Frankfurt, 22 February: The Frankfurt Cosmos Lacrosse Club, playing without several starters, opened a 5:2 lead over the Muenster Mohawks in the first quarter and held on for a 9:5 win. Among the scorers for the Cosmos were Sascha Bokhari, Philipp Kuegler, Matt Meredith, and Tim Gruenke. The Cosmos have now won a team-record 11 games in a row and extended their home undefeated streak to 15 games.
Frankfurt, 20 February: The 2002 German Champion Frankfurt Cosmos Lacrosse Club will hosts their Fourth Annual Frankfurt Cosmos Lacrosse Camp on 15 and 16 March in Frankfurt's Ostpark. This year's camp will be divided into two separate programs for new and experienced players. While players of all abilities will be welcome both days, the first day will focus on skills required for beginning players and those with less than one year of experience. The second day will be for all players. The camp will run from 11:00 to 16:00 both days and will conclude with practice games. For more information, call Bob Scheider at 0160/95650171. For directions, see the Cosmos webpage at www.frankfurt-cosmos.de and follow the link entitled "Training."
Frankfurt, 16 February: The Frankfurt Cosmos Lacrosse Club defeated a Hannover and a combined team from Heidelberg, Koeln, and Giessen to extend their winning streak to a team-record 10 games. The Cosmos have also won their last 14 home games. The Cosmos fell behind the combined team 4:1 before taking control late in the third period. Nick Fischer's second goal started a string of four answered Cosmos' goals. The combined team tied the score at 5 each on a goal by Madjid Salimi in the last second of regulation time, but the Cosmos won 6:5 in overtime.
The Cosmos had an easier time in the second game, winning 8:4 over Nord Deutsche Lacrosse Liga champion Hannover. Sebastian Dettmer and Nick Fischer led the Cosmos in scoring. The Cosmos next game will be on 22 February in the Frankfurt Ostpark at 12:00 against the Muenster Mohawks. A combined team of players from Goettingen and other teams is expected for a second game.
A German shaft? Yes. The Eurolax Dagger 1 was on display at the Lacrosse Coaches Convention this winter in Philadelphia. Does it live up to the German reputation for craftsmanship in metalurgy? We beat the crap out of the thing for a half-hour against a steel goal and very little denting and no bending or breaking occurred. A great start for German Lacrosse manufacturing. Can you get one in the US? Soon. Lax World and E-Lacrosse are getting them soon!
Three teams from Germany will be participating in the E-Lacrosse Amsterdam Tournament this summer. They are Team Backbert, Team Steurbert and the Franfurt Cosmos!