College lacrosse roundup (May 12): Notre Dame men beat Hopkins; top-seeded Penn State men rout UMBC
By Baltimore Sun staff
May 12, 2019 at 9:45 PM
Morrison Mirer scored four goals to help No. 7 seed Notre Dame secure a 16-9 win over visiting Johns Hopkins on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament.
Forry Smith and Joey Epstein each scored three goals for the Blue Jays (8-8), who trailed 10-2 at halftime before scoring four straight goals to pull within 10-6 with 8:47 remaining in the third quarter. The Fighting Irish (9-6) answered by scoring three of the next four goals.
Notre Dame will face No. 2 seed Duke in the quarterfinals Saturday in East Hartford, Conn.
No. 1 seed Penn State 25, UMBC 10: Mac O'Keefe and Jack Kelly each scored six goals to help the Nittany Lions (15-1) rout the visiting Retreivers.
Tewaaraton Award finalist Grant Ament added three goals and five assists for Penn State (15-1), which earned its first NCAA tournament victory in program history.
Ryan Frawley scored six goals to lead UMBC (7-9), which beat Marist in a play-in game last week after winning the America East Conference tournament to reach the NCAA tournament.
Penn State will take on No. 8 seed Loyola Maryland, which beat Syracuse, 15-13, on Saturday, in the quarterfinals. The game will be played at either noon or 2:30 p.m. next Sunday in East Hartford, Conn.
No. 2 seed Duke 12, Richmond 11: Nakeie Montgomery had three goals and two assists to help the host Blue Devils (11-4) hold off the Spiders (10-6) and reach the quarterfinals.
After Richmond tied the game at 7 with 12:56 remaining in the third quarter, Duke scored five straight goals to pull away. The Spiders outscored the Blue Devils 4-0 in the fourth quarter, but their rally fell short after Ryan Lee scored with 26 seconds remaining.
Tate Gallagher had a game-high four goals for Richmond.