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National lacrosse roundup (May 7): No. 19 Marquette men stun No. 1 Denver in Big East title game

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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.

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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.

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"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.

Nation women

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.

Florida padded a one-goal lead with 6-0 run that spanned both halves and closed the game on a 5-0 run.

State men

Stevenson 10, Messiah 3: Kyle D'Onofrio (Fallston) had two goals and three assists, and the host Mustangs (15-4) beat the Falcons (11-7) in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth championship.

State women

Messiah 13, Stevenson 3: The host Falcons (14-5) broke open a one-goal game with an 8-0 run and beat the Mustangs (10-9) in the MAC Commonwealth championship.

Olivia Monteiro scored twice for Stevenson.

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Gettysburg 10, Washington College 4: Katherine Vincent scored twice, but the Shorewomen (11-7) fell to the Bullets (15-2) in a Centennial Conference semifinal.

Gettysburg will face host Franklin & Marshall in today's final.

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