium.
Attackers Julia Maczko and Tomasina Leska combined for seven goals and five assists to lead visiting Vestal to an 18-8 win at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa. in a non-league girls lacrosse match Thursday night.
To put it bluntly, the Rochester Rattlers were the doormat of Major League Lacrosse last season. They finished 2-10 with their two wins, strangely, coming over playoff-bound Denver. The Chicago Machine relocated to Rochester after the 2010 campaign, but the Rattlers were more or less an expansion team.
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No. 17 Syracuse concludes the regular season at No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday, April 28. The visit marks the second time the Orange will face the Irish at Arlotta Stadium. Back in 2010, Syracuse defeated Notre Dame in the first-ever night game at the facility, 12-6.
Katie Ferris (Carthage) headlined the Atlantic 10 Women's Lacrosse awards for 2012 as the sophomore from Carthage, N.Y., was named the league's Player of the Year on Thursday. For the UMass women's lacrosse team, this marks the third consecutive season that a Minutewoman was named the player of the year. In all, eight players earned a spot on an all-conference squad, while Angela McMahon was named Coach of the Year for the second straight season.
Please join us for our Crooked Arrows World Premiere, a red carpet event in Syracuse, New York on May 9th, 2012.
The Crooked Arrows cast, crew and several lacrosse dignitaries will be in Syracuse for the red carpet event, so you don’t want to miss it!
US Lacrosse has announced that the organization, in conjunction with the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore chapter and Moe’s Southwest Grill, will host a premiere event for the upcoming lacrosse feature film "Crooked Arrows," Thursday, May 10 on the campus of Goucher College in Towson.
It’s a consensus by many that Auburn is a great town and a great place to raise a family, as there have been many fine families that have resided here over the city’s history. The Alberici clan is most certainly no exception. What about these legends?
Sprinting out to a 15-1 halftime lead, the Mexico varsity girls lacrosse team cruised to a 17-4 victory over visiting Whitesboro on Tuesday. Jessica Lawler led the way with four goals and five assists.
The Rochester Rattlers open their 2012 Major League Lacrosse season against the defending champion Boston Cannons in Harvard Stadium at 7PM on Saturday, April 28th live on ESPN3. The Rattlers have had one of the most productive off-seasons of any team in MLL, but they will have eight players on the NLL Inactive list for their season opener. The Rattlers have playoff potential this season, but need to get through the first four weeks with a short roster to realize that potential. Their challenge in the first week of the season won’t be easy as the Cannons are returning the league’s most prolific offense.
[Trent] Thomas netted a game-high six goals for Utica and the Pioneers (8-7, 3-3 Empire 8) now need to defeat host St. John Fisher College on Saturday
to clinch the fourth seed in the Empire 8 Conference tournament for the first time in program-history. The do-or-die match-up is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Growney Stadium in Pittsford, NY. Junior Ben Winkler, who entered the contest leading all of Division III men's lacrosse with an average of 3.71 goals per contest, added one tally and two assists for the Pioneers, while senior face-off man Oliver Barney added two goals of his own.
Ithaca College broke away from host Elmira in the second half, outscoring the Soaring Eagles by nine goals after the break en route to a 15-6 Empire 8 men's lacrosse victory Wednesday afternoon at Campus Field.
In its home finale, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team clinched a winning season and became eligible for the NJCAA Region III playoffs with a 14-5 victory over Mohawk Valley Community College.
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team dropped a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest to the Geneseo Knights on Wednesday, falling 16-5. Matt Andon-McLane (Syracuse, NY/Nottingham) netted two goals and added an assist in the loss.
The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team saw two big leads slip away against Buffalo State on Wednesday as the Golden Eagles fell on a late goal 13-12 in a State University of New York Athletic conference (SUNYAC) contest. Kaila Maguire (Potsdam, NY/Potsdam) and Emily Zartman (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) paced the Brockport offense with three goals apiece.
. . . Nora Barry (Marcellus) tabs her ALC-best fourth Rookie of the Week honor . . . Barry played the full 60 minutes against Northwestern, and the freshman did not back down against the powerhouse 'Cats. The freshman midfielder scored a goal, an assist, a ground ball and two draw controls, asserting her influence on both ends of the field as well as helping the Gators go a perfect 13-for-13 through the midfield on clears.
So often, we drop our kids off at their lacrosse practices and games with no questions asked. A neighbor picks them up a couple of hours later and, when they get home, we assume they've been having fun and improving their game.
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2012 Tewaaraton Award men’s and women’s nominees, presented by Panama Jack. Twenty five women and 25 men were selected as nominees, from which the 12th annual Tewaaraton Award 10 finalists (five women, five men) will be selected and honored May 31, 2012, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
The men’s award nominees include players from 20 schools, including 2011 winner Steele Stanwick (Virginia) and representatives from 18 of the current top 20 teams in the April 23 USILA Men’s Division I Poll. Salisbury University’s Sam Bradman (Canton) is the lone Division III representative.
On Saturday, April 28, the Statesmen Athletic Association will honor the 1982 Hobart lacrosse team by naming it a Team of Distinction. Members of the team will be recognized at halftime of the Hobart-Air Force lacrosse game at 7 p.m. on Boswell Field at the Carid Center for Sports and Recreation.
The 1982 Hobart lacrosse team posted an 11-3 record on its way to capturing the program's third consecutive NCAA Division III National Championship. Anchored by the exceptional goaltending of future Hobart Hall of Famer Guy Van Arsdale '83, the 1982 Hobart defense set season records for highest save percentage (.651, a mark that still stands) and lowest goals against average (7.84, not surpassed until 1990).
Eight different players scored goals as the nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Oswego, 10-3, Wednesday afternoon in SUNYAC action to hand sixth-year head coach Steve Beville his 100th career win as a Red Dragon.
Syracuse University lacrosse close defender Brian Megill has done it all for the Orange this season. The junior team captain caused three turnovers during Saturday’s 10-8 loss to Georgetown to set a season school record in that category (32), surpassing the 31 Joel White accumulated last season. It should be noted that the NCAA and SU did not begin tracking caused turnovers until the 2010 season, but what the heck. Megill also picked up four groundballs and leads the team in that category with 48.
The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team captured the programs first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) West regular season title on Sunday, April 22, topping rival Keuka College 13-10 in Keuka park. The win was the Mustangs’ 10th straight victory this season.
Perennial power West Genesee sent the Oswego varsity girls lacrosse team to its first defeat of the season by a 17-9 score on Tuesday night at Joseph Wilber Field. “West Genesee is a very good team. They’re ranked so high. We knew that coming into this game,” Oswego coach Laura Burger said. “I feel this team can play better.”
The Fulton varsity girls lacrosse team got superb performances from junior attacker Erica Knaub and senior netminder Torrie Whelsky to outscore Cortland 14-8 on Tuesday at the Donald Distin Athletic Complex.
Senior attacker Brittany Brigandi (Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) tied the program's career goals record by scoring four goals in the fourth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team's 21-2 win at American International on Tuesday evening in Northeast-10 Conference action at Abdow Field.
With the victory, the Dolphins clinched at least a share of the Northeast-10 Conference regular season title and will claim the championship outright with a victory over #7 Stonehill on Saturday.
UAlbany had three players with hat tricks, led by senior Joe Resetarits, who finished with a team-high five points, as the Great Danes defeated crosstown-rival Siena, 14-13, on Tuesday night at John Fallon Field. It was the 15th win over the Saints for UAlbany in the last 16 meetings between the two teams.
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Senior long stick midfielder Tim Henderson (Tully) garnered Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year honors and was one of five Army lacrosse players named to the 2012 Patriot League All-League Teams. Seniors Devin Lynch (Skaneateles) and Derek Sipperly, along with juniors Garrett Thul and Brendan Buckley, joined Henderson among the Black Knights' honorees.
The Ithaca College women's lacrosse team (11-3) won its eighth consecutive victory with a 9-8 triumph at 19th-ranked Hamilton (6-9) on Tuesday afternoon. The Bombers, who are receiving votes in the week nine IWLCA national poll, last tallied eight straight wins in the 2003 season.
Liesemeyer is a freshman from Kailua, Hawaii, a beach community on the Windward or Eastern side of Oahu. He is a graduate of the Punahou School, the alma mater of President Barack Obama that happens to be a sports powerhouse. Sports Illustrated named Punahou, a private school with 120 athletic teams serving 3,700 students in grades K through 12, the No. 1 high school athletics programs in the country in 2008 and 2009.
Ithaca rolled past the Hawks, 14-4, in a Section 4 game on a brisk Tuesday night at Joe Moresco Stadium after building a 7-2 halftime lead. Jaedon Henderson scored three of his four goals in the first half as Ithaca improved to 4-0 against Corning during the Hawks' two seasons as a combined program.
Mike Felice sensed the trouble that his Liverpool boys lacrosse team was in, all due to the work of his alma mater from Baldwinsville. So the Warriors' head coach called a time-out early in the second half of Tuesday night's game at LHS Stadium - and settled down, the hosts proceeded to make a decisive move to help beat the Bees 12-6.
Maryland native, Benny Marchant recently visited 100.7 Star and introduced us to his music. His first single, “Back To Life”, will be featured in the soon-to-be-released motion picture, Crooked Arrows, that centers on the sport of Lacrosse.
Roy Simmons Jr. had a requirement for each player that joined the Syracuse lacrosse team when he took over the program from his father in 1971. “When you come to Syracuse your first-born male child is owed to Syracuse University. That’s all I ever ask of you,” he would say.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team built a 16-4 lead early in the second half and went on to defeat Oneonta, 18-11, in SUNYAC action Tuesday afternoon. With the victory, the visiting Red Dragons improved to 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the conference and clinched the top seed in the upcoming four-team SUNYAC Tournament with one conference game remaining.
During a post-game interview with Canandaigua boys lacrosse player Dan LaCrosse, after his team had just come away with a well-earned 12-11 OT road win over the Victor Blue Devils Tuesday night, one of the things he had to say was that the rivalry between Canandaigua and Victor is one of the biggest rivalries around.
Tucked in among the fifteen games played on a cold and rainy afternoon in Section Five, was a game of some historic note as Wayne Central won their first Varsity game. In a close game with Midlakes, the Eagles of Wayne beat the Screaming Eagles of Midlakes 7-6.
Junior attackman Gavin Abbott scored a goal in every period and had two assists to pace Binghamton to a 9-5 victory over visiting Vestal in Tuesday's Section 4 Conference boys lacrosse match. (with photos)
The Whitesboro boys lacrosse team won their second game of the season Tuesday, edging out a 10-9 win at Clinton. Ted Olney led the way with four goals and three assists for the visiting Warriors. (with Video)
Yet another great week of lacrosse, from high school to JUCO to D-III, D-II, and D-I – and only two weeks till the NCAA’s “selection Sunday.” Programs like Onondaga CC, LeMoyne, and Cortland are all undefeated and look like they’re ready for the playoffs, while many of the other local favorites are dealing with adversity, hoping to get everything in order before making a playoff run.
Colgate and Lehigh, the tournament’s No. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively, each captured two major awards. Colgate junior Peter Baum was named Offensive Player of the Year, while Ryan Walsh nabbed the Rookie of the Year honor. Lehigh freshman Matt Poillon was named Goalkeeper of the Year, while fellow Mountain Hawk Kevin Cassese was honored as Coach of the Year.
Third-seeded Army collected the fifth major award, as senior Tim Henderson was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Kelly Lang came off the bench to score a career-high three goals in the first half, added a fourth in the second half, and the No. 13 Cornell women's lacrosse team rolled to a 17-8 win at Binghamton in the teams' first ever meeting Tuesday afternoon.
The Big Red controlled the first half, outshooting the home team 19-9 and picking up 10 ground balls to the Bearcats' two. Binghamton also turned the ball over 11 times in the first 30 minutes, and those advantages combined to give Cornell a 10-4 lead at the half.
After an undefeated three-game road trip last week, sophomores Alyssa Murray and Alyssa Costantino have emerged among the nation’s best in their respective national categories. The duo aided the No. 2-ranked Orange as it captured victories at No. 13 Cornell, Louisville and Cincinnati.
“I think the guys will respond very well,” Desko said following the game. “We haven’t had any letdowns in practice with this group. They’ve come every week in pretty good spirits and wanting to get better. Their effort has been very good all year. I don’t think it will be any different. The beauty of this is you kind of know where you stand. You have to win, and you have to do what it takes to win in practice and in preparation for this.”
The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse program has teamed up with the Wounded Warriors Project, Saturday, April 28, in North Eastern Athletic Conference action against Hilbert College. Last year, the Mustangs raised $4,500 for the Wounded Warriors Project in the first year hosting an event.
They are without question three of the scariest letters any athlete can hear- especially if you happen to be female. Not that guys are somehow immune to ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries; but when statistics show that women are as much as six times more likely to sustain one, lets just say that you definitely have a little more cause for concern.
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Wednesday that teams have released their active rosters for the 2012 season, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. Teams had until 3 p.m. (ET) Monday to submit rosters to the league office.
Hamilton Nationals Head Coach Regy Thorpe cannot wait to get back to work this weekend. The last time he coached the Nats, it was after a 10-9 setback in the Major League Lacrosse Finals in Annapolis, Md. That was eight months ago, but still serves as motivation for this season.
The Keuka College women's lacrosse team fell short in its bid to host the North Atlantic Conference tournament after suffering a 13-10 loss to Morrisville State on Sunday, April 22 at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
Cortland senior midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) has been selected as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Div. III Mid-Atlantic Region Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 22. Abbott shares both awards with Buffalo State's Karen Shaddock.
US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport, today announced the expansion of its First Stick Program, designed to deliver comprehensive developmental and safety resources, equipment, USL membership and coaches training to awarded teams. The program is geared for new and developing youth (U19 and below) lacrosse teams nationwide.
After suffering its first loss of the season at West Chester last Monday, the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team has slipped to fourth in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, as announced by the association on Tuesday morning.
The Northwestern Wildcats remained on top of the poll, but they lost a couple first-place votes as the race for the No. 1 spot tightened. Syracuse, who stayed at No. 2, picked up nine first-place votes and now sits just five points behind NU.
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Upsets on the field create turmoil in the polls. Almost overshadowed by all the movement is the capture of the #1 spot by undefeated Loyola, taking over from undefeated but struggling UMass. Duke is the biggest gainer, climbing four places into third. North Carolina shares the #6 position with Cornell, with UNC climbing three to get there while Cornell dropped three from #3. Colgate moves into the Top 10, rising two places, and Fairfield now sits at #13, up from #16.
Denver tumbled from #10 all the way to #15 after suffering their second loss in a row. Johns Hopkins continues their fall, down three to #9, and Syracuse falls two to #17.
Despite Northwestern's loss to Florida on Saturday, the Wildcats remain in the No. 1 spot in this week's deBeer Media Poll. Syracuse sits in the No. 2 spot with Florida just three points behind at No. 3. The Gators, however, received the most fist place votes with four. Both Syracuse and Northwestern received three.
Cornell (9-2), meanwhile, stayed in the top 10 despite its shocking home loss to Brown on Saturday. The Big Red weighs in at No. 8 in the coaches' poll and No. 7 in the media poll. It will play 7 p.m. Saturday at Princeton in a game that will decide the Ivy League title and the host site for that league's postseason tournament. It is a huge game.
Also Cortland, Colgate, OCC, Le Moyne . . .
News10NBC has an update regarding someone stealing money from a lacrosse program team that was meant for kids with cancer.
After seeing our story, News10NBC viewers have responded by opening their hearts and their wallets. News10NBC spoke with a local company that saw News10NBC’s story over the weekend. They are replacing that $300 from their charity fund and other donations are also coming in.
The West Genesee High School boys lacrosse team collected about 450 pieces of used lacrosse equipment on Sunday that will be donated to two developmental organizations in the West – the Central Iowa Lacrosse Association and Denver City Lax.
The service project to collect used lacrosse equipment for donation was directed by Wildcats junior midfielders Adam Higginbotham and Ted Glesener. Higginbotham’s mother, Tracy, estimates that the equipment, if new, would total about $21,000.
The Shenendehowa girls varsity lacrosse team played for themselves and for a fallen classmate Saturday afternoon, fighting with the same strength that Luke Romano did as he fought leukemia before losing his battle with the disease earlier this year. (Video 2:52)
The Purple Lions (2-6) got four goals and two assists from Joe DeLucia and hat tricks from both Jordan Zehr (2 assists) and Erik Dardia. Dryden blanked the Express in the second and third periods and led 4-2 after one quarter and 6-2 at halftime.
No doubt, the scare that the Liverpool boys lacrosse team got April 14 at Marcellus, trailing in the fourth quarter before rallying late to win 9-7, had an immediate effect. For when the Warriors returned to action last Tuesday night against Corcoran at LHS Stadium, it simply took over on both ends by the end of the first half and ripped past the Cougars 15-2.
Erin Farrell scored five goals and added a pair of assists to lead Union-Endicott to a 15-8 triumph over Johnson City in a Section 4 Conference girls lacrosse matchup on Monday at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.
Gabby Jaquith took to lacrosse quickly. Her parents could never get the stick out of her hands after she first learned the game. They knew they needed to find a way to put her newfound skill to use, so they looked for a girls’ team for Jaquith to play for, but none existed in their hometown of Cazenovia.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has released its Division I, II, and III Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Polls for April 23rd. The rankings for each division appear below. They also appear on the Polls page, where you'll find a weekly poll matrix for the season as well as links to teams' schedules and scores.
Fifty years ago today, the first and only lacrosse player ever appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated — an accomplishment considered among the pinnacle of sports, in the oracle of sports photography. Jerry Schmidt — a two-time First-Team All-American attackman at Johns Hopkins who later held head coaching positions at Hobart and Princeton, along with assistant gigs at Calvert Hall High (Md.), Cornell and Navy — donned the cover of SI's April 23, 1962 edition. The corresponding headline? "The Tough Game."
After a huge Ivy League win against Yale over the weekend, the Big Red women's lacrosse team will take a non-conference visit to nearby Vestal for a 4 p.m. matchup against Binghamton. The teams have never met, and Cornell will look to take the first ever contest between the sides.
Adding injury to insult, No. 9 Johns Hopkins’ stunning 8-2 loss to unranked Navy on Saturday was exacerbated by the loss of junior midfielder John Greeley, who appeared to re-injure the knee in which he had tore the anterior cruciate ligament last summer.
The Hamilton Nationals will prepare for their 2012 Major League Lacrosse season with a 3:00 p.m. practice on Saturday, April 28th at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, NY. The Nationals will also hold a 9:00 a.m. session Sunday at the stadium at 460 Oak Street.
Kristen Connors, a junior, scored a combined eight goals in three games for Shenendehowa. … Kelly Camardo made her lone goal of the game an important one as she scored with 54 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Guilderland over Long Meadow 15-14 . . .
Fairport scored the first nine goals to go up 9-0 at halftime on their way to an 11-7 win over Aquinas. Once the Red Raiders put in their non-starters the Little Irish put up more of a fight and won the second half 7-2. Leading in scoring for Aquinas was Alex Bianchi with 4g-1a. Attackman Joe Snook also added 2g-1a for the Little Irish. Midfielder Jake Vogl led his team with six ground balls and Billy Lombardi added four.
Senior Melissa Leonhard (Penfield) scored a career-high seven goals and senior Taylor Hughes added two goals and five assists as the St. John Fisher women’s lacrosse team to a 19-5 win over Hartwick Sunday in Empire 8 action.
