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2018 college lacrosse tournaments: Checking in on all the other action

Let’s see what’s developed since Saturday (a lot).

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I’ve been very busy with graduation and my final lacrosse game and moving out this past week, so I haven’t been able to do a ton of updating or writing since.

So let’s do it now, shall we? We all know about the Men’s Division I field and how it shaped up this past weekend.

I’ll be at both quarterfinal sites this weekend and will bring you a ton of stuff from both. Ryan will be at the Hempstead quarterfinals. Make sure you’re following our Facebook and Twitter pages for all our fun content!

On to the other tournaments.

NCAA Men’s Division II

The First Round games happened on Saturday. All of the seeded teams won their matchups and moved on to the semifinals, which included Merrimack scoring 14 GOALS in the second quarter. 14. Wow.

NCAA Men’s Division II Lacrosse Tournament First Round Scoreboard

Box Score Recap Winner's Next Game
Box Score Recap Winner's Next Game
#1 Merrimack 24, #4 NYIT 6 Merrimack Recap vs. Seton Hill (5/20, 7 PM)
#2 Seton Hill 14, #3 Le Moyne 10 Seton Hill Recap @ Merrimack (5/20, 7 PM)
#1 Lenoir-Rhyne 14, #4 Colorado Mesa 12 Lenoir-Rhyne Recap vs. Saint Leo (5/20, 2 PM)
#2 Saint Leo 12, #3 Tampa 11 (OT) Saint Leo Recap @ Lenoir-Rhyne (5/20, 2 PM)

Here’s an updated look at the bracket:

Lenoir-Rhyne and Saint Leo, as well as Seton Hill on the North side, will make their first ever appearances in the semifinals, while Merrimack will make its fourth straight appearance. But all four teams will look to win their first ever national championship. Some fresh blood in Division II.

NCAA Men’s Division III

We’re done two more rounds in the Division III tourney. The Third Round games happened on Saturday, while the Quarterfinal games took place on Wednesday.

NCAA Men’s Division III Lacrosse Tournament Third Round Scoreboard

Box Score Game Recap Winner's Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Winner's Next Game
RIT 17, Stevens 9 RIT Recap vs. York
York 13, Amherst 11 York Recap @ RIT
Wesleyan 12, Cabrini 7 Wesleyan Recap @ Tufts
Tufts 18, Ithaca 11 Tufts Recap vs. Wesleyan
Gettysburg 22, Rhodes 9 Gettysburg Recap vs. Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan 11, Denison 10 Ohio Wesleyan Recap @ Gettysburg
Dickinson 10, Washington & Lee 9 (OT) Dickinson Recap @ Salisbury
Salisbury 12, Christopher Newport 11 Salisbury Recap vs. Dickinson

The most notable result was Salisbury’s win. The Sea Gulls overcame a 10-3 deficit against Christopher Newport in the second half to score nine straight goals to win by a single goal.

NCAA Men’s Division III Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinals Scoreboard

Box Score Game Recap Winner's Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Winner's Next Game
RIT 12, York 7 RIT Recap vs. Wesleyan (5/20, 1 PM)
Wesleyan 12, Tufts 11 Wesleyan Recap @ RIT (5/20, 1 PM)
Gettysburg 8, Ohio Wesleyan 5 Gettysburg Recap vs. Salisbury (5/20, 4 PM)
Salisbury 9, Dickinson 7 Salisbury Recap @ Gettysburg (5/20, 4 PM)

RIT will take on Wesleyan for a trip to Foxborough, while Salisbury and Gettysburg will meet on the opposite half of the bracket. Both finalists are still in from last year. RIT is still undefeated, while Salisbury hasn’t had their best season.

NCAA Women’s Division I

Skyler has done a great job recapping the women’s tournament and will be pushing more content this weekend. We also had a women’s lax College Crossecast this week!

The women’s quarterfinals are all this Saturday. Here’s an updated look at the bracket:

NCAA Women’s Division II

We’ll have a champion decided on Sunday, with the semifinals getting underway this Friday!

But first, there were some Second Round games to put a bow on.

