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Lacrosse the Internet: Sunday Roundup

Picking out some of the better stories on the Internet computing machine.

Rob Carr

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Irish defeat Maryland, 11-6; Advance to the Championship Game vs. Duke
For the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team, it seems that the third time is a charm.

Duke better than brilliant vs. Denver
You didn't need to know anything about lacrosse to know that what Denver was doing was, in the classical sporting sense of the term, art.

Proving to be more than just a fill-in, Kyle Keenan put Duke on the verge of another NCAA men’s lacrosse championship on Saturday.

NCAA Lacrosse Final Four: Notre Dame beats Maryland 11-6, moves on to title game
Ultimately I feel for the Seniors most. Amato, Chanenchuk, and Ehrhardt especially. They all put so much into this teams success and they deserved to go out with a title. It wasn't meant to be, but they still had unbelievable careers and accomplished a lot for themselves and Maryland lacrosse. Thank you guys.

Maryland’s lacrosse title dreams end in semifinal loss to Irish
Tears can express a myriad of different emotions ranging from sadness to joy, but there was no mistaking those that stood in the eyes of Maryland goalie Niko Amato on Saturday afternoon.

Swarming defense gets Irish into final
Notre Dame goalie Conor Kelly outplayed his All-America counterpart for Maryland and helped send the Fighting Irish into the NCAA lacrosse championship game for the second time.

Duke men’s lacrosse advances to 2nd straight NCAA championship game
The Duke lacrosse team has followed its formula of building a large lead, surrendering much of it, switching goalies and producing a burst of offense to advance to the NCAA tournament semifinals.

Notre Dame Revels in Underdog Role
Between lacrosse fans rooting for the Thompsons to make it to championship weekend last week during the NCAA Quarterfinals to the local Maryland crowd cheering for the Terps to win in Saturday’s NCAA Semifinal to help boost Monday’s crowd at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, it seems like not a lot of people wanted Notre Dame to still be playing on Memorial Day.

Why Notre Dame and Duke Won
Some good stuff here from Foy.

Denver's Season Ends in Semis, But Pioneers' Elite Status Solidified
For the second time in as many years, Denver's season ends in a semifinal loss, as the Pioneers fell to Duke, 15-12 on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The loss snaps a 13-game win streak for Denver, who ends the year at 16-3. It was the Pioneers' third trip to the Final Four in four years.

Sights and Sounds: NCAA Final Four Saturday
The NCAA Final Four is takes place Saturday in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. Tens of thousands of fans, players and industry members have decended upon the Charm City for what should be an exciting weekend of lacrosse, culminating with the men's Division I championship on Memorial Day.

Hobbled Raffa Gives All In Maryland Semifinal Loss
Maryland junior midfielder Charlie Raffa limped through the postgame handshake line, got an extra touch from 2012 U.S. U19 teammate Matt Kavanagh and a hug from faceoff combatant Nick Ossello, then gingerly made the long walk to the opposite corner of M&T Bank Stadium to enter the tunnel nearly last among his Terrapin teammates.

Duke Answers All Denver Challenges in 15-12 Semis Win
For the second playoff game in a row, Duke seemed on the verge of overwhelming its opponent, before the Blue Devils staggered, nearly lost a healthy lead and saw their starting goalie go to the bench.

Can Anderson keep Loyola '90 Streak Alive?
After losing to Loyola in the 2012 NCAA semifinals, Notre Dame assistant coach Kevin Anderson stood outside the Irish locker room in Foxborough and sincerely wished Charley Toomey, the head coach of the Greyhounds, the best of luck in the national title game.

Denver Falls To Duke In Lax Semifinals
Duke took out Denver 15-12 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the national championship game, where the Devils will face fellow ACC member Notre Dame.

2014 NCAA Lacrosse Final Four: Looking Back and Looking Forward for Virginia Lacrosse
While this year's Hoos sit on the outside looking in, three of the four semifinalists were Virginia opponents in 2014. With lacrosse on everyone's mind (even Will's), Caroline and I sat down to take a long, hard look at 2014—and a quick, optimistic one at 2015.