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CWU Men’s Lacrosse News

Men’s Lacrosse Opens up Fall Ball Season

Ellensburg, Wash.-The CWU Men’s Lacrosse team will begin their Fall Ball season next Saturday on October 6th and 7th in Hillsboro, OR as they take part in the Fritz Hayes Memorial Tournament. The Wildcats will play six games against five different opponents, all of which are part of Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL), except for Humboldt State. The schedule is below and will take place at two different locations. On Saturday competition is at 53rd Avenue Sports Fields and on Sunday the tournament will move to Hillsboro Stadium.

Saturday, October 6th
53rd Avenue Sports Fields
Time Home Away Field
9:00 AM Portland vs. Central Washington 1
10:00 AM Portland State vs. Lewis & Clark 1
10:00 AM Western Oregon vs. Humboldt State 2
11:00 AM Southern Oregon vs. Humboldt State 1
12:30 PM Lewis & Clark vs. Portland State 1
12:30 PM Western Oregon vs. Central Washington 2
1:30 PM Central Washington vs. Portland 1
2:30 PM Humboldt State vs. Southern Oregon 1
2:30 PM Western Oregon vs. Lewis & Clark 2
3:30 PM Portland vs. Portland State 1
3:30 PM Central Washington vs. Southern Oregon 2
Sunday, October 7th
Hillsboro Stadium
 Time Home Away Field
10:00 AM Western Oregon vs. Central Washington 1
10:00 AM Portland vs. Southern Oregon 2
11:00 AM Portland State vs. Humboldt State 1
12:00 PM Western Oregon vs. Lewis & Clark 1
12:00 PM Southern Oregon vs. Portland State 2
1:00 PM Portland vs. Humboldt State 1
2:00 PM Central Washington vs. Lewis & Clark 1

Lacrosse Picks up much Needed Victory

Central Men’s Lacrosse picked up a much-needed conference victory on Saturday vs Pacific Lutheran University. The Wildcats came firing out of the gates with 20 shots on goal and an 8-1 lead at the half. The second was a different story as the Lutes crept back into the match coming within one goal early in the fourth quarter, but Central finished with six of their own in the final ten minutes. Chris Johnson led the team with 7 points (4 goals, 3 Assists) and Jeremy Veilleux led the team with six goals. If Central were to beat the Vikings of Western Washington and even their in-division record at 2-2, and if Whitman were to lose their final two in-division games, the Wildcats would advance to the playoffs as the third seed in the PNCLL North Division.

Southern Oregon-Sunday

The Wildcats hung tough with the Southern Oregon Raiders for one half, but the third quarter turned out to be their demise. Central went from being down one goal at half to being down 7 when the 4th quarter started. Many of the Wildcats were banged up from Saturday’s victory and simply they ran out of gas on Sunday.

Men’s Lacrosse and Climbing Headline this Weekend’s action…

If you are an avid watcher of lacrosse, soccer, climbing, ultimate disc, or swimming Central Washington University is the place to be. Central Sport Clubs is hosting 6 home events this weekend all over campus.

Collegiate Swim Meet

Action kicks off at 9 AM Saturday March 31st in the CWU Aquatic Center. Admission is free. Expect to see some of the top collegiate clubs from around the Northwest this weekend as Central plays host to their first home meet of the year.

Rodeo Roundup

CWU Ultimate Disc will be hosting their one and only home event of the year and rightly so coined the event the “Rodeo Roundup.” Central will look to compete will teams from around Northwest as they begin their quest to qualify for post-season opportunities.

Men’s Lacrosse

Coming off a big win against Humboldt State over spring break the Wildcats will look to even their PNCLL North Division record at 1-1. The Wildcats will look to Bowen Hadley and  Chris Johnson to provide offensive firepower and Will Houck to be backbone of the Central defense.

Rope-less Rodeo

The NC3 is coming to town and putting on a “Ropelss Rodeo.” Some of the best collegiate climbers in the Northwest will converge on the CWU Rec Center to boulder their way to the top of the NC3. The NC3 is the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Conference and has members from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.Action kicks of at 9 AM on Saturday March 31st.

Men’s Soccer

The CWU Men’s Soccer team will try to sweep the Gonzaga Bulldogs in NCCSC action on  Sunday April 1st at 1 PM. Central currently leads the conference with a 4-1-0 mark with Gonzaga nipping at their heels at 2-1-1. A win for Gonzaga would keep the number seed in play, a win would for Central would essentially clinch the number 1 seed into the conference tournament. The NCCSC Tournament is on April 28th-29th in Pullman,WA.

No Break for Cycling or Lacrosse

Central Washington University has wrapped up finals week and students have begun their long-awaited spring breaks, but CWU Cycling and CWU Lacrosse the grind does not end.Both clubs will forgo their breaks for a weekend and head out of Ellensburg.


