Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Huskies Get Gnawed Down by the Beavers, 18 - 15 in PNCLL Matchup

The Washington Huskies played host to the visiting Oregon State Beavers last Thursday night in a critical PNCLL game.  The Dawgs started out strong and finished strong, but a wild third quarter shooting spree by the Beavers clinched the deal for OSU.

Oregon State got the first mark on the scoreboard, netting a goal with just under a minute gone, but the Huskies came right back with a score of their own at 13:42 with Nathan Puldy finishing off the assist from Alex Crane to tie it up at 1-1.  The Dawgs quickly jumped out to a 3-1 lead on another goal by Puldy and a goal by Crane on the pass from Sean Maier, but the Beavers soldiered back, taking advantage of two man up situations to even things up at 3-3.

Then the Beavers edged out ahead with a solo goal at the 4:03 mark, until Nathan Puldy scored his third goal of the quarter with just a minute left to even things up at 4 apiece.  Worth noting here, Puldy managed a hat trick in the first quarter of play, not something you will see very often!

In the second quarter, the Huskies came out blazing, getting their first score at 12:36 with Alex Crane finding the back of the net on the assist from Puldy, then Puldy getting an unassisted shot past the OSU keeper to get the Dawgs up 6-4 with less than 3 minutes gone in the period.  Senior Rem Baumann got into the action with a goal on the assist from Brody Lundquist in the man up to move UW to a 7-4 lead.

The Beavers gathered themselves and came back, scoring less than a minute later to close up the gap.  Alex Crane then scored his third goal on an incredible heads up play on the ride of the OSU clear.  Crane picked off a clearing pass from the Beaver goalie, cradled once, and fired in the shot on the open net, moving the Huskies back up to a three goal lead, 8-5.  The Beavers fought back, scoring two unanswered goals to close within 1, until Crane scored on the man up from the Sean Maier feed to move the Huskies out ahead, 9-7.  Oregon State took advantage of their own man up situation to close out the quarter with a goal to bring the score at halftime Huskies 9, Beavers 8.

In the third quarter, the Beavers came out firing on all cylinders, taking down 9 of 11 face-offs and blasting UW keeper Ryan Asbury with 20 shots.  Oregon State scored two goals early in the period to move out ahead of UW, 10-9 before Brody Lundquist evened things up with his first goal of the day on the feed from Puldy.  OSU took over the rest of the quarter, scoring 5 more goals to move ahead 15-10 before Eric Lonsway got on the books with his first goal to close the gap a little with OSU now leading 15-11.

The Beavers got in one more goal with less than a minute left and held off the concerted Husky attack to close out the quarter with a strong 16-11 lead.

Final quarter dawned a little brighter for the Huskies as the defense buckled down on the Beavers and the Dawgs got more active on attack, with Nathan Puldy doing the lions' share of the scoring, netting his 5th goal of the game unassisted, his 6th goal of the game assisted by Sean Maier, and this 7th notch on the assist from Alex Crane.  All of this scoring within less than three minutes of game time.  Puldy's efforts pulled the Huskies back in the game, now trailing by two, 16-14.

The Beavers pushed hard and scored two more times on the Huskies, to move ahead 18-14 with less than three minutes left.  The game was not out of reach, but a couple of ill timed penalties on the Huskies put UW in a tough spot, although Alex Crane finished out his 5 goal game with two Huskies in the penalty box and 42 seconds left to bring the final score to Oregon State 18, Washington 15.

