2011 NCAA Lacrosse Championship: Previewing the Quarterfinals | Bleacher Report
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There was a little bit of everything last weekend for every lacrosse fan. Offensive shootouts, overwhelming defenses and great saves combined with close games, blowouts and an upset.
It’s your typical first round in an NCAA tournament.
So maybe the only top seed to lose, North Carolina at No. 8, isn’t a huge upset. I’d argue that Bucknell and Delaware’s upset bid against Virginia and Duke respectfully weren’t huge upsets either. Bucknell played great down the stretch and dominated their conference tournament. Delaware showed a lot of heart in their conference tournament to win it all and did it again at Duke where opponents usually get roasted in the first round.
The tournament now moves to Hempstead, New York and Foxborough, Massachusetts this weekend. The second and third seed will play their foes at James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra on Saturday. The first and fourth seed will play their challengers at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
All the games are very interesting over the course of the weekend. The unseeded Maryland team will probably give Syracuse all that they can handle in the game that most fans are interested in, according to Inside Lacrosse. Duke and Notre Dame provide a rubber match of the last two games they played against each other, one in last year’s championship game and the other in an earlier game this season.
Cornell is riding high as Virginia continues to struggle and fall despite holding on against Bucknell. Finally, it may not be the best game on tap, but it will be interesting to see how Denver will play outside of their home and against northeastern teams like Johns Hopkins.
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Saturday, May 21
12:00pm ET, ESPN2
at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY
CORNELL (14-2) def Hartford 12-5
Offensive Leaders: David Lau – four goals
Faceoffs: Doug Tesoriero – 10 wins out of 21 opportunities
Goalie: AJ Fiore – six saves on 24 shots
VIRGINIA (9-6) def Bucknell 13-12
Offensive Leaders: Chris Bocklet – five goals, Steele Stanwick – five assists
Faceoffs: Brian McDermott – eight out of 29 opportunities
Goalie: Adam Ghitelman – 11 saves on 47 shots
Cornell got off on a slow start against Hartford but started to pull away in the second quarter limiting the Hawks to zero goals and holding a 7-3 lead at half. Leaders Lau and Rob Pannell scored half of Cornell’s goals and were very efficient once things settled down earlier in the game.
The defense stepped up as well only allowing 10 shots off the entire second half. Hartford gave Cornell way too many man up opportunities, allowing two of the six and not converting any of their three opportunities.
Virginia struggled all game long and Bucknell attacked from beginning to end. The Cavaliers were outplayed and if it wasn’t for Steele Stanwick’s goals and assists in the fourth quarter you wouldn’t be seeing them here today. Obviously the issues with the Bratton brothers remains a distraction for this team, and it will be interesting to see how much of an impact Rhamel Bratton will be.
The Cavaliers have the edge in clearing, being one of the best teams in the nation at 91 percent and converting man up opportunities 54 percent of the time. If they can get those opportunities they will need to convert.
Cornell is just slightly better on offense and if you take the inactive Shamel Bratton out of the equation, those stats improve.
I didn’t like what I saw in Virginia’s inconsistent offense against Bucknell and their defense was terrible giving the Bison 25 shots. Cornell is the better team on paper and video, and I believe this will be the most mismatched game of the weekend.
Prediction: Cornell pulls away in the second half and Virginia gets half of what they scored last weekend.
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Saturday, May 21
2:30pm ET (approx), ESPN2
at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY
JOHNS HOPKINS (13-2) def Hofstra 12-5
Offensive Leaders: Kyle Wharton – three goals, Chris Boland – three assists
Faceoffs: Matt Dolente – 13 wins out of 21 opportunities
Goalie: Pierce Bassett – nine saves on 25 shots
DENVER (14-2) def Villanova 13-10
Offensive Leaders: Jeremy Noble – four goals, two assists
Faceoffs: Chase Carraro – 14 wins out of 27 opportunities
Goalie: Jamie Faus – 13 saves on 37 shots
I really liked my upset pick in the first half, but Hofstra fell off the map in the second half only shooting nine times as the Johns Hopkins defense stepped up in a big way. All five goals by Hofstra in that game were converted by five different players. Johns Hopkins poured it on as the defense frustrated the Pride and made them into a one-on-one team that lacked the fundamentals the rest of the game.
The atmosphere was terrific in Denver and the crowd was in it from beginning to end. The high-octane offense of Villanova showed up and created an exciting game throughout. In the end, the Wildcats got penalized too much. Denver had eight extra man opportunities. Denver also started spreading out the defense and shot 20 more times in the second half compared to only 10 times in the first half. As expected, Villanova began to fatigue.
Denver will now have to bring its game east of the Mississippi River and face a juggernaut of the college lacrosse world. It’s an ultimate test to find out if they can break through. On paper, these teams are solid and Denver has an offensive edge, even if it’s a little skewed when you look at strength of schedule.
Both offenses spread out their attack and don’t just rely on one man. If Denver can get someone like Jeremy Noble to step up and play with their lead men Mark Matthews and Alex Demopoulos, they easily have a chance to win. Having Todd Baxter back would be a huge plus as well with his 28 goals and 18 assists on the season. Hopkins’ Chris Boland and Kyle Wharton will be trying to shoot often and the Pioneers will have to focus on them, but that can open up other players with wide-open shot opportunities. I think Johns Hopkins is a little more experienced and deeper and will succeed in a very close game.
Prediction: Johns Hopkins finally gets to double digits and edges out Denver in the fourth quarter.
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Sunday, May 22
12:00pm ET, ESPNU
at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
SYRACUSE (15-1) def Siena 10-4
Offensive Leaders: JoJo Marasco – three goals, Tommy Palasek – four assists
Faceoffs: Ricky Buhr – five wins out of 17 opportunities
Goalie: John Galloway – seven saves on 22 shots
MARYLAND (11-4) def North Carolina 13-6
Offensive Leaders: Drew Snider – four goals, Ryan Young – three assists
Faceoffs: Curtis Holmes – 15 wins out of 23 opportunities
Goalie: Niko Amato – 13 saves on 32 shots
It didn’t take more than the first quarter to realize how mismatched these teams were. Syracuse had a huge amount of shot opportunities (18 to four) and even though they only converted two goals, you could tell this would wear out Siena considerably. It did, and the Orange iced the game during the fourth quarter and picked up four more goals to make the score look lopsided.
