Saturday, April 26, 2014

College Lacrosse Weekender: Loyola, Lehigh in Patriot League Final

Loyola defeated Colgate on Friday in Baltimore (photo / T. Flynn)

by Boxer Journal, Apr.  26, 2014
Baltimore, MD - The Loyola Greyhounds advanced to the Patriot League finals with a 12-6 victory over Colgate in the PL semifinals on Friday.

The game began under threatening skies that only grew more menacing as a heavy downpour blew through the Greyhound's Ridley Athletic Complex. Senior Justin Ward had two goals and three assists to lead Loyola (13-1). Ward, who was one of seven Greyhounds to earn All-Patriot League honors this season, has sixty points on the season backed by 15 goals and 45 assists.

Loyola celebrates one of a dozen goals on Friday (photo / T. Flynn)

In the second Patriot League semifinal at Ridley on Friday, third-seeded Lehigh (13-4) upset the Army Black Knights (9-4), 12-11, when Reid Weber scored with just under four seconds left on the game clock. The victory sets up Sunday's final at 1:00 pm between Loyola and Lehigh.
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Johns Hopkins closed the gap on an NCAA tournament berth by beating Villanova (5-8) on Wednesday night, 13-7, at Homewood Field. Junior Wells Stanwick, a Boys' Latin graduate, scored three for the Blue Jays (10-3).
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Maryland's Goran Murray (photo / umterps.com)

Chester, PA - Notre Dame (7-5) sent Maryland (10-3) to an early exit from the ACC tournament at suburban Philadelphia's PPL Park on Friday with a 6-5 win. The Irish will face Syracuse (10-3) in the ACC finals tomorrow at PPL.

The Orangemen gained the final by defeating Duke (12-3), who just last month beat Syracuse, 21-7.

The Terps will close out their regular season next weekend when they face Navy (4-9) in College Park.