College lacrosse roundup (May 12): McDonogh grad Jackson Morrill's 7 goals spark Yale

From Sun staff reports

The winningest class in the history of Yale men's lacrosse is finally moving on in the NCAA tournament.

McDonogh graduate Jackson Morrill scored seven goals to power the No. 3 seed Bulldogs past UMass , 15-13, in a first-round NCAA tournament contest before an announced 1,411.

Ben Reeves added six points and Conor Mac had a big late faceoff win to help Yale.

Yale's senior class earned its first trip to the national quarterfinals next Saturday at Hempstead, N.Y., by registering its 48th victory. The Bulldogs' victory ended the Minutemen's win streak at 11.

Yale blew open a one-goal game in the third quarter with five straight scores. The fourth NCAA Tourney win and first at home since 1990 puts the Elis (14-3) a win away from their first semifinal appearance in 28 years.

Yale will play Loyola Maryland, which beat Virginia 14-12 Saturday night, in next weekend’s quarterfinals.

No. 4 Duke 17, Villanova 11: The Blue Devils blitzed the Wildcats with seven straight goals in the second quarter Saturday to break open a 4-4 game en route to an 11-4 halftime lead and easy win over Villanova Saturday at Koskinen Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.

Freshman midfielder Nakeie Montgomery scored all three of his goals in the second quarter to lead the charge for Duke in the first round NCAA tournament game.

Freshman attackman Joe Robertson led the Blue Devils with four goals and an assist.

Senior attackman Danny Seibel led Villanova with five goals.

The Blue Devils will face the winner of today's Johns Hopkins-Georgetown game in the quarterfinals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis next weekend.

No. 2 Albany 18, Richmond 9: The Great Danes used a balanced attack to knock out the Spiders in a first-round NCAA tournament game at John Fallon Field in Albany, N.Y.

Six players scored at least two goals for Albany, led by freshman sensation Tehoka Nanticoke, who had four goals and two assists. Junior Sean Eccles and senior Troy Reh each scored three goals.

The Great Danes took a 4-0 lead in the first quarter and really never looked back, building it to 9-4 at halftime over Richmond (11-6).

Albany (15-2) will face the winner of today's game between Notre Dame and Denver in next weekend's quarterfinals.

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