Saturday, May 19, 2012

Denver Post Profiles Chase Carraro

(above) DU's fate may lay in the arms of Chase Carraro today
From: Denver Post 
by Mark Kiszla

In a sport where guys smack each other with sticks for fun, it's politely called a faceoff.

In reality, a faceoff in lacrosse is like nothing else in sports. It's as pure as a primal scream. Two players. Nowhere to hide. A competition that combines the best of a Medieval joust, the worst of mud-rasslin', and bragging rights more delicious than beating your brother to the last heaping spoonful of mashed potatoes left in a bowl at the dinner table [read entire article].

9 comments:

dggoddard said...

Funny article. Nice job by Kiszla to explain the game to the masses.

timt89 said...

A slow start by Chase today and poor officiating spells the end. Too bad, they seem to peaking at just the right time.

Matthews will be missed!

Anonymous said...

Timma ....... tell your mommy to turn down your bed.....the blame it on the officials routine is getting old from way back during the hockey season

Anonymous said...

DU lacrosse ....gooning it up? Say it isn't so.

Anonymous said...

typical eastern bias we did not get one call loyola is a bunch of hacks

Anonymous said...

Wonder how much the refs got paid to make sure Denver didn't make it to the final four. It's one thing for a fan to say the officiating was horrible, but man, even the announcers were commenting how badly the refs messed up and how they made so many questionable calls.

Anonymous said...

I feel like lacrosse refs are always pretty bad. Nature of the sport. Despite bad calls, it's DU's fault we weren't in a more competitive position at the end. As many bad calls as there were, there were plenty of bad penalties taken.

Anonymous said...

Loyola is a very good team and has beaten pretty much all comers this season. They beat our Pios 3 times and deserve full credit. That said, did Todd Anderson take up the whistle in Lax?

Anonymous said...

The reffing was pretty bad. But DU had two pretty clear chances to tie the game at 10 in the last couple of minutes of the game, and misfired. It was a good game. DU's bad day on the faceoffs doomed them more than the refs. Looking forward to seeing what the team can do next year. Wes Berg seems poised to step into Mark Matthews' shoes.