The Stat Wrap Up:  Team Statistics
S=Shot, G=Goal, A=Assist, GB=Ground Ball, SV=Saves
UW:  37S, 15G, 8A, 27GB, 11SV
OSU:  59S, 18G, 8A, 32GB, 10SV

Husky Individual Stats:
Ryan Asbury:  1GB, 11SV
Alex Crane:  10S, 5G, 3A, 2GB
Sean Maier:  3S, 3A
Rem Baumann:  2S, 1G
Eric Lonsway:  4S, 1G, 4GB
Drew LaMaita:  6GB
Robert DeLisle:  1GB
Daniel Castronovo:  1GB
Eliot Adams:  1S
Kevin Park:  3GB
Jacob Davidson:  1GB
Xavier Gardner:  1S
Matthew Feider:  1GB
Devin McDermott:  2GB
Nathan Puldy:  10S, 7G, 3A, 1GB (Double Hat Trick plus One!)
Brody Lundquist:  5S, 1G, 1A
Will Tseng:  4GB

Season Home Stretch
The Huskies enter the final stretch of the regular season, with four games remaining and a place in the PNCLL playoffs at stake.  All the last games are away, with the Huskies traveling to Boise to take on Westminster on Saturday, April 19 and Boise State on Sunday, April 20. 

Then the Dawgs go over to Missoula, Montana to take on the Montana Grizzlies on Friday, April 25, followed up by a game on Sunday, April 27 to close out the season against the Cougars of Washington State in Pullman.


If you can make it to any of the games, it would be great for the Huskies to have some fans!  Especially noisy fans! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Alex Crane Receives Inside Lacrosse's MCLA D1 National Player of the Week

Alex Crane, #1 (Photo: Robert White)
Our very own Alex Crane (A - Soph - Bainbridge Island, WA) received this week's 15-Minutes-of-Fame MCLA D1 National Player of the Week from Inside Lacrosse Magazine. Alex was also Second Team All-American last season. The article from David Franklin, MCLA Beat Writer for Inside Lacrosse, cites:


This sophomore stud has converted from midfield to attack and had 17 points last weekend as the Huskies got their first wins of the season over Portland State (20-0) and Idaho (17-12). “Coming out off a successful freshman season, with 41 goals, 19 assists as well as PNCLL Freshman of the Year accolades, we were very excited to see Alex mature into his role this season,” says UW Coach Jack Cerchiara. “He is a tenacious dodger and comes through GLE as good as anyone I’ve seen. I’ve been most impressed with his field vision and lacrosse IQ as well as his individual finishing ability. Working with the rest of his line, they can pack a lethal punch. 


Find the complete article here: http://www.insidelacrosse.com/news/2014/03/13/mcla-notebook-podcast-simon-frasers-brent-hoskins

 And, be sure to follow David Franklin (@DFranklin97)  for more MCLA updates from Inside Lacrosse.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Huskies Take Down Two PNCLL Rivals, Defeating Portland State and Idaho

The Dawgs came away with two very important conference wins this past Saturday and Sunday, handing the Portland State Vikings a 20-0 loss and overcoming an early game deficit to win over the Idaho Vandals 17-12.  It was a 2V v. 2V weekend, that is, two Victories Versus 2 V's, the Vandals and the Vikings! 

According to Coach Cerchiara, "This past weekends games were our first chance to test the commitments we made coming out of the Oregon game. These games were must-win and vital to our postseason goals, so it was awesome to go out and get these two wins."

Huskies Dominate over Portland State
The UW Huskies came out with a very strong performance against the visiting Vikings from Portland State University in the driving rain last Saturday at the IMA field.  Kudos to PSU though, with only 13 men on the roster, the Vikings came ready to play and did not give up, even at the end of the game, getting shut out by a wide margin.

First quarter action started on the man up goal by Nathan Puldy off the pass from Alex Crane, the team's leading one-two attack punch.  With less than two minutes gone, the first goal set the stage for a
Will Tseng #30
very long afternoon for the Vikings.  After that first tally, it became a game of "Make It, Take It", as midfielder and face off specialist Will Tseng controlled the face off "X" with an astounding 18-0 record of face off wins for the game.  Also contributing to the dominance at midfield were Kane Swanson and Daniel Castronovo, both going 3-0 at face off wins to keep a perfect record for the game.

