No. 1 Maryland used a 5-0 run late in the second half to overtake Johns Hopkins and win, 11-10, in the Big Ten men’s lacrosse championship Friday night at Penn State.
The Blue Jays (4-9) scored the first goal of the second half for a 9-6 lead. The Terps defense would deny them another goal until 1:44 left in the game. Maryland (12-0) started the 5-0 run on a Jared Bernhardt goal with 12:20 left in the third quarter. Kyle Long gave the Terps a 10-9 lead, its first lead since 4-3 with 7:49 left in the first quarter.
Daniel Maltz gave Maryland an 11-9 lead with 1:57 left before Hopkins drew within one with 1:44 left. Terps Anthony DeMaio scored on an open goal with 21 seconds left to end the scoring.
Maryland advances to the NCAA Division I tournament. The schedule for the tournament will be announced Sunday night.
Salisbury 12, Christopher Newport 9: Jack Dowd scored with 10:55 left in the first half to break a 2-2 tie and give the Sea Gulls (13-1) the lead for good as they claimed the Coast-to-Coast Conference Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. Dowd, Griffin Moroney and Jarrett Bromwell all finished with three goals for Salisbury. Zac Hanway made 12 saves for the Captains (11-5).
York 11, Stevenson 0: Brendan O’Sullivan made four goals and the Spartans (14-1) shut out the host Mustangs (8-1) in the MAC Commonwealth championship. Marc Poust made 13 saves for Stevenson.
Salisbury 25, Morrisville State 1: Anna Robinson (McDonogh) had four goals and four assists to lead the Sea Gulls (16-0) over the Mustangs (7-3) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament at Washington & Lee. Salisbury advances to face Washington & Jefferson in Saturday’s regional semifinals.
No. 8 Georgetown 10, No. 7 Denver 9: Dylan Hess scored the go-ahead goal with four minutes left in the game and the Hoyas (12-2) successfully defended their Big East Conference championship at Providence on Saturday.
Georgetown won its third straight Big East title. The game featured five ties. The Pioneers (12-4) led 8-6 with 2:06 left in the third quarter. Georgetown went on a 3-0 run to take a 9-8 lead on Hess’ second goal. Denver’s Ethan Walker answered with 6:39 left in the game to knot the score at 9-9.
Hess finished with a hat trick. Walker and Jackson Morrill (McDonogh) each scored twice for Denver.
No. 13 Drexel 15, Hofstra 11: The Dragons (10-2) used an 8-0 run that spanned both halves to pull away from the host Pride (8-6) and claim the Colonial Athletic Association title game. Reid Bowering had a game-high five goals and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Aidan Coll had a hat trick for Drexel.
No. 18 Vermont 15, Albany 10: Thomas McConvey scored four goals and Tommy Burke won 23 of 29 faceoffs to lead the Catamounts (9-4) to their first America East Championship at UMBC. The game featured six ties and Vermont used a 6-0 run to win. Corey Yunker had six goals for the Great Danes (8-5).
Bryant 16, No. 19 St. Joseph’s 10: Tied 9-9 late in the third quarter, the Bulldogs (9-3) scored seven of the final eight goals to upset the host and top-seeded Hawks (9-4) and win the Northeast Conference championship. Marc O’Rourke scored four goals and Trevor Weingarten had three goals for Bryant. Ryan Doran had a hat trick for St. Joseph’s.
No. 7 Florida 19, Temple 4: Brianna Harris (Broadneck) and Shannon Kavanagh each scored six goals and Grace Haus (Notre Dame Prep) had four goals to lead the host Gators (16-2) past the Owls (12-5) in the American Athletic Conference title game. Florida used two runs, 5-0 and 6-0, in the first half to take control. The Gators have won 13 straight games, secured their seventh-consecutive and eighth overall conference title and won the regular-season title and conference championship for the eighth time.
No. 6 Stony Brook 16, Albany 9: The host Seawolves (14-2) claimed their eighth-straight America East Conference championship by beating the Great Danes (11-7). Stony Brook extended its winning streak against league opponents to 54 games. Ally Kennedy had a game-high five goals and Kaeli Huff had a hat trick for the Seawolves.
No. 14 Denver 13, Connecticut 7: The Pioneers (15-1) used tough defense to limit the Huskies (12-6) and eight goal-scorers provided offense as Denver won its first Big East Championship at Georgetown. UConn was held to 12 shots on goal. Caroline Wiseman had a hat trick for Denver. The Pioneers extended their winning streak to 15 games and have won two conference titles, including the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title in 2014.
No. 15 Stanford 17, Colorado 10: The host Cardinal stayed perfect at 11-0 and beat the Buffaloes (8-7) to claim the Pac-12 championship. Ali Baiocco and Katherine Gjertsen each scored five goals for Stanford and Sadie Grozier had a game-high six goals for Colorado.
No. 18 Jacksonville 13, Liberty 8: Sarah Elms (Severna Park) scored six goals and Jenny Kinsey (Howard) had four goals to lead the Dolphins (11-1) over the Flames (10-9) in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship at Kennesaw State. Jacksonville’s defense limited Liberty to four goals per half. Brooke Bryan led the Flames with four goals.
James Madison 14, Hofstra 7: Charlotte Haggerty, Isabella Peterson and Kacey Knobloch each scored three goals to lead the host Dukes (10-4) past the Pride (6-6) in a Colonial Athletic Association semifinal Friday night. JMU hosts No. 8 Drexel, a 15-14 winner in overtime over Towson, in Sunday’s championship at noon.