Three fourth-quarter goals from junior midfielder Jim Marlatt (River Hill) helped the fifth-ranked Notre Dame men's lacrosse team hold on for a 7-6 win at Rutgers on Sunday afternoon.
Notre Dame (6-1, 1-0 Big East) fell behind 2-0 by the 11:07 mark of the second quarter but responded with four straight tallies to claim a 4-2 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Fighting Irish defense held the Scarlet Knights (2-7, 0-2) scoreless for a 27:32 stretch.
Notre Dame outshot Rutgers 38-25. Senior goalie John Kemp made six saves for the Irish, while Kris Alleyne had 14 stops for the Scarlet Knights.
No. 14 Brown 21, High Point 8: The Bears rolled to their fifth straight win behind freshman Henry Blynn's career-high five goals. Blynn's goals came on eight shots, helping Brown (5-1) outshoot the host Panthers (2-7) by a 50-28 margin.
No. 7 Notre Dame 14, Villanova 2: The Fighting Irish improved to 8-0 for the second consecutive year with their win over the visiting Wildcats (5-4, 0-1 Big East) in the teams' conference opener. The Irish, who moved to 2-0 in conference play, smothered the Villanova offense, allowing only two goals on 18 shots.
No. 8 Georgetown 14, No. 20 Louisville 11: The Hoyas (7-2, 2-0) earned their second consecutive Big East victory by defeating the visiting Cardinals (7-3, 0-2). With the game tied at 9 after the first half, the Hoyas used a 5-2 scoring advantage in the second half to secure the victory.
Sophomore Caroline Tarzian had her third five-goal game of the season along with one assist to lead Georgetown. Louisville's Kaylin Morissette also scored five goals on the day.
No. 19 Rutgers 9, Marquette 4: The Scarlet Knights (8-2, 1-1) earned their first Big East win of the season at Marquette (2-8, 0-2). Rutgers was led by redshirt senior midfielder Annie McGinley's two goals.
No. 18 Loyola 19, Cincinnati 0: The Greyhounds (4-5, 2-0 Big East) earned a shutout victory over the visiting Bearcats (4-4, 0-2), their ninth shutout in program history and first since 1998. Junior Marlee Paton and sophomore Annie Thomas (John Carroll) led Loyola in scoring, contributing five points each.
Mount St. Mary's 14, LIU Brooklyn 9: Notre Dame Prep grad Erin Seipp's first hat trick of the season powered the Mount (3-7, 2-0 Northeast Conference) over the visiting Blackbirds (0-9, 0-2). Seipp also assisted on two other Mount goals for her third career five-point game.
Salisbury 13, Franklin & Marshall 7: The Sea Gulls (7-0) were led by a game-high five goals from Lauren Feusahrens (St. Mary's Ryken) in a victory over the host Diplomats (5-2).
Grant grabs scoring lead
John Grant Jr. took over the National Lacrosse League scoring lead with three goals, but the visiting Colorado Mammoth blew a five-goal lead and lost to the Calgary Roughnecks, 12-11, in overtime Saturday night before an announced 9,493 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Grant, a forward who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, added three assists, the last of which came when Sean Pollock took a pass and quickly bounced in a shot with 38 seconds left in regulation to tie the score.
Twenty-one seconds in the extra session, Curtis Dickson took a feed from Shawn Evans and scored from point-blank range to finish Calgary's comeback after it trailed 7-2 late in the second quarter. Grant now has 35 goals this season, two more than Rhys Duch of the Washington Stealth. Grant sits in third place in the overall points race with 70; Evans leads with 82.
Two of Grant's goals Saturday night came on the power play; his 12 goals in extra-man situations this season are one behind Dane Dobbie's league-leading total (Dobbie had one Saturday). With the win, the Roughnecks (7-5) moved into a three-way tie with the Edmonton Rush and Washington Stealth for first place in the West Divsion. The Mammoth (4-8) dropped into last place in the division.
Reporter Jon Fogg contributed to this article.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun