The host No. 11 Virginia men's lacrosse team easily got by Mount St. Mary's, 18-11, on Tuesday despite three goals and two assists from the Moutaineers' Brett Schmidt.
Schmidt (St. Mary's Ryken), who opened the scoring, now has a goal in 32 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation. The Cavaliers (4-0) answered with three goals in 55 seconds to take a 3-1 lead into the second quarter. Ryan Tucker (Gilman) scored with 3:24 left in the opening quarter, and Mark Cockerton made it 2-1 with an extra-man goal. Cockerton struck again just seven seconds later to make it 3-1.
Eric Ososki scored for the Mount (2-2) to cut the deficit to 3-2 early in the second quarter, but Virginia's Mick Parks countered just 13 seconds later for a 4-2 lead. The Cavaliers were able to stretch the lead to 9-5 at the half, as Rob Emery scored four times in the second quarter.
Cockerton scored back-to-back goals to open the final quarter before Schmidt completed his hat trick to make the score 15-10. Virginia scored the next three goals before Schmidt's twin brother, Bryant (St. Mary's Ryken), closed out the scoring for the Mount.
Andrew Scalley (Archbishop Spalding) chipped in a goal and three assists for the Mount. Scalley leads the Mount with 23 points this season, including 21 over the past three games. Lehrer had two goals and an assist, while Ososki and Daniel Stranix chipped in two goals each for the Mount.
No. 2 Cornell 11, Binghamton 6: After the offense took center stage in the Big Red's season-opening win over Hobart, the defense took its turn to shine in the home opener.
Cornell (2-0) had three different stretches of at least 14 minutes without allowing Binghamton (0-2) to score and allowed just three goals in 56 minutes with the starting defense on the field. Senior goalkeeper AJFiore made 13 saves and allowed just three goals —all man-down — before being lifted late. The defense forced 11 turnovers, including four from Thomas Keith, and helped force the Bearcats into five failed clears, including three in the first period.
No. 13 Penn 6, St. Joseph's 5: Will Laco scored with 3:33 left in regulation, and that proved to be the decisive goal as the Quakers (2-0) sneaked by the visiting Hawks (2-2) in a rainy game.
Saint Joseph's tied the game at 5 with 12:09 to play, and then the two teams took turns trying to regain the lead. The Hawks looked like they might have scored, but the goal was waved off because of a crease violation.
Laco put Penn on top shortly after that with a shot from about 15 yards out that beat goalie Dustin Keen over his right shoulder.
Stony Brook 11, No. 15 St. John's 7: A six-goal run by the Seawolves (2-2) that spanned from the end of the first quarter to the beginning of the third proved too great a deficit for the host Red Storm (2-1) to overcome.
Kieran McArdle recorded his third game of the season with five or more points as he tallied one goal and two assists, but was outgunned by Stony Brook's top attackman, Jeff Tundo, who finished the day with an impressive five goals and four assists to lead the Seawolves' attack.
Hofstra 9, No. 20 Fairfield 2: Fairfield dropped its second consecutive game.
Hofstra (2-1) opened with Drew Coholan's unassisted score 3:28 into the contest. Just over a minute later the Stags (2-2) went a man up, and 27 seconds later Sam Snow fed Nick Guida for a goal to tie the score.
By the final minute of the third quarter Hofstra had built a 5-1 advantage. Fairfield ended its drought with a man-up goal by Jordan Greenfield, again assisted by Snow.
No. 17 Drexel 12, Villanova 10: The Dragons scored four straight goals to end the game on their way to a come-from-behind victory against their local rival. The visiting Wildcats (0-2) led until Frank Fusco tied it with 4:44 to play and Ben McIntosh gave Drexel (2-1) the lead for good with 3:56 remaining.
The Wildcats held a three-goal lead after Kevin O'Neil set up fellow Boys' Latin grad Jack Rice late in the third period to make the score 9-6. Drexel started its comeback just minutes later when Nick Trizano fed Aaron Prosser from behind the net with just :13 left in the third.
The Dragons trimmed the lead to one when Ryan Belka set up Ben McIntosh early in the fourth period. Nova answered when Max Hart scored his second goal of the contest with 11:18 to play to make it 10-8 in favor of Villanova. That would be Villanova's last goal of the game as Drexel goalkeeper Will Gabrielsen kept Villanova off the board the rest of the way.
Hood 21, Lancaster Bible 6: Senior Caitlin Lawrence scored a game-high seven goals and became the program's all-time leading scorer as the host Blazers scored 10 of the game's first 12 goals and held a commanding 16-6 lead at halftime.
Catholic 15, Frostburg State 7: After falling behind 6-4, the Cardinals (1-0) reeled off 10 goals over a 14-minute stretch in the second half to cement a comeback win against the visiting Bobcats (0-1). Lindsay Brophy led Catholic with five goals.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun