Women's lacrosse roundup (Feb. 27): No. 1 Terps edge No. 5 North Carolina, 8-7, to stay undefeated

Megan Whittle (McDonogh) scored four goals as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (3-0) beat No. 5 host North Carolina, 8-7, on Saturday.

"I think today was quite a defensive battle on both sides," Maryland coach Cathy Reese said. "I thought our defense played well. I think we had a great first half; Megan Taylor did a great job in goal for us today and made some great saves. Carolina's defense played well and made it hard for us to find looks on goal. I think that's why we saw a low-scoring game from two of the most powerful offenses."


Three of Whittle's goals came in the second half as the Tar Heels (3-2) challenged the Terps and tied the game three times. Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) added two goals while Caroline Steele (Severn) and Kacie Longo (South River) each scored once.

In her second career start, freshman Taylor (Glenelg) made eight saves and scooped one ground ball.

UMBC 13, George Washington 3: Ashley Peacock tied her season high with 11 saves, and the host Retrievers (3-1) beat the Colonials (0-2).

Carolyn Jamison (Westminster), Sam Nolan (Fallston) and Caroline Haggerty (John Carroll) each scored three goals in UMBC's victory. Jamison has scored multiple goals in every game this season, accumulating a team-high 13; this was her third consecutive game with three or more.

Navy 21, Liberty 7: The host Mids (4-1) broke a 2-all score with a 6-0 run in the first half and beat the Flames (1-3).

Navy was led by Julia Collins (River Hill) with four goals and three goals each by Jenna Collins (River Hill), Morgan Young (Towson) and Codi Mullen.

Lehigh 12, Mount St. Mary's 3: Kelly Maloney (River Hill) scored twice, but the Mount (0-2) fell to the host Mountain Hawks (2-1).


No. 10 Virginia 16, No. 3 Penn State 13: With the game tied at 12, the host Cavaliers (3-1) scored four straight to upset the Nittany Lions (2-1).

Kelly Reese (Severn) had a game-high five goals and Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park) made 11 saves for Virginia and held Penn State to 4-for-11 on free-position shots. Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) had four goals for Penn State.

Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week: Sydney Pirreca, Florida

No. 4 Florida 16, Dartmouth 6: Ten Gators scored, including three goals each from Sammi Burgess (McDonogh), Nicole Graziano and Mollie Stevens, as Florida (4-0) beat the visiting Big Green (2-1).

The victory marked the 100th win at Florida for coach Amanda O'Leary.

O'Leary, who has the fifth-best winning record in active Division I women's lacrosse, is 100-27 (.787) all time at Florida, with a career record of 262-92 (.740).

No. 13 Louisville 7, No. 14 Boston College 6, OT: Hannah Koloski scored on a free-position shot with nine seconds left in overtime to lift the visiting Cardinals (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) over the Eagles (2-2, 0-2).


Kaylin Morissette and Kelli Gerding (North Harford) led Louisville with two goals each.

No. 9 Princeton 10, Georgetown 9: Anya Gersoff converted on a free-position attempt with 7.4 seconds left to lift the host Tigers (3-0) over the Hoyas (0-3).

Princeton had a 6-2 lead at halftime before Georgetown responded with a 6-2 run. Francesca Whitehurst (Roland Park) had four goals for the Hoyas. Olivia Hompe had a game-high five goals for Princeton.

No. 17 Stanford 13, Harvard 4: Lucy Dikeou and Alex Poplawski each scored three goals to lead the host Cardinal (3-1) past the Crimson (1-2).

Cornell 9, No. 19 Albany 5: Emily Tripodi had two assists and tied the program record for career assists (91) as the host Big Red (2-0) beat the Great Danes (0-1).

Amie Dickson led Cornell with three goals and an assist.

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