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No. 10 Syracuse Upends No. 7 Notre Dame for First ACC Win
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 10 Syracuse (5-3, 1-3 ACC) picked up its first Atlantic Coast Conference win with an 11-10 victory against No. 7 Notre Dame (4-3, 2-1 ACC) Saturday, March 29 at the Carrier Dome. Junior attackman Kevin Rice (Skaneateles, N.Y.) scored the winning goal with 2:05 left to hand the Irish their first conference loss of the season.
No. 3 Duke Use Face-off Wins, 8-1 Run to Defeat Harvard
DURHAM, N.C. – Brendan Fowler won 21 faceoffs and Christian Walsh scored five goals to lead No. 3 Duke to the 500th victory in program history with a 17-11 decision over visiting Harvard in action on Saturday at a rain-soaked Koskinen Stadium.
“Christian spends a lot of time working extra,” said head coach John Danowski. “He comes to practice really early and stays late – the classic coaching cliché. Matt Danowski has spent a lot of time working with him before and after practice so we're not surprised to see him have the success he had today.”
Winners of five straight games, the Blue Devils improve to 9-2 on the year while Harvard falls to 5-4. Duke stretches its home win streak to 10 games dating back to March 2, 2013.
No. 5 Tar Heels Mount Second Half Rally to Down No. 9 JHU
BALTIMORE, MD – Fifth-ranked North Carolina used a 6-0 run that bridged the second and fourth quarters to turn a 7-4 deficit into a 10-7 lead and the Tar Heels never let ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins closer than two goals in the final quarter of a 13-9 victory at rain-swept Homewood Field Saturday afternoon. North Carolina picked up its third straight victory and improves to 8-2 on the year, while the Blue Jays drop their third consecutive game and slip to 5-3.
Johns Hopkins led 7-4 after the second of Brandon Benn's two goals with 5:27 remaining in the second quarter and the Blue Jays still led 7-5 at the half after Chad Tutten's unassisted goal with 90 seconds remaining in the first half for North Carolina.
No. 2 Cornell Dominates Dartmouth in Ivy League Action
HANOVER, N.H. -- The No. 2 Big Red scored the first four goals of the contest and then opened up a 10-2 lead at the half before rolling to the 19-4 victory over Dartmouth this afternoon on Scully-Fahey Field in Hanover, N.H. With the win, its fourth straight over the Big Green, Cornell improved to 9-0 on the year and 3-0 in Ivy League play, while Dartmouth falls to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Connor Buczek registered career-highs in points (eight) and goals (six) in just under three quarters of action, while John Hogan matched a career-best with four assists. Dan Lintner chipped in three goals, while John Edmonds finished with one goal and one assist. Altogether, 16 Cornell players registered at least one point, as Coach Kerwick went to his bench with four minutes remaining in the third quarter and wholesale substitutions saw two goals and an assist from Jack Molloy, one goal and one assist apiece from Sean Doyle and Emmy Poccia, and a tally from Andrew Keith.
In goal, Christian Knight made seven saves and allowed four goals in just 45 minutes of action, while three goalies split the final 15 minutes with Brennan Donville and Dan Nemirov registering one save apiece, while Will Joyce did not face a shot.
NAVY Lacrosse Takes Road Win Over Boston U.
BOSTON, Mass. -- Navy senior midfielder Austin Heneveld (East Hampton, N.Y.) notched his first career hat trick, while sophomore attackman T.J. Hanzsche (Berwyn, Pa.) also turned in a three-goal performance to lead the Midshipmen (4-5, 3-3 Patriot League) to a 13-7 win over Boston University (1-8, 1-4 PL) on Saturday afternoon in what marked the inaugural meeting between the two programs.
NOTE: Austin's family works for SSN
Austin Heneveld recorded the first hat trick of his career
No. 2 Maryland Scores Late to Edge No. 5 Boston College
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – No. 2 Maryland picked up a pair of clutch performances from its freshman class Saturday as it edged No. 4 Boston College 10-9 Saturday at a rain-soaked Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Rookie goalie Emily Kift made three game-changing saves late in the second half and freshman Deb Milani turned the tides in the draw to keep the Terps (13-0, 4-0 ACC) undefeated in 2014. Sophomore Taylor Cummings posted three goals and added an assist to lead Maryland offensively. Beth Glaros, Erin Collins and Halle Majorana chipped in with two goals each.
Maryland kicked off the top-five showdown with a tone-setting 4-0 run, highlighted by scores from Glaros, Collins and a pair from Majorana. The Terps kept Boston College off the scoreboard for the first 13 minutes of the game until Sarah Mannelly gave the Eagles their first tally at 17:37.
No. 6 Notre Dame Upset by No. 13 Stanford in One-Goal Game
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Cortney Fortunato had three goals and an assist while Kiera McMullan also picked up three points, but it would not be enough on Saturday afternoon as No. 6 Notre Dame (8-4) was clipped, 11-10, by Stanford (8-1) at Arlotta Stadium.
In addition to Fortunato and McMullan, Caitlin Gargan scored twice to help the Notre Dame offense. Senior Margaret Smith had another robust stat line with four draw controls, three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers. Freshman Alex Dalton had a big day on defense as well for Notre Dame, collecting five ground balls, controlling two draws and causing three turnovers. Still, while the Irish held an 8-5 advantage at intermission, Stanford held Notre Dame to just two second half goals to secure the victory in what has become an intense rivalry-style game.
Indicative of an exciting contest that featured five ties and four lead changes, team stats were close. Notre Dame held a 24-21 edge in shots, Stanford led ground balls 17-15, Notre Dame led draw controls 12-10 and the teams matched each other at 16 turnovers apiece.
No. 15 Loyola Wins Sixth Straight with Rout of Holy Cross
BALTIMORE - No. 15 Loyola used a full team effort to earn its sixth straight win this season, a 19-5 victory over Holy Cross Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.
With the win, the Greyhounds improve to 8-4 this season and 4-0 in the Patriot League, while Holy Cross falls to 5-7 overall and to 3-2 in the league.
Junior Molly Hulseman contributed a career-high four goals and added two assists for a personal-best six points, to share game-high honors with senior Marlee Paton (4g, 2a). Junior Kara Burke and sophomore Maddy Blakeman each recorded hat tricks, with Blakeman's being the first of her career, while junior Sydney Thomas had two scores and two assists, classmate Annie Thomas had one goal and a game-high six assists, and senior Ali Habicht and junior Taryn VanThof both had one goal.
Sophomore Maddy Lesher anchored the defense with three ground balls and two turnovers, while holding Holy Cross' top-point scorer, Laura Ryan, without a point.
In goal, freshman Taylor Caldwell started the second half and played all 30 minutes, allowing just one goal while stopping a career-high six shots.