First quarter scoring did not let up, with another 6 shots making past the Viking goalie before the 15 minutes ran out.  Scoring in the first period was handled by Alex Crane, on the assist by Rem Baumann, Alex Crane again, this time with the assist from Puldy, Nathan Puldy on a solo shot, Sean Maier finding the back of the net with the pass from Brody Lundquist, Eric Lonsway getting his marks in with an unassisted goal, and another Lundquist assist, this time to Rem Baumann to close out the first period with the Dawgs in the lead, 7-0.

Kane Swanson #2

Second quarter action started hot and early, with Alex Crane finding the open lane with the wrap around goal at the 10:18 mark.  Kane Swanson connected for his first goal on the feed from Eliot Adams to move the marker to a 9-0 Husky lead.  At the 4:19 mark, freshman Andrew Leise scored his first collegiate goal with the assist by Nathan Puldy.  Congratulations to Andrew and to his parents, who were here for the weekend all the way from San Antonio, Texas.  Alex Crane finished up the scorefest in the half with another goal a couple of minutes before the buzzer on the assist from Rem Baumann.  The Huskies went into halftime with an 11-0 lead.

After the halftime break, Crane got right back into the attack saddle, scoring again at 11:12 on another assist by Puldy and then getting in a solo goal with about three and a half minutes left.  Andrew Leise got his second goal of the day on a solo shot and then Nathan Puldy connected on the Crane pass with under a minute left to close out the third quarter with an almost un-breachable 15-0 lead.

Andrew Leise #9
In the fourth, the continuous scoring was taking a toll on the Viking defense, who just could not stop the Husky onslaught.  Sean Maier started things off with a goal just seconds into the period on the assist from Andrew Leise.  Leise was not done, scoring again at 9:50 for his third tally of the day, assisted by Alex Crane.  Nathan Puldy scored another goal on the pass from Crane at 6:41 to put a nice bookend to his day on attack.  Rem Baumann and Alex Crane put the finishing touches on an amazing day, closing out the fourth period with a solo goal each to cap off a 20-0 match.

Summing up for the Huskies, Coach Cerchiara had this to say " This last week of practice, we mandated a focused, positive intensity and a high standard for excellence in execution.  This allowed us to come out and get a decisive win versus PSU. We were able to focus on doing everything right as we worked through this game. I have much respect for PSU players and Coach Corcoran, they didn’t stop fighting the entire game. This game also allowed us to get some game experience for the younger players on our roster, which is something we, as a team, and myself as a coach really value."

Game Summary
(G=Goals, A=Assists, S=Shots, SV=Saves, GB=Ground Balls)
PSU:  0G, 0A, 9S, 16SV
UW:  20G, 13A, 64S, 3SV

Individual Stats
Alex Crane:  12S, 7G, 4A, 3GB
Kane Swanson:  4S, 2G, 3GB
Sean Maier:  10S, 2G, 3GB
Rem Baumann:  2S, 2G, 2A, 1GB (That's 100% shooting by the way)
Eric Lonsway:  7S, 1G, 3GB
Shun Yamaguchi:  1S, 1GB
Andrew Leise:  10S, 3G, 1A, 4GB
Drew LaMaita:  5GB
Robert DeLisle:  1GB
Daniel Castronovo:  2GB
Eliot Adams:  5S, 1A, 1GB
Garrett Remsen:  5GB
Holden Milner:  3SV, 1GB
Kevin Park:  2S, 2GB
Jacob Davidson:  1GB
Kai Yoshino:  1GB
Robin Deleon:  1GB
Xaiver Gardner:  2S, 1GB
Matthew Feider:  1GB
Nathan Puldy:  8S, 4G, 3A, 2GB
Brody Lundquist:  1S, 2A, 1GB
Will Tseng:  12GB (Faceoff Domination at Work!)
Lok Lee:  1GB
Max Hofmann:  2GB

Huskies Take Down Hard Driving Vandals in Second Half of Weekend Double Header, Winning 17-12
Washington faced off against the Vandals from Idaho on Sunday afternoon on a day marked by, gasp, No Rain!  After three straight home games in pouring rain, the players, fans and field crews were thankful for a respite from the end of winter Seattle weather.  The intermittent sunshine did not do much for the Vandals, as the Huskies withstood an early attack to come from behind to take a going away victory.

