Lax in Washington

College lacrosse took another big step this weekend. Denver and Maryland played the Seatown Classic in Tukwila, Washington. Yes, it was only fall ball, but still it was the first time a game was played in the state. That's another thing the sport can check off it's list.

The matchup had plenty going for it. First, it featured Maryland, who was the NCAA runner-up the past two seasons, against Denver, the staple for lax out west. Second, there were a ton of people on hand. 3,589 people took in the action at Starfire Sports Complex Stadium, located about ten miles south of Seattle. Finally, Maryland's Landon Carr scored a goal. He's the only Washington native on the field.

Once again, it's only a small step. The game still has a long way to go to have a strong presence in the west. At the same time, though, the fact that so many people came out to see a fall ball match is a promising sign.