From Sun staff reports
12:10 AM EDT, May 6, 2013
No. 14 Yale broke a 6-6 tie with five straight goals in the third quarter to defeat No. 12 Princeton, 12-8, in the Ivy League men's lacrosse tournament championship Sunday afternoon at Cornell.
The Bulldogs (11-4) beat the Tigers (9-6) in the title game for the second straight year and earned the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament field of 16. Nine Bulldogs scored in the contest.
Yale's Dylan Levings, who won 19 of 23 faceoffs, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
Detroit 11, Siena 10, OT: Mike Birney scored a career-high five goals, none more important than the game-winner, as the Titans (5-9) mounted a comeback to defeat the Saint Bernards (8-9) and win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship at Canisius.
The win gave the fourth-seeded Titans an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament in just the program's fifth year in existence.
No. 4 Duke 19, Marquette 3: The Blue Devils (12-5) raced out to a 10-1 first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to a victory over the host Golden Eagles (5-8). Freshmen Myles Jones and Case Matheis finished with five points apiece with three goals and two assists.
St. Mary's 13, Salisbury 11: The visiting Seahawks pulled off an upset, beating the two-time defending Capital Athletic Conference champion Sea Gulls (14-5) in the CAC championship game. St.Mary's (12-6) used a 7-3 outburst in the fourth quarter for the come-from-behind victory. The Seahawks closed the game on a 5-1 run.
No. 4 Northwestern 8, No 2 Florida 3: Two weeks after the Gators dealt the Wildcats a 22-4 defeat, the worst loss in Kelly Amonte Hiller's 12 seasons as head coach, Northwestern executed a ball-control plan to perfection to beat Florida in the American Lacrosse Conference tournament final at Homewood Field.
The Gators (17-2) scored just once in the game's final 51 minutes. Kat DeRonda had a hat trick to lead the Northwestern attack. The win gave the Wildcats (17-2) an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, while the Gators earned an at-large bid.
No. 17 Penn 10, No. 19 Dartmouth 7: The visiting Big Green (10-7) fell behind early and was unable to finish off a second-half comeback bid, losing to the top-seeded Quakers in the Ivy League tournament championship. Penn (17-5) was led by Caroline Bunting's four goals.
No. 10 Duke 18, Boston University 8: Behind a 12-1 scoring run, the host Blue Devils cruised to a victory over the Terriers (6-10). Duke (12-5) was led by Kerrin Mauerer's four goals and a career-high seven points from Kelci Smesko.
Stony Brook 14, Albany 3: The host Seawolves (16-2) punched their first-ever ticket to the NCAA tournament, beating the archrival Great Danes (12-5) in the America East title game.
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