Behind two goals and two assists from John Conneely and a strong defensive effort, the host Penn men's lacrosse team got its first win of the season by handing No. 12 North Carolina its second straight loss, 10-6, on Tuesday.
The Tar Heels (4-2) lost to Lehigh, 9-8, on Saturday.
The Quakers (1-2) will play their fourth straight game against a nationally ranked opponent Saturday when No. 14 Villanova visits Franklin Field at 3p.m.
No. 1 Virginia 16, Vermont 10: Steele Stanwick (Loyola) had seven assists and Chris Bocklet and Rob Emery scored four goals each to power the host Cavaliers (6-0) past the Catamounts (0-4).
Virginia's defense limited Vermont to one goal in both the second and third quarters and built a 13-4 lead heading into the fourth. The Cavaliers withstood a six-goal rally by Vermont in the final quarter.
No. 3 Cornell 19, Canisius 4: After losing the services of attackman Rob Pannell, one of the best players in the country, the Big Red (3-0) might have looked a little shaky. But host Cornell didn't miss a beat, scoring the first five goals of the game and beating the Golden Griffins (0-1) at Schoellkopf Field.
The Big Red used a balanced attack with seven players scoring two goals each, led by Connor English with two goals and three assists.
Pannell suffered a broken left foot while jumping to make a pass in the third quarter ofSaturday's 18-7 win over Army. He had surgery Monday and is out indefinitely.
Cornell outshot Canisius 50-16, averaging nearly one shot per minute. Ahead 11-1 at halftime, Cornell emptied its bench in the second half.
No. 4 Massachusetts 17, Albany 7: Art Kell and Kyle Smith scored three goals each to power the host Minutemen (5-0) past the Great Danes (0-4).
Nine Minutemen scored for UMass, which outshot the Great Danes 52-26 for the game. UMass will return to Garber Field on Saturday against Hartford at 1p.m.
No. 15 Lehigh 6, Virginia Military Institute 2: Matt Poillon made 10 saves and the visiting Mountain Hawks (5-1) used tough defense to limit the Keydets (0-5) to one goal each in the first and fourth quarters. Roman Lao-Gosney scored back-to-back goals in the third quarter to lead the Lehigh offense. The Mountain Hawks have won four straight, their longest winning streak since 2006.
No. 2 North Carolina 16, Lehigh 8: Laura Zimmerman had five goals and three assists, and Becky Lynch added three goals and three assists to power the host Tar Heels (7-0) past the Mountain Hawks (2-3).
Carolina forced 19 turnovers and controlled 21 ground balls in the win, despite losing draw controls to Lehigh, 19-7. The Heels led 5-3 at the half and opened the second half with a 4-0 run.
Washington College 13, Elizabethtown 5: Bennett Cord had a hat trick and the host Shoremen (1-2) scored 10 goals in the third quarter as the program got its 600th all-time win with the victory over the Blue Jays (2-1).
Washington College led 3-1 at halftime before scoring five goals over 2:58 in the third quarter.
Stevenson 14, McDaniel 12: Emily Gartrell (North Harford) had a game-high five goals and the visiting Mustangs (2-1) scored the final three goals of the first half to take a 6-4 lead.
The teams traded eight goals in the second half.
Danielle Entrot (Centennial) recorded her fourth hat trick of the season for the Green Terror (1-3) while Bridget Bopst (South Carroll) recorded a career-best four points on two goals and two assists.
After a back-and-forth opening 10 minutes, Paige Messersmith (Dulaney) gave McDaniel its lone lead of the game at 4-3 with 19:56 to play.
Laura Grammer (Perry Hall) responded 2:40 later with an unassisted goal to tie the game and spark a 4-0 Stevenson run.
Frostburg State 20, Hood 5: Megan White had a game-high five goals to lead four Bobcats with at least five points each as Frostburg improved to 2-1 on the season. Malory Brunett and Kaitlyn Kesecker each scored four goals and handed out two assists and Ali Kapustin finished with two goals and four assists for the host Bobcats (2-1), who led 11-1 at the break. Caitlin Lawrence (Catholic) had three goals for Hood.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun