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OU, Edmond winners in Bedlam lacrosse match

University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University played this year's Bedlam game in Edmond. OU won 15-1. Organizers say the event was a success.
BY DIANA BALDWIN Published: March 8, 2011

A Bedlam lacrosse game left the University of Oklahoma a winner and local players talking about keeping the annual game in Edmond.

The OU and Oklahoma State University game ended with the Sooners on top 15-1.

This is the first time a men's Division 1 lacrosse game had been played in Edmond, said Mark Purcell, OU's lacrosse coach.

The Bedlam game ended up in Edmond at the invitation of local lacrosse supporters, said Marc Anderson, Edmond Lacrosse president.

“We thought it would fun,” Anderson said. “This is the first time the game has been on a neutral site. We thought it would be great to bring it to our backyards.”

About 350 people attended the game, Anderson said.

Edmond's lacrosse program is in its sixth season. The program has grown from 90 players to 380. The club offers teams for boys and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The program is run as a nonprofit, self-funded and self-directed.

Sunday's match — where Edmond players were able to interact with the college athletes — is getting high marks.

“It was absolutely a success,” Anderson said. “There is talk about making it an annual event.

“In the next couple of years we could have someone who had come through our program and will be playing and coming back home.”

For more information about Edmond lacrosse, go to


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