No. 2/2 Syracuse won its 12th consecutive game to equal the program’s longest winning streak with a 22-5 victory at Cincinnati on Sunday, April 22. The Orange is now 13-2 overall, 6-0 in the BIG EAST, while the Bearcats go to 3-11, 0-7 in league play.
Junior Michelle Tumolo tied her career high with five assists and became just the second player in school history to record 100 career assists. She now has 103 assists in her career, which rank second behind Katie Rowan’s (2006-09) 164 on SU’s all-time record list. In addition, Tumolo recorded her 200th career point in the victory. She has tallied 203 points in her two-plus seasons, which rank fifth on SU’s career scoring list.
“It’s awesome to be right behind Katie (Rowan) because she’s such an awesome person and a great player,” Tumolo said. “Today’s game had a different pace. We were focusing on settling the offense and making good plays. I was looking to hit the open cutters with good passes.”
West Genesee (N.Y.) 14, John Carroll (Md.) 6
A close game for a half turned into a lopsided victory for West Genesee as the Wildcats held John Carroll to just one second half goal in a 14-6 victory.
Coach Bob Elmer made a goalie change in the second half, putting junior Andrea Francisco in for sophomore Jazmin Bello. Similar to the situation Hauppauge coach Abbey Zeltmann has, Elmer also has two goalies he feels comfortable starting and has utilized them in different ways throughout the season.
The Big East and Patriot League seedings and matchups are set following the weekend's games. Perhaps most noteworthy is despite its loss against Georgetown, Syracuse is guaranteed a spot in the Big East Tournament — which could be the Orange's only path to the NCAA Tournament.
For the Patriot League, Colgate locked up the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage with its stunning comeback win vs. Bucknell.
The Utica College women's lacrosse rallied from a 5-2 halftime deficit, capped by Katlyn Banker's game-winning free position goal with 53 seconds left, to help the Pioneers earn a key Empire 8 Conference victory, 7-6, over host Elmira College on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers (8-5 overall) trailed 6-2 early in the second half, but responded with the game's final five goals, to win their third straight contest. UC also evened its conference record up at 3-3 on the year.
Union in action hosting Vassar under the lights of Frank Bailed Field. Second quarter Dutchmen up 5-0. Ted McKenna sends it out front to Ethan Meyer for the goal to make it a 6-0 Union lead. (Video 0:36)
The Syracuse University lacrosse team has qualified for the Big East Conference tournament as the third seed despite Saturday’s 10-8 loss to Georgetown and will play No. 2 seed Villanova at 7 p.m. May 3 at Villanova. According to the Big East website, top-seeded Notre Dame will face St. John’s at 4:30. The winners will meet at noon May 5 for the title.
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The three-time defending NJCAA champion Lazers have grown used to blowout victories and academic second halves. Through Saturday’s win, top-ranked OCC is outscoring its opponents by a startling 304-32. To put that into perspective, OCC has scored more than 32 goals twice this season. Its lowest margin of victory (11) came in a 17-6 win over Nassau Community College on April 14.
In no way could the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team feel comfortable after surviving a tough, physical 7-6 win at Skaneateles on April 17. This was just the first of two big road tests, for on Thursday the Lakers made its way back down Route 20, this time to face 3-1 LaFayette, who was no. 15 in the state Class C rankings, three spots behind Skaneateles.
Williamsville North (5-0) did nothing but enhance its No. 1 ranking in the Laxpower.com girls lacrosse rankings Tuesday with an 8-7 victory over No. 3 Frontier on Emily Koestler's goal with one second left in the first half of the six-minute overtime.
Fulton netminder Torrie Whelskey was a brick wall and midfielder Amelia Coakley scored four goals to help drive the Raiders past Jamesville-DeWitt 13-11 in a monumental varsity girls lacrosse tilt at the Donald Distin Athletic Complex.
Don't try to tell Plattsburgh State lacrosse coach Ryan Cavanagh that Saturday wasn't a nice day. Tommy Kilderry's goal with 1:06 gone in the second overtime lifted the Cardinals to a hard-fought 10-9 victory over Brockport in SUNY Athletic Conference play.
Seniors Ted McKenna and Ethan Meyer each had two goals and an assist to lead No. 11 Union men's lacrosse (8-3, 4-1 Liberty League) to a 14-0 win over Vassar (3-9, 0-5 Liberty League) in a driving rain storm on Senior Night at Frank Bailey Field. With the win, Union clinched a spot in the Liberty League playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.
In the sports of women’s lacrosse and field hockey, the players are required to wear an assortment of protective gear including goggles to reduce the occurrence of injury. The rules of the sport dictate that women cannot use a helmet but are allowed to use a soft headgear to help reduce injury by incidental blows. Currently, women are using headgear designed for soccer, rugby and foam padded sweat bands.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team went down at about 5 p.m. Saturday, falling to Georgetown 10-8 in a critical Big East Conference game. The sinking feeling actually began much earlier.
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Sam Hurster found himself open in front of the net with 4.7 seconds remaining and finished off the upset for Brown, knocking off No. 3 Cornell 10-9 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Bears improved to 6-7 (2-3 Ivy), while the Big Red dropped to 9-2 (4-1 Ivy).
Jamesville-Dewitt and West Genesee both put on a display of quality boys lacrosse Saturday afternoon, but there could only be one winner in this annual battle of powerhouse programs. And it proved to be the Red Rams, again, as it continually fought off the Wildcats' second-half rallies to emerge victorious, 13-11. It marked the third straight year J-D has won in this series.
Senior attacker Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored four goals and dished out an assist to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 19-5 win at Franklin Pierce on Saturday morning in Northeast-10 Conference action at Sodexo Field.
Le Moyne (13-1, 10-0 NE-10), which has won 20 straight Northeast-10 Conference games, returns to action on Tuesday at American International at 6:00 p.m.
Senior Mike Tota (Webster/Webster Schroeder) was the only other Cortland player with multiple points, scoring two goals. Sophomore defenseman Brian Winterfeldt (Merrick/Calhoun) and freshman Nick Wolak (Rochester/Brighton) each netted a goal, while senior Zack Mulvaney (Deferiet/Carthage), sophomore Cody Consul (Webster/Webster Schroeder) and freshman Matt Rakoczy (Clifton Park/Albany Academy) recorded one assist apiece.
The RIT (8-6) women's lacrosse set a school record for most goals in a game, tallying 25 in a 25-14 win over Roberts Wesleyan College in non-conference action from a rainy and cold RIT Field on Saturday. The win improves the TIgers to 8-6 on the season, while the Raiders fall to 5-7.
Hobart College senior midfielder Bobby Dattilo broke the Hobart Division I career ground balls record this afternoon, but top-ranked Loyola University put a damper on the celebration, leaving Boswell Field with a 17-6 victory. In addition to winning 15-of-24 faceoffs, Dattilo collected a game-high 13 ground balls to raise his four-year total to 274.
Twelve different players scored a goal and senior Derek Sipperly won 12-of-14 face-offs in the second half as the No. 20 Army lacrosse team turned a 5-4 halftime deficit into a 15-6 rout of Holy Cross in the Patriot League regular-season finale on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The victory extended the Black Knights' win streak to three games and improved the team to 7-6 overall and 4-2 in conference play.
Four different Herons recorded three points each as the William Smith lacrosse team defeated visiting St. Lawrence 13-8 in a Liberty League game played today on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The Herons improved to 7-7 overall and 6-1 in the conference.
After struggling to just five goals in the first half, the No. 13 Big Red women's lacrosse team erupted for a 12-goal second half en route to a 17-9 win against visiting Yale in Schoellkopf Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Marist women's lacrosse punched its ticket for a return trip back to Western New York next weekend as the Red Foxes defeated Niagara 15-5 on their way to clinching the #3 seed in the upcoming MAAC Championship. On the strength senior Ariel Kramer's (Syracuse, N.Y.) program record-tying eight goal effort, Marist cruised to its third MAAC victory of the regular season.
Junior Katie VanDeValk (Baldwinsville, NY) scored three goals for the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon, but the Golden Knights could not overcome a late run in the first half by conference powerhouse Union College as the Dutchwomen went on to a 12-6 win in Liberty League action in Schenectady, NY.
Scott Jones took an assist from Rob Grimm (Carthage) with 2:17 left in overtime to lift UMBC to a come-from-behind victory over UAlbany in America East Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. UAlbany drops its first league game to fall to 3-9 overall and 3-1 in league play, while the Retrievers improve to 5-6, with a 3-1 conference slate.
The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team (8-5, 1-4 SUNYAC) found itself facing an early eight-goal deficit en route to a 15-10 loss to Oneonta (4-9, 2-3 SUNYAC) Saturday afternoon. The Lakers outscored the Red Dragons by three goals in the final three quarters, but the gap was too large to overcome.
Oneonta closed out the first half with a 10-2 run that the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team (3-8, 0-6 SUNYAC) could not erase in a 21-9 loss to the Red Dragons (11-2, 4-2 SUNYAC) Saturday afternoon. Erin Cummings (Sr., Valley Cottage, N.Y.) paced the Lakers with six goals on seven shots, while Oneonta’s Rebecca Monteith finished with ten points on seven goals and three assists.
Senior Dayna Piraino (Syracuse, NY/Henninger) was one of four players with at least six points as The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team dominated the University of Rochester, claiming the nonconference victory 23-2. Piraino was among three seniors honored prior to the game for Senior Day.
The College at Brockport Men's Lacrosse team dropped a State University of New York Athletic Conference game in double overtime to the Plattsburgh Cardinals on Saturday, 10-9. Junior Jesse Elliott (Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa) scored three goals, including two in the first period to pace the Brockport offense.
In its final road game of the regular season, No. 2 Syracuse (12-2, 5-0) takes on Cincinnati (3-10, 0-6) on Sunday, April 22 at noon. The Orange goes for its 12th consecutive victory, which would tie the program’s longest winning streak.
Senior goalkeeper RJ Wickham (Penn Yan) turned away 18 shots, while sophomore attackman Sam Jones (Annapolis, Md.) pitched in three goals and an assist as the Navy men’s lacrosse team (6-6) dominated sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins (9-3), 8-2, Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The six-goal victory by the Mids marked their largest margin of victory in the series since 1965 when Navy scored a 15-6 win over the Blue Jays on their home field.
Three sophomores had three goals each to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 22-2 win over Assumption on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Junior Peter Baum scored with two seconds left in regulation to help the No. 11/13 Colgate men's lacrosse team overcome a five-goal deficit to beat No. 18 Bucknell 11-10 on Friday night at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. With the win the Raiders become the Patriot League regular season champions and will host the League tournament next weekend.
Junior Becca Block recorded her first career hat trick to lead No. 2 Syracuse to a 16-9 victory at Louisville (3-11, 1-6) on Friday, April 20. With the victory, the Orange (12-2, 5-0) extended its winning streak to 11 and remained unbeaten in BIG EAST play.
“We’re happy with the victory,” said Syracuse head coach Gary Gait. “It was a total team effort from top to bottom.”
Senior Rosie Scheibel scored a game-high six goals and earned an assist to lead the William Smith lacrosse team to an 18-12 victory over visiting Clarkson in a Liberty League game played today on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
The Herons improved to 6-7 overall and 5-1 in the Liberty League. The Golden Knights are now 5-7 and 1-5 in the conference.
The Cornell men's lacrosse program will welcome back the 1987 and 1988 squads that both finished as national runners-up this Saturday during halftime of its Ivy League battle against Brown. Prior to the game, the team will also honor its nine seniors. Face-off at Schoellkopf Field is slated for 3 p.m.
Saturday's women's lacrosse game against Yale will feature a halftime celebration in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the 2002 women's lacrosse season. That season, the best in school history, saw the Big Red advance to the national semifinals for the only time. Cornell held a record of 16-2 that season, defeating No. 16 Syracuse and No. 8 Maryland in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament before falling to No. 2 Georgetown in overtime in the Final Four.
Safe to say, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team did not like losing to Fayetteville-Manlius last Monday night, but used that bitter taste to sweet effect. The Bees swept away the residue of that 10-9 defeat to the Hornets by week's end, though, especially on Friday night as the Bees ripped through Liverpool in the first half and cruised to an 11-6 victory at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Jeff Hammond, Nate Gibson and Alex Sosebee combined to make five saves as the Canton boys lacrosse team enjoyed a 16-0 shutout win over Massena (2-2 overall, 1-2 division) in a Northern Athletic Conference contest Friday.
Maine-Endwell's Marykate Guilfoyle scored four goals as the Spartans girls lacrosse team beat Johnson City 19-9 on Friday night in a Section 4 Conference game. Kelly McGill, Danielle Brennan, Alexis Garbarino, and Erin Savoldy each added three goals.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team’s situation is muddled, but coach John Desko navigated through the fog nicely. “There is nothing clear-cut other than the opportunity to play again if you win your next game,” Desko said.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team saw a 4-3 lead turn into a 6-4 deficit thanks to three straight goals by Union's Kat Egizi, propelling the Dutchwomen to a 10-6 win over the Saints in Schenectady, NY on Friday afternoon.
After three straight road games, No. 15 Syracuse (7-5, 3-1 BIG EAST) returns to the Carrier Dome to host Georgetown (5-6, 1-3 BIG EAST) Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. in its regular-season home finale. The Orange is looking to secure one of the last two berths in the inaugural BIG EAST Conference Championship, which it can do with a victory Saturday against Hoyas.
The Colgate men’s lacrosse team boasts the best offense in the nation in terms of goals per game, largely due to the outstanding season junior attackman Peter Baum is having. Baum, a product of Portland, Ore., leads the nation in two major offensive categories–total goals and points with 48 and 63 respectively.
On Saturday, April 21, the Hobart lacrosse team will host top-ranked Loyola in an ECAC Lacrosse League showdown on Boswell Field. The opening faceoff of a lacrosse doubleheader is scheduled for noon. William Smith lacrosse will host St. Lawrence in the second game of the doubleheader at 3 p.m.
Fans are invited to follow the 24th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (9-4, 4-0 Empire 8) as they travel to Hartwick (6-6, 1-3 Empire 8) through Live Stats or a live webcast. The Bombers and Hawks are scheduled to faceoff at 1 p.m. at Wright Stadium.
Pete Colburn played two seasons on the AU men’s lacrosse team (1994 and 1995) after transferring to Alfred from junior college. In his two years in a Saxon uniform, he earned All-American honors (honorable mention). He helped lead the team to the NCAA championship tournament in 1994, when the team went 12-3, and as a senior in 1995 helped lead the Saxons to a 13-4 record and an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Upstate championship. Despite only playing two seasons at Alfred, Colburn ranks fourth on the school’s career goals list with 109. His 62 goals in 1995 and 47 in 1994 rank second and fourth, respectively, on the school’s single-season records list and his 75 points (62 goals, 13 assists) in 1995 in the sixth-most in a single-season at AU. He shares the school record for goals in a game with nine (vs. California-San Diego in 1995).
The Iroquois National Award for the Outstanding Player of the Year in Division III seems like a one-horse race. Salisbury senior Sam Bradman (Canton) has been the leader of the Sea Gull buzzsaw and a dominant force all season. After Salisbury throttled Lynchburg, 16-7 early on, Hornets coach Steve Koudelka marveled to Jac: "Even going back to Gettysburg when I was an assistant, he is the best player I've coached against."
Well-rested, and sporting a no. 6 state Class C ranking, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team set out Thursday to turn back the challenge of Tully, who was right behind them in that state poll at no. 7.
The Rochester Rattlers will be holding tryouts for area youth lacrosse players for a chance to make the Rattlers Elite Travel Team on April 21stat Sahlen’s Stadium from 1:00-3:00 pm. There are four age divisions including U-9, U-11, U-13, and U-15. All youth players in those age brackets are invited to attend the tryouts. Players will be selected by area Rattlers Elite coaches along with members of the Rattlers organization. The tryout fee is $80 which will include a tryout jersey with Rattlers logo and a 2012 Rattlers season ticket. If selected for the Rattlers Elite team you must commit to attending the MLL Lax Connection in Boston at the MLL Championship Weekend on August 24th-26th.
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West Genesee lacrosse coach Mike Messere reacted to the Wildcats’ 7-3 win over visiting Oswego on Thursday by immediately looking ahead to the next contest. “Gotta think about Saturday and Jamesville-DeWitt,’’ said the coaching legend. “Can’t think back.’’
West Genesee’s win was the 748th of Messere’s illustrious career. He moved past retired Ward Melville/Mt. Sinai coach Joe Cuozzo to become the all-time wins leader in high school lacrosse in both New York state and nationally.
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The transformation of Tommy Palasek from just another guy to the guy on the Syracuse University lacrosse team has provided a glimmer of hope as a rocky 2012 season approaches its apex. “I would say a different player,” Palasek said. “You could use that word.”
The statistics tell the story. Over the first six games Palasek scored 12 points and was in the spotlight as much for his turnovers as his production. Over the last six he has piled up 23 points, doubling his output to nearly four points a game to take over the team lead with 39. He will be the focal point of the Orange (7-5, 3-1 Big East) attack at 3 p.m. Saturday when it faces Georgetown (5-6, 1-3) in the Carrier Dome (ESPNU).
Immaculate Heart Central accomplished Thursday night what no other Frontier League boys lacrosse team has been able to achieve in nearly six years — beat Carthage.
The Cavaliers held Carthage to a single goal in the first half and just four the entire game en route to a 7-4 Frontier League triumph that ended Carthage’s 69-game winning streak against league teams.
Jerome "Ji" Thompson Sr., father of former Syracuse and NLL star Jeremy Thompson, former Onondaga Community College standout and current CLax Jerome Thompson and current Albany Great Dane standouts Miles and Lyle Thompson, stopped by the ILGear.com headquarters recently to string up a Nike CEO with a traditional pocket in order to show us the style he and his sons have played with for decades.
Cornell attackman Rob Pannell has returned to practice after receiving medical clearance to resume physical activity nearly two weeks ago, sources have told Inside Lacrosse. However, he's still wearing a walking boot at times outside of practice.
On a day in which over forty goals scored, the SUNY Canton Kangaroos pulled out a double-overtime win against the Express of Wells College by a score of 23-21 today. Six different Canton players scored in the effort.
As the regular season winds down, every contest is critical in the pursuit of a playoff spot, and for the Keuka College women’s lacrosse team, this weekend’s two critical North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) games will go a long ways in determining who wins the conference’s regular-season championship.
The Cougars, who never led in the contest, tied the game 1:34 into the fourth quarter after a goal by senior attacker Jason Boike. The momentum was short-lived as Pittsford junior Brad Schumacher scored less than a minute later to give the Panthers a 6-5 lead.
The Canandaigua Braves girls lacrosse team got off the bus ready and raring to go, taking it to the host Blue Devils right off the bat on the Corbit Field turf Thursday afternoon. The Braves came away with an important early-season road win 14-10.
A huddle after the first quarter spurred a 9-0 run Thursday that ultimately gave Corning its eighth straight win to start the season, 18-2 against Chenango Valley in a Section IV League boys lacrosse game at Memorial Stadium.
After dropping its first three games of the season, Horseheads has battled back to win its next six following a 10-7 victory over Seton Catholic Thursday.
“I’m just really proud of my guys,” Horseheads head coach Peter Cook said. “These kids have been playing together for a long time. We started 0-3 and to win six in a row is great for the program.”
The National Lacrosse League has suspended Buffalo Bandits forward Brandon Francis for two games for a high-sticking major to Jimmy Quinlan in last Saturday’s road loss to the Edmonton Rush. This being his third game misconduct of the season, Francis is suspended an additional game per league rules, so he’s suspended for a total of 3 games.
