North Carolina opened the second half with a 9-0 run.

In the first half, the two teams traded goals in the opening seven minutes. Carolina went on a 3-0 run in just over five minutes to take a 4-1 lead and force a Dolphins timeout at the 17:50 mark of the half. Just over a minute later, Kara Cannizzaro scored as Carolina took a 5-1 lead.

No. 3 Northwestern 12, No. 9 Duke 4: The Wildcats (12-1) held the visiting Blue Devils (9-4) scoreless in the first half as they took a 7-0 halftime lead en route to a comfortable victory.

Erin Fitzgerald led Northwestern with five goals.

No. 6 Syracuse 19, Louisville 7: Michelle Tumolo (three goals, four assists) and Alyssa Murray (five goals, two assists) led a balanced offensive attack for the host Orange (8-3, 4-0 Big East) over the Cardinals (8-5, 0-4).

Syracuse has won 16 straight games. Murray has 131 career goals, moving her into sixth place at the school.

No. 8 Georgetown 13, Marquette 7: Sophia Thomas scored her first of three goals with 20:07 left in the first half to give the visiting Hoyas (8-2) a lead they would not relinquish.

The Golden Eagles (2-11) were led by redshirt freshman Emily Donovan with two goals.

No. 10 Massachusetts 12, Temple 10: Katie Ferris scored six goals in the second half, including four in a row, to lead the host Minutewomen (12-2, 4-0 Atlantic 10) past the Owls (8-5, 3-1).

Ferris posted an assist in the first 10 minutes of play to break the previous career points record at UMass and finished the game with seven points, giving her 233 for her career.

With the win Friday, UMass moves into sole possession of first place in the league standings after being tied with Temple entering the game. The win also extends the Minutewomen's win streak to nine games as well as their 24-game win streak against Atlantic 10 opponents.

Penn 8, No. 14 Dartmouth 7: Caroline Bunting had a hat trick and the host Quakers (7-4, 5-0 Ivy League) survived the Big Green (8-4, 4-1).

With the win, Penn knocked Dartmouth from the ranks of the Ivy unbeaten and will host the final unbeaten, Princeton, on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Bunting gave Penn its first lead, 4-3, with 1:10 left in the first half. The Quakers never trailed after that, and Bunting's third goal for an 8-6 lead with 7:16 left proved to be the game-winner.

No. 17 Boston College 12, Vermont 6: Moira Barry scored a season-high four goals to power the visiting Eagles (8-6) past the Catamounts (6-9).

Boston College used a 5-0 run over a 10-minute span in the second half to pull away.

No. 18 Connecticut 15, Cincinnati 2: Lauren Kahn scored four goals and the host Huskies (10-1, 3-1 Big East) opened with a 13-0 run that spanned both halves.

The Bearcats (6-6, 0-4) got on the board with 14:11 left in the game.