Greg Gurenlian won 28 of 32 faceoffs and sattackman Rob Pannell had four goals and two assists, helping the host New York Lizards edge the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 15-14, on Saturday night in Major League Lacrosse
Loyola cruised into the NCAA tournament with Division I's longest active streak and they kept right on rolling -- 21-3 past Bryant and 19-12 past a stunned fifth seed, Boston College -- into Saturday's quarterfinal at fourth-seeded Syracuse.
Yale midfielder Michael Keasey's last-minute shot couldn't force Saturday's playoff game against Maryland into overtime, but it has renewed talk about adding instant replay to Division I college lacrosse.
At 17-1, the Terps clearly emerged ahead of second seed North Carolina (15-3), third seed Duke (14-4) and fourth seed Syracuse (14-7) after the Tar Heels lost to Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, the Blue Devils lost to Johns Hopkins Sunday and Syracuse lost to Loyola Maryland Saturday.
Sparked by four goals and two assists from tournament Most Valuable Player Kara Burke, the No. 15 Greyhounds seniors earned their fourth straight trip to the NCAA tournament and the fifth straight for coach Jen Adams' program.
Eight members of the 2015 graduating class are credited with helping Loyola Maryland go 51-16 during their careers, but that is of little consolation because, for the first time since 2011, that group will not participate in the NCAA tournament.
Loyola Maryland¿s inaugural season in the Patriot League in 2014 included capturing the top seed, homefield advantage and a first-round bye in the conference tournament, which that squad claimed after a pair of victories. It won't be easy to do that this year.
Of the 16 scenarios for the possible seeds in next week's Patriot League tournament, eight would result in Navy earning the No. 1 seed and homefield advantage, six would give Loyola Maryland the top seed and homefield advantage, and two would send those honors to Colgate.
Megan Whittle scored her sixth goal of the game and 46th of the season to give top-ranked Maryland a 10-goal lead with 7:11 left as the host Terps beat No. 16 Princeton, 18-10, on Wednesday night in women's lacrosse.
Maryland owns an overwhelming 20-2 advantage over Loyola Maryland, but both sides have split the past four meetings. The Terps have won all five games at home in the series, while the Greyhounds will make their first visit to College Park since May 13, 1958.
Virginia's surge to No. 5 after upsetting Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Duke and Boston College over the past two weeks came with some exceptional play from a core of players from Baltimore — led by freshman goalie Rachel Vander Kolk.
Mark Dixon served as the analyst for No. 3 Maryland's 13-4 rout of Michigan on the Big Ten Network on Sunday. The former Johns Hopkins midfielder offers analysis on other topics around Division I men's lacrosse.