Men's lacrosse beat Stevenson, advance to NCAA Division III championship in Boston

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Junior Kyle McGrath scored three goals and handed out two assists and senior Zach Furshman made 13 of his season-high 15 saves in the second half as No. 5 Gettysburg defeated No. 1 Stevenson University 12-7 in the NCAA Division III semifinals Sunday afternoon at a windy, chilly Caves Athletic Complex.

With the win, the Bullets (16-3) advance to the Division III national championship game for the third time in program history and will take on No. 7 SUNY Cortland, a 16-8 winner over No. 2 Middlebury in the other semifinal. Gettysburg and Cortland will meet on Sunday, May 24 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. in a game that will televised by CBS College Sports Network.

Gettysburg, which played in the national championship game in 2001 and 2002, also tied the school record for consecutive victories with its 14th straight win.

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Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Sun, 17 May 2009

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