As a sport dietitian, I find it very interesting to be on the sideline listening to what parents and players have to say about feeding and hydrating lacrosse players. Where do they get this information? Do they really believe that three Red Bulls before a game will improve performance? Here are the three common sports nutrition myths heard on the sidelines:
Just another Thursday evening in the spring where West Genesee's lacrosse machine sized up an opponent and turned them back, right?
Not this night. The Wildcats' conquest of Oswego included a small historical detail - Mike Messere, the chief keeper of the winning flame in Camillus since 1976, has 748 career wins, one more than Ward Melville's Joe Cuozzo, and more than any man that has ever coached high school lacrosse in America.
Cornell coach Ben DeLuca does not waste your time with cliches or coachspeak when asked to relive the moment All-American Rob Pannell went down with a foot injury.
One person who has capitalized on an opportunity is junior Max Van Bourgondien. The Manhattan resident registered just three goals in his first two seasons, but now, 10 games into his junior campaign, he already has 14 to go along with 10 assists. And his goals have not been cheapies. He sent the Virginia game into overtime with an athletic play in the final minute of regulation, had his first career hat trick in a critical overtime win against Denver and then one-upped that performance with a four-goal night against Syracuse.
The No. 11/13 Colgate men's lacrosse team will conclude its Patriot League regular season schedule, with a chance to host the League tournament on the line, when it visits No. 18/18 Bucknell on Friday, April 20. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium and will be televised live nationally on CBS Sports Network.
No. 2 Syracuse puts its 10-game winning streak on the line when it takes on Louisville on Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. The Orange enters the contest with an 11-2 overall mark and a 4-0 record in BIG EAST play. The Cardinals are 3-10, 1-5 in league action.
Emily Jablonski '14 tallied four goals and three assists to lead Williams College to a 15-10 win over nationally ranked No. 18 Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Campus Road Athletic Field on April 18.
The Hamilton Nationals announced today that the team has acquired Matt Chadderdon from the Major League Lacrosse Player Pool. The midfielder from Auburn, NY, native was a three-time All-American at Le Moyne College.
Syracuse University lacrosse coach John Desko was asked Tuesday night following his team’s 13-12 victory at Hobart about the Orange’s first two-game victory streak since February. Desko apparently had other things on his mind, such as the NCAA’s initial release earlier in the day of the RPI in anticipation of next month’s NCAA Tournament selections. SU (7-5) was ranked No. 16 in the field before Tuesday’s victory.
The Cornell women's lacrosse team resumes Ivy League play this weekend when Yale visits Ithaca on Senior Day. Saturday will be the last home game for a group of nine Big Red seniors, and they will be looking to go leave Schoellkopf Field with an Ivy League Tournament berth all but assured.
Senior Gino Marcello (Churchville-Chili) scored three goals with an assist and four different players each added two goals as Keuka College’s men’s lacrosse team won its fourth straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game, 19-6 over SUNYIT Wednesday night under the lights at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
In just its second year of intercollegiate play, the MVCC women’s lacrosse program has produced a star student-athlete in Kayla Smith. Smith, a second-year midfielder and team captain, signed a letter of intent today to accept a full academic and athletic scholarship at Niagara University, which has an NCAA Division I lacrosse team.
Onondaga Nation boys start playing lacrosse as soon as they can hold a lacrosse stick, said Tadodaho Sid Hill, a leader on the Onondaga Nation. “Lacrosse is something that the Creator gave to us for our enjoyment and in turn we give thanks for our young men having that ability and strength,” Hill said. “It keeps the young men in a good mind and good spirit.”
Hill and representatives from the movie Crooked Arrows, the first mainstream movie featuring the sport of lacrosse, held a news conference Wednesday night to announce the world premiere of the movie. The film, which features several members of the Onondaga Nation and other local Native American lacrosse players, will premiere May 9 in Syracuse.
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Junior attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) tallied her fifth goal of the game 1:12 into the second overtime period to give the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team an 11-10 win over sixth-ranked New Haven on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference play at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
He is no specialist and will be the first to admit it. He is a stopgap. Yet, the fate of the 2012 Syracuse University lacrosse team could rest on his broad shoulders.
He is Brian Megill, a 6-foot, 226-pound junior close defender on the Orange, a three-year starter, preseason second-team All-American and team captain.
Sophomore attackman Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) and junior midfielder Aaron Cahill (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland/Onondaga C.C.) each scored four goals to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 17-5 win over Pace on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Leea Sinay scored four goals while teammates Makenzie Kinstead and Kat O’Hara each had three Wednesday in second-ranked Onondaga Community College’s 16-7 win over the Herkimer County Community College Generals.
Senior midfielder #Jordan Collins-Hartwig# scored all of his career-high six goals in the second half as the No. 8 RIT (10-2, 3-1 Liberty League) men's lacrosse team defeated No. 11 Union College (8-3, 3-1 Liberty League) 10-6 in a key Liberty League game from RIT Field on Wednesday. RIT scored nine of its 10 goals in the second half and pull into a three-way tie with Union and St. Lawrence for first place in the Liberty League standings.
The 24th-ranked Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (9-4, 4-0 Empire 8) corralled visiting Utica (7-6, 2-3 Empire 8), 13-6, on Wednesday afternoon at Higgins Stadium. The Bombers sit atop the Empire 8 standings as the only team undefeated in conference action.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team fended off a late Keuka rally to earn a 10-9 victory Wednesday as the Pioneers blemished the visiting Storm's perfect record in non conference action at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The Storm was a perfect 9-0 headed into today's contest before the Pioneers jumped out to a 5-2 first half lead, and despite allowing seven second half goals, the home team still managed a one goal victory. Senior Maria Santucci led the way for Utica with three goals and two assists, while freshman Samantha Gebler registered a career-best four assists to help Utica snap a three game slide.
Sophomore goalie Jamie Campagna made a season-high 17 saves to pace the St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team to a 6-5 win at SUNY Oswego on Wednesday in a non-conference matchup. With the win, Fisher improves to 9-3, while the Lakers fall to 8-4 on the year.
Seniors Megan Oosting and Carly Quinn finished their careers in regular-season home games in style, each putting their names in the record book as the Canisius College women's lacrosse team dominated local rival Niagara in a 21-3 victory. The Griffs even their record at 7-7 and improve to 3-2 in MAAC play, while the Purple Eagles drop to 3-9 on the season and 0-5 against league foes.
Sarah Brown (West Genesee) of The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team has been named to the weekly Division III National Honor Roll by synapsesports.com. Brown, who has also been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Player of the Week and The College at Brockport Female Athlete of the Week, tallied 18 points in a 2-0 conference week for the Golden Eagles.
It's a travesty that, while the younger generation certainly knows who the Gait Brothers are, many have never seen them play and therefore don't realize what actually made Paul and Gary the most ground-breaking players of all time.
Sophomore attackman Derek Maltz's recent scoring spree has lifted the SU lacrosse team to consecutive wins for the first time since February, giving the Orange the offensive threat they've been searching for all season. (Video 1:05)
A make-or-break point in Army's lacrosse season occured Saturday. The Black Knights were locked in a 6-6 tie with Navy headed into the fourth quarter of a must-win game. Coach Joe Alberici exhorted his team to believe in itself and “expect to win.'' For good measure, he told his players to “put on the big boy pants because that's a time when there's big boys out there playing.''
The Rochester Rattlers opened their 2012 training camp on Saturday, April 14th in Sahlen’s Stadium with some new additions to the roster. Three of the Rochester Rattlers biggest additions during the 2012 offseason, A Kevin Leveille, D John Lade, and M Steve DeNapoli, practiced with the Rattlers for the first time. Rattlers general manager Rob Clark and head coach Tim Soudan brought in each player to fill specific needs that the Rattlers had during the 2011 Major League Lacrosse season.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Johnny Powless was named the National Lacrosse League’s Rookie of the Week after a seven-point effort against Calgary last Saturday. The 19 year old has won back-to-back awards and three Rookie of the Week honors this season.
There is a brushfire sweeping the nation, with the spread of lacrosse at the grassroots level. But at the varsity level, the number of college teams aren't growing to match it. There's so much focus on recruiting camps and services to get in front of the coaches, often when a player finds himself actually talking to the coach, he'll realize he hasn't spent enough time thinking about the qualities in which the coach is most interested.
Jon Leanos '12 scored with 32.3 seconds left in the third sudden-victory overtime period to lift Hamilton College to a 9-8 win against Williams College in a NESCAC game at Williams' Renzie Chapman Field on April 17.
Hamilton (7-5 overall, 4-5 NESCAC) is in eighth place in the conference standings with one NESCAC game remaining. The top eight teams advance to the NESCAC championship, which begins on Saturday, April 28, with the quarterfinals. The Continentals host nationally ranked Trinity College on Saturday, April 21. Trinity (8-4, 6-2) lost 12-8 to Wesleyan on Tuesday, but still occupies second place in the NESCAC standings.
Syracuse is No. 1 in the latest RPI released by the NCAA on April 17. The Orange jumped ahead of unbeaten Northwestern to take the top spot for the first time in school history.
Syracuse, which is ranked No. 2 in both the coaches and media polls, improved its record to 11-2 and extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 16-9 victory at No. 13/13 Cornell on Tuesday. It’s SU’s longest winning streak since the 2008 campaign when it won 11 consecutive games. The 2000 squad won 12 in a row, which is the longest winning streak in school history.
Four teams from New York State will make the trip down to Baltimore, Maryland to compete in the New York-Maryland Challenge at St. Paul’s School for Girls in Brooklandville, Md. All four New York programs — St. Anthony’s, Garden City, Hauppauge and West Genesee — are nationally ranked and are no doubt on a mission to prove New York is the new Mecca of lacrosse.
The Finger Lakes Flamingos club girls lacrosse team is expanding to have a team for girls graduating in 2017 and 2018. The team will play in five tournaments during the summer. The cost will be between $250 and 300 for the season. Girls must be a member of US Lacrosse to tryout and be a member of the Flamingos.
Are you a Young Gun who knows every MLL rookie, draftee and where they were drafted from? Or are you Old School and know all of the league's legends and pioneers? MLL is giving two fans the Ultimate MLL Fan Experience during our 2012 MLL All-Star Game to be held on June 30, 2012 at FAU Stadium in Palm Beach County, FL. If you think you have what it takes to be an honorary captain of either our Young Guns or Old School teams, we want to know! If chosen, you will play an integral role in our season’s biggest event.
The Rochester Knighthawks are somewhat of a mystery. I have seen them play often but still can't figure them out. They start the season by beating the Wings by 10 goals in Philadelphia but score only nine in a home loss to Buffalo. Then they drop close ones in Toronto and Denver to limp out of January at 1-3.
Welcome to Keeping it Fresh With J.J. Threads. Once a week the IL Gear Zone will be highlighting a big name lacrosse player and his custom designed J.J. Threads dress shirt. We'll find out what inspires their unique style, how their shirt reflects them on the whole and even get some of their tips to looking good off the field.
So many times over the years, West Genesee's boys lacrosse team would thwart Auburn, and Tuesday night's 14-4 victory at Holland Stadium was no different. Except that on this occasion, when the clock struck zero, head coach Mike Messere had 747 career wins and now stood even with Ward Melville's Joe Cuozzo with the most wins of any high school lacrosse coach in America.
There's an upstate New York college lacrosse coach who used to amuse reporters by recalling how he traveled to central New York in 1985 while assembling the inaugural recruiting class for a fledgling Division III program. There was one midfielder in particular he wanted to see because he'd heard the kid had a rocket of a shot. Scott Nelson, now the coach at Binghamton University, showed up that day and asked one of the statkeepers what number his prospect was wearing.
"She looked at me like I was from Mars," Nelson used to tell reporters. "'He's not on the team,' she said. 'The coach cut him.'"
Sophomore Alyssa Murray recorded seven points to lead No. 2/2 Syracuse to a 16-9 victory at No. 13/13 Cornell (8-4) in Ithaca, N.Y. on Tuesday, April 17. The Orange (11-2) has now won 10 consecutive games for its longest winning streak since the 2008 season.
Sophomore #Derek Maltz# became the first Orange player since 2008 to score six goals in a game, and No. 15 Syracuse (7-5) survived a second-half Hobart scare to defeat the Statesmen (3-8), 13-12, on Tuesday, April 17 at Boswell Field and retain the Kraus-Simmons Trophy for the sixth straight season.
In the annual Kraus-Simmons Trophy game, the Hobart lacrosse team battled back from a 10-4 halftime deficit, outscoring No. 15 Syracuse 8-3 in the final 30 minutes, but the Orange held off the furious rally for a 13-12 non-conference victory on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
Bob Chavez thought he recognized the man down the aisle in a Bass Pro Shop in Auburn, N.Y. He had a feeling it was Mike Powell, but it had been a few years since the two last crossed paths. Chavez decided to go with his gut and said hello to the Syracuse lacrosse legend. Conversation ensued and they spent a few minutes exchanging deer hunting stories.
On a sunny afternoon at Mustang Field, Penn Yan faced off against the Knights from McQuaid. PY jumped on the Knights early netting five goals in the first quarter. Leading the Mustang attack was Penn Yan vs McQuaidjunior attackman Ryan Maciejewski, who scored two of his four goals in the opening twelve minutes.
True, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team endured a 1-5 start, but it wasn’t like the Hornets were playing weak opponents. West Genesee, Liverpool, Skaneateles and Brighton had all tripped up F-M in the season's opening stages, making the Hornets’ schedule perhaps the toughest in the state through mid-April.
Zach Moore and Brandon Griffin will continue to be teammates following high school as both signed to play lacrosse at Div. II Limestone College in South Carolina at dual ceremonies at Corning East High School Tuesday.
The Fulton boys varsity lacrosse team scored only one goal during the fourth quarter of its April 12th contest against Central Square. As it turned out, Fulton’s goal helped the Red Raiders to escape with a 5-4 win.
Senior Matt Scharr scored four goals and Eric Munn tacked on two goals and two assists as Canandaigua used 6-0 run bridging the first and second quarters to take control and defeat Honeoye Falls-Lima 11-7 in a Monroe County lacrosse matchup Tuesday.
Dan Conlin contributed two goals and two assists, and scooped up eight ground balls as the Carthage boys lacrosse team won its 69th straight Frontier League game, 11-5, over “A” Division foe Watertown High School on Tuesday night.
Guilderland girls' lacrosse coach Gary Chatnik says his team is trying to approach this season as a new one. Chatnik's Lady Dutch squad saw its four-year Class A sectional championship reign end at the hands of Niskayuna in 2011, but that's behind them now.
After losing a two-goal lead over archrival New Hartford in the closing seconds of regulation, Whitesboro earned its first win of the season when Chad Martin’s goal gave the Warriors a 6-5, double-overtime victory Tuesday at the Ed Wadas Athletic Complex.
The Mexico High School girls lacrosse team has taken its lumps and paid its dues. The program is in just its fifth year of existence. And while there have been small signs of progress along the way, it stalled a year ago when the team lost seven one-goal games.
In any sport, being a defender, much like a drummer in a band, is often a thankless position. In girls lacrosse, playing defense requires a special kind of serenity due to a rulebook that some local players find ... wearisome.
Junior goalkeeper Ryan Cole (Orchard Park, NY) made 26 saves over two games last week for the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team and was rewarded on Monday as the Liberty League Defender of the Week.
Former Churchville-Chili standout Maggie Bonafede scored four goals and dished out three assists to help the Keuka College women's lacrosse team earn an 18-7 road win over Medaille College on Saturday, April 14.
The nationally-ranked No. 20 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team overmatched Cazenovia College on Tuesday afternoon, defeating the Wildcats by the score of 18-4 in Canton, NY. A total of 12 different players scored for the home team, which finished with a 55-17 advantage in shots.
Junior Sarah Brown (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) netted three goals, including two late second-half goals but The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team fell one goal short to the Fredonia State Blue Devils, dropping the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) contest 11-10 Tuesday.
The Oswego State women’s lacrosse team suffered a heartbreaking 21-20 loss at New Paltz in a seesaw battle on Tuesday afternoon. Rachael Raffa (Sr., Kings Park, N.Y.) and Erin Cummings (Sr., Valley Cottage, N.Y.) paced the Lakers (3-7, 0-5 SUNYAC) with eight and seven goals, respectively, in the losing effort. With the score tied, the Hawks (6-8, 1-4) scored two of the final three goals with under ten minutes to play in regulation.
The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (8-4, 3-0 Empire 8) tallied a 12-11 come-from-behind victory over 21st-ranked St. John Fisher (8-3, 3-1 Empire 8) to claim the top spot in the Empire 8 standings on Saturday.
As part of ESPN’s coverage of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Friday and two critical Big East contests Saturday, Paul Carcaterra will be offering commentary from the network’s studio. The former Syracuse All-American midfielder, who can be followed on Twitter via @paulcarcaterra, provided his thoughts on the top team in Division I, Duke’s mastery of Virginia and Villanova’s upset potential against Notre Dame.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team hung on for dear life here tonight at Boswell Field and defeated Hobart 13-12 to keep the Kraus-Simmons trophy. That is the good news. The bad news is SU led 10-4 at the half and was outscored 8-3 in the second, as the Statesmen (3-9) staged a furious rally that was fueled by sophomore goalie Peter Zonino, who made 18 saves.
Hobart had a chance to tie it at the end with Alex Love rifled home a shot with 8.5 seconds left to make it 13-12, but SU close defender Brian Megill battled superstar Bobby Dattilo to a stalemate on the ensuing draw and the Orange (7-5) hung on.
Senior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) scored seven points on four goals and three assists and became the first player in Cortland history to surpass 400 career points as the nationally second-ranked Red Dragons defeated Potsdam, 22-1, in SUNYAC women's lacrosse action Tuesday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Abbott improved her career numbers to 401 points on 235 goals and 166 assists, all school records.
Junior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) led Cortland (12-1, 5-0 SUNYAC) with five goals and added an assist. Senior Erin Kollar (East Islip) contributed three goals and three assists, junior Taylor Harney (Patchogue/Patchogue-Medford) had two goals and one assist and junior Mary Hartzheim (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius) and sophomores Taylor Reh (Miller Place) and Taylor Robinson (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius) each scored twice.
What a great week of lacrosse! The D-I coaches on the USILA poll (as well as those of us on the Casey Powell Lacrosse Poll committee) had their work cut out for them – do you vote for the undefeated teams, or do you look at the teams with one or two losses who have beaten Top 5 teams? For how many more weeks can undefeated UMass and Loyola go unrewarded with a #1 spot? And if you think the ACC powerhouses have all earned great wins and close losses to one another, guess what? This weekend they all do battle again, this time in the ACC Tournament.
Just a few days removed from a seven-goal beating of No. 11 Loyola, the Big Red was overmatched and overpowered by a scorching-hot Syracuse team at Schoellkopf Field on Tuesday evening, falling, 16-9, to continue a pattern of alternating losses and wins since its five-game winning streak to open the season.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team held Nazareth scoreless over the final 38 minutes, 15 seconds of the game to earn a 9-2 non-conference victory Tuesday night under the lights at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 13-0 on the season, while the Golden Flyers fell to 6-7.
Sophomore Alyssa Murray recorded seven points to lead No. 2/2 Syracuse to a 16-9 victory at No. 13/13 Cornell (8-4) in Ithaca, N.Y. on Tuesday, April 17. The Orange (11-2) has now won 10 consecutive games for its longest winning streak since the 2008 season.