Coach Cerchiara knew this would not be an easy game, commenting "After our decisive 20-0 win, we faced Idaho. I knew they would come out strong, and they came out firing. They have some key impact players and we knew that we had to focus our game plan on taking them out of their element."

Idaho scored first and then jumped out to a 3-0 lead until Sean Maier answered for UW with a goal on an assist from Nathan Puldy with under four minutes left in the first quarter.  The Vandals answered back with one more goal to move out ahead 4-1 at the end of the period, which was marked by some remarkable goal tending by the Idaho net minder, making three key saves while the Huskies hammered away with 15 shots.

The Vandals opened up the second period with another goal to move out to a 5-1 lead before Nathan Puldy capitalized on the man up goal at 10:02 to get the Huskies within 3, trailing 5-2.  The Dawgs started to work the edges on the Vandal goalie, getting in three solo shots by Brody Lundquist, Alex Crane and Sean Maier to tie it up at 5-5.  The Vandals responded, ripping off two more goals to go up 7-5 until Shun Yamaguchi got in an unassisted goal to edge the Huskies back to with one, at 7-6.  Idaho had an answer, scoring one more time in the half with just 34 seconds left, going into halftime with an 8-6 lead.

Now I don't know what head coach Cerchiara said to his squad at halftime, but it must have been good!  The Huskies came out firing on all cylinders on both offense and defense, scoring 7 unanswered goals in the period!  Goalie Holden Milner did his share, turning away four possible Vandal goals to allow the Husky midfield and attack to maintain the pressure on Idaho.  Nathan Puldy was the first to strike in the third quarter with a solo shot at 13:15, followed by a man down unassisted goal by Alex Crane to tie the game up at 8 apiece.

Alex Crane #1
Anticipation was high, as the fans could sense a definite change in momentum, quickly borne out by Brody Lundquist and Alex Crane knocking down unassisted goals to move the Huskies into their first lead of the game, 10-8.  It seems that attackman Crane was just getting warmed up, as he scored two more times in the quarter, once on the assist by Eliot Adams and once on the pass from Sean Maier.  The Huskies were now leading 12-8 as Rem Baumann closed out the period's action with a goal at the 54 second mark on the feed from Nathan Puldy.  The Dawgs were now up 13-8 going into the final period of play and ready to drive it home.

The Vandal goalie found no peace in the fourth, as Will Tseng took the ball from the faceoff, dished it
to Alex Crane who connected for the Husky's 14th goal with only 6 seconds off the clock.  Coach Cerchiara had said that the Vandals were never going to be an easy mark, and they proved it here, digging down after a lighting goal to get their feet back under them with two goals, including a man up score to get within 4, trailing 14-10.  Nathan Puldy and Sean Maier started to dowse any hopes of an Idaho comeback, scoring solo goals at 7:22 and 6:05 to move the Huskies up to a 16-10 lead.
Garrett Remsen #15

Still fighting, the Vandals managed another goal at 5:23 and a man up goal at 3:26, but Nathan Puldy sealed the win for the Huskies with a final goal at 1:17 as the Huskies held off Idaho for second UW win of the weekend.  Coach Cerchiara knew that " Idaho would have some success early, but after a focused halftime break we were able to get back to our game and came out firing in the second half, driving on to our 17-12 win".

 The Huskies now focus on the spring break roadtrip, Coach Cerchiara noting that "It is great that we have a couple of weeks of practice to prepare for another week of tough games versus Arizona (#23) and Grand Canyon (#7). Coming out of this weekend, it is nice to have some time to rest as well. The team is off today (Monday) and we will begin with lighter skills practice tomorrow, before returning to full practice at the end of this week. Our players always get very excited for our annual Spring Break trip, and we’re gearing up for some great competition and great weather in sunny Arizona.  I’m excited to start preparations for these two games."

