D1 Men’s Lacrosse Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Highlights

Notre Dame (8-5) beats Virginia (11-3) 17-7.  To start off the conference titles, we get our third different team to win the ACC in the past three years. The fighting Irish cap off an up and down season of injuries and losing big games with a big ACC title. A huge win to secure a home game for the NCAA tournament. Notre Dame dominated the whole game behind Ryder Garnsey’s 5 points and Bryan Costabile’s 4 points.  The Irish drew a home game vs Denver for the tournament. Virginia was led by Michael Kraus and Mike D’amario who both netted a hattrick. The Cavaliers had a big loss but still made the tournament and will play on the road at Loyola.

D1 Men’s Lacrosse Patriot League Championship Highlights

Loyola (12-3) beats Lehigh (10-7) 15-8.  To finish off Lehigh’s season, the Greyhounds had a big second half effort. It was a fair even game for about all of it and went into halftime tied up at 5. Loyola came out big and kept their foot on the pedal. Pat Spencer broke the school’s assist record with the big day getting 1 goal 4 assists. Helping him out was Jay Drapeau putting in 4 goals, and John Duffy with 3 goals & 2 assists. Lehigh lost by more than they did in the regular season, but they fought hard all game. The team’s leading goal scorer, Andrew Pettit, led the team on the day with 4 goals 1 assist.

D1 Men’s Lacrosse Big East Conference Championship Highlights

Denver (12-3) loses to Georgetown (12-4) 3-8.  A very disappointing game for the Pioneers, but a huge game for the Hoyas. Denver only managed to have 1 goal in each of the last three quarters, all coming from Colin Rutan. Georgetown’s goalie, Nick Marrocco, had a big day getting 14 saves. Aiding him on offense was Lucas Wittenberg, getting 3 goals & 2 assists, and Jake Carraway putting up a hatty. Both teams will make the tournament playing road games with Georgetown facing Johns Hopkins and Denver versus Notre Dame.

D1 Men’s Lacrosse Big Ten Conference Championship Highlights

Johns Hopkins (11-4) beats Maryland (12-3) 13-10.  Two of the most exciting teams to watch, and a great rivalry, split their season series. The Blue Jays get their payback in the finals during a hard fought game by both teams. It went into halftimetied at 5, after both teams won a quarter 4-1. From there, Hopkins went on a solid run. The attacking trio went Cole Williams 5 goals & 1 assist, Kyle Marr 3 goals & 2 assists, and Shack Stanwick with 3 assists. Brock Turnbaugh also had 14 saves in net and won the tournament MVP. The Terps couldn’t make it 3 straight Big Ten titles in a slow game for them.  Connor Kelly led their efforts with 2 goals 2 assists. Despite the loss, Maryland is still the number one seed in the tournament and will face Robert Morris.

D1 Men’s Lacrosse American East Conference Championship Highlights

Albany (14-2) beats Vermont (12-4) 14-4.  The Great Danes make it five out of the past six years they are conference champions. An early jump and 7 goal first quarter gave them momentum for the rest of the game. Albany had great offense all over even without star captain Connor Fields who is out due to injury. TD Irelan finished his regular season off in fashion, winning the most outstanding player of the tournament after going 20 for 20 and 16 ground balls. Along with him, Jakob Patterson led the team in points with 3 goals 1 assist. Albany also had 5 other players with 3 points. Vermont fought hard, but could not get much possession or contain the high powered offense. With the win, Albany advances to the tournament and will face Richmond.

D1 Men’s Lacrosse CAA Conference Championship Highlights

UMass (12-4) beats Towson (7-8) 12-8.  The Tigers can not make it 4 straight titles. They take a big loss booting them from the tourney. It was a close game until the second half and Towson even led in every category. The Minutemen finish off a big regular season with a huge win. Goalie Sean Sconone led the way with 16 saves, getting help from Chris Connolly getting 3 goals & 3 assists, and Jeff Trainor 2 goals & 2 assists. UMass drew an away game at Yale for the tournament.

D1 Men’s Lacrosse NEC Conference Championship

Robert Morris (12-4) beats Saint Joseph’s (11-4) 9-8 in OT. A thriller for a chance to play in the big tourney you mark your calendars for. This one was a real back and forth game with a clear winner of each quarter, even though it was a very even statistical game. Robert Morris was led by Matt Schmidt 3 goals & 2 assists and Tyson Gibson with 2 goals & 1 assist along with the game winner. They advanced to the play-in game and won getting the honors to play the 1 seed Maryland.

D1 Men’s Lacrosse MAAC Confrence Championship

Canisius (8-9) beats Detroit Mercy (9-7) 10-9 in OT. Another game where given the chance to play in the tournament via a play-in game. A great game with back and forth action along with another statistical game that ended very evenly. The Griffins were led by Carter Stefaniak who put in 4 goals, Connor Kearnan 2 goals & 2 assists, and Mathieu Boissonneault with 2 goals & 1 assist. Boissonneault also netter the big the game winner in OT. Although making the play-in game Canisius went on to lose.

D1 Men’s Lacrosse Ivy League Conference Championship Highlights

Yale (13-3) loses to Cornell (12-4) 8-14. To finish off the conference championship games, the Ivy League plays the last one. Yale played hard and won a lot of the categories, but they could not get the job done in the fourth quarter. The only production came from stud Ben Reeves, who put in 5 goals. The Big Red fought hard and produced when it mattered. They put up 6 goals fourth quarter to ice the deal. Cornell’s whole team played well, they had 12 players put up a point, and the goalie Christian Knight had 16 saves. In scoring, they were led by Jeff Teat with 1 goal & 5 assists, and Clarke Petterson 3 goals 1 assist. Both teams make it to the tournament. Yale still with a home game, while Cornell plays at Syracuse.

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