Lacrosse roundup (April 17): Crawley's OT goal carries Hopkins men past Penn State, 12-11

From Sun staff reports
The Blue Jays never trailed, but they were forced into extra time after Penn State rallied.

Johns Hopkins midfielder John Crawley went more than 54 minutes without scoring a goal in Sunday night's men's lacrosse game at Penn State, but he scored twice in a 60-second span late in the fourth quarter and then the game-winner 1:58 into overtime to lift the Blue Jays past the Nittany Lions, 12-11, before an announced 2,308.

The Blue Jays never trailed, but they were forced to extra time after Penn State (7-5, 1-2 Big Ten Conference) rallied from a pair of two-goal fourth-quarter deficits.

Holden Cattoni gave Hopkins (7-4, 1-2) a 9-7 lead with back-to-back goals in the first 6:02 of the fourth quarter, but the Nittany Lions tied the game less than 90 seconds later as Nick Aponte and Dan Craig scored to force the second of three ties in the final 16 minutes.

The score held at 9 for less than two minutes as Crawley scored just after an extra-man opportunity expired with 5:51 to play and added another 60 seconds later on a left-handed shot on the run to the top corner.

Aponte scored to make it 11-10 before Matt Florence tied the game with 29 seconds left for Penn State.

The Nittany Lions had the first possession in overtime, but turned it over for being in the crease. A successful Blue Jays clear, a timeout and a skip pass from Cody Radziewicz to Crawley finished off Hopkins' third overtime win of the season as Crawley scored from the wing.

Crawley and Cattoni combined for six of Johns Hopkins' 11 goals as they finished with three goals each. Ryan Brown (Calvert Hall) added two goals and one assist for the Blue Jays.

State women

No. 7 Stony Brook 10, Johns Hopkins 7: The host Seawolves (11-3) scored the first five goals of the second half to rally from a 5-2 halftime deficit and defeat the Blue Jays (9-7).

Dene' DiMartino scored her eighth hat trick of the season and Jenna Reifler (Roland Park) had two assists for Johns Hopkins.

Dorrien Van Dyke and Courtney Murphy each had a hat trick for Stony Brook.

No. 18 Towson 13, Drexel 6: Jenna Kerr and Natalie Sulmonte combined for eight goals to power the Tigers (11-2, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) over the host Dragons (9-5, 2-2) to secure a spot in the CAA tournament.

Towson limited Drexel to three shots in the first half and won 14 of 21 draw controls. The Tigers have held 12 of their 13 opponents to single-digit goals.

Sacred Heart 9, Mount St. Mary's 8: The host Pioneers (6-6, 2-2 Northeast Conference) scored the game's final four goals to defeat the Mountaineers (4-10, 2-2).

Kelly Maloney had two goals and two assists and Taylor Carhart and Nicole Snyder added two goals each for Mount St. Mary's.

Jesslyn Joseph scored four goals for Sacred Heart.

Nation men

No. 16 Duke 14, Virginia 8: Deemer Class (Loyola Blakefield) scored five goals and Myles Jones added two goals and four assists to lead the visiting Blue Devils (8-6, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) over the Cavaliers (6-7, 0-4) to clinch a spot in the ACC tournament.

Class set Duke's single-season goals record for a midfielder with 41 and is only the third midfielder in Duke history to score at least 40 goals in a season.

After Virginia pulled within 7-6 with 8:49 to go in the third period, Duke used a 4-1 run for an 11-7 lead. Virginia received an extra-man goal from Joe French to make it 11-8, but the Blue Devils closed the game with three straight goals to earn the win.

Nation women

No. 9 Stanford 13, UC Davis 6: Kelsey Murray scored four goals to lead the Cardinal (12-2, 7-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) over the Aggies (5-6, 3-3).

No. 12 Penn State 13, Michigan 8: The Nittany Lions (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten) used a 7-0 run over a 17-minute span in the first half to defeat the host Wolverines (6-9, 0-3). Madison Carter (South River) had four goals and Katie O'Donnell added a hat trick to lead Penn State.

Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) matched her career-high with her 41st goal of the season, starting the decisive run with 23:57 remaining in the first half.

No. 14 Massachusetts 19, La Salle 6: A nine-goal run in the first half paced the Minutewomen (13-1, 6-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) to a victory over the Explorers (4-9, 2-4).

Eight players scored goals for UMass, led by four from Hannah Burnett.

Erika Eipp had three goals and three assists and Eileen McDonald and Holly Turner each added hat tricks for the Minutewomen.

La Salle was led by two goals from Brittany Edwards.

No. 16 Northwestern 20, Rutgers 4: Kaleigh Craig scored a career-high six goals to lead the Wildcats (7-7, 2-1 Big Ten) to a dominating win over the visiting Scarlet Knights (3-11, 0-3).

Northwestern coach Kelly Amonte Hiller earned her 250th career win and the Wildcats' Selena Lasota scored her 100th career goal in the first half.

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