Lacrosse roundup (March 30): Loyola women's comeback comes up short against No. 11 Princeton

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A late-game surge wasn't enough for the Greyhounds women in a lacrosse loss to No. 11 Princeton.

Cami Whiteford (Severn) brought host Loyola Maryland (6-5) to within a goal with 15:11 left to play, but No. 11 Princeton (6-2) prevailed, 8-7, in women's lacrosse Wednesday.

The Greyhounds' Molly Wolf (Bryn Mawr) recorded her 21st career double-digit save game and sixth of the season, turning back 12 shots.

Redshirt freshman Sabrina Tabasso and freshman Hannah Powers led Loyola with two goals and one assist each, while senior Maddy Blakeman and juniors Emily Clark (North Harford) and Whiteford added one goal apiece.

For the Tigers, Abby Finkelston had a game-high three goals.

Navy 11, Lehigh 5: It would not be overstating things to call Wednesday night's game against the Mountain Hawks a must-win for the Mids.

Navy was seeking to avoid suffering a four-game losing streak and falling to 0-3 in the Patriot League for the first time in program history.

Sophomore attacker Julia Collins (River Hill) led the way with four goals as the Mids broke out of an offensive slump to secure a crucial conference victory over second place Lehigh, 11-5. Freshman midfielder Meg O'Donnell totaled two goals and an assist for Navy, which outscored the visitors 5-1 in the second half.

Senior attacker Katie Gallagher (C.Milton Wright) and sophomore midfielder Jenna Collins (River Hill) contributed two goals apiece for the Mids (6-4, 1-2), who have won seven straight against the Mountain Hawks (7-2, 2-1). With another loss, Navy was in danger of missing the Patriot League tournament for the first time.

"This was, without a doubt, the biggest game of the season so far," Julia Collins said. "We had to win this or there could have been a chance our season was kind of over based on not going to Patriot's. So it was very important."

Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

George Mason 15, Mount St.Mary's 4: Molly Morris scored twice, but the Mount (2-7) fell to the host Colonials (5-2).

George Washington extended a two-goal lead with a 10-0 run for a 14-2 score with 15:11 left in the game.

Salisbury 15, Marymount 3: Ariana Maxwell (Chesapeake-AA) had four goals on four shots to power the host Sea Gulls (10-1, 4-0 Capital Athletic Conference) past the Saints (7-4, 1-2).

Salisbury finished strong, scoring seven goals over the final 11 minutes. The Sea Gulls outscored Marymount 11-1 in the second half. Salisbury has won six straight since March 12.

St. Mary's 5, York 4: The host Seahawks (11-1, 2-1 CAC) trailed 4-1 with 16:49 left to play and scored the next four goals in a come-from-behind victory over the Spartans (7-4, 2-2).

Shelby Newman (Manchester Valley) tied it up with 8:49 to go and Erika Kopf (Annapolis) scored the tiebreaker with 5:31 left in the game. Kopf finished with two goals

State men

Salisbury 28, Wesley 4: When the visiting Wolverines (4-8, 0-4 CAC) cut the lead to 3-1 with 5:19 left in the first quarter, the Sea Gulls (12-0, 4-0) went on a 13-0 run that spanned three quarters.

Thomas Cirillo finished with six goals and Garrett Reynolds had five goals for Salisbury.

Nation men

No. 10 Albany 10, Harvard 9: Blaze Riorden made 18 saves and the host Great Danes (6-2) beat the Crimson (5-5).

Nation women

No. 3 North Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 6: Molly Hendrick scored a game-high six goals to power the host Tar Heels (9-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) past the Hokies (5-9, 0-4).

Aly Messinger started a 4-0 run for North Carolina 2:46 into the game.

No. 5 Louisville 14, Brown 6: Kelli Gerding (North Harford) scored four goals and the host Cardinals (2-1) won their fifth straight, beating the Bears (4-5).

No. 9 Penn State 14, Drexel 5: The host Nittany Lions (8-2) got hat tricks from Madison Cyr (Winters Mill), Steph Lazo (St. Mary's), Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) and Katie O'Donnell, and beat the Dragons (7-3).

Penn State led 9-1 at the break.

Off the field

Honors: Duke senior midfielder Deemer Class (Loyola Blakefield) was named United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division I National Offensive Player of the Week. Loyola Maryland freshman goalkeeper Jacob Stover (McDonogh) was named USILA National Defensive Player of the Week. Stevenson sophomore defenseman Dom DeFazio was named South Division III Defensive Player of the Week.

•Maryland defenseman Matt Dunn (Loyola Blakefield), Towson goalie Tyler White and Ohio State attackman Carter Brown (Calvert Hall) are among the 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. Students are judged on notable achievements in character, competition, the community and the classroom. CLASS is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.

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