Today's NCAA Title Games

May 27, 2007

Men's Division III

SUNY Cortland (15-5) vs. Salisbury (22-0)

Time -- 1:30 p.m.

Site -- M&T Bank Stadium

TV -- CSTV

Outlook -- The Sea Gulls can make amends for last year's overtime loss to Cortland in the championship game. En route to a fourth straight unbeaten regular season, Salisbury posted a 19-8 rout of Villa Julie, which beat Cortland in the season opener. That was the Red Dragons coaching debut for Steve Beville, who played and assisted at Washington College in the 1980s. He has a fine attack duo in Ryan Heath (50 goals, 32 assists) and Billy Fuchs (49, 24). Long-stick midfielder Chase Caruso is a two-time Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year for Salisbury, which was held to a season-low nine goals by Gettysburg in the NCAA semifinals.

Men's Division II

Le Moyne (14-2) vs. Mercyhurst (13-1)

Time -- 4:30 p.m.

Site -- M&T Bank Stadium

TV -- CSTV

Outlook -- Just because Syracuse didn't make the Division I field doesn't mean the town isn't represented, as defending champion Le Moyne can claim its third title in four years. The Dolphins dealt Mercyhurst its lone loss, an 8-7 overtime setback in Erie, Pa., on March 10. Goals could be at a premium, as the Lakers allow 6.9 per game and Le Moyne just 4.5. Mike McDonald has 28 goals and 24 assists for the Dolphins, while David Osier (13, 37) leads the Mercyhurst offense.

Women's Division I

Northwestern (20-1) vs. Virginia (19-3)

Time -- 7 p.m.

Site -- Franklin Field, Philadelphia

TV -- CSTV

Outlook -- Top seed Northwestern enters the championship game on a roll after routing Penn, 12-2, in the semifinals. The Wildcats, winners of 20 consecutive games, are trying to win their third consecutive national title. No. 3 seed Virginia delivered a stirring comeback win in the semifinals. Trailing by nine goals with 20 minutes left against No. 2 seed Duke, the Cavaliers scored 10 consecutive goals to win, 14-13. The Cavaliers lost to Northwestern in the 2005 title game, 13-10.

MEN'S GAMES BY PAUL MCMULLEN; WOMEN'S GAME FROM STAFF REPORTS

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