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UMBC men fall to Vermont, 13-11, in America East championship game | College lacrosse roundup

Here’s a roundup of college lacrosse action from around state on Saturday, May 7:

Division I men

Vermont 13, UMBC 11: Thomas McConvey scored five goals to lift the host and top-seeded Catamounts to victory in the America East Tournament championship game.

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Brian Tregoning scored three goals for the No. 3 seed Retrievers (6-7), who led 7-6 at halftime. Kevin Doughty scored with 9:53 remaining in the fourth quarter to pull UMBC within one, 11-10, but Vermont (11-6) responded with back-to-back goals to seal the victory.

Doughty finished with two goals and Josh Tang added two for the Retrievers, who were playing in their eighth America East title game.

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By receiving the conference’s automatic bid, Vermont will make a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The Catamounts lost to Maryland, 17-11, in the program’s first NCAA Tournament game last season.

Delaware 11, Towson 6: Reed Kurtz scored six goals to lead the top-seeded Blue Hens over the second-seeded Tigers in the Colonial Athletic Association championship at Drexel’s Vidas Field in Philadelphia.

Luke Shilling had two goals and two assists for Towson, which was held scoreless for more than 27 minutes after pulling within 5-4 with 8:24 to go in the first half on a goal by Josh Webber. Delaware went on a 5-0 run during that stretch to take control for good.

The Blue Hens will return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011.

Division II men

Mercy 15, Frostburg State 10: TJ Heyder had four goals and an assist to lead the host and top-seeded Mavericks (14-1) over the Bobcats (11-8) in the East Coast Conference Tournament championship.

Tanner Donaldson had three goals and an assist and Bubba Love added two goals and an assist for Frostburg State.

Division III men

St. Mary’s 13, SUNY-Morrisville 5: Aiden Doyle and Noah Kellner each finished with three goals and one assist and the visiting Seahawks ended the game on a 7-1 run to secure the United East Tournament championship.

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Ethan Little and Cal Wilcox each scored twice for St. Mary’s (14-4), which took down host and top-seeded Mustangs (11-3) to secure a spot in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Salisbury 15, Christopher Newport 10: The third-ranked Sea Gulls used a dominant second half to avenge their only regular-season loss and collect their second-straight Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference championship with a victory over the top-ranked Captains (16-1).

After trailing 9-8 at halftime, Salisbury scored seven of the final eight goals to secure the 24th conference championship in program history.

Jack Dowd had four goals and two assists and Logan Posner added three goals and an assist for the Sea Gulls (18-1).

York 15, Stevenson 13: Eric Ranck had three goals and two assists to help the host and top-seeded Spartans (17-2) beat the Mustangs (13-6) in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournament championship game.

Shane Ford had four goals and an assist for Stevenson, which rallied to take a 12-11 lead with 10:25 to go on a goal by Josh Brannan before York responded by scoring four of the final five goals.

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Division I women

No. 7 Loyola Maryland 15, Navy 8: Senior midfielder Jillian Wilson led the way with five goals as the top-seeded Greyhounds (18-1) outgunned the No. 3 seed Midshipmen (15-5) in the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament.

Division III women

Salisbury 17, Christopher Newport 7: The second-ranked Sea Gulls repeated as the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) champions with a win over the Captains (10-9).

Emma Skoglund tallied a game-high five points on three goals and two assists and Delaney Hill recorded a hat trick for Salisbury (15-2), which secured the 20th conference title in program history.

Salisbury will await an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament. The selection show is scheduled to air Monday at 10:30 a.m. on NCAA.com.

St. Mary’s 22, Medaille 4: Lucy Gussio had five goals and three assists and Lily Davison added four goals and an assist to power the host Seahawks to a dominant victory over the Mavericks in the United East Tournament championship game.

Hailey Betch and Kelly Emge each scored three goals as 10 St. Mary’s players found the back of the net.

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Bryn Athyn 15, Notre Dame (Md.) 7: Payton Gormley scored eight goals to lead the host Lions over the Gators in the Colonial States Athletic Conference Tournament championship.

Sarah Generoso scored four goals and Sara Morales added two for Notre Dame.

York 12, Stevenson 7: Kiersten Blanchard scored seven goals and the Spartans (14-5) scored the final six goals to secure a win over the Mustangs (12-7) in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournament championship game.

McKenna Blick had two goals and an assist to lead Stevenson, which took a 7-6 lead on a free-position goal by Isabelle VanEmburgh with 3:53 remaining in the third quarter.


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