By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/8/11
Kudda.com, a Baltimore-based sports website, will broadcast the much-anticipated boys’ lacrosse opener Friday between The Haverford School and Baltimore power St. Paul’s (3:30 p.m. start) as it’s Game of the Week.
Kudda.com, which does regular broadcasts of Baltimore high school basketball and lacrosse, will have all the action beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m. at http://game.kudda.com/. The footage will feature all the game action; time outs and delays are cut out. The game footage can be accessed at any time after it begins.
The contest is receiving much national attention because Haverford School – the defending Inter-Ac League co-champion – is ranked No. 1 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings and is expected to be the No. 1 team in the ESPN RISE Powerade Rankings (to be released Wednesday). The Fords feature 12 Division I senior recruits and five more in the junior class. St. Paul’s is ranked 10th in the UA/IL rankings and is a perennial MIAA powerhouse.
St. Paul’s finished 15-4 last year and won the MIAA “A” championship with a stunning 17-7 rout of Boys’ Latin in the title game. The Crusaders had fallen to Boys’ Latin, 11-10, in a memorable triple-overtime game two weeks earlier. The Crusaders will be out to avenge a 13-9 loss to the Fords (20-4 last year) in the season’s first game last year.
Haverford School has never won at St. Paul’s – a fact that Fords coach John Nostrant would like to change. He played college lacrosse with Crusaders coach Rick Brocato at Washington College (Md.).
In fact, the two programs have already played some classic games. St. Paul’s won in overtime the last three times it’s hosted Haverford School – 13-12 in 2009, 10-9, in 2007, and 9-8 in 2005. Haverford won, 10-3, at home in 2008, and lost, 10-7, in 2006 at home.
Friday’s feed will feature play-by-play from Scott “Booker” Corrigan, a graduate of Radnor High, and commentary from Ty Xanders, a writer with Inside Lacrosse. Kudda.com also will be carrying the March 19 game game between Haverford School and Baltimore’s McDonogh School.
Last year kudda.com had over 100,000 visitors from more than 14 states for its lacrosse Game of the Week broadcasts.
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