Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.,
host of this weekend’s NCAA championships.
Though varsity teams throughout the weekend are taking a bit of a break as is always the case Memorial Day weekend, there’s no bigger time during the lax season than these next few days.
And, like you, we will be following all the action here at LaxLessons.com. So be sure to check back for updates on each and every game and post thoughts/info of your own.
Here’s the lineup of games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., today through Memorial Day. If you’re not in Foxborough, we’ve also noted where you can watch each game on TV.
Division I semifinals
Syracuse 17, Duke 7
Cornell 15, Virginia 6
Division III championship game: Cortland State 9, Gettysburg 7
Division II championship game: C.W. Post 8, Le Moyne 7
Division I championship game: Syracuse 10, Cornell 9 (OT)
Division I championship: No. 5 Cornell vs. No. 2 Syracuse
John Glynn scores 3:36 into the game on an iso from about 15 yards ouits. Cornell leads 1-0.
Glynn scored again, this one with 7:34 to go in the quarter, and Cornell leads 2-0.
Former John Jay AA Chris Daniello gets the Orange’s first goal of the game for the second straight contest. It comes on a left sidearm blast from just outside the crease. Syracuse trails 2-1 with 5:46 to go in the quarter.
SU senior Greg Niewieroski scores to tie it at 2-2 with 2:24 to go.
Cornell regains the lead as Ryan Hurley scores on the doorstep off a feed from Glynn off a nice dodge with 21 seconds left. Cornell 3, Syracuse 2.
End first quarter: Cornell 3, Syracuse 2
The Orange tie it on a goal by sophomore attackmen Stephen Keogh, his 348th of the season. It’s 3-3 1:14 into the quarter.
Cornell goes back in front on a goal by Rocco Romero off a feed from who else? Glynn. It’s 4-3 with 11:38 remaining. Glynn has 2-2.
Sachem’s Pat Perritt cranks one in from just inside the restraining box line. It’s tied 4-4 with 10:15 to go. Looks like we’re going to have a real good (hopefully, at least, after two disappointing semifinals).
Smithtown West product Rob Pannell scores for the Big Red, who now lead 5-4 with 5:08 left.
Max Seibald fires in a sidearm righty blast with 3:55 to go just as a penalty vs. Syracuse expires. Cornell 6-4.
Halftime: Cornell 6, Syracuse 4
Josh Amidon gets a big one for ‘Cuse. It comes with 8:24 left in the quarter and is the first goal of the second half. Cornell leads 6-5.
Glynn gets his third of the game and 23rd of the season to as the Big Red reclaim a two-goal lead with 6:38 left in the quarter.
End third quarter: Cornell 7, Syracuse 5
Dan Hardy pulls the Orange within a goal just 1:09 into the final period. Cody Jamieson gets the assist.
An apparent goal by SU with 11:20 remaining is waved off becuase ofa crease violation. Things are really going the Big Red’s way and they have completely controlled the pace and tempo.
Huge goal for the Big Red. It’s scored by Seibald off a feed from Ryan Hur with 7:18 to go. Cornell leads 8-6.
Cornell scores again. This time it’s freshman Roy Lang with 5:31 left in regulation. The Big Red have their largest lead at three goals. It’s 9-6 and Cornell is closing in on its fourth national title overall and first since 1977.
It’s not over yet, gang. Keogh scores from the doorstep to pull ‘Cuse within 9-7 with 3:37 left.
It’s a brand-new ball game. Jamieson cashes in from in close after Perritt flips a ground ball to Keogh. Cornell leads 9-8 with 2:46 remaining in regulation. Timeout, Big Red.
Syracuse turns it over with 27 seconds remaining.
Cornell is unable to clear and SU gets the ball back and Kenny Nims ties it up on a miraculous goal with four seconds remaining after the ball deflected off Cornell defender Roy Lang. Matt Abbott assists. It’s the first point of the game for Nims the nation’s leading scorer. We’re tied 9-9 with four seconds to go in regulation.
End regulation: Cornell 9, Syracuse 9
Jamieson scores just outside the crease off a feed from Dan Hardy with 2:46 left in overtime. Syracuse wins its second straight national title. The goal marked the first time SU led the in the game at any point as the Orange overcome a three-goal deficit with four minutes remaining. It’s Syracuse’s record 11th national title.
Final: Syracuse 10, Cornell 9, OT
NCAA championship staff picks
Joe: Syracuse 13-12, OT
Jordan: Cornell 11-9
Ryan: Cornell 12-10
Don: Syracuse 14-11
Division II championship game: C.W. Post vs. Le Moyne
Former Calhoun star Dave Loftus, a Nassau Community College and Quinnipiac transfer, scored C.W. Post’s third straight goal and the Poioneers lead 3-1 midway through the first quarter.
