Jeff Froccaro and Tom Schreiber were held scoreless Saturday at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic in Baltimore.
Three days later, things changed.
The win ended a two-game losing streak for the Tigers (3-2).
Villanova, which rallied from a late three-goal deficit Saturday to beat Penn with a goal on a desperation, last-second shot from 25 yards, fell to 4-2.
Princeton was playing for the first time since its 9-8 loss to No. 12 North Carolina in the Classic, a game in which the Tigers outshot the Tar Heels 43-22.
Froccaro had two assists for a career-best seven points, and Schreiber had one assist.
No. 15 Fairfield 15, Lafayette 9: Eric Warden had three goals to lead 10 Stags in scoring. Fairfield (7-0) held the Leopards (2-4) to one goal in the first quarter.
No. 7 Notre Dame 15, Yale 9: The Fighting Irish (5-0) took a 10-2 lead into halftime and never looked back at the SpringFling Tournament at Hilltopper Stadium in Delray Beach, Fla.
Notre Dame becomes just the third Irish team to open the year with five straight wins, joining the 2004 and 2006 squads. Both teams qualified for the NCAAs, with the 2006 team advancing to the national semifinals. The Bulldogs fell to 2-2.
No. 16 Cornell 21, Canisius 7: Jessi Steinberg scored five goals and the host Big Red (5-0) eclipsed the 20-goal mark for the first time in nearly two decades.
Cornell had 11 different scorers, and all three of its goalies earned saves against the Golden Griffins (2-4).
No. 18 Massachusetts 19, American 11: Three Minutewomen had hat tricks in Massachusetts' seventh straight victory.
The host Minutewomen (7-0) are off to their best start since 1982, when they finished the season with a 10-0 record and won the NCAA championship.
Washington College 13, Catholic 6: Bennett Cord scored a career-high five goals and assisted on another to power the host Shoremen (3-2) past the Cardinals (6-2).
Washington College got the final seven goals of the game to pull away.
No. 6 Maryland 18, Richmond 9: Brooke Griffin scored four goals, Katie Schwartzmann (Century) added a hat trick and seven other players scored to pace the host Terps (6-2) to their highest goal output since Feb. 16. Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) became the third player in school history to record 200 career goals with two against the Spiders (3-4).
Towson jumped out to a 2-1 lead with 24:01 left in the first half, but the Orange (4-2) scored four straight to take a 5-2 lead.
Michelle Tumolo led Syracuse with a career-high five goals and three assists in the game. Alyssa Murray had three goals and two assists
McDaniel 14, Denison 11: The Green Terror (3-3) put together a 7-1 run that spanned both halves to rally from an 8-4 deficit and beat the Big Red (4-2) in Hilton Head, S.C.
McDaniel got hat tricks from Paige Messersmith (Dulaney), Chelsea Watkins (Hammond) and Bridget Bopst (South Carroll). Alex Thurner led Denison with three goals and an assist.
Cabrini 15, Notre Dame (Md.) 9: The visiting Gators (0-3, 0-1 Colonial States Athletic Conference) hung with the Cavaliers (1-0, 1-0) for 24 minutes before Cabrini went on a 6-0 run.
Cabrini used a 5-0 run in the second half to put the game out of reach. Allison Terry (Catholic) had four goals for the Gators.
Neumann 20, Hood 14: Caitlin Lawrence (Catholic) had five goals and won six draws, but the visiting Blazers (2-6) fell to the Knights (4-1).
Messiah 16, St. Mary's 3: The Falcons (5-0) stayed perfect by winning 15 of 21 draw controls and using long possessions to beat the Seahawks (3-4) in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Rachel Dirksen had four goals in the first half, and Messiah led 11-1 at the break. Lauriann Parker scored twice for St. Mary's.