A goal by Matthew Mackrides with two seconds left in the first overtime period gave the visiting Penn State men's lacrosse team a 4-3 win over No. 5 Notre Dame on Sunday. Junior midfielder Ryan Foley had two goals for the Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame (1-1) grabbed a 2-0 lead by the early stages of the second quarter. Junior defensive midfielder Quinn Cully put the Irish on top just over three minutes into the contest with the first goal of his college career. Sophomore attackman Westy Hopkins assisted on the play. Foley gave the Irish a two-goal advantage with 11:22 remaining in the half.
The Nittany Lions (2-1) responded with three straight goals to claim the lead midway through the fourth quarter. Michael Richards started the surge with nine minutes left in the first half, and Drew Roper evened the contest with 2:40 on the clock. The game was tied at 2 at halftime.
Neither team scored in the third quarter. Mackrides gave the Nittany Lions their first lead of the day (3-2) with 7:50 left in regulation. Foley responded for Notre Dame at the 3:31 mark to even the game at 3.
Both teams had possession in overtime, but it was Mackrides who found the back of the net for the winner.
No. 9 Duke 16, Jacksonville 7: The Blue Devils outscored the Dolphins 8-2 in the second half to earn a convincing victory at home. Sophomore Jordan Wolf led Duke with a career-high five goals and two assists. Robert Rotanz contributed three goals and Christian Walsh had two for the Blue Devils.
No. 11 Denver 21, Robert Morris 8: Senior Mark Matthews led the Pioneers with three goals and two assists to become the school's all-time leading goal-scorer in DivisionI play and junior Eric Law added five goals as Denver (2-1) claimed a victory over the Colonials (3-1) in the final game of the Denver University Face-Off Classic.
Junior Cameron Flint had two goals and two assists and sophomore Harrison Archer added one goal and three assists for the Pioneers. Junior Chase Carraro scored three goals and was 16-for-21 on faceoff opportunities, and senior Alex Demopoulos had a goal and two assists in the win.
No. 13 Syracuse 10, Army 9: The Orange (2-0) scored three of the game's last four goals to outlast the visting Black Knights (2-2) in a game that featured seven ties and four lead changes.
Senior Tommy Palasek and sophomore Derek Maltz paced Syracuse with three points apiece. Palasek recorded one goal and two assists, and Maltz finished with two goals and one assist in a career-best performance.
UMBC 11, Rutgers 7: Retrievers sophomore midfielder Zach Linkous (St.Paul's) scored a career-best five goals, and junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (Severn) got UMBC's final goal of the day with 1:39 remaining. Cohen also stopped a career-high 14 shots as UMBC (1-1) defeated the host Scarlet Knights (2-2). Cohen's goal was believed to be the first goal scored by a Retrievers goalkeeper in 32 years of Division I competition.
The Retrievers never trailed — Linkous opened the scoring on an unassisted goal at the 9:03 mark, but Rutgers tied it on a score by Nick DePaolera less than three minutes later. The Retrievers took control in the second quarter and outscored Rutgers 7-1.
No. 3 North Carolina 18, No. 10 Vanderbilt 9: The Tar Heels (5-0) got five goals and two assists from Laura Zimmerman and five goals and one assist from Abbey Friend as they defeated the visiting Commodores (1-1).
No. 4 Florida 22, Detroit 3: The Gators (4-1) captured their fourth straight victory at home over the Titans. Florida scored more than 20 goals in back-to-back games for the first time in team history.
Gabi Wiegand had a team-leading six points for the Gators with four goals and two assists, and Kitty Cullen of Rockville and Shannon Gilroy each had two goals and an assist.
No. 6 Virginia 9, No. 12 Syracuse 7: The visiting Orange (1-1) cut a four-goal deficit to two with five minutes to play but could get no closer.
Alyssa Murray led Syracuse with a goal and two assists, while Liza Blue had three goals for Virginia (3-0).
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