May 12, 2005
BLAINE, Minn. - Santa Clara did it again. For the second straight year the Broncos made some noise in the 2005 US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates National Championship this afternoon.
The 10th-seeded Broncos defeated No. 7 Colorado 10-9 to pull off the upset. SCU was led offensively by senior Kendall Reedy's four goals. Colorado's Lara Spencer and Maia McPherson scored three goals each in the losing effort. Last year, Santa Clara was No. 8 going into the tournament but knocked off top-seeded Navy and fourth-seeded Florida before losing to Cal Poly in the championship game.
SCU will try to continue their role as "IA Cinderella" as they take on second-seeded Colorado State in the quarterfinals.
The US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates National Championships showcases the nation's best Men's and Women's Intercollegiate Associates lacrosse teams in the same venue. It is the only National College Championship that is endorsed and managed by US Lacrosse, the National Governing Body of Lacrosse. This premier event will attract and spotlight some of the best and brightest IA lacrosse talent.
The US Lacrosse Intercollegiate Associates are comprised of approximately 185 men's and over 150 women's college programs around the country. The teams are not varsity programs at the colleges, but follow similar guidelines as varsity programs and compete at a level much more organized than traditional college club programs.
A total of 16 men's level A teams, 8 men's level B teams, and 16 women's teams will participate in the national championships this year.
No. 10 Santa Clara 6 - 4 = 10
No. 7 Colorado 5 - 4 = 9
Goals: SC - Reedy 4, Campbell 2, Rushin 2, Sweeney, Weaver; CU - Spencer 3, McPherson 3, Yarusso 2, Ahern. Assists: SC - Sweeney 2; CU - Spencer, McPherson. Saves: SC - Metcalfe 9; CU - Most 5.