2013 Senior Men's and Women's National Championship and Down Under Cup Results
National Champions 2013 - VIC Senior Women's Team
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 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.
|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)
|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)
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.
|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)
|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)
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.
|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)
|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.
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)
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.
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)
South Australia 19 def. Japan 9
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 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
|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
|New Zealand 7 def. U23 ASPAC 4
MVP's: Ellie Cope (U23)
Round 2 - June 8
New Zealand 6 def. U23 ASPAC 5
|Kansai Sembatsu def. USA LOF
||USA AI def. USA LOF
|U23 ASPAC def. Kansai Youth
Round 3 - June 9
|U23 ASPAC def. New Zealand
||Footscray 10 def. U23 ASPAC
||MVP's: Hayley Carlson (U23)
|U23 ASPAC 10 def. Japan 7
||USA AI def. Kansai Sembatsu
|USA LOF def. U23 ASPAC
||Kansai Sembatsu def. Kansai Youth
Finals - June 10
U23 ASPAC 5 def. Footscray 4
MVP’s: Mikayla Varga (U23)
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
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