From Sun staff reports
2:58 AM EDT, April 29, 2012
Host No. 3 Notre Dame stayed perfect in Big East play when the Fighting Irish held No. 17 Syracuse scoreless in the first half and won, 8-6, Saturday.
Ryan Foley paced Notre Dame (11-1, 6-0) with two goals and an assist. JoJo Marasco and Tim Desko each scored twice for the Orange (7-7, 3-3).
No. 14 Princeton 14, No. 7 Cornell 9: Alex Capretta scored a career-high five goals and the host Tigers (10-3, 6-0) beat the Big Red (9-3, 4-2) to claim the Ivy League title and earn the right to host the league tournament Friday.
No. 9 Penn State 9, Hofstra 8, 2OT: Shane Sturgis scored his second and the game-winning goal with 1:07 left in the second overtime to lift the host Nittany Lions (9-5, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) over the Pride (6-8, 2-4).
No. 1 Northwestern 13, No. 11 Virginia 6: The host Wildcats (16-1) fell behind 4-1 before going on a 5-0 run that spanned both halves. Shannon Smith had four goals for Northwestern. The Cavaliers fell to 11-7.
No. 6 Notre Dame 22, Cincinnati 2: After the Bearcats (3-12, 0-8 Big East) scored their final goal with 20:25 left in the first half, the Fighting Irish (13-3, 6-2) rattled off 16 straight.
No. 7 Duke 12, No. 15 Penn 5: The host Blue Devils (11-6) extended their two-goal halftime lead by going on a 5-0 run in the second half. Duke defense limited the Quakers (8-6, 6-1) to three shots in the second half. Emma Hamm finished with two goals and an assist for Duke.
No. 19 Princeton 13, No. 8 Penn State 12, OT: Charlotte Davis scored the game-winner unassisted with 17 seconds left in overtime as the visiting Tigers (8-7) held off the Nittany Lions (11-5).
No. 16 Georgetown 9, Rutgers 7: Caroline Tarzian scored four goals and the host Hoyas (9-7, 5-3 Big East) completed their comeback to earn a bid, the fourth seed, in the conference tournament.
The Scarlet Knights fell to 9-7, 4-4.
No. 16 Denver 15 No. 4 Duke 9: The host Pioneers (8-5) used a five-goal performance from Mark Matthews and 16 saves by Ryan LaPlante to halt the Blue Devils' winning streak at 10 games at the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic.
No. 6 Virginia 10, Penn 8: Steele Stanwick (Loyola) scored a career-high six goals at the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic in Denver.
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