National lacrosse roundup (May 7): No. 19 Marquette men stun No. 1 Denver in Big East title game
From Sun staff reports|
May 07, 2016 at 11:14 PM
Andy DeMichiei scored the go-ahead goal with 5:55 left in the game and the No. 19 Marquette men's lacrosse team upset No. 1 Denver, 10-9, for its first Big East championship in a lightning-delayed game Saturday.
The Golden Eagles (11-4) scored first but fell behind before taking an 8-7 lead with 5:10 left in the third quarter. The host Pioneers (13-2) had their final possession with 53 seconds left. Marquette goalie Cole Blazer picked off a Denver pass with 1:19 left, but the Golden Eagles turned the ball over 26 seconds later.
No. 5 Syracuse 18, Colgate 3: The host Orange (11-4) had a 4-0 run in the first quarter and an 8-0 run in the third quarter to roll past the Raiders (4-10).
Dylan Donahue had four goals to lead Syracuse.
"I think it went about as well as it could have for us today," Syracuse coach John Desko said.
No. 12 Air Force 9, Richmond 8, OT: Andrew Tien scored 50 seconds into overtime to lift the top-seeded Falcons (15-2) over the host and second-seeded Spiders (11-4) in the Southern Conference championship.
Tien and Nick Hruby scored three goals, and Doug Gouchoe made 10 saves for Air Force to earn the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award.
J.P. Forester scored four goals for Richmond, which scored three straight goals in the final seven minutes and tied the game at 8 with 2:57 remaining on a goal from Jean-Luc Chetner to force overtime.
No. 2 Florida 16, Temple 4: Nicole Graziano scored four goals and Sammi Burgess (McDonogh) had three as the defending champion Gators (18-1) beat the Owls (13-6) to capture their second-straight Big East championship at Georgetown.