Men's lacrosse roundup (April 15): Boston University rallies past Loyola
From Sun staff reports|
Apr 15, 2017 | 11:51 PM
James Burr scored from 5 yards out on the left side a little over a minute into overtime to lift host Boston University to a 12-11 victory over No. 19 Loyola Maryland in men's lacrosse Saturday.
The winner of Loyola's game at Army West Point on Friday will host the Patriot League semifinals and championship game.
The Greyhounds (7-5 overall, 5-2 Patriot League) trailed 3-0 after the game's first nine minutes, but they scored four straight goals and seven of the next eight to lead 7-4 on a goal by Jay Drapeau with 3:27 to play in the third quarter.
Boston University (10-3, 4-3), however, scored seven of the game's final 11 goals to claim the win and clinch a bid to the conference championships for the first time.
The Terriers took an 11-10 advantage when Michael Laviano cut to the goal and finished a pass from Jack Wilson from behind for a goal with 3:26 remaining in regulation, but Alex McGovern tied the game 1:15 later.
Pat Spencer saw McGovern draw a short-stick behind the crease, and he flipped a pass to his teammate that sent him on a top-side run.
McGovern finished with a 6-yard sidearm shot that went under the crossbar to tie the game at 2:11.
Loyola's Graham Savio, who during the game became the Patriot League's all-time leader in faceoffs won, gained possession for the Greyhounds on the ensuing draw, and Loyola ran significant time off the clock.
No. 16 Towson 10, Delaware 6: Brian Bolewicki (Calvert Hall) had two goals and two assists to help the Tigers (7-3, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) beat the host Blue Hens (7-6, 0-3).
Towson outscored Delaware 5-1 in the fourth quarter.
The win seals the regular-season conference championship and No. 1 seed in the tournament, Syracuse's eighth conference title in the past eight seasons, including both tournament and regular-season crowns.
Drexel 13, No. 2 Hofstra 12: The Dragons (5-6, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) went on a 7-1 run in the fourth quarter to overtake the Pride (10-1, 2-1).
Robert Frazee completed his hat trick to tie the score at 12 with 1:19 left, and Jacob O'Donnell scored the game-winner 17 seconds later.
Reid Bowering had five goals for Drexel.
No. 4 Denver 18, St. John's 12: Bill Tierney became the seventh Division I coach to reach 500 wins as the Pioneers (9-2, 3-0 Big East) beat the host Red Storm (1-11, 0-3).