On what was a night filled with emotions for the memory of former Marist men’s lacrosse player, Eddie Coombs, the Red Foxes improved to 6-4 overall and 3-1 in MAAC play with a 12-8 victory over Manhattan College. In front of a crowd of over 1,800, the team paid homage to their fallen teammate, peer and friend. Edward “Eddie” Coombs passed away on Aug. 6of this past year after being involved in a one-car crash in Horsham Township, PA.
The Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team displayed a balanced effort on Tuesday night as 11 different Golden Knights scored goals as the Green and Gold overwhelmed SUNY Canton 21-3 under the lights at Hantz Turf Field for their second straight victory.
Siena Women’s Lacrosse has proven that it’s not how you start, but rather how you finish. After beginning the season with six straight defeats, the surging Saints won their fourth in a row Tuesday afternoon 8-6 over Binghamton at Siena Turf Field.
Unlike other sports, lacrosse is made unique by elements such as the faceoff. Unlike sports such as basketball, a team is not guaranteed possession after conceding a score in lacrosse. As a result, teams have the ability to severely limit an opponent’s scoring opportunities by controlling a higher percentage of possessions.
Having already secured a spot in the upcoming Ivy League Tournament, the No. 3 Big Red men's lacrosse team is looking to keep the conference crown in its sights and send its senior class out with a victory in its final regular season home game when it welcomes Brown to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. Cornell ran its winning streak to six games and extended the longest home-game winning streak in the nation to 15 contests when it handed No.13 Syracuse a 12-6 loss last week. The Bears went into a mid-week matchup with Providence with a 4-7 record (1-3 Ivy) after dropping a heartbreaking 10-9 decision in quadruple overtime to Yale on Saturday.
Following a pair of victories by double-digit margins last week, three Syracuse women’s lacrosse student-athletes have emerged into the top 10 of the national statistical rankings. Junior Michelle Tumolo, and sophomores Alyssa Murray and Alyssa Costantino moved into the top seven of their respective national categories.
The No. 15 Orange (6-5) will tackle its oldest rival, Hobart (3-7), at 7 p.m. today (Time Warner) in Geneva. Syracuse is coming off a dominating 19-6 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, a game in which its starters played a half at most. The Statesemen (3-7) had to stage a dramatic fourth-quarter rally to edge Bellarmine 14-13.
The SU women's lacrosse team takes a nine-game winning streak into its final non-conference matchup of the season Tuesday night at Cornell.
The Orange (10-2) have scored 44 goals in their last two games entering their upcoming three-game road swing. (Video 1:01)
Steve Ianzito was exhausted. He had never played this much in any game during his first two seasons at Syracuse. Cornell won faceoff after faceoff, earning possession throughout the night, and Ianzito was on the field for nearly the entire game trying to stop the Big Red.
'Laxin' the Tube' This Weekend
Duke vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. Friday on ESPNU
Virginia vs. UNC , 7:30 p.m. Friday on ESPNU
Johns Hopkins at Navy, noon Saturday on CBS Sports Network
Georgetown at Syracuse, 3 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU
Notre Dame at Villanova, 5:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU
ACC Final, 3 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU
For the 16th time in the team’s 18-year history, the Rochester Knighthawks have clinched a National Lacrosse League Playoff berth. Rochester locked up the bid after defeating the Calgary Roughnecks 14-12 Saturday night, combined with Washington’s loss to the Minnesota Swarm.
The Rochester Rattlers opened their 2012 training camp in Sahlen’s Stadium on Saturday, April 14th 2012. While many of the players on the Rattlers roster for 2012 have indoor commitments or collegiate commitments that they need to complete before joining the team, G John Galloway, M Marty Cahill, and M Matt Striebel were all in Rochester last weekend to begin their second season with the team.
Tori Dugan scored four times, including the go-ahead goal with 7:26 remaining in the second half, to lead ninth-ranked West Chester to a 15-12 upset of the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team on Monday afternoon in non-conference action at Vonnie Gros Field. With the victory, West Chester head coach Ginny Martino broke the NCAA Division II record for most wins with 218. The previous record was held by former Millersville head coach Barb Waltman.
Le Moyne (11-1), which allowed double-digit goals to a team other than Adelphi for the first time as a Division II program (29 non-Adelphi games), returns home to face seventh-ranked New Haven on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
At the March 25 sneak preview of Crooked Arrows, former college and pro lacrosse player Neal Powless spoke reverently of lacrosse as more than just a sport. “Everyone has their own skill—strength, speed, agility, size,” he said. “Those are gifts from the Creator, and that’s what lacrosse is—a celebration of your gifts and bringing them together as a group and using those gifts for the betterment of the whole. That’s a Native value—coming together as a group, working together as a community, as you did today.”
The undefeated University of Massachusettes becomes the #1 team in the country this week in the Casey Powell Lacrosse Top 20, garnering 6 first place votes, and Loyola and Cornell leap ahead of Virginia and Johns Hopkins, completing the top five. Maryland moves up two to #8, and Princeton gains two spots to take over 13th.
I was positive that the #1 ranked Onondaga Community College Vs. the #2 ranked Nassau Community College was going to be a good game, and while it wasn’t really very tight in the score department, the game was definitely entertaining, as 23 goals were scored in total. Onondaga walked away with a 17-6 NJCAA win on Long Island, and there can be no question that they are the best Junior College team in the country.
In a rematch of last year’s national championship game, second-ranked Anne Arundel hosted top-seeded Monroe Community College on April 12. The two undefeated powers faced off at 4 p.m. and the excitement would not end for the next 70 minutes of play.
The Cornell University men's lacrosse team will host the eighth annual 21 Run on Sunday, April 22 at the Cornell Plantations, on Forest Home Drive in Ithaca, N.Y. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and the 5K run/walk will kick off at 12:21 p.m.
The fourth-annual Simmons Lacrosse Foundation NYC Fundraiser took place at the Capital Grille a few weeks back, and the SLF is happy to announce $20,000 was raised. (A big hit at the silent auction was the custom SLF Warrior and Brine gloves Dan Holdridge hooked up.)
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has released its Division I, II, and III Men's Lacrosse Coaches' Polls for April 16th. The rankings for each division appear below. They also appear on the Polls page, where you'll find a weekly poll matrix for the season as well as links to teams' schedules and scores.
One of the oldest college lacrosse rivalries will be renewed on Tuesday, April 17 when the 15th-ranked Orange (6-5) visits Hobart (3-7) for a 7 p.m. showdown at Boswell Field. The match is the 98th meeting in a series that dates back to the first year of varsity lacrosse at Syracuse. The Statesmen are the Orange’s oldest rival as Hobart was Syracuse’s first-ever varsity opponent back on April 26, 1916.
No. 2/2 Syracuse goes on the road to face Central New York foe No. 15/13 Cornell Big Red (8-3, 3-2), on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. The Orange (10-2, 4-0) looks to continue its nine-game winning streak against the 10th ranked team it faces this season. Cornell has split its last six games and is 8-3 this season.
Hobart College sophomore attackman Alex Love was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Offensive Player of the Week by the conference office today. He scored a career-high matching five goals, including what proved to be the game winner, as Hobart defeated Bellarmine 14-13.
Senior attackman Joe Resetarits was named the America East Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. It is Resetarits' first weekly honor of his career.
With only three weeks left of classes, the end our regular season is quickly approaching. At this point in the season, we are 9-1 and have two games left on our regular season schedule: Brown and Princeton. Our last home game is this Saturday, which will also be Senior Day.
With the close April 7 defeat at West Genesee just behind them, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse team quickly jumped back into winning gear. The Hornets, who picked up the no. 13 spot in the first state Class A rankings of the season, had 12 goals in the first quarter alone in last Tuesday’s game at Utica Proctor, which ended with a 25-0 shutout of the Raiders.
Look out Joe Cuozzo: Mike Messere is coming for you.
Cuozzo, former Ward Melville High School’s longtime lacrosse coach, has the all-time wins mark for a lacrosse coach in the country with 747. Mike Messere, a retired physical education teacher and West Genesee’s lacrosse coach for the last 37 years, notched his 744th victory Friday, April 13, with a win over Baldwinsville. That was followed-up with a victory over Loyola Academy, 8-3, the next day, putting Messere two Ws away from tying the record.
Katie D'Antonio '14 tied a career high with five goals and added two assists to finish with a career-best seven points as nationally ranked No. 18 Hamilton College defeated Connecticut College 19-12 in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on April 14.
In a key intersectional contest Fairport beat Ithaca High School (Section IV) 12-Ithaca at Fairport7 at Fairport this afternoon. The Little Red beat Pittsford last year on their way to the NYS Championship where they lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Farmingdale.
It was all Fairport in the first quarter. The Red Raiders scored three unanswered goals starting with a solo score by Syracuse bound Derek DeJoe. DeJoe, who finished the game with 4g-1a . . .
More than a week removed from its overtime scare at Marcellus, the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team did not want the same thing occurring again, especially since key showdowns with Skaneateles and LaFayette loomed.
So the Lakers, hosting Onondaga Thursday at the Sean Googin Sports Complex, jumped all over the Tigers and cruised to a 12-3 decision, extending the state’s longest win streak to 22.
A weird sort of atmosphere settled over the West Genesee boys lacrosse team in the second week of April as a large chunk of history loomed ahead.
The quest to put head coach Mike Messere ahead of the 747 wins Ward Melville’s Joe Cuozzo earned and become the all-time national leader for victories was nearing its climax. Success in three games during the week of the school break would put Messere just one win from Cuozzo’s mark.
Nina Sarcona tallied four goals and 10 draw controls, while Katie Ferris (Carthage) led all players with four goals and six assists as the No. 10 UMass women's lacrosse team streaked past St. Bonaventure 21-7 on Sunday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium on Senior Day. The Minutewomen will face La Salle next Friday at McGuirk Stadium with a chance to claim their third Atlantic 10 Regular-Season Title in the last four years.
The Alfred State College lacrosse Pioneers scored the game’s first 12 goals en route to a 19-6 victory over Mohawk Valley Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Stadium on the campus of Alfred State College in Alfred.
The Morrisville State College women’s lacrosse team notched their fifth straight victory Saturday afternoon, topping host Lancaster Bible College 21-9 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) West action in Lancaster.
from Travis Larner, Rochester Knighthawks beat writer for NLL.com
The Rochester Knighthawks didn’t need to attempt a last-second comeback to defeat the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night. The Knighthawks never surrendered the lead after Alex “Kedoh” Hill gave Rochester the 6-5 advantage with a beautiful behind-the-back goal at 6:25 in the second quarter en route to a 14-12 victory.
The 13th-ranked Orange had their offensive guns loaded and routed Rutgers, 19-6, at the ESPNU Warrior Classic. Syracuse had a run of 12 unaswered goals to settle the outcome early. Twelve different players scored, with Tommy Palasek leading the way with three goals and three assists. Photos of the action are by Jack Tarr.
Jesse Bongiovi isn’t a rock star on the Poly Prep boys lacrosse team. In the faceoff circle, he’s just another player. Just another player who happens to be the son of rock star and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi. Bongiovi has chosen to do the dirty work for the Blue Devils, manning the faceoff, using his free periods to practice and playing in an indoor lacrosse league during his time off in the winter.
When Kirk Ventiquattro referred to the Wounded Warriors Tournament as “The Perfect Saturday,” it had nothing to do with the fact that the Comets’ boys lacrosse team earned its 68th consecutive Frontier League victory, 15-2, over South Jefferson. Instead, Ventiquattro was discussing the cause that brought his squad, and most of the other area lacrosse teams, to Carthage High School on Saturday.
Members of the boys lacrosse team have been wearing high white socks since shortly after head coach Mike Messere became the head coach in 1976. They are worn by every player at every level within the Camillus school district. Fashion trends in socks may come and go — and right now, manufacturers are pushing designs for lacrosse teams in shocking colors and bold patterns. But they remain the same at West Genesee, game after game, year after year, decade after decade.
Kelly Camardo's goal with just one minute, 13 seconds remaining in regulation snapped a 10-10 deadlock and kept the Guilderland girls' lacrosse team's unbeaten record intact as the Dutchmen topped Canandaigua, 11-10, on Saturday in a nonleague contest at Union College.
Adam Higginbotham and Ted Glesener of the West Genesee boy’s lacrosse program are asking for your support of a very special community service project they have created to help two other lacrosse teams - one in Des Moines, Iowa and one in Denver, Colorado. Both teams are in need of used equipment and apparel to outfit boys in their communities who want to play the sport but don’t have the funds to purchase the equipment.
The hosts started out well, but Saint Rose came back with three straight goals in the second quarter, making it 5-4 Lakers with 7:40 remaining. Mercyhurst showed why it's the number one ranked team in Division II from there, scoring the next eight goals and 13 of 14 to take control of the contest.
Joe Resetarits scored four goals and added two assists to lead UAlbany to a 15-7 win over Vermont in America East Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday evening at John Fallon Field. The Great Danes improve to 3-8 on the season and clinched a playoff berth with their third straight league win, moving to 3-0 in America East play.
Katie D'Antonio '14 tied a career high with five goals and added two assists to finish with a career-best seven points as nationally ranked No. 18 Hamilton College defeated Connecticut College 19-12 in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Steuben Field on Saturday.
Fredonia State (11-2, 5-0 SUNYAC) pulled away from the SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (4-8, 1-4) in the second half for a 19-10 victory on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore defender Katie Kleine had a game-high seven points (2g, 5a) to lead the Blue Devils. Senior attack Maribeth Simmons scored three goals to become just the fifth Bear to reach 100 points (78g, 22a) in her career on Senior Day.
Oneonta State (3-8, 1-2 SUNYAC) scored the final seven goals of the game to rally past the SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team (5-5, 1-2 SUNYAC) 14-11 on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore attackman Daniel Stern had a six points (4g, 2a) to lead the Red Dragons and Bears sophomore attackman Rob Kunz matched him with three goals and three assists.
The St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team improved to 10-1 on the season behind a 12-5 victory over Messiah on Saturday evening in Cortland, NY. The Saints were led offensively by their seniors, who combined for eight goals to help knock off the Falcons.
Junior Katie VanDeValk (Baldwinsville, NY) scored a game-high five goals and classmates Kerrie Cline (Tuxedo, NY) and Alyssa Cristaldi (North Syracuse, NY) chipped in four goals apiece as the Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team snapped out of a four-game skid with its first Liberty League win of the year by defeating the University of Rochester 17-9 at Hantz Turf Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team (8-3, 1-3 SUNYAC) fell behind 8-1 after the first quarter, and was never able to get its offense going in a 20-6 decision to Geneseo (1-7, 1-1 SUNYAC) Saturday afternoon.
The Rochester Knighthawks earned one of their most impressive victories of the season tonight in a 14-12 win over the top-ranked Calgary Roughnecks. Rochester moved into sole possession of third place in the East Division with the win.
Junior attackman Garrett Thul exploded for a game-high five goals and Army outscored Navy 3-0 in the fourth quarter as the Black Knights clinched a Patriot League Tournament berth with a 9-6 victory over the visiting Midshipmen. The 91st meeting between the rivals was played in front of 10,192 fans at Michie Stadium and was watched by a national television audience on CBS Sports Network.
Junior attacker Kelly Condon (Canandaigua) registered eight points to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 24-9 win over 13th-ranked Saint Anselm on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
No. 2/2 Syracuse squad extended its winning streak to nine and remained unbeaten in BIG EAST play with a 22-11 victory against No. 14/11 Georgetown in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, April 14. The Orange is now 10-2 this season and 4-0 in league play, while the Hoyas go to 8-5 overall, 4-2 in the BIG EAST.
The Syracuse University lacrosse team found a cure, at least for one day, for the two major ailments that have plagued it this season. It won faceoffs and scored man-up goals. The result was a dominating 19-6 Big East victory over Rutgers on Saturday in the ESPNU Warrior Classic before a crowd of 6,230 here at American Legion Memorial Field.
Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) recorded five points to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 9-5 win over Bentley on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action.
No. 13 Syracuse (6-5, 3-1 BIG EAST) put on its best offensive display of the season, routing Rutgers (5-8, 1-4) in the opening game of the ESPNU Warrior Classic, 19-6, before a crowd of 6,230 Saturday, April 14 at American Legion Memorial Stadium. The Orange scored 12 straight goals in the first half to break the game open and didn’t look back in defeating the Scarlet Knights for the eighth straight time.
Junior Peter Baum scored five times and four other Raiders added two goals apiece as the No. 12/14 Colgate men's lacrosse team rolled past Lafayette 18-7 Saturday afternoon at Andy Kerr Stadium. The win clinched the Raiders a spot in the Patriot League Tournament, while the 11-goal margin was the largest victory for Colgate since topping Holy Cross 22-9 in 2009.
Senior Greg Wright (Irondequoit/West Irondequoit) led all scorers with seven points on three goals and four assists as the nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated The College at Brockport, 17-3, Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 12-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Golden Eagles fell to 5-7 and 1-2.
A six-goal run by No. 15/17 Cornell combined with six second-half saves by goaltender Kyla Dambach turned a tight contest in a seven-goal victory as the Big Red upset No. 11/12 Loyola-Maryland 17-10 at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday afternoon.
Junior Sarah Brown (West Genesee) tied her career-high with nine points in a 23-11 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) victory of Oswego State on Saturday as the Golden Eagles improved to 4-1 in the conference and 8-2 overall.
A 33-minute lightning delay between the third and fourth quarters proved to be exactly what the Hobart lacrosse team needed this afternoon. The Statesmen wiped out a three-goal deficit with six straight fourth quarter goals and held off a late Bellarmine charge for a 14-13 ECAC win.
Junior attack Rachel Burek leads Women's Lacrosse with four goals in a crucial America East contest over New Hampshire, 9-8, on Saturday, April 14. Ariana Parker would helped in the winning cause with three points (two goals, one assit) as well in the victory. UAlbany improves to 2-2 in the America East and is tied with UMBC for the fourth and final spot, while New Hampshire falls to 1-3 in conference play.
Freshman Jamie Wakefield scored a game-high six goals, while sophomore Marissa Page added four more to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team to a 19-9 victory over William Smith, this afternoon, in Liberty League action. With the win, the Engineers improve to 11-1 overall (5-1 Liberty), while the Herons drop to 5-6 (4-1 Liberty).
Playing in its most important game thus far in 2012, the St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team delivered perhaps its best performance. The Saints sprinted out to a six-goal lead and never looked back, as they handed RIT a 16-11 loss in Canton, NY on Saturday in a crucial Liberty League contest, the first ever between the two squads.
Senior Hilary Salander scored 40 seconds into overtime as the Union College women's lacrosse team defeated Skidmore College, 9-8 Saturday at Wachenheim Field. The Dutchwomen (4-5 overall) improved to 4-1 in the Liberty League and are in a three way tie for second, behind RPI (5-1). Union won at RPI Friday. Skidmore fell to 2-4 in the league and 7-5 overall.
Nazareth outscored visiting Elmira 19-13 in a women's Empire 8 Conference lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Flyers had nine different players score at least one goal to maintain their lead. Junior Megan Cregan had five goals to lead Nazareth in scoring.
Siena Lacrosse scored the last eight goals of the game and held Canisius scoreless for the final 36 minutes in a 14-2 lambasting Saturday afternoon at Siena Turf Field. The win - Siena's seventh in a row - moves the Saints to the precipice of a clinching a MAAC Tournament berth.
