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Lacrosse roundup: Towson women fall short on road against Hofstra, 6-5

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Brittain Altomare had two goals and goalie Kelsey Gregerson made six saves, including one on the doorstep with 10 seconds left, as Hofstra beat Towson, 6-5, in women's lacrosse Friday night at James M. Shuart Stadium.

Kelsea Donnelly (South River) made a career-high 13 saves for the Tigers (7-8, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association).

Towson's conference winning streak ended at 17 games. The streak dated to April 2011.

Gregerson made five saves in the second half as Hofstra (9-6, 3-2) clamped down and held Towson to one goal after intermission.

No. 12 Navy 13, Jacksonville 12, 2OT: Jasmine DePompeo scored the winning goal with 2:24 left in the second overtime as the host Mids (15-1) beat the Dolphins (10-5).

Navy won its ninth straight game and its second overtime contest of the season.

The Mids overcame an 11-7 second-half deficit with a 5-0 run before Jacksonville scored the final goal of regulation to force overtime.

No. 17 Loyola 16, Villanova 11: Annie Thomas (John Carroll) broke the program's all-time record for assists in a game with seven to lead the visiting Greyhounds (8-6, 4-1 Big East) past the Wildcats (5-8, 0-5).

Thomas had a hand in seven of Loyola's first 12 goals, including the go-ahead score in the first half, to record a career-high seven points. Marlee Paton had five points to break into the top 10 on Loyola's career points list; she's 10th with 180.

Mount St. Mary's 5, Central Connecticut State 4: Hannah Gutcher (Mount de Sales) scored twice, including what proved to be the game-winner, as the visiting Mount (7-9, 6-2) earned a berth to the Northeast Conference tournament.

Gutcher's second goal gave Mount St. Mary's a 5-1 lead with 18:06 left.

The Mount weathered a three-goal rally by the Blue Devils (9-7, 7-1) to win.

State men

No. 11 Albany 16, UMBC 10: Matt Gregoire (South River) scored a career-best five points, but the Retrievers (5-7, 2-2 America East) fell to the Great Danes (10-3, 4-0), who clinched the top seed in the conference tournament.

Gregoire scored back-to-back goals late in the third quarter and early in the fourth to bring the Retrievers to within 11-9 with 10:48 remaining. But the high-powered Great Danes retaliated with three straight goals in a span of 2:12 to take their biggest lead of the game at 14-9 with 6:36 to play.

No. 12 Princeton 14, Harvard 6: Mike MacDonald scored a game-high four goals and the Tigers (8-4, 3-2 Ivy League) used a strong defensive effort to shut down the Crimson (6-7, 2-3) in the second and third quarters.

National women

No. 5 Syracuse 11, No. 7 Notre Dame 8: Alyssa Murray (four goals) had a natural hat trick to give the host Orange (11-3, 6-0 Big East) a 3-0 lead with 20:49 left in the first half. She assisted on the next goal for a 4-0 lead and the Fighting Irish (11-2, 5-2) got no closer than two goals the rest of the way.

No. 8 Georgetown 13, Rutgers 5: The visiting Hoyas (10-3, 4-1 Big East) opened with a 9-1 lead to beat the Scarlet Knights (9-5, 1-4).

Meghan Farrell had a hat trick to lead Georgetown to its 14th straight win over Rutgers.

No. 11 Massachusetts 19, St. Bonaventure 2: The visiting Minutewomen (14-2, 6-0 Atlantic 10) opened with an 11-0 run in the first half and never were threatened by the Bonnies (6-10, 0-6).

No. 14 Denver 13, California 10: Jill Remenapp (Century) had five points (one goal, four assists) to help the visiting Pioneers (14-1, 6-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) claim sole possession of first place and clinch a playoff berth.

The Golden Bears (9-5, 6-1) dropped out of first place with the loss.

No. 18 Stanford 15, Oregon 8: Rachel Ozer had four goals and the host Cardinal (9-4, 4-1 MPSF) used a 6-0 run in the first half to pull away from the Ducks (7-8, 2-4).

Ozer and Anna Kim (River Hill) each scored twice during the 6-0 run. Stanford led by as many as eight goals.

No. 19 Connecticut 15, Marquette 4: Lauren Kahn scored four goals and the host Huskies (12-1) remain unbeaten at home.

The Golden Eagles (2-13), who were outshot 26-13, were led by Claire Costanza with three goals. UConn led 10-2 at the break.

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