The top-ranked Duke men's lacrosse team fell for the first time this season yesterday, dropping an 11-7 decision to No. 10 Georgetown in front of an announced 2,412 in Washington. The Blue Devils fell to 8-1 on the year, and the Hoyas improved to 4-2.
Georgetown scored three goals in the first four minutes of the game, with Todd Cochran, Andrew Baird and Chris Schuville finding the back of the net.
Duke responded late in the quarter when Ned Crotty fed Zack Greer for a goal to trim the lead to 3-1.
To begin the second quarter, the Hoyas were penalized for an illegal stick, but the Blue Devils were unable to take advantage of the three-minute penalty.
Max Quinzani sparked the Duke offense, scoring three straight goals to push the Blue Devils ahead 4-3 with his unassisted tally at the 2:16 mark of the second quarter.
Matt Danowski, who assisted on two of Quinzani's goals, sent Duke to halftime with a transition goal two seconds before halftime.
After each team fired nine shots in the opening 15 minutes, Duke held a 13-2 advantage in the second quarter. But the Hoyas closed the game with three goals in the final 4:07 to preserve the win.
Quinzani paced Duke with three goals, and Danowski finished with two goals and two assists.
With his four points, Danowski increased his career total to 298 to move past former Cornell standout Mike French into sixth place on the NCAA's all-time scoring list. He also became just the 15th player in NCAA history to record 150 assists in a career.
Brendan Cannon led the Hoyas with two goals and three assists.
No. 18 UMBC 12, No. 17 Ohio State 11, 2OT -- Sophomore attackman Matt Latham scored with 2:24 remaining in the second overtime period, and the Retrievers won their second consecutive overtime contest, defeating the host Buckeyes (4-3). Latham scored a career-high three goals in the game, and UMBC junior attackman Ryan Smith had a six-point game with three goals and three assists. The Retrievers (4-3) have won three straight and four of their past five games. UMBC leads the series 5-2, and four of those victories have occurred in overtime. UMBC came off an 8-7 triple-overtime victory over No. 6 Maryland on March 14 and has won five straight overtime decisions dating to last season.
No. 13 Loyola 15, Massachusetts 1 -- Senior Shane Koppens scored one goal and added three assists to lead a team effort against the Minutemen. In what started as a low-scoring game, freshman goalkeeper Jake Hagelin stopped Massachusetts' first five shots on goal and kept the Minutemen (2-5, 0-1 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) off the scoreboard until 6:12 remained in the first quarter. The Greyhounds (4-3, 3-0), who played tough defense for most of the opening quarter, were able to answer with their second shot of the game and never looked back. The Greyhounds took the lead less than two minutes into the second quarter when freshman Stephen Murray bounced a shot off the hard Garber Field turf. The momentum carried into the second half for the Greyhounds, with three goals in a 28-second span. Koppens' four points led all scorers, while Daly, Finnerty and Gale each scored two goals in the win. Hagelin ended the game with a career-high 14 saves. The loss was also the worst home defeat in UMass history, eclipsing their 14-2 loss to Dartmouth in 1965, and featured the fewest goals scored by the Minutemen since scoring one against Brown in 1964.
Mount St. Mary's 11, Wagner 6 -- Joe Derwent (Glenelg) scored three of his four goals to power an 8-1 Mountaineers run to close the game. Mark Stapor and Brendan Harrison scored two goals each for visiting Mount St. Mary's (1-5, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Washington College 16, McDaniel 9 -- Kolyn Kirby and Chris Read scored five goals each to lead the Shoremen (7-0, 1-0 Centennial Conference) past the Green Terror. Chris Edmonds (St. Vincent Pallotti) scored three times for McDaniel (3-3, 0-1), which trailed 11-1 before halftime.
St. Mary's 12, Christopher Newport 5 -- Freshman midfielder Patrick Cavanaugh recorded a hat trick and the host Seahawks (4-5) halted the Captains' three-game winning streak. St. Mary's led 33-17 in ground balls and 45-22 in shots.
Goucher 7, Merchant Marine 5 -- Austin Main made 16 saves to lead the visiting Gophers (5-2, 1-0 Landmark Conference) past the Mariners (3-4, 0-1).