UM women win, earn top seed in ACC

The Baltimore Sun

The Maryland women's lacrosse team clinched the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament by defeating host Virginia Tech, 21-17, yesterday.

The Terps (14-2, 4-1 ACC) haven't been the top seed since 2003.

Krista Pellizzi sparked the Maryland offense, scoring four goals and assisting on one during a run in which the Terps scored nine of the first 10 second-half goals. The Hokies fell to 5-11 and 0-5.

Hofstra 14, Towson 11 -- Despite four goals and an assist by midfielder Hillary Fratzke, the visiting Tigers (6-8, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association) saw their two-game winning streak ended by the Pride (8-5, 5-1).

Mount St. Mary's 12, Villanova 7 -- Katelyn Catanese scored five goals to lead the Mountaineers (9-7) past the visiting Wildcats (6-8). The Mount will host the Northeast Conference tournament Friday and Sunday.

Salisbury 24, Marymount 2 -- Natalie Degele and Stephanie Shores had three goals apiece as 16 Sea Gulls (16-1) scored in the romp over the visiting Saints (1-13) in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament.

Goucher 10, St. Mary's 9 -- Marlo Tersigni scored on a free-position shot with 1:01 left to play to allow the Gophers (8-7) to defeat the visiting Seahawks (8-8) in the opening round of the CAC tournament.


Salisbury 17, St. Mary's 5 -- Eric Bishop led all scorers with five goals and junior Matt Hickman scored four as the host Sea Gulls (18-0) earned their berth in the NCAA Division III tournament in winning their 13th straight CAC title with the easy win over the Seahawks (11-6). Salisbury will make its 19th straight NCAA appearance.

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