NCAA Women’s Division II Lacrosse Tournament Second Round Scoreboard

Box Score Game Recap Winner's Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Winner's Next Game
#1 Florida Southern 19, #2 Florida Tech 10 Florida Southern Recap vs. #2 East Stroudsburg (5/18, 11 AM)
#2 East Stroudsburg 16, #1 West Chester 14 East Stroudsburg Recap vs. #1 Florida Southern (5/18, 11 AM)
#1 Le Moyne 14, #2 Adelphi 11 Le Moyne Recap vs. #2 Regis (CO) (5/18, 3 PM)
#2 Regis (CO) 15, #1 Lindenwood 14 (2OT) Regis (CO) Recap vs. #1 Le Moyne (5/18, 3 PM)

The two #1 seeds that were also undefeated at the start of the tournament went down to two #2 seeds. Lindenwood fell in a 2OT thriller, while West Chester fell to East Stroudsburg by two.

NCAA Women’s Division III

The Division III Women’s Tournament kicked off last weekend with opening round games, followed a day later by the Second Round. Two of those teams that played in the First Round won their Second Round games.

NCAA Women’s Division III Lacrosse Tournament Second Round Scoreboard

Box Score Game Recap Winner's Next Game
Box Score Game Recap Winner's Next Game
Salisbury 19, Meredith 11 Salisbury Recap vs. Denison (5/19, 11:30 AM)
Denison 21, Calvin 4 Denison Recap @ Salisbury (5/19, 11:30 AM)
Trinity 16, Springfield 4 Trinity Recap vs. Rhodes (5/19, 2:30 PM)
Rhodes 23, Transylvania 9 Rhodes Recap vs. Trinity (5/19, 2:30 PM)
Gettysburg 19, Westfield State 4 Gettysburg Recap vs. Mary Washington (5/19, 11:30 AM)
Mary Washington 18, Mount Union 6 Mary Washington Recap @ Gettysburg (5/19, 11:30 AM)
Wesleyan 11, St. John Fisher 6 Wesleyan Recap vs. Amherst (5/19, 2:30 PM)
Amherst 10, SUNY Cortland 7 Amherst Recap vs. Wesleyan (5/19, 2:30 PM)
TCNJ 8, William Smith 2 TCNJ Recap vs. Bowdon (5/19, 11:30 AM)
Bowdoin 18, Stevens 8 Bowdoin Recap @ TCNJ (5/19, 11:30 AM)
Franklin & Marshall 12, Tufts 11 Franklin & Marshall Recap vs. Colorado College (5/19, 2:30 PM)
Colorado College 17, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 13 Colorado College Recap vs. Franklin & Marshall (5/19, 2:30 PM)
Middlebury 18, Babson 5 Middlebury Recap vs. Illinois Wesleyan (5/19, 11:30 AM)
Illinois Wesleyan 18, Hamline 8 Illinois Wesleyan Recap @ Middlebury (5/19, 11:30 AM)
York 10, Washington & Lee 3 York Recap vs. Catholic (5/19, 2:30 PM)
Catholic 14, Rowan 11 Catholic Recap vs. York (5/19, 2:30 PM)

The Regionals will be played this upcoming weekend.

MCLA Division I

For the first time ever as an NCAA or MCLA program, the Michigan State Spartans have won a lacrosse national championship, defeating Chapman 10-8 Saturday in Salt Lake City. Goaltender Kevin Boland was named tournament MVP after a 10 save performance.

MCLA Division II

STAND UP, CARSON WENTZ! The North Dakota State Bison won their first ever national championship on a double overtime goal by Ryan Stover to beat St. Thomas. Defenseman Evan Schraut was named tournament MVP.

Men’s NJCAA (JuCo)

Ho hum. Onondaga Community College won another national championship and capped off another undefeated season. They defeated Nassau CC 11-9. Russ Oakes scored a hat-trick, while Austin Staats also added a hat-trick as well as an assist, and Utah-bound James Sexton added a goal and four assists. On defense, Jerry Staats had two caused turnovers.

It’ll be interesting where Oakes and Austin Staats go for college, if they do choose that route. It’s been known that there’s a chance Austin could jump to the NLL. As for Jerry, a couple of sources have told me he’s headed for Syracuse.

Women’s NJCAA (JuCo)

Maybe more dominant than the OCC men’s team is the Monroe CC women’s squad, who finished their sixth straight undefeated season with a 20-13 win over Harford CC. That was their 95th consecutive win. They’ve won eight of the last nine national championships. That’s good.

NAIA

I don’t know a ton about the NAIA, especially since these schools are pretty small, but Reinhardt (Georgia) upset top-seed Madonna (Michigan) 8-7 in overtime for their second straight Lacrosse Invitational Title. Dillan Bousquet scored the game-winner for the Eagles.