Game Summary
Idaho:  39S, 12G, 1A, 40 GB, 12SV
Washington:  54S, 17G, 5A, 56, 12SV, 56GB

Individual Stats
Alex Crane:  16S, 6G, 3GB
Kane Swanson:  1S, 3GB
Sean Maier:  11S, 3G, 1A, 3GB
Rem Baumann:  3S, 1G, 1GB
Eric Lonsway:  5S, 3GB
Shun Yamaguchi:  2S, 1G, 2GB
Drew LaMaita:  4GB
Robert DeLisle:  1GB
Eliot Adams:  1S, 1A
Garrett Remsen:  4GB
Kevin Park:  1S, 1GB
(By the way, watch for Kevin Park to score one of these days, he carries the long stick, but is not afraid to take it upfield and let go with a shot).
Devin McDermott:  5Gb
Nathan Puldy:  9S, 4G, 2A, 12GB
Brody Lundquist:  5S, 2G, 1GB
Will Tseng:  1A, 13 GB
(Will turned in another all star performance at the face off, going 25-6)

Spring Break Road Trip
The Huskies take to the road, going up against Arizona on March 23rd and Grand Canyon on March 25th, both games in the Grand Canyon State.  Look for the scores on the MCLA website, http://mcla.us.

Beavers Come into Town for Rescheduled Conference Match Up
On Thursday, April 3rd, the Beavers from Oregon State will journey up to UW to play what was supposed to be the first game of the season.  Currently, Oregon State is 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference, having just lost to Sonoma State last weekend.


This will be the last home game of the season, so don't miss it!  Faceoff time is 6:00 pm, on Thursday night, April 3rd.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Next Up: DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND!

The Huskies will host the Portland State Vikings and University of Idaho Vandals this coming Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, March 9th at 3:00pm, both on the IMA Field #1.  PSU is coming in with a very tough season start, 0-4 in conference play and 0-6 overall.  Idaho always brings a hard-nosed physical lacrosse game, so this will certainly be an exciting matchup.

Coach Cerchiara said about finishing up this week and looking forward, "I am very excited about what we were able to do the second half of the Oregon game, it shows us how well we can play and fight for every ground ball, shot or check. As a team, we see the halftime of this game, and our second half play, as a defining point of our season so far and we are committed to putting in the effort to play at our very best for the remainder of the year. We already had a great focused skills practice last night and I’m excited to get back on the field this weekend after another focused week of practice.”


So don't miss this chance to see much more Husky Lacrosse action, who knows?  Maybe we could actually have some decent weather.  So keep a positive outlook for the weather and your Huskies lacrosse team and we'll see you at the game.

Huskies Downed by the Ducks, 14-12 in PNCLL Head to Head Action

The Washington Huskies came so very close to knocking off their traditional rivals at Oregon last Sunday afternoon in the pouring rain. While Oregon jumped out to an early lead, the Huskies put on a strong charge in the second half to make this game against Oregon the closest match up in a decade.

Coach Cerchiara summed up the action, “Sunday’s game was a tough fought one against our biggest rival. We came out a bit flat and not as dynamic as we needed to be, but after a chat at halftime, we completely switched our game and played some of the most intense, focused, best executed lacrosse I’ve seen us play this season. We would go on an 11-8 run after the first, but unfortunately, we would fall just short and our first quarter score would cost us the game, finishing 14-12. I’m proud we put up the best score against them in recent history, and it shows us that we can beat any team in the league if we put together four full quarters. We started the season with 3 of our 4 games against MCLA Top 25 teams, you have to beat the best to be the best, so I’m committed to challenging schedules.

Nathan Puldy #27
I am very excited about what we were able to do that second half, it shows us how well we can play and fight for every ground ball, shot or check. As a team, we see the halftime of this game, and our second half play, as a defining point of our season and we are committed to playing at our very best for the remainder of the year. We already had a great focused skills practice last night and I’m excited to get back on the field this weekend after another focused week of practice."  Well said Coach.