CWU Cycling will make the short trip to Bellingham to compete in the North Shore Road Race and Time Trial on Saturday Mar. 17. On Sunday they will finish up with the Delta Criterium. Central is currently in 11th place after one weekend of competition.

Men’s Lacrosse

Central Lacrosse will begin their annual spring break trip in San Jose, CA. They will take on San Jose State at 1PM on Sunday Mar.18. The Wildcats will then head back home with a stop in Arcata, CA to take on the Lumberjacks of Humboldt State. The game will be played on Monday Mar. 19 at 4PM in the Redwood Bowl. Central will look to earn some much-needed victories after their rocky start(1-4,0-1). The Wildcats are led by Chris Johnson(3.8 PPG) and Bowen Hadley (3 PPG).

Men’s Lacrosse Looks to continue their New Found Success…

Central Men’s Lacrosse will have their first full weekend of lacrosse as they head to Whitman College to take on the Missionaries in a heated PNCLL North battle that will pit Central’s leader scorers Chris Johnson (13 goals, 5 pts per game) and Bowen Hadley (11 goals, 4.3 pts per game) against the Whitman defense who in their two opening games against Portland and Portland only let in 9 goals per game. Central’s defense has clamped down since the Western Oregon game only allowing 15 goals a game. Central will need the defense to step up this game if they want to prevail. This will be both teams first PNCLL North match up. Whitman has advanced to the PNCLL playoffs since 2006. Central will look to end that streak with a win a Saturday in Walla Walla.

After the Whitman game, the Wildcats will head home to Ellensburg to host Washington State in their home opener at Nicholson Multipurpose Fields across from the Fieldhouse on Sunday Mar. 4th at 12 PM.WSU is a very tough opponent and will give the Wildcats a major challenge.This game will be a Division crossover as WSU is MCLA Division 1 and Central is MCLA Division 2.

CWU Home Opener This Weekend

Look at the Weekend Ahead Mar. 3rd-5th

Busy, Busy, Busy. That sums up  Central Washington Sport Clubs as  many of our clubs begin their spring seasons. On tap for the weekend is 3 home events around campus as well as 3 clubs showcasing their talents around the Northwest.

Men’s Lacrosse-

Whitman College-Saturday March 3rd in Walla Walla (1 PM)

Coming off an impressive come-from-behind victory in Salem last weekend, the Wildcats will look to continue their success playing back-to-back matches on Mar.3rd and 4th. They will head to College Place, WA and to take on the Missionaries of Whitman College, who are currently 1-1, this match has playoff implications because it will be the first in-division match for the Cats.

Washington State University- Sunday, March 4th @Nicholson Multipurpose Fields (12PM)

The Wildcats will then head home to take on Washington State on Sunday Mar.4 at 12 PM on the Nicholson Multipurpose Fields. This game is a division crossover for the Cougars and the Wildcats. Washington State resides in the PNCLL, but they are Division 1 as Central is Division 2. This will be the first home game for Central this year.

Women’s Rugby-Saturday March 3rd @Alder Recreation Complex (1pm)

The CWU Women’s Rugby team will finish their regular season on Mar.3 against Washington State University. They are coming off a tough loss to Western last weekend and looking to finish their season strong.The game will be at Alder Recreation Complex at 1 PM.

Climbing-Saturday March 3rd @University of Idaho

As we inch closer to the “Ropeless Rodeo,” the climbers of CWU will head to Moscow, Idaho to continue their Northwest Collegiate Climbing Conference season. The climbers have had a very successful season and looking for constant improvement from all club members.

Women’s Lacrosse-March 3rd & 4th @Boise, Idaho

The Women’s Lacrosse team will look to begin their season on the right foot. They have played one game so far and will play four in Boise. They will have their home opener next weekend in Ellensburg at Alder Recreation Complex.

CWU Men’s Lacrosse Escapes the Rain with a Victory.

The start of the Men’s Lacrosse season was a rocky one with losses coming on the road to Western Oregon and College of Idaho. Making their third trip in as many weeks, something needed to give. CWU headed down to Salem, Oregon to take on the Bearcats of Willamette University underneath the bright lights of Sparks Field. Rain was a constant factor throughout the game as the Wildcats forged a 18-17 come from behind win.

The Cats who had a woeful first quarter, down 9-3, fought their way back to knot it up at 11. The Second half was out right battle with the Cats scoring 7 goals, to the Bearcats 6. The win now puts CWU at 1-2 and next up for the Wildcats is their home opener against the Division 1 Cougars of Washington State. The game will take at 1pm at the Nicholson Multipurpose fields. Come out and support your Cats as they try to upset the Wazzu.