Monday: Denver Pioneers to Face Maryland for NCAA Lacrosse Crown
Perennial power Notre Dame was felled by Denver on Saturday, 12-11, in overtime
by Boxer Journal, May 23, 2015
Philadelphia - The University of Denver Pioneers (16-2) bested another "western" power in the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-3), 11-10, to claim their spot in Monday's NCAA Division I National Championship game. Wesley Berg proved that he's one of North America's most potent scoring threats as the Canadian product continues to wreak havoc on his U.S. opponents, including the OT game-winner to beat the Irish.
In the second game of Saturday's semifinal doubleheader at Lincoln Financial Field, Maryland proved that two teams from the Old-Line State were one too many as they beat Baltimore's Johns Hopkins (11-7) by a 12-11 tally.
The Terps and Denver will face each other in the championship on Monday. For both the outcome will be pivotal. Maryland (15-3), despite regular appearances in the NCAA title game, hasn't won one since 1975.
While the Pioneers would make history as the first team west of the Mississippi to win the NCAA Division I national title. The two teams face-off at 1 PM on Monday in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field.