UM beats UNC, captures ACC regular-season title

The Baltimore Sun

Second-ranked Maryland won its third straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship with a 13-8 home victory over No. 4 North Carolina on Saturday.

The Terrapins (14-0, 4-0 league) and Tar Heels (11-3, 3-1) played to a tie at 5 in the first half.

Karri Ellen Johnson provided Maryland with its first lead since the opening goal with a score at 28:46 in the second period. North Carolina's Megan Bosica tied the score shortly thereafter with her third goal, but the Terps ran off five unanswered goals.

Karissa Taylor made a nice play on the defensive end, drove the ball the length of the field and drew a foul that led to a free-position goal to spark Maryland's rally. A goal each from Caityln McFadden and Laura Merrifield and two goals from Johnson capped the run.

NO. 14 LOYOLA 17, CINCINNATI 4:: Abby Rehfuss and Grace Gavin each scored twice in the first five minutes, helping the Greyhounds (9-4, 2-3 Big East) take a 4-0 lead, and Loyola cruised to a victory over the host Bearcats (5-8, 0-5).

LEHIGH 11, NAVY 7:: Erin Rawlick's four goals weren't enough as the Midshipmen (9-4, 3-2 Patriot League) fell to the visiting Mountain Hawks (9-5, 3-2). The loss dropped Navy into fourth place in the conference.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S 19, WAGNER 8:: Katelyn Catanese had five goals as the Mount (6-9, 6-1 Northeast Conference) beat the host Seahawks (4-9, 3-3) to clinch its seventh straight conference tournament appearance.

UMBC 9, ALBANY 6:: Kara Dorr, Amanda Pappas and Ashley Stodter each scored two goals to help the visiting Retrievers (8-7, 3-2 America East) defeat the Great Danes (7-7, 3-2).

SALISBURY 11, COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY 6: : Beth Rhodey had five goals and an assist to lead the Sea Gulls (14-1 Capital Athletic Conference) past the visiting Lions (10-1).

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 18, WASHINGTON COLLEGE 2:: The Shorewomen (5-7, 0-6 Centennial) fell behind 14-0 in their loss to the visiting Diplomats (12-1, 7-0).

GOUCHER 18, SUSQUEHANNA 10:: Becca Smith scored a career-high six goals as the Gophers (5-6, 1-2 Landmark) defeated the Crusaders (6-5, 0-3).

MCDANIEL 13, HAVERFORD 11:: Brittany Baer had six goals to lift the visiting Green Terror (8-6, 4-3 Centennial) over the Fords (9-5, 3-4).

ST. MARY'S 16, STEVENSON 9:: Lauren Carrier had six goals as the host Seahawks (11-4, 6-1 CAC) defeated the Mustangs (7-6, 3-3).

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