Women's lacrosse roundup: Freshmen help No. 1 Terps rout Hofstra

Taylor Hensch, a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School, tosses the ball with a teammate during a practice on Thursday, April 24, 2014 behind the school in Marriottsville.
Taylor Hensch, a senior at Marriotts Ridge High School, tosses the ball with a teammate during a practice on Thursday, April 24, 2014 behind the school in Marriottsville. (Staff photo by Jon Sham)

Freshmen Megan Whittle (McDonogh) and Taylor Hensh (Marriotts Ridge) each had a hat trick as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (3-0) pushed past host Hofstra (2-2) in a dominant 14-6 win Saturday.

Whittle had three goals for the second straight game, while Hensh's three were the first of her career. Taylor Cummings (McDonogh), Brooke Griffin (South River) and Kristen Lamon (St. Mary's) each scored twice, and Kelly McPartland and Caroline Wannen added goals. Cummings finished the game with five points to pace the Terps.


Whittle started the scoring at 27:32 with a free-position goal. After defender Casey Pepperman caused a turnover in the Terps' zone, Cummings scored at 23:30. Hensh scored her first goal at 20:35.

Navy 12, William & Mary 9: After continuing to shut down opposing offenses in the second half, the host Mids (5-1) edged the Tribe (0-3).


Navy recorded a program-best 18 caused turnovers and held William & Mary to three goals in the second half.

James Madison 11, No. 16 Loyola Maryland 10, OT: Hannah Schmitt had a game-high five goals, but the host Greyhounds (1-2) fell in overtime to the Dukes (4-1).

James Madison used a 4-0 run in the second half to take a 9-8 lead with 4:44 left in the game. Loyola's Molly Hulseman tied the score and forced overtime with 42 seconds left.

The Dukes struck first in the overtime period with 3:50 left before Schmitt tied the score 42 seconds later. JMU's Stephanie Finley scored the game-winner with four seconds left.


Towson 4, Monmouth 3: The visiting Tigers (1-0) went on a 3-0 run in the second half to beat the Hawks (3-1).

Gabby Cha (Mount de Sales) had one goal and one assist for Towson.

UMBC 7, High Point 5: Abby Wilson (Fallston) and Mackenzie Reese (John Carroll) scored twice to power the Retrievers (3-2) past the host Panthers (1-4).

UMBC built a 5-1 halftime lead.

Catholic 13, Salisbury 12, OT: Nicole Laitner scored the game-winner with 52 seconds left in overtime to lift the host Cardinals (1-0) over the Sea Gulls (1-1), ranked No. 1 in Division III.

Gabbi Nieves had three goals for Salisbury. The Sea Gulls' Bethany Baer (Westminster) tied the score at 12 and forced overtime with 3:34 left in regulation.


No. 5 Boston College 10, No. 2 Syracuse 9: Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) had a hand in the last two goals scored by the Eagles (4-0) to upset the host Orange (5-1).

Stanwick's second goal of the game broke the sixth and final tie (8-8) with 7:26 left in the game. She also assisted on Caroline Margolis' eventual game-winner with 1:28 left.

No. 3 North Carolina 12, No. 7 Northwestern 11: Maggie Bill scored the game-winner with 4:09 left in the game as the host Tar Heels (4-1) beat the Wildcats (3-2).

Northwestern's Sheila Nesselbush tied the score at 11 with 8:01 left in the game. Bill and Sammy Jo Tracy had three goals each for North Carolina.

No. 5 Florida 18, Dartmouth 10: Shannon Gilroy scored a team-leading six goals and had two assists to lead the host Gators (4-1) past the Big Green (0-2).

Gilroy has 202 career goals, two shy of becoming the program's all-time leader.

No. 9 Virginia 16, No. 10 Penn State 15: Casey Bocklet scored the game-winner with four seconds left to lift the Cavaliers (2-2) over the host Nittany Lions (3-1).

The first half ended tied at 10. Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) finished with a game-high five goals for Penn State.

No. 14 Stanford 12, No. 8 Ohio State 10: Kelsey Murray scored five goals for the second time this season to lead the Cardinal (3-0) to an upset victory over the Buckeyes (4-1).

No. 11 Princeton 11, Georgetown 7: Olivia Hompe had five goals to power the Tigers (3-0) past the host Hoyas (0-2).

No. 15 Louisville 14, No. 20 Denver 9: Jill Remenapp (Century) had four goals, but the host Pioneers (2-2) fell to the Cardinals (3-0).

The loss ended a 12-game home winning streak.

No. 17 Stony Brook 8, Drexel 4: Courtney Murphy had a hat trick and the host Seawolves (2-0) beat the Dragons (1-3).

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