No. 5 Union men's lacrosse (7-2, 2-0 Liberty League) will appear on Time Warner Cable Sports next Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. when the Dutchmen travel to No. 9 RIT (8-2, 1-1 Liberty League) for a critical Liberty League contest at the RIT Field. In the Albany/Schenectady market, Time Warner Cable Sports is channel 3 or 1803 in high definition.
Stan Cockerton, President of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is delighted to announce that the 2016 Men's Under 19 World Championship has been awarded to Canada. The Championship, which takes place every four years, will be held in Coquitlam, British Columbia over the period July 7th–16th 2016.
The Orange (5-5, 2-1 Big East) will face Rutgers (5-7, 1-3) in the Classic at 11 a.m. today (ESPNU) at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte. The teams met in the same event last season when it was played at Rentschler Field, home of the Connecticut Huskies football team. No. 4 SU won 12-2.
Union College men's lacrosse reached a No. 5 ranking in the Division III national poll this week, the highest in program history. The Dutchmen immediately stumbled with an 8-6 loss to sub-.500 Williams on Wednesday. That didn't surprise Union head coach Paul Wehrum, who saw his team looking ahead to its game against arch-rival RPI just three days later.
Jake Varsigian scored three goals as Vestal defeated Owego 13-5 in boys lacrosse on Friday. Vestal jumped out to an early 4-2 lead and never looked back, building a 13-2 lead at the end of the third quarter. After two scoreless quarters, Owego scored three goals in the fourth.
Bellevue Boys Lacrosse swept the three games on their Spring Break road trip to New York state, finishing up Friday with a 12-5 win over Farmingdale . . . Friday's win meant that Bellevue swept all three Long Island teams they played on this road trip.
Jordan Rizzo and Erica Knaub netted three goals each and Kate Rothrock tallied two goals and an assist to help Fulton edge Mexico 10-9 in the opening game of the War on the Shore Girls Lacrosse Tournament on Friday at the Donald Distin Athletic Complex.
The last time Brandon Spillett was on a Major League Lacrosse field, he was hoisting the Steinfeld Cup at Harvard Stadium. It has been nearly four years since that sunny afternoon in Boston, but Spillett still has the same passion to play the game. That’s why after taking the last three seasons off, the Liverpool, NY, native is returning to the MLL with the Hamilton Nationals.
“In Rochester, I had a chance to play with some of the greatest names to ever play the game,” said Spillett about a roster that included John Grant Jr., Casey Powell, Jordan Hall, Brett Queener, Colin Doyle, Gavin Prout, Brodie Merrill, Joe Walters, Chris Schiller and Alex Smith. “Winning the championship was definitely a highlight.”
The Jeff Milano-Johnson Memorial Fund supports evidence-based programs and high school scholarships for city youth in Rochester, NY.
The JMJ Memorial Fund was created to celebrate the life of Jeffrey Milano-Johnson, a 14 year old boy who died suddenly in 2007 of a ruptured brain aneurysm, while warming up for a lacrosse game. Jeff lived in Pittsford NY, a suburb of Rochester.
Onondaga Community College is THE top team in the NJCAA ranks right now. They sit at #1 in the polls and the power rankings right now, are odds on favorites to win it all this year, and have won five of the six last JuCo National Championships. Pretty impressive… and then we get to their gear!
Onondaga has won 5 of the last 6 National Championships in the NJCAA. In 2008, OCC didn’t win, but you know who did? Nassau… and since 1970, Nassau has won 21 titles. That’s 50% of the Championships EVER. OCC is the top team in the JuCo ranks right now, but NCC is looking like a pretty legit number 2! The game will be played on Saturday on Long Island at noon, and this just might be THEGame of the Week. It’s going to be that good.
Junior #Carly Augustyn#'s goal with one minute to play in the third overtime gives the RIT women's lacrosse team a 13-12 win in Liberty League action from Potsdam on Friday. The win is the fourth straight for the Tigers who improve to 6-4 on the season and 4-1 in the Liberty League.
The William Smith lacrosse team out-scored Skidmore 9-2 in the second half to come from behind to secure a 13-9 victory in a Liberty League game played this afternoon. The Herons improve to 5-5 overall and are now a perfect 4-0 in the Liberty League.
Junior midfielder Dean Priest (Hinesburg, Vt.) posted a collegiate best three goals and six assists, leading Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse to a 16-5 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory over host SUNY IT Tuesday night in Marcy.
Freshman Emily McGrail scored four goals, including the final two of the game, and the Union College women's lacrosse team handed Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) its first loss of the season, 10-9, in a Liberty League matchup at Renwyck Field.
The Cornell lacrosse programs announced Thursday that they raised more than $2,000 toward breast cancer research with their “Pink” games on Saturday. The breast cancer awareness effort was organized by Cornell women's lacrosse and supported by the men's team, and together the groups collected donations and sold T-shirts at both games to accumulate funds. All proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.
On a relatively nice sunny day on the Corbit Field turf in the middle of the Victor Central Schools campus, the host Blue Devil boys lacrosse team took an early 5-1 lead over the Spencerport Rangers, and by the end of the game had turned it into a 14-8 win.
True, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team’s comeback effort against defending state Class C champion CBA fell short in a 9-7 home defeat on April 7. From that game, though, the Lakers came away with an increased belief in itself, knowing it wasn’t that far away from the level of play required to reclaim the Class C throne from the Brothers.
For a vast majority of the April school break, the Skaneateles boys lacrosse team practiced and rested, trying to pace itself as it knew all sorts of tough Class C opposition lay ahead. When the Lakers did play Thursday at Tully, it didn’t prove that easy, the visitors needing to grind through every part of an 11-6 victory over the Black Knights.
he Hobart College lacrosse team will make its final road trip of the regular season on Saturday, April 14, battling the Bellarmine Knights on Senior Day at Owsley B. Frazer Stadium in Louisville, Ky. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
No. 2/2 Syracuse takes on its BIG EAST rival, the No. 14/11 Georgetown Hoyas (8-4, 4-1), on Saturday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange (9-2, 3-0) looks to continue its eight-game winning streak against the ninth ranked team it faces this season. Admission to the game is free of charge.
The Rochester Rattlers will be opening their training camp on Saturday, April 14th from noon to 3PM in Sahlen’s Stadium. The Rattlers second session of camp will be on Sunday, April 15th from 11AM to 1PM at Total Sports Experience. Rattlers coach Tim Soudan and general manager Rob Clark will have 27 players in Rochester for the first weekend of training camp. The Rattlers will have some core players from their 2012 roster mixed in with players selected in the Supplemental Draft as well as players claimed outright from the MLL Player Pool during the off-season.
Now retired, Jack Emmer put together one of the quietest yet most successful coaching careers in the history of the game. Inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame the same year he retired, Emmer’s legacy as a coach is often articulated in wins and losses. While he won the gold medal in the 2002 World Games as the head coach of the United States national team, his record-setting 326 wins (which stood as a record until 2008) is often cited as his most-notable achievement.
Minutes after succeeding Richie Meade in early June as the head coach at Navy, Rick Sowell got a brief taste of the rivalry between the academy and Army as he perused emails from alumni with the sign-off “Beat Army.”
But as the No. 20 Midshipmen prepare to meet the No. 17 Black Knights this Saturday for the 91st time, Sowell – who left Stony Brook to join Navy – is getting a fuller perspective of the traditional game between these Patriot League foes.
Fresh off its biggest win of the season, Army (5-6, 2-2) heads into one of its most critical contests to date as the team welcomes service academy rival Navy to Michie Stadium on Saturday for a noon face-off. A victory for the Black Knights would clinch one of four playoff spots in 2012 Patriot League Tournament.
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Senior Erin Cummings (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) recorded 12 points on seven goals and five assists to lead an Oswego State women's lacrosse offensive attack that saw seven players score in a 23-8 win over Alfred on Thursday afternoon. Eight Lakers also recorded assists to help the Lakers improve to 3-5 overall, while the Saxons fell to 4-6.
Oswego State had not won a conference game in men’s lacrosse since April 24, 2010. Nearly two calendar years and 10 consecutive losses against conference opponents later, the Lakers defeated the Potsdam Bears, 8-6, at Laker Field, Wednesday night.
Brittany Koelmel and Joelle Percy scored four goals apiece as the Jefferson Community College women’s lacrosse team avenged its only loss of the season with a 13-11 Region 3 victory over Herkimer County Community College on Thursday at General Brown High School.
In the wake of the Syracuse Orange men's basketball teams Elite Eight loss and the malaise that is the Syracuse men's lacrosse season, I think it's about time we look elsewhere for our happiness.
Enter the Syracuse women's lacrosse team.
“We’re adjusting,” Desko said Thursday before his team (5-5, 2-1 Big East) returned to the practice field to prepare for Saturday’s 11 a.m. conference game vs. Rutgers (5-7, 1-3) in the ESPNU Warrior Classic in Charlotte, NC. “We just can’t sit here and do the same old thing. We have to keep evolving.”
JoJo Marasco cartoon by Michael Borkowski
The rules of lacrosse allow for both player-to-player and stick-to-player contact, leaving players susceptible to acute traumatic injuries like those commonly seen in football and ice hockey. However, as lacrosse continues to become a year-round game, chronic repetitive injuries like those typical in baseball, tennis and swimming may begin to surface.
Quickly, the Cazenovia girls lacrosse team has let opponents know that it won’t be easy to put up goals against them. The Lakers have allowed just 18 in the first three games, including Thursday’s 9-7 victory over Westhill at the Sean Googin Sports Complex which moved Cazenovia to 2-1 on the season.
Chittenango’s boys lacrosse team, who began the season with four consecutive defeats, finally found its way into the win column. The Bears did so in last Tuesday night’s game against Whitesboro, surviving raw, cold conditions to get past the Warriors 10-7.
To this point, the Christian Brothers Academy boys lacrosse team has met all the challenges - and might just be getting better. Further proof of this was offered Thursday afternoon at Alibrandi Stadium, where senior Nick Papayanakos helped the state Class C no. 10-ranked Brothers dismantle no. 3-ranked LaFayette by a score of 20-9.
The West Genesee High School girls lacrosse team is ranked No. 5 in the nation according to a PowerAde Fab 50 poll at ESPN. On Thursday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, the Wildcats looked every bit the part.
Five different players scored two goals and Keuka College’s men’s lacrosse team won its second straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest, 13-10 over Medaille College Wednesday afternoon in Buffalo.
Lexi Crusha (Corning) broke the WILA record for assists in a game, tallying eight
versus Lees-McRae (N.C.) on Sunday in a 17-4 Lady Lion win.
She recorded 16 total points (5 goals, 11 assists) in two games last
week and led Lindenwood with seven offensive points and three
assists in Friday’s 20-9 WILA win over Fort Lewis.
No. 13 Syracuse (5-5, 2-1 BIG EAST) continues its three-game road trip with a neutral-site clash against Rutgers (5-7, 1-3 BIG EAST) on Saturday, April 14 in the opening game of the 2012 ESPNU Warrior Classic at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. It’s a crucial conference matchup as both sides look to take another step toward earning a berth in the inaugural BIG EAST Tournament.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team returns home Saturday afternoon to host Empire 8 Conference foe and nationally ranked No. 11 Stevens Institute of Technology at 2 p.m. The last time these two teams met, Stevens outscored the Pioneers 25-4.
Boston Cannon Chris Eck’s (Colgate) a face-off machine. Coming off a 2011 MLL season where he won a championship, 59% of the draws he took and picked up 51 groundballs, he hopes to represent the U.S. in the new FIL World Championships. Here he breaks down his keys to a winning stance and his go-to move: The Plunger.
Cornell erased any progress Syracuse made over the weekend. With the Big Red’s tenacity in grabbing loose balls and long, drawn-out offensive possessions, it halted the momentum SU had from last Saturday’s win over Princeton.
There were moments that sparked hope, and others that created cringes. Welcome to Bobby Wardwell’s emergence as the Syracuse University lacrosse team’s third stating goalie of the season. The true freshman made some amazing stops during Tuesday night’s 12-6 loss at Cornell. He also made some bad decisions that handed the Big Red one goal and nearly a few others.
The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team (8-2, 1-2 SUNYAC) defeated Potsdam (5-4, 1-1 SUNYAC), 8-6, in a tightly contested match Wednesday afternoon at South Athletic Field, as head coach Ryan Martin earned his first conference win. Connor Khammar (Fr., Camillus, N.Y.) led the charge with four goals and three goals.
Senior midfielder Ethan Meyer scored three goals, but No. 5 Union men's lacrosse (7-2) fell 8-6 to Williams (3-6) at Frank Bailey Field. Colton Growney had two goals and an assist, and Sam Hargrove added two goals and five ground balls to lead the Ephs, who earned the upset win in Schenectady.
Broome Community College's men's lacrosse team was defeated 10-6 by Mercyhurst North East on Wednesday. The Hornets got off to a fast start with goals by Brad Neferis and Mike Tolentino in the first quarter. However, they were unable to score again until late in the third, when Neferis got his second of the day.
Fairport, No. 4 in the our local rankings, gets a chance to show if its strong enough to knock off one of the nation’s best on Saturday. The Red Raiders, 2-0 before their game against Webster Thomas on April 12, welcome Ithaca of Section IV. Ithaca is No. 23 in the ESPN/POWERADE Fab 50 ranking, the same one that has Irondequoit at No. 12.
If the Hounds won the off-season, the Rattlers unquestionably won the Collegiate Draft. They filled all of their needs perfectly. I think that Mike Manley from Duke was the perfect pick at number three.
Just before Easter, the Baldwnsville girls lacrosse team boarded a plane and, once again, made their way across the country. This time, as before, the destination was Southern California – the San Diego area, to be specific, for a pair of games against local opponents, including one with a Central New York connection.
One change from the past, according to head coach Doug Rowe, was that the team flew out of Central New York earlier, so it could return at an earlier time and get the appropriate rest before the season – and school – resumed.
On Thursday, April 11th, the Union College men's lacrosse team will host a Bone Marrow Registry Drive through the Gift of Life program for the second time this spring at Hale House from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Members of the volleyball, football, men's and women's basketball, track and field and women's soccer teams have already pledged their support to the drive, among others.
This year we have decided to switch from our old "rankings" list to a "poll" of about a dozen very knowledgeable experts. The group represents all three classes and all of the leagues and includes coaches, reporters, fans and parents. The question the pollsters are asked (and will continue to be asked) throughout the season is: "Who do you think will win the championships in each class?"
The volunteers at SportsFive.NET have spent more than a month collecting and reviewing data that comes from this web site, the coaches and in some cases players and their families. There are stories about each of the leagues and each of the teams which can be found from the links below.
Cortland held Geneseo scoreless for a span of more than 24 minutes from the end of the first quarter until midway through the third quarter to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 9-4 lead and the nationally second-ranked Red Dragons remained unbeaten with a 15-8 victory over the visiting Knights.
The Tigers defense was stifling on Wednesday, holding Ithaca (7-4) to four goals, inlcuding one in the first half, as the No. 9 RIT (7-2) men's lacrosse team defeated the Bombers 12-4 in non-conference action from RIT Field. The win improves RIT to 8-2 on the season, while Ithaca falls to 7-4. The four goals allowed by RIT was the fewest goals allowed this season.
Senior attackman Nate DeLone and sophomore midfielder Chris Aycock each scored three goals Wednesday for host Nazareth as the Golden Flyers outscored Alfred in an Empire 8 Conference men's lacrosse game, 11-6.
St. Lawrence University senior Matt Pope scored four goals including the eventual game-winner with 1:52 remaining in the fourth quarter to pace the men's lacrosse team past Clarkson University, 8-7, on Wednesday afternoon in Potsdam, NY.
The team representing the MAAC in the NCAA tournament in 2009 and 2011, the Saints are wearing custom game jerseys and shorts from Under Armour, customized equipment from Gait and Cascade Pro 7 helmets for 2012. Head coach John Svec and his staff went out of their way to make sure the IL Gear Zone had an up-close look at Siena's kits for this season, and we're pleased to share with you.
The 2011 ESPNU Lacrosse Tour is a lacrosse fan fest hosted by Mike Powell, a two-time national champion at Syracuse and the only player to win the Tewaaraton Trophy twice. The tour features a lacrosse cage located outside of each stadium with two full goals, where fans can pick up a stick and shoot goals, practice tricks and even play with Powell. Highlights of the ESPNU Lacrosse Tour include:
Rochester Knighthawks forward Joe Walters will hit the turf at 8:00 a.m. Saturday to train local lacrosse players as part of the Rochester Youth Camps’ game-day clinic. Kids can learn lacrosse skills from the four-year pro and four-time All-American.
The second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team got goals from 15 different players en route to a 23-3 win over American International in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at Abdow Field.
“We came in at halftime and everyone was real excited,” Wardwell, Syracuse’s goaltender, said. “We liked what we did in the first half and then right when we came out in the second half I felt that we were a little too excited. They rattled off a couple quick goals and we kind of went back and forth from there but we never really bounced back.”
Corning upped its record to 5-0 with a 12-4 win over previously unbeaten Seton Catholic Tuesday at Memorial Stadium. The Hawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one quarter, then put the game away in the third quarter with six goals to make the lead 11-1.
In a battle of the unbeatens, the Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse team handed Burnt Hills its first loss of the season, 20-8, Tuesday at Burnt Hills High School. Niskayuna’s offense came out firing early and controlled the tempo for the majority of the game.
Nothing less than a clash of champions was on the menu when West Genesee and Christian Brothers Academy's girls lacrosse teams gathered on a chilly, wet Tuesday night at Alibrandi Stadium. And despite the adverse elements, the Wildcats and Brothers put on a terrific effort, each side with chances to pull it out until WG inched ahead in the late stages and held on for a 10-9 victory.
Owego led 10-4 at halftime. U-E's goalie suffered a blow to the head but finished the first half. After being evaluated, she was unable to return for the second half, and without a replacement U-E forfeited.
The Brighton Lacrosse Booster Club is, once again, organizing a project to collect items for soldiers serving in Afghanistan. Brighton, like other communities, has former players serving Brighton Laxoverseas and have found that the items listed below are greatly appreciated by the soldiers.
Rachel Friedman '13 scored two of her three goals in overtime to lead nationally ranked No. 18 Hamilton College to a 9-7 win over William Smith College in a non-conference game at William Smith's Boswell Field on April 10.
Kempney came up big for the Orange on the week as the rookie scored five goals and added seven draw controls in the win over Notre Dame on the road before adding a pair of goals and three draw controls in the victory over Rutgers.
The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team improved to 3-1 in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) with a 23-12 win over the Geneseo Knights. Emily Zartman (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) collected her second four-goal game this season as Brockport is now 7-2 overall.
The St. Lawrence University women's lacrosse team used a six-goal run in the second half to knock off Clarkson University by the score of 13-5 on Tuesday in Potsdam, NY. Junior Brigid Hurley led all scorers with four goals for the Scarlet and Brown, while senior co-captain Paige Powell made nine saves.
The SUNY Potsdam women’s lacrosse team (4-7, 1-3 SUNYAC) got four goals each from senior attack Maribeth Simmons and freshman midfielder Margaret Wall to earn a 12-11 SUNYAC victory over visiting Oswego State (2-5, 0-3) on a rainy afternoon. Senior attack Erin Cummings and junior midfielder Kasey Kumza totaled three goals apiece to pace the Lakers.
Junior Shannon Maguire scored a game-high five goals to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's lacrosse team to a 13-12 come-from-behind victory over Williams College, this evening in non-league action. With the win the Engineers improve to 10-0, while the Ephs drop to 4-7.
