Roundup: Whittle, Griffin lead No. 1 Terps over Penn, 12-7, in women's lacrosse
From Sun staff reports|
Mar 19, 2015 | 3:00 AM
Megan Whittle (McDonogh) and Brooke Griffin (South River) each scored four goals to power the No. 1 Maryland women to a 12-7 victory over No. 11 Penn on Wednesday.
The host Terps (8-0) won 16 of 21 draws and outshot the Quakers (6-1) 36-13. Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) also had a hat trick for Maryland.
The Terps broke a 2-2 tie midway through the first half with a 5-0 run that spanned both halves, in which Griffin and Whittle accounted for all of the goals. The run gave Maryland a 7-2 lead with 26:48 to play.
No. 17 Loyola Maryland 15, Bucknell 7: Kara Burke (Dulaney), Hannah Schmitt and Shannon Aikens (Mercy) each had hat tricks to power the host Greyhounds (4-4, 2-0 Patriot League) past the Bison (2-7, 0-2).
After the teams traded goals in the opening 1:20, Schmitt started a 4-0 run with 23:40 left in the first half. Loyola Maryland used an 8-0 run that spanned both halves to put the game out of reach.
Delaware 6, Towson 5: Caitlin McCartney's goal with 16.7 seconds to play in regulation lifted the host Blue Hens (6-3, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) over the Tigers (2-3, 0-1).
Freshmen Erika Cavallo and Emily Gillingham led the Tigers with two goals each.
Delaware jumped out to a 3-0 lead with 15:11 to go in the half. Towson used back-to-back free-position goals from Andi Raymond and Gillingham to pull to within 3-2 with 7:25 left in the first half. Cavallo tied the game at 3 with her score at 4:27. The Blue Hens went back on top 4-3 as Casey Lyons finished off a pass from Kara Dattellas at 2:56. Cavallo scored her second goal with 58 seconds to go to tie the game at 4 entering halftime.
Frostburg State 19, St. Andrews 1: After losing their first two games, the Bobcats have won six straight.
Malory Brunett (River Hill) had a game-high five goals for Frostburg State. The Knights fell to 1-8.
Salisbury 13, Cabrini 6: The host Cavaliers (3-3) had a three-minute-long opening possession, but that didn't keep the Sea Gulls (5-3) from taking a 4-0 lead in the first quarter and winning in Division III.
Carson Kalama (Bel Air) led the way for Salisbury with four goals. Thomas Cirillo had three goals, including two in the first quarter.
Salisbury led 8-2, outshot Cabrini 17-13, and won 16 of 24 ground balls and seven of 12 faceoffs in the first half.
Betsy Angel (Roland Park) cut Virginia's lead to 8-6 with 23:27 left in the second half before the four-goal run. Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) finished with a game-high four goals for the Cavaliers.
Angel and Stephanie Finley had a hat trick for James Madison.
No. 13 Princeton 12, No. 16 Penn State 11: Madison Cyr's last-minute heroics weren't enough to stop the Nittany Lions (5-3) from turning the ball over a season-high 16 times and falling to the host Tigers (5-1).
Cyr (Winters Mill) brought Penn State within a goal of Princeton twice in the closing 71/2 minutes. Her third and final goal came with 1:48 left.
Princeton's Liz Bannantine (McDonogh) picked off a pass by Cyr in the closing 16 seconds to preserve the win. Erin Slifer (South Carroll) finished with a game-high four goals for the Tigers.
No. 9 Ohio State 13, Cincinnati 8: Three-goal efforts by Mary Kate Facchina (Mount de Sales) and Kelsea Ayers powered the Buckeyes (8-1) past the host Bearcats (2-7).
No. 12 Louisville 16, Vanderbilt 9: Kaylin Morissette and Cortnee Daley each scored five goals to lead the host Cardinals (6-2) past the Commodores (3-5).