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.
NCAA DI women’s tournament
Denver 9, No. 8 seed Michigan 5: Quintin Hoch-Bullen scored five goals to lead the visiting Pioneers (16-3) to their first NCAA Division I quarterfinals appearance.
Molly Garrett scored two goals for the Wolverines (16-4).
Denver will face Maryland on Saturday at Maryland Stadium.
No. 6 seed Virginia 15, Navy 12: Sammy Mueller had six goals and two assists to help the host Cavaliers (13-6) reach the quarterfinals.
Kelly Larkin had three goals and three assists for the Midshipmen (16-5).
No. 2 seed Boston College 21, Colorado 9: Sam Apuzzo scored seven goals to propel the host Eagles (19-1) to the quarterfinals.
Charlie Rudy scored five goals for the Buffaloes (11-7).
No. 3 seed North Carolina 15, Florida 11: Olivia Ferrucci tied her career high with five goals and Scottie Rose Growney set a career high with four scores to lead the Tar Heels to victory.
UNC (16-3) will host Virginia in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Sydney Pirreca scored five goals for Florida (14-7).
No. 7 seed Princeton 17, Loyola Maryland 13: The host Tigers scored six straight goals to open the second half to beat the Greyhounds (16-5) and secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
Elizabeth George scored six goals for Princeton, which will play at Boston College next weekend.
Hannah Powers scored five goals and added an assist to become Loyola’s all-time career leader in points with 317.
No. 5 seed Syracuse 14, Georgetown 8: Emily Hawryschuk had five goals and two assists to help the host Orange (16-4) top the Hoyas (12-9) for a spot in the quarterfinals.
Morgan Ryan scored three goals for Georgetown.
No. 4 seed Northwestern 13, Notre Dame 10: Selena Lasota scored five goals to lift the host Wildcats (15-4) over the Fighting Irish (14-5) and into the quarterfinals.
Maddie Howe and Samantha Lynch each scored three goals for Notre Dame.
NCAA DIII women’s tournament
Salisbury 16, Lebanon Valley 3: Alexis Strobel had two goals and two assists to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Sea Gulls (17-3) rolled to the regional semifinals.
Ten players scored for Salisbury, which held the Dutchmen (12-8) to just 13 shots. The Sea Gulls will face Colorado College on Saturday.
DI MEN’S QUARTERFINALS
(At East Hartford, Conn.)
» 5 Virginia vs. Maryland, noon
» 7 Notre Dame vs. 2 Duke, 2:30
(At Hempstead, N.Y.)
» 1 Penn State vs. 8 Loyola Maryland, noon
» 5 Yale vs. 4 Penn, 2:30
DI WOMEN’S QUARTERFINALS
» Denver at 1 Maryland, TBA
» 6 Virginia at 3 North Carolina, TBA
» 5 Syracuse at 4 Northwestern, TBA
» 7 Princeton at 2 Boston College, TBA