Loftus’ second goal of the game and 45th of the season gives the Pioneers a 4-2 lead late in the quarter.
End first quarter: C.W. Post 4, Le Moyne 2
Syracuse transfer Jack Harmatuk scores to pull Le Moyne within 4-3.
Loftus blasts one in for a goal but it comes a second after the the buzzer sounds to end the first half.
C.W. Post’s Greg Cerar, who leads the nation in points per game, has been held scoreless through the first half by Le Moyne’s Drew Bezek.
Halftime: C.W. Post 4, Le Moyne 3
After Le Moyne ties it on a man-up goal, Cerar scores off a nice lefty overhand shot into the lower right-hand corner. C.W. Post leads 5-4 five minutes into the third quarter.
Cerar scores his second goal to snap a 5-5 tie. It comes with 2:46 left in the third quarter. C.W. Post leads 6-5.
Cerar scores his third goal of the quarter to make it 7-5.
End third quarter: C.W. Post 7, Le Moyne 5
Harmatuk scores to start the period and pull the Dolphins within 7-6.
LeMoyne peppers C.W. Post goalie Dan Sciulla, a product of Bellmore JFK, with shots, but Bellmore comes up with some big saves.
Cerrar scores his fourth goal. It comes with 1:23 remaining. C.W. Post leads 8-6.
Harmatuk scores off a set play off a timeout with 1:06 remaining. Le Moyne pulls within 8-7.
Le Moyne has possession with 38 seconds left in regulation and calls timeout.
Final: C.W. Post 8, Le Moyne 7
C.W. Post wins its first national title since 1996. Le Moyne, which was looking for its fourth national title, suffers its first loss.
Division III championship game: Cortland State vs. Gettysburg
Josh Reichert’s second goal of the game gives Gettysburg a 2-1 lead 3:49 into the game.
End first quarter: Gettysburg 4, Cortlandt State 2
Halftime: Gettysburg 4, Cortland State 4
Putnam Valley’s Joey Morgan scored his eighth goal of the playoffs and 31st of the season to give the Red Dragons a 7-4 lead late in the third quarter.
Final: Cortlandt State 9, Gettysburg 7
The Red Dragons win their second title in the last four years.
First Division I semifinal
No. 2-seeded Syracuse vs. No. 3-seeded Duke
Former John Jay all-American Chris Daniello scores the first goal of the final four. The goal, his 20th of the season, comes 1:52 into the game off a nice low shot following a dodge from behind the net. Syracuse leads 1-0.
Sophomore defenseman Joel White out of Cortland High School fires in a shot from 5 yards out with 7:12 to go in the first period to give the Orange a 2-0 lead.
Duke breaks through with 6:26 to go in the first goal on former Huntington all-American Zach Howell’s 27th goal of the season. It comes off a feed from Ned Crotty. Syracuse leads 2-1.
Howell and Crotty do it again. Howell scores off a spectacular feed from Crotty, the Delbarton Prep product, with 4:31 left in the first quarter. We’re tied at 2-2.
Senior midfielder Pat Perritt out of Sachem High School dribbles in a shot past Duke goalie Rob Schroeder with 35 seconds left in the first period and the Orange regain the lead, 3-2.
Kenny Nims, a senior attackman for SU from Watertown who leads the nation in scoring, converts on a nice right to left shot with one second left in the quarter. It’s his 28th goal of the season. Four players score for the Orange, who lead 4-2 after one.
End first quarter: Syracuse 4, Duke 2
Former Duxbury, Mass., star Max Quinzani scores from Brunswick School product Sam Payton just 11 seconds into the quarter. SU leads 4-3.
Junior attackman Cody Jamieson, an Onondaga CC product who missed most of the regular season because of eligibility issues, scores from close range off a Nims feed. It’s 5-3 with 13:41 to go in the quarter.
Perritt scores his second goal of the game off a lefty bounce shot from the wing. SU leads 6-3 with 7:28 left in the quarter.
Brad Ross scores on a nice overhand shot from Quinzani. It’s the senior midfielder’s 21st goal of the season. SU leads 6-4 with 6:51 left.
Perritt scores his third today off a sidearm blast. Dan Hardy gets the assists. It’s 7-4 SU with 4:30 to go.
Off the ensuing faceoff, Jamieson scores his second today to give SU an 8-4 lead with 4:13 to go. SU is in the midst of a 4-1 run. Duke coach John Danowski calls a timeout.
Halftime: Syracuse 8, Duke 4
Former West Genesee score Jake Moulton, a Navy transfer, scores just seven seconds into the third quarter. The Orange lead 9-4.
