Division 1 Men's Lacrosse Championship Recap
What an exciting weekend in the world of lacrosse as Yale took home the trophy at the end of it all. Here we will have a quick recap of all the of exciting games that happened over Memorial Day Weekend and highlight all the top gear that they had. Yale vs. Albany Yale had a tough semifinal opponent as they had to face Albany, one of the nations best offenses during the regular season. From the start, Yale had dominated Albany in every aspect of the game which is why they had such a large lead from the start. Yale outscored the Danes 7 to 1 in the first quarter alone. Albany did not have enough to make a strong comeback, Yale cruised to the victory as they went on to win 20-11.
Duke vs. Maryland Duke had a big task at hand while going on to face Maryland, the defending national champions, where Maryland was the favorite. Duke was able to shut out Maryland in the first quarter which is rare for a talented team like Maryland and struggled on the offensive side. Justin Guterding led the way for the Blue Devils as he had a total of 6 points. Duke was able to limit Connor Kelly to only 2 total points on the day and Duke had a convincing win over the defending national champs.
Duke vs. Yale For the National Championship Game, it was no surprise that both teams would have momentum going into the final game. Yale came out with a 6-4 lead at half in a defensive battle as goals were hard to come by. Matt Gaudet led the way for the Bulldogs as he had a total of 4 goals while Ben Reeves had 1 goal and 3 assists to help secure the programs first ever title. Duke started to capture some momentum near the end of the game, but it was not enough to get the win. Yale went on to win 13-11 in a thrilling championship game for the programs first ever championship.
A big congratulations to the Yale lacrosse team for winning its first-ever title! If you have seen all the custom gear on display this past weekend, it is available at our site and our new helmet customizer to help design your dream helmet. While introducing new styles, you can get whatever look you are trying to get and it is now easier than ever!