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May 15, 2014

MCLA Semifinals Set at Chapman University

from LaxMagazine.com Staff Reports | Twitter

With two days of action in the books, there are four teams left each in Division I and Division II at the MCLA National Tournament, including all but one of the original top seeds making it through to the semifinals.

On the Division I side, top-seeded Arizona State survived a quarterfinal scare against Boston College, holding off the plucky eight-seed Eagles by an 8-7 score with a balanced offensive attack led by Justin Straker's goal and two assists. They face Chapman in Thursday's late semifinal, as the hosts got by defending champion Colorado State in the quarters by an 8-2 score. Chris Hermann and Timmy Andrews each had a pair of points for the Panthers.

On the other side of the bracket, UC Santa Barbara nipped Virginia Tech's attempt at a Cinderella run, edging the 14th-seeded Hokies 7-6 after their first-round upset over No. 3 seed Brigham Young. Casey Mix led the offense with two goals and two assists, while goalie Conrad Carlson was a rock with 14 saves.

Division II saw all four top seeds into the semifinals, anchored by No. 1 Grand Valley State's 13-5 rout of Western Oregon on a four-goal day from Brenden Austin. They take on defending champion St. Thomas, an 8-6 winner over North Dakota State in their quarterfinal. Josh Radjenovich and Sean Hickey each had two points to pace the Tommies.

Two goals each from Adam Henlein and Shane Hasty and three assists from David Carlos anchored Dayton's 10-7 win over Grove City to make the semifinal on the opposite side of the D2 bracket. The Fliers will face No. 2 seed St. John's, which rolled to a 13-6 win over Indiana Tech in its quarterfinal, with Brooks Armitage potting five goals and goalie Tyler Olson stopping 11 shots to earn the win. 

Today's Matchups (Video links live at game tame, all times Pacific)

2:30PM (11:30 AM Pacific): D2 Semifinals - No. 3 Dayton vs. No. 2 St. John's
5:15 PM (5:15 PM Pacific): D2 Semifinals - No. 4 St. Thomas vs. No. 1 Grand Valley State
8 PM (5 PM Pacific): D1 Semifinals - No. 6 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 2 Colorado
10:45 PM (7:45 PM Pacific): D1 Semifinals - No. 4 Chapman vs. No. 1 Arizona State

Quarterfinal Results - Tuesday 

Division I
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara 7, No. 14 Virginia Tech | Box Score
No. 4 Chapman 8, No. 5 Colorado State 2 | Box Score
No. 2 Colorado vs. No. 7 Michigan State | Box Score 
No. 1 Arizona State 8, No. 8 Boston College 7 | Box Score

Division II
No. 4 St. Thomas 8, No. 5 North Dakota State 6 | Box Score
No. 3 Dayton 10, No. 6 Grove City 7 | Box Score
No. 2 St. John's 13, No. 7 Indiana Tech 6 | Box Score
No. 1 Grand Valley State 13, No. 8 Western Oregon 5 | Box Score

First Round Results - Monday

Division I
No. 1 Arizona State 18, No. 16 Indiana 5 | Box Score
No. 2 Colorado 8, No. 15 Minn-Duluth 6 | Box Score
No. 14 Virginia Tech 11, No. 3 BYU 6 | Box Score
No. 4 Chapman 7, No. 13 Northeastern 2 | Box Score
No. 5 Colorado State 5, No. 12 Simon Fraser 3 | Box Score
No. 6 UCSB 6, No. 11 Cal Poly 5 | Box Score
No. 7 Michigan State 8, No. 10 Texas 5 | Box Score
No. 8 Boston College 12, No. 9 Westminster 11 | Box Score

Division II
No. 1 Grand Valley State 13, No. 16 Montana State 8 | Box Score
No. 2 St. John's 13, No. 15 Missouri Valley 10 | Box Score
No. 3 Dayton 12, No. 14 US Coast Guard 9 | Box Score
No. 4 St. Thomas 13, No. 13 Reinhardt 6 | Box Score
No. 5 North Dakota State 19, No. 12 Concordia 7 | Box Score
No. 6 Grove City 11, No. 11 Western Washington 10 | Box Score
No. 7 Indiana Tech 10, No. 10 Florida Gulf Coast 9 | Box Score
No. 8 Western Oregon 13, No. 9 SCAD 11 | Box Score


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