St. Augustine Prep graduate Nikko Pontrello scored a goal in the first quarter for Loyola (Md.) but the Greyhounds lost 12-11 to Duke in double overtime Sunday in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament in Durham, N.C.
Case Matheis scored with 1 minute, 40 seconds left in the second overtime for the Blue Devils.
Matheis finished with three goals while Josh Dionne had two goals and an assist and Jordan Wolf scored two goals for the seventh-seeded Blue Devils (13-5).
They will face second-seeded Notre Dame on May 19 in the quarterfinals.
Pontrello, a sophomore, was a first-team Press All-Star in 2011. He finished the season third on the team in points with 35 (16 goals and 19 assists).
Cornell 16, Maryland 8: In College, Park, Md., Rob Pannell had four goals and three assists, Steve Mock also scored four goals, and Cornell surprised No. 6 seed Maryland.
Cornell (13-3) never trailed. The Big Red led 6-4 at halftime, 10-6 after three quarters and pulled away in the fourth quarter. The Big Red will next play Ohio State.
Ohio State 16, Towson 6: In Columbus, Ohio, Jesse King scored four goals, Carter Brown and Logan Schuss each tallied three times, and Ohio State beat Towson.
The third-seeded Buckeyes (13-3) scored four goals in each quarter to overwhelm Towson (10-8), which got three goals from Andrew Hodgson.
Syracuse 12, Bryant 7: In Syracuse, N.Y., Dylan Donahue scored three goals as top-seeded Syracuse overcame a big early deficit and beat Bryant.
Undaunted in its first tournament appearance and facing a perennial power seeking its 12th national title, Bryant (8-11) stunned the Orange (14-3) early.
Colin Dunster scored twice in the first 39 seconds and Peter McMahon and Shane Morrell followed with goals for a 4-0 lead midway through the first quarter.
Syracuse regrouped and Matt Walters capped a three-goal surge with four seconds left in the period. Goals by JoJo Marasco and Donahue in the second knotted the score at 5-all at halftime.
Luke Cometti and Kevin Rice scored early in the third to give Syracuse the lead, and the Orange pulled away with goals by Cometti, Rice and Donahue in the final quarter.
Kevin Massa won 22 of 23 faceoffs to help keep Bryant in the game.