May 9, 2014 |
WINNING HAS become the tradition for Penn's women's lacrosse team. This year is no different. The Quakers compiled a 12-4 record, going 6-1 to win the Ivy League and secure their eighth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. They play Canisius in the first round today at 4 p.m. in College Park, Md. This season's berth was not without trials and tribulations. The No. 7 Quakers had their share of distractions, which led to losses in games that could have propelled them into the national spotlight.
May 9, 2014 |
PENN'S MEN'S lacrosse team found itself in a familiar situation in the Ivy League championship game against Harvard. The Quakers got off to a slow start, and were trailing the Crimson, 4-0, before the first quarter ended. As in many games this season before the May 4 matchup, the Quakers collected themselves and turned the game around. They let in only one more goal over the next 45 minutes to seal a 7-5 win and clinch their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011. The Quakers, ranked second in the country, will host No. 11 Drexel on Sunday at Franklin Field (3 p.m., ESPNU)
May 8, 2014 |
DREXEL'S BEN McIntosh will have the same routine on Sunday as he would for any other of his lacrosse games in Philadelphia. He is going to sleep in a little bit, eat a big meal before the game, get to the stadium early to warm up, and lead his team into battle. The routine is the same, but everything else is different. Instead of heading to the comforts of Vidas Field, the home of the Dragons, he will be heading south a few blocks to Franklin Field to take on Penn in the first NCAA Tournament game in Drexel lacrosse history.
May 6, 2014 |
The fourth-seeded Penn Quakers will face a neighborhood foe Sunday at 3 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament. Ivy League champion Penn (11-3) will host Drexel (12-4), the Colonial Athletic Association champion, in a game that will be televised by ESPNU. The Quakers have won eight consecutive games, which matches their longest winning streak since 1988. The Dragons also have won eight in a row. Drexel beat Hofstra, 11-10, in triple overtime to win its first CAA championship.
May 4, 2014 |
The third quarter ended, and Washington boys' lacrosse coach Jack Creighton turned toward his bench in search of his starting goalie. Robert Franklin sat there alone, with ice on one of his shins. Creighton asked him to walk onto the field. The coach did not need Franklin to reenter the game. "Need you to sign for me, please," Creighton said. Franklin's replacement, sophomore Paul Thiergartner, is deaf. And the Eagles coach wanted to give him instructions before the fourth quarter began.
May 2, 2014 |
WITH A ROUSING fourth quarter of lacrosse almost undoubtedly in the offing, St. Joseph's Prep and La Salle High were halted by lightning delays that led to the game's postponement in a 5-5 tie. The fourth quarter will be finished today at 3 p.m. at La Salle and will determine first place in Catholic League play. Brief pregame precipitation gave way to brilliant sunshine at the outset, which spawned a rainbow behind the field at Plymouth-Whitemarsh. The game was free from rain throughout until ominous clouds rolled in. The Explorers assumed a modicum of control after freshman Christopher Hladczuk scored the game's first goal with 2:46 left in the first quarter.
April 29, 2014 |
John Desko took the podium first on Sunday afternoon after his Syracuse men's lacrosse team's 15-14 loss to Notre Dame in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game at PPL Park. The coach looked down at his stat sheet and noticed something missing next to Notre Dame goalie Conor Kelly's name. "I don't see a save for him in the fourth quarter here," Desko said. "But he made a pretty big one. " The shot was officially recorded as wide, but there was no doubt that Kelly, who starred at the Haverford School, robbed Syracuse's Kevin Rice to save Notre Dame's victory with two seconds remaining in regulation.
April 28, 2014 |
Sabrina Tabasso set up the tying and winning goals as Harriton rallied to defeat Episcopal Academy, 6-5, Saturday in a battle between the defending PIAA and Independent Schools state champions at the Katie Samson Festival at Radnor. Tabasso fed Jane Henderson to tie the score, 5-5, and later connected with Katie Melvin on the winner. Hillary Lemonick and Alexa Foust led Harriton's defense, which held Episcopal scoreless for the final 13 minutes, 41 seconds. Lily Crager scored twice to lead the Churchwomen.
April 27, 2014
What: National Lacrosse League, Colorado Mammoth (7-10) at Wings (6-11) When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center Outlook: The Wings wrap up the season with a playoff berth against postseason-bound Colorado. . . . Forwards Jordan Hall and Kevin Crowley lead the Wings with 32 goals each, which is tied for 11th in the NLL. . . . John Grant Jr. leads the Mammoth with 40 goals (fourth in NLL) and 51 assists. . . . It's Wings Fan Appreciation Night: Festivities included are a tailgate party featuring NXTsports' Trashcan Lacrosse Experience, rally towel and team poster give-a-ways and postgame autographs from the entire Wings roster.
April 27, 2014 |
This time last year, the teams playing for the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse tournament championship weren't even in the ACC. Conference newcomers Notre Dame (7-5) and Syracuse (10-3) survived semifinal matchups decided in the final seconds Friday night at PPL Park in Chester and will play for the ACC title at 1 p.m. Sunday. "I think every team in this conference is so good, so talented, so well-coached and battle-tested," said Kevin Corrigan, coach of fourth-seeded Notre Dame.