It’s hard for me to bang on Syracuse when you have to face a team that you clearly have the advantage over. They didn’t play good, but Siena played worse. It was pretty ugly, and I believe the Orange know they have to play far more efficiently to continue moving on, especially against a Maryland team that looked impressive last week.
I’ll be honest and admit I’ve overlooked Maryland. They’ve played pretty well down the stretch and haven’t had that many issues on offense if you look beyond the box scores. The Colgate game seems to be more of a game they were just tired in after having to go through the gauntlet known as the ACC Tournament. It’s an overkill when not necessary, but that’s a topic for a different day.
The fans have it right, this is the best matchup all weekend. Maryland weathered the storm from North Carolina when they shot 20 of their 27 shots in the middle two quarters and gave up only one goal in the third quarter after giving up three in the second. This defense is good, and Syracuse will have to play smart and not overlook them.
Syracuse, though, is simply better. They are more clutch, and have handled the big stage with flying colors. Maryland is a decent defensive team, but they are not Notre Dame. With all due respect to the Irish, Syracuse exposed them. Too many playmakers on the field and it’s a more experienced team. Maryland shouldn’t have a horrible time scoring, but coming up with something like the great hidden ball trick that they played last weekend would help.
Prediction: Syracuse will hold on after both teams score in the double digits.
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Sunday, May 22
2:30pm ET (approx), ESPNU
at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
NOTRE DAME (11-2) over Penn 13-6
Offensive Leaders: Colin Igoe – three goals
Faceoffs: Jake Marmul – 16 wins out of 23 opportunities
Goalie: John Kemp – nine saves on 24 shots
DUKE (13-5) over Delaware 15-14
Offensive Leaders: Zach Howell – four goals
Faceoffs: CJ Costabile – six wins out of 32 opportunities
Goalie: Mike Rock – 12 saves on 40 shots
Denver had the best atmosphere, but Notre Dame was a close second. It felt like a party with fans grilling around close to the field and the crowd doing a good job supporting their team. The team fed off the crowd early and if any game was going to be 20-0, it looked like this game as Notre Dame just drilled Penn with four straight goals and dominated on faceoffs.
Penn held their own for a bit, but couldn’t do anything offensively from the second quarter and on. Turnovers in the first half gave both teams excellent shot opportunities. What we expected as an offensively challenged game proved to be much more, and it may not be so shocking if the Irish can score on Duke.
The Blue Devils struggled to finish off Delaware and they usually dominate teams in the first round. Like the Irish game, it felt like this game was going to be over early, but the Blue Hens stuck around until late. They shot eight more times in the fourth quarter and almost completed a huge rally within the last three minutes, but it was probably too late to realistically expect them to win.
Until the exposure of Notre Dame’s defense to Syracuse a few weeks ago, I would have told you that this is a no-brainer for the Irish. Now, it’s all about tempo. Duke is like that flashy hot girl that’s more of a risk to have as your girlfriend. While they look great on offense and score three more goals a game than the Irish, they have turned the ball over 118 more times this season and committed 34 more penalties. If it’s up-tempo and Duke is getting their shots, Duke could nearly rout this team. If it’s slowed down and you see both teams passing the ball around the goal multiple times, the Irish would have the edge.
Prediction: Duke, based on how the Irish have played at the end of the season.
NATIONAL CHAMPION – Men’s Lacrosse defeats Salisbury, 15-14, in 2OT to win 2021 NCAA Division III National Championship
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – RIT senior midfielder Ryan Barnable (Whitby, Ontario/Donald A. Wilson) scored the double-overtime game-winning goal to lead the Tigers to a 15-14 victory over Salisbury in the 2021 NCAA Division III National Championship game, Sunday, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.
RIT clinched its first national championship in program history while finishing the season with an unblemished 14-0 record. The third time was also the charm for the Tigers after falling in the 2013 and 2017 national championship games, including a 16-14 setback to the Sea Gulls four years ago.
Senior attackman Quinn Commandant (Rockwood, Ontario/The Kiski School) was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player after totaling five goals and two assists in the victory, including the game-tying goal with 12 seconds left in regulation.
Salisbury won the opening face-off of the second overtime, but senior LSM Taylor Jensen (New Westminster, British Columbia/New Westminster) caused a turnover to give the Tigers possession with 3:47 on the clock. Setting up the offense, senior attackman Marley Angus (Oakville, Ontario/Holy Trinity) took a shot that went wide of the cage, but the Tigers backed up the shot to retain possession with 2:30 on the clock. On the re-start, senior attackman Dawson Tait (Ottawa, Ontario/Mother Teresa) whipped a pass from behind the Sea Gulls’ goal to the top of the crease where Barnable jumped through a crowd to tip the ball out of the air into the net for the historic tally.
RIT senior goalie Walker Hare (Libertyville, IL/Libertyville) was credited with 14 saves, including a game-saving stop with 1:07 left in the first overtime.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Commandant scored the final goal of the first quarter and opened the second quarter with another tally to push the Tigers to a 5-3 with 13:03 on the clock. Salisbury answered at 10:28, but Commandant tallied again for a 6-4 RIT lead with 9:59 left in the half.
- Salisbury scored three-straight goals in a 1:27 stretch to take a 7-6 lead with 7:12 on the clock, but senior face-off specialist Nick Montemorano (Victor, NY/Victor) won the ensuing face-off and scored seven seconds later to kick-start a 3-0 run which yielded a 9-7 RIT halftime lead.
