The NCAA has announced the April 16th regional rankings for Divisions II and III, with records based on play through Sunday. These rankings will continue on a weekly basis to the begnnning in May, concluding prior to the actual tournament selections.
Billy Ward scored at the 2:57 mark of the second overtime period to lift seventh-ranked Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to an 11-10 victory over fourth-ranked North Carolina (9-3, 2-3) on Saturday evening in the Carrier Dome.
Ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins used a 4-0 run that bridged the second and third quarters to turn a 2-1 lead into a 6-1 advantage, and the Blue Jays never let third-ranked Maryland get closer in an 11-6 victory before a Homecoming crowd of 9,553 at Homewood Field on Saturday.
Led by hat tricks from Tyler Pace (Mission, B.C.), Erik Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and Jack Bobzien (Littleton, Colo.), No. 5 Denver defeated St. John's 16-9 in front of a record-setting sold-out crowd of 2,702 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday.
Mike Malave's third goal of the contest, at the 44 second mark of the first overtime, gave the 16th-ranked Hofstra Pride a 10-9 non-conference victory over the sixth-ranked Big Red of Cornell at James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Nick Trizano scored three times and Drexel had seven goals from its seniors as the Dragons defeated No. 14 UMass on Senior Day, 13-9. The Dragons (8-4, 3-1) won for the fourth straight time and clinched a spot in the upcoming CAA tournament. The Minutemen fell to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the CAA.
Ryan Ambler had a career-best seven points on three goals and four assists and Zach Currier had three goals and an assist to lead Princeton to a 13-10 win over the Big Green in front of 2,066 at Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium.
James Pannell scored three goals as 13 Cavaliers scored at least one point, but it wasn't enough as No. 8 Virginia (8-5, 1-4 ACC) fell in a shootout to the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (10-2, 4-1 ACC) on Friday night, 17-15.
Summaries of site visitors' choices for the matches in the Week No. 8 installment of the "Pick the Winners" contest are shown below and can be reviewed by username by consulting the links on the two contest pages.
Top-ranked RIT scored four consecutive goals in a span of 2:14 early in the fourth quarter to break an 8-8 tie and take a 12-8 lead with 10:37 to play in regulation. Nazareth closed to within three, but the Tigers maintained the lead, defeating the Golden Flyers, 14-11, in a non-conference game.
For the second game in a row, Cornell watched a close halftime contest swing the other way in the final 30 minutes, as Syracuse used an extended 8-1 run to pull away from the Big Red 14-9 on Tuesday evening at Schoellkopf Field.
Just over a minute into the second overtime, Tom Schreiber nailed the game-winner - his fourth goal of the night - to give Princeton a frantic 10-9 victory over Lehigh. The win improved Princeton to 6-4 overall, while Lehigh fell to 9-4. The Mountain Hawks had won three straight.
Lourdes found the scoreboard just 24 seconds into the game on Sunday afternoon and never turned back, notching the first shutout in program history with a 22-0 victory over Northwood (Mich.) at Ottawa Hills High School to improve to 10-0 on the season.
Brian Schultz picked up the ground ball off the second overtime's opening faceoff, raced into the box and fed Justin Ward on the low left side, and Ward found Brian Schultz across the crease to score the game-winner for top-ranked Loyola in a 7-6 win over the U.S. Naval Academy on Saturday afternoon in Patriot League action.
Five goals from Deemer Class and four more from Jordan Wolf propelled No. 3 Duke to a 15-7 victory over No. 7 Notre Dame in Atlantic Coast Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.
North Carolina senior midfielder R.G. Keenan has a habit of scoring late-game, momentum-shifting goals in his career for the Tar Heels. He did it again on Saturday on Senior Day at Fetzer Field as the #5 Tar Heels defeated the #9 Virginia Cavaliers 11-10 at sun-drenched Fetzer Field.
