Division I men's lacrosse weekend roundup (May 23)

Maryland players celebrate as the Terps take a 7-3 lead over Syracus in the 2nd quarter on a goal by Matt Rambo.

Half of the eight teams in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I tournament hailed from Maryland, and half of the four programs that make up Saturday's semifinals are also from the Old Line State.

No. 1 seed Maryland cemented its berth in the Final Four with a methodical 13-7 victory over No. 8 seed Syracuse on Saturday at Brown Stadium in Providence. No. 7 seed Loyola Maryland followed suit with a 10-8 win against Towson on Sunday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.


Besides the Tigers, Navy exited the postseason courtesy of an 11-10 loss to No. 5 seed Brown on Saturday.

Here's how the area teams fared:


No. 1 Maryland

Record: 16-2

Previous result: Def. No. 4 Syracuse, 13-7, on Saturday

Highlight: Redshirt senior goalkeeper Kyle Bernlohr made a game-high 15 saves, and junior attackman Matt Rambo lodged four goals and two assists to power the top-seeded Terps to their 15th straight victory.

Lowlight: The team won just 9-of-24 faceoffs, which led to a 38-23 disadvantage in ground balls, and will need to address that area next weekend.

Up next: Maryland advanced to its fifth championship weekend in six years under coach John Tillman and will meet No. 5 seed Brown (16-2) in an NCAA semifinal on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

No. 7 Loyola Maryland

Record: 14-3


Previous result: Def. No. 10 Towson, 10-8, on Sunday

Highlight: Freshman attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) and junior attackman Zach Sirico recorded three goals and one assist each, and redshirt senior defenseman David Manning shut out Tigers junior attackman Joe Seider after he notched four goals and one assist in Towson's 10-8 win on March 2.

Lowlight: Perhaps the lone blemish for the No. 7 seed Greyhounds was 11 turnovers compared to just nine for the Tigers.

Up next: Loyola will make its fourth appearance in the NCAA semifinals and second since 2012 and will clash with unseeded North Carolina (10-6) on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

No. 10 Towson

Record: 16-3


Previous result: Lost to No. 7 Loyola Maryland, 10-8, on Sunday

Highlight: Junior attackman Ryan Drenner (Westminster) posted two goals and two assists, and redshirt senior goalie Tyler White made a game-high eight saves in the final game of his collegiate career.

Lowlight: The Tigers could not overcome disadvantages in shots (36-25), faceoffs (7-of-22) and ground balls (26-17) and missed out on their first appearance on championship weekend since 2001.

Up next: Season over.

No. 15 Navy

Record: 11-5


Previous result: Lost to No. 5 Brown, 11-10, on Saturday

Highlight: Senior goalkeeper John Connors turned aside a career-best 21 shots, and sophomore midfielder Casey Rees (Boys' Latin) scored a career-high five goals in a valiant effort.

Lowlight: The defense failed to take advantage of a Bears team that played without junior attackman Dylan Molloy (right foot injury), the faceoff unit lost 18-of-25 draws, and the Midshipmen are now 0-3 in the quarterfinals since the 2004 squad advanced to the title game.

Up next: Season over.