- Salisbury out-scored RIT, 4-1, in the third quarter and scored 25 seconds into the fourth to take a 12-10 lead. Tait capitalized on a Sea Gull miscue at 11:56 but Salisbury answered a minute later to retake a 13-11 lead.
- Junior midfielder Ryan Rosenblum (Limerick, PA/Spring-Ford) scored unassisted on a strong dodge in front with 8:47 remaining before Barnable bulled his way to the crease to knot the game, 13-13, 41 seconds later.
- Salisbury took a 14-13 lead with 7:13 left in regulation and was nearly able to run out the clock, but the Tigers capitalized on a Sea Gull turnover with 17 seconds left as Barnable hit Commandant on the crease to send the game to overtime.
- RIT couldn’t convert the first two possession of the first overtime, but Hare also kept the Gulls at bay to force a second OT and setup Barnable and Tait’s double-overtime heroics.
WALKER HARE (re: what it feels like to win a national title):
It means the world. This is something I’ve never been able to experience before. We’re just elated to be a part of the team that did it for RIT. We talked with Lou Spiotti, our athletic director, last night. He reiterated how proud the school was of us and how they always had our back that no matter the outcome they would always be behind us, and we played like that today.
QUINN COMMANDANT (re: the game-tying goal in regulation):
It was a great play. I turned the ball over there. Dawson and Rosy made a great look and I was just the one knocking it home. It was a big one. It kept us alive.
COACH COON (re: his thoughts about the game):
Well, first of all, that was an incredible game. Just looking through the stats here, it was a dogfight; it was a battle. Kind of knew it was two evenly matched teams coming into today. At least we felt so. We knew we were going to be in a game like that. The guys were resilient all day long. Handled some adversity throughout the second half and made some plays. And I’m so excited for them. They put in a lot of time and effort, especially this year, it’s been a challenging year. So just so happy for them. I’m happy for RIT. Everyone who is involved with RIT lacrosse, our alumni, Mr. Spiotti, retiring this year, couldn’t think of a better finish for him. We had an interesting week. We had a player lose his mom. And he’s back home. He couldn’t even make this game. And these guys really rallied around him. It was really special. We also had a birth with our assistant coach had a child, his first child. So what an amazing feeling for everybody involved with RIT lacrosse.
(re: about winning a national championship):
I think one other question I get asked is, do I feel pressure to win one. And that’s never been the case. I think we believe in each other. We have that support. Everything was there for the making. We just needed to make plays in a 60-minute game and we were able to do that today. So, wow, it’s a great feeling. Surreal. But really fired up for the team out there. We had a bunch of fifth-year guys come back for this. And man, I can’t see a better finish for those guys. What a great group of fifth-year seniors, the leadership was wonderful. Guys just made plays.
- Montemorano won 14-of-31 face-offs and picked up a team-best seven ground balls.
- The Tigers went 1-for-2 with man advantage while holding Salisbury to 1-for-3 on its extra-man chances.
- RIT’s attack unit of Commandant, Tait and senior attackman Larson Sundown (Basom, NY/Akron) combined for eight goals and 12 points.
- Nine Tigers scored a goal, including three with multiple tallies.
- RIT’s top midfield line of Barnable, Angus and Rosenblum combined for four goals and eight points.
- Jensen led the Tigers with five caused turnovers.
- RIT was 18-of-21 on clearing attempts
- RIT completed its 11th-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 22nd overall.
- RIT improved to 33-21 in 54 NCAA Tournament games, all-time.
The Greatest NCAA Championship Game Ever
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It was almost impossible for the 1976 NCAA championship game to live up to the hype.
Maryland and Cornell were the first undefeated teams to meet in the championship game. There were 11,954 fans in a packed Brown Stadium. And for the first time, national television was there as it was all recorded for ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.”
“We could make or break the sport,” said an ABC technician in earshot of a Sports Illustrated writer.
Somehow, the game exceeded all of the expectations.
“I’ve seen a lot of lacrosse games,” says Mike French, the Cornell attackman and U.S. and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Famer, in a recent interview with Inside Lacrosse. “I think ours has to be up there as one of the most exciting ever played.”
It was a who’s-who of stars on the field: For Cornell, the attack of French, the late great Eamon McEneaney and Jon Levine, who SI described as a “scholarly, bespectacled dentist-to-be.” Maryland, which was shorthanded in the final, had the incomparable Frank Urso to lead a deep midfield.
“As a sophomore he was named Midfielder of the Year. As a junior he was named Player of the Year. As a senior he was so good no one could think of a description worthy of the man,” wrote SI.
And of course, legends pacing the sidelines in Cornell coach Richie Moran and Maryland coach Bud Beardmore.
The Big Red won 16-13 in overtime, with French setting a tournament record with seven goals including the final in the second OT.
A three-goal overtime win? In those days, overtime was two four-minute periods instead of sudden death.
“If it was sudden death, we would have lost,” said French. “Thank God they waited a few years to change OT.”
French wasn’t used to playing that late in the game — let alone fighting for a win. Cornell’s average margin of victory was 11 goals. In the opening round the Big Red shut out Washington & Lee, 14-0; they beat Johns Hopkins 13-5 in the semis.
“I played the whole game. That wasn’t something we were used to. We were used to being up by nine goals then telling Richie, ‘Make sure everyone else gets in there,’” French says.
The Terps sped out to a 7-2 lead at the half, but Cornell came back, with French hitting Levine with a behind-the-back pass to take the lead. French extended it to 12-10.
“It was a pretty good day. It was one of those days where you throw the ball at the net and it just goes in,” says French.
Urso cut it to a one-goal deficit with three minutes left. Then the real excitement happened.
Urso dodged down field with 15 seconds left, and Cornell goalie Dan Mackesey made what they thought was the game-winning save with six seconds left. All hell broke loose after there was, as French recalls, “a mysterious horn from the sideline.”
Urso was given the ball back despite Moran’s shouts, and with Cornell playing under protest, he dodged and hit Greg Rumpf with a game-tying assist as the Cornell defense collapsed around him.
