NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament 2022: Quarterfinal Bracket, Schedule, Round 1 Results

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVMay 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 19: Logan Wisnauskas #1 of the Maryland Terrapins celebrates with teammates during the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Audi Field on March 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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The first round of the 2022 NCAA men's lacrosse tournament wrapped up Sunday with No. 1 seed Maryland headlining the action.

A dominant performance against Vermont further established the Terrapins, who completed an undefeated run through the regular season, as the team to beat. The Terps are seeking their fourth NCAA title and their first national championship since 2017.

Let's check out a full list of the day's results, which will be updated through the conclusion of play. That's followed by the quarterfinals schedule and a recap of each game.

Sunday's 1st-Round Results

No. 1 Maryland 21, Vermont 5

No. 7 Cornell 15, Ohio State 8

No. 6 Rutgers 19, Harvard 9

Delaware 10, No. 2 Georgetown 9

Quarterfinal Matchups

Saturday, May 21: No. 4 Yale vs. No. 5 Princeton

Saturday, May 21: No. 3 Penn vs. No. 6 Rutgers

Sunday, May 22: No. 1 Maryland vs. Virginia

Sunday, May 22: No. 7 Cornell vs. Delaware

Start times to be announced. To see the full bracket, visit the NCAA's official website.

Maryland 21, Vermont 5

Logan Wisnauskas surpassed the 50-goal mark by finding the net four times as the Terps easily pulled away from the Catamounts.

Wisnauskas, who's now scored 52 times during his senior season, opened the scoring just 45 seconds into the game and added two assists. Anthony DeMaio and Owen Murphy also netted hat tricks for Maryland.

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Opening minute ✅<br>Opening goal ✅<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BeTheBest?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BeTheBest</a> <a href="https://t.co/Db6ZaFhgph">pic.twitter.com/Db6ZaFhgph</a>

The top seed led 3-1 after the first quarter and then eliminated any drama from the proceedings with a nine-goal outburst in the second.

Other standout performers from the Terrapins included Keegan Khan (2 G, 3A), Jack Koras (2 G) and Jack Brennan (1 G, 2 A). Goalies Logan McNaney and Drew Morris combined for 17 saves.

Vermont qualified for the NCAA tournament by winning the America East title, and it crushed MAAC champion Manhattan in the play-in round, 15-3, to secure its first NCAA tourney victory in program history.

The Catamounts were no match for the well-oiled machine that is Maryland, but it still marked their second straight season reaching the NCAA tournament and fourth consecutive year posting a record above .500 under head coach Chris Feifs.

Before Feifs arrived in 2017 the team had only posted a record over .500 once in the previous 10 years.

Brock Haley, David Closterman, Liam Limoges, Michael McCormack and James Basile were the goal scorers for Vermont in Sunday's season-ending loss.

Cornell 15, Ohio State 8

CJ Kirst scored seven goals to lead Cornell to a comeback victory over Ohio State, which held a 4-0 lead after the first quarter.

Big Red stormed back, scoring 10 of the game's next 12 goals over the next two periods, to take control of the matchup.

John Piatelli also helped carry the Ivy League squad's offensive attack with five goals and an assist. Goalie Chayse Ierlan even got in on the scoring fun with an assist—nearly a goal—in the game's final minutes:

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Chayse Ierlan...goal scorer?<br><br>It's all coming up <a href="https://twitter.com/CornellLacrosse?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CornellLacrosse</a>, which leads 13-7. <a href="https://t.co/7eNJ4Z6dO6">pic.twitter.com/7eNJ4Z6dO6</a>

Ierlan also made 13 saves to help push Cornell through to the quarterfinals.

Jack Myers and Colby Smith each scored two goals for Ohio State, which finishes the campaign with a 10-6 record.

Rutgers 19, Harvard 9

Rutgers, which ranks ninth in the country in scoring, put its offensive might on display once again to punch its ticket to the quarters.

Ross Scott led the charge for the Scarlet Knights, who scored at least three times in every quarter, with eight goals.

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Ross Scott with his EIGHTH goal of the day! <br><br>⚔️ 2nd most goals ever in a first round in a NCAA Tournament game<br>⚔️ 3rd most goals ever by a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RUMLax?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RUMLax</a> player in a single game<br>⚔️ 48 goals in a season, tied for the 2nd most ever by a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RUMLax?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RUMLax</a> player in a single season <a href="https://t.co/ug0Rz1nQwW">pic.twitter.com/ug0Rz1nQwW</a>

Mitch Bartolo chipped in three goals and three assists, while Brian Cameron added a hat trick of his own in the convincing win. Colin Kirst recorded 17 saves between the pipes.

Harvard received two goals apiece from Owen Gaffney, Andrew Perry and Austin Madronic, but it wasn't enough to keep pace with Rutgers on this day.

The Crimson finish their season with an 8-5 record.

Delaware 10, Georgetown 9

The day's biggest stunner came in the nightcap, as the Delaware Blue Hens knocked off the second-seeded Georgetown Hoyas behind a furious late rally.

Despite trailing 9-7 with 4:39 remaining in regulation, the Blue Hens were able to stay the course and battle back. Drew Lenkaitis trimmed the deficit in half with 3:29 to go, and Tye Kurtz found the equalizer a little over a minute later to set up a thrilling finish that saw JP Ward capture the game-winner with eight seconds remaining on the clock:

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UPSET FINAL: <a href="https://twitter.com/DelawareMLAX?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DelawareMLAX</a> 10, No. 2 <a href="https://twitter.com/HoyasMLacrosse?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HoyasMLacrosse</a> 9<br><br>This JP Ward goal with 8 seconds left proved the difference. <br><br>Scoreboard: <a href="https://t.co/57X3i1Yggu">https://t.co/57X3i1Yggu</a> <a href="https://t.co/Afz2xEXj3j">pic.twitter.com/Afz2xEXj3j</a>

The Blue Hens will look to keep their Cinderella story alive when they square off against Cornell in the quarterfinals.