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By Edward Lee | March 9, 2012
Friday's edition of The Sun included an article on the top defenseman for five of the six teams participating in Saturday's Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Four of the five aforementioned have been named All Americans and one was arguably compiling an equally worthy season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last year. Lacrosse is a sport where goals are desired by fans and TV networks and players on the offensive side of the field throw no-look passes and shoot from behind their heads or between their legs.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Mount St. Mary's is planning to open the 2014 campaign against Maryland on Saturday at noon at Byrd Stadium in College Park without considerable playing time from a pair of its most veteran defensemen. Senior Shane Pierce and junior Kyle O'Brien are still in the stages of recovering from offseason surgery (meniscus for Pierce and separated shoulder for O'Brien), according to coach Tom Gravante. “I don't believe those men will be starting for us on Saturday,” he said. “It's unfortunate.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Mount St. Mary's is planning to open the 2014 campaign against Maryland on Saturday at noon at Byrd Stadium in College Park without considerable playing time from a pair of its most veteran defensemen. Senior Shane Pierce and junior Kyle O'Brien are still in the stages of recovering from offseason surgery (meniscus for Pierce and separated shoulder for O'Brien), according to coach Tom Gravante. “I don't believe those men will be starting for us on Saturday,” he said. “It's unfortunate.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Senior defenseman Parker Bratton is fully expected to make his customary start when No. 4 Stevenson welcomes No. 13 Lynchburg to Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills for Wednesday night's NCAA tournament quarterfinal. Whether the Baltimore native and McDonogh graduate plays the entire 60 minutes is a different matter. Bratton, who is tied for fourth on the team in caused turnovers with 17 and ranks seventh in ground balls with 47, has been bothered by a turned ankle suffered about two weeks ago. Coach Paul Cantabene said he is not too worried about Bratton, who has missed two games this season.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | September 25, 1993
LANDOVER -- The Washington Capitals are bumping and banging their way into coach Terry Murray's heart. Last night, in the first game of a back-to-back series that will continue in Philadelphia tomorrow night, they out-muscled the Flyers, 4-3."We're more competitive at this point than we were most of the time last year," Murray said. "Physical play was the ingredient we missed."The Capitals are working on establishing a comfort zone for their forwards this season. So far, they've made a number of opposing teams uncomfortable, as they've built a 4-2-1 preseason record, but they are still looking for some forward punch.
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October 5, 1999
Bruins: Ray Bourque moved past the Panthers' Paul Coffey as the NHL's all-time leading scorer for defensemen Saturday night with his 386th career goal.
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October 10, 1991
Dave Iglehart scored four goals to pace the Baltimore Stars to a 6-2 win over the Chesapeake Chiefs at the Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena.Defensemen Jason Griswold and Jon Theodore also scored for the winners. Goalie Mark Hipple was credited with 15 saves.
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By Nathan Max and Nathan Max,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 22, 2002
St. Mary's senior attack Scott Falatach lived up to the hype in the fifth-ranked Saints' season opener yesterday afternoon. Then he raised the bar a little bit higher. Falatach matched a career high by scoring seven goals to lead visiting St. Mary's to an 11-8 victory over No. 3 St. Paul's in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game. Falatach, who has signed to play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina, demonstrated remarkable stick control, while his wide range of jukes, fakes and spins gave Crusaders defenders fits.
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By James H. Jackson and James H. Jackson,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 23, 1991
LANDOVER -- Better execution and more intensity are two things coach Terry Murray wants from his Washington Capitals when they meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Patrick Division championship series tonight (7:35) at the Capital Centre.Murray still was bristling at practice yesterday over his team's play in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Penguins that gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 edge in the Stanley Cup playoff series. Murray said he was upset because he believes his team didn't stick to his game plan and failed to play the tight defensive hockey necessary to contain high-powered Pittsburgh.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | March 22, 1994
LANDOVER -- Washington Capitals management gave up hope that its forwards would break out of their season-long slump and made a boldmove yesterday that could anchor the franchise for a long time.The Capitals traded All-Star defenseman Al Iafrate to Boston for the offensive promise of 26-year-old center Joe Juneau."We made this trade for a variety of reasons," Capitals general manager David Poile said. "But first and foremost, it's a big step toward increasing our offensive production."That has been a big concern since the Capitals traded Dino Ciccarelli to Detroit after the 1991-92 season.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
Last year, McDaniel leaned on a defense that allowed just 8.4 goals per game. But with the graduation of defensemen Nick Sicuranza and Nelson Hannahs and goalkeeper Brad Motley, the unit could be viewed as a vulnerability in 2013. That's why the Green Terror are looking to Christian Dallmus to anchor the back end of the field. The junior goalie has distanced himself from freshmen Eric Ritchie and Corey Shaffer to secure the starting job, and coach Matt Hatton said Dallmus will be expected to lead on the field.
