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Maryland, Hopkins, Loyola Men's Lacrosse All Advance In NCAA Tournament

May 14, 2018
Maryland, Johns Hopkins and Loyola men's lacrosse all advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals with victories during the weekend. 

Here is a wrap-up for the first round:

Maryland
The top-seeded Terps (13-3) knocked off upstart Robert Morris, 14-11. The Terps erased a three-goal halftime deficit by scoring 11 times during the final two quarters.  
Top Performance: Senior midfielder Connor Kelly, who was named first-team All-American May 13, led Maryland with four goals. 
Clutch Play: Senior goalkeeper Dan Morris matched his season-best with 13 saves, including 11 in the first half. 
Quote: "Robert Morris was a team that everybody I talked to said glowing things about them. You turn on the tape, and it was no different. They were exactly what we expected -- just a real tough team, athletic, dangerous, skilled, very competitive and tough. It took everything we had to come back and get a big win."  -- Maryland head coach John Tillman. 
Up Next: The Terps play Cornell (13-4) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 20. 

Johns Hopkins
The fifth-seeded Blue Jays (12-4) dropped Georgetown, 10-9, in overtime. Johns Hopkins erased a five-goal second-half deficit to pull out the win. 
Top Performance: Junior attackman Kyle Marr scored all five of his goals in the fourth quarter. 
Clutch Play: Senior attackman Shack Stanwick (Boys' Latin) scored the game-winner with 29 seconds remaining in overtime. 
Quote: "At halftime, we just kind of said, 'We've been here before, we've been down and clawed back in.' That's been the theme of our team this year. We've been down in multiple games, and we keep chipping away and chipping away." -- Stanwick. 
Up Next: Johns Hopkins plays fourth-seeded Duke (14-3) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium May 20. 

Loyola
The sixth-seeded Greyhounds (13-3) led 10-5 halftime and eventually outlasted Virginia, 14-12 at the Ridley Athletic Complex. The game was delayed two hours and 14 minutes because of thunderstorms. 
Top Performance: Junior attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) had two goals and three assists for a game-high five points. He became the first player in school history to score 90 or more points in a season, eclipsing the record of 89 set in 1981 by Gary Hanley. Spencer also broke his own single-season assist record of 55, set last season. He now has 33 goals and 58 assists for 91 points in 2018.
Clutch Play: Junior midfielder John Duffy scored with 8:43 remaining in the fourth quarter that gave Loyola a 14-9 lead. That proved to be critical because the Cavaliers scored three straight times to cut into the margin. 
Quote: "The locker room had a lot of energy today. We definitely owed them from last year and this year again, so we were pretty amped to get out there and get after it." -- Spencer. 
Up Next: The Greyhounds face third-seeded Yale (14-3) at Hofstra University's James M. Shuart Stadium May 19.

Division III

Salisbury 
The No. 7 Seagulls (18-3) scored nine goals during the second half to defeat No. 16 Christopher Newport (Va.), 12-11, in third round of the NCAA Tournament May 12. 
Top Performance: Sophomore attackman Griffin Moroney led Salisbury with three goals. 
Clutch Play: Moroney also gave Salisbury its only lead with 7:50 left in the game. 
Up Next: Salisbury hosts a quarterfinal against No. 9 Dickinson (17-3) at 7 p.m. May 16. 

Stevenson
The Mustangs (12-7) lost to No. 15 Ithaca 15-12 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament May 9. Stevenson had its 10th straight NCAA trip come to an end and snapped an eight-game winning streak.
Top Performance: Junior attackman JT Thelen and sophomore midfileder Ethan Christensen had three goals each for Stevenson. 
Clutch Play: Mustang sophomore goalie Sam Ross recorded 15 saves.
Up Next: Season over.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Athletics