Maryland scored first in OT but wouldn’t score again.
“You can imagine, it was deflating to think you’d just won the national championship in regulation,” says French.
Billy Marino scored what would be the game-winner, and French finished it off. What French recalls most from that OT is his hit on Urso late in the game when he collided with the attack group at midfield.
“He tried to clear it himself, and we kinda ganged up on him. When he turned around, I knocked him down,” says French. McEneaney flipped it to French for the 16th and final goal.
“Typical Eamon,” says French. “He passed it when he probably could have scored it on his own.”
When the clock hit zeroes, the fans mobbed the field.
“A lot of classmates, my friends, all our friends, they were all there. It was a real big deal for us to be back in the finals. They were right on the sidelines,” says French. “I don’t think there was any control over adult beverages being transported into there. It was kinda like a tailgate that was along the sideline.”
For French, 45 years later, he thinks what it would have meant if they didn’t win that game.
“I would have been 0-fer. I would have been different,” he says, caught between the program’s ’71 and ’77 title wins.
“Cornell’s a real special place, it has an unbelievable culture and tradition. It’s easier to remain close to your teammates when you have an experience like that. Winning that game probably perpetuated all the great relationships and friendships I have with my teammates to this day. We can share that wonderful experience,” he says. “It could have been far from wonderful.
“You’re not going to have a reunion if you finish second.”
BACK TO THE FINAL: #1 Terps Dominate Duke, 14-5
5/31/2021 | 1:00 PM
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — #1-ranked and undefeated Maryland advanced to the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game for the 15th time in history with a dominating 14-5 win over second-seeded Duke (14-3) at a rainy and cold Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on Saturday afternoon. This will be the Terps sixth time in the championship game over the last 10 times the event has been held — since John Tillman took over as head coach in 2011. In the title game, the third-seeded Terps (15-0) will face fourth-seeded Virginia (13-4), who defeated top-seed North Carolina earlier in the day on Saturday.
Tewaaraton Award front runner Jared Bernhardt scored five goals — including the 200th of his career — and added two assists for seven points as he set the Maryland single-season record for points in a season with 94, breaking Ray Altman’s old record of 93 set in 1963.
Anthony DeMaio had two goals and two assists, while Logan Wisnauskas tallied a pair of goals and had three points. The Terps’ defense was stellar as Logan McNaney made a career-high 17 saves as Duke, which came into the game averaging just under 15 goals per game, was held to five, a season low.
The Terps will be seeking their fourth NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Monday, May 31 at 1 p.m., in a game that will air on ESPN2. Maryland last won the title in 2017, four years ago to the day of today’s Semifinal final, which ended a 42-year drought. The Terps also won the title in 1973 and 1975.
BACK IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
- Playing in the NCAA Championship for the 15th time, Maryland is third all-time in final appearances behind Johns Hopkins (18) and Syracuse (16).
- The Terps have previously played in the NCAA Championship in: 1971, 1973 (Champions), 1974, 1975 (Champions), 1976, 1979, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Champions).
- Since John Tillman was hired by the Terps prior to the 2011 season, the Terps have played in the most NCAA Finals, appearing in six of the 10 held events.
- Tillman now has 24 career wins in the NCAA Tournament, seventh-most in NCAA history and is 24-8. Tillman is now 18-5 since 2014 in the NCAA Tournament.
- Tillman is 6-2 in eight NCAA Semifinal games at Maryland.
- Maryland, which is playing in its 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament, the longest active streak in the nation, now has an all-time record of 66-39 (.629) in tournament games. The Terps’ wins are the second-most in NCAA Tournament history, behind only Johns Hopkins (71). Saturday’s 66th win moved Maryland into second ahead of Syracuse (65).
- Maryland is playing in its 43rd overall NCAA Tournament, second-most of any program in history.
BREAKING DOWN THE GAME
- Bernhardt scored the Terps’ two goals in the first quarter as Maryland led 2-1 after the first period.
- Maryland opened the floodgates in the second quarter, ripping off six goals, from six different scorers to lead 8-3 at halftime. That included three goals in a 58-second span and two in 10 seconds. The goals came from DeMaio, Bernhardt, Wisnauskas, Griffin Brown, Justin Shockey – his first of the season on a face-off win and score – and Bubba Fairman.
- The Terps held Duke off the scoreboard for more than 20 minutes bridging the second and third quarters as the Terps scored seven goals in a row with third-quarter tallies by Roman Puglise, Wisnauskas and Bernhardt to lead 11-4 after the third quarter.
- The fourth was more the same as DeMaio, Eric Holden and Bernhardt scored to put Maryland up 14-4.
- At 15-0, Maryland is off to its best start in school history surpassing the previous best of starting 12-0 in the 1987 season. That season ended at 12-1 with a loss to Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Semifinals.
- The last time Maryland had an undefeated season was in 1973, when the NCAA Champion Terps went 10-0.
- Maryland also went undefeated in 1956 (10-0), 1955 (11-0), 1940 (10-0), 1937 (7-0) and 1936 (7-0).
- The last undefeated NCAA Champion was Virginia in 2006, which went 17-0.
- Maryland’s 1973 undefeated season was the first NCAA Champion to go undefeated.
DOWN WITH DUKE
- The Terps defeated their longtime ACC rivals, winning the second matchup since the Terps made the move to the Big Ten for the 2015 season.
- In the last meeting, in the 2018 NCAA Semifinal, Duke ended Maryland season’s 13-8 on its way to the NCAA Final.
- All-time, Maryland is now 63-21 in the rivalry and 4-3 in NCAA Tournament games.
- Maryland also beat Duke in the NCAAs in 1992, 2011 and 2012.
BERNHARDT’S RECORD BOOK UPDATE
- Bernhardt added to his Maryland records in the Semifinal.
- With his five goals, he added to his career goals record with 200 and his single-season goals record of 69.
- Bernhardt becomes just the fourth player in NCAA history to record 200 or more goals in a career.
