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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: April 30, 2012

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Princeton Claims 2012 Men's Lacrosse Title, Tournament Field Set
On the final day of the Ivy League men's lacrosse season, Princeton downed Cornell, 14-9, to win the outright Ivy League title and clinch the top seed in the 2012 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament field. As the No. 1 seed, the Tigers will play host to the third annual event. The winner of the tournament will recieve the League's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

Men's Lacrosse Misses Postseason with Loss at Yale
The Harvard men’s lacrosse team traveled to No. 19/20 Yale on Saturday afternoon in what proved to be a bitter end to what was once a highly anticipated season. The Crimson entered its final regular season game needing a win to guarantee a spot in the Ivy League Tournament. But in a game in which no team ever led by more than two goals, the Bulldogs pulled out the win, dropping Harvard, 10-8, and sending it home until next year.

Johns Hopkins-Loyola Lacrosse Rivalry Receives a Jolt
Loyola, ranked No. 1, is no longer an underdog as it prepares to face its intracity rival Johns Hopkins on Saturday.

Stony Brook Captures America East Men's Lacrosse Regular-Season Title
Following a thrilling final day of the regular season, the seeds and matchups for the 2012 America East Men's Lacrosse Championship are set. Stony Brook captured the league's regular-season title and will be the tournament's No. 1 seed following its last-second win over Albany Saturday.

Photos: Lacrosse Pep Rally & Move Night
This was all followed by an adorable Sadie Hawkins dance.

Syracuse lacrosse team's comeback falls short at Notre Dame
The Orange rallies after being held scoreless in the first half.

Inside Lacrosse's Sunday Finest: A Thriller in Baltimore
Maybe Johns Hopkins wore its throwback uniforms a couple weeks too early. Because other than the setting of the pristine Ridley Athletic Complex, most of Saturday’s Hopkins-Loyola game was old school: A non-televised must-see game in Baltimore that drew a sellout crowd of 6,000. There were fast breaks and mistakes and the game-within-the-game was a matchup of a top attackman against a top defender.

Today's beats: Just feels right for this week, no?