-- Salisbury senior midfielder Scott Simmons spent part of Saturday in the hospital. He spent Sunday, however, on the lacrosse field, and finished with three goals and two assists as Salisbury won the NCAA Division III lacrosse title with a 13-9 victory over Nazareth before 19,202 at M&T Bank Stadium.
Simmons, a graduate of Springbrook, went to the hospital briefly after an asthma attack Saturday afternoon and was released later that day. Simmons started well Sunday, with a goal and an assist in the first 2 minutes 26 seconds. The Seagulls (20-0) did not trail and won their second straight title.
"Right off the bat, I got a pretty lucky break; I got a shot off a rebound," Simmons said. "I was drawing the pole, and at halftime coach told me to run him north-south, not east-west."
Senior Andy Arnold had a game-high four goals and Justin Smith (Pallotti) added two for Salisbury. Senior T.J. Rogers had two goals and sophomore Alex Civalier had 20 saves for Nazareth (16-3).
In the Division II title game, LeMoyne won its first national title in any sport with an 11-10, double-overtime victory over Limestone. Junior Brandon Spillett had seven goals, including the winner with 3:16 left in the second overtime, for the Dolphins (16-0).
Senior Jason Randolph (Broadneck) had three goals and an assist for the Saints (15-2).
"What's most disappointing is that this was my last game with this team," Randolph said.