- With his seven points, he added to his career points record with 285.
- His single-season points total of 94 sets the school’s all-time single-season record, previously held by Ray Altman who had 93 in 1963.
- Bernhardt also holds the program record for goals per game in a season with 4.53.
- His points per game mark of 6.2 is second all-time for a single-season (since 1971) behind Bob Boniello’s 6.58 in 1979.
- In the Semifinal, Bernhardt set the Maryland record for goals in a single NCAA Tournament with 16. He broke the previous record of 13 set by Mark Douglas in 1991.
- Bernhardt moved to a tie for second in career NCAA Tournament points as he now has 31 goals and eight assists for 39 total points in 12 NCAA Tournament games. He is second to only Matt Rambo (62), who had 31 goals and 31 assists from 2014-17.
- With 31 career postseason goals, Bernhardt is now tied for second in that category. The record of 32 is held by Frank Urso (1973-76) followed by Rambo with 31.
- In the NCAA Tournament, Bernhardt is now 16 of 28 shooting in the NCAA Tournament for an amazing 57.1 percent
- Bernhardt has points and goals in 40 consecutive games, the goals mark is the third-longest streak in the nation.
- He also has 38 career hat tricks in 75 career games.
WISNAUSKAS COMES UP CLUTCH
- Wisnauskas scored twice and now in his career, Wisnauskas now has 139 goals to stand fifth all-time, passing Rob Wurzburger (1988-91), who had 137.
- He also moved third in career points at Maryland with 231 points to tie Bob Boniello (1977-80), who had 231 for fourth in career points at Maryland.
- Wisnauskas now has a point in 57 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in the nation.
SHOCKEY AT THE X
- Justin Shockey won 11-of-21 faceoffs on Saturday.
- With the 11 wins, he moved to sixth in career faceoff wins with 423 passing Curtis Holmes (2010-13), who had 414.
- Shockey also moved up the career groundballs list with six in the game. Shockey is now eighth in groundballs with 217, passing Austin Henningsen, who had 214 from 2016-20.
- Shockey also scored his first goal of the season in the second quarter.
DEFENSE, McNANEY STANDOUT
- The Terps defense shutdown Duke, which came in averaging just less than 15 goals per game, holding them to a season-low five. (previous low was eight).
- In between the pipes, Logan McNaney made 17 saves, which was a season and career high.
- McNaney’s career-high 17 saves are the most by a Terrapin in an NCAA Tournament game since 1998 when Kevin Healy made 17 stops in a 19-8 win over No. 1-seeded Loyola in the NCAA Semifinals.
- The Terps’ defense with Nick Grill, Brett Makar and Matt Rahill shutdown the Blue Devils’ top three scorers Michael Sowers, Brennan O’Neill and Joe Robertson, limiting them to three total goals. The trio came into the game with 115 combined goals (7.2 per game).
- It was Duke’s most lopsided postseason loss since a 17-7 defeat against Syracuse in the 2009 Semifinals.
- It was Duke’s fewest goals in any game since a 13-5 loss to Notre Dame in 2013.
HOLDING OPPONENTS TO SINGLE-DIGITS
- Maryland is 105-11 since Tillman took over the program in 2011 when it allows nine goals or less, for a .905 winning percentage.
- Maryland has won an incredible 32 straight games under head coach John Tillman when allowing opponents under 10 goals.
GET TO 10 AND WIN
- Since John Tillman took over the program in 2011, Maryland has won 121 of the 136 games in which it has scored 10 or more goals for a .890 winning percentage.
- Maryland is also 86-12 (.878) in the last seven seasons when scoring at least 10 goals.
5-GOAL RUNS CONTINUE
- Maryland has recorded a run of 5+ goals in every game this season, with its last seven-goal run coming in the second and third quarters against Duke in the Semifinals. The Terps have posted 16 such runs in total this season, scoring 112 goals in those scoring streaks.
MONDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-UP WITH VIRGINIA
- Another chapter in the storied Maryland-Virginia lacrosse rivalry will be written on Monday. The Terps hold the all-time lead in the series, 47-45 with the longtime ACC rivals playing every year from 1950-2014.
- Since Maryland moved to the Big Ten prior to the 2015 season, the team have played just one, in the 2019 Quarterfinals, a 13-12 win by the Cavaliers.
- Virginia beat Maryland, 9-7, in the 2011 NCAA Championship game, the only meeting in the final between the teams.
- In NCAA Tournament games, Virginia hold a 4-3 lead, winning the last four meetings (2003, 2008, 2011, 2019). Maryland beat the Cavaliers in the NCAA Tournament in 1978, 1983 and 1997.
Pioneers Win First Men’s Lacrosse Title
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Denver won its first NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg.
Berg was chosen as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. He ended the season with a team-record 58 goals.
Denver has won its first national title in men’s lacrosse. The victory gave coach Bill Tierney his record seventh title. He won six with Princeton.
Zach Miller added a goal and two assists for Denver. The fourth-seeded Pioneers (17-2) beat top-seeded Notre Dame in overtime in the semifinals Saturday.
Maryland made its third appearance in the past five national title games.
Denver took a 4-1 lead in the first quarter as Berg scored the Pioneers’ first three goals.
Goalie Ryan LaPlante kept the Terrapins (15-4) at bay with six saves over the first two quarters.
Denver held a 5-3 lead at halftime. After an empty possession for the Terps to begin the third quarter, Miller recovered a rebound and sent a shot past Maryland goalie Kyle Bernlohr with 11:43 left in the period.
Miller’s first goal of the game set the tone for the rest of the half, and Denver’s defense continued to frustrate Maryland.
Just over three minutes later, Colin Woolford scored his 10th goal of the season for the Pioneers.
Berg scored on an assist from Miller for an 8-3 lead.
Maryland entered the game with a 4-0 record against Denver all-time. But the Terps have struggled offensively this season and again had trouble scoring.
