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Roundup: Wolf's goal lifts No. 6 Duke men's lacrosse to 9-8 overtime win over No. 7 UNC

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Jordan Wolf's goal at the 2:34 mark of the first overtime period lifted host No. 6 Duke to a 9-8 win over No. 7 North Carolina on Saturday at Koskinen Stadium.

"Christian Walsh came down and made a nice move," Wolf said. "We've been playing together for a long time and have great chemistry, and I knew he was going to throw it to me and set a pick. I attacked the ball, got to five-on-five, inside roll and stuck it, fortunately."

The Blue Devils improved to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference while the Tar Heels fell to 5-2, 0-2.

"I just thought it was everything that is good about our sport," coach John Danowski said. "I thought it was a great display for college lacrosse."

Trailing 8-7 with less than two minutes left in the game, Duke scored the equalizer when Kyle Keenan used a roll dodge on the right-hand side for his career-high third goal of the day at the 1:47 mark.

The Blue Devils later had possession for the final 45 seconds of regulation, but the Tar Heels defense denied a shot attempt.

No. 4 Cornell 11, No. 16 Yale 8: The host Big Red (6-0, 1-0 Ivy League) used a 10-goal first half to carry it past the Bulldogs (3-2, 0-1).

John Edmonds had a career-high three goals and two assists and Christian Knight (Boys' Latin) made 14 saves for Cornell.

The Big Red held the edge in shots (41-34) and ground balls (36-33). Cornell also held Yale to just 1-for-5 on man-up chances while converting one of two.

No. 17 Massachusetts 8, No. 8 Penn State 6: A 7-2 run by the visiting Minutemen (6-1, 0-1 Colonial Athletic Association) over a 29-minute span was too much for the Nittany Lions (3-3, 0-1).

Penn State dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Nittany Lions led 2-1 with 2:04 left in the first quarter, but UMass allowed just two goals in the next 45 minutes to open an 8-4 lead.

Penn State's TJ Sanders scored a game-high three goals, earning his 11th career hat trick. Minutemen goalie Zach Oliveri made 15 saves, including 11 in the second half.

No. 12 Princeton 15, No. 9 Penn 12: The host Tigers (3-2, 1-0 Ivy League) broke a two-game losing streak, upsetting the Quakers (3-2, 0-1).

Princeton used a 5-2 run in the second to pull away. Mike MacDonald had two goals and five assists, and Ryan Ambler and Tom Schreiber each had four goals and one assist. Isaac Bock had four goals and an assist for Penn.

No. 10 Denver 9, Ohio State 5: The host Pioneers (6-2) won their third straight, beating the Buckeyes (1-5).

No. 20 Bryant 12, No. 14 Albany 11: The host Great Danes (2-3) suffered their third one-goal setback of the season, falling to the Bulldogs (5-2).

The other two Albany losses were Feb. 22 to Drexel, 14-13, and Feb. 16 to Syracuse, 17-16 in overtime.

Bryant tied the game and took the lead during a 3-0 run in the fourth quarter. James Tucker scored the eventual game-winner with 3:46 seconds left.

Down 12-10 with under a minute left, Ty Thompson scored to pull Albany within one, but Bryant won the next faceoff and ran out the clock. Kevin Massa won 22 of 26 faceoffs and Gunnar Waldt (St. Paul's) made 14 saves for the Bulldogs.

No. 15 Fairfield 15, Stony Brook 13: TJ Neubauer (Loyola High) had a career-high five goals and the host Stags (4-2) held off a late charge by the Seawolves (3-4).

Neubauer also added an assist for a career-high six points and tied a career high with four ground balls.

Fairfield set the tone early, scoring the first two goals of the game while holding Stony Brook without a tally until the 1:19 mark in the first quarter. But with 1.4 seconds left in the period, Neubauer scored off a pass from Colin McLinden for a 3-1 advantage.

State

No. 18 Lehigh 13, Navy 2: The host Mountain Hawks (6-2, 3-1 Patriot League) scored 10 of the game's first 11 goals and held the Midshipmen (3-4, 2-2) scoreless for 30 minutes.

Lehigh's defense held Navy to a season-low two goals, both by TJ Hanzsche.

High Point 17, UMBC 15: Matt Gregoire (South River) matched his career high with five goals and Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) added a career-best four scores, but the visiting Retrievers (3-3) fell to the Panthers (6-2).

High Point outscored UMBC 7-2 in the second quarter.

Drexel 9, Mount St. Mary's 6: The visiting Dragons (4-3) led 5-0 after the first quarter and the Mount lost its seventh straight.

Chris Klaiber made 13 saves for Mount St. Mary's.

Stevenson 12, Roanoke 11: Tyler Fuhrman completed a hat trick with four seconds left in the third quarter for a 12-10 lead, and the host Mustangs (5-1) gave up one more goal to the Maroons (4-3) with a 1:09 left in the game.

Both teams scored six goals in the third quarter.

McDaniel 12, Ferrum 7: The host Green Terror (3-3) scored six straight in the second quarter to overcome a 3-0 deficit and beat the Panthers (1-8).

Matt Dupras scored three goals and added an assist to lead McDaniel to its third straight victory. Timothy McNichol also had a hat trick for the Green Terror. Daniel Batong led the Panthers with two goals and an assist.

Salisbury 10, Frostburg State 5: The visiting Bobcats (5-2) tied the game by the end of the first quarter, but a three-goal second quarter gave the Sea Gulls (7-0) the lead.

Salisbury goalie Alex Taylor (Glenelg) made eight saves and moved past Bucky Dennig to No. 5 on the school's all-time save list.

Montclair State 13, St. Mary's 11: The host Red Hawks (6-0) were led by Sam Morrissey with three goals and used a 6-2 second quarter to pull away from the Seahawks (3-3).

St. Mary's got two goals each from Patrick Regan, Ben Love (McDonogh), Gordy Long (St. Paul's) and Will Lerch.

Washington College 10, Ohio Wesleyan 8: Hunter Nowicki (Franklin) had two goals and two assists to lead the Shoremen (5-0) past the host Battling Bishops (5-2)

Ohio Wesleyan pulled to within a goal with 11:14 to go. But Nowicki scored with 6:46 to go and found Jim Cusick (Fallston) for an extra-man goal at 5:08 to push the lead to 10-7.

Gwynedd-Mercy 10, Hood 6: The visiting Blazers (1-4) led 5-4 at the half before a six-goal run by the Griffins (3-2).

Hood opened the scoring with a goal by Tai Foster with 11:20 to go in the first. Matt Richter tied the score a little over two minutes later, but Patrick O'Brien scored off a feed from Alex Villegas (Francis Scott Key) for a 2-1 lead at the 3:05 mark.

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