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Maryland's offense went cold in the fourth quarter, and host Duke rallied to beat the Terps in the final seconds yesterday.

The fifth-ranked Blue Devils (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored three unanswered goals in the final 12:04, and Jess Adam (Severn) scored the game-winner with three seconds left to beat the No. 3 Terrapins, 14-13.

Senior Lauren Cohen paced Maryland (2-1, 1-1) with four goals and an assist, while fellow senior Kelly Kasper (Century) scored three goals. Senior Dana Dobbie had two goals and an assist, and senior Casey Magor and sophomore Caitlyn McFadden (Notre Dame Prep) each added a goal and a pair of assists.

Maryland got off to a 6-3 lead 12:02 into the contest, but Duke scored three straight goals to tie the game.

Maryland's final goal came with 12:23 left, putting the Terps ahead, 13-11. With just less than two minutes remaining and down 13-12, Duke called a timeout. Coming out of the timeout, Adam drove to the goal from the left wing, drawing a second defender. Adam passed to Carolyn Davis at the top of the fan. Davis pushed toward the goal, faked out her defender and tied the game with a high shot with 1:29 left.

Davis scored six goals and added an assist to lead Duke. Megan Del Monte (St. Paul's) and Allie Johnson (Broadneck) added a pair of goals apiece, and Emma Hamm had a goal and two assists.

Towson 14, Loyola 9 -- Junior midfielder Hillary Fratzke scored a game-high three goals and added two assists to lead the visiting Tigers (2-0), who ended a 25-game losing streak to the Greyhounds (1-4). It was Towson's first win over Loyola since May 2, 1982. The Tigers outshot the Greyhounds 41-24.

Navy 21, Niagara 5 -- Freshman midfielder Meg Decker (Mount de Sales) scored six goals, while sophomore attacker Mary Ruttum (St. Mary's) had five goals and an assist to lead the host Midshipmen (2-0) to an easy victory over the Purple Eagles (0-1). After Niagara scored the first goal of the game, Navy scored the next five in a four-minute span.

Goucher 18, Guilford 16 -- Emily Blatter and Kate Knitter combined to score 12 goals in leading the Gophers past the host Quakers (0-2). Goucher (1-0) scored twice in the final 33 seconds of the first half to make the halftime score 8-8 and then outscored the Quakers 6-1 over the first 13:23 of the second half. Blatter scored five of her seven goals in the first period.

Marymount 21, Hood 4 -- Marymount's SpringAnne Hatfield (Old Mill) tied a Capital Athletic Conference record with 13 points (six goals and seven assists) to lead the Saints (1-0, 1-0 CAC) past the host Blazers (0-3, 0-2). Sarah Balukoff scored twice, while Lauren Perzan (Perry Hall) and Brandy Noel (Old Mill) scored Hood's other goals.

Nation

No. 2 Virginia 13, No. 4 Syracuse 8 -- Blair Weymouth had five goals and Ashley McCulloch had four assists to lead the host Cavaliers (3-0) to the win. Junior Katie Rowan had three goals and an assist for Syracuse (2-1).

No. 8 Penn 8, No. 6 North Carolina 7 -- Emma Spiro's goal with 14 seconds remaining gave the visiting Quakers (2-0) a win over the Tar Heels (4-1). Melissa Lehman scored twice, and Becca Edwards had three goals in the victory. North Carolina was paced by Kristen Carr's three goals.

No. 10 Yale 10, James Madison 9 -- Jenn Warden scored three times to lead the host Bulldogs (2-0) past the Dukes (0-2).

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