Sunday, March 25, 2012


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Farewell Boulder

The Cats finished their trip last week 1-2. After losing to Colorado the team turned around and lay a beating on the Huskers 21-2. Connor McCarthey (Mac) had quite the showing with 5 goals and 1 assist. Flower had 3 goals and 3 assists. Lamay and C-Ry had 2 goals and 2 assists each. The following game against Clemson was a much different game. Although the score was 5-2 the Cats dominated many aspects of the game. The boys came out and showed how New England lacrosse is played by laying down the hammer. Per usual, there were plenty of hits by Potter, Elder Gauvin and Joey. C-Ry joined the list as well with one monster hit. Unfortunately the hard-nosed play wasn’t something that West Coast lacrosse was used too and the Cats spent a great deal of time in the box. The Cats out-shot Clemson 34-28. I will tip my hat off to the Clemson goalie, he had some great saves. Although the game ended in a loss the Cats set the tone for the start of their PCLL season by being a physical, high energy team.
The best part of the entire trip was the realization that we have two jungle book characters on our team. The bickering between the two makes the resemblance even better:

Steven Jordan

Unfortunately, after as much searching as possible I couldn’t find a picture of Coach Small to do justice for Baloo, but I think the Mowgli photo makes up for it.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wildchats 4

Q: Chinese or Mexican?
A: Wo shi xuexi zhongwen. Wo bu shi Mexico… Ya that’s right I’m studying the china language

Q: If you were an animal what animal would you be and why?
A: One of those lizards that can run across water, closest you can get to being jesus

Q:Best place to eat downtown late-night?
A: Jack Stones without a doubt I heard they have a thing called the Currie’s Final Countdown that brings it’s foes to its knees.

Q: Lax wax or no lax wax?
A: Nice smell. Only comment

Q: Rumor has it you’ve had upwards of 6 concussions, how are you still enrolled at UNH?
A: Well brains are a funny thing memory comes and goes ya know

Q:Philly, Hoco, or Stillings?
A:Philly or die. Unless its Sunday morning at Hoco with Omelet Tom set a tradition

Q:Black or white mid-calves?
A: Only ones that can wear black mid calves are the Fab 5. And Ball

Q: Favorite TV show?
A: The original series on History Channel Swamp People Hurricane Katrina couldn’t put these crazy Cajuns down

Q: What’s the best way to unleash Potter Smash?
A: Me talking to him, looking at him, smiling at him.

Q: If you could punch anyone in the face on the team who would it be and why?
A: Marty. I can’t tell you why but it’s just something about his face.

Introducing Michael Currie

Special thanks to Jake Katz, creator of Wildchats.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tough Start

The Cats came out with a rough start against the Buffs. With a 14-9 loss the Cats have a few kinks to work out before their games on Friday and Saturday against Nebraska and Clemson. The lack of mental focus, clears, and penalties; combined with the athletics and outside shots from the Buffs cost the game for UNH. Although the game ended in a loss, not all was bad for the Cats’. We played hard, physical and had a never say die attitude. The goal scoring was spread across the board with goals coming from Stohrer, Buckley, Younger Gauvin, Hayward, Currie, MaCarthy, Pratte, Flower and three assists from Gardiner. With a few less mental mistakes and penalties it could have been a whole different ball game.

On a less serious note, The Boys are out in Boulder causing a ruckus. Taking trips to the local establishments and turning heads everywhere we go, standing out as the New Englanders we are. Although the flavorful subs and spicy burritos are a nice change of pace to our clam chowder, I don’t think anyone is enjoying the increase in flatulence (I feel bad for Tom Ball Generazzo’s roommates). Our freshman goalie, Marty, has confirmed the stereotype that all goalies are strange by eating a diet of solely chicken fingers, French fries, rice kipsies and Ritz crackers. The constant video footage covered by Eli Hayward has opened the door for lots of shenanigans and pranks all through the day. Here is a short clip from the many hours of footage of the boys in transit:

There’s more where that came from.

With the Corn Boys coming up and Clemson to end the trip on St. Patty’s day UNH is ready to head out of Boulder with a solid 2-1 record.

Stay tuned.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Colorado Bound

Preseason has finally come to an end and all that hard work is about to pay off. Tonight the Cats’ leave for Colorado. Over the past month the Cats’ have played Merrimack College, Springfield College, Southern New Hampshire University and the War Pigs. In all four games the team improved in every aspect of the game.

The team has a few new faces that should be noted before the season starts. Number 17, John Tyler Markley, has returned from his year hiatus in the Orient to play some LSM. New to starting on attack is number 44, Dylan Stohrer, a Freshman transfer from Keene State and Dover local. The next new starting defenseman for the Cats’ is number 33, Kyle Pratt, a transfer from Hofstra University and Manchester local. Keep an eye out for the three this season.

Kyle Pratt

Dylan Stohrer

The Boys leave Manchester Airport at 6:40 and won’t arrive in Colorado until after 11:00 in Denver. The season starts with a game on Wednesday night at 6:00 MST against Colorado University. The Cats’ also play Clemson University at 4:30pm on Friday and University of Nebraska at 7:00pm on Saturday. There will be live twitter update of all three games so in order to stay informed follow the Cats’ at @UNHLacrosse. There will be frequent posts this week in order to keep the fans informed and up to date on UNH Lax.