2013 Senior Men's and Women's National Championship and Down Under Cup Results

National Champions 2013 - VIC Senior Women's Team
National Champions 2013 - VIC Senior Women's Team
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Footscray Lacrosse Club was the venue for the 2013 Senior National Championships and the Downunder Cup which were run from June 5 – 9. Congratulations to the WA Senior Men's Team and to the Victorian Senior Women's Team who won the 2013 National Championship.

 2013 Senior Vic Men v WA, Evan Willis2013 Vic Senior Men v WA, Sam Bullock

2013 Senior National Championships, June 5 - 9

Round 1 - June 5

The venue was set up ready for action and the weather was fine on the opening day. South Australia was playing Western Australia and Victoria was playing New Zealand in the first round of the Women’s competition. The Men’s first round was South Australia playing Western Australia and Victoria playing Japan.

Results Women:

South Australia 17  def.  Western Australia 7 Victoria 20  def.  New Zealand 5
MVP's: Emma Farquar (SA) & Bec Barnard (WA) MVP's: Sarah Mollison (VIC) & Erin Jagger (NZ)


Results Men:

Western Australia 10  def.  South Australia 6 Victoria 18  def. Japan 5
MVP's: Warren Brown (WA) & Jack Woodford (SA) MVP's: Sam Marquard (VIC) & Ryu Matsushita (JPN)

 2013 Senior Women's Vic Team line up

Round 2 - June 6

Round 2 of the competition was played under cool but fine conditions with the weather still holding up but threatening to break before the day was finished.

Results Women:

Western Australia 12  def.  New Zealand 5 Victoria 18  def.  South Australia 7
MVP's: Alana Kinlay (WA) & Katie Knaus (NZ) MVP's: Steph McNamara (VIC) & Beth Varga (SA)


Results Men:

Western Australia 12  def.  Japan 10 Victoria 8  def.  South Australia 6
MVP's: Tim Stone (WA) & Masumi Kenno (JPN) MVP's: Dave Gal (VIC) & Aaron Sargent (SA)

 2013 Senior Men SA v Japan2013 Senior Women Vic v WA

Round 3 - June 7

After heavy rain throughout the night, the playing fields were soft and muddy for Round 3 and the conditions were not conducive to a high standard of lacrosse, but rather a hard slog.

Results Women:

South Australia 13  def.  New Zealand 7 Victoria 12  def.  Western Australia 5
MVP's: Isabelle Pickett (SA) & Clare Stewart-Hunter (NZ) MVP's:            Bec Bowland-Curtis (WA)


Results Men:

Victoria 7  def. Western Australia 6 South Australia 15  def. Japan 14 (OT)
MVP's:             Thomas Graham (WA)  


Round 4 - June 8

After a great deal of hard work the grounds were prepared as best as possible for the final day of the Senior Nationals and it was a credit to the Footscray workers that the grounds although very soft, were in a fair condition for both sides and the weather put on the best day of the Championships.

Results Women:

West Australia 12  def.   New Zealand  5

MVP’s: Alana Mckinlay (WA)

Women Gold Medal Game:

Victoria jumped out at the start determined to put their stamp of authority on the contest right from the start, South Australia were content to slow the play and hold possession. The Vics were able to finish the half  a couple of  goals ahead with SA making it a close, tight  game. With Victoria controlling the game after half time, midway through  the second half SA made a Go for Gold with a couple of goals in quick succession, but the Victorian team was able to steady and score some late goals to win the Gold Medal game for Victoria.

Final Score: Victoria 12  def.  South Australia  8

MVP’s:  Lyndsey  Paton (VIC) & Isabelle Pickett (SA)

2013 Vic Women v SA2013 Senior Vic Women v SA, Macca

Congratulations to the successful Women's State Team who were able to win the 2013 National Championship last week defeating South Australia in a hard fought Final. This in many ways was a just reward for Coach Jason Simpson who did such a great job coaching a young and very much a development squad last year.

2013 Vic Women v SA 2

The Victorian Women's Team members:

Theadora Kwas, Lauren Hunter, Rhiannon Birch, Rachel Kirchheimer (Co-cap't), Stephanie McNamara, Sarah Smith, Sarah Mollison (Co-cap't), Hayley Sofarnos, Abbie Burgess, Elise Hussey, Sue McSolvin (Co-cap't), Abby Speakman, Lyndsey Paton, Alicia Wickens, Hayley Barlow, Kristen Stone

Coach: Jason Simpson               Assistant Coach: Tim Dobson          Manager: Erin Mollison


2013 Senior Women's All Star Team:

Congratulations to the 5 Victorian players who were selected in the All Star Team of 2013!

