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State lacrosse roundup: Loyola Maryland holds off BU rally

Grant Limone finished with 17 saves, and the No. 19 Loyola Maryland men's lacrosse team held off host Boston University in the final quarter to win, 8-6, on Saturday.

The Greyhounds (7-6, 5-2 Patriot League) clinched a spot in the league tournament with the victory.

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Loyola took a 5-1 first-quarter lead, but the Terriers (6-6, 3-4) dominated possession and pace of play in the second half, slowing drawing to within two goals.

The Greyhounds scored the second half's first goal as Jack Carrigan picked up a ground ball, ran the ball into the box and fed Zack Sirico for a goal at 12:38, but Loyola would not score for the remaining 27-plus minutes.

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Meanwhile, Boston University scored the final three goals of the game, getting within two on Cal Dearth's second of the half with 6:41 to go in regulation. The Greyhounds did not allow the Terriers to draw closer as Limone made six of his saves in the fourth quarter. His total was one off his career high, set March 14 at Army.

No. 15 Towson 8, No. 20 Fairfield 7: Tyler Konen scored the eventual game-winner for an 8-5 lead with 10:36 left in the game and the Tigers (9-3, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) held on to beat the host Stags (7-5, 2-1).

Fairfield scored twice over the final 9:35, drawing to within one goal with 3:17 left to play. Max Siskind led seven Tigers in scoring with two goals. Joe Seider (Hereford) extended his scoring streak to 14 games with one goal.

Salisbury 8, Frostburg State 7, OT: Nathan Blondino scored the game-winner 49 seconds into overtime as the Sea Gulls (11-4, 7-0 Capital Athletic Conference) spoiled the host Bobcats' perfect record.

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Spenser Love (Winters Mill) gave Frostburg State (14-1, 5-1) a 7-6 lead with 5:50 left in the game. Salisbury responded by scoring the last two, including Brendan Bromwell game-tying goal with 2:54 left in regulation.

The Sea Gulls are alone atop the conference standings.

Vermont 11, UMBC 10: The host Retrievers (4-7, 0-4 America East) failed to protect a five-goal lead and fell to the Catamounts (4-9, 2-2).

Vermont's Ian MacKay scored the game-winner with 1:08 to play. It was the Catamounts' only lead of the day.

UMBC took two more shots: Max Maxwell hit the underside of the crossbar with 32 seconds left and Nate Lewnes' follow-up was saved by goalie Justin Rosenberg (18 saves).

Lewnes (St. Mary's) led the Retrievers with five goals.

Saint Joseph's 16, Mount St. Mary's 4: The league-leading Hawks (8-5, 4-0 Northeast Conference) opened with a 12-0 run and routed the host Mount (4-8, 1-3).

Mike Dougherty started the Saint Joseph's run with a natural hat trick in the opening 6 1/2 minutes. Justin Gosnell (Havre de Grace) scored twice for the Mountaineers.

Stevenson 21, Arcadia 3: The Mustangs (9-4, 4-0 Centennial Conference) won back-to-back games, beating York, 16-6, on Friday and the Knights (3-8, 1-4) on Saturday.

Visiting Stevenson built on its three-goal lead Saturday by scoring 16 straight. Tyler Fuhrman had four goals and three assists for the Mustangs.

Women

No. 17 Loyola Maryland 9, Boston University 6: The host Greyhounds (11-4, 7-0 Patriot League) clinched a first-round bye in the league tournament by beating the Terriers (6-7, 4-3).

Kara Burke (Dulaney) led Loyola with a game-high five points on four goals and an assist. Annie Thomas (John Carroll) scored twice for the Greyhounds, who led 6-4 at halftime.

Mallory Collins had four goals for Boston University.

The Terriers became just the third team this season to score before the Greyhounds, getting a goal at the 26:17 mark.

No. 20 Johns Hopkins 16, Bucknell 5: The visiting Blue Jays (11-2) put together a strong second half, outscoring the Bison (2-13) by 10-3 in the second half.

Johns Hopkins extended its winning streak to nine and was led by a trio of three-goal scorers: Shannon Fitzgerald, Dene' DiMartino and Haley Schweizer.

UMBC 19, UMass-Lowell 2: The host Retrievers (8-6, 3-1 America East) outscored the River Hawks (0-13, 0-4) by 11-0 in the first half.

UMBC was led by Marissa Davey with four goals and freshman Carolyn Jamison (Westminster) and Jennie Milligan (South River) with two goals and three assists each.

The 19 goals was a season high for the Retrievers.

Navy 11, Holy Cross 6: Casey Browne and Morgan Young (Towson) each scored three goals to lead the host Mids (12-3, 6-1 Patriot League) past the host Crusaders (4-11, 3-4).

Navy ended the first half on a 4-0 run to take a 5-1 lead at the break.

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