Salisbury learned that there is no substitute for offense in college lacrosse Sunday as Tufts scored 11 goals throughout the second and third quarters to emerge with a 12-9 victory in the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse championship before an announced 22,219 at M&T Bank Stadium.
Salisbury woke itself from an early slumber and rediscovered its game for a 13-8 win over visiting Washington College in a Division III NCAA tournament semifinal before an announced 2,375 at Sea Gull Stadium on Sunday night.
Paige Hanson, a senior attacker on the national champion North Carolina lacrosse team, was honored earlier this month as one of the NCAA's Elite 89 Award winners with a trip to the NCAA men's basketball Final Four and a Bruce Springsteen concert.
Midfielder Billy Ward scored the game-winner in the second overtime period as host No. 8 Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat No. 4 North Carolina, 11-10, on Saturday, ending the Tar Heels' four-game winning streak.