You can call it heritage, a proud legacy or, as many do, the Creator’s Gift. Or you can just call it lacrosse. The Haudenosaunee play the game they invented centuries ago with respect and passion, and Brett Bucktooth, Oneida Indian Nation, Turtle Clan, is as good a representative for the heart and soul of the Creator’s game as you’ll find. Syracuse University All-American? Check. National Lacrosse League All-Star? Check. Member of the Iroquois Nationals and the Onondaga Redhawks? Check and check.
Two Easton High School lacrosse players should not have been suspended or arrested for having a penknife and lighter in their lacrosse bags, according to the Maryland state school board, which ordered that the boys' records be wiped clean.
Junior attacker Brenna Bauer (Brighton) scored a career-high eight goals to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 22-7 win over Southern Connecticut State in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at Jess Dow Field.
The good feelings generated by Saturday's 10-9 victory over Princeton in the Carrier Dome disappeared emphatically Tuesday night here at Schoellkopf, as the No. 5 Cornell men's lacrosse team used a dominaating 7-3 second half to top No. 11 Syracuse 12-6.
The Orange (5-5) played a zone defense that kept the score close for a half at 3-all, but a glaring seasonlong weakness at the faceoff X reared its ugly head and really never gave SU a chance. Cornell won 14 of 22 faceoffs but dominated even more there when the game was in doubt.
Photos by Rich Barnes
What a week for Division III lacrosse in CNY! St. John Fisher beat #7 Stevens in the Empire Eight, and RPI beat #4 RIT in the Liberty League. Ithaca beat Nazareth, Plattsburgh beat Oswego, and Cortland beat Oneonta. Although neither team was ranked in the USILA Top 20, Ithaca’s win over Nazareth caught the eye of many. League games are pretty much the order of the day now, as teams jockey for position in their own conference standings.
US Lacrosse has received added clarifications and corrections to the rules for high school boys’ lacrosse in 2012 from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The NFHS is the rules-writing body for high school boys’ lacrosse.
In a game that featured two of the most powerful offenses in the nation, the Cornell and Syracuse men's lacrosse teams mustered just three goals each in the opening 30 minutes of Tuesday's showdown. It was the next three goals, coming in quick succession, that made all the difference, and the fifth-ranked Big Red sprinted away with a 12-6 victory in front of 4,354 fans at Schoellkopf Field.
With the score tied 3-3 at halftime, No. 5 Cornell (9-1) came out of the break with five third quarter goals and added four in the fourth to defeat the No. 13 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team (5-5) on Tuesday night at Schoelkopf Field, 12-6.
Freshman midfielder Nora Barry (Marcellus) was named Rookie of the Week this morning by the American Lacrosse Conference after a standout game against No. 19 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. It is the third time this season that Barry has earned rookie honors, a feat which a Gator has achieved just once before, as teammate Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.) picked up the honor three times in 2010. She is one of five Gators to be honored by the ALC this season.
Matt Mirabito (Binghamton/Broome CC) was named Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week after an outstanding week with in two Setter wins. Mirabito finished with eight points on four goals and four assists for the week.
Utica College women's lacrosse goalie Shelby Barbay was named the Empire 8 Conference Goalie of the Week Monday, for the third straight week. Barbay saw 66 shots over the course of three games last week for the Pioneers, and stopped 30 of them. She led UC to a commanding 20-7 victory against Medaille College on Tuesday. She also did all she could to keep the Pioneers in the game against St. John Fisher and Nazareth as they dropped both conference games over the weekend, by a score of 11-7 and 10-7, respectively.
Most of the Liverpool boys lacrosse team's most important contests in 2012, against the likes of West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius, take plate late in the regular season. There was an exception, though. The Warriors met rival Cicero-North Syracuse Tuesday afternoon at Bragman Stadium and patiently waited until the second half to see its all-around game click in a 12-3 victory over the Northstars.
Dan MacRae has become accustomed to traveling between Calgary and Rochester. This weekend, the former RIT standout will make the trip once again as the Calgary Roughnecks visit the Rochester Knighthawks Saturday night.
Want to build your very own fantasy lacrosse team? MLL Fantasy Lacrosse presented by Warrior will be a brand new fantasy sports game that will allow you to run your own team of professional lacrosse players during the MLL season based on the team that you draft. Add even more excitement this season by racking up points as you watch your athletes perform on the field.
The No. 5 Cornell men's lacrosse team will seek the 700th win in program history when it welcomes No. 13/14 Syracuse to Schoellkopf Field for a midweek battle on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. The Big Red is currently riding the longest home field winning streak in the nation (14) and has won its last five contests, including an important Ivy League victory over Harvard on Saturday, to improve to 8-1 on the season and 4-0 in the conference. The Orange also picked up a victory on Saturday, defeating Princeton to snap a two-game skid and improve to 5-4 on the season.
The film has impressed Desko. Cornell is 6-1 since Pannell went down, embracing a team concept and remaining one of the most explosive offensive units in the country. The Big Red’s lone loss came to No. 1 Virginia in a 9-8 overtime defeat, and Cornell ranks sixth in scoring offense with 12.89 goals per game. With or without Pannell, Cornell will provide a tremendous challenge to No. 14 Syracuse’s (5-4, 2-1 Big East) defense when it travels to Ithaca to take on No. 5 Cornell (8-1, 4-0 Ivy League) at Schoellkopf Field at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Cornell freshman Matt Donovan has earned his fourth Ivy League Rookie of the Week award, sharing the honor with Brown's Nick Piroli. The Morristown, N.J. native was also named the conference's Rookie of the Week on March 5, March 26 and April 2.
The Dartmouth defense stepped onto the field clearly intent on shutting off Alyssa Murray, and for good reason. SU’s leading scorer entered the game with 33 goals as one of the nation’s most dangerous attacks. In the first five minutes, Murray was frustrated. The Orange offense fell behind early after it committed three turnovers and a pair of fouls. But SU head coach Gary Gait made a simple adjustment and put the stagnant Orange offense back in order.
The search for conference win No. 1 continued for the Binghamton University women’s lacrosse team over spring break as the squad dropped back-to-back games to University at Albany and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The Bearcats were routed by Albany 10-3 last Wednesday before falling by a single goal to UMBC on Saturday. BU (3-8, 0-3 America East) is now in the midst of a four-game losing streak.
After a non-conference win over Canisius College on April 3, the Binghamton University men’s lacrosse looked to keep the momentum going as it headed into conference play. But the Bearcats hit a road block in their America East opener against powerhouse Stony Brook University on Saturday night, falling 13-5. BU is now 3-6 and 0-2 in conference play.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks will host the first Senior Showcase on May 30, giving undrafted college seniors a chance to show their talents to representatives from every Major League Lacrosse team. The event will be at the Severn School in Severna Park, Md., from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Wednesday following the NCAA Championship.
Rochester Knighthawks fans can get to know Stephen Keogh, Mike Kirk and Jarrett Davis in the latest in-game video features. Find out why Kirk thinks he looks like Brad Pitt, what Keogh notes as his hidden talent and what Jarrett Davis does before he goes to bed every night.
For Alviar, a teacher at Salish Kootenai College who grew up playing the sport in Detroit and continues to do so in Missoula, it didn’t seem right that as lacrosse began gaining popularity in Montana (see related story, Page A1), the state’s Indian reservations weren’t a part of it. So he brought lacrosse to the Flathead Indian Reservation last year.
Virginia regains sole possession of first place with eight first place votes, and UMass takes over the second spot, claiming two first place votes of its own. Johns Hopkins rounds out the solid top three with the remaining top spot vote. Colgate made the biggest move up this week after they cooled off the streaking Lehigh, climbing five places from #17 to #12. That loss cost Lehigh two places this week, putting them now at #11. Bucknell also fell two places, while Fairfield and Princeton suffered the largest drops, three spots each.
Junior Michelle Tumolo tied her career high with eight points to lead No. 2 Syracuse (9-2, 3-0), to a 22-4 victory against No. 10 Dartmouth (8-2) on Monday, April 9 in the Carrier Dome. The Orange posted its second-highest goal total of the season and its largest margin of victory as it extended its winning streak to eight games.
Syracuse posted its fourth win against a top 10-ranked opponent in 2012, which is a first for the program since it began in 1998. The Orange has defeated three teams ranked in the top 10 in a season twice (2007, 2010).
No. 13 Syracuse faces its second consecutive Ivy League opponent on Tuesday, April 10 when it visits No. 5 Cornell for a 7 p.m. contest at Schoellkopf Field. It’s the first of three straight road games for the Orange over the next week and a renewal of the fourth-longest rivalry in college lacrosse.
More than two decades since it last had claimed a Section III Class A title, the Liverpool boys lacrosse team came within inches of seeing that drought it ended.
The fact that it didn’t happen – West Genesee beating the Warriors in a 6-5 overtime battle in the sectional final – has given the Warriors all the motivation it needs for the 2012 season.
The defending NJCAA champion and No. 1-ranked Onondaga Community College men’s lacrosse team thumped Alfred State College, 33-1, in a Region III contest Saturday.
The Lazers improve to 7-0 on the season with the win.
Taylor D’Amore (Canadaigua) controlled the opening draw of double overtime, but a huge turnover caused by Sally Jentis (Ridgewood, N.J.) on the defensive end put the ball back in Florida’s hands. On off-ball foul by Cermack created a free-position attempt for the Gators, and 66 minutes and 58 seconds after the opening whistle, Nora Barry (Marcellus) shot in the game-winner, giving Florida its first-ever overtime victory.
Video interviews with Nora Berry and Mikey Meager (Liverpool).
Syracuse sophomore Alyssa Murray has been named the BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Orange to a pair of wins last week. It is the first player of the week honor of her career.
Taylor Smith, a former Webster Schroeder standout, scored a career-high five goals to help lead the Keuka College women's lacrosse team to an 11-9 win over Roberts Wesleyan College on Wednesday, April 4.
The Liberty League has announced its weekly awards in women's and men's lacrosse and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Allie Arnal and Tyler Hutchinson have been recognized. Arnal was named the women's Defensive Performer of the Week for the fifth time this season, while Hutchinson was the top Defensive Performer selection on the men's side.
The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) is sponsoring the "Title IX Trailblazer Tribute Video Contest" on YouTube. Twenty-five colleges and universities from across the country submitted entries, including William Smith College's tribute to legendary head coaches Pat Genovese, Aliceann Wilber, and Sally Scatton.
Le Moyne College junior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse goalkeeper of the week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Syracuse senior attackman Tommy Palasek was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, April 9 for his five-point performance in Saturday’s win against Princeton. In addition, classmate Kevin Drew landed a spot on the league’s weekly honor roll for his play in the team’s 10-9 victory over the Tigers.
Players who filled in for injured players — in some cases all-stars — are among the starters this spring on a nationally ranked team that has opened the season 5-0, including a 4-3 win over Duxbury (Mass.), No. 4 in the ESPN/Powerade Fab 50 national poll.
No. 2/3 Syracuse will play its third game in five days when it hosts No. 10/6 Dartmouth on Monday, April 9 in the Carrier Dome. Game time is set for 3 p.m. The Orange (8-2, 3-0) enters the game on a seven-game winning streak, while the Big Green (8-1, 4-0) has won three in a row.
Fans can follow the action on WJPZ 89.1FM in the Syracuse area. Live audio and video will also be available on Orange All Access on SUathletics.com. Subscriptions to Orange All Access are available at daily, monthly and yearly rates.
ORANGE LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY - Syracuse goes for its fourth victory against a team ranked in the top 10 in the nation when it takes on Dartmouth. The Orange defeated No. 9 Notre Dame last Thursday for its third top 10 win of the season. It marks just the third time in school history that SU has accomplished the feat.
Cornell men's lacrosse coach Ben DeLuca has absolutely no shame in saying it. On March 3, in the third period of a blowout victory over Canisius, the Big Red lost its best player, maybe the best player in the entire country. Senior captain and national player of the year Rob Pannell suffered a broken foot on what can only be described as a freak non-contact incident. Shortly after the game, Pannell was pronounced out indefinitely.
Player of the Week: Luke Goldstock, Niskayuna: Totaled 18 goals and six assists in three wins for the Silver Warriors this week. In Niskayuna’s 15-6 Suburban Council win over Ballston Spa on Thursday, the junior scored eight goals and dished out two assists.
Team of the Week: Niskayuna: After earning a pair of Suburban wins on Tuesday and Thursday, the Silver Warriors (3-0) went on the road on Saturday and snapped Jamesville-DeWitt’s 46-game winning streak with an impressive 17-10 win
Though a long season remains, the Skaneateles girls lacrosse team may have already endured its most difficult stretch.
A six-day test culminated Saturday with the Lakers measuring itself against defending state Class C champion Christian Brothers Academy. And though the Lakers lost, 9-7, to the Brothers, it left with more confidence that its best effort could lead to a different result later.
Perhaps Buffalo Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour’s message finally got through after 14 weeks. On the other hand, maybe the players knew a national television audience would be tuning in for the first time. Whatever the reason, the Bandits on Saturday night looked nothing like a team that appeared frustrated for much of the season.
The Rochester Knighthawks were inches away from sending the game to overtime tonight, which would have completed one of the most impressive comebacks in team history. Rochester rallied from 11-4 down to Calgary to pull within one goal twice in the fourth quarter, but Mike Poulin’s acrobatics in the closing seconds secured a 15-14 win for the Calgary Roughnecks at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Adam Higginbotham and Ted Glesener of the West Genesee boy’s lacrosse program are asking for your support of a very special community service project they have created to help two other lacrosse teams - one in Des Moines, Iowa and one in Denver, Colorado. Both teams are in need of used equipment and apparel to outfit boys in their communities who want to play the sport but don’t have the funds to purchase the equipment. We know there is a lot of used and good condition equipment in the homes of current and past West Genesee boys lacrosse families, as well as in other central New York communities, so we hope you’ll donate any used equipment you have stored or isn’t being used by anyone in your family today.
In a game that has drawn some national interest, Irondequoit traveled to Massachusetts where they played The Duxbury Dragons. In a close game that featured great defensive play, the Eagles scored four goals in the first half, which was enough for their 4-3 victory.
There’s little doubt around Massachusetts that Duxbury is the clear No. 1. Boasting a slew of Division 1 recruits (12, to be exact) and eight of the last 10 state championship trophies, the Dragons have gained national attention as one of the premier teams in the country. But that doesn’t mean no one else has a chance.
Ty Thompson took an assist from cousin Miles Thompson to score the game-winner in overtime, to lead UAlbany to a 12-11 win over Hartford in America East Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday evening at Alumni Stadium. UAlbany improves to 2-8 overall, and 2-0 in league play.
The nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team outscored Buffalo St., 12-3, in the second half to break open a close game and earn a 22-11 victory in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Bengals fell to 8-4 and 1-2.
The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team (5-3, 1-0 SUNYAC) scored two goals in the final 3:17 to defeat Brockport (5-6, 1-1) 10-9 in its SUNYAC opener on the road Saturday afternoon. Juniors Pat Morrill and Ryan Paparella each scored three goals for the Bears.
The Bombers got off to a slow start and fell behind the Cardinals early 2-0, but then the Blue and Gold posted eight of the game’s last nine goals. The South Hill squad held Fisher to its lowest goal count in over six seasons.
Interest in youth lacrosse is growing in the Garden City, even if understanding of the sport is not. “I think there’s only eight rules in this game,” a parent was overheard explaining at a recent Hellgate-Big Sky match, “and one of them says ‘no firearms.’ ”
For the first time in 45 games, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team did not get to celebrate a win after the final whistle.
Niskayuna, a Section II power from the Albany area, knocked off the two-time defending Class B state champions 17-10 Saturday at J-D to snap the Red Rams' (1-1) 45-game win streak. The Silver Warriors took advantage of an inexperienced J-D defense and never trailed throughout the contest.
True, the boys lacrosse game between West Genesee and Fayetteville-Manlius on Saturday afternoon did not count in the league standings. But it sill meant a lot, especially to the likes of Tim Barber. Over the last two seasons, Barber and his fellow Wildcats had twice gone into battle against the Hornets, and had twice lost. Defeats by F-M (to Corcoran in 2010, to Liverpool in 2011) in the Section III Class A semifinals had prevented a post-season rematch.
The No. 16/17 Colgate men's lacrosse team snapped No. 7 Lehigh's nine-game winning streak on Saturday afternoon when it handed the Mountain Hawks their second loss of the season and first league setback 11-10 in overtime in a game that saw seven lead changes and seven tied scores.
Sophomore attackman Chris Button (Fairport) scored midway through the fourth quarter to break a tie as the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team rallied for an 8-6 win over third-ranked Merrimack on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Senior Mike Tota (Webster Schroeder) scored two goals and handed out two assists to become the eighth Cortland player to surpass 200 career points and head coach Steve Beville (West Genesee) earned his program-best 95th win as the nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team defeated Oneonta, 11-6, in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
Beville, who owns a career-record of 95-16, surpassed Chuck Winters as the all-time wins leader at Cortland. Winters recorded a 94-55 mark from 1973-83. Tota now has 201 career points on 146 goals and 55 assists.
For the second time in his career, senior midfielder Devin Lynch (Skaneateles) provided a double-overtime game-winning goal. This time around, Lynch's score 30 seconds into a second overtime periodput the exclamation point on a 6-5 Army win over No. 15 Bucknell in Patriot League lacrosse action at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The Black Knights' victory ended an eight-game win streak for the Bison, which stood as the fourth-longest win streak in the nation.
Sophomore Alyssa Murray scored five of her six goals in the second half, and junior Michelle Tumolo added a goal and an assist in the final period as the No. 2 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team used a second-half scoring burst to defeat Rutgers, 15-10. The victory extends the Orange’s (8-2, 3-0) winning streak to seven games.
The ball ping-ponged from stick to stick, from foot to foot near midfield before Tim Desko deftly trapped it and fired toward the Princeton goal. There, Tommy Palasek caught the ball and in a motion so quick, the Syracuse attackman flipped the ball toward the net. Tigers goalie Tyler Fiorito never had a chance to react. The ball rippled the net. And just like that, Syracuse achieved a critical win.
Eleven different players scored a goal and birthday boy Roy Lang was dominant in the midfield to lead No. 5 Cornell to a 14-10 victory over Harvard on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 8-1 (4-0 Ivy) with the victory, while the Crimson dropped to 5-5 (2-1 Ivy).
Senior Brett Overend scored five goals and sophomore Alex Castronovo made 10 saves to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's lacrosse team to a 10-7 victory over #4 Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in a Liberty League contest at East Campus Stadium. The Engineers improve to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the league, while the Tigers are now 7-2 and 1-1.
Kara Cannizzaro (Cazenovia) scored a career-high five goals and Abbey Friend (Canandaigua) added four goals and an assist as the North Carolina women's lacrosse team defeated Maryland 14-11 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Carolina captures the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship with a perfect 5-0 league record. UNC will be the top seed in the ACC Tournament in two weeks in Durham, N.C.
In its first season of existence, the University of Tampa (11-4, 7-1 DSC) lacrosse team continued its rise among the collegiate ranks with a share of the Deep South Conference championship following a 15-8 victory over Rollins College (3-12, 1-6 DSC) on Friday. NCAA Division II all-time winningest coach Rory Whipple (Cortland St.) brought his team to play as the Spartans scored the first six goals of the contest, with two coming from leading scorer Greg Griffo.
The goal for the Utica College women’s lacrosse team is to make the Empire 8 Conference playoffs. They still can finish in the top four and do that, but it is going to be just a little more difficult after a 10-7 loss to Nazareth College Saturday at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium.
