From Sun staff reports
11:37 PM EST, February 24, 2013
Senior attacker Ashley Bruns (Mount Hebron), senior attacker Kitty Cullen (McDonogh) and senior midfielder Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll) combined for 10 points to lead the No. 3 Florida women's lacrosse team to a 17-7 win over visiting Albany on Sunday.
Bruns scored four goals, Cullen three and Dashiell two for the Gators (6-0), who got five goals and a career-high and Florida single-game high eight draw controls.
Freshman attacker Lauren Lea (Archbishop Spalding) also scored for Florida. Bruns, who recorded her second straight game with four goals, added an assist. Cullen also had an assist.
No. 1 Northwestern 15, Vanderbilt 8: A 7-0 run early in the second half sparked the Wildcats past the host Commodores in their American Lacrosse Conference opener. Senior attacker Amanda Macaluso led Northwestern with career bests of five points and three goals.
Junior Alyssa Leonard also set a career high with four goals and four points, while senior Taylor Thornton dominated the midfield all afternoon with five draw controls, four ground balls and a career-high five caused turnovers.
Freshman attacker Mallory Schonk (McDonogh) finished with two goals and an assist for Vanderbilt.
No. 6 Syracuse 10, No. 7 Virginia 9: The visiting Cavaliers held a 5-2 lead at the half, but the Orange rallied to take a 10-9 lead with just under five minutes left to play and held on for the win.
The Cavaliers created an opportunity in the final minute after Syracuse turned the ball over deep in its offensive zone. Virginia got the ball downfield with Casey Bocklet firing a shot, but it was off target. Virginia had possession with 10 seconds left in the game, but Syracuse forced a turnover.
"This was a game where I thought we controlled 90 percent of it, but it turns out we needed to control 95 percent," said Virginia coach Julie Myers.
Virginia senior goalkeeper Kim Kolarik (South River) finished with 10 saves.
Stanford 18, No. 17 Harvard 13: Freshman Alexis Nicolia tallied five goals and added an assist for six points in her debut, but the visiting Crimson (0-1) lost to the visiting Cardinal (1-1).
Micaela Cyr and Kyleigh Keating each scored two goals and dished out two assists for the Crimson, while goalie Annie Meyjes recorded 14 saves and collected three ground balls.
Stanford (1-1) was led by Kyle Fraser and Meg Lentz, who recorded hat tricks.
No. 20 Navy 16, Monmouth 4: Senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo scored seven points (five goals, two assists), and the Mids (4-0) used a strong defensive effort to defeat the visiting Hawks (0-3). Navy held Monmouth to just one goal in the game's first 57 minutes.
DePompeo became the first Navy player to score at least seven points in four straight games. Senior attacker Kathy Young and junior attacker Aimee Gennaro chipped in with five points apiece for the Mids.
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