Pioneers Host Duke in Denver

February 17, 2017

Two of the most spotlighted programs in the NCAA go head-to-head this weekend in the Mile High City on Saturday. Denver comes into the game 1-0 after deflating the Air Force Falcons 14-6 and demonstrating composure and consistency despite major personnel losses. Duke enters Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium 2-1 following a season opening loss to Air Force, but two back-to-back resurrection wins over High Point and Cleveland State. This is…

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Launch Seek Second Win, Host Hounds

June 17, 2016

Spending a week in a car with your friend driving across the state of Florida is something many people find themselves doing at some point in their life.  Working while you do it is rare, but not unlikely.  To do that and then play one of the most competitive and athletic sports in American against each other is astounding.  Face Off Academy coaches Chris Mattes and Brendan Fowler and not…

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Hounds Get Back on Track With Win in Boston

June 12, 2016

Boston, Massachusetts – There were fireworks from the start and Charlotte came away with the victory over Boston, 17-14. With the win, the victorious Hounds head back to North Carolina breaking their three game losing streak. Boston midfielder Josh Hawkins boxed out his counterpart, which enabled a fast break, and second ten seconds into contest. The visiting Hounds were able to answer on their first possession as Mike Chanenchuk would…

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UNC Shocks Maryland 13-7 for Women’s National Title

June 3, 2016

Three years ago, the North Carolina women’s lacrosse team ended Maryland’s bid for a perfect season, beating the Terrapins in the 2013 National Championship Game. That game went to triple overtime and was played at Villanova University, just outside of Philadelphia. On Sunday, UNC ended the Terrapins’ 26-game winning streak at Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. In the end, the result was the…

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NCAA Lacrosse Championship: UNC’s OT Win an Instant Classic

May 31, 2016

If there was ever an NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game to see, it was this one. Maryland and North Carolina came down to the wire and then some. 1st Quarter Things got off to a hot start for the Tar Heels as they won the first face-off of the game and scored just over a minute into the game thanks to Luke Goldstock, his first of the game. Stephen Kelly…

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Tar Heels Advance To Title Game; First Since 1993

May 28, 2016

In the opening game of the NCAA Final Four weekend, we had the U.N.C. Tar Heels defeat the Loyola Greyhounds 18-13.  This game was not as close as the score indicates. Chris Cloutier (So.) scored nine goals overall, tying the all time mark for goals in a playoff game.  Six of the nine were scored in the first half alone as the Heels led 14-5.  Pontrello, Kelly, Goldstock all scored…

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NCAA Lacrosse Final Four: North Carolina And Loyola Get Things Started

May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend is here, and that means some of the best lacrosse teams convene to decide a National Champion. The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Loyola Greyhounds get things kicked off at noon at Lincoln Financial Field (and on ESPN2), while Maryland and Brown follow. Make sure you read Brendan Staudt’s preview of the second semifinal game as well! Philadelphia Area Locals Both teams each have four kids…

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Lizards Top Hounds 21-18

May 23, 2016

The talks of an undefeated season in Major League Lacrosse has been put to rest this weekend. After receiving their first loss last weekend from the Ohio Machine, the New York Lizards defeated the only remaining undefeated in the MLL, the Charlotte Hounds, 21-18. Both teams used different strategies throughout the game. For the Lizards, their offensive game plan was centered around one player: Rob Pannell. Pannell scored an amazing…

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North Carolina Makes First Final Four Since 1993

May 23, 2016

The quarterfinals of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament concluded, and now we know who will be going to the semi-finals at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The University of North Carolina Tar Heels will join Maryland, Brown, and Loyola as they defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 13-9, their first semi-finals appearance since 1993. The first quarter was a back-and-forth between both teams. North Carolina got things started…

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NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: Duke and Loyola Rematch

May 13, 2016

Ah, May… the best time of the year; birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, shorts and flip-flops are becoming regular… oh, and there’s the NCAA LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS! This Saturday morning we welcome the NCAA Lacrosse Championships to our televisions, and one of the first games will be the Duke Blue Devils (11-7) vs the seventh ranked Loyola Greyhounds (12-3). The teams met earlier in the season, back in March, when Duke…

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