from the CUFLA
November 4, 2009 – Ottawa, Ont., Canada – The Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association ( “CUFLA”), in association with Bank of America, is pleased to announce the Baggataway Cup ‘Final-Four’ championship to be held November 7-8 in Ottawa at Carleton University. This year marks the 25th annual Baggataway Cup, CUFLA’s championship that features scholar-athletes from Canada’s 12 premier university field lacrosse teams. The schedule of games to be played on Carleton’s Ravens’ Field follows:
Brock vs McGill, noon, Saturday, November 7
Trent vs McMaster, 3pm, Saturday, November 7
Record: 11 wins, 0 losses
Scoring: 140 goals, lead by Chris Nash #13 (22 goals), #9 Mike McLeod, (25 goals) and #88 Dustin Dunn (15 goals).
Defense: 69 goals against. Goalie Bret Kikot sports a 5.86 GAA. The long sticks, are anchored by #6, 64 Nate Reid, and are even tougher on man down.
Pro Factor: Brock has four players in the NLL; Dustin Dunn, Buffalo; Mike MacLeod, Rochester; Jay Winder, (former) Toronto and Dilan Graham, Boston.
X-factor: #17 Devon Sartor seldom shows up on the score sheet, but hes often on important ground balls and game changing plays. #15 Clarke Robinson is a LS middie who makes you keep your head up.
Motivation: Brock was embarrassed by McGill in last years semi. After 17 championships they think the cup is theirs and they want it back.
Record: 8 wins, 3 losses
Scoring: 135 goals, lead by freshman attacker # 34 Alex Kruse,(30pts) and veterans #9 Nick Moreau, (28pts) and # 22 Nick LaCava (18 goals).
Defense: 81 goals against. Goalie Simon Hudson has a 6.36 GAA. All Canadian Brendan Farrer leads a fast and skilled defense corp.
Pro Factor: McGill has no NLL players on its roster, but they have 22 Americans.
X-Factor: #16 Sean Simeson is a hard hitting middie , who gets those all important ground balls and ignites the waves of McGill attacks.
Motivation: Coach Murdoch has raised the bar for building a program in this league by recruiting players in the United States and extending full squad off-season training. McGill wants to get back to the final they lost last year to Guelph.
Record: 9 wins, 2 losses
Scoring: 124 goals lead by, #24 Chad Evans, (27 goals), #9 Mack OBrien (26 goals) and #18 Josh Wasson (18 goals)
Defense: 75 goals against. Starting goalie Kalvin Thomas sports a 7.00 GAA while back up Lindsey Cassel played at a stingy 4.67 GAA. Third year long pole #10 Seamus McGee leads stingy Trent back line.
Pro Factor: High scoring middie Josh Wasson plays winter ball with the Toronto Rock.
X Factor: #9 Mack OBrien scored 9 goals in two games against McGill. He didnt score against Carleton last week, so #21 Joe Stanley picked up the slack with 3 counters.
Motivation: Trent is CUFLAs Rodney Dangerfield, they get no respect. Theyre the little school who can. They defeated McGill twice this season to win their second east conference championship in as many years. With the addition of leading scorer Chad Evans, theyre ready to take it all.
Record: 8 wins, 3 losses
Scoring: 102 goals, lead by Carter Williams, #25(22goals) Sean Dechars #18(10 goals) and Mike Bottasso #4 (9 goals)
Defense: 96 goals against. Goalies Joe Tallis, with an 8.75 GAA and Wes Kendall, with a 9.04 GAA have split the duty, but expect to see Tallis in Ottawa, following his big win over Guelph. Macs steady long poles are lead by veteran #2 Shawn Mahoney.
Pro Factor: Ed Comeau, Macs head coach is the head coach of the Orlandoi Titans. Ed is also the most experienced CUFLA coach in the final four.
X- Factor: Watch for # 34 Joey Cupido a very quick middie who surprised Guelph with 3 goals. #9 Michael Dawson took all the important face-offs in Macs big upset.
Motivation: Mac is this years Cinderella Story. After coming back from a 7-1 deficit in the second half of the Guelph game, theyve got to believe that the all – powerful momentum is on their side, and they can beat anybody.
These four teams are very close and should provide three great games to decide this years champion. Congratulations to the coaches, players and support staffs who have worked very hard to get to this critical point in the season.
The Bank of America Baggattaway Cup championship game starts at 1pm Sunday at Ravens Stadium on the campus of Carleton University.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.