Maryland, Loyola to meet for lacrosse crown

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Drew Snider tied his career high with four goals and Maryland advanced to the NCAA lacrosse title game for the second consecutive year with a 16-10 victory over third-seeded Duke on Saturday.

Maryland's Michael Ehrhardt (left) defends Duke's Josh Dionne during the semifinals.  GRETCHEN ERTL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
GRETCHEN ERTL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Maryland's Michael Ehrhardt (left) defends Duke's Josh Dionne during the semifinals.

Owen Blye added three goals for the Terrapins (12-5), who will play in-state rival Loyola on Monday.

Maryland put away the Blue Devils (15-5) with a run of six consecutive goals after Duke pulled to 10-8 early in the fourth quarter.

LOYOLA (MD.) 7, NOTRE DAME 5

Eric Lusby matched his career-high with five goals and top-seeded Loyola of Maryland beat Notre Dame (13-3) to advance.

Jack Runkel made 11 of his 15 saves in the second half for the Greyhounds (17-1).

NCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT

NORTHWESTERN 9, MARYLAND 3

In Stony Brook, N.Y., Taylor Thornton scored twice, including the game-winning goal with 16:19 remaining and second-seeded Northwestern (20-2) advanced to another women’s lacrosse national championship game with a victory over No. 3 Maryland (19-4) .

Northwestern will play Syracuse tonight.

SYRACUSE 14, FLORIDA 13 (2OT)

Sarah Holden scored her fourth goal with 2:02 remaining in double overtime and No. 4 Syracuse (19-3) upset top-seeded Florida (19-3) to advance to the final.

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