PHILADELPHIA --- Why hasn't there been much on the blog the last few days? Mainly because there's been plenty of work to get done for other outlets.
* Top-seeded Syracuse won yet another one-goal game in the NCAA semifinals. More at Lacrosse Magazine.
* Fourth-seeded Denver was denied its first trip to Memorial Day despite leading Syracuse for nearly the entire game. More at the Denver Post.
* Kyle Turri made a career-high 16 saves as seventh-seeded Duke fended off Cornell 16-14 in the NCAA semifinals. More at the Raleigh News & Observer.
* In the women's tournament, North Carolina attacker Abbey Friend's second-half surge (32 goals in her last nine games) has the third-seeded Tar Heels in the national championship game for the second time. More at the Raleigh News & Observer.
* North Carolina ripped Northwestern 11-4 in the NCAA semifinals at Villanova. More at the Raleigh News & Observer.
* Duke's seniors hope to wrap up their lacrosse careers with bookend titles. More at the Raleigh News & Observer.
* The lacrosse final four from A to Z, over at Lacrosse Magazine.
--- Patrick Stevens