Photo Gallery: Adelphi vs. Mercyhurst (NCAA Men)

Working within the confines of its patient, deliberate offense, the Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team built a three-goal third-quarter lead and held off Adelphi, 9-8, with a late-second save to win its first NCAA Division II championship at M&T Bank Stadium. Junior midfielder Ian Wild scored four goals for the third-seeded Lakers (14-2), and goaltender Zach Nash stopped a Kieran Riegel bounce shot on a breakaway down the right alley with two seconds left to preserve the victory and prevent overtime. It was the first title-game win for Mercyhurst in its second appearance in 15 seasons as a program. © Joe Rogate