Villanova twice battled back from a three-goal deficit and tied the game with two minutes remaining in regulation at 8-8, but the 6th-ranked Denver Pioneers (9-2, 3-0) pulled out the overtime victory, 9-8, on Friday night in Villanova Stadium.
10th-ranked Johns Hopkins jumped to a 9-1 halftime lead and never let visiting Albany get closer than five in the second half as the Blue Jays posted a 13-8 victory over the Great Danes at Homewood Field Friday night.
No. 11 Massachusetts suffered a heartbreaking setback at home on Garber Field Saturday afternoon as the squad dropped a 6-5 decision to Towson. The Tigers' Tyler White made 16 saves, saving the best one for 10 seconds left in the game.
Salvatore Tuttle scored three times in the third quarter to lead second-ranked Adelphi to a 13-11 win over top-ranked Le Moyne on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field in a battle of the last two undefeated teams in the country.
Tom Schreiber tied his career high with seven points on four goals and three assists to lead Princeton to a much-needed 15-11 win over Rutgers in front of 1,726 at Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium Saturday night.
Korey Hendrickson scored four goals including the game-winner with 1:05 to play in regulation to give the 20th-ranked Hofstra Pride a 7-6 victory over the Siena Saints in a non-conference game at James M. Shuart Stadium Saturday night.
Summaries of site visitors' choices for the matches in the Week No. 7 installment of the "Pick the Winners" contest are shown below and can be reviewed by username by consulting the links on the two contest pages.
Behind a five-goal second quarter and four-score outings from Colin Dunster and Shane Morrell, No. 12 Bryant won its seventh-straight contest to stay perfect in Northeast Conference action, topping league foe Sacred Heart, 14-5, on the road Wednesday night.
Loyola co-captains Joe Fletcher (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee H.S.) and Justin Ward (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill H.S.) have been named two of 10 finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award, making Loyola the only school with a pair of finalists.
No. 13 Fairfield won their sixth straight contest by topping Bucknell, 10-6, this afternoon on Alumni Field. TJ Neubauer (Glen Arm, Md.) had four goals, while Dave Fleming (San Carlos, Calif.) added two goals for the Stags.
Dylan Levings scooped the ball off the opening face-off, sprinted toward his offensive end and got the ball to Mark Glicini for a goal seven seconds into the game. Yale never looked back during its 8-5 non-league lacrosse victory over Providence at the Ray Treacy Track Complex.
The No. 2 Big Red scored the first four goals of the contest and then opened up a 10-2 lead at the half before rolling to the 19-4 victory over Dartmouth this afternoon on Scully-Fahey Field in Hanover, N.H.
Brendan Fowler won 21 faceoffs and Christian Walsh scored five goals to lead No. 3 Duke to the 500th victory in program history with a 17-11 decision over visiting Harvard in action on Saturday at a rain-soaked Koskinen Stadium.
Georgetown (3-7, 0-3 Big East) held a late first quarter advantage before No. 6 Denver (8-2, 2-0 Big East) went on a six-goal run, putting the Hoyas in a hole too deep to climb from in 17-9 loss at Multi-Sport Field on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Penn put forth an outstanding defensive effort on Saturday afternoon at Yale's Reese Stadium, and pulled out a 6-5 victory over the 11th-ranked Bulldogs. Conrad Oberbeck, Brandon Mangan and Michael Keasey each had two points, but it wasn't enough to get Yale its second Ivy League victory this season.
Despite Richmond closing the gap to one-goal game early in the fourth, No. 12 Bryant took advantage of a perfect day at the X from junior faceoff specialist Kevin Massa (Huntington, N.Y.) and used a late spark from its top midfield line to pull out its sixth-straight victory, 9-6, Saturday afternoon at Cold Spring Harbor High School.
Graham Horvath scored four times, but the Catamounts fell to 13th-ranked Albany in the conference opener Saturday at John Fallon Field. Albany improves to 4-4 overall and 1-0 in league play, while Vermont drops to 5-4 and 0-1 in conference.
Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) made 16 saves and sophomore Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) provided the offense with three goals to lead Brown to an 11-10 Ivy League win over #15 Princeton, beating the Tigers for the first time since 2008.
Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) tallied a career-high seven points on five goals and two assists as top-ranked Le Moyne cruised to an 18-5 win over Saint Anselm on Saturday in Northeast-10 Conference play at Grappone Stadium.
Summaries of site visitors' choices for the matches in the Week No. 6 installment of the "Pick the Winners" contest are shown below and can be reviewed by username by consulting the links on the two contest pages. Results for this week and the slate for next week's installment of the contest should be posted by Sunday evening.
Canisius never trailed in a 14-10 upset at No. 13 Albany on Tuesday afternoon, posting the program's first-ever win against a nationally-ranked school. With the win, the Griffs improve to 4-4 on the season, while the Great Danes drop to 3-4.
Cody O'Donnell (Smithfield, R.I.) found the back of the net twice, including scoring the game winner with less than four minutes to play, as No. 12 Bryant held on for a 7-6 road win over Providence Tuesday night in an Ocean State Cup classic.
Head coach Jon Torpey has announced the addition of 15 players to High Point for the 2015 season. The group will join HPU in the fall of 2014 and includes four attackmen, six midfielders, four defensemen and one goalkeeper.
Ryan Lukacovic scored a career-high nine points and Joe French added a career-high six points as the No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers (8-2) cruised to a 21-3 victory Monday night at Klockner Stadium over the VMI Keydets (1-9).
Jake Froccaro, a sophomore midfielder who was the Ivy Rookie of the Year last year, scored 10 goals in Princeton's 16-15 loss to the Bulldogs. It was a performance that has rarely been matched in lacrosse history.
It was a battle in Division I this week, with several tough-to-call games and one notable upset. In Division III, results for contestants were better, although not all favorites prevailed. See the details below and on the contest pages for Men's Division I and Men's Division III.
No. 10 Simon Fraser would claw their way back from an early 2-0 deficit to tie the game at 2-2, but would be unable to contain the high powered offense of top-ranked Arizona State on the day, falling to the No. 1 Sun Devils 18-5.
The #3 Colorado State Rams dropped a one-goal decision to the #12 Chapman Panthers to close their spring break trip. The Rams came back from a 5-3 deficit to tie the game late before the Panthers notched the winner with 3:46 remaining and handed CSU a 6-5 loss.
Seventh-ranked North Carolina's efficient offense, combined with an outstanding defensive effort, led the Tar Heels to an 11-8 victory over top-ranked Maryland in men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Kenan Stadium before a crowd of 6,135.
Loyola starting attack of Justin Ward, Nikko Pontrello and Brian Schultz all scored four goals, and six other Greyhounds tallied at least one, as No. 2-ranked Loyola beat visiting Lafayette, 21-4, in Patriot League action Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.
After a slow start saw the No. 4 Big Red men's lacrosse team fall behind 3-1 to No. 14 Penn, Cornell completely dominated the middle two quarters en route to a 17-9 victory on Adams Field at Penn Park.
Four Pioneers finished with four points each as No. 5 Denver defeated Rutgers 17-11 in front of a sell-out crowd of 2,232 fans at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium in snowy conditions on Saturday afternoon.
Greg Coholan scored his third goal of the game with 1:09 remaining in the first overtime period to lift 10th-ranked Virginia to an 11-10 victory against ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins before a crowd of 4,737 at Klockner Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Hat tricks from Pat Manley (Arnold, Md.) and Dan Craig (Shelburne, Ont.) weren't enough as No. 12 Penn State men's lacrosse fell to No. 18 Albany, 17-10, at wind-swept Penn State Lacrosse Field Saturday afternoon.
No. 15 Bryant got off to a 9-1 lead in Saturday's Northeast Conference opener against Hobart and saw its top six offensive players account for 14 goals to take a 15-8 victory over the Statesmen at home in the programs' first meeting as league rivals.