First quarter action got going early for the Ducks, with the scoring starting less than two minutes into the game.  Leveraging their early score, Oregon jumped out to a 4-0 lead until Alex Crane snapped the Duck's streak on an assist from Nathan Puldy with 6:50 left in the period.  The Duck's came right back, scoring two more times before time ran out in the first 15 minutes to go into the next period with a commanding 6-1 lead.

Kevin Park #18
In the second quarter, it was the Huskies scoring first this time, with Nathan Puldy again doing the assist honors, this time with the feed to Brody Lundquist, bringing UW a little back into the game, now trailing 6-2.  Oregon scored again just a few minutes later to edge their lead back up to 7-2, but the Puldy-Lundquist combination was at it again, with Lundquist scoring on the Puldy assist in the man up situation to keep the Dawgs firmly in the action, now trailing 7-3.

The Ducks fought back, finding the net again to push their lead up to 8-3 before Rem Baumann scored on the solo shot to keep the Huskies four down at 8-4.  Undaunted, the Ducks closed out the first half with two more unanswered goals to close out the first half with a 10-4 lead.  Right near the end of the half, Husky goalkeeper Ryan Asbury had to come out of the game after a pile up in the crease.  Holden Milner stepped in to assume goal minding duties, but was not tested in the remaining part of the half.

As Coach Cerchiara mentioned, some specific points were mentioned in the halftime break, I don't know what the message was, but it was obvious that the Dawg lacrosse men were listening!  The Huskies came out hard and fast in the third quarter, getting the action started with a solo net tickler with less than a minute gone by midfielder Lundquist, his third of the day.  Just over two minutes later, Alex Crane beat the Oregon goalie on the assist from Rem Baumann to get the Huskies down by only four, now trailing 10-6.

Sean Maier #5
At the 9:20 mark, attackman Sean Maier got his first goal of the game off of the feed from Alex Crane, now bringing the Huskies within three, 10-7.  The crowd was definitely feeling the excitement as the realization started to sink in that the Huskies were not going to take this one sitting down and this game had all the marks of an upset in the making.  But after three unanswered goals, the Ducks found some resolve and got in two more quick scores to go up 12-7 before Sean Maier could close out the third quarter with a solo goal at the 45 second mark to keep the Huskies in the Duck hunt.  The buzzer sounded out the close of the period with the Ducks in a 12-8 lead, but as all lacrosse fans know, a four goal margin can disappear very quickly in this game.

Alex Crane #1
Now into the final quarter, the Huskies needed a strong showing to make this a marquee game, and Alex Crane was going to do his part to make that happen.  Crane scored first on a "I'm going to take it to the House through the doubleteam" solo goal down low to start closing the gap, whittling the Duck lead down to 12-9.  The Ducks answered the effort with another goal to push their lead back up to 13-9 but Crane curled the crease again, scoring on another solo shot to get the Huskies within three again at 13-10.

Oregon,seeing the threat of the upset, rallied to score again at the 3:58 mark to push their lead back up to four at 14-10, but Alex Crane was not done.  Crane found the gap in the coverage on another solo shot at 2:48 to get the Huskies to within three, now down 14-11.  Nathan Puldy scored again with only 2:09 left on a solo shot, but the Ducks tightened up the defense and managed to hang onto their two goal lead and head back to Eugene with the 14-12 win.

Again, a hard fought game by the Huskies; great experience and tempering for a new maturing team.  Next year, look out Ducks!

