TD Ierlan dominated the dot to lead the way for fifth seed Yale. He won 31 of 35 faceoffs, including his 1,007th career win, in a 19-16 victory over visiting Georgetown in an NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse first round game Saturday. He became the fourth player all-time to reach a 1,000 plus milestone.
The Bulldogs (13-3) advance to next Sunday’s quarterfinal versus fourth-seed Penn. The Hoyas finish up at 13-5.
Yale opened with a 7-0 run and held off a 5-0 run by Georgetown over the final 9 ½ minutes. Matt Brandau (Boys’ Latin) and Matt Gaudet each scored four goals for the Bulldogs. Daniel Bucaro had a game-high eight goals and Jake Carraway (St. Mary’s) had four goals for the Hoyas.
3 Virginia 19, Robert Morris 10: Mikey Herring scored six goals and Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield) had five goals to lead the host Cavaliers (14-3) past the Colonials (9-8) in an NCAA Division I first round game. Virginia scored five goals in the second, third and fourth quarters. The Cavaliers face the winner of sixth seed Towson and Maryland in Saturday’s quarterfinal.
4 Penn 13, Army West Point 8: Simon Mathias had four goals and Alex Roesner (Loyola Blakefield) had a hat trick to lead the host Quakers (12-3) past the Black Knights (13-5) in an NCAA Division I opener.
Penn won its first NCAA playoff game since 1988 and its 12th straight win this season. Nate Jones had his 14th career hat trick for Army.
Salisbury 18, Lynchburg 10: Brandon Warren (Calvert Hall, 16-1) made 10 saves and the host Sea Gulls (21-1) beat the Hornets (14-7) in an NCAA Division II third round game. Corey Gwin had a hat trick and Zach Pompea had two goals and three assists for Salisbury, which faces Denison in Wednesday’s quarterfinal. The Sea Gulls used a 7-0 run that spanned both halves to get separation.
Tufts 19, Stevenson 4: Marc Poust made 16 saves, but the visiting Mustangs (13-8) fell to the Jumbos (19-1) in an NCAA Division III third round game. Max Waldbaum scored five goals for Tufts, which opened the game on a 4-0 run and closed it on a 6-0 run. JT Thelen had a goal and an assist for Stevenson.
Westminster (Pa.) 16, Notre Dame (Maryland) 8: The Titans (15-2), led by Margo Mason with 10 goals, used a balanced offense scoring eight goals per half to beat the Gators (11-6) in an NCAA Division III first round game at Gettysburg.
Notre Dame kept the game close in the first half taking the lead twice at 1-0 with 1:03 into the game and 3-2 with 17:21 left in the half and going through four ties to trail 8-6 at halftime. Westminster came on strong in the second half limiting the Gators to two goals and finishing on a 5-0 run.
Megan Morales (Catholic) and Stephanie Morgan each had a hat trick for Notre Dame.