2015 NCAA All-Tournament Team
John Crawley, Johns Hopkins
Sergio Perkovic, Notre Dame
Matt Rambo, Maryland
Kyle Bernlohr, Maryland
Matt Neufeldt, Maryland
Ryan LaPlante, Denver
Zach Miller, Denver
Trevor Baptiste, Denver
Mike Riis, Denver
Wesley Berg, Denver, MOP
– Bill Tierney is now 355-118 all-time (31st season) and 83-25 at DU (sixth season).
– Tierney also became the first Division I men’s lacrosse coach to win a national title at two different schools
– Denver is 11-7 in its NCAA Tournament history.
– Wes Berg increased his team-leading active-point streak to 38 games (entered today 9th in nation)
– With five goals today, Berg now has 39 career NCAA Tournament goals, the second-most in NCAA history.
– With five goals today, Berg also moved into seventh in NCAA history in career goals with 188.
– Zach Miller increased his point streak to 37 games (entered week 11th in the nation). Miller has tallied at least one point in every collegiate game. – Denver is now 38-9 as a top-5 team, including 8-2 as the No. 3 team.Â
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Fairfield to Host NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Rentschler Field
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield University will host three NCAA Men’s Lacrosse championship events between 2019 and 2022, including the 2021 and 2022 NCAA Division I, II and III Men’s Lacrosse Championship, at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. Fairfield will also host the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals, as announced by the NCAA on Tuesday afternoon.
The 2019 quarterfinals will be held on May 18 or 19 while the 2021 (May 29-31) and the 2022 (May 28-30) championships will be played over Memorial Day weekend of those respective years.
While this will be the first time that Fairfield University will host NCAA men’s lacrosse championship events, the institution has welcomed seven NCAA women’s basketball events (2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016, and 2017) and four NCAA men’s ice hockey regionals (2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014) to the state. Fairfield University Director of Athletics Gene Doris, who serves as the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee Chair, has been at the heart of bringing these events to Connecticut.
“I am excited that the NCAA has given us an opportunity to host the men’s lacrosse quarterfinals and championships in the state of Connecticut,” Doris said. “The support for these events has been overwhelming. We are fortunate to host this event at a first-class facility like Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. I look forward to providing the coaches, student-athletes and all lacrosse fans a memorable experience.”
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field is Connecticut’s leading sports and entertainment stadium. Managed by Spectra Venue Management, the stadium features 38,000 seats and is the premier regional location for large outdoor sports and entertainment events. Conveniently located between New York City and Boston in East Hartford, Connecticut, the stadium features chair backs and bench seats in its open-air stadium bowl with a Kentucky Blue Grass natural playing surface. The stadium features 38 luxury suites and a 635-seat club.
“We’re thrilled,” said Spectra Venue Management General Manager Chris Lawrence. “These are prestigious events and we’re honored to be hosting. We look forward to working with Fairfield, the NCAA and everyone else involved. This is a major win for East Hartford and the entire region. Pratt & Whitney Stadium will be a terrific site for these championships.”
Additional information regarding tickets and other key tournament dates for the 2019, 2021, and 2022 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse championships will be posted when available on the websites of the NCAA Championships and Fairfield University Athletics.
Tickets on Sale for 2021 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend
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TOWSON, Md. – The 2021 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend will be at Johnny Unitas® Stadium at Towson University, and you can join us to see some of the top teams in the sport battle for the national championship.
All-session tickets are now on sale for the NCAA women’s lacrosse semifinals and final at Unitas. Fans can purchase all-session tickets now, or for just one day; those tickets go on sale on May 24. All-session tickets, good for all three games, are $50 each. Semifinal day tickets are $40 each while championship game tickets are $25 each.
Capacity will be limited to 5,100 due to COVID-19 protocols, so get yours today to make sure you can attend.
Tickets are available through TicketMaster as well as NCAA.com: https://am.ticketmaster.com/towson/ism/TkNBQVdMMjE=#/
The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend will have the semifinal round on Friday, May 28 with games at noon and 2 p.m. and the championship game on Sunday, May 30 at noon. The matchups will be determined following the quarterfinal round on the weekend of May 22-23.
2021 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend
–Semifinals: May 28
–Final: May 30
- All-session: $50 (on sale now)
- Semifinals only, all day: $40 (on sale on May 24)
- Final only: $25 (on sale on May 24)
Towson University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your cooperation as we seek to make the guest experience as safe as possible for everyone, including our student-athletes, event staff and your fellow guests. We therefore will expect you to follow all posted directions and event staff instructions regarding prevention and mitigation measures including, but not limited to, wearing appropriate face coverings at all times, except when eating and drinking. Your failure to comply with all safety directions and instructions may result in you being refused admittance to or being removed from our venues.
Although the positivity rate on TU’s campus has remained below 1 percent for the spring semester, and we continue to take preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the virus is highly contagious and Towson Athletics cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to the virus during your visit. Please understand that exposure to COVID-19 may be especially unsafe if you are at higher risk for severe complications. Knowing these risks, by attending an event at Towson University, you agree that you understand the risks of COVID-19 exposure, the potential consequences of exposure, and you voluntarily assume the risks of attendance.
90,000 News NCAA Division Basketball Tournament – Latest trending news for today, rumors, transfer news
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90,000 Temple University Men’s Football football
The Temple University Division I men’s soccer team based in Philadelphia, PA is participating in the American Athletics Conference.Owls were founded in 1926 and have a long history of success in NCAA competitions.
Assistant Trainer Alex Shinsky is a central figure in the Owls program, and in his role he uses wearable technologies Catapult and Catapult Vision, our video analysis solution.
By using both productivity solutions, the assistant coach can design a more effective analysis process, objectify performance strategies, and improve the program’s telecommuting capabilities.
Catapult Vision Integration: Better Analysis
By using both wearable devices and video analysis solutions, the assistant coach can identify and take advantage of a more efficient performance analysis process.
