Third-seeded Syracuse (11-2) overcame a slow start and held on late to beat fourth-seeded Duke, 15-14, and win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. With the No. 4 Orange (11-2) leading 15-12 with three minutes remaining, the No. 6 Blue Devils' Thomas Zenker and Myles Jones scored in a span of 24 seconds to make it a one-goal game with 2:32 remaining. But Syracuse kept the Blue Devils (11-5) from scoring the equalizer and claimed its first ACC title in its second year in the league. Kevin Rice, Randy Staats and Nicky Galasso led the way for the Orange with three goals apiece. Rice finished with four assists and tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Jack Bruckner led all Duke scorers with five goals, while Jones finished with three goals and two assists.
More: With an 11-8 victory over fifth-seeded Army West Point at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, second-seeded Colgate won its Patriot League tournament title. Cameron Williams had four goals for the No. 18 Raiders (10-4), and Ryan Walsh, the tournament's MVP, added two goals and two assists. The Black Knights (10-6) were led by John Glesener, who had his fourth hat trick of the season and an assist for a team-high four points. Cole Johnson recorded three points on a goal and two assists.
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Mount St. Mary's rallies to beat Bryant in overtime, 9-8
Down by as many as four goals in the first half, visiting Mount St. Mary's stormed back to defeat defending Northeast Conference champion Bryant in overtime, 9-8, in its regular-season finale. Sammie Knapp (Loch Raven) scored the winning goal on a free-position shot. The Mountaineers (6-10, 5-2), who are the third seed in the NEC tournament, scored the final three goals of the second half to force overtime, then defeated Bryant (12-4, 6-1) for the first time since 2011.
Nation: Syracuse's Kayla Treanor scored with 1:44 left in the second overtime period to lift the sixth-seeded Orange to a 9-8 win over top-seeded North Carolina (15-3) in the ACC tournament final at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The loss ended the No. 2 Tar Heels' seven-game winning streak and marked their first loss since March 21. Treanor, the tournament's MVP, and Halle Majorana, a Maryland transfer, each scored twice for Syracuse (14-6). Aly Messinger led North Carolina with two goals and an assist. … No. 12 Penn's Tory Bensen scored her third goal with 2:46 remaining to break a tie and send the host Quakers (12-3, 6-1 Ivy League) to a 10-9 win over Cornell (9-6, 4-3). … No. 10 Stanford set a school record for goals in a game by beating host California, 25-9. The Cardinal finished Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play at 9-0, and its 13-2 overall record tied a school mark for fewest losses in a regular season. The Golden Bears fell to 3-13, 2-7.
Mackrides leads Bayhawks to 15-11 win over Launch
Matt Mackrides had a career-high seven points as the Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the Florida Launch, 15-11, in their first Major League Lacrosse road game this season. "I was just trying to put myself in good position to score when I was off-ball. Whenever I was initiating, I kept my head up and tried to find the open man," said Mackrides, who finished with four goals and three assists. Ben Rubeor (Loyola Blakefield) added two goals for Chesapeake (2-0). Jack Rice (Boys' Latin) scored twice, and Matt Striebel had a goal and two assists against the Launch (0-2). "It was a hard-fought game, and I thought our guys showed a lot of toughness and heart," coach Dave Cottle said. "As a team, we really battled today. We played like we cared about each other, and we are ecstatic to be 2-0 at this point." Goalie Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh) had 10 saves in the win.
NFL draft: Miami tight end Clive Walford had a predraft meeting with the Ravens, according to NFL sources. Walford dominated Senior Bowl practices, especially in red-zone drills. He is the second-ranked tight end in the draft, behind Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams. He's generally graded as a second- to third-round draft pick.
College baseball: Maryland coach John Szefc earned his 100th career victory at the school as the No. 21 Terps (30-13, 11-4 Big Ten Conference) completed a weekend sweep of host Purdue (13-31, 1-14) with a 4-3 win. … Visiting Towson (12-29-2, 6-12 Colonial Athletic Association) scored five runs in the top of the first inning and held off a late rally by James Madison (15-25, 4-14) to win their weekend series finale, 8-7.
Varsity girls track: Milford Mill finished fourth in the in the finals of the Large Schools 400-meter relay Saturday at the Penn Relays. Millers junior Erykah Ellerby and seniors Yinka Alabi, Destiny Moore and Aliya Sharp completed the race in 47.86 seconds, a new Baltimore County record and best among Maryland public schools. Jamaica's St. Catherine was first (46.89 seconds).
Golf: Ryan McCarthy birdied the 18th hole in the day's final pairing to lift Baltimore Country Club to a 91/2-81/2 victory in the championship match of the 92nd Team Matches of the Maryland State Golf Association.
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