Lacrosse the Internet: May 21, 2013

Just a few more days until the end of days.

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Winners & Losers: May Madness, Attendance and New Blood
The Final Four is set, and an exciting quarterfinal round is in the books.

Bitter End For North Carolina's Final Four Hopes
This group seemed poised to be the one to end North Carolina's Final Four drought. A hard-nosed and talented bunch of Carolina players jumped out to a 6-0 lead, doing no wrong in the first quarter and catching Denver flat-footed to open the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Quint: What Happened in the Quarters and What's Next
Quint Kessenich was calling all the NCAA Quarterfinal games for the ESPN networks. Below, he breaks down what happened in the quarterfinals and what's on tap for the Final Four. Numbers next to teams refer to NCAA Tournament seeding.

Danowski's Coaching Run Something Special
When you really start to think about it, the job that John Danowski has done at Duke probably deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame by itself.

NCAA Quarterfinals: Notes from College Park
I took a quick trip to College Park, MD to catch the NCAA D1 Quarterfinal games. In case you missed them, Cornell dominated Ohio State to the tune of 16-6, whereas Syracuse staged a late comeback to beat Yale 7-6. Great day to be from Upstate. Now that that’s out of the way, here are a few additional notes on the games.

Q&A with ESPN's Mark Dixon
ESPN analyst Mark Dixon was in the network’s studio in Charlotte providing his perspective on each of the four games in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals this past weekend, and he will do the same this Saturday before appearing in person at Monday’s title game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The former Blue Jays midfielder, who can be followed on Twitter @Dixonlacrosse, discussed the most intriguing game of the quarterfinal round, top-seeded Syracuse’s 7-6 decision against Yale, and his thoughts on the Final Four.

Series history: Sizing up the NCAA semifinals
Moving along to the final four, where all of the semifinalists have made at least one trip to championship weekend since 2009.

Tar Heels' Season Ends Again in Quarterfinals
North Carolina's triumphant return to college lacrosse's largest stage was finally within grasp. A six-goal lead in hand, the Tar Heels were finally in position to end a 20-year absence from the NCAA tournament semifinals.

Denver rallies to knock out men's lacrosse in NCAA Tournament
After only 10 minutes of the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team’s quarterfinal matchup against Denver, the Tar Heels had a commanding 6-0 lead, and it looked like UNC was going to get revenge on the team that knocked it out of the NCAA Tournament last year.

Duke lacrosse scores three unanswered to earn seventh straight trip to NCAA semifinal
Heading into Duke’s quarterfinal matchup against Notre Dame, the team’s senior class did not want to break the Blue Devils’ streak of championship weekend appearances. What do you think?

| @Towson_MLAX: What a Night on the Island
Our first look back is not very far into the past. We head to Hempstead, N.Y., on March 31, 2012. The Towson men�s lacrosse team was facing the Hofstra Pride. Towson came into the game with a 6-3 mark and 1-0 in the CAA. Hofstra was ranked No. 20 in the nation even though they were 4-4 and 1-1 in conference play.

NCAA Lacrosse Bracket 2013: Syracuse To Take On Denver (And Bill Tierney)
Growing up in my mother's household, with my step father leading the charge, Syracuse lacrosse season was nearly as important as football season, and one consistent about lacrosse season was the mandatory attendance of a Syracuse vs. Princeton showdown at the Carrier Dome.

Today's beats: Diz and Arturo Sandoval blowing "Night in Tunisia" out of the sky.

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