The Wrap Up
First the Team Stats
(S=Shots, SV=Saves, G=Goals, A=Assists, GB=Ground Balls)
Oregon:  50S, 12SV, 14G, 8A, 39GB
Washington:  35S, 17SV, 12G, 5A, 32GB

Now the Individual Stats
Ryan Asbury:  10SV
Holden Milner:  7 SV
Alex Crane:  11S, 5G, 1A, 1GB
Kane Swanson:  1S, 1GB
Sean Maier:  4S, 2G
Rem Baumann:  2S, 1G, 1A, 3GB
Eric Lonsway:  4S, 5GB
Drew LaMaita:  4GB
Robert DeLisle:  1GB
Garrett Remsen:  2GB
Kevin Park:  1S, 3GB
Matthew Feider:  3GB
Devin McDermott:  1GB
Nathan Puldy:  7S, 1G, 3A, 2GB
Brody Lundquist:  5S, 3G, 3GB
Will Tseng:  3GB

Team Leaders
Through last weekend's game against Oregon, here is a summary of the team stat leaders:

Goals
Alex Crane:  12
Nathan Puldy:  9
Brody Lundquist:  8

Assists
Alex Crane:  10
Sean Maier:  8
Nathan Puldy:  4

Points (Goals + Assists)
Alex Crane:  22
Sean Maier & Nathan Puldy:  13
Rem Baumann and Brody Lundquist:  10

Ground Balls
Will Tseng & Drew LaMaita:  18
Kevin Park & Brody Lundquist:  11
Eric Lonsway:  10

Next Up:  Portland State


The Huskies will host the Portland State Vikings this coming Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 pm on the IMA Field #1.  PSU is coming in with a very tough season start, 0-4 in conference play and 0-6 overall.  So don't miss this chance to see much more Husky Lacrosse action, who knows?  Maybe we could actually have some decent weather.  So keep a positive outlook for the weather and your Huskies lacrosse team and we'll see you at the game.




Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Huskies Fall Victim to Simon Fraser Attack in Home Loss, 16-8

Robert DeLisle #11
In pouring rain last Saturday night, the UW Huskies Lacrosse team opened their season at home with the visiting Clansmen from Simon Fraser University of British Columbia.  The onslaught of the SFU attack was too much to bear as the Huskies could not keep up with the Clan scoring machine.

First quarter action got underway very quickly, with Simon Fraser scoring first marks at 13:55 and 4:48 to take a quick 2-0 lead.  The Huskies were not far behind though, scoring less than a minute later on a man up opportunity when Nathan Puldy connected on the assist from Sean Maier and then Puldy scored again to tie things up at 2-2 with a solo shot.  Undaunted, SFU came blazing at the nets with two more goals before the period ended to take a 4-2 lead going into the second period.

Sean Maier #5
The red shirted Clan beat the Huskies defense three more times to take a strong 7-2 lead before the Dawg's Sean Maier could rustle up a score on a solo shot with about two minutes left to get the Huskies to within four, now trailing 7-3.  With less than a minute left in the half, SFU nailed another score to wrap up the second quarter with an 8-3 advantage.

Starting the second half, the Huskies could feel that the game was still within their grasp, but the Clansmen poured on the coals, scoring a total of 6 goals, answered only by Eliot Adams' goal on the feed from Nathan Puldy.  Now with a commanding 14-4 lead, SFU was in a solid close out position to go home with the win.

Max Hofmann
The fourth quarter started strong for the Huskies, with a goal by Alex Crane on the assist from Brody Lundquist less than three minutes in, a solo shot by Shun Yamaguchi at the 10 1/2 minute mark, a combo from Sean Maier to Rem Baumann at just past nine minutes and a final goal by Puldy from Lundquist on the man up opportunity.  With still over 8 minutes to play and the Clansmen leading 14-8, it looked like the Dawgs could be within striking distance.  As many seasoned lacrosse fans will appreciate, a six goal lead can disappear in a heartbeat.  Alas, it was not to be, as Simon Fraser scored another goal at the six minute mark and then again at four minutes to seal the victory, 16-8.