“The integration of both solutions makes the entire analysis process much more efficient. We no longer need to use many different programs, now we only have one.
“What we really like is that we can overlay the readings from the devices on top of the video.This allows us to provide better feedback to players as they can clearly see the context of the gameplay and we can better understand the overall health and performance of the players. ”
With the help of Catapult, the assistant coach can lead an objective program and coordinate performances with the Sov’s goal of achieving the NCAA National Championship.
“Catapult really forms the backbone of our performance knowledge as we can access a range of different metrics such as sprint speed, distance traveled and PlayerLoad.This gives us a better understanding of what we physically do the players through, and thanks to this we can shape our program in a more objective way and not rely only on intuition. ”
With this objective approach, the assistant coach “can break down the goals we set for each player by day, week, and month to make sure we agree with our practice. This allows us to benchmark performance so that we know where players are with their performances, capabilities and overall health, and align our performances with our goals and objectives. ”
“To put it simply, Catapult just makes sure we are constantly performing at the highest level possible,” says Shinski. “It really gives us the confidence to do the right thing on and off the pitch and gives us a competitive edge.”
Remote work just got easier
Owls were forced to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and have only recently returned to training. During this time, Shinski and the rest of the training team found Catapult Vision to be of particular benefit as they continued their remote video analysis sessions.
“The telecast tool was fantastic, especially since the players were away from the subject. It is difficult to keep players in remote mode, although the tool allows us to transmit the messages we want, despite the limitations we face. Being able to show them something visually and not just talk to them was really helpful. ”
Commenting on the video analysis solution more generally, the assistant coach says, “Vision is great for player feedback and reflection, you can really tell players about the areas they should be working on in their games.”
“From a strategic perspective, players are getting better and developing their understanding of the game to a level that only a handful of players could have seen a few years ago.”
Temple University x Catapult: more to come
“Overall, we liked our experience with Catapult and may last a long time. The technology is done and the Catapult staff provided everything we asked for.
“In our time together, the data has allowed us to get our numbers closer to where we want to be.We have some ambitious goals that we want to achieve as a team, and technology is really helping players do more and develop into the players they want to be. ”
Want to know how Catapult can help your team gain a competitive edge? Contact us today.
90,000 who scored first, the brightest performers, video – Rambler / sports
25 years ago Mike Legg’s puck was played on all TV channels in North America.Since then, Crosby, Svechnikov, Granlund and others have scored this way.
Michigan, Granlund’s goal, lacrosse, and more recently Svechnikov’s goal is perhaps one of the most famous and beautiful hockey feints, which turned 25 the day before. We will tell you how his story began and who was especially successful in performing this masterful trick. This goal received an unusual name from the name of the team – the University of Michigan. On March 24, 1996, striker Mike Legg evened the score in one of the season’s biggest games, the winner of which advanced to the NCAA Finals, the Frozen Four.Needless to say, Michigan beat Minnesota and then took the championship title?
From that moment on, it is customary to count the history of the “Michigan” goal – it was recognized as the best puck of the year, and the stick that created the masterpiece is now kept in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But Legg, of course, was not the first to do this trick. Hockey players often try something unusual in training, spy on different movements from their partners. Legg, for example, first saw this move with a certain Bill Armstrong, a player who spent his entire career in the lower leagues.“I practiced this trick in my spare time. I didn’t want the attempt to score in the game like that to fail. At Albany, I scored like that on two-sided, just for fun, and one day our coach said: “You do it so easily, try it in a real match.” So I got permission and tried it. I scored four of these goals, and there was even a story on this topic on local TV. We called this “do it” feint because that was how the fans shouted when I was outside the goal, ”Armstrong recalls. Legg overcame shyness and indecision (he was then still a completely green boy, moreover, 11 years younger than Armstrong), but in the end curiosity overcame.All summer, he honed a movement that would glorify him a year later. Already during the championship, Legg repeatedly asked the judges whether they would count such a goal. Then he asked the coach for permission. The right moment has come already in the playoffs.
Video copyright NHL Enterprises, L.P. You can watch the video on the NHL website.
“I didn’t see Legg lift the puck onto the stick. When he swung it, I thought that the puck was stuck in the net and he was trying to pick it out from there. Before I had time to blink an eye, a club flies into my face.And that’s it, the puck is in the net. I stand and think: “What’s going on?” The judge arrives, looking extremely puzzled, and asks: “What was that ?!” – recalled Minnesota goalkeeper Steve Debus.
Not only the judge was confused. Minnesota players tried to digest what they saw, on the Michigan bench they could not believe that Legg had dared to do such a daring trick in such an important match. The audience, on the other hand, opened their mouths and froze, not yet realizing that the story of the “Michigan goal” began before their eyes.Before the match was over, the goal was already being played on all TV channels in North America. Everyone began to try to repeat it, or at least dreamed about it. 16-year-old Sidney Crosby scored such a goal in his debut season at QMJHL in 2003 and is not averse to repeating it in the NHL. True, for 16 years at Pittsburgh it has not yet worked, although there have been attempts. “17 years have passed since then, perhaps at some point I will be able to score it again,” he said a year ago, when the NHL blew up the first Michigan goal in history performed by Andrei Svechnikov.
Video copyright of Bell Media Inc. You can watch the video on Instagram BarDown.
Svechnikov, who at that time was only 19 years old, created his first masterpiece on October 30, 2019. He spied this trick on his older brother, Detroit striker Evgeny Svechnikov, and at Carolina he constantly practiced it in training.
Video copyright NHL Enterprises, L.P. You can watch the video on Twitter in the NHL.
A month later he did it for the second time, a month later Philip Forsberg succeeded in this trick.So far in the NHL there have been no more successful attempts to score in the lacrosse style, but they will certainly be.
Another master of lacrosse goal is 20-year-old Vancouver newcomer Niels Höglander. He has scored this way more than once in the Swedish league, both goals were recognized as the goal of the year in SHL, repeated this trick at MFM-2020 and was already trying to perform it in the NHL. By the way, in Sweden this goal is known as “zorro”, because the movement with the club resembles the flourish of a famous character in a black mask.
