National lacrosse: No. 1 Notre Dame upset at home by St. John's, 12-10
By From Sun staff reports
Mar 31, 2013 | 2:37 AM
St. John's started a 4-0 run late in the first quarter and built a lead that top-ranked Notre Dame couldn't overcome. Kevin Cernuto led the way with four goals and three assists as the unranked Red Storm (7-2, 2-1 Big East) upset the host Fighting Irish, 12-10, in men's lacrosse Saturday.
Sean Rogers scored his first of three goals to give Notre Dame (6-2, 1-1) a 2-1 lead with 6:31 left in the first quarter.
St. John's 4-0 run started with an unassisted goal by Cernuto with 2:20 left in the quarter. Keith Switzer scored the next one and was followed by two from Kieran McArdle (three goals, two assists), and the Red Storm led 5-2 with just over 10 minutes left in the first half.
No. 2 Denver 14, Hobart 5: Eric Adamson, Wesley Berg and Cameron Flint scored three goals each to lead the visiting Pioneers (7-2, 3-0 Eastern Colleges Athletic Conference) past the Statesmen (4-5, 1-2).
No. 3 Duke 12, Harvard 11: The visiting Blue Devils (8-4), led by Jordan Wolfe with a hat trick, scored four of the final five goals to beat the Crimson (4-5).
No. 9 Penn State 16, No. 2 Florida 11: Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) put Penn State ahead 11-10 with 18:29 left as the host Nittany Lions (7-3, 2-0 American Lacrosse Conference) upset the Gators (13-1, 1-1).
Penn State scored five of the next six goals over the final 7:11 against the No. 2 defense in the country to pull away. Tatum Coffey scored a game-high four goals for the Nittany Lions.
No. 3 North Carolina 18, Virginia Tech 11: The visiting Tar Heels (11-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored nine goals in each half against the Hokies (6-5, 0-3).
Kara Cannizarro and Jessica Griffin each scored four goals for Carolina.
No. 4 Northwestern 13, No. 6 Syracuse 12: Alyssa Leonard broke the eighth and final tie by scoring the game-winner with 6:09 left as the host Wildcats (9-1) beat the Orange (5-3).
Ali Cassera of Northwestern and Alyssa Murray of Syracuse each scored five goals. The Wildcats 1/2 minutes and ended the Orange winning streak at three games in a rematch of last year's national championship game.
Boston College 10, No. 10 Virginia 7: Sarah Mannelly scored three goals to lead the host Eagles (15-6, 2-2 ACC) past the Cavaliers (6-6, 0-4). Virginia's Liz Colgan (Notre Dame Prep) made six saves.
No. 11 Massachusetts 20, LaSalle 11: Cori Murray (three goals, three assists) recorded her 100th career point as the Minutewomen (9-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10) beat the Explorers (8-2, 0-1).
Princeton 12, No. 12 Cornell 10: Erin McMunn (Winters Mill) had two goals and two assists and the visiting Tigers (6-3, 3-0 Ivy League) upset the Big Red (6-3, 2-2).
No. 13 Stony Brook 9, Albany 2: The host Seawolves (10-2, 2-0 America East), led by Demmianne Cook with three goals, went on a 6-0 run in the second half to beat the Great Danes (6-4, 1-1).
No. 15 Dartmouth 8, Brown 7: Sarah Byrne scored the game-winner with 13.8 seconds left to lift the host Big Green (7-3, 3-0 Ivy League) over the Bears (7-2, 1-2).