Lacrosse roundup (Feb. 13): Grant Limone's stops lead No. 11 Loyola over Virginia, 11-4

Loyola's Jason Crane gets hit with an intended shot in front of goalie Grant Limone (42) at Ridley Athletic Complex on April 21, 2015.

Grant Limone made 14 saves to help No. 11 Loyola Maryland earn an 11-4 victory over host No. 7 Virginia in the season opener for both teams Saturday.

The four goals were the fewest Virginia scored since losing, 17-2, to Duke on April 16, 2005.


Six players scored for the Greyhounds (1-0), led by three from Tyler Albrecht. Brian Sherlock and Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) each added two goals and two assists for Loyola.

Virginia (0-1) outshot the Greyhounds 40-33, but the Cavaliers put just 18 of those shots on goal.


Loyola led 5-0 midway through the second quarter and never led by fewer than three goals the rest of the game.

Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield), the Baltimore Sun's Male High School Athlete of the Year in 2015, scored with 1:20 left in the first half to cut Virginia's deficit to 5-2 at halftime.

Limone made four saves in the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers took just five shots in the final period. Jared Mintzlaff caused two turnovers for the Greyhounds.

State women

Towson 10, Jacksonville 9, OT: Carly Tellekamp scored the winning goal in overtime to lift the Tigers (2-0) over the host Dolphins (0-2).

Tellekamp and Emily Gillingham both had their first career hat trick.

With Towson trailing by one in the second half, Gillingham scored her third goal to tie the game at 9 with 10:17 to go.

The Tigers won the opening draw in overtime and, after a foul call on Jacksonville, Tellekamp scored with 1:38 remaining to win it.


Angie Benson finished with eight saves for Towson.

Nation men

No. 2 Denver 10, Air Force 9: Nate Marano scored two of his four goals in the final five minutes to lead the Pioneers (1-0) over the host Falcons (0-2).

Trailing 8-3 with 2:38 to go in the second quarter, Air Force rallied to score six in a row to take a 9-8 lead into the fourth quarter. Marano tied the game at 9 with 4:43 remaining before adding the winning goal with 1:53 to play.

Cameron Carter (Dulaney) had a team-high two goals for the Falcons, who finished with a 40-27 advantage in shots.

No. 5 Syracuse 18, Siena 5: Dylan Donahue scored four goals and added five assists to help the host Orange (1-0) beat the Saints (0-1).


Syracuse's Warren Hill made five saves and Ben Williams won 12 of his 16 draws.

The Orange outshot Siena 41-18.

No. 8 North Carolina 14, Furman 6: Five Tar Heels combined for 12 goals and host North Carolina (2-0) defeated the Paladins (0-2).

Luke Goldstock scored in his 19th straight game to lead the Tar Heels with three goals and an assist.

North Carolina outshot Furman 50-23 and won 12 of the last 14 faceoffs.

No. 12 Ohio State 16, Detroit 5: JTBlubaugh scored four goals to lead the host Buckeyes (2-0) over the Titans (0-1).


Colin Chell (Boys' Latin) had a goal and an assist, and Jake Withers won 14 of 17 faceoffs for Ohio State.

Nation women

No. 10 Virginia 10, No. 4 Northwestern 8: Kelly Boyd (St. Paul's) and Posey Valis (McDonogh) each scored two goals at the Cobb County Classic in Kennesaw, Ga., to help the Cavaliers (1-0) end their nine-game losing streak to the Wildcats (1-1).

With the score tied at 5 in the second half, Virginia got back-to-back goals from Maggie Jackson and Boyd to take a 7-5 lead.

After a Northwestern goal, the Cavaliers went on a 3-0 run for a 10-6 lead and held on.

The Wildcats outshot Virginia 28-27, but Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park) had 12 saves to help secure the win.


No. 8 Florida 12, Michigan 11: Shayna Pirreca scored three goals in the final six minutes and assisted on the winning goal with 10 seconds left to lead the Gators (2-0) to a come-from-behind victory over the visiting Wolverines (1-1).

After leading 8-5 at the beginning of the second half, Florida allowed six straight goals to trail 11-8 with 10:03 to go. Florida then scored four in a row to seal the win.

No. 9 Notre Dame 13, No. 15 Stanford 9: The host Fighting Irish (2-0) scored eight straight goals in less than 13 minutes midway through the second half to defeat the visiting Cardinal (0-1).

Cortney Fortunato had four goals and Grace Muller (McDonogh) scored the eventual decisive goal to give Notre Dame a 7-6 lead with 13:11 remaining.

No. 18 Southern Cal 21, Stetson 2: Michaela Michael scored six goals as the host Trojans (1-0) dominated the Hatters (0-2).

USC led 15-1 at halftime and finished with a 37-4 advantage in shots.


No. 19 Ohio State 22, Detroit 8: Molly Wood scored five goals to lead the host Buckeyes (1-0) in a rout of the Titans (0-1).

Ohio State started the game with a 12-1 run and held a 15-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.