Lauren Hunter, Rachel Kirchheimer, Sue McSolvin, Steph McNamara, Abbie Burgess, Rebecca Banyard, Bella Pickett, Tess McLeod, Beth Varga, Jess Kennedy

All Star Coach: Jason Simpson

Tournament MVP: Lauren Hunter

Best Umpire: Tammy Varga (SA)


Results Men:

South Australia 19  def.  Japan  92013 Vic v WA, S.Bullock

MVP’s: A. Carter (SA) & Masumi  Kenno (JPN)

Men Gold Medal Game:

After a nervous start to the game Victoria finished the First Quarter with a narrow lead and from there Western Australia took control of the game and were never headed. With Victoria only able to score three times  in the remaining 3 quarters, the defence held on grimly but in the final term were unable to stop the Western Australians from running out deserved winners.

Final Score: Western Australia 11  def.  Victoria  6

MVP's: Tim Stoner (WA) & Sam Marquard (VIC)

Although it was disappointing to lose the final game for the second year running, there is merit in reaching the final and it makes next years Championship a little bit more interesting as each State has been successful over  the last 3 years and no one able to win the Championship on home soil.

The Victorian Senior Men's Team Members:

Sam Bullock, Rob Starck, James Lawerson, Josh Naughton, Caleb Hall, Jack Mooney, Marty Hyde, Alistair Gloutnay, Keith Nyberg, Christopher Plumb, David Gal, Michael Rodrigues, Sam Marquard, Aaron Lawman, Jason Mackinnon, Daniel Stiglich, Rhiain Barr, Anthony Rodrigues, Jeffrey Joy

Co-coach: Chris Baker           Co-coach: Murray Keen        Manager: Sue Gandy

2013 Senior Men's All Star Team:

Congratulations to the Victorian players who were selected in the All Star Team of 2013.

Sam Bullock, Jason Mackinnon, Warren Brown, Nick Brown, Brad Sheldon, Thomas Graham, Jack Woodford, Anson Carter, Stephen Mortimer, Matt Diver 

Tournament MVP: Warren Brown (WA Goalie)

All Star Coach: Gavin Leavy (WA)

Best Referee: David Campbell (SA)

2013 VIC v WA C.Hall 2013 Vic v WA, R.Stark

2013 Downunder Cup  June 10 – 11

Congratulations to the USA AI Men's Team and the U23 Girls ASPAC Team who won the DUC. Lacrosse Victoria would like to thank all international Teams for coming to Melbourne and participating in the Down Under Cup 2013.

Round 1 - June 7

Results Men:

USA AI 18  def.  Kansai Youth 4 U23 ASPAC 6  def.  Kansai Sembatsu 5
MVP's: Corey Luebbe (USA AI) & Kondo Shota (KY) MVP's: Trent Cuthbert (U23) & Junichir Esaki (KS)
USA LOF 13  def.  Kansai Youth 6 USA AI 12  def.  U23 ASPAC 1
Results Women:   
New Zealand 7  def. U23 ASPAC 4  

 MVP's:                          Ellie Cope (U23)

2013 DUC, Aussie Squad v Japan 22013 Down Under Cup, Aussie Squad v JPN

Round 2  - June 8

Results Women:

New Zealand 6  def.  U23 ASPAC  5

Results Men:

Kansai Sembatsu   def.  USA LOF USA AI   def. USA LOF
U23 ASPAC  def.  Kansai Youth  


2013 DUC, Women Aussie Squad v NZ2013 DUC Women Aussie Squad v NZ 2

Round 3 - June 9

Results Women:

U23 ASPAC  def.  New Zealand Footscray 10  def.  U23 ASPAC
  MVP's:                Hayley Carlson (U23)


Results Men:

U23 ASPAC 10  def.  Japan 7 USA AI  def. Kansai Sembatsu
USA LOF  def.  U23 ASPAC Kansai Sembatsu  def.  Kansai Youth

 2013 DUC, U23 ASPAC Girls v Footscray2013 DUC, U23 ASPAC Girls v NZ

Finals - June 10

Results Women:

U23 ASPAC 5  def.  Footscray  4

MVP’s: Mikayla Varga (U23)

Results Men:

5th  Kansai Youth  7  def.  6th  Footscray  6  (OT)

3rd  Kansai Sembatsu   def.  4th  U23 ASPAC

1st  USA Al   15  def. 2nd   USA LOF  6

 2013 DUC, USA & Japanes Players2013 DUC, USA AI v U23 ASPAC

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