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By Edward Lee | March 9, 2012
Friday's edition of The Sun included an article on the top defenseman for five of the six teams participating in Saturday's Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Four of the five aforementioned have been named All Americans and one was arguably compiling an equally worthy season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last year. Lacrosse is a sport where goals are desired by fans and TV networks and players on the offensive side of the field throw no-look passes and shoot from behind their heads or between their legs.
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By Edward Lee | March 9, 2012
Friday's edition of The Sun included an article on the top defenseman for five of the six teams participating in Saturday's Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Four of the five aforementioned have been named All Americans and one was arguably compiling an equally worthy season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last year. ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon sized up each of the five defensemen and their importance to their respective teams.
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By Edward Lee | March 8, 2012
Friday's edition of The Sun will include an article on the top defenseman for five of the six teams participating in Saturday'sFace-Off Classicat M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Four of the five aforementioned have been named All Americans and one was arguably compiling an equally worthy season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last year. While collecting information for the article, I asked each coach to compare his defenseman to a former player he had coached. Here are their thoughts.
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By Kate Crandall | June 30, 2005
Bayhawks tonight Matchup: Bayhawks (5-0) at Long Island Lizards (3-2) Site: Mitchel Athletic Complex, Uniondale, N.Y. Time: 8 TV: ESPN2 (tape delay, July 5, 4 p.m.) Outlook: With 50 goals in five games, the Bayhawks' prolific attack trio of Gary Gait, Tom Marechek and Mikey Powell might finally find a match in the Long Island Lizards' heralded defense. The Lizards' starting defensemen -- Pat McCabe, John Gagliardi and Nicky Polanco -- were selected for the U.S. men's national team and three-time Major League Lacrosse Goalie of the Year Greg Cattrano has hit his stride, holding the Philadelphia Barrage to just 12 goals Saturday, while picking up 16 saves.
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By MIKE PRESTON | May 20, 2002
JOHNS HOPKINS had 16 freshmen on its 40-man preseason lacrosse roster, but the person who may have grown up the most this season is coach Dave Pietramala. Pietramala, in his second year, has Hopkins in the Division I final four next weekend after the Blue Jays defeated Massachusetts, 13-12, yesterday in sudden- death overtime. In the NCAA quarterfinal at Homerwood Field, two Minutemen goals were nullified because of crease violations, and Hopkins was the recipient of a mysteriously called timeout despite not gaining control of the faceoff that set up the game-winning goal.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | September 10, 1993
Center Dale Hunter will be sidelined for the first 21 games of the season because of a late shot he delivered on Pierre Turgeon of the New York Islanders during the playoffs last spring, but the Washington Capitals spent the summer toughening up their lineup.Today, the Capitals expect 64 players to report for physicals, off-ice testing and team photos. Sunday, they will begin on-ice scrimmage in preparation for a 10-game preseason schedule that leads up to Washington's season opener in Winnipeg Oct. 6."
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | May 10, 1992
Matt Panetta and Mike Morrissey took more than diplomas when they left Johns Hopkins last June. They took 42 goals from the lacrosse attack.Coach Tony Seaman wasn't sure what to expect from the attack when fall practice started. He had senior Jeff Wills, the leading returning scorer, and sophomore Brian Piccola, who missed seven games in his freshman season with a broken hand.And he had that big kid arriving from Baldwin, N.Y. In a year or two, Seaman said, he thought Terry Riordan, 6 feet 5, might be a useful college attackman.
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By Nathan Max and Nathan Max,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 22, 2002
St. Mary's senior attack Scott Falatach lived up to the hype in the fifth-ranked Saints' season opener yesterday afternoon. Then he raised the bar a little bit higher. Falatach matched a career high by scoring seven goals to lead visiting St. Mary's to an 11-8 victory over No. 3 St. Paul's in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game. Falatach, who has signed to play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina, demonstrated remarkable stick control, while his wide range of jukes, fakes and spins gave Crusaders defenders fits.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2002
WASHINGTON - Even before last night's opening faceoff, it was obvious that this game with the Toronto Maple Leafs was going to be a massive challenge. It would have been difficult on most days for the Capitals, who have been without three key defensive players most of the season. But last night, it was even harder, because high-scoring forwards Peter Bondra (flu) and Jaromir Jagr (groin) also were scratched. That was something of a surprise, given coach Ron Wilson's statements Thursday that he was "positive" both players would be well enough to play.
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