Sam Snow scored the game-winner with 56 seconds left in overtime as the visiting Fairfield men's lacrosse team upset top-ranked Denver, 10-9, Saturday in front of an announced 2,520 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
The Stags (8-5, 4-2 Eastern College Athletic Conference) recorded the program's first win over a No. 1 team. The victory gives the Stags a spot in the ECAC championship May 2-4 at Hobart. Denver fell to 10-3 overall and 5-1 in league play.
Michael Roe won the opening faceoff of overtime and Fairfield called a timeout. The winning goal came as the Stags were looking to reset after a broken play. Snow caught the ball in the middle, faked a pass and took an overhand shot that found the back of the net.
Eric Law led the Pioneers with two goals and two assists.
No. 7 Cornell 13, Brown 7: Rob Pannell had two goals and an assist to set the Ivy League record for points in a career and the visiting Big Red (11-2, 5-0) won the outright conference title, securing home field for the Ivy League tournament.
With one Ivy League contest remaining, the Big Red has clinched its 18th outright conference crown, its 27th total, as well as the right to host the Ivy League tournament for the third time in four years. Brown fell to 6-6, 1-4.
North Carolina won its seventh straight in a game that was moved from Friday night because of severe weather.
The Tar Heels' balanced attack included five players with two goals each: Jimmy Bitter, Joe Costigan, Marcus Holman (Gilman), Patrick Kelly (Calvert Hall) and Joey Sankey.
No. 4 Notre Dame 13, Villanova 9: Jim Marlatt scored the go-ahead goal with 14:04 remaining as the host Fighting Irish (10-2, 4-1 Big East Conference) earned a come-from-behind victory over the Wildcats (5-7, 4-1).
Villanova scored twice in the opening period to take a 2-0 lead. Notre Dame scored the next two in the second quarter for the first of four ties during the game.
Syracuse weathered a two-goal rally over the final two minutes to win.
Luke Cometti and Derek Maltz each scored twice for the Orange, and Travis Comeau and Dan McKinney had two goals for Georgetown.
No. 9 Ohio State 10, Air Force 9: Greg Dutton (Calvert Hall) made 15 saves and five-point games from Logan Schuss and Dominique Alexander powered the Buckeyes (9-3, 4-2 Eastern College Athletic Conference) past the host Falcons (6-7, 1-5).
Ohio State trailed 7-6 at halftime.
Austin Kaut made 12 saves in 56 minutes of work against the Blue Hens (5-9, 1-4).
Penn State will be the top seed in the conference tournament.
No. 16 Lehigh 14, Lafayette 5: Dan Taylor had four goals and the host Mountain Hawks (10-4, 6-0 Patriot League) opened with a 4-0 run. The Leopards (3-10, 0-6) never got closer than two goals.
Brian Bock scored twice for Lafayette, whose seaon ended on a three-game losing streak.
Lehigh faces Colgate in the Patriot semifinals Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Sean Wright had four goals for Providence, which fell to 8-7, 1-4.
Freshman Jack Connelly made seven saves for the Friars. St. John's Jeff Lowman finished with 11, eight of which came in the second half.
Providence held the advantage in shots, 39-32, and ground balls, 32-23.
No. 18 Bucknell 13, Colgate 8: David Dickson and Sam Grinberg sparked an 8-1 run to finish the game, for the Bison (11-3, 5-1), who clinched the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League tournament.
Colgate fell to 8-5, 3-3.
Sean Doyle scored four goals, Dickson had four assists, and Grinberg made six saves in the final 22:07.
No. 19 Virginia 12, Bellarmine 7: Mark Cockerton scored four goals and Rob Emery added three as the host Cavaliers (6-7) halted their six-game losing streak by beating the Knights (7-5).
Virginia last won March 5 before tying the program's longest slide since 1965-1966. The six losses in a row equaled the Cavaliers' most in a season since the program went 0-8 in 1939.
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