NCAA lacrosse tournament a sign of more parity

Erica Roy
May 13, 2017

Navy was the first team to score as Jenna Collins broke the scoreless tie with a free-position goal with 25:35 remaining in the first half. Former standouts Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez participated in both the singles and doubles championships each of the last two seasons, with Lock becoming the third All-American in school history with his seeded selection in 2016. That made the next draw absolutely crucial and Jenna Collins came up with the ground ball following a mad scramble.

The Cardinals jumped ahead 2-1 early but could not handle a run from the Bobcats run which saw the Bates lead climb to as much as six goals in the first half. Murray said. "And I just can't be any happier to be able to play in front of the home crowd and on these courts again for one last run". "We love playing here". So, we really turned it on. Collins took a pass from O'Sullivan and buried it in the back of the cage to put Navy up 6-5.

USC head women's tennis coach Kevin Eppley is obviously focused on getting his team to play to its potential, but he isn't oblivious to what's going on just a short walk away. We had trouble finding the ball. "It's important for us to represent High Point everyday in a positive way". "It's been good practice for us".

But the experience of rising to a surprise No. 1, then faltering, was much like the men's hockey team this past season, and Tambroni said he consulted with coach Guy Gadowsky about how they recovered in time to make the NCAA tournament. Samanatha Brookhart, a Mount Hebron graduate and Towson's all-time assists leader, had three assists in a 7-1 run as did Natalie Sulmonte. The Falcons are on a five-game winning streak.

The Tigers (10-4) travel to seventh-seeded Penn State (12-3) May 13. The freshman has clinched eight matches this season and stands at 23-11 in singles.

The Panthers, coached by Southern graduate Lyndsey Boswell, got contributions from several other players with Baltimore-area roots, including Catonsville graduate Brooke Stevens, who had three assists, and defenders Casey Kotchenreuter (Herford) and Christina Del Sesto (Archbishop Spalding).

MAAC Champion Monmouth (14-4) found itself in a 3-0 hole less than nine minutes into Wednesday's game thanks to two scores from senior midfielder Brett Baker (Ridgefield, Conn.) and the second-career score from senior Pearse McEneaney (Glastonbury, Conn.).

However, while Towson is making its third straight tournament appearance, the Nittany Lions are in their first NCAA game since 2013.

"You get tough playing in the SEC". And we get to play the No. 1 team in the country. Biosca was one of the two Buccaneers to win a set as he won the first set 6-3 over No. 49 Friedrich in the No. 1 flight. Saves: HP-Rall 5; T-Benson 11, Keating 0. Assists: HP-Perrotta 4, Brown 3, Stevens 3, Poulin 2, Gaeng; T-Brookhart 3, Sulmonte 3, Gillingham 2, Montalbano 2, Conti.

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