Double The Fun: Wagner and Robert Morris Both Win in Empire State
Pretty good day for Northeast Conference lacrosse, wouldn’t you say?
The conference saw its men’s and women’s team champions triumph in NCAA Tournament action on Wednesday.
First, Wagner played host to Southern Conference champion Mercer in a NCAA Women’s Opening Round affair on Grymes Hill. The Seahawks saw their 5-0 lead evaporate, but eventually seized control for good midway through the second half.
By virtue of its victory, Wagner will have the chance to battle No. 7 Towson in the next round on Friday.
About an hour after Wagner concluded its victory in Staten Island, the Robert Morris men faced off against MAAC member Canisius on the opposite end of the Empire State. After watching the home team score first, RMU erupted en-route to a 12-6 victory in Downtown Buffalo.
Now, it’s on to College Park where the Colonials will try their luck against No. 1 Maryland.
RMU’s magical season moves onto the first round!
— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAALAX) May 9, 2018
— Buffalo News Sports (@TBNSports) May 9, 2018
— Inside Lacrosse (@Inside_Lacrosse) May 9, 2018
Robert Morris rode a backup goalie and reserve attackman — and its stout-as-usual defense — to a 12-6 win over Canisius in the #NCAAMLAX tournament opener, adding further fuel to the argument it warranted better than the play-in game ➡ https://t.co/fLvoOPMRZ4 pic.twitter.com/EYKoWhz8b3
— US Lacrosse Magazine (@USLacrosseMag) May 10, 2018
Robert Morris handled Canisius 12-6 in the opening round game and now own the best winning percentage in the history of the NCAA D-I men’s lacrosse tournament.
It will be a challenge to maintain that Sunday at top-seeded Maryland, but that could be a tough one for the Terps.
— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) May 9, 2018
Robert Morris coach Andrew McMinn on Chris Reynolds stepping in for Alex Heger. pic.twitter.com/svnvsHzkqV
— Jack Goods (@GoodsOnSports) May 9, 2018
Robert Morris Defeats Canisius 12-6 In 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Tournament To Advance To Play Maryland On Sunday https://t.co/uCE3W6Uymz
— SB Nation College (@sbncollege) May 10, 2018
— Buffalo News Sports (@TBNSports) May 10, 2018
— Northeast Conference (@necwlax) May 9, 2018
History-making moment for Wagner women’s lacrosse team! https://t.co/UqU9rWhjKd
— SI Advance Sports (@SIAdvanceSports) May 10, 2018
In its first trip to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships, Mercer fell to host Wagner, 13-9, in the play-in game at Hameline Field on Wednesday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/1oFU5kVkmy
— Marvin James (@sportsguymarv) May 9, 2018