NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship
On Monday, May 28, the Loyola of Maryland Greyhounds took down the the University of Maryland Terrapins 9-3 to win the NCAA men's national lacrosse title. The Greyhounds, seeded No. 1 in the tournament, complete the season with an almost-perfect 18-1 record, and the Terrapins finish 12-6. Here are some of the best photos from the game.
Loyola's Nikko Pontrello controls the ball against Maryland defender Michael Ehrhardt.
Loyola junior Josh Hawkins (center) chases the ball against a group of Terrapins defenders.
Maryland's Brian Cooper sends Loyola's Davis Butts and his mouth guard flying.
Butts, a junior midfielder, had one goal and one assist in the championship.
Loyola goalkeeper Jack Runkel keeps his eye on the ball while defending the net. Runkel, along with four other Greyhounds, was named to the All-Tournament Team.
A Maryland player upends a Loyola player while fighting for ball possession.
Maryland's Michael Shakespeare and Loyola's Pat Laconi battle for field position.
Maryland's Kevin Cooper scored one of the Terrapins' three goals in the championship.
Loyola and Maryland players fight for the ball during a face off.
Loyola's Josh Hawkins was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Loyola's fans were out in full force, cheering on the Greyhounds as they won their first lacrosse NCAA title.
Loyola's players charged the field as they secured the championship.
Senior Pat Burns hugs his teammate after the game.
After scoring four goals, more than the total Maryland team combined, Eric Lusby hoists the trophy over his head.
The Loyola Greyhounds celebrate their first NCAA lacrosse championship.