Keegan Rosenberry, Melvin Snoh, Brett Campbell and the Georgetown Hoyas accomplished something the program had never before accomplished when they beat Creighton for the second time this season on Sunday afternoon at Shaw Field in Washington D.C.: won a Big East tournament title.
As he was in the first meeting 10 days earlier, Rosenberry was active on both sides of the field, delivering a critical assist to Brandon Allen that tied the game in the 20th minute. The assist was the sixth of the season for the senior right back and the 13th of his career to go with three goals. Alex Muyl scored the game-winner in the 107th minute to complete the Big East double an a perfect 11-0-0 record against conference opponents.
Georgetown knocked off Xavier in the semifinals with a 1-0 win on Thursday despite a masterful defensive performance from junior center back Todd Pratzner, who was named to the Big East All-Tournament team for his efforts.
Rosenberry didn't make the All-Tournament team but he was honored with Second Team all-Big East for the regular season. Villanova freshman midfielder Zach Zandi was named to the All-Big East freshman team.
Sebastian Elney, Logan Keys and Doyle Tuvesson win conference championships
Freshman forward Sebastian Elney came within inches of being involved in a buzzer beating goal in Maryland's Big Ten semifinal match with Indiana when he sent a pass to classmate Eryk Williamson as time ran out in regulation on Friday. But Indiana goalkeeper Colin Webb got a hand on it to keep it out and the game ended up going to penalties, where the Terps won to advance to Sunday's final. Maryland beat host Ohio State 2-0 in Sunday's final for their second straight Big Ten Tournament title and fourth straight overall (they won the ACC Tournament in 2012 and 2013).
LIU Brooklyn also punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday thanks to clutch goalkeeping from redshirt junior Logan Keys. The Northeast Conference Tournament MVP and second team All-Conference during the regular season made back-to-back saves in the penalty shootout to lead the Blackbirds to their first title since 2004.
Sophomore forward Doyle Tuvesson and Lehigh punched their ticket with a 2-1 win over American in the Patriot League tournament final on Sunday. Tuvesson nearly opened the scoring in the 25th minute when he was sprung in on the left side, but was denied by goalkeeper Dylan Hobert.
Dartmouth and Syracuse earn automatic bids
Sophomore forward Matthew Greer and Dartmouth earned the Ivy League automatic bid by edging out Harvard and winning the regular season title since the league doesn't have a conference tournament.
Seventh-seeded Syracuse earned their automatic bid the hard way, beating Notre Dame 1-0 to become the lowest seed ever to win an ACC Championship. Freshmen Morgan Hackworth and Chris Gomez didn't see any action in the tournament but redshirt sophomore Kenny Lassiter came off the bench in the final and the 2-0 semifinal win over Clemson.
Bull and Gotlib in NCAA Division III Sweet 16; Spencer Reinford and Rio Grande win conference
Senior Thomas Bull earned his 13th shutout of the season in Amherst's 2-0 win over Morrisville St. in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Sunday. Bull was also named the NESCAC's top goalkeeper of the year for the second year in a row.
Freshman goalkeeper Josh Gotlib and Franklin & Marshall also advanced to the Sweet 16 with a pair of wins over the weekend. Gotlib didn't play in either match.
Sophomore Spencer Reinford and the University of Rio Grande finished the season ranked No. 1 in the final regular season NAIA poll. The 18-1 Red Storm captured their conference tournament with wins over Asbury and West Viriginia Tech. Reinford has five goals and three assists on the season.