Sixth-ranked Notre Dame overcame a four-goal halftime deficit Sunday to beat host Georgetown, 9-7, in men's lacrosse. The victory extended the Fighting Irish's winning streak to eight games.
Notre Dame (9-1, 4-0 Big East Conference) trailed 5-1 at halftime, but outscored the host Hoyas 8-2 in the second half, including six straight goals to open the half. The Irish defense allowed the Hoyas (5-6, 1-3) just two goals in the final 36:47 of the game. Junior goalie John Kemp made 13 saves for the Irish.
Senior midfielder Eric Keppeler (Dulaney) paced the Irish offense with two goals, which matched a career high. Fellow seniors Sean Rogers and Max Pfeifer had one goal and one assist each, while freshman attackman Conor Doyle (Gilman) had two assists.
Notre Dame's second-half run started on a goal by sophomore attackman Ryan Mix with 9:23 left in the third quarter. Rogers assisted on the score. The Irish cut Georgetown's lead to 5-3 just over a minute later as sophomore attackman Westy Hopkins found the back of the net.
Pfeifer, a midfielder, tied the game at 5 just over a minute into the final period. The Irish grabbed their first lead of the game with 12:35 left in regulation on a man-up goal from sophomore midfielder Jim Marlatt (River Hill). Doyle had the assist.
Notre Dame went up 7-5 on Keppeler's second goal of the afternoon, which came with 11:08 showing on the clock in the fourth quarter. The Hoyas sliced the Irish lead to 7-6 with 8:13 left on a goal from Jason McFadden (Calvert Hall). The goal ended the Hoyas' scoreless run, which reached exactly 30 minutes.
No. 1 Northwestern 16, No. 16 Johns Hopkins 12: The host Wildcats scored five of the game's last six goals to hold off the Blue Jays in American Lacrosse Conference action. Shannon Smith had three goals and four assists and Casey Bocklet added four points for the Wildcats (14-0, 4-0).
Led by their success on the draw control, the Blue Jays (7-6, 0-3) scored 11 of their 12 goals in a span of 19:34 spanning thehalves. The run included two goals in the final 23 seconds of the opening half and a third just 10 seconds after intermission.
Candace Rossi and Rachel Ballatori had three goals apiece for Johns Hopkins. The outcome was decided by four goals or fewer for the third time in the Blue Jays' past three trips to Evanston.
No. 20 Towson 11, Drexel 10: Redshirt sophomore attacker Ashleigh Rohrback scored with 29 seconds remaining to give the visiting Tigers, who had trailed by four at the half, their fifth straight victory. After the Tigers (11-3, 5-0 Colonial Athletic Association) scored the first goal of the game, Drexel (9-5, 2-3) scored three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead with 20:27 to play in the half. A goal by junior midfielder Ashley Waldron briefly halted the Dragons' run at 20:16. However, Drexel scored four of the final five goals in the half to take a 7-3 lead at the break.
Mount St. Mary's 8, Wagner 6: Jen Semler (Perry Hall) registered her third straight hat trick as the Mountaineers (7-9, 6-2 Northeast Conference) picked up a road victory against the Seahawks (6-9, 1-6). Kaitlyn Larrimore (North Harford) added two goals and Lindsay Diaz (Dulaney) scored one.
The Moutaineers will host the conference tournament if they win their final regular-season contest against Monmouth on Friday.
Salisbury 20, Stevenson 2: The Sea Gulls (15-0, 6-0 Capital Athletic Conference), ranked No. 1 in Division III, scored the game's first five goals en route to an easy victory on the road against the 19th-ranked Mustangs (7-6, 4-3). Lauren Feusahrens (St.Mary's) and Alyssa Fowler (Arundel) combined for eight of Salisbury's 15 first-half goals.
No. 13 Penn State 15, No. 9 Ohio State 12: The visiting Nittany Lions (10-4, 2-2 ALC) knocked off their third Top 10 opponent of the season as they downed the Buckeyes (9-4, 1-3), 15-12, in front of a national television audience. With the win, Penn State's seventh consecutive over Ohio State, the Lions finish the regular season with a 7-1 road record.
Penn State got career-best offensive performances from sophomore Mackenzie Cyr (Winters Mill) and freshmen Maggie McCormick (Liberty) and Haley Ford (North Harford). Cyr and McCormick each had a game-high eight points, off four goals and four assists, while Ford scored four goals. Cyr leads the Nittany Lions in goals (27) and points (45) while McCormick has a team-high 23 assists. Ford has a total of eight goals in the last three games.
No. 10 Massachusetts 21, St. Bonaventure 7: Nina Sarcona tallied four goals and 10 draw controls, while Katie Ferris led all players with four goals and six assists as the Minutewomen easily won at home over the Bonnies. UMass will face LaSalle on Friday with a chance to claim its third Atlantic 10 regular-season title in the past four years.
The Minutewomen (14-1, 5-0) have won seven in a row overall and 14 in a row at home. St. Bonaventure (3-7, 0-5) tooka 1-0 lead, but UMass scored the game's next five goals. The Bonnies, who had three goals from Mackenzie Jordan, trailed 12-3 at halftime.
Saturday state men
No. 8 Loyola 12, No. 7 Denver 9: The Greyhounds (11-0, 5-0 Eastern College Athletic Conference) remained one of two unbeaten teams in Division I as they scored five of the last six goals to defeat the host Pioneers.
With the win, the Greyhounds clinched at least a share of the ECAC regular-season championship. Loyola also clinched the No. 1 seed in the May2-4 ECAC championships that will be held at the same venue in Denver.
Host Denver (7-4, 3-2) took its only lead of the game when Eric Adamson capped a three-goal run with a tally at 8:24 in the third quarter.
Nine Loyola players scored in the game, led by Mike Sawyer's three goals and two by Eric Lusby (Severna Park).Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun