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Nation lacrosse roundup: Baptiste sets NCAA faceoffs record in Denver's semifinal win

Nation lacrosse roundup: Baptiste sets NCAA faceoffs record in Denver's semifinal win

Trevor Baptiste won his 1,118th career faceoff to break the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse record in the closing seconds of No. 3 Denver's 10-7 victory over Marquette in a Big East men's lacrosse semifinal at Villanova on Thursday.

Baptiste finished 14 of 21 on the day, winning nine of 11 in the second half and picking up nine ground balls. Austin French led the Pioneers (12-2) with five goals and an assist. The Golden Eagles fell to 6-8.

Denver advances to Saturday's championship at 2 p.m. and will face No. 18 Georgetown , a 13-10 winner over No. 14 Villanova. With the win Denver improved to 9-5 all-time in conference tournament play, 6-2 in Big East Tournament play and 5-0...

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