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse program defeated the highest-ranked opponent in the program's history on Saturday, as the Cardinals scored the game's final five goals to beat No. 7 Stevens Institute of Technology 15-12 at Fisher's Growney Stadium.
Detroit may have been the preseason favorite to win the MAAC, but Saturday Siena showed it's still the team to beat. The Saints broke open a 5-5 third quarter tie with nine unanswered goals and routed the Titans 15-8 in Michigan. The surging Saints have won six straight overall and 14 straight MAAC road games.
Senior Lucy Johnson scored four goals, won a game-high six draws, picked up three ground balls and caused two turnovers to lead the William Smith lacrosse team to a 11-10 victory over Union in a Liberty League game played today on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
The Hobart lacrosse team rallied from a four-goal second half deficit to force overtime against Ohio State, but Dominique Alexander scored with 26 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Buckeyes to a 10-9 victory at Boswell Field this afternoon.
A furious comeback attempt came too late, and a 7-1 Dartmouth run to start the second half held up as the visiting Big Green took down the Big Red women's lacrosse team 12-10 at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday evening.
Minutes after his team beat Fayetteville-Manlius 7-5 on Saturday, West Genesee boys lacrosse coach Mike Messere bounced around his team’s locker room. He consulted with individual players, reinforcing lessons that might have been overlooked on the field. He dropped into action stances to illustrate his points. Messere’s game was over, but his job carried on well after the final horn.
Sophomore Katie Ferris (Carthage) scored six goals and added an assist to set the Massachusetts single-season scoring record and lead the 10th-ranked Minutewomen to a 19-4 win over Saint Joseph's at McGuirk Stadium Friday.
Four different players registered five points to the #1-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 16-8 win over Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference action Friday afternoon at Larkin Field.
It is hard to believe it has been four years since a Princeton men’s lacrosse team has visited the Carrier Dome. It is equally hard to believe the Tigers team that visits today averages more shots and goals than Syracuse.
The upward trajectory taken by Pittsford girls lacrosse is tough to ignore. Three years ago, the Panthers advanced to the Section V championship game. The following year, they were state semifinalists.
A solid team effort helped the Fulton girls varsity lacrosse team to get it done against Clinton April 4 at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. With six players tallying goals, The Lady Raiders scored nearly eight goals in each half while holding Clinton to only two goals per half to come away with a convincing 15-4 win.
The Clarkson University Women’s Lacrosse team got off to a quick start in its Liberty League opener on the road, but unfortunately for the Golden Knights they could not hold on to their lead as Rensselaer rallied back to gain a 12-8 victory in Troy on Friday afternoon.
The host Broome Community College women's lacrosse team lost to Nassau CC 20-4 on Friday. "We played hard and put up a good effort; we just got outmatched physically by their bigger team," Hornets' coach Ed Yetsko said.
There’s probably no better feeling in any sport than putting on a show against a former team. Enter Shawn Evans. The dynamic little forward picked up three points in each of the first two quarters Friday night to launch the Calgary Roughnecks to an unexpectedly tense, 15-14 victory over the Rochester Knighthawks at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Ten years ago, if you were a Chicago-area high school student who wanted to play lacrosse in college, a couple of things were true about you. You were likely white, from a well-educated and wealthy household, fairly uncommon (only 7,085 high school boys and 3,420 high school girls played the sport in the 12-state Midwest region in 2001), and going East for college, since the East is where college lacrosse programs were.
The Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team has won 49 consecutive Northeast-10 Conference regular-season games. Its challenge to stretch it to 50 will likely be its toughest of the bunch. The No. 2 Dolphins (9-0, 5-0) will face No. 3 Merrimack (7-0, 3-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Le Moyne. The Warriors have lost to the Dolphins during the regular season in each of the last two years but have responded with victories in the postseason conference tournament.
Hartwick senior Brittany LaVaute (Skaneateles, NY/Skaneateles HS) and freshman Lisa Littleton (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown HS) combined for six goals and six assists on Friday to pace the Hawks in a 12-7 victory over visiting Alfred University at Wright Stadium. The victory is Hartwick's fifth of the season and its first in the Empire 8 Conference. Alfred falls to 4-4 overall and 0-2 in the E8 with the loss.
LaVaute registered a career-high seven points on three goals and a career- and game-high four assists. Littleton added five points on three goals and two helpers. Junior Ryan McGovern (Miller Place, NY/Miller Place HS) contributed two goals for the Hawks and freshman goalkeeper Steph Luce (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga Springs HS) notched a career-high 12 stops with a save percentage of .632.
Rachael Raffa (Sr., Kings Park, N.Y.) tied the Oswego State women’s lacrosse single-game goals record with nine goals, as the Lakers (2-4) went on to defeat Cazenovia, 20-7, Wednesday afternoon at South Athletic Field.
The St. John Fisher College women's lacrosse team extended its win streak to five with an 11-7 victory over host Utica College on Friday afternoon. With the win the Cardinals improve to 7-3 overall and 2-0 in the Empire 8 Conference.
Erin Ward started the scoring for Fisher just 40 second in the game on a free position shot before Melissa Leonhard scored back-to-back unassisted goals to make the score 3-0. Utica would not let the game go early on, scoring four-straight goals to take the 4-3 lead with 15:51 remaining in the first half.
The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team used a huge fourth quarter offensive attack to defeat North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent SUNY Cobleskill by a 15-3 decision Wednesday night in Morrisville.
The Cornell lacrosse teams will be raising funds for breast cancer awareness at their games this Saturday by selling T-shirts for $10 apiece. All proceeds will go directly to the Finger Lakes Cancer Resource Center. Start with the men's lacrosse game against Harvard at 1 p.m., the T-shirts will be sold and collection boxes will be present at the gates for donations.
No. 2 Syracuse will make its first appearance in the Carrier Dome in more than a month when it hosts BIG EAST foe Rutgers on Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. The Orange enters the game on a six-game winning streak, which has improved its record to 7-2 overall, 2-0 in BIG EAST play. The Scarlet Knights (7-4, 2-1) have won six of their last eight.
Kailah Kempney didn’t feel Syracuse was at its best Thursday against Notre Dame. The freshman scored five goals and the Orange came away with a 16-10 victory over the No. 6 Fighting Irish, but Kempney wasn’t satisfied.
The Hobart lacrosse team's stretch run begins on Saturday, April 7 with an ECAC showdown against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The opening faceoff is scheduled for noon at Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
Fresh off an 11-8 Liberty League victory at Skidmore on Wednesday, the Rensselaer men's lacrosse team looks to keep the momentum going on Saturday, welcoming RIT to East Campus Stadium at 12pm. The contest against the Tigers - ranked fourth in the nation - marks the first time since 1995 that the two teams will face one another as conference opponents. Both used to be members of the Independent College Athletic Conference and later the Empire Athletic Association before RIT departed for the Empire 8 Conference following the 1995 season.
With star attacker Rob Pannell still sidelined by a foot injury, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has seen its defense step up of late to keep the Big Red high in the national polls and unbeaten in Ivy League play.
The boys high school lacrosse season is ratcheting up with two local teams poised to defend their state championships and the area’s resident powerhouse showing signs it plans to make a deep run into the playoffs.
When the Cazenovia boys lacrosse team ventured to Marcellus Thursday night, it marked the start of a two-week stretch where it would play five consecutive road games and, through that, get a much better idea of what still needs to be worked on.
The year was 2001 and 12-year-old football star Jovan Miller watched in awe as he was exposed to his first-ever lacrosse game when Syracuse competed in the NCAA Lacrosse National Championship against Princeton University. With 16 seconds remaining on the clock, lacrosse legend Mikey Powell scored an unassisted goal, bringing the Orange into forced overtime. Even though Syracuse ultimately lost, it was a life changing moment for the New York native, who would eventually go on to play college ball at the ‘Cuse himself.
Freshman Kailah Kempney tied her season high with five goals to lead the No. 2 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team (7-2, 2-0) to a 16-10 win against No. 9 Notre Dame on Thursday, April 5 in Notre Dame, Ind.
Michelle Tumolo put the third-ranked Orange (7-2, 2-0 Big East) on the board first 1:20 into regulation as SU ran out to a 5-2 lead over No. 6 ND (8-2, 2-2) in the opening nine minutes. The offensive onslaught continued as midfielder Katie Webster recorded a first-half hat trick and the Orange entered halftime with an 18-9 shooting advantage and a five-goal lead.
Onondaga Community College’s top-ranked Lazers scored 11 goals in the first quarter Wednesday and kept their record flawless with a 30-2 victory over coach Chuck Wilbur’s alma mater, Herkimer County Community College.
Joe Resetarits extended his point-scoring streak to 43 straight games, but UAlbany fell to #3 Johns Hopkins, 17-6, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Thursday evening at Homewood Field. The Great Danes fall to 1-8 on the season, while the Blue Jays improve to 9-1.
Sophomore Derek Maltz, who entered the game with 13 goals, was replaced by senior Collin Donahue at intermission and played only on the man-up unit in the second half. He finished the game with no goals and no shots. Duke assigned a short-stick defensive midfielder to Maltz and tried to shut him off, a strategy SU foes employed often against the player Maltz replaced this season, accomplished crease attackman Stephen Keogh. The strategy was apparently successful.
A thrilling overtime win at Princeton has propelled Cornell in the season's second half with a 7-2 record and a 3-1 mark in the Ivy League. Cornell has already scored more goals this year than in either of its last two seasons, and it is tied for eighth in the country with 14.78 goals per game and 15.00 draw controls per game. A senior-heavy team with 10 returning starters, Cornell has already surpassed its entire win total from the 2011 campaign.
The Shenendehowa boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams swept visiting Saratoga Springs Thursday night at home, both providing a thrilling contest and both off the expected script for the two early season meetings.
Less than two minutes into the game Thursday, Skaneateles boys lacrosse coach Ron Doctor didn't like what he saw and decided to call a time out. "Our offense, we weren't operating properly," he said."I wasn't pleased."
Preparing for a Big East showdown at nationally ranked Notre Dame this weekend, the Providence College Friars used Brother Rice as their practice facility this week, also running a lacrosse clinic Wednesday night for fifth through eighth grade students.
Concussions may have recently taken the spotlight in lacrosse sports medicine, but anterior cruciate ligament injuries are still a major unanswered issue for the sport. ACL tears are the leading cause of missed game and practice time at both the high school and college levels of play for both males and females.
Junior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) scored five goals and assisted on two others and senior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) added four goals and three assists as nationally second-ranked Cortland defeated host William Smith College, 20-6, in a non-league matchup.
The Red Dragons won their eighth straight game and are now 9-1 on the season The Herons drop to 3-4 with the loss.
[Ari] Waffle, a freshman attacker from Manlius, N.Y., is the second leading freshman goal scorer in the country with 21 goals (behind Colgate’s Ryan Walsh and his 24); the leading goal scorer and second leading point getter on the JU team; set a school-record for goals in a game with eight; is a Cascade National Rookie of the Week and a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. Yet, Waffle has spent plenty of time getting yelled at since the season began although time in the dog house seems to be diminishing of late.
The Wildcats followed up its solid 11-6 win over Baldwinsville on March 31 by going to the new turf field at Fayetteville-Manlius on Wednesday night and imposing its will on the Hornets in the first half of a 16-4 romp. From dominating the draws to sharp, precise attacks and fine defensive work, everything WG worked on in the first half proved fruitful. By the time F-M could recuperate at halftime, the Wildcats owned an 11-1 lead.
#2: The Red Dragons survived a murderer's row in March and now have a very impressive resume with an 8-7 win over RIT being the most notable. Coach Steve Beville calls this squad 'definitely the youngest I've ever had here'.
#5: The Tigers are legit, but lately, it's gotten too close for comfort. Their past four games have been separated by two or fewer goals, dropping an 8-7 contest to Cortland and beating Nazareth in overtime on Wednesday night.
Jones went to Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., four years ago, after being a star lacrosse player in high school — she was the 2008 Missouri Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year. She says she chose the college rather spontaneously after getting a call from the school's lacrosse coach and making a quick visit to the campus.
The No. 16/17 Colgate men's lacrosse team will return to the friendly confines of Hamilton, N.Y. for what could be its toughest Patriot League matchup of the regular season against No. 7 Lehigh on Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
The history and tradition surrounding Army versus Navy lacrosse, two of the most storied programs in the country, returns to Michie Stadium for the first time since the 2010 Patriot League title game on Saturday, April 14. Face-off for the nationally televised contest is set for 12:06 p.m. For fans panning to attend the highly anticipated showdown, there will be a plethora of fan activities to take in throughout the day.
G3 Lacrosse will host its’ first comprehensive goalie academy back where founder John Galloway began playing in Camillus, New York. Just a few miles from the Syracuse University campus, G3 Lacrosse will introduce the new standard of goaltending instruction with a rigorous two-day event filled with instruction, leadership education and innovative tips and techniques to change the way the goaltending position is played.
This week we get to know some of Colgate pregame rituals from the music they have blaring in the lockerroom to what they're eating at their pregame meal. Senior defensive midfielder Kailey Krause shares a little about the team's workout playlist and pregame meal.
Buffalo Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler today announced that the team will support the fight against cancer by wearing special pink jerseys during their nationally-televised April 7 home game against the Philadelphia Wings at 7:30 p.m. at First Niagara Center.
The Buffalo Bandits today announced plans to thank their fans for all their support in 2012 by hosting “Fan Appreciation Night” when the Bandits take on the Rochester Knighthawks in their final home game of the regular season at First Niagara Center on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Seven different players for UAlbany recorded at least one goal in its victory over Binghamton, 10-3, on Wednesday, April 4 at John Fallon Field. Junior attack Jess Antelmi tallied four points, two goals and two assists, to improve the Great Danes record to 1-1 in the America East Conference and 8-3 overall while Binghamton falls to 0-3 in conference play and 3-7 overall.
The game was close for the first half before West Genesee scored eleven out of twelve straight goals spanning the last half of the second quarter and nearly the entire third quarter. The Patriots WG at Penfieldkept pace offensively, but the high scoring Wildcat offense was too much for them over time.
In every kind of manner, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team is testing itself. From a demanding set of pre-season scrimmages against the likes of CBA, Skaneateles and Guilderland, the Bees moved on to meet its two main rivals for local Class A supremacy, all before a trip to Southern California during the April school break.
ORLANDO — Seniors Kaitlyn Armstrong and Mikayla Place each tallied three goals and an assist to lead the Oswego High School varsity girls lacrosse team to a 10-8 victory over South Jefferson on Tuesday at the Walt Disney Complex in Florida.
Junior goalie Lauren Ochs recorded 13 saves to lift Irondequoit to a 5-3 win over Fairport in Monroe County lacrosse Wednesday. Jourdan Roemer had two goals and Lisa Rogers added a goal and an assist for the Eagles (2-0).
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's lacrosse team used a big second half to blow open a close game, outscoring Jefferson C.C. by five goals after halftime to score a 14-6 victory at General Brown High.
Sophomore Taylor Smith (Webster Schroeder) matched a career-high with five goals and a stifling Keuka College defense held Roberts Wesleyan College scoreless for more than 29 minutes as the Storm’s women’s lacrosse team improved to 5-0 with an 11-9 win Wednesday afternoon in North Chili.
ST. LAWRENCE 14, SUNY PLATTSBURGH 11: The Saints (7-1) broke the game open with an 8-1 margin in the second quarter then held off a strong fourth-quarter spurt to win a nonconference game in Plattsburgh.
Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson will play his first game against the West Division’s Calgary Roughnecks on Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. He leads the 5-7 Knighthawks into a key game against Calgary with just four games to play in the regular season. It will be a challenge for the 24-year-old superstar as Rochester fights for one of the remaining playoff spots.
Salisbury's Jim Berkman (Watertown) went where no men's lacrosse coach has gone before with Wednesday's 16-8 win over CAC-foe Mary Washington, becoming the first head coach in any division of collegiate mens' NCAA lacrosse to notch his 400th career win when the No. 1 Sea Gulls took down the Eagles.
The Sea Gulls will be in action again on Saturday as CAC opponent Hood College comes to Sea Gull Stadium. The game is set for 1:00 p.m., with a ceremony to recognize Berkman's historic win, scheduled for just before faceoff.
Senior midfielder Nick Blumer (Cicero-North Syracuse/Hobart) and junior attackman Nate Frechette (CBA-Syracuse) scored two goals apiece to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 9-2 win at Franklin Pierce on Wednesday afternoon at Sodexo Field.
Le Moyne (9-0, 5-0 NE-10), which has won 49 consecutive Northeast-10 games, returns to action on Saturday against #3 Merrimack at 1:00 p.m. in a battle of two of the nation's three remaining undefeated teams.
Rob Pannell has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
Sophomore Cody Consul (Webster Schroeder) scored a career-high five goals as the nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team twice built large leads and held on for a 16-11 win versus 16th-ranked Western New England University Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference game filled with multiple goal runs.
Sophomore #Jack Krzyston# scored with 3:16 to play in overtime giving the No. 4 RIT (7-1) men's lacrosse team a 12-11 win over arch rival Nazareth College in non-conference action from Golden Flyer Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
In a tight game between cross-town rivals, senior attackman Bryan Huff (Hillsborough, NJ) scored a team-high four goals to lead the Clarkson University Lacrosse team past SUNY Potsdam 13-8 in non-league action at Hantz Turf Field on Wednesday afternoon.
The Utica College men's lacrosse team outscored Empire 8 Conference rival Hartwick College 14-5 in the final 45 minutes of action on its way to a convincing 15-5 victory over the Hawks on the turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Trent Thomas, Ben Winkler and Joe Schoen each registered five points on three goals and two assists for the Pioneers, while senior goalie Wilson Mukrdechian stopped 11 shots and picked up five ground balls in net for UC.
Syracuse University lacrosse goalie Dominic Lamolinara apparently hit the nail on the head following the Orange’s 12-10 loss to Duke on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in the Big City Classic. The sophomore, who started and played his third consecutive entire game and allowed 12 goals while making 10 saves, was asked if he had established himself as the starter over fellow sophomore Matt Lerman and true freshman Bobby Wardwell.
No.2/3 Syracuse (6-2, 1-0) will play its third consecutive road game when it battles No. 9/6 Notre Dame (8-1, 2-1) on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. The Orange is seeking its sixth consecutive win, and its fifth against an opponent ranked in the top 20.
Colgate men's lacrosse senior Jason Coppersmith will be submitting blog entries to LacrossePlayground.com throughout the 2012 season. His blog entries will also be posted on the Colgate men's lacrosse page in a series entitled "Inside Scoop - Behind the Scenes of Colgate Men's Lacrosse with Jason Coppersmith."
Live stats, pay-per-view video and a radio broadcast are available for second-ranked Cortland's game at William Smith College on Thursday at 5 p.m. The Red Dragons enter the game with an 8-1 record, while the Herons are 3-3.
Delaware played Detroit Mercy on February 4 — exactly two months ago — and since then, nearly two-thirds of the season's games have been played. So, the IL staff polled its contributors and came away with a consensus. With most of April and the postseason left to go, things are bound to change (perhaps a great player will return from injury to shake the list up), but here's how the All-America race stacks up to date.
NLL fans miss watching Casey Powell on the floor but the highest scoring American player in NLL history will be returning this weekend, in a broadcast booth, when CBS Sports Network airs the first of its eight live Saturday night games. They'll start out with Philadelphia at Buffalo and finish up with the championship game on Saturday, May 19.
For the last 21 years, Baldwinsville native John Nostrant has taught and guided the boys of The Haverford School in Pennsylvania.