Video copyright of The International Ice Hockey Federation.You can watch the video on IIHFhockey’s Instagram.
Oh, the world championships. In 2011, Finn Mikael Granlund broke the hearts of Russian fans with a lacrosse-style hit in the semi-finals – a moment that even made it to Finnish postage stamps. Russia at that tournament was left without medals, and Finland became the champion. “I think this is not just the best goal of the past championship, but of the whole year, as well as in the history of the world championships,” said young Vladimir Tarasenko.
Video copyright of The International Ice Hockey Federation.You can watch the video on the IIHF Worlds 2021 YouTube channel.
Among Russians, Sergei Shumakov is already ahead of Svechnikov in the number of Michigan goals. In the KHL, he already has three such goals, the last one has been abandoned at the moment this season. Shumakov is such an inventor and cunning that we will surely see more masterpieces performed by him. But he was far from the first lacrosse sniper in the KHL. Back in the first season of the league, Sergey Luchinkin scored this way, followed by Mix Indrashis and Niklas Danielsson.
But the prodigy Matvey Michkov is still growing up, who at the age of 15 managed to score two (!) Lacrosse goals during the period. He has already won the Youth Olympics as part of the Russian national team, and this year he made his debut in the MHL, became the best sniper in the league and broke Nikita Kucherov’s record for goals under 17. The Michigan goal is alive and well. Players love this trick and try to improve it, multiplying its rich history.
Moscow needs a student lacrosse league – Studentsport.ru
Whether the development of lacrosse in our country is connected with the appointment of Charles Coplin to the position of producer of sports broadcasts of Match TV or not, but the fact remains: in recent years Russia has been overwhelmed by the fashion for American sports. What is lacrosse and how this sport develops in college sports, we will try to figure it out with the help of the Moscow lacrosse team player Artur Wentzel.
Lacrosse – 10×10 team game. Its goal is to throw a small rubber ball into the opponent’s goal using a stick (a special club with a net at the end).A popular sport in the States was brought to Moscow in 2007 by the American David Diamonon, who was able to interest him so much that now 99% of Russian players are in Moscow lacrosse. At the same time in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg State University student Dmitry Petrov put together a team, which consists mainly of foreigners. The teams of the two cities meet at different venues and determine the strongest in the “Cup of Capitals”, the winner is recognized as the champion of Russia in lacrosse.
“The idea of starting a student team has been around for a long time,” said Arthur Wenzel.- The fact is that in America lacrosse is developed precisely at universities, within the framework of the NCAA league. And it is from there that athletes enter the Major League of Lacrosse (MLL) and the national team. Lacrosse in America is not played on the street, like football in our country, it is considered to be something like an “elite” sport. Here (as well as in the rest of Europe) we are developing the amateur level more. A player with any level of training can come to us, we are waiting for everyone. We created the RUDN Dragons team thanks to the efforts of our children’s lacrosse coach Dmitry Khamin and RUDN enthusiast Dmitry Karev.They were able to rally a team around themselves, tell the guys about the game and ignite their enthusiasm. As a result, a year later we have a large number of students who play on equal terms in the Moscow Lacrosse League – a winter tournament in which 4 mixed teams compete to keep fit and prepare for the season in the spring. Also, the student team in October played at the “Cup of Capitals”, having played in a 3: 3 effective draw with the second line-up of the Moscow lacrosse club, which shows their high level and motivation.By the beginning of the next season, we want to see a team of students capable of fighting on equal terms for victory not in the “Cup of Capitals”, but in a full-fledged championship of Russia. And of course, we are planning to create a student league. We have a number of institutions with which we have established contacts. At the beginning of next year, we want to organize a test match between several institutions. I am sure that this will serve as a huge impetus for the development of student lacrosse! ”
Photo by Anastasia Kletkina
90,000 Would you pay 99 cents for five minutes in the NBA? Bleacher report may soon let you
Turner and its sports site Bleacher Report are betting on sports streamers: a flexible new paid-for video service for live NBA and other sports events.
Bleacher Report Live, which will launch next month on Android, iOS and the web, will offer a wide range of mainstream and niche sports, including the NBA, UEFA Champions League and Europa League football, NCAA sports, National Lacrosse League and Worldwide armwrestling league.
The upcoming Bleacher Report Live streaming service, which can be seen over the Internet on a laptop.
Bleacher Report Live will be free for the first months of operation and then begin rolling out “flexible pricing options” – unannounced and subject to definition – for selected live games and subscriptions throughout the season.During the NBA regular season starting next fall, Bleacher Report will allow fans to watch live NBA games in progress at a discounted price (price has not yet been announced).
Payments for live games will also be available directly through the NBA League Pass on NBA.com and in the NBA app. Additional details and prices will be announced at a later date.
Viewers can buy NBA video snacks – five minutes live – for possibly 99 cents, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said at the Turner event, Variety reported.A service spokesperson said no specific proposals for a partial NBA game had been finalized.
The first event available on Bleacher Report Live will be quarterback Johnny Menzel’s April 7 debut in the Spring League, a development showcase.
Noticeably absent from the service: Major League Baseball, which Turner has rights to some regular season games and playoffs, and esports, the network launched its own ELeague two years ago with sports firm WME-IMG.A service representative said additional partners may be added in the future.
Six years ago, Turner acquired the sports news site, which now has over 250 million monthly visits on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Three quarters of this audience is under 34.
“We knew the definition of a network was changing and we expected B / R to become a virtual network,” said Turner President David Levy. “This is an important step in that direction today, and we will take full advantage of B / R’s reach and its close relationship with passionate sports fans to provide them with an unforgettable experience on this new, exciting platform.”
Bleacher Report Live will expand its growing portfolio of direct streaming to consumers, which already includes the FilmStruck movie service, which launched two years ago, and the Boomerang animation service, a year ago.