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Men's college lacrosse roundup: Towson captures CAA title

The Colonial Athletic Association men's lacrosse championship game was tied with less than two minutes to play and the 30-second shot clock turned on.

Justin Mabus collected a ground ball near the crease and finished a behind-the-back shot to lift Towson over Massachusetts, 9-8, on Saturday at Fairfield.

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The Tigers (11-5) claimed their fifth league title in the past 13 years and an automatic qualifier for the NCAA tournament.

Mabus (two goals) was named to the all-tournament team, as were defenseman JoJo Ostrander and attackmen Ryan Drenner (Westminster) and Joe Seider (Hereford), who was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

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Towson opened with a 3-0 run and led 5-2 at the half. The Minutemen (5-10) answered by scoring the first four goals of the second half to take a 6-5 lead with 4:37 left in the third quarter. The Tigers wrested control with a 3-0 run, but two straight from Massachusetts tied the score at 8 with 3:36 left.

Navy 9, Air Force 8: Colin Flounlacker scored the game-winner with 39 seconds left to lift the Midshipmen (9-5) over the host Falcons (8-7).

It was the first meeting between the two programs since 2003 and the first time the two programs have met in Colorado Springs. Navy's Jack Ray finished with a game-high five goals.

The Mids led for most of the game before Air Force scored twice in the closing 41/2 minutes of the game to tie the score at 8.

Salisbury 14, Frostburg State 4: Carson Kalama (Bel Air) scored four goals, and a 7-0 run in the third quarter helped the host Sea Gulls (15-4) pull away from the Bobcats (16-3) in the Capital Athletic Conference championship.

Salisbury won its 19th league title. Chris Rios had one goal and one assist for Frostburg State, which suffered two of its three losses to the Sea Gulls.

Salisbury opened with a goal on its first possession to begin a 4-0 run that spanned the first and second quarters.

Off a faceoff win by Cameron Maples, it took 33 seconds for James Burton to find Kalama on the crease for a 1-0 lead.

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Stevenson 8, Messiah 4: The Mustangs defense held the visiting Falcons scoreless for the first three quarters to claim the Commonwealth Conference championship.

Stephen Banick had two goals and two assists for Stevenson (15-4). Messiah fell to 12-5.

CCBC-Essex 31, Brookdale 6: The host Knights (14-2) made a strong opening statement, beating the Jersey Blues (6-6) by 25 goals in a National Junior College Athletic Association quarterfinal.

Cole Rainer (five goals, four assists), Brendan Nolan (five goals) and DeAngelo Watkins (four goals, one assist) led 15 Knights. CCBC-Essex outshot Brookdale 64-32 and won 32 of 40 faceoffs. The Knights used two 10-0 runs to run away with the game.

The third-seeded Knights will host second seed Nassau on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Top seed Onondoga faces fourth seed Genesee at 1 p.m.

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No. 2 Notre Dame 17, No. 18 Army West Point 8: The Fighting Irish (10-2) bounced back from an April 24 Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal loss to Duke by scoring the first six goals and beating the host Black Knights (10-7) on Saturday.

Matt Kavanagh finished with a game-high four goals for Notre Dame. John Glesener had a hat trick for Army West Point.

Notre Dame's Will Corrigan started the 6-0 run in the first quarter at 13:18, and Conor Doyle (Gilman) scored the sixth goal with 1:11 left in the first quarter.

No. 3 Denver 16, No. 12 Georgetown 8: Maryland-transfer Connor Cannizzaro scored a game-high five goals and the Pioneers (13-2) won their second straight Big East championship at Villanova.

The Hoyas fell to 10-6.

No. 7 Albany 22, No. 16 Stony Brook 9: Lyle Thompson had five goals and Connor Fields and Seth Oakes each scored four goals to power the host Great Danes (15-2) to a commanding 13-goal decision over the Seawolves (13-5) in the America East championship.

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Albany claimed its third consecutive league title and seventh overall under coach Scott Marr, all coming in the past 13 years.

High Point 9, No. 20 Richmond 8, 2OT: Sean Harrison (Marriotts Ridge) scored the game-winner with 1:13 left in the second overtime to lift the host Panthers (8-5) over the Spiders in a Southern Conference championship.

High Point trailed by three goals with 7:30 left in the fourth quarter but closed out regulation on a 3-0 run to force overtime.

Panthers redshirt-senior Austin Geisler, who was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player, made 15 saves.

Selection shows tonight

•Division II, NCAA.com, 7:30

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•Division I, ESPNU, 9


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