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College lacrosse roundup: Towson men top Drexel, 11-8, head to CAA title game

Behind career days from Ryan Drenner (Westminster) and Justin Mabus, third-seeded Towson advanced to its seventh Colonial Athletic Association championship game in men's lacrosse by beating No. 2 seed Drexel (7-8), 11-8, at Fairfield University on Thursday.

Drenner finished with two goals and two assists, tying his career best of four points. Mabus also had two goals and two assists.

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Tyler White finished with eight saves, while faceoff specialist Alec Burckley won 12 of his 19 faceoffs.

The Tigers (10-5) face fourth-seeded Massachusetts, a 9-8 winner over top-seeded Fairfield, in Saturday's conference championship at 1 p.m.

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Saint Joseph's 10, Mount St. Mary's 4: Mike Moynihan tied the score at 1 in the first quarter for the Mount (5-10) before the host Hawks (11-5) answered with a 9-0 run over the second and third quarters in a Northeast Conference semifinal.

Nation men

No. 3 Denver 16, Villanova 9: Coach Bill Tierney got his 350th career win as the Pioneers (12-2) beat the host Wildcats (6-8) in a Big East semifinal.

Denver faces No. 12 Georgetown in Saturday's championship at 7:30 p.m.

The Pioneers got four goals each from Wesley Berg, Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro and Erik Adamson.

No. 7 Albany 15, Hartford 6: Lyle Thompson had five goals and four assists to lead the host Great Danes (14-2) past the Hawks (7-8) in an America East semifinal.

No. 12 Georgetown 12, No. 19 Marquette 8: The Hoyas (10-5) opened with a 4-0 run and beat the Golden Eagles (10-6) in a Big East semifinal at Villanova.

Bo Stafford and Craig Berge had three goals and two assists each for Georgetown.

No. 16 Stony Brook 16, Vermont 13: Mike Rooney had five goals and four assists to lead the Seawolves (13-4) past the Catamounts (6-10) in an America East semifinal at Albany.

No. 20 Richmond 8, Furman 7: J.P. Forester completed his hat trick with 11:43 left for an 8-4 lead, and the host Spiders (11-4) withstood a three-goal rally by the Paladins (4-9) in a Southern Conference semifinal.

State women

Stevenson 11, Lebanon Valley 6: The host Mustangs (12-6), led by Kathryn Merrick (Bel Air) and Olivia Monteiro with three goals each, prevailed over the Flying Dutchmen (10-7) in a lightning-delayed game that took 4 hours, 36 minutes to complete.

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Nation women

No. 9 Northwestern 13, Michigan 9: Kara Mupo and Kaleigh Craig scored three goals each to lead the Wildcats (12-5) past the Wolverines (5-12) in a Big Ten quarterfinal at Rutgers.

Northwestern faces No. 7 Penn State in today's semifinal at 5:30 p.m.

No. 11 Florida 18, Villanova 8: Shannon Gilroy had four goals to lead the Gators (13-5) past the Wildcats (9-8) in a Big East semifinal at Connecticut.

Florida had a 6-0 run in the first half.

No. 17 Ohio State 17, Rutgers 7: The Buckeyes (12-6) beat the host Scarlet Knights (2-16) and advance to face top-seeded Maryland tonight at 8 in a Big Ten semifinal.

Katie Chase (Glenelg) scored four goals, all in the first half, to lead Ohio State. The Buckeyes controlled the game from start to finish, showering Rutgers with 35 shots and winning the draw control battle 19-7.

Connecticut 11, Georgetown 10: The host Huskies (11-6), led by Katherine Finkelston with three goals, used a 4-0 run to build an 11-7 lead and survived the closing 131/2 minutes to win a Big East semifinal.

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