No. 8 North Carolina halts Ohio State's victory run at 11


Eighth-ranked North Carolina ended No. 7 Ohio State's nation-best 11-game winning streak yesterday, rallying past the Buckeyes, 12-6, at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C., to all but secure an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

Ohio State (12-3), already in the tournament as Great Western Lacrosse League champion, went scoreless for 34:23 beginning in the second quarter as the Tar Heels (9-4) erased a two-goal deficit with an 8-0 run.

No. 6 Princeton 9, No. 15 Brown 6: Ryan Boyle had four assists to become the second-leading scorer all time for Princeton, helping the visiting Tigers (9-3, 5-1 Ivy League) beat the Bears (9-5, 2-4) and earn a share of the league title.

Massachusetts 9, No. 11 Rutgers 6: A three-goal run to start the fourth quarter lifted the host Minutemen (7-7, 2-1 Eastern College Athletic Conference) to the upset of the Scarlet Knights (8-5, 1-2).

Penn State 10, No. 13 Virginia: The visiting Cavaliers closed a dismal season with a disheartening loss to the Nittany Lions (6-7), finishing 5-8 one year after winning the national championship.

No. 16 Army 13, No. 20 Duke 7: The host Black Knights (10-4) beat the Blue Devils (5-8) to reach 10 wins for the first time since 1996 and keep alive their hopes for an NCAA tournament berth.

Albany 10, Binghamton 4: Merrick Thomson and Michael Solazzo each recorded hat tricks for the Great Danes (10-5), who downed the top-seeded Bearcats (10-6) for the America East title and an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.

State men

Cabrini 20, Villa Julie 5: The Cavaliers (14-2) won the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference title behind five goals from Matt Campbell. Travis Hinkle scored twice for the Mustangs (6-10).

State women

No. 4 Loyola 14, No. 15 Syracuse 11: Talia Shacklock and Sydney Greene each had four goals for the host Greyhounds (14-3) in their regular-season finale against the Orangewomen (9-6).

Mount St. Mary's 12, Manhattan 7: Erin LaMotte scored a career-high five goals, helping the America East champion Mountaineers (15-4) clinch a berth in the 16-team NCAA tournament by beating the host and Metro Atlantic champion Jaspers (11-8) in the Division I play-in game.

Salisbury 18, Cabrini 7: Jessica White and Erin McCarthy scored four goals each to power the host Sea Gulls (15-2) past the Cavaliers (14-5) in an NCAA Division III regional semifinal, setting up a meeting with Gettysburg in today's final.

Colorado College 10, St. Mary's 9: Kate Fitzgerald's goal with 5:36 left capped an eight-goal second half for the Tigers (13-2), who erased a 7-2 halftime deficit to down the Seahawks (12-5) in a Division III regional semifinal in Ewing, N.J.

Carol Schmoeller's four goals led St. Mary's.

Drew 18, McDaniel 8: The host Rangers (15-4) knocked off the Green Terror (13-4) in the semifinals of the ECAC tournament, ending the best season in McDaniel's history.

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