Yale, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Denver Win in NCAA Lacrosse

Colin Flaherty scored three goals to lead Yale University to a 10-7 victory over eighth-seeded Pennsylvania State University in the national men’s college lacrosse championship.

In other first-round National Collegiate Athletic Association games yesterday, fifth-seeded North Carolina routed Lehigh 16-7, No. 2 Notre Dame defeated Detroit 9-7 and fourth-seeded Denver topped Albany 19-14.

In today’s games, top-seeded Syracuse meets Bryant, No. 3 Ohio State plays Towson, sixth-seeded Maryland takes on Cornell and No. 7 Duke plays Loyola of Maryland in their first-round contests.

Conrad Oberbeck added two goals for the Bulldogs, who will play top-seeded Syracuse or Bryant in the quarterfinals May 18.

T.J. Sanders led the Nittany Lions with two goals on their home field in University Park, Pennsylvania.

North Carolina’s Chad Hutton and Jimmy Bitter contributed three goals each, while Patrick Corbett and David DiMaria had two goals apiece for Lehigh at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

North Carolina will play in the May 19 quarterfinals against Denver.

Denver’s Wesley Berg scored eight goals, and Cameron Flint and Eric Law each added four on their home field at Peter Barton Stadium.

Lyle Thompson had four and Ty Thompson scored three goals for Albany.

Matt Kavanaugh’s four goals propelled Notre Dame to the quarterfinals where the Fighting Irish will play Duke or Loyola of Maryland on May 19. Sean Rogers and Conor Doyle added two goals apiece on their home field in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Brandon Beauregard had three goals and Alex Maini added two for Detroit.

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