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Roundup: Towson men fall to Drexel, 11-10, in OT

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The Towson men's lacrosse team saw its three-goal lead evaporate in the fourth quarter and had to force overtime, eventually losing, 11-10, to host No. 14 Drexel in a Colonial Athletic Association semifinal Thursday.

The Tigers (8-7) used a 3-0 run to close out the third quarter with a 9-6 lead. The Dragons (11-4) rebounded in the fourth quarter with a 4-0 run for a 10-9 lead with 2:49 left.

Towson's Devin Grimaldi scored the tying goal on an assist from Thomas DeNapoli with 1:20 left to force overtime. But Drexel's Ryan Belka scored the game-winner with 3:33 left in the extra period.

Drexel will visit No. 19 Hofstra for Saturday's championship at 7 p.m.

UMBC 16, Binghamton 10: Matt Gregoire (South River) and Max Maxwell each scored four goals to power the third-seeded Retrievers (8-6) past the second-seeded Bearcats (7-8) in an America East semifinal at Stony Brook.

UMBC faces Albany in Saturday's championship at 10 a.m.

Stevenson 24, Lycoming 5: Stephen Banick (two goals, four assists) scored the first two goals and the host Mustangs (16-2) advanced to their seventh-straight Commonwealth Conference championship by beating the Warriors (7-10).

No. 13 Albany 17, Stony Brook 16, OT: Defender Doug Eich scored the game-winner 35 seconds into overtime as the Great Danes (10-5) beat the host Seawolves (6-10) in an America East semifinal.

No. 2 Denver 14, Rutgers 7: The Pioneers (13-2) scored six goals in the third quarter to cruise by the Scarlet Knights (8-8) in a Big East semifinal at Villanova.

Denver faces Villanova in Saturday's championship at 4:30 p.m.

Hobart 10, No. 15 Saint Joseph's 9, 2OT: Jake McHenry scored the game-winner with 2:22 left in the second overtime as the fourth-seeded Statesmen (5-9) upset the top-seeded host Hawks (11-4) in a Northeast Conference semifinal.

Hobart forced overtime on a goal by Taylor Vanderbeek with 11 seconds left in regulation. The Statesmen face Bryant on Saturday at 1p.m.

No. 20 Fairfield 12, Michigan 5: Colin McLindon scored a career-high four goals to lead the Stags (12-3) past the Wolverines (5-11) in an Eastern College Athletic Conference semifinal at Ohio State.

The win marks the third trip to the final in the past four years for Fairfield, which will face Air Force on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Women

No. 6 Johns Hopkins 13, No. 8 Penn State 10: The fifth-seeded Blue Jays (15-3) scored nine goals in the first half to earn an American Lacrosse Conference first-round win over the fourth-seeded Nittany Lions (10-7) at Northwestern.

Dene' DiMartino had a hat trick for Hopkins, which faces top-seeded Florida in today's semifinal at 5:30 p.m.

No. 6 Northwestern 12, Vanderbilt 9: Kara Mupo had five goals to power the host Wildcats (11-5) past the Commodores (5-12) in an ALC first round game.

Northwestern faces Ohio State in tonight's semifinal at 8.

No. 9 Ohio State 12, Michigan 8: Mary Kate Facchina (Mount de Sales) scored five goals to power the Buckeyes (13-5) past the Wolverines (4-13) in an ALC first-round game at Northwestern.

No. 17 Louisville 17, Rutgers 6: Kaylin Morissette had seven goals, tying a tournament record, to lead the Cardinals (14-3) past the Scarlet Knights (9-9) in a Big East semifinal at Georgetown.

Louisville faces host Georgetown on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Stevenson 13, Lebanon Valley 10: Led by five goals from Kathryn Merrick (Bel Air) and nine second-half saves by Leanne Bittner (Loch Raven), the second-seeded host Mustangs (12-5) beat the Dutchmen (13-4) in a Commonwealth Conference semifinal.

Stevenson advances to its second straight appearance in the conference championship and will face top-seeded Messiah on Saturday at 1 p.m.

McDaniel 18, Muhlenberg 11: Danielle Entrot (Centennial) had four goals and four assists to power the host Green Terror (10-7) past the Mules (10-7) in a Centennial Conference first-round game.

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