Navy women's lacrosse to meet Lehigh in Friday semifinal

NAVY WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Second-seeded Navy (14-3, 8-1 Patriot League) will face third-seeded Lehigh (12-5, 7-2 PL) on Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals, while top-seeded Loyola (14-3, 9-0 PL) will play host to the fifth-seeded Terriers of Boston University (11-7, 5-4 PL) beginning at 4 p.m. Both games will be played at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore.

In Tuesday night's Patriot League quarterfinals, Boston University used a strong second half to knock off Colgate, 14-9, at Beyer-Small '76 Field. The game was tied 7-7 at halftime and the Terriers outscored the Raiders 7-2 in the second half to advance to the semifinals on Friday night. Lehigh needed double overtime to post a 16-15 victory over Holy Cross to earn the final semifinal spot against the Midshipmen.

The winners of the two Patriot League Tournament semifinal contests will meet Sunday in the championship game slated for noon at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore. CBS Sports Network will provide live coverage of the game.

Also on Wednesday, Marie Valenti was selected to the 12-member Academic All-Patriot League Team for the second straight year. To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and Academic All-Patriot League squad, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Valenti, who is an ocean engineering major, helped anchored a defensive unit that held 10 of 17 opponents (.588) to 10 goals or less.

LEHIGH WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Kellie Gough (South River) fired home her fourth goal of the game with 13 seconds left in overtime to give the Mountain Hawks a 16-15 win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night. Gough added two assists for Lehigh, which will meet Navy on Friday night in a Patriot League Tournament semifinal.

MARYLAND MEN’S LACROSSE: The Terps’ Big Ten Tournament semifinal matchup against Rutgers on Thursday has been moved to 4 p.m. in advance of possible inclement weather. The game was originally scheduled for 5 pm.

The Terps are looking to capture their third consecutive Big Ten Tournament crown.

The Johns Hopkins/Ohio State semifinal will start at approximately 6:30 p.m.

MARYLAND WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Junior attacker Caroline Steele (Severn) was olne of six members of the No. 2 Terps who earned All-Big Ten honors Wednesday. Steele leads Maryland with 24 points, by way of 17 goals and a team-best seven assists. Steele's 24 points over the six Big Ten games ranks third in the conference.

HOPKINS WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Freshman midfielder Shelby Harrison (St. Mary’s) was named to the All-Big Ten Team. Harrison made an immediate impact for the Blue Jays as she leads the team and ranks fourth in the Big Ten in draws (83). At top-ranked Stony Brook on April 13, Harrison broke the program’s record for draws by a freshman (56). She has also tallied nine goals, 11 ground balls and seven caused turnovers as a two-way middie.

PENN STATE WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Junior classmates Madison Carter (South River) and Kayla Brisolari (Spalding) were each named to the Women’s Lacrosse All-Big Ten team as announced by the league office earlier Wednesday afternoon.

For Carter, it marks the third consecutive year she has been named to the All-Big Ten Team. Carter, who was also named an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American, is currently tied for third in the Big Ten with 47 goals and has moved all the way up the Penn State all-time goals list ranking right behind O’Donnell in fifth with 165 career goals.

Brisolari, a 2017 Big Ten All-Tournament team selection, earned her first All-Big Ten honor on defense as the junior ranks second on the team with 62 draw controls while her 17 caused turnovers are good for third. Brisolari has also added 18 ground balls to go along with nine goals and three assists for 12 points.

UMBC MEN’S LACROSSE: Junior midfielder Billy Nolan (Arundel) was named to the 2018 America East All-Conference First Team while attackman Steven Zichelli (Severna Park) was tabbed to the America East All-Rookie Team.

Nolan, who earned Second Team honors in 2017, led UMBC in scoring this season with career bests in goals (20), assists (14) and total points (34). Zichelli finished second on the squad with 17 goals, 10 assists and 27 total points. He scored 15 goals over his last eight games.

LYNCHBURG MEN’S LACROSSE: Senior midfielder Colin McGuire (St. Mary’s) had five goals and three assists as the 4th-seeded Hornets dominated Randolph-Macon, 24-6, in the first round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday.

FROSTBURG MEN’S LACROSSE: Senior Ryan Baukhages (Indian Creek) had two assists for the Bobcats during a 16-8 loss to York on Tuesday in the semifinals of the CAC Tournament.

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