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Rogers' hat trick lifts No. 7 Notre Dame over Hofstra in OT, 6-5

Sean Rogers completed his hat trick with the game-winner in overtime as the No.7 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team beat host Hofstra, 6-5, on Saturday at James M. Shuart Stadium.

Notre Dame (3-1) trailed 4-3 late in regulation when Jim Marlatt evened the score with 1:02 left. Marlatt had two goals and two assists on the day. Rogers gave the Irish a 5-4 lead with just 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter. His three goals matched a career-high. Rogers also had an assist.

Hofstra (2-3) forced overtime when Torin Varn scored with four seconds left in regulation. The Pride had the first possession in overtime, but a shot by Ian Braddish was stopped by goaltender John Kemp, who had eight saves for the Irish.

No. 10 Denver 14, No. 6 Penn State 6: Mark Matthew scored two goals in the first 1:30 of the second half to start a 7-0 run by the visiting Pioneers (4-1).

Matthew finished with a game-high four goals, and Jack Forster and Nick Dolik each scored twice for the Nittany Lions (3-2).

In the first quarter, Denver took a 3-0 lead before Penn State scored twice to pull within one. The Pioneers' seven-goal run in the second put the game out of reach.

No. 4 Massachusetts 14, Hartford 5: A pair of hat tricks by Art Kell and Colin Fleming paced the offense, while the Minutemen (6-0) defense held an opponent to less than 10 goals for a sixth straight time.

Will Manny had a pair of goals and four assists for Massachusetts.

Hartford (1-4) was led by Kevin O'Shea, who had a pair of goals.

No. 2 North Carolina 14, No. 11 Virginia 9: Becky Lynch and Abbey Friend each scored four goals to power the visiting Tar Heels (8-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) past the Cavaliers (3-3, 0-2).

North Carolina broke the third and final tie, at 6, with a 4-0 run.

No. 1 Northwestern 19, William & Mary 7: Taylor Thornton scored her first career hat trick, and a four-goal effort by Jessica Russo helped the host Wildcats (6-0) beat the Tribe (2-4).

Northwestern led by as many as 15 late in the game after scoring eight of the game's first nine goals.

No. 3 Duke 14, No. 12 Georgetown 7: Goalie Mollie Mackler made a season-high 18 saves, and Maddy Morrissey and Amanda Jones each had a hat trick to lead the host Blue Devils (7-2) past the Hoyas (2-2).

The Hoyas entered the contest averaging just over 14 goals per game.

No. 7 Florida 20, Temple 3: Gabi Wiegand had a game-high four goals, Shannon Gilroy and Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll) each had a hat trick and the host Gators (6-2) cruised past the Owls (5-2).

No. 7 Notre Dame 14, Boston University 11: Maggie Tamasitis had five goals and four assists and set a school record for career assists with 107 for the visiting Fighting Irish (4-0).

Notre Dame took a 10-4 lead at the half over the Terriers (1-4).

No. 10 Penn 14, Harvard 13, OT: Courtney Tomchik scored the game-winner with 24 seconds left in overtime to lift the host Quakers (3-2, 1-0 Ivy League) over the Crimson (2-2, 0-2).

Melanie Baskind scored four goals for Harvard, which led 10-5 in the second half before Penn rallied.

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