Towson women rally, beat ODU, 11-8

Hillary Fratzke and Nikki Marcinik each scored three goals and visiting Towson overcame a two-goal half-time deficit to beat Old Dominion, 11-8, in the regular-season finale at Foreman Field yesterday.

The No. 16 Tigers (11-5, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association) held the Lady Monarchs (4-8, 0-6) to one goal in the second half.


Towson hadn't beaten Old Dominion in three years.

Monmouth 10, Mount St. Mary's 4 -- Katelyn Catanese and Ashley Johnson each scored twice in a losing effort for the visiting Mount (9-8, 5-3 Northeast Conference). The Hawks (13-4, 7-1) used an 8-2 first-half run to clinch the third seed in the NEC tournament, which begins Sunday at Monmouth's Kessler Field.


National men

No. 5 Notre Dame 14, Lehigh 7 -- Ryan Hoff (Dulaney) scored four goals as the visiting Fighting Irish (9-2) won their second straight. Notre Dame broke open a tie at 2 by scoring nine straight. Brian Bienemann and Ricky Cornetta each had two goals for the Mountain Hawks (6-9).

National women

No. 1 Northwestern 16, No. 11 North Carolina 3 -- The host Wildcats (15-0) went on a 7-0 run in the first half to beat the Tar Heels (11-5). Casey Donohoe (Notre Dame Prep), Hannah Nielsen and Danielle Spencer each had three goals for Northwestern, which has won 40 straight games, tying an NCAA record.

No. 7 Notre Dame 20, Rutgers 9 -- Jillian Byers scored five first-half goals to power the Fighting Irish (11-5, 4-1 Big East) past the host Scarlet Knights (7-9, 2-3).

No. 8 Georgetown 16, Connecticut 7 -- Freshman Jordy Kirr (Bryn Mawr) recorded a career-high eight points (three goals, five assists) for the visiting Hoyas (10-5, 3-2).

No. 14 Vanderbilt 11, No. 10 Duke 10 -- The host Commodores (12-4) -- led by Katherine Denkler's three goals -- built a 7-5 halftime lead and held off a late rally to upset the Blue Devils (9-6).