Mount beats Quinnipiac, takes over first in NEC


Mount St. Mary's gained the top spot in the Northeast Conference in women's lacrosse yesterday, taking an early lead and defeating Quinnipiac, 13-3, in Hamden, Conn.

Tied with the Bobcats (4-6, 3-1) atop the NEC coming into the game, the Mount scored first 10 minutes into the contest. After the Bobcats, led by Danielle Mormile (two goals), pulled within a goal late in the first half, the Mountaineers responded, scoring five quick goals to put the game away.

Winner of six of its past seven games, the Mount is alone atop the NEC with a 7-4 overall record and a 4-0 record in the league.

Towson 8, George Mason 6: The visiting Tigers (8-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) never trailed the Patriots, bolstered by early scoring from Erin Cayea (three goals) and Shannon Witzel (two goals).

Towson goalie Mandy Corry made 15 saves and Becky Trumbo had three assists for the Tigers.

Brandi Evans led the Patriots (3-7, 2-1) with three goals.

No. 1 Northwestern 16, Stanford 3: Down 2-0 after a slow start, the Wildcats rallied late in the first half, sparked by junior Laura Glassanos' three goals and one assist.

The Wildcats (11-0) remained unbeaten. The visiting Cardinal dropped to 6-5.

No. 2 Duke 11, Notre Dame 8: Led by Rachel Sanford (four goals), the Blue Devils outlasted the host Fighting Irish (3-7), extending their winning streak to five.

Junior goalie Megan Huether made 11 saves for Duke (10-2).

No. 6 North Carolina 14, Vanderbilt 9: Down 2-0 midway through the first half, the Tar Heels (10-3), led by Allison Higgins (four goals, one assist), scored six unanswered goals.

The host Commodores dropped to 3-6.

No. 10 Hofstra 9, Old Dominion 8: Sophomore Casey McGrath scored the game-winning goal with 2:11 remaining in the second overtime period to lead the Pride (11-1, 4-0 CAA).

Hostra sophomore Kim Hillier scored with 1.9 seconds left in regulation, sending the game into overtime against the host Monarchs (3-7, 0-3).

No. 20 Delaware 12, No. 19 James Madison 10: On the strength of senior Erin Edell's four goals, the Blue Hens (5-4, 2-2 CAA) defeated the host Dukes (6-5, 1-2) for the first time in five years.

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