Denver had been on a whirlwind victory tour since a 10-5 win against Maryland in the NCAA tournament final on Memorial Day in May. After all the pomp and circumstance, the Pioneers faced the U.S. national team in an exhibition in Bradenton, Fla., on Jan. 10 and got pummeled, 22-6. It was the kind of opening that coach Bill Tierney was looking for.
John Grant Jr. doesn't put down his stick often. A two-time MVP in the National Lacrosse League, he's a star in the indoor game for the Colorado Mammoth. When his season with the Mammoths ended in April, he rejoined the defending champion Bayhawks to start the season in Major League Lacrosse, where he's also been MVP twice.
Forward John Grant Jr. finished with three goals and two assists as the visiting Colorado Mammoth defeated the Minnesota Swarm, 16-14, on Saturday night before a season-high announced 12,243 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Junior midfielder Rhiannon Coogle (North Harford) scored a career-high six goals to lead the Towson women's lacrosse team to a 14-9 win at Delaware on Sunday afternoon in the Colonial Athletic Association opener.
Marcus Holman (Gilman) scored his 100th career goal and Joey Sankey had career highs for goals and points in a game as No. 10 North Carolina rolled to a 13-5 win over visiting Dartmouth (2-3) on Monday afternoon.