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Lacrosse roundup (April 20): Maryland women take charge early to beat Virginia, 17-6

Maryland attack Megan Whittle (23) smiles while Northwestern defender Jasmine Docal stands with her, awaiting the faceoff after the Terps scored their fifth goal during the first half in College Park. The No. 1 Terps won, 17-4, over the No. 14 Wildcats.
Maryland attack Megan Whittle (23) smiles while Northwestern defender Jasmine Docal stands with her, awaiting the faceoff after the Terps scored their fifth goal during the first half in College Park. The No. 1 Terps won, 17-4, over the No. 14 Wildcats. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Megan Whittle (McDonogh) scored a game-high five goals and top-ranked Maryland put in another strong showing to beat visiting No. 13 Virginia, 17-6, on Wednesday night.

The Terps (15-0) took charge early with a 6-0 run. Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) scored the last two goals of the run with 14:14 and 11:07 left in the half.

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The Cavaliers (8-7) were held to one goal in the first half. Maryland has two games left on its schedule before the Big Ten tournament.

Loyola Maryland 13, Bucknell 7: Maddy Blakeman had a hat trick to lead nine Greyhounds in scoring.

Loyola (10-5, 7-0 Patriot League) claimed its third-straight regular-season title and will host the Patriot semifinals (May 6) and championship (May 8).

The host Bison (10-5, 4-3) led 3-1 nine minutes into the game before a 7-0 Loyola run.

Eve Lukowski (Mount de Sales) scored twice for Bucknell.

Navy 14, American 9: After trailing by two goals, the Mids (10-5, 5-2 Patriot League) put together a 7-0 run and beat the host Eagles (5-11, 2-6).

Meg O'Donnell (North Harford) and Morgan Young (Towson) each scored twice during the 7-0 run.

O'Donnell finished with a game-high four goals, and Young and Jenna Collins (River Hill) each contributed three goals for Navy.

State men

Stevenson 11, Messiah 6: The host Mustangs (11-4, 6-0 Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth) rolled to their eighth straight win, beating the Falcons (7-6, 3-2).

Nation men

No. 8 Syracuse 13, Binghamton 5: Nick Mariano had four goals and the host Orange (8-4) beat the Bearcats (4-8).

Nation women

No. 2 Florida 17, Cincinnati 5: Sammi Burgess (McDonogh) had a hat trick to lead the visiting Gators (15-1, 6-0 Big East) past the Bearcats (4-11, 0-5).

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Florida fell behind 2-0 in the first two minutes before going on an 8-0 run. The Gators led 13-3 at the half.

No. 6 Stony Brook 16, Binghamton 0: Anna Tesoriero made six saves and Courtney Murphy had eight goals as the Seawolves (12-3, 5-0 America East) shut out the host Bearcats (4-11, 0-4).

No. 14 Penn 12, No. 11 Princeton 7: Alex Condon had a hat trick and the Quakers (10-3, 4-1 Ivy League) won their fourth straight, beating the host Tigers (9-4, 4-1).

No. 20 Boston College 16, Harvard 9: The visiting Eagles (10-6) scored 10 goals in the first half and beat the Crimson (7-5).

Sarah Mannelly (three goals) scored her 169th career goal.

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