A late surge by No. 3 Notre Dame fell short and No. 20 Hofstra won, 8-7, Saturday in men's lacrosse at Arlotta Stadium.
The game was tied at 4 at halftime and host Notre Dame (3-1) opened the second half with a goal by Tyler Kimball (Gilman) midway through the third quarter.
Hofstra (4-1) responded with four unanswered goals to take an 8-5 lead. Adrian Sorichetti began the run with 3:39 left in the third quarter, and Mike Malave scored just over a minute later to give the Pride a 6-5 lead at the end of the period.
"Our execution was not very good at either end of the field in the third quarter," Notre Dame coach Kevin Corrigan said. "I can't think of two really good possessions that we had in the third quarter. If you're going to give away possessions, you're going to put yourself in a position like we were in late in the game."
Notre Dame outshot Hofstra 37-33. Irish senior John Kemp made 11 saves in goal, while his counterpart Chris Selva also had 11 stops. The Pride won the faceoff battle 12-6. Hofstra was 0-for-2 in man-up chances, while Notre Dame was 0-for-1.
No. 2 Cornell 12, No. 13 Virginia 11: Rob Pannell found Steve Mock on the crease with 13 seconds left to lift the Big Red (5-0) over the host Cavaliers (5-2) at Klockner Stadium.
Cornell trailed by two going into the fourth quarter but scored five goals to come from behind. The Big Red won six of seven faceoffs in the fourth quarter to help the 5-2 run.
No. 9 North Carolina 16, No. 5 Princeton 15: Chad Tutton scored on an overhand bounce shot with three seconds left to lift the host Tar Heels (3-2) over the Tigers (3-1).
North Carolina scored twice in the last 37 seconds to win and will host in-state rival Duke on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The teams combined for 31 goals on 99 shots, with the Tigers outshooting the Tar Heels 56-43.
No. 8 Denver 10, No. 6 Ohio State 9: The visiting Pioneers (5-1, 1-0 Eastern Colleges Athletic Conference) had a 10-7 lead with 41/2 minutes to go and withstood a two-goal rally by the Buckeyes (4-1, 0-1) to win.
Eric Law had three goals and an assist for Denver. Jeremy Noble (two goals) gave the Pioneers a 6-5 lead with 30 seconds left in the first half and they never trailed again.
No. 7 Colgate 14, Holy Cross 6: The host Raiders (4-2, 1-0 Patriot League) stopped a two-game losing streak with the most decisive win of the season over the Crusaders (3-3, 0-1).
Matt Baker, Ryan Walsh and Peter Baum had hat tricks as Colgate improved to 12-0 all-time against Holy Cross at home.
Lehigh 12, No. 11 Penn State 10: In a span of about seven minutes in the fourth quarter, the Nittany Lions (2-3) gave up five straight goals, including a pair 1:45 apart on extra-man opportunities, in the final game of the inaugural Whitman's Sampler Independence Classic before an announced 5,212 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Penn State rallied for five goals in the third quarter to tie the game at 6 after the host Mountain Hawks (4-3) didn’t allow a goal for a stretch of 24:24. Freshman attackman TJ Sanders led Penn State with five goals, including a pair seven seconds apart that broke a 6-6 tie in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. Lehigh was led by senior attackman Dante Fantoni, who had three goals and two assists.
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No. 12 Syracuse 13, St. John's 11: Senior defenseman Brian Megill scored his first goal of the season on a give-and-go with senior midfielder Luke Cometti in the final minute of the third quarter to break a tie at 9 and the Orange (3-1) did not trail again in the opening game of the Independence Classic. Junior attackman Derek Maltz finished with a team-high three goals for Syracuse. Junior attackman Kevin Cernuto led the Red Storm (3-2) with four goals. The Orange held a 47-32 advantage in shots.
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No. 14 Pennsylvania 13, Villanova 9: The Quakers (4-1) scored six of the final seven goals to rally in the Independence Classic. Senior attackman Jack Rice (Boys' Latin) had a hat trick for Villanova, which was led in scoring by Georgetown Prep grad Max Hart's four unassisted goals but was scoreless for the final 17 minutes. Freshman attackman Nick Doktor, junior midfielder Zack Losco and sophomore attackman Isaac Bock had three goals apiece for Penn, which also got a goal and a game-high three assists from senior attackman Tim Schwalje. The Wildcats will host No. 1 Maryland (4-0) next Saturday night at 7. “We didn’t fly around [in the second half] as much as we were in the first and second quarters,” Rice said. “We sort of slowed the ball down and weren’t pushing the defense and were letting them set up. We also didn’t have as many possessions in the second half, and that sort of killed our momentum.”
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No. 15 Brown 17, St. Joseph's 9: Johnny DePeters and Sam Hurster scored three goals each to lead the host Bears (3-1) past the Hawks (3-4).
Bucknell 7, No. 16 Massachusetts 4: Goalie Kyle Feeney stopped 14 shots to backstop another suffocating defensive performance, and freshman Thomas Flibotte scored three second-half goals as the host Bison (4-1) upset the Minutemen (3-3).
Bucknell scored all seven of its goals in the second half.
No. 17 Yale 12, Fairfield 8: Kirby Zdrill had a career-high four goals and the host Bulldogs (3-1) never trailed the Stags (3-3) in their third straight win.
No. 18 Drexel 11, Bryant 5: Robert Church had three goals as the host Dragons (4-1) won their fourth straight.
Cal Winkleman had 15 saves against the Bulldogs (0-5).
No. 19 Albany 12, Canisius 11: Ty Thompson had a hat trick to lead the visiting Great Danes (3-2) past the Golden Griffins (0-4).Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun