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.
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Loyola's Nikko Pontrello controls the ball against Maryland defender Michael Ehrhardt.
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Loyola junior Josh Hawkins (center) chases the ball against a group of Terrapins defenders.
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Maryland's Brian Cooper sends Loyola's Davis Butts and his mouth guard flying.
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Butts, a junior midfielder, had one goal and one assist in the championship.
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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.
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A Maryland player upends a Loyola player while fighting for ball possession.
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Maryland's Michael Shakespeare and Loyola's Pat Laconi battle for field position.
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Maryland's Kevin Cooper scored one of the Terrapins' three goals in the championship.
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Loyola and Maryland players fight for the ball during a face off.
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Loyola's Josh Hawkins was named to the All-Tournament Team.
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Loyola's fans were out in full force, cheering on the Greyhounds as they won their first lacrosse NCAA title.
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Loyola's players charged the field as they secured the championship.
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Senior Pat Burns hugs his teammate after the game.
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After scoring four goals, more than the total Maryland team combined, Eric Lusby hoists the trophy over his head.
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The Loyola Greyhounds celebrate their first NCAA lacrosse championship.
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