NCAA Tournament college lacrosse weekend recap

Several college lacrosse teams from across Central New York competed in their respective NCAA Tournament games this weekend, here's a recap of how the teams did.

The SU women's lacrosse team withstood a hot start from Dartmouth, dominating the rest of the game with a convincing 21-8 victory. Alyssa Murray notched 10 points for the Orange, the third highest total for an SU player in an NCAA Tournament game. The Orange now plays Florida in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday at 2 p.m. That game will be played in the Carrier Dome.

The Cornell men's lacrosse team upset 6-seed Maryland 16-8 on Sunday. Rob Pannel had four goals and three assists, while teammate Steve Mock had four goals of his own. Cornell will return to Byrd Stadium in Maryland for the NCAA Quarterfinal on Saturday, May 18 when it meets No. 3 seed Ohio State, a 16-6 first round winner over Towson.

In Division II action, the Le Moyne men's lacrosse team, who have a 3-seed in the tournament, needed an Andrew Chadderdon overtime sudden death goal to defeat LIU Post 9-8. Le Moyne advances to the national semifinals next weekend and will play Adelphi, a team Le Moyne defeated in the NE-10 Championship 7-5.

In their NCAA game, the Le Moyne women took an 8-3 lead into halftime, but Adelphi scored six goals in the second half and held the Dolphins scoreless, pulling out a 9-8 victory. The Dolphins finish 16-3.

In Division III play, the Cortland State men's team beat Aurora 14-8 in their second round game. They will advance to the National Quarterfinals, hosting Western New England on Wednesday.

The Cortland State women's team beat Adrian 21-3 on Saturday, and advanced to the National Quarterfinals on Sunday. Playing against Bowden on Sunday, the Red Dragons once again dominated, winning 14-4. Two West Genesee products, Maria Di Fato and Erica Geremia, starred for the Red Dragons. Di Fato scored four goals, while Geremia scored one and had five assists. In the win, Geremia broke the Division III record for assists (15) in the NCAA Tournament. She now has 18 assists, with a possible two games remaining. Cortland State plays Trinity at Stevenson University on Saturday.