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Harvard Hosts Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at Gillette Stadium

14,122 fans attended Sunday's NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at Gillette Stadium (Kevin Burns).

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals took place this weekend at Gillette Stadium with Harvard along with the Kraft family and staff serving as host. The event drew 14,122 fans to Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon, the second largest crowd ever for NCAA quarterfinal action.

Harvard hosted more than 80 credentialed members of the media with both games airing live nationally on ESPNU. 

In the first game, Maryland's Grant Catalino scored the game-winning goal with 32 seconds left in the first overtime, as the Terrapins knocked off No. 1 Syracuse, 6-5. In game two, No. 5 Duke held off No. 4 Notre Dame, 7-5.

Maryland and Duke advance to play each other at next week's NCAA semifinals, which will be held in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium. In the other semifinal game, No. 6 Denver will take on No. 7 Virginia.

The 2012 championships will return to Gillette Stadium, as once again Harvard will serve as the tournament host.