Mount men in MAAC final



Mount St. Mary's rallied from a three-goal, first-half deficit to defeat host Canisius, 13-9, in the semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's lacrosse tournament yesterday.

Jason Werner (Severn) scored four goals, and Matt Warner had two goals and two assists for the visiting Mount (7-8).

Mount goalkeeper Chris Channing (St. Mary's) made five saves. Tom Kucharczak had eight saves for the Golden Griffins (7-8), the third seed.

The Mount, the second seed, will face top seed Providence in the final tomorrow at noon. Providence defeated Marist, 11-10, in overtime in the other semifinal. Tomorrow's winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Washington College 9, Dickinson 5 -- Chris Read (Boys' Latin) scored six goals to lead the Shoremen (13-3) past the Red Devils (11-4) in the Centennial Conference semifinals at Gettysburg. Washington will play Gettysburg in tomorrow's final. The Bullets defeated Haverford, 12-7, in the other semifinal.

No. 3 Cornell 15, Hobart 6 -- David Mitchell had four goals as the visiting Big Red (11-2) rolled over the Statesmen (6-8) in college lacrosse's oldest rivalry, meeting for the 128th time. The Big Red leads 77-47-4 in the series, which began in 1896.


New Hampshire 12, UMBC 5 -- The fourth-seeded Wildcats (11-6) cruised past the top-seeded and host Retrievers (10-8) in the America East semifinals. Ali Levendusky (John Carroll), Jen Kasper (South Carroll), and Kelly Fiorani (Liberty) led UMBC with a goal and an assist each. New Hampshire will face No. 9 Boston University in the final tomorrow. The Terriers cruised to a 17-4 win over Stony Brook in the other semifinal.

No. 14 James Madison 9, Towson 8 -- The host Dukes scored the first four goals in each half and held on to defeat the Tigers in a Colonial Athletic Association semifinal. Shannon Witzel led Towson with three goals.

Monmouth 11, Mount St. Mary's 9 -- Despite three goals from Casey Paris, the visiting Mount (7-11) lost to the Hawks (12-6) in the Northeast Conference semifinals.

No. 1 Northwestern 14, Vanderbilt 9 -- Kristen Kjellman, Sarah Albrecht and Meredith Frank each had a hat trick, and Morgan Lathrop had 13 saves as Northwestern (16-1) defeated the visiting Commodores (6-9) to clinch the American Lacrosse Conference title for the third straight year.

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