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Salisbury men earn second straight NCAA D-III lacrosse title and 12th overall by beating RIT, 15-7

Salisbury men earn second straight NCAA D-III lacrosse title and 12th overall by beating RIT, 15-7

Much of the chatter before Sunday’s NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse tournament final swirled around how Salisbury’s defense would be able to cope with the Rochester Institute of Technology’s explosive offense.

Maybe the conversation should have been flipped to how the Tigers planned to gain any traction against the Sea Gulls, who received a stellar performance from their defense in a 15-7 victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

The win propelled Salisbury (22-1) to its second consecutive national championship and 12th overall. To get an idea of how dominant the program has been on the Division III level, the 12 titles match the 12 won by other schools since 1994.

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