Men's lacrosse roundup (March 5): No. 1 Notre Dame scores last five goals, beats No. 8 Maryland, 9-4
From Sun staff reports|
Mar 06, 2016 | 3:00 AM
Mikey Wynne (St. Paul's) scored three of his four goals in the fourth quarter to help the No. 1 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team pull away from No. 8 Maryland, 9-4, at the Pacific Coast Shootout on Saturday in Costa Mesa, Calif.
The Fighting Irish improved their record to 4-0, and the Terps fell to 1-2.
Strong defensive play limited each team to one goal per quarter in the first half. Notre Dame headed into the fourth quarter up 4-3.
Maryland's Isiah Davis-Allen tied the score with 10:52 left in the game, leading Notre Dame to call timeout. The Irish came out firing, scoring the next five goals, including two empty-netters to win.
Davis-Allen was joined by three other Terps — Matt Rambo, Bryan Cole and Lucas Gradinger — with a single goal scored.
The Pioneers improved to 5-0; the host Tar Heels fell to 3-2.
Denver's Trevor Baptiste won 21 of the 28 faceoffs after splitting the 2015 meeting with the Tar Heels 11-11. Miller, Tyler Pace, Jack Bobzien and Cannizzaro each had five points for the Pioneers. Miller had a team-high four goals in Denver's victory, one off his career high.
Bobzien and Cannizzaro joined Miller with hat tricks of their own, each with three goals and two assists. Pace had three assists in the first half and two goals in the second for his five-point day.
Patrick Kelly (Calvert Hall) and Michael Tagliaferri each had a hat trick for North Carolina.
No. 12 Harvard 14, No. 4 Duke 9: Devin Dwyer had four goals and the Crimson (4-0) used an 8-0 run over the second and third quarters to upset the Blue Devils (4-2) at Hofstra.
Duke was led on offense by Justin Guterding's six points. Goalie Danny Fowler had a season-high 14 saves.
The Blue Devils went scoreless for a span of 30:39 over the course of the second and third quarters as Harvard started to pull away. Jack Bruckner added three goals and an assist for Duke.
No. 6 Yale 14, Bryant 4: Michael Keasey and Joseph Sessa each scored three goals to power Yale (3-0) past host Bryant (3-2).
Yale opened with a 5-1 run in the first quarter.
No. 7 Brown 15, Massachusetts 7: Bailey Tills scored four goals to help the host Bears (3-0) beat the Minutemen (2-3).
Brown took a 9-1 lead and cruised.
Georgetown 11, No. 9 Hofstra 6: The visiting Hoyas (1-3) held the Pride (3-1) scoreless for more than 20 minutes between the second and third quarters.
Georgetown used a 5-0 run to retake the lead and never looked back.
Peter Conley had three assists during the Hoyas' game-changing run to finish with two goals and a career-high four assists. Daniel Bucaro scored three goals and had one assist in Georgetown's first win over a top 10 opponent since 2013.
No. 16 Albany 12, Cornell 8: Blaze Riorden made 18 saves, nine in the fourth quarter, and the host Great Danes (2-1) beat the Big Red (1-2).
Albany won 19 of 24 faceoffs, but Cornell outshot the Great Danes 45-35.
"An absolute quality win over a quality opponent today," Albany coach Scott Marr said. "Blaze played very well, and we fed off his energy. To lose that many faceoffs, our defense was excellent, and our offense played very well when called upon."
Penn 11, No. 18 Penn State 7: Reilly Hupfeldt scored three goals and the host Quakers (2-1) upset the Nittany Lions (3-2).
Penn led 7-1 at halftime.
No. 19 Rutgers 12, Monmouth 6: Scott Bieda had three goals and two assists to lead the Scarlet Knights (5-0) past the host Hawks (2-1).
No. 20 Boston University 10, Canisius 8: The visiting Terriers (5-1) scored six of the last seven goals to beat the Golden Griffins (0-1).