Penn State Men's Lacrosse Falls to Towson in NCAA Tournament

Penn State Men's Lacrosse Falls to Towson in NCAA Tournament

Penn State Men's Lacrosse Falls to Towson in NCAA Tournament

The UNC men's tennis team got its NCAA Tournament off to a fast start Friday afternoon at the Cone Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, defeating the VCU Rams 4-0 in First Round competition.

The senior members of the Monmouth University Lacrosse team were given a special graduation ceremony since they were playing in the NCAA Tournament during the real graduation.

"It's something that will allow us to feel like we're back in the swing of things after two weeks off", said Diaz, whose team captured its 41st Southeastern Conference championship in late April.

On one hand, the team's 13-4 record and impressive résumé was deemed worthy of the No. 3 seed, the highest ever for the program. "We knew we could do it, but now that it's happened it's nearly hard to believe", said Sullivan, who scored four goals and assisted on two others.

Foley and senior Gal Hakak unfortunately dropped their matches against their respective opponents, surrendering the lead to Tulane, 3-2.

The Wildcats (16-8) earned their 23rd overall NCAA Championship bid after posting their first seven-win Southeastern Conference season since 2006.

Three players earned spots in the national singles rankings, including Hudson (No. 45), sophomore Ana Oparenovic (No. 64) and Jeanjean (No. 111). They were going work hard and play gritty.

"I don't know their team that well, but knowing ours, it will be important for us to be aggressive for doubles because they have a very strong doubles team", Ng said. The next draw. They took us to the limit.

Turner finished with four goals and two assists, while Burnett had three. Alexis Pereira and Sofiko Kadzhaya then secured the doubles point and the 1-0 lead in the match by taking down Alison Ho and Priya Niezgoda 6-4 on Court 2. Rosenzweig followed with her third goal of the game after a Megan Kelly steal, and suddenly it was a ball game again at 10-9 with under 10 minutes left.

"I'm one of those people who are like, 'I don't even want to know who's next".

"It was a valuable experience for me", Tambroni said of the conversation.

TOO CLOSE TO CALL: Syracuse won eight of those one-goal games. "We've been playing the last half of the season and everybody is playing their best tennis right now".

Despite the frustrating result, the season spotlighted some major positives for a Penn team that met challenges unlike few others in Corbett's tenure. The Fightin' Engineers graduate Adam, Benedict and Joe Kendall from the most successful three-year run in tournament history, but will return an experienced lineup in 2018. "Finally, I just said, 'Let me stop everything else and just do tennis from now on"'.

"We talked a lot about that in the middle of the season", Tambroni said. "We left everything on the field and it's such an fantastic feeling to get this win".

"But I'm really proud of our guys". Miguel Este (Caracas, Venezuela) and David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) tried to claim a doubles match, but the head-to-head match with Alex Fennell and Gabriel Friedrich went unfinished at 3-3. They're going home for the summer. "That's a reflection on our season and the strength of our group".

It's pretty common for teams to win back-to-back championships.

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