Men's Lacrosse NCAA ACCtion: Saturday, May 15

May 16, 2010

Top-Seeded Virginia Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals After 18-4 Triumph
The top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers (15-1) received three goals apiece from Chris Bocklet, Shamel Bratton and Brian Carroll en route to a 18-4 triumph over the unseeded Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (12-5), Saturday evening at Klöckner Stadium in the NCAA First Round.

Carroll's (Towson, Md.) three goals helped him pass Matt Poskay (88) into second place all-time amongst UVa midfielders. Carroll now has 90 career goals, trailing only Pete Eldredge (94) for the top spot.

Virginia won the team battles in shots (47-30), ground balls (48-31), faceoffs (13-12) and were perfect on clears (22-of-22). UVa was also perfect on clear attempts against Mount St. Mary's in the season's first meeting on Feb. 23, going 18-of-18.

#3 Terps Power Past Pride, 11-8
Ten different Terps scored goals and senior goalie Brian Phipps made 14 saves to lead the No. 3-seeded University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory over Hofstra in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Both goalies started out hot with Hofstra's Andrew Gvozden and Phipps each making three saves in the game's opening minutes. The Terps broke through with the game's first goal at the 11:31 mark. After Phipps' third save, junior Brett Schmidt sent an outlet pass to redshirt junior Brian Farrell, who raced untouched down the middle of the field and buried a bounce shot to give Maryland the 1-0 lead.

A Terps' holding penalty gave the Pride the first half's only extra-man opportunity and Jay Card converted with 8:28 to go in the first to knot the score at 1-1. 

Duke Dominates Johns Hopkins in NCAA Tournament
Duke University senior Ned Crotty tallied two goals and six assists for eight points as the fifth-seeded Blue Devils cruised to an 18-5 victory over Johns Hopkins in front of 1,183 fans at Koskinen Stadium in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Duke went on a 12-0 run over a span of 33:31 to capture its 17th NCAA Tournament victory.

Senior attackman Max Quinzani registered four goals and an assist for five points, while junior Zach Howell has two goals and one assist. The starting attack unit of Crotty, Howell and Quinzani combined for 16 of Duke's 31 points. Ten different Blue Devils tallied goals on the afternoon and six players registered at least two points.

The Blue Devils grabbed a 2-0 lead with goals within 37 seconds of each other. Senior Steve Schoeffel registered the first marker of the game at the 10:46 mark and senior faceoff specialist Sam Payton got on the board 37 seconds later off an assist from Crotty.