Mike Sawyer Leads Loyola Past Canisius
By Todd McElwee
Some impressions from the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament games played May 12:
• Nobody looked better than Loyola. Did you see Mike Sawyer’s fourth goal? A brick wall isn't stopping that. The question now is whether the Greyhounds can beat Denver, who upset eighth-seeded North Carolina, for a third time this season. It should be the best game of the quarterfinals.
• Colgate became the first team to beat Massachusetts this season. The Red Raiders aren’t going quietly into the night. Nobody, even that brick wall, can slow down junior attackman Peter Baum, who has the best points-per-game average in Division I (5.65). It will be interesting to see how Duke marks him -- maybe senior midfielder C.J. Costabile?
• After a first-round loss to Duke, Syracuse will be at least a Final Four team next year. The Orange don’t stay down for long.
• Salisbury and Stevenson both won their second-round games Saturday, but one of the best local storylines in Division III is the play of Goucher. The Gophers fell to the Sea Gulls 12-4, but had the best season in the program’s history. They’re officially a player now.
Division I Men's Scoreboard (May 12)
No. 1 Loyola 17, Canisius 5
No. 3 Duke 12, Syracuse 9
Colgate 13, No. 6 Massachusetts 11
Denver 16, No. 8 North Carolina 14
Division I Men's Schedule (May 13)
No. 2 Hopkins vs. Stony Brook -- 3 p.m.
No. 4 Notre Dame vs. Yale -- 5:15 p.m.
No. 5 Virginia vs. Princeton -- 1 p.m.
No. 7 Lehigh vs. Maryland -- 7:30 p.m.
Division III Men's Scoreboard (May 12)
Stevenson 13, Gettysburg 6
Salisbury 12, Goucher 4
Tufts 17, Trinity 8
SUNY Cortland 10, Stevens Institute 9
Cabrini 12, Dickinson 7
Denison 10, Lynchburg 5
RIT 15, Western New England 9
Union 10, Bowdoin 4
Posted May 13, 2012