Towson women beat UMBC, 16-8, on strength of two six-goal surges


Towson scored 12 of its 16 goals during two runs yesterday as the No. 14 Tigers defeated host UMBC, 16-8, in women's lacrosse.

Towson (4-0) is off to its best start since 1992, when it went 5-0.

Kate Worthington and Kelly Fiorani put the Retrievers (0-3) up 2-1 at the 25:23 mark of the first half, but the Tigers scored six straight goals to retake the lead for good at 7-2.

Towson extended a 10-5 halftime lead by scoring another six unanswered goals for a 16-5 lead at 10:53.

Shannon Witzel and Caitlin Marshall (Centennial) each finished with four goals and an assist for the Tigers. Anna Jacobs paced UMBC with three goals.

No. 9 Maryland 10, George Mason 9: Kelly Kasper (Liberty) scored the game-winner for the visiting Terps (5-2) 2:42 into the fifth overtime.

Meg Dentler, George Mason's second-team All-American goalkeeper, stopped Kasper's first attempt, but Kasper recovered the rebound and immediately sent off another shot that found the back of the net.

Mount St. Mary's 11, Denver 8: Casey Paris scored a career-high seven points (five goals and two assists) to power the host Mount (2-3) past the Pioneers (1-7).

The teams went back and forth until Mount St. Mary's scored six of the final eight goals for its second straight win over Denver.

Tanya Fuchs paced the Pioneers (1-7) with three goals.

Salisbury 14, Marymount 3: Kate Scott had four goals and the host Sea Gulls (4-0, 2-0 Capital Athletic Conference) outshot the Saints (3-2, 0-1), 47-8.

Salisbury moved out to a 6-0 lead in the first 7:31 of the game.

No. 1 Princeton 7, No. 5 Duke 4: The visiting Tigers (3-0) went on a 3-0 run late in the game to break a 4-4 tie and defeat the Blue Devils (5-2).

Lindsey Biles stripped the ball from Duke goalie Megan Huether behind the goal and scored into an open net to give Princeton a 5-4 lead.

Biles finished with two goals and Princeton's Sarah Kolodner had nine saves. Rachel Sanford led Duke with two goals.

No. 4 North Carolina 12, New Hampshire 5: Allison Higgins (Roland Park) recorded five goals and two assists to lead the host Tar Heels (6-1) past the Wildcats (1-2).

Higgins' five goals and seven points were career highs.

New Hampshire took a 1-0 lead 42 seconds into the game before North Carolina responded with a 3-0 run. The Tar heels led 6-2 at the half.

Boston U. 8, No. 7 Hofstra 7: Jenny Hauser (three goals) scored the game-winner with 19 seconds left for the host Terriers (3-0).

Caitlin Connolly gave the Pride a 7-6 advantage at the 8:46 mark, but Boston U. scored the game's final two goals.


McDaniel 15, Western New England 13: Cory Nellissen totaled two goals and five assists as the visiting Green Terror (3-1) defeated the Golden Bears (3-1).

Chad Schell made 19 saves for McDaniel. The Green Terror was outshot for the third time in its last three games, 41-37.

Adam Cherry had five goals for Western New England.

Salisbury 16, Widener 10: Chris Phillips scored four goals and had two assists to power the host Sea Gulls (7-0) past the Pioneers (0-3).

Salisbury outshot Widener, 42-23, and won 19 of 30 faceoffs to extend its unbeaten streak to 36 games.

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