Loyola sophomore Hannah Schmitt stunned No. 5 Notre Dame (10-1, 4-1 Big East Conference) with a sudden-death goal to hand the host Fighting Irish its first loss of the season on Friday, 14-13.
In the second overtime period, Notre Dame won the draw but turned the ball over to freshman Annie Thomas. Greyhounds sophomore Sydney Thomas chased down the clear attempt and found Schmitt open on the left wing. Schmitt beat the defense down the field and scored the game-winning goal.
No. 20 Loyola (6-6, 3-1) was down one in the first overtime period before Schmitt found sophomore Kara Burke for the tying goal with 20.9 seconds left in the first half of the period.
The Greyhounds were led by junior Marlee Paton, who tied her career high with five goals and added two assists. Schmitt finished with a hat trick and two assists.
Mount St. Mary's 13, Sacred Heart 5: Kaitlyn Larrimore scored a game-high four goals and the host Mount (5-9, 4-2 Northeast Conference) cruised past the Pioneers (4-8, 3-3).
Mount St. Mary's built on its 7-3 halftime lead by scoring the first six goals of the second half.
With the win, the Mount remains tied for third place with three conference games remaining.
Towson 15, William & Mary 5: Paige Duncan and Rhiannon Coogle combined for nine goals to lead the host Tigers (6-7, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Tribe (4-9, 1-3) for their fifth straight win.
Towson held a 3-0 lead with 15:27 to play in the first after Duncan's second hat trick of the year. The Tigers continued their early run with goals by Coogle and Ashleigh Rohrback. Rohrback's goal with 11:19 to play in the first half gave the Tigers a 5-0 lead.
The Tigers offense went back to work at 8:48 as Laura Zinkand scored on a free-position shot. Coogle tallied a pair of goals for her fifth straight hat trick while Duncan notched her fourth goal of the game with 26 seconds left in the half. Towson took a 9-1 lead at the half.
No. 2 Duke 19, No. 16 Virginia 16: The host Blue Devils (10-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) put together a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to win over the Cavaliers (5-7, 0-3).
Josh Dionne finished with a game-high five goals to lead Duke to its eighth straight victory.
With the loss, Virginia secured the No.4 seed in the ACC tournament and will play Maryland, the No. 1 seed on Friday, April 26, in North Carolina's Kenan Stadium at 5 p.m.
Lehigh 11, No. 13 Bucknell 7: Dan Taylor, who finished with a hat trick, gave the visiting Mountain Hawks (9-4, 5-0 Patriot League) the lead for good with 3:37 left in the first half.
Chase Bailey had three goals for the Bison (10-3, 4-1).
No. 17 Yale 11, No. 19 Brown 8: The host Bulldogs (7-3, 3-2 Ivy League), led by Brandon Mangan (three goals, two assists), opened with a 3-0 run and closed the game with a 4-0 run to beat the Bears (5-5, 1-3).
Brown took the lead, 8-7, on a goal by George Sherman with 8:07 left in the game, before Yale's four-goal run.
No. 2 North Carolina 16, Jacksonville 4: Taylor George (Broadneck) and Abbey Friend each scored three goals to power the host Tar Heels (12-2) past the Dolphins (9-4).
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.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun