Andrew Tien scored three goals and Brandon Jones had a game-high seven ground balls and one caused turnover to lead visiting Air Force over No. 16 Richmond, 9-6, in the Southern Conference men's lacrosse championship game.
With the victory, the Falcons (12-5) earned the league's automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.
Tien, who scored the game-winning goal against the Spiders (12-4) in last year's championship game, had his third career hat trick.
Layne Collins scored three goals for Richmond.
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