Minnesota Captures UMLC-I Crown
(Photo by Chris Larson)
CHASKA, Minn. – In a hugely exciting game, Minnesota downed Michigan State in the Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference (UMLC) Division I championship game, 14-13, in double overtime.
With the victory, the Golden Gophers (17-0) secure an automatic bid to the 2022 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance, which will be held in Round Rock, Texas, from May 9-14.
Minnesota appeared to be ready to take down the title in regulation, but Michigan State (9-5) struck with just two seconds left to send the game into extra time. Freshman Will Harris was credited with the game-winner.
This will be the Golden Gophers third trip to nationals and the second-consecutive bid as they qualified for the 2019 tournament in Salt Lake City.
2022 Division I UMLC Tournament
Friday, April 22 - Chanhassen High School
#2E Purdue d #3W Iowa State, 13-6
#2W Illinois d. #3E Western Michigan, 7-6
Saturday, April 23 - Chanhassen High School
#1W Minnesota d. #2E Purdue, 12-9
#1E Michigan State d. #2W Illinois, 12-5
Sunday, April 24 -Eastern Carver County Athletic Center
#1W Minnesota d. #1E Michigan State, 14-13 (2ot)