And then there was one.
The number of area Division I men’s lacrosse programs with a shot at the NCAA championship was trimmed to one over the weekend. Top-seeded Maryland is the state’s lone representative in the tournament semifinals to be played Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., after a 13-8 victory over Cornell in Sunday’s quarterfinal round.
No. 5 seed Johns Hopkins’ bid for its first appearance in the final four since 2015 was turned back by No. 4 seed Duke, which prevailed, 14-9, in Sunday’s other quarterfinal at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. And No. 6 seed Loyola Maryland was sent home after an 8-5 setback to No. 3 seed Yale in a quarterfinal on Saturday at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.
The reigning national champion Terps will face the Blue Devils in one semifinal at 2:30 p.m. The first semifinal will pit No. 2 seed Albany against Yale.
Here’s how the three Division I tournament teams from the state fared:
No. 1 seed Maryland
Previous result: Def. Cornell, 13-8, on Sunday
Note: Freshman midfielder Bubba Fairman had three goals and two assists, and sophomore defenseman Jack Welding played the primary role in holding Big Red sophomore attackman Jeff Teat to zero goals on one shot and two assists as the Terps marched forward to their fifth consecutive appearance in the national semifinals.
No. 5 seed Johns Hopkins
Previous result: Lost to No. 4 seed Duke, 14-9, on Sunday
Note: Junior attackman Kyle Marr scored two goals and added an assist, and the Blue Jays got as close as 9-8 with 7:11 left in the fourth quarter before the Blue Devils scored three straight goals and five of the last six to return to the final four for the first time since 2014.
No. 6 seed Loyola Maryland
Previous result: Lost to No. 3 seed Yale, 8-5, on Saturday
Note: Junior goalkeeper Jacob Stover (McDonogh) made a career-high 19 saves, and junior attackman Pat Spencer (Boys’ Latin) added two goals and one assist, but the No. 6 seed Greyhounds could not overcome a 33:43 scoreless drought spanning the last three quarters in a bid to secure their second trip to the national semifinals in the past three years.