So now the stats, first the overall team marks:
(G=Goal, A=Assist, S=Shot, GB=Ground Ball, SV=Save)

SFU:  16G, 7A, 50S, 7SV
UW:  8G, 5A, 20S, 16SV (50%)

And the individual stats:

NAME
SH
G
A
GB
Ryan Patrick Asbury
0
0
0
1
Alex Thomas Crane
3
1
0
1
Kane Douglas Swanson
1
0
0
1
Benjamin Peter Joers
0
0
0
0
Gordon Mark Chesebro
0
0
0
0
Sean R Maier
1
1
2
1
Merrill Remsen Baumann
3
1
0
2
Eric Lonsway
0
0
0
1
Shun Yamaguchi
1
1
0
1
Andrew Leise
0
0
0
0
Drew LaMaita
0
0
0
5
Robert DeLisle
0
0
0
2
Daniel Castronovo
0
0
0
1
Eliot Adams
2
1
0
2
Garrett William Remsen
0
0
0
0
Holden Milner
0
0
0
0
Ari Phillips
0
0
0
0
Kevin Robert Park
0
0
0
3
Jacob John Davidson
0
0
0
0
Kai Andre Yoshino
0
0
0
0
Robin Jason DeLeon
0
0
0
0
Xavier Jordon Gardner
0
0
0
0
Matthew Feider
0
0
0
0
Devin Andrew McDermott
0
0
0
0
Nathaniel Archerd Puldy
6
3
1
3
Brody Lundquist
3
0
2
2
Will Y Tseng
0
0
0
8
Lok Hin Lee
0
0
0
0
Max Hofmann
0
0
0
1

Next Week:  Duck Hunting in Seattle

The Oregon Ducks come to Seattle next Sunday, March 2nd at 3:00 pm to take on the Huskies in another tough PNCLL conference match up.  The Huskies would very much like to hang a duck pelt on their trophy wall, so come on out and watch the action!


Photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aditya-g/sets/72157641429795733/

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tough opener in LA for this Huskies, but home opener versus SFU this Saturday!

Huskies Get Downer of a California Trip
The Dawgs traveled to Los Angeles last weekend for their delayed season openers, facing off against UCLA and Cal at the PAC-12 Shootout.  The Huskies came away with two losses, falling to the Bruins 13 - 7 on Saturday and dropping game number 2 to the Bears 16 - 10.

Quick Stats for the UCLA Game:
(GB = Ground Ball, G = Goal, A = Assist, SV = Saves)
Nate Puldy:  3GB, 2G
Alex Crane:  3GB, 2G
Shun Yamaguchi:  1A
Rem Baumann:  2GB, 1G
Brody Lundquist:  2GB, 2G
Eliot Adams:  1GB
Kane Swanson:  1GB
Will Tseng:  3GB
Drew LaMaita:  2GB
Devin McDermott:  3GB
Kevin Park:  5GB
Matthew Feider:  1GB
Robert DeLisle:  3GB
Garrett Remsen:  2GB
Holden Milner:  10SV
UW Team Totals:  31GB, 1A, 7G, 10SV

Quick stats for the Cal game:
Nathan Puldy:  2GB, 3G
Alex Crane:  2GB, 4A, 1G
Shun Yamaguchi:  1A
Rem Baumann:  1GB, 1A
Brody Lundquist:  4GB, 3G
Sean Maier:  2GB, 1A, 2G
Eliot Adams:  1GB
Will Tseng:  4GB
Daniel Castronovo:  1A
Kai Yoshino:  1GB
Drew LaMaita:  5GB
Kevin Park:  5GB
Matthew Feider:  2GB
Robert DeLisle:  5GB, 1G
Holden Milner:  16SV
UW Team Totals:  34GB, 8A, 10G

Photos available for download here: http://dewachter.photoshelter.com/gallery/02-15-14-Washington-vs-UCLA-Mens-Lacrosse/G00001EfhgYFX6WU

Huskies Take on Simon Fraser University this Weekend

The Washington Huskies will host the visiting Clansmen from Simon Fraser University this Saturday night at 7:00 pm on the IMA Field #1.  SFU will always come prepared to play hard Canadian style lacrosse, expect great ball movement, stick handling and stiff competition when the blue and gold takes on the red, navy and white of SFU.  Don't miss this great match up of Pacific Northwest Conference play under the lights at UW!