After quite the eventful quarterfinals weekend, the stage is now set with the final four teams to see who will play for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship as Duke, Denver, Maryland and Notre Dame have all advanced.
On Saturday, both Notre Dame and Maryland reached the semifinals by winning their respective games. The Terrapins had a rather easy time with the underdog Bryant team that shocked Syracuse in the opening round, 16-8. Notre Dame, on the other hand, didn’t have quite as easy of an outing, but they were able to knock off Albany in overtime, 14-13, off a goal by Matt Kavanagh.
Sunday, Duke was able to hold off a resilient effort from Johns Hopkins to get out and advance with a 19-11 victory. In the later game of the day, fifth-seeded Denver was able to handle Drexel rather easily, 15-6.
Now these four teams will battle it out next week for the right to ultimately play for the national championship. All four of these squads have the ability to walk away with the trophy, although everyone can agree that the Blue Devils are the overwhelming favorite.
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