Howell scores his third from just outside the crease. Huge goal for Duke, which now trails 9-5 less than two minutes in.
Hardy gets his 24th goal of the seasom off a pass from Perritt. SU leads 10-5 with 9:45 left in the third.
Duke’s Quinzani scores a transition goal off a nice feed from New Fairfield product C.J. Costabile. It’s his 45th goal of the season, cutting Syracuse’s lead to 10-6 with 7:41 remaining in the quarter.
SU answers as Nims scores his 29th with Matt Abbott assisting. It comes with 5:54 left in the period. It’s Syracuse 11, Duke 6.
Stephen Keogh, a sophomore attackman from Toronto, scored to give SU a 12-6 lead with time winding down in the quarter.
Nims gets his 30th goal with 59 seconds left in the period. It’s 13-6.
Perritt gets his fourth of the day and this one is turning into a rout. It’s now 14-6 SU in the closing seconds of the third quarter.
End third quarter: Syracuse 14, Duke 6
Final: Syracuse 17, Duke 7
With its eighth straight win, SU advances to its 16th national final. The Orange will play the winner of the next semifinal between UVa and Cornell on Monday at 1 p.m. in the national championship game.
Nims and Perritt each scored four for SU.
No. 1-seeded Virginia vs. No. 5-seeded Cornell
Attackman Chris Finn out of Manhasset scores the first goal of the game. It comes with 11:28 remaining in the first quarter and gives Cornell a 1-0 lead.
Midfielder Jonathan Thompson scores from the doorstep to give the Big Red a 2-0 lead with 10:28 remaining.
Cornell’s great start continues. Ryan Hurley scores his 42nd goal of the season. It’s already 3-0 with 9:25 to go in the first. I’m surprised Dom Starsia hasn’t gotten a TO.
Danny Glading gets UVa on the board, scoring his 31st goal of the season. It’s 3-1 Cornell with 6:28 remaining.
Rob Pannell, a freshman from Smithtown West, makes it 4-1 Cornell with 4:13 left in the first period.
End first quarter: Cornell 4, UVa 1
Boys Latin product Rocco Romero drills one past CSH product Adam Ghitelman and Cornell now leads 5-1. We’re in the opening minute of the period.
Hurley scores his second, off a feed from Romero, and the Big Red now lead 6-1. Very big surprise so far, but I have a feeling UVa is going to make a big run at some point before the end of the third quarter. Stay tuned. We have five minutes left in the second quarter.
Former Huntington star Shamel Bratton, a first-team AA, scores his 31st of the season on a lefty overhand bouncer and the Cavaliers pull within 6-2 with four minutes left.
Pannell answers for Cornell on a fastbreak off a clear. It’s 7-2 Cornell with three minutes left.
Finn scores his second of the day from Pannell. The Big Red now leads 8-2.
Halftime: Cornell 8, UVa 2
Finn, the former Manhasset star, scores off a feed from Lindenhurst’s John Glynn and the Big Red scores the first goal of the second half to go ahead 9-2.
Freshman attackman Steele Stanwick, the ACC rookie of the year, scores his 35th goal of the season for the Cavaliers, who now trailed 9-3 with 9:29 to go in the quarter.
Hurley scores his third of the game and 44th of the season to make it 10-3 with 8:05 left in the third.
Stanwick, a product of Loyola Blakefield in Baltimore, scores off a nice move around the cage. It’s 10-4 with 6:34 to go.
Romero blasts one past Ghitelman, and Cornell, as it has all day, answers a UVa score quickly. It’s 11-4 Big Red.
End third quarter: Cornell 11, UVa 4
Garrett Billings scores the first goal of the quarter for UVa. It’s 11-5 45 seconds into the period.
Cold Spring Harbor product David Lau scores a huge goal. It comes less than two minutes into the period and stretches Cornell’s lead to 12-5.
Glading answers for UVa. It’s 12-6 with 9:53 left.
You know it’s Cornehll’s day when long pole Roy Lang scoops up a ground ball off the ensuing faceoff, takes it in and scores. Cornell leads 13-6 with 9:41 remaining.
It had to be just a matter of time before Hewlett High grad Max Seibald scored. The Cornell star midfielder makes it 14-6 with 8:31 to go.
Pannell gets his third. It’s 15-6. My goodness. This could end up more one-sided than SU’s 17-7 win over Duke. Still six minutes to go, gang.
Final: Cornell 15, Virginia 6
The top-seeded Cavaliers fall. Cornell will make its first title-game appearance since 1988, and face Syracuse at 1 p.m. on Monday.
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