Navy women have it easy, 24-0

The Baltimore Sun

Six players recorded hat tricks, and the Navy women's lacrosse team held visiting Saint Francis (Pa.) without a shot in routing the Red Flash, 24-0, yesterday.

Erin Rawlick scored a team-high four goals, and Katrina Nietsch, Brittany Amerau, Mary Ruttum, Sarah Bushong and Kaylene Klingenstein scored three times each.

The Midshipmen improved to 3-0. They have outscored their opponents 66-15 in their first three games as an NCAA Division I member. Saint Francis (Pa.) fell to 0-2.

Navy scored early and often, getting its first goal, by Klingenstein, 22 seconds into the game. The Mids had a 3-0 lead after three minutes, then scored three goals in an 18-second span.

The Mids led 17-0 at halftime after outshooting the Red Flash 26-0 in the opening 30 minutes.

Navy scored seven more times in the second half, including a pair of goals each by Amerau and Bushong. Navy's 17 assists were the third most in NCAA history. Their 41 points were good for third all time.

Towson 17, American 8 -- Junior midfielder Hillary Fratzke and sophomore attacker Jacie Kendall combined to score seven goals as the Tigers (3-0) used a strong second-half effort to win their third straight. Fratzke, who was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week on Monday, scored three goals and had three assists, and Kendall recorded a career-high four goals. Leading 7-5 at the half, Towson outscored the host Eagles (1-4) 10-3 in the second half to pull away.

Vermont 15, UMBC 4 -- The Retrievers (2-3, 1-1 America East Conference) took a 3-0 lead eight minutes into the game but were outscored 8-1 by the Catamounts (2-0, 1-0) in the second half. Megan Cook scored twice for UMBC.

Dickinson 20, Goucher 8 -- The Gophers (1-1) trailed by one after the first half, but the Red Devils (2-1) scored seven consecutive goals to open the second period. Kate Knitter scored four goals and had an assist - all in the first half - for Goucher. Both teams got off 16 shots in the first half, but in the second period, Dickinson outshot Goucher 27-5.

Men

No. 3 Virginia 24, VMI 5 -- Fourteen Cavaliers scored goals, led by Ben Rubeor (Loyola) with four, as host Virginia (5-0) routed Virginia Military (1-4). Rubeor's first goal was the 100th of his career. He became the 10th player in school history to reach that plateau. Danny Glading had a career-high six assists for the Cavaliers, all in the first half.

No. 4 Notre Dame 16, Villanova 6 -- The Fighting Irish (4-0) responded to an early goal by the host Wildcats (1-3) with eight straight goals en route to the victory. Ryan Hoff led Notre Dame with five goals and an assist.

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