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Bulldogs-Quakers redux

Hamburg and Orchard Park have played some intense lacrosse games over the years.

Two Western New Yorkers who were part of that rivalry in the middle of this decade will meet again Sunday when Maryland visits No. 7 Notre Dame at noon in the first round of the NCAA men's tournament. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

Anthony Costanzo is a senior defenseman who played in all 15 games this season for the Terps. The Hamburg graduate plays mostly in man-down situations and totaled three ground balls and four turnovers.

Matt Ciambella is a junior attackman for the Fighting Irish. The Orchard Park grad also played in every game this season, scoring four goals and adding two assists.

Second-ranked Syracuse plays Siena on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Sophomore defenseman Adam Vogl, a Timon/St. Jude graduate, appeared in four games this year for the Orange.

There will be four games played Saturday and four Sunday in the tournament's first round.

Also making television appearances in the coming days are a couple of local volleyball players.

Max Lipsitz, a junior outside hitter from Williamsville North, will play for Penn State in its tournament semifinal against USC at 9 p.m. Thursday on ESPN2. Lipsitz finished third on his team in kills.

John Klanac, an outside hitter from Orchard Park, will play with his Ohio State team in the second semifinal against UC-Irvine at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN and ESPNU. Klanac, a 6-foot-5 redshirt sophomore, finished third on the team in both kills and points per games. Also on the Buckeye roster is Dale Freier, a redshirt freshman outside hitter from Lancaster.

-- Fletcher Doyle


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