Yes indeed, folks.
The NCAA D-I Final Four field was completed today at Cornell.
Here are the results from those two quarterfinals games:
Syracuse 11, Notre Dame 9: Syracuse is back in the NCAA Division I menâ€™s lacrosse final four after missing out on a tournament bid last season.
The third-seeded Orange earned their 25th semifinal appearance yesterday by beating No. 5-seeded Notre Dame before 6,121 fans at Cornell University in Ithaca.
Last season, ‘Cuse saw its unprecedented string of 24 straight tournament appearances end.
John Jay products John Carrozza (senior defensive midfielder), Pete Coluccini (junior goaltender) and Chris Daniello (sophomore midfielder) all play for the Orange (14-2), who will face second-seeded Virginia in the semifinals on Saturday in Foxborough, Mass.
Syracuse lost to UMass in the 2005 quarterfinals to end a run of 22 straight final four appearances.
Duke 21, Ohio State 10: At Cornell University in Ithaca, the No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Blue Devils (18-1) established an NCAA record for wins in a season. Zack Greer had six goals and five assists for a career-high 11 points for the Blue Devils, who will Johns Hopkins in the semifinals on Saturday in Foxborough, Mass. T.J. Smith, an all-America defenseman for Rye last season, is a freshman for Ohio State (11-6).
Here are the results from yesterday’s quarterfinal games:
Virginia 8, Maryland 7: Ben Rubeor scored his third goal of the game with 34 seconds left in overtime to give second-seeded Virginia (14-3) the win over seventh-seeded Maryland in an NCAA menâ€™s lacrosse quarterfinals at Annapolis, Md.
The Cavaliers (14-3) will take on the winner of todayâ€™s quarterfinal between No. 3 Syracuse and No. 5 Notre Dame in the semifinals on Saturday at Foxboro, Mass.
Ryder Bohlander, a two-time all-American at John Jay, is a freshman defenseman for Maryland, which finished the season at 10-6.
Hopkins 10, Navy 4: Steven Boyle and Paul Rabil each scored three goals to lead the fourth-seeded Blue Jays to their 35th straight win over the Midshipmen.
Former John Jay standout Matt Bocklet, a senior defenseman, had a team-leading five ground balls for Hopkins, the defending national champion.
Terence Higgins, who was an all-American at Horace Greeley in 2003, is a senior midfielder for the Midshipmen.