IT’S A LACROSSE VIDEO EXPLOSION!!! OK, that may be a little extra, but hey, it’s an exciting time of year with the conference tournaments that already have taken place, are currently in process or will take place this weekend. We’re bringing you video highlights from some of the major games from last weekend, so sit back and enjoy highlights from the best moments of last weekend.
LACROSSE VIDEO EXPLOSION
A10 Women’s Championship: Richmond v. UMass
In what was an exciting finish for the Spiders, Madison Ostrick scored the game-winning goal with four seconds to play after an opportune Richmond caused turnover helped set up the Spiders on offense. This is the second year in a row that Richmond has won the A10 Women’s Lacrosse Championship.
ACC Women’s Championship: #1 Boston College v. #3 North Carolina
What a game this was. Boston College, who had been undefeated all season and had three of their players picked with the top-3 picks in the WPLL Draft, looked to keep rolling in the ACC title game. North Carolina had other plans. The game went down to the final seconds in what was a thrilling 15-13 victory for the Tar Heels. Look for Boston College to be out for blood once the NCAA tournament rolls around.
ACC Men’s Semifinal #1: Virginia v. North Carolina
Comebacks are what make playoff lacrosse so exciting. Virginia did just that against North Carolina, storming back for the 14-13 win against the Tar Heels. Virginia moved up to the No. 4 spot in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll after the win, and will face Notre Dame in the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship on May 5.
ACC Men’s Semifinal #2: Notre Dame v. Duke
Duke, who came into this game with an 11-3 record was upset by the 7-5 Fighting Irish in what was a fantastic game. Bryan Costabile had torched the Duke defense for five goals, and helped punch Notre Dame’s ticket to the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship game at Klockner Stadium on May 5.
CAA, Men’s: Drexel v. Towson
Timmy Monahan was, well, the man for Towson against the Dragons on Saturday. Monahan went for four goals against Drexel, while Brendan Sunday added two goals and two assists of his own. The real story, though, was Tyler Canto — saving 65 percent of his shots — who had 17 saves on the day with nine goals allowed. The Tigers secured the No. 2 seed in the CAA Men’s Lacrosse tournament next weekend.
CAA, Men’s: UMass v. Delaware
Kevin Tobin led all scorers with two goals and three assists for the Minutemen, as UMass secured the No. 1 seed for the CAA tournament with the win over Delaware. UMass will face Drexel next weekend in the CAA conference championships.
Ivy League, Men’s: Cornell v. Princeton
Talk about a finish. Cornell’s Jeff Teat found Clarke Peterson with four seconds left on the game clock to steal the 14-13 win from the Princeton Tigers. Peterson had a monster day — totaling four goals and three assists — while Teat had a goal and two assists. With the win, the Big Red secured the No. 3 seed at the Ivy League tournament and will face No. 2 Yale in the conference semifinals.
Pac-12 Women’s Championship: USC v. Colorado
Fight On! The USC Women’s Lacrosse team took down the ‘Buffs 12-3 in the Pac-12 Women’s Lacrosse Championship. Eight Trojans scored for USC, as they earn the automatic qualifier into the national tournament.
Keep your eyes peeled for future Lacrosse Video Explosions coming up for this year’s NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse tournaments.