North Carolina too much for UMBC, 15-9; Tar Heels end slide at 4; Ellis scores 10 for W. Md.; Nation


No. 12 North Carolina -- led by senior attackman Matt Crofton's four goals and three assists -- tallied a season-high 15 goals and ended a four-game losing streak with a 15-9 decision over No. 15 UMBC in men's lacrosse yesterday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

UMBC (4-6) was led by junior midfielder Charlie Gibson, who had two goals and two assists, and senior attack Dan Marohl, who had a goal and two assists.

Sophomore Collin Merrholz added a pair of goals for the Retrievers. Chase Martin added two goals and three assists for the Tar Heels (7-4).

The Retrievers rallied in the fourth quarter to outscore Carolina 5-3, but got no closer than five -- 14-9 -- with 1: 52 left.

Western Maryland 26, Haverford 16: Freshman attack Joey Ellis scored 10 goals, one short of the school record, and added four assists to lead the visiting Green Terror (8-2) to a Centennial Conference win over the Fords (3-7).

Ellis (Oakland Mills) became only the second double-figure goal scorer in Green Terror history.

No. 2 Virginia 12, No. 6 Duke 7: The Cavaliers (8-1, 3-0) dominated the second quarter -- 5-1 -- and hung on to beat the visiting Blue Devils (8-3, 2-1) in Atlantic Coast Conference action at Klockner Stadium.

Four Cavaliers scored twice -- Jay Jabert, Hanley Holcomb, A.J. Shannon and Conor Gill.

No. 3 Princeton 12, Harvard 6: B. J. Prager scored four goals to power the visiting Tigers (7-1, 4-0) past the Crimson (6-3, 2-2) in Ivy League action.

No. 5 Georgetown 10, Hobart 9: Jamie Sharpe scored three of his four goals in the closing 11 minutes to lift the Hoyas (9-1) over the host Statesmen (5-4).

Georgetown scored seven unanswered goals in the second half for the come-from-behind victory.

No. 9 Cornell 14, Dartmouth 7: Andrew Schardt scored five and Sean Steinwald added four goals to power the Big Red (8-1) over the Big Green (4-5) in Ithaca, N.Y.

No. 14 Brown 9, Pennsylvania 7: Freshman Jon Thompson scored three goals and Jimmy Mormile added two, pushing the Bears (5-5) past the Quakers (5-7) in the Ivy League.

Gettysburg 10, Washington College 7: Ric Bremer netted three goals and as many assists to lead the Bullets (9-1) to the victory over the Shoremen (7-3) in a Centennial Conference game.


UMBC 24, Mount St. Mary's 12: Ashley Staines and Shannon Gallup scored five goals apiece as the Retrievers (6-4) downed the Mountaineers (6-6) in Northeast Conference action.

Julie Dorney and Beth Milani added four goals each for the Retrievers.

Western Maryland 21, Bryn Mawr 4: Sophomore Erin Mulhern had five goals and four assists and junior Amy Bittinger added five goals and two assists as the visiting Green Terror (6-6) eased their way to victory over the Mawrters (2-11) in the Centennial Conference.

The Green Terror opened a 7-0 lead midway in the first half, held a 13-2 lead at the break and cruised to its third straight win.

Randolph-Macon 16, Villa Julie 13: The Mustangs (5-6) fell short despite Laura Higgs' four goals and Trish Young's four goals and two assists as they lost to the Yellow Jackets (10-3).

Mary Washington 9, St. Mary's 6: The Eagles (13-1) came back from a 5-2 deficit in the first half and outscored the Seahawks 5-0 over the final 20 minutes in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Bridget Geiman led the Eagles with four goals.

Washington College 17, Dickinson 4: Jordan Holt scored a game-high five goals to lead the visiting Shorewomen (9-1) as they beat the Red Devils (0-8) in Centennial Conference action.

After the Red Devils cut the lead to 10-4 at the 18: 48 mark, the Shorewomen scored the last seven goals of the game.

Lynchburg 13, Frostburg 9: Darla Burns had four goals and an assist as the Bobcats fell to the Hornets.

Annie Macey brought the Bobcats within one goal of the Hornets, but Lynchburg came back with four unanswered goals.

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