College lacrosse roundup (May 2): Johns Hopkins men upset Maryland in Big Ten semifinals
By Baltimore Sun staff
May 02, 2019 | 10:30 PM
No. 16 Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse won its second straight game over No. 5 Maryland, 12-7, in less than a week, on Thursday night and will advance to Saturday’s Big Ten title game.
The Blue Jays improved to 8-6 and strengthened their NCAA tournament hopes. The Terps fell to 11-4.
Joey Epstein had three goals to set a freshman school record with 38.
No. 1Penn State 18, Rutgers6: The Nittany Lions (13-1) used a 7-0 run over three quarters to pull away and beat the host Scarlet Knights (7-8) in a Big Ten semifinal. Penn State beat Rutgers, 14-13, in Saturday’s regular-season finale.
Grant Ament and TJ Malone scored four goals apiece and Mac O’Keefe had a hat trick for Penn State, which advanced to Saturday’s league championship game against Hopkins in Piscataway, N.J.
Drexel 15, No. 13 Massachusetts 12: Ross Blumenthal (Friends) made 11 saves and the Dragons (7-7) upset the host Minutemen (10-5) in a Colonial Athletic Association semifinal. The victory advances Drexel to the league title game for the first time since 2014.
The Dragons took a 9-2 lead and held on to win. Drexel’s Matthew Varian had three goals and three assists. Other three-goal scorers for the Dragons included Marshall King and Collin Mailman.
The Mountaineers went scoreless in the final 16:42 of regulation, while the Colonials scored the final six goals — including one in overtime from Tyson Gibson — to earn a berth in Saturday’s Northeast Conference tournament final.
No. 12Towson 18, Delaware 11: Brendan Sunday had eight points and the Tigers (10-4) beat the Blue Hens (10-5) at Amherst, Mass., to return to Colonial Athletic Association title game on Saturday.
UMBC 14, Stony Brook 8: Brett McIntyre had four goals and the Retrievers (5-8) upset the host Seawolves (9-6) in an America East Conference semifinal.
No. 17 Stony Brook 17, UMBC 5: Grayson Corbett (Wilde Lake) tied the game at 1 early in the first half for the Retreivers (6-12). The host Seawolves (14-4) answered with a 10-0 run in an America East Conference semifinal. Corbett finished with three goals.
Albany 20, New Hampshire 16: The Great Danes (11-6) used an 8-0 run that spanned both halves to take control and beat the Wildcats (10-7) in an America East Conference semifinal at Stony Brook. Albany’s Madison Conway and New Hampshire’s Devan Miller had six goals each. The Great Danes face the host Seawolves in Saturday’s league championship at 4 p.m.