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Lacrosse roundup (April 26): Army, Bucknell win Patriot League quarterfinals, 13-7

From Sun staff reports

A.J. Barretto (St. Paul's) made 10 saves and host Army West Point beat Lehigh, 13-7, in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League lacrosse tournament Tuesday night.

Black Knights coach Joe Alberici got his 100th career victory and is 100-81 overall.

Fourth-seeded Army (9-5) advances to face top-seeded and host Navy in Friday's semifinal at 4:30 p.m.

The Mountain Hawks finished their season with a 6-9 record.

Army went 4-for-6 on man-up situations to pull away from Lehigh. Nine players scored for the Black Knights. Connor Cook, Nate Jones, Jimbo Moore and Luke Poulos had two goals apiece in the win.

Cook and Jones each added an assist, while Cole Johnson had a goal and four assists.

The teams struggled to get into the game, which was scoreless for more than 10 minutes. The Black Knights had a 5-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Bucknell 13, Holy Cross 7: Will Sands set Patriot League tournament records for points and assists to lead the host Bison (10-4) past the Crusaders (4-11) in a quarterfinal.

Sands had three goals and seven assists and Christian Klipstein made 21 saves for Bucknell.

The third-seeded Bison face No. 2 seed and host Loyola Maryland in Friday's semifinal at 7:30 p.m.

Bucknell led 4-0 after the first quarter and 9-1 at the half.

The Bison extended their winning streak to five games, their longest since a seven-game run in 2013, and improved to 27-0 all time against Holy Cross.

No. 5 Albany 17, Siena 8: Connor Fields had four goals and four assists and Seth Oaks had a hat trick to lead the host Great Danes (11-2) to their eighth straight victory, beating the Saints (3-9).

Albany finished the fourth quarter on a 6-1 run. Zach Ornstein went 19-26 on faceoffs, picked up nine ground balls and scored a goal for the Great Danes.

No. 20 Bryant 9. Sacred Heart 3: Ryan Sharpe had a hat trick to power the Bulldogs (10-4, 5-1 Northeast Conference) past the host Pioneers (2-13, 0-5).

Sacred Heart was held scoreless until 5:55 left in the game, when Max Tuttle scored the first of his two goals.

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