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College Crosse Roundup: Patriot League Tournament Field Set

Loyola will host, while Lehigh is the sixth and final team in.

2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship: Maryland v Loyola Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images

Below is today’s Big Board with all of today’s results, box scores, and winning team recaps. Clicking on any box score will take you to that game’s box score. Clicking on the recap cell will take you to that team’s recap.

College Crosse Scoreboard For April 21, 2017

Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Next Game
Siena 10, Quinnipiac 8 Siena Recap Siena (3-10, 3-2): @ Marist (4/29); Quinnipiac (2-8, 1-4): @ Canisius (4/28)
Loyola 14, Army West Point 6 Loyola Recap Loyola (8-5, 6-2): Patriot League Semifinal (4/28); Army West Point (10-3, 6-2): Patriot League Semifinal (4/28)
Boston University 12, Holy Cross 11 (OT) Boston University Recap Boston University (11-3, 5-3): vs. Lehigh (Patriot League Quarterfinal) (4/25); Holy Cross (4-9, 4-4): @ Navy (Patriot League Quarterfinal) (4/25)
Lehigh 9, Bucknell 6 Lehigh Recap Lehigh (7-6, 4-4): @ Boston University (Patriot League Quarterfinal) (4/25); Bucknell (5-7, 3-5): Season Over
Colgate 11, Lafayette 6 Colgate Recap Colgate (5-8, 2-5): vs. Syracuse (5/6); Lafayette (2-12, 1-7): Season Over
Monmouth 11, Canisius 6 Monmouth Recap Monmouth (11-3, 5-0): vs. Manhattan (4/28); Canisius (5-8, 3-2): vs. Quinnipiac (4/28)
Stony Brook 12, UMass Lowell 11 (OT) Stony Brook Recap Stony Brook (7-5, 3-2): vs. Binghamton (4/28); UMass Lowell (3-12, 1-5): @ NJIT (4/29)

Notable Game Recaps

Patriot League Seeds Decided: We now know the seeds and matchups for the Patriot League Tournament, which begins Tuesday with the Quarterfinals.

Loyola defeated Army West Point to take the top seed in the PL Tournament, 14-6. The Greyhounds outscored the Black Knights in the second half, 6-1. Midfielder Jay Drapeau had four goals and two assists to lead all players in scoring, while Zach Sirico added a hat-trick and an assist. Pat Spencer had two goals and two assists, Brian Sherlock had two goals, and Alex McGovern contributed with a goal and two assists. Jack Carrigan had three caused turnovers, and Jacob Stover made 12 saves. Army was led by Cole Johnson and his pair of goals and assists, and A.J. Barretto stopped 11 shots.

In the win-and-in game, Lehigh took down Bucknell, 9-6. The Mountain Hawks scored six straight goals in a span of 18:58 of game time in the second and third quarters. Andrew Pettit (four goals) and Ian Strain (three goals, one assist) spearheaded the offense with four point performances, while Tristan Rai added two goals and one assist, and Matt Raposo dished out two apples. Donny Stires made 11 saves on the night. The Bison were led by two goal performances from Sean O’Brien and Connor O’Hara, with O’Brien also contributing with an assist.

Finally in the third important Patriot League game, Boston University finally got a win over Holy Cross, 12-11, in overtime thanks to Cal Dearth’s game-winner. The Terriers went up three entering the fourth quarter, but the Crusaders scored three-straight in less than five minutes, and took an 11-10 lead with 5:07 left in regulation. Hayden Ruiz tied the game up at 11 with 1:48 left, before Dearth did the finishing duties in the extra session. Dearth’s winner was one of four goals on the day, which was tied with James Burr for a team-high. Jack Wilson had two assists, and Christian Carson-Banister made 14 saves. Jon Vogel scored a game-high five goals, while Sean Kirkpatrick had a hat-trick and two assist, and Kevin Lux was an assist machine, recording four of them in the loss. Jonathan Tesoro only made six saves.

Here’s the final Patriot League standings:

  1. Loyola (6-2) (Earn Bye)
  2. Army West Point (6-2) (Earn Bye)
  3. Boston University (5-3)
  4. Navy (4-4)
  5. Holy Cross (4-4)
  6. Lehigh (4-4)
  7. Colgate (3-5)
  8. Bucknell (3-5)
  9. Lafayette (1-7)

The Patriot League Quarterfinals will be played on Tuesday and consist of Lehigh traveling to take on Boston University at 7 p.m., while Navy will host Holy Cross at 6 p.m.

In the MAAC, Monmouth defeated Canisius, 11-6, and Siena edged Quinnipiac, 10-8. Even with the loss, Canisius becomes the second team to clinch a spot in the MAAC Tournament. Siena takes on Marist next weekend, and it could be a win-and-in game for both teams. The Saints have won three straight games since starting the season at 0-10. Here’s an updated look at the MAAC standings:

  1. Monmouth (5-0)
  2. Canisius (3-2)
  3. Detroit Mercy (3-2)
  4. Siena (3-2)
  5. Marist (2-2)
  6. Quinnipiac (1-4) (OUT)
  7. Manhattan (0-5) (OUT)

In the lone America East game of the night, Stony Brook eliminated UMass Lowell from tournament contention in overtime.

Highlights & Attachments

Whitneys.

Lehigh’s Craig Chick was a big factor on defense during the Mountain Hawks’ season.

What’s Next?

25 games on tap for Saturday. So the best day of the week.