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Men's roundup: UMBC falls to No. 13 Albany in America East final, 20-11

Albany Great DanesNCAADrexel DragonsNotre Dame Fighting IrishSalisbury Sea GullsAmerica East ConferenceDenver Pioneers

For the second straight year, UMBC could not keep up with Albany in the America East men's lacrosse title game.

The No. 13 Great Danes (11-5) outshot the Retrievers (8-7) by 26-13 in the first half to take an 8-4 lead at the break, then scored eight times in the third quarter en route to a 20-11 win Saturday in Stony Brook, N.Y. Albany also routed UMBC for the championship last year, 19-10.

Great Danes attackmen Miles and Lyle Thompson scored seven and three goals, respectively, and become the first pair of Division I teammates with 100 points in a season. Lyle Thompson's eight points give him 114 for the season, tying the NCAA Division I single-season points record set by Steve Marohl of UMBC in 1992.

Attackman Matt Gregoire (South River) and midfielder Pat Young each had a hat trick for the Retrievers.

Washington College 14, Franklin & Marshall 6: The Shoremen won their first Centennial Conference title in 11 years, running past the visiting Diplomats with an 8-3 margin in the second half and securing a Division III tournament bid.

Attackman Jim Cusick (Calvert Hall) paced Washington College (15-1) with five goals, and goalkeeper Ted DiSalvo made 20 saves on 25 shots in the first 57:26. The Shoremen outshot Franklin & Marshall (13-5) by 41-26 and led 6-3 at the break.

Stevenson 11, Albright 10: The Mustangs (17-2) built a 5-2 lead in the first quarter and went on a four-goal run from the third quarter into the fourth to outlast the visiting Lions (11-6) for the Commonwealth Conference championship.

Salisbury 12, York 4: The host Sea Gulls (18-1) scored four goals in each of the first three quarters to cruise past the Spartans (15-4) in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA DivisionIII tournament.

Salisbury, led by three goals from midfielder Donovan Lange (Northeast), took 39 shots to York's 18. Sea Gulls goalkeeper Alex Taylor (Glenelg) made seven saves, while the Salisbury offense found the back of the net on 12 of its 23 shots.

Susquehanna 9, Goucher 6: The visiting Gophers (7-8) came back from a 4-1 deficit to tie the game at 5 midway through the third quarter, but the host Crusaders (11-7) responded with a four-goal run into the final period to claim the Landmark Conference championship.

Nation

No. 2 Denver 14, Villanova 7: Pioneers attackman Zach Miller scored three straight goals to break a 6-6 halftime tie, igniting an 8-0 run that shut down the host Wildcats in the Big East championship game.

Villanova (6-10) led 4-2 in the first half before the Pioneers (14-2) closed the gap.

No. 3 Notre Dame 18, Army 17: The Black Knights (9-5) kept close in a game with eight lead changes, but the host Fighting Irish (9-5) took the lead on a goal by Conor Doyle (Gilman) with 20 seconds left to win.

Attackmen John Scioscia and John Glesener each scored six times for Notre Dame and Army, respectively.

No. 4 Syracuse 19, Colgate 6: The host Orange rushed ahead early, scoring the first six goals and leading 10-3 at halftime, then surged again in the second half to beat the Raiders.

Syracuse (11-4) held Colgate (9-7) to five shots in each of the first three quarters and finished with 39 of its own in the first 45 minutes. The three starting Orange attackmen — Kevin Rice, Dylan Donahue and Randy Staats — each had three goals.

No. 14 Drexel 11, Hofstra 10, 3 OT: The Pride (11-5) scored five straight goals in the third quarter to lead 8-5, but the visiting Dragons (12-4) tied the game at 10 with 3:15 left in regulation.

Drexel attacker Cole Shafer put in the game-winner in triple overtime in the 69th minute of the Colonial Athletic Association championship.

Air Force 9, No. 20 Fairfield 8: The Stags (12-4) trailed 4-1 before tying the game at 5 at halftime, but the Falcons (10-5) went on a three-goal run in the third quarter and held on to win the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship at Ohio State.

Bryant 10, Hobart 4: The Bulldogs (14-4) dominated in the first and third quarters and scored the game's last three goals to finish off the Statesmen (5-10) in the Northeast Conference championship game at Saint Joseph's.

NCAA selection shows

Today

D-I men: 9 p.m., ESPNU

D-II men: 7:30 p.m., NCAA.com

D-III men: 10 p.m., NCAA.com

D-I women: 9 p.m., NCAA.com

D-II women: 8 p.m., NCAA.com

D-III women: 9:30 p.m., NCAA.com

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