Top-seeded Albany used a 9-1 run in the second and third quarters to defeat UMBC, 19-10, in the America East Conference men's lacrosse championship game at Stony Brook.
UMBC, which entered the game 4-1 in its previous five contests, finished the season 7-8.
Joe Lustgarten, Scott Jones and faceoff specialist Phil Poe were named to the All-Tournament team.
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Jones led the Retrievers with four goals against Albany.
There were four ties and four lead changes in the first half until Albany closed the second quarter on a 5-0 run. UMBC trailed 3-2 after one quarter and 4-2 just 34 seconds into the second, but went on a 3-0 run to take a 5-4 lead with 9:18 to play in the quarter.
Freshman midfielder Nate Lewnes (St.Mary's) started the surge with an extra-man goal at the 12:41 mark, and Jones tied the score, converting a feed from Nick Doub (St.Mary's) at the 10:04 mark. Matt Gregoire (South River) got inside and beat Albany keeper Blaze Riorden from a tough angle to put UMBC back out in front at 5-4 with 9:18 to play in the half.
Stevenson 9, Widener 8: Chris Dashiell scored the game-winner with nine seconds left on an assist from Peter Green (Hereford) as the host Mustangs (17-2) survived the Pioneers (11-6) to claim the Commonwealth Conference championship.
Widener started the fourth quarter with a 3-0 run to take its first lead of the game, 6-5. Stevenson scored the next two and broke two more ties to win.
Salisbury 13, York 5: Katie Bollhorst (St. Mary's) totaled six points (three goals, three assists) to complete a perfect season for the host Sea Gulls (18-0), who captured their 13th overall and 11th consecutive Capital Athletic Conference tournament championship.
Salisbury has not lost a CAC championship since 2003, and 2002 is the only season since 2000 that the Sea Gulls have not won the conference title; with the win, the team extended its winning streak in CAC games, including postseason play, to 94games.
Bollhorst was one of three Sea Gulls with three goals and led the team with three assists. Fellow attackers Lauren Feusahrens and Kate Haker (Westminster), also had three goals for three points, tying for second-best in the game in points.
Elizabethtown 14, Stevenson 12: The Blue Jays (12-6) successfully defended their Commonwealth Conference title by beating the host Mustangs (16-2).
Elizabethtown went on a 9-0 run that started with 14:24 left in the first half and ended with 26:05 left in the game. The Blue Jays relied on a three-goal effort by Andrea Russo and Leigh Flounlacker.
Kathryn Merrick (Bel Air) scored a game-high six goals, including three in a row in less than two minutes, to draw Stevenson within one goal with 1:10 left in the game.
Gettysburg 17, Washington College 9: Lindsey Robinson recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) to lead the host Bullets (17-1) past the Shorewomen (13-5) in a Centennial Conference semifinal.
Emily Hubley got Washington College on the scoreboard, trailing 5-1, with 21:06 left in the first half. Hubley led the Shorewomen with four goals.