As Haverford School’s athletic director for 15 years and the head lacrosse coach, Nostrant was the leader of an undefeated team during the 2011 season, a team that lost 17 seniors when they graduated last year. Nostrant said 12 of those young men went on to play for Division I schools.
JL Editor's Note: We don't like the shot clock proposal for college lacrosse, for various reasons. At first look 'Birddog's' Stall Clock idea seems to be the ideal compromise between shot clock proponents and the old school hold outs. At the very least it deserves consideration. And if we might add, if the substitution official kept the stall clock time (instead of schools having to invest in huge shot clocks), it could make the game that much more interesting. Now back to Birddog . . .
My proposal, had I a voice to use, would be a 45-second (not married to that number) stall clock. This would start the moment a team touched the ball inside the offensive box. If the team takes a shot before the clock expires, it automatically resets. After it expires, a stall warning is issued and the possession proceeds as it does under today’s rule.
The two teams certainly took turns, as Hilton and Spencerport tied the score nine times in their game. But eventually their game was settled in overtime when Spencerport's Ben Tribunella scored on an assist by Seth Miller to give the Rangers a 12-11 victory.
Despite being kept more or less under control for the first half, the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys lacrosse team broke open a tight contest with a seven-goal third period en route to 15-7 victory over Saratoga Springs. With the win, the Spartans, the defending Class B sectional champs, stay undefeated at 2-0. The Blue Streaks are 0-1.
The RFA boys lacrosse team opened their 2012 season with a 14-5 win over Clinton at RFA Stadium Tuesday night. Devin Trifeletti and Nick Bonanza each scored three goals and added an assist, while Jake Gulla also scored three goals.
Seth Oakes scored seven goals and added two assists and Dalston Day added six goals as the Salmon River boys lacrosse team opened the season by crushing Massena 18-3 in a Northern Athletic Conference game on Tuesday.
West Genesee picked up just about where it left off in 2011, beating Baldwinsville, 11-6, on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. The game was a rematch of last year’s Section III Class A final. The Wildcats won that day and eventually reached the state semifinals.
They both vied for roles as attacks on the U.S. women’s national senior team in late July. When each 9 a.m. session began at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville, Md., they proceeded to pick apart some of the best defenders in the country.
Binghamton (3-6, 0-1 AE) ended a four-game losing skid with an 11-7 triumph over MAAC opponent Canisius Tuesday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Sophomore Brandon Planck netted a career-high five goals, including four consecutive second half goals to propel the Bearcats in their final non-conference contest of the season.
Karen Shaddock and Ashley Caporizzo provided a lethal 1-2 punch for Buffalo State, as the Bengals doubled up the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team, 22-11, Tuesday afternoon at South Athletic Field. Both players scored seven goals each, while also Shaddock tallied six assists. The Lakers (1-4, 0-2 SUNYAC) were paced by four goals from Erin Cummings (Sr., Valley Cottage, N.Y.).
Junior attacker Ali Garcia (Salt Lake City, UT/Judge Memorial) (five goals, three assists) and freshman attacker Kaitlyn Button (Canastota, NY/Cazenovia) (six goals) combine for 14 points as the Alfred University women’s lacrosse team knocked off host Thiel College 17-14, Tuesday afternoon, in a non-conference matchup.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team cruised to its third straight victory on Tuesday afternoon as the Pioneers topped host Medaille 20-7 in non-conference action. Senior classmates Maria Santucci and Katlyn Banker, as well as freshman Samantha Gebler, each netted four goals apiece, while freshman Megan Kane chipped in with three goals and one assist. The Mavericks were able to keep the contest close in the first 30 minutes of action, but the Pioneers turned up the heat in the second half, outscoring the home team 11-2, on their way to a convincing 13 goal victory.
The Marist women’s lacrosse team defeated their rival Siena Saints in the MAAC opener for both teams by a score of 10-8. Marist improved to 2-9 on the season overall (1-0 MAAC), while Siena dropped to 2-8 overall and 0-1 in the MAAC.
Comparatively fewer miles this week, but no less lacrosse. Caught the Brockport vs. Cazenovia non-league game on Tuesday at Caz, the Brockport vs. Oswego SUNYAC opener in my own backyard on Friday, and then drove up to Carthage on Saturday to help coach the Oswego HS Bucs against the always-good Comets . . .
Senior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) scored six goals and handed out two assists to lead the nationally second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 17-11 victory versus The College at Brockport Tuesday afternoon in SUNYAC action.
Senior Erin Kollar (East Islip) added three goals for the Red Dragons (8-1, 2-0 SUNYAC), junior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) had two goals and two assists, freshman Marilyn Farrell (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) recorded two goals and one assist and junior Gina Campese (East Syracuse/East Syracuse-Minoa) contributed one goal and three assists.
Cortland senior midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) and junior goalie Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip) have been selected as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Player and Goalie of the Week, respectively, for the week ending April 1.
Cortland senior attack Greg Wright (Irondequoit/West Irondequoit) and junior goalie Mike Kaminski (Sayville) has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse Player and Goalie of the Week, respectively, for the week ending April 1. Wright and Kaminski helped lead nationally second-ranked Cortland (8-0, 1-0 SUNYAC) to a pair of wins last week.
More than 680,000 players participated in lacrosse on organized teams in 2011, according to the 2011 US Lacrosse Participation Survey, released today. The figure resulted from an increase of roughly 60,000 players from 2010, the largest one-year increase in the total number of players since US Lacrosse began tracking national data in 2001.
Hamilton College's Max Vaickus '12 (Hingham, Mass./Hingham HS) was selected a NESCAC men's lacrosse co-player of the week on April 2. Vaickus posted a .676 save percentage in two conference wins last week. He made 14 saves in a 7-6 victory against Middlebury College on Wednesday, and stopped 11 shots in a 12-6 upset at nationally ranked No. 3 Amherst College on Saturday. Vaickus didn't allow a goal in the second half against the Lord Jeffs.
The No. 5 Cornell men's lacrosse team welcomes Harvard to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, April 7 with an eye towards extending several winning streaks. The Big Red is currently riding a four-game winning streak on the season, as well as a nation's-best 13-game home field winning streak. Cornell will also seek its 15th consecutive victory over the Crimson, which would be the longest in the history of its rivalry with Harvard. The Big Red remains at the top of the Ivy League with a 7-1 record overall and a mark of 3-0 in the conference. Harvard has won three of its last four contest to improve its record to 5-4 overall and a perfect 2-0 in the league.
Nearly 100 kids tackled the obstacle course and jumped around in the 5-in-1 bounce house on indoor field 3. Knighthawks players even donned the power packs and guns to take on kids in games of laser tag. Players like 19-year-old Johnny Powless and 29-year-old Travis Hill ducked into the inflatable arena to earn laser tag bragging rights. If that wasn’t enough, the Knightingales treated little girls to an impromptu dance clinic on the turf.
In 1965, tragedy struck the Cornell athletic family when two Big Red assistant lacrosse coaches were killed when their plane crashed on their way home from a recruiting trip. Harkness was called upon to assist head lacrosse coach Bob Cullen, and the next year, after Cullen stepped down, Harkness was made the new head coach of Big Red lacrosse at the request of his players. Over his three years directing the lacrosse team, he posted a 35-1 record and won a pair of Ivy League titles that were sandwiched around a runner-up finish. (58:15)
There was plenty of movement this week in our Division I poll, with all but two teams finding themselves with a different ranking. North Carolina was the star of the show, not only beating #1 Johns Hopkins, but knocking them all the way back to #4. Rushing to fill the vacuum as the new #1, the University of Massachusettes and Virginia collide at the top, with UMass garnering one more First place vote. Loyola nipped Hopkins for the #3 spot, though Hopkins received two first place votes. Oh, and how did North Carolina fair? They made the biggest jump, up six places from #13 to #7.
Only #6 Notre Dame and #14 Syracuse kept their spots from last week. And finally, joining Hopkins in dropping three positions were Maryland and Villanova, while Bryant entered the Top 20 at #20.
After scoring 13-points and helping the No. 15 UMass women's lacrosse team to a pair of league wins, Katie Ferris (Carthage) was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday. Ferris recorded nine goals and four assists to pick up her fourth Player of the Week honor this season.
Le Moyne College seniors Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) and Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) have earned Northeast-10 Conference women's lacrosse weekly honors, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Steinberg earned the award thanks to a four-goal, one-assist effort against then-No. 16 Princeton. Her fourth goal of the game proved to be the overtime game-winner, and the Big Red defeated its first ranked team since beating Harvard on March 3.
For the third time this season, Cornell freshman Matt Donovan has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The Morristown, N.J. native was also named the conference's Rookie of the Week on March 5 and March 26.
The first thing Merrimack head coach Mike Morgan noticed when he read the stat sheet from the Warriors' 12-8 victory over No. 5 Adelphi was the shot discrepancy. Morgan's fourth-ranked team had a 50-19 advantage in the category against a pretty capable offensive team, and the coach was more than happy with than number.
The month of March was a grind for Cortland. If it seemed like every game was against a ranked opponent, it was because it was true. Or they were at least in the polls at the date of the game. It started with Union and progressed through Gettysburg, Stevenson, Middlebury, Ithaca and culminated with a midweek game with RIT.
April is here and that means the fight for conference championships and the highly coveted automatic qualifiers to the NCAA Tournament. With a weekend full of exciting conference games in the books, here’s a look at the weekly power rankings.
After being on the road for just under a week, it was time to return home to Ithaca after our game against the University of Pennsylvania. Hours are spent on the bus attempting to find new ways to stay entertained, while trying to distract yourself from the fact that you are stuck on a crowded bus for an extended period of time. You attempt to cover every possible subject of interest that you and your friends can talk or debate over, but after a while you run out of ideas, and at this moment, the movie collection becomes the savior.
Maverik Lacrosse today released "Roll Dodge" the latest instructional video in the Maverik University video series starring Charlotte Hounds midfielder, two-time National Champion and former All-American midfielder at Syracuse University, Jovan Miller.
He was born in Syracuse and he was raised in Syracuse, and when it came time to choose a college there was never really any doubt that it would be Syracuse. During his four years playing for the Orange men's lacrosse team, he helped bring two national championship trophies back to the school -- and back to his home -- becoming the most decorated goalie the school has ever seen.
In the back corner of the Rochester Knighthawks’ corporate offices, Joel White answers the phone to make his next ticket sale. White is among thousands of kids making the jump into professional sports straight out of college. It is a career that requires long hours, minimum pay and high expectations. But those demands are no sweat for the 23-year-old Syracuse University product. White has had pressure that few first-year sales reps can claim on their resumes.
Lax Connection is bringing teams from all across the country to New England to face-off against east coast talent and share a one of a kind lacrosse experience with new friends during the 2012 MLL Championship Weekend in Boston, MA.
Orizo Ciaschi totaled three goals and three assists and three other players netted two goals each as the Ithaca High boys' lacrosse team raced to a 7-0 lead and cruised to a 16-1 victory over Union-Endicott on Friday.
The men’s lacrosse team exemplifies the simplicity involved with giving back. The team adopted a young child with brain and spinal cancer. The players’ interactions are simple enough — a high five or pat on the head — but they’ve made a significant difference in the life of a 6-year-old child, Jack Tweedy.
The Colgate women's lacrosse team got five goals from Courtney Miller and Alison Flood, while Katie Sullivan tallied a game-high seven points as the Raiders defeated Yale, 16-12, on Saturday afternoon at Tyler's Field.
Senior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) scored a season-high seven goals to lead the top-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 12-4 win over eighth-ranked Bentley on Sunday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Attackmen Tommy Palasek and Tim Desko combined for nine points, but No. 14 Syracuse (4-4) couldn’t overcome No. 8 Duke (9-3), losing to the Blue Devils, 12-10, in the second game of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic Sunday, April 1 at MetLife Stadium.
Palasek tied his career high with four goals and passed out one assist to finish with a season-best five points. Desko registered two goals and two assists in the contest.
This would have been such a great story: “Duke goalie Dan Wigrizer struggles through three quarters, making only four saves while allowing nine goals. John Galloway, the former Syracuse University superstar goalie and now a volunteer assistant coach at Duke, yanks Wigrizer from the game and gives him a pep talk. Wigrizer returns in the fourth quarter and makes three incredible saves to lead the Blue Devils to a 12-10 victory.”
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Freshman midfielder Drew Nesmith (Montclair, N.J.) scored a career-high four goals and the Marist men's lacrosse team overcame a four goal deficit in the third quarter to come back and defeat the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) 15-11 Saturday afternoon in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game.
The Genesee Community College women’s lacrosse team played host to Niagara County Community College on Sunday afternoon and played its most competitive game of the season, but fell to the Lady Thunderwolves 13-12.
I’m at Dick’s Sporting Goods, wandering around, looking for socks. Specific socks. Very specific socks. Because we have looked all over, and absolutely cannot find one of the official lacrosse uniform game socks. One. He has only worn them a few times, the season has just started, but a sock has already gone missing. The one we do have appeared mysteriously, draped on the sofa in the family room, with nobody admitting to having left it there.
Two college lacrosse heavyweights square off when No. 14 Syracuse and No. 8 Duke meet in the second game of the 2012 Konica Minolta Big City Classic Sunday, April 1 at MetLife Stadium. These two future conference rivals have combined to win three of the last four NCAA championships (SU - 2008, 2009; Duke - 2010). In addition, the Blue Devils and Orange rank first (70) and third (64), respectively, on the list for the most wins over the last five seasons (includes 2012).
Senior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (CBA-Syracuse/UMass) tallied three goals and an assist to lead the #1-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to an 8-7 win over 11th-ranked Merrimack on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
Head. Heart. Hustle. Three words, stitched onto the equipment bags carried by lacrosse players at Syracuse University, are the battle cry. And to former Arthur L. Johnson High star Brian Megill, they are words to live by.
Junior Ryan Cole (Orchard Park) was in top form in the Clarkson goal with a nine-save effort, including four stops in the first half as the Golden Knights held the Engineers off the scoreboard through the opening 30 minutes.
The Fredonia State women's lacrosse team opened up the conference portion of its schedule with a 21-point assualt on host New Paltz on Saturday. The Devils (7-2 overall, 1-0 SUNYAC) claimed a 21-12 victory over the Hawks (4-4, 0-1 SUNYAC).
Brian Sheetz had two goals and three assists and Kyle Kallay added three goals and an assist to lead the top-ranked Mercyhurst's men's lacrosse team to an 8-5 East Coast Conference victory over 12th-ranked C.W. Post Saturday at Tullio Field.
Yorktown hit the artificial turf running Saturday and was forced to scramble in the second half, stringing together four unanswered goals to post an exciting 8-6 win over John Jay at Charlie Murphy Field in the only regular-season meeting between the rivals.
For the past 10 years, Delbarton has owned Ridgewood. On opening day Saturday afternoon, the Maroons reinstated the series between the two as a rivalry.
Garcia Logan’s overtime goal ended Ridgewood’s 10-year skid against Delbarton. It took five overtimes and 62:21, but Ridgewood finally solved the Green Wave, defeating them for the first time since 2002 in a 5-4 triumph that played more like a Tournament of Champions final than a season opener.
The woes of the Buffalo Bandits continue to mount by the game. The Bandits missed a chance to move out of the cellar of the National Lacrosse League's East Division, losing to Toronto by a 15-9 count. To the 17,322 on hand in the First Niagara Center, it probably didn't seem that close.
The Rochester Knighthawks’ fourth-quarter rally fell short this afternoon as the Colorado Mammoth earned a 16-12 victory at The Blue Cross Arena. The game marked the return of K-Hawks’ all-time leading scorer John Grant Jr. and he did not disappoint the “home” fans with an 11-point effort (3+8).
Bryan Neufeld and Danny Martinsen joined some exclusive company Saturday. Neufeld scored his 200th career point and Martinsen added the 100th of his career as the duo combined for 10 points in Siena Lacrosse's 12-9 win over Jacksonville in the conference home opener.
National point and goal scoring leader junior Peter Baum came alive for the Raiders with six points from six goals. Baum, who extended his point streak to 37 games, is now fifth in program history with 42 goals this season, is ninth with 55 points in a season, and is sixth in program history with 105 career goals.
Senior Lindsay Abbott (Onondaga Central) scored five goals to become Cortland's career leader in goals scored as the nationally third-ranked Red Dragons defeated Oswego, 19-6, in women's lacrosse action Saturday at Oswego. Abbott, also Cortland's career leader in points and assists, has tallied 214 goals, surpassing the mark of 211 set by Jeanna Angotti from 1999-2002.
Senior Dayna Piraino (Henninger) handed out three assists to record her 200th career point leading The College at Brockport Women's Lacrosse team to a 21-2 victory over Potsdam in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game Saturday afternoon in Brockport. The game was the home opener for the Golden Eagles.
With history against them and a pro-Tigers crowd in the stands, the No. 17/18 Cornell women's lacrosse team bucked the trend by defeating No. 19/16 Princeton by a 13-12 margin in overtime at Class of 1952 Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
In the first intercollegiate women’s event at Gillette Stadium, the #2 Syracuse women’s lacrosse team defeated Harvard, 10-6, on Saturday, March 31. The Orange extended its winning streak to five and improved its record to 6-2, while the Crimson goes to 4-5.
It's an old sports adage that the best offense is a great defense and that was certainly the case today as the No. 5/4 Cornell men's lacrosse team limited Dartmouth to just one goal through the first 41:01 of the game and then held off a late Big Green run to escape Scully-Fahey Field with a 7-5 victory. With the win, the Big Red improves to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth falls to 2-5 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.
Eleven different players scored goals as the nationally second-ranked Cortland men's lacrosse team rolled to a 14-3 victory versus Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon in the SUNYAC opener for both schools. The Red Dragons ran their record to 8-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Cardinals fell to 6-4 and 0-1.
Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) scored three goals and dished out an assist to lead the second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team to a 7-6 win over Saint Michael's on Saturday afternoon at Duffy Field.
The SUNY Potsdam men’s lacrosse team (4-2) built a 10-2 third quarter lead and held off a furious Utica College (5-4) rally for a 10-9 non-conference victory on Saturday afternoon. The Bears got two goals and an assist from junior attackman Kyle Nicholas and a goal and two assists from sophomore midfielder Jared Flath. Junior midfielder Ben Winkler scored a game-high six goals for the Pioneers.
Miles Thompson scored four goals while Joe Resetarits added three goals and two assists, leading UAlbany to a 12-11 win over Binghamton in America East Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at John Fallon Field. It is the Great Danes' first win of the season, as they improve to 1-7 overall and 1-0 in league play. Binghamton drops to 2-5 on the season, with an 0-1 mark in the conference.
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William Smith senior Lucy Johnson, junior Kathleen Ragan and senior Kathryn Gillan shared a game-high with five points each as the Heron lacrosse team defeated Bard College 20-2 in a Liberty League contest played this afternoon on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation.
The Utica College women's lacrosse team netted five goals in each half on its way to a 10-6 victory over visiting Hartwick College in the Empire 8 Conference opener for both squads at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium Saturday afternoon. Freshman Patricia Kane led all scorers with three goals, while her twin sister Megan Kane chipped in with a pair of goals and two assists to help UC improve to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
The 10th-ranked University of Denver dominated three key statistical categories—shots, ground balls and faceoffs—on its way to a 15-8 ECAC Lacrosse League win over Hobart College. The Statesmen hung tough in the first half, but the Pioneers eventually wore them down with five unanswered goals in the third quarter.