The 2018 men’s lacrosse season will continue for at least four area Division I programs.
No. 3 Maryland and No. 7 Johns Hopkins will play in the Big Ten tournament. The top-seeded Terps will meet No. 4 seed Rutgers in the first semifinal Thursday at 5 p.m., while the No. 2 seed Blue Jays will face No. 3 seed Ohio State in the second semifinal at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Towson earned the No. 2 seed in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament after outlasting Fairfield, 8-7, on Saturday. The Tigers will meet No. 3 seed Delaware in the second semifinal Thursday at approximately 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 Loyola Maryland captured its fourth Patriot League championship and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament by disposing of Lehigh, 15-8, on Sunday. The Greyhounds will have two weeks to rest and prepare before their first-round game.
No. 11 Navy will have to wait to see whether its profile is strong enough for an at-large spot in the NCAA tournament. The Midshipmen’s hopes suffered a blow in a 10-9 overtime loss to Lehigh in a Patriot League tournament semifinal Friday night.
Mount St. Mary’s and UMBC were eliminated from consideration for the Northeast and America East tournaments, respectively.
Here’s how the seven Division I teams from the state fared:
No. 3 Maryland
Record: 11-2, 4-1 Big Ten
Previous result: Def. No. 7 Johns Hopkins, 8-7, in triple overtime Saturday
Note: Senior goalkeeper Dan Morris made a career-high-tying 13 saves, and junior midfielder Will Snider scored the tying and winning goals — the latter just 49 seconds into the third extra session — to help the Terps capture the conference’s regular-season title and the top seed in the league tournament.
No. 7 Johns Hopkins
Record: 9-4, 3-2 Big Ten
Previous result: Lost to No. 3 Maryland, 8-7, in triple overtime Saturday
Note: Senior midfielder Joel Tinney and junior midfielder Alex Concannon scored two goals each and the defense prevented the Terps from scoring 10 goals for the first time this season, but the Blue Jays dropped their fourth straight game against their archrivals.
No. 8 Loyola Maryland
Record: 12-3, 7-1 Patriot League
Previous result: Def. Boston University, 13-8, on Friday; def. Lehigh, 15-8, on Sunday
Note: In two games, junior attackman Pat Spencer (Boys’ Latin) had three goals and seven assists, freshman attackman Kevin Lindley scored eight goals on nine shots and junior goalkeeper Jacob Stover (McDonogh) made 21 saves to spark the Greyhounds to their fourth conference championship and the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
No. 11 Navy
Record: 9-5, 7-1 Patriot League
Previous result: Lost to Lehigh, 10-9, in overtime Friday
Note: The Midshipmen got three-point efforts from senior attackman Jack Ray (three goals), senior attackman Dave Little (two goals, one assist) and junior midfielder Greyson Torain (one goal, two assists), but junior attackman Lucas Spence’s goal just 42 seconds into overtime kept Navy winless in the conference tournament since 2010.
Mount St. Mary’s
Record: 5-9, 2-4 Northeast Conference
Previous result: Def. Wagner, 16-3, on Saturday
Note: Sophomore attackman Brenden McCarthy set career highs in assists (nine) and points (11) and redshirt sophomore attackman Stephano Mastro added a career-best seven points on five goals and two assists, but Sacred Heart’s 10-6 victory over Hobart eliminated the Mountaineers from postseason consideration.
Record: 6-7, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association
Previous result: Def. Fairfield, 8-7, on Saturday
Note: Redshirt freshman attackman Luke Fromert set up redshirt senior midfielder Jean-Luc Chetner’s tying goal with 10:09 left in the fourth quarter and Chetner returned the favor on Fromert’s winning goal with 3:29 remaining to propel the Tigers to the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, hosted by No. 1 seed Massachusetts.
Record: 5-8, 3-3 America East
Previous result: Lost to Vermont, 9-6, on Friday
Note: Despite three goals and three assists from junior midfielder Billy Nolan (Arundel) and two goals and two assists from freshman attackman Steven Zichelli (Severna Park), the Retrievers could not overcome a 4-0 run by the Catamounts spanning the second and third quarters and were denied entry into the conference tournament.