NCAA women first round: Loyola advances; Hopkins, Towson fall

Loyola Maryland punched its ticket to the second round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament with a 10-4 win over Massachusetts (18-2) on Friday night, pulling away by scoring six of the game's seven second-half goals.

Sydney Thomas and Annie Thomas (John Carroll) combined for four goals and four assists for the Greyhounds. Hannah Schmitt (John Carroll) had three goals and an assist, and Molly Wolf (Bryn Mawr) made 10 saves.


The Greyhounds (15-5) will face No. 7 seed Boston College at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Georgetown 9, Johns Hopkins 8, OT: The Blue Jays overcame a 6-4 halftime deficit to tie the game at 8, but Kelyn Freedman scored the winning goal with 3:15 left in overtime to lift the Hoyas (10-8) over the Blue Jays (15-4).


Midfielder Dene' DiMartino led the Blue Jays with a hat trick. The Hoyas, who avenged an 11-10 overtime loss to the Blue Jays on March 21, will face No. 3 North Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Stony Brook 10, Towson 8: The Seawolves (17-3) took a 9-0 halftime lead, but the Tigers rallied to close within two with 57 seconds remaining on a goal from Andi Raymond.

Raymond finished with two goals. Junior attacker Taylor Moore had three goals for the Tigers (11-8). Despite the loss, the Tigers outshot the Seawolves 21-15. Stony Brook will play Syracuse on Sunday at 3 p.m.


Penn 9, Canisius 4: The Quakers (13-4) jumped out to a 7-2 halftime lead and held on for the win over the Golden Griffins (12-7). The Quakers will face No. 1 seed Maryland at noon Sunday.

Duke 13, Stanford 8: Karrin Maurer scored four goals to led the Blue Devils (10-7) past the Cardinal (14-5) and into the NCAA second round.

Notre Dame 18, High Point 4: Three players recorded at least three goals for the Fighting Irish (10-8), who opened a 12-2 halftime lead over the Panthers (14-6).

Rachel Sexton scored four goals for Notre Dame.


Denver 12, Jacksonville 8: The Pioneers (19-1) scored four straight second-half goals to break the game open and cruise to the win over the Dolphins (14-6).

Princeton 16, Penn State 13: Erin McMunn (Winters Mill) scored three second-half goals to help the Tigers (12-6) erase an 8-6 halftime deficit and hand the Nittany Lions (10-8) the loss.

Boston College 17, Bryant 9: Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) had five goals and three assists to lead the Eagles (14-5) to the win over the Bulldogs (14-5). Sarah Mannelly contributed four goals and two assists for the Eagles.

Louisville 11, Ohio State 10, 2OT: Nikki Boltja scored the winning goal in double overtime to send the Cardinals (16-3) past the Buckeyes (13-7) and into the second round of the NCAA tournament. Boltja had four goals to lead her team.