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No. 1 Maryland women beat No. 22 Johns Hopkins, 14-6, advance to sixth straight Big Ten title game | College lacrosse roundup

Here’s a roundup of college lacrosse action from around the state on Friday, May 6:

Division I women

No. 3 Maryland 14, No. 22 Johns Hopkins 6: The No. 1 seed Terps advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship for the sixth straight season with a dominant victory over the No. 4 seed Blue Jays at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Hannah Leubecker netted four goals in the victory as the Terps improved to 16-1 on the season.

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Maryland will face either No. 2 seed Northwestern or No. 3 seed Rutgers on Sunday at noon.

Johns Hopkins transfer Aurora Cordingley scored two goals and added five assists for the Terps, bringing her season points total north of the century mark. She became the sixth Terp ever to reach 100 points in a season and is the first since Taylor Cummings in 2015. Her five assists are the second-most ever in a Big Ten Tournament game and are the most by a Terp.

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Leubecker and Grace Griffin each recorded hat tricks, with Leubecker’s four-goal day leading the way for the Terps’ attack. Libby May, Shannon Smith and Cordingley also had multi-goal games.

Maryland’s defense kept Hopkins off the board throughout the game, led by goalkeeper Emily Sterling’s five saves.

Towson 12, Delaware 8: The top-seeded Tigers punched their ticket to the Colonial Athletic Association championship game with a victory over the fourth-seeded Blue Hens at Drexel’s Vidas Field in Philadelphia.

The Blue Hens took an 8-6 lead to start the third quarter but the Tigers rallied to score five unanswered goals.

Towson will meet the winner of No. 2 seed Drexel and No. 3 seed Hofstra in the championship game Sunday at 12 p.m.

Blair Pearre led the way for Towson with five goals and an assist. Kerri Thornton secured her seventh hat trick of the season and added an assist. Gabby Garret added a pair of goals while Milana Zizakovic and Lindsay Clarke also scored.

Division III women

St. Mary’s 28, SUNY Morrisville 5: Lucy Gussio and Lily Davison each scored five goals to lead the Seahawks to a dominant victory in the United East Conference Tournament semifinals.

Gussio added four assists for a total of nine points and Colin Horton and Nancy Slaughter each added three goals for St. Mary’s (11-5), which will host Medaille in the championship on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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Division I men

No. 14 Army West Point 14, Loyola Maryland 13: Paul Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 3:18 left to lift the Black Knights (12-3) over the Greyhounds (8-8) in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals in Boston.

Brendan Nichtern had five assists and four goals for Army, including a crucial tally with 1:51 left that gave the Black Knights a 14-12 lead. Bobby Abshire added four goals for Army, which will face host and top seed Boston University in the championship game Sunday at noon.

Evan James had three goals and an assist and Kevin Lindley added three goals for Loyola, which opened the game on a 4-0 run.


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