May 25, 1997 in Sports

Princeton In Finals

Compiled From Wire Services

Defending champion Princeton advanced to the NCAA lacrosse title game, scoring three times in a 98-second span of the fourth quarter for a 10-9 comeback victory over Duke.

Princeton (14-0), striving to become the first unbeaten champion since North Carolina in 1991, will face unseeded Maryland (11-4) in Monday’s national championship.

Maryland shocked third-seeded Syracuse 18-17 in the other semifinal at Byrd Stadium. Matt Hahn scored the go-ahead goal with 2:21 left and the Terrapins held on.

Brian Zeller scored three goals for the Terrapins, who are seeking their first national championship since 1975.

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