Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols

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Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 16

Syracuse 15

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jay has transformed into a Phoenix in the post-season.  After losing to Ohio State on April 5, the Jays’ record stood at 4-6.  Since then, Hopkins has reeled off 8 straight wins and they are heading to lacrosse’s final four on Memorial Day weekend.  In their quarterfinal game against Syracuse they were down by one at halftime, but the Blue Jays outscored the Orange 5-1 in the third and had a seemingly comfortable 4 goal lead with a minute remaining in regulation.  Syracuse was able to score three goals in the span of 31 seconds to pull within one but we’re unable to regain possession until just 6 seconds remained.  Hopkins has posted two straight revenge wins over ACC teams and will now face Big Ten and in-state rival Maryland, a team they beat 15-12 in the regular season.  Maryland coasted by North Carolina 14-7.


In the other semi-final game, #1 seed Notre Dame will face #4 seed Denver.

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Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 5

Gettysburg 9

The battle of the unbeatens in the D-III tournament saw the Gettysburg Bullets win and move on while the Battling Bishops of OWU saw their 2015 season come to an end with their first loss.  Gettysburg scored 5 straight goals in the first half and held on to win as the teams traded goals over the balance of the contest.

Gettysburg suffered the same fate in the D-III semis, falling to Lynchburg.  Lynchburg and Tufts will play for the D-III title this coming Sunday.

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