The Buckeyes (3-4) took an early 3-0 lead and extended the advantage to 6-1 by the end of the first quarter, with two goals in the final 13 seconds of the period.
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"I give our kids credit for working back, and knowing we needed to be patient and knowing we were not going to get it all back on one shot," Virginia coach Dom Starsia said. "I thought after the first quarter we played hard and played pretty smart — it wasn't a flawless performance, but was a pretty good 'W' on the road."
No. 3 Cornell 8, Yale 7: The visiting Bulldogs (2-3, 0-1 Ivy), who held the high-powered Big Red (4-1, 1-0) to a season low in goals, had the edge in every category except the final score in a game that was tied six times.
The Cornell offense, which averaged 18 goals in its first three games, was limited to three scores in the second half. Roy Lang scored the winning goal with just over five minutes to play.
No. 4 Massachusetts 9, No. 13 Penn State 8, OT: Mike Fetterly scored 68 seconds into overtime to give the visiting Minutemen (7-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) the win over the Nittany Lions (3-3, 0-1). Massachusetts trailed Penn State 7-5 going into the fourth quarter but rallied with three straight goals to force overtime.
No. 10 Lehigh 7, Army 6: For the second game in a row, the Black Knights (3-5, 0-1 Patriot League) fell by one goal, this time against the host Mountain Hawks (7-1, 1-0).
The teams entered halftime tied at 2. Army dug out of a 6-3 hole in the fourth quarter, and Garrett Thul's second goal of the day with 1:05 remaining kept the Black Knights alive.
No. 1 Northwestern 19, No. 18 Massachusetts 7: The Wildcats (7-0) had a 10-goal lead at halftime and handed the visiting Minutewomen (7-1) their first loss of the year. Shannon Smith scored five times in the first half and finished with six goals and seven points.
No. 13 Georgetown 9, No. 2 North Carolina 8: The Hoyas (3-3) scored the last four goals and overcame a three-goal deficit with less than 15 minutes to play to defeat the visiting Tar Heels (8-1).
No. 10 Dartmouth 9, No. 3 Duke 8, 2OT: After trailing by three to start the second half, the Blue Devils (8-3) came back and tied the game, but Sarah Plumb scored the winning goal for the host Big Green (5-0).
No. 5 Florida 21, William & Mary 8: The Gators (8-2) captured their fourth straight victory to defeat the Tribe (2-6).
Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll) led the team and tied her career high with five goals, and Kitty Cullen (McDonogh) and Gabi Wiegand both had four goals and two assists.
No. 7 Notre Dame 17, No. 16 Cornell 13: The Irish scored five of the first seven goals and Megan Sullivan had a hat trick in the first 20 minutes as Notre Dame (6-0) handed Cornell (5-1) its first loss at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex.
No. 9 Penn 12, Yale 6: Shannon Mangini had a career-high four goals and five points to push the Quakers (4-1, 2-0 Ivy) past the Bulldogs (2-3, 0-2).