College lacrosse roundup (March 14): Florida's rally turns back Navy women

From Sun staff reports

Shannon Kavanagh scored four straight goals during the final 11 minutes, including the tying and go-ahead goals, to lead No. 6 Florida in a 19-16 come-from-behind victory over No. 10 Navy Tuesday in women's lacrosse.

The visiting Mids (5-2) opened with a 5-0 run and led 10-2 with 11 minutes left in the first half. The Gators (5-2) outscored Navy 17-6 over the final 37 minutes. The Mids led 16-15 before Kavanagh's four-goal run.

Kavanagh and Sydney Pirreca each finished with four goals for Florida. Navy was led by Meg O'Donnell (North Harford) with four goals and sisters Jenna and Julia Collins (River Hill) with three goals each. Andie O'Sullivan had a career-high 11 draw controls and Ingrid Boyum made 14 saves for the Mids.

"This team could have quit or put their head down, but they gutted it out. I am so proud of them for that," Flordia coach Amanda O'Leary said. "I give a lot of credit to Navy — They came in here with a great game plan, and outworked us in the first half."


No. 1 Stony Brook 20, Delaware 8: Kylie Ohlmiller scored six goals and Courtney Murphy had five goals to lead the visiting Seawolves (6-0) past the Blue Hens (3-4).

Delaware opened with a 2-0 lead and led 6-4 with 5:04 left in the first quarter. Stony Brook answered with a 9-0 run for a 13-6 lead with 22:59 left in the first half. The Seawolves ended the scoring on a 7-0 run in the second half.

No. 5 North Carolina 12, Elon 1: Ela Hazar had a career-high eight points (three goals and five assists) to lead the host Tar Heels (5-2) past the Phoenix (0-6).

Hazar had three goals and tied her career high with five assists to move into second place in UNC history in assists. Hazar has 90 career assists, passing Sydney Holman (86) for second place in school history behind Becky Lynch (92).

Tayor Moreno made 11 saves for the Tar Heels.

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