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posted 04.16.2013 at 5.14 p.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Tufts Women's Players Describe Bombing Scene

Three members of the Tufts women's lacrosse team were among the more than 180 people injured in a pair of terrorist bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. According to teammates interviewed on camera by ABC News on Tuesday, the three injured players have been released from local hospitals and are "doing well."

The teammates interviewed — senior attacker Kerry Eaton, senior defender Kerry McGinn and sophomore attacker Erin Callahan — said they were not injured but were thrown to the ground as they were cheering on a friend who was running the race. One said the aftermath at the scene was "mass chaos" and another said it was "like a stampede."

Tufts' Tuesday home game against Bates was rescheduled to 7 p.m. Wednesday, the school announced on Tuesday.

In another lacrosse connection to the events, Rosemount (Mass.) boys coach Lance Kuehn finished the marathon roughly 45 minutes before the bombs exploded.

The bombs detonated where Kuehn's family had been standing as he crossed the finish line, Kuehn told the EaganPatch website.

"If I was any slower, I hate to say it, but that would've happened to my family and myself," Kuehn told the site.

Major League Lacrosse, the pro outdoor league, is based in Boston. MLL commissioner David Gross tweeted that all involved with the league are safe.

"The thoughts and prayers of Major League Lacrosse are with the victims of today's tragedy and their families," the league tweeted from its official account on Monday.

As MLL preseason training camps continue, the Boston Cannons will hold a scrimmage on Saturday night at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. A fundraiser will be held at the scrimmage for families of Monday's victims, the team said.