Top-seeded Loyola University Maryland defeated No. 4 Notre Dame University 7-5 in the semifinals of the national men’s college lacrosse championship.
Loyola will play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association title game May 28 for the first time since 1990. The Greyhounds’ opponent will be third-seeded Duke or Maryland, who meet today in their semifinal at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Eric Lusby scored five goals for a total of 13 goals in the playoffs for the Greyhounds, who are ranked fourth in the country in offense.
“It’s such a special moment,” said Loyola coach Charles Toomey, who was a goalie the last time the team went to the final.
Westy Hopkins contributed two goals for the Fighting Irish.
Syracuse University and Northwestern University will meet tomorrow in the women’s college lacrosse national championship game at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, New York.