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Two exciting games during the First Round of the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship took place earlier tonight. Here's how the action went down -
#3 Merrimack 13, #6 Southern New Hampshire 10 | BOXSCORE
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Merrimack got off to a hot start with two goals in a five-minute span, but Southern New Hampshire drew even with the next two tallies. The hosts would found the twine with eight seconds left in the half to give the Warriors the lead back heading to the second.
Merrimack will look to snap a six-game losing streak against Le Moyne when it visits the Dolphins for the NE10 Championship Semifinal on Friday (May 5) at 11 a.m. The Warriors' last win against Le Moyne was, coincidentally enough, in the semifinal round of the league tournament three years ago.
#4 Pace 12, #5 Saint Anselm 11, Final - OT | BOXSCORE
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Sophomore Daniel Keenan ripped home the game-winning goal 52 seconds into overtime, sending No. 4-seed Pace to the NE10 Championship Semifinals after defeating No. 5 Saint Anselm, 12-11, Tuesday evening in the First Round at Pace Stadium. The win is Pace's first postseason victory since 2004.
The Setters were given a man-up opportunity to start overtime after two Saint Anselm players took simultaneous slashing penalties with one second left in regulation. At the 3:08 mark, Keenan blasted one into the back of the net off an assist from sophomore Kevin Vogelsberg, sparking the celebration as the Setters picked up the thrilling overtime victory.
The Setters will now head to Adelphi to take on the top-seeded Panthers in one semifinal matchup Friday night at 7 p.m.
Information for this release provided by the athletic communications staffs at Merrimack and Pace.
Tuesday, May 2nd
Game 1: #3 Merrimack 13, #6 SNHU 10
Game 2: #4 Pace 12, #5 Saint Anselm 11, OT
Friday, May 5th
Game 3: #4 Pace at #1 Adelphi, 7:00 pm
Game 4: #3 Merrimack at #2 Le Moyne, 11:00 am
Sunday, May 7th
Championship at Highest Remaining Seed
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner – 1:00 p.m. at Higher Seed **
** The championship game time may be adjusted if one institution ends up hosting both the men’s and women’s championship games.
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