National lacrosse roundup (May 14): Notre Dame tops Air Force, 15-7, will face North Carolina next
From Sun staff reports|
May 14, 2016 at 11:49 PM
Mikey Wynne (St. Paul's) scored a game-high five goals to lead the third-seeded Notre Dame men's lacrosse team to a 15-7 victory over visiting Air Force in an NCAA tournament first-round game Saturday night.
The victory ended a 15-game winning streak by the Falcons (15-3). The Fighting Irish (11-3) advance to face North Carolina in a quarterfinal next Sunday.
Air Force's Chris Walsch (Gilman) scored his second goal with 48 seconds left.
North Carolina 10, No. 6 seed Marquette 9: Michael Tagliaferri had three goals to lead the visiting Tar Heels (9-6) past the Golden Eagles (11-5) in a first-round game.
North Carolina built its biggest lead of the game at three goals early in the fourth quarter before Marquette scored twice to cut the lead to 10-9 with a minute to play.
Patrick Kelly had two assists and younger brother Timmy Kelly had a goal for the Tar Heels. Both are Calvert Hall alumni.
UNC finished with a 37-26 edge in shots while also leading in ground balls 27-20. Stephen Kelly won 12 of 21 face-offs and led the Tar Heels with four ground balls. Cole Blazer finished with 10 saves for Marquette while Brian Balkam had eight saves for the UNC.
The Tar Heels outscored Marquette 4-2 in the second quarter to take a 6-5 lead into halftime.
Chris Cloutier scored with 10:36 to play in the fourth quarter, giving UNC its first three-goal lead, 10-7. Tanner Thomson then scored his third goal of the game to pull the Golden Eagles within 10-8 with 7:36 left. Marquette cut its deficit to 10-9 with 1:07 to playon an extra-man tally by Ryan McNamara. Marquette won the ensuing faceoff but Carolina was able to kill off the clock and hold on for the victory.
Salisbury 16, Colorado College 5: The host Sea Gulls (20-1) used a 6-2 run in the second quarter to pull away from the Tigers (12-5) in the second round of the Division III tournament.
James Burton and Nick Garbarino each scored three goals for Salisbury, which will play a quarterfinal Wednesday against Denison (18-1), which earned a 12-3 win over Aurora (17-3).
Onondaga CC (N.Y.) 11, CCBC-Essex 5: Raphael Vargas gave the Knights (16-3) a 1-0 lead in the first quarter before the host Lazers (13-1) went on a 6-0 run in the second quarter and were never threatened again in a National Junior College Athletic Association championship semifinal.
Onondaga will face Genesee CC (N.Y.) in today's title game at 1 p.m.
Onondaga CC (N.Y.) 17, Howard CC 6: Audrey Ford (Glenelg) and Silvia Kim (River Hill) each scored twice, but the Dragons (14-3) fell to the Lazers (13-3) in an NJCAA championship semifinal in Rochester, N.Y.