College Lacrosse

Roundup: No. 1 Denver men win in 2OT; Towson women beat JMU

Senior Eric Law scored in the second overtime period as No. 1 Denver defeated visiting Bellarmine, 11-10, in men's lacrosse Sunday afternoon.

The Pioneers' Cameron Flint matched a career high with four goals for his 10th career hat trick.


The Pioneers (9-2, 4-0 Eastern College Athletic Conference) recorded 57 shots in the contest, three shy of tying the Division I single-game record, but goalkeeper Dillon Ward finished with 20 saves for the Knights (7-3, 3-3).

No. 7 Notre Dame 13, Providence 8: The Fighting Irish ended the game on a 7-2 run in a win over the host Friars (7-5, 1-3) in Big East action. Senior attackman Sean Rogers paced the Irish offense with four goals and one assist. Conor Doyle (Gilman) scored three goals for Notre Dame (8-2, 2-1), which led 5-4 at halftime.


No. 19 Albany 24, Hartford 11: The host Great Danes (8-3, 2-0 America East) used 10 different goal scorers in a rout of the Hawks (4-5, 1-1).

Eight Great Danes players had at least two goals. Lyle Thompson paced the offense with a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists. Ty and Miles Thompson combined for seven points on four goals and three assists.

State men

Frostburg State 13, Greensboro 10: Led by a career-high 22-save performance from senior goalie Tyler Haines, the host Bobcats (8-4) shut down the Spartans (4-9). Sophomore Devon Stailey tallied four goals and an assist for Frostburg State.

National women

No. 3 Northwestern 11, No. 13 Virginia 11: Despite trailing at halftime for the third time in four games, the Wildcats dominated the second half to defeat the host Cavaliers (7-7). Northwestern (11-1) was led by senior Erin Fitzgerald's third straight hat trick. Taylor Thornton and Amanda Macaluso each netted two goals in the win.

No. 6 Notre Dame 13, Cincinnati 6: Five players scored two goals each as the Fighting Irish (10-0, 4-0 Big East) defeated the host Bearcats (6-5, 0-3). With the win, Notre Dame ties the 2004 squad for the best start in school history. Notre Dame outshot Cincinnati 33-16, collected more ground balls and draw controls, and forced the Bearcats into 23 turnovers.

No. 8 Syracuse 10, No. 17 Rutgers 8: The visiting Orange scored the final four goals of the game to come back from a two-goal deficit against the Scarlet Knights (8-4, 0-3). With the victory, Syracuse (7-3, 3-0) extends its Big East regular-season winning streak to 15 games.


No. 10 Massachusetts 10, George Washington 9: The Minutemen held off a second-half comeback attempt by the visiting Colonials (7-5, 2-1) to remain undefeated in Colonial Athletic Association play. UMass (11-2, 3-0) blocked a free-position shot with seven seconds left.

No. 20 Denver 13, UC Davis 11: Elizabeth Datino scored a hat trick and sophomore Elizabeth Landry had four points, but the Aggies (3-8, 0-4) could not protect their halftime lead, losing to the host Pioneers (13-1, 5-0).

State women

Towson 16, James Madison 10: The defending CAA champion Tigers rode a strong second half to a win over the host Dukes (7-5, 2-1). Towson (4-7, 3-0) rallied from a four-goal deficit to win its third game in a row.

Robert Morris 14, Mount St. Mary's 9: The visiting Mount (4-9, 3-2) built a 7-3 halftime lead but couldn't hold it, getting outscored by the Colonials (7-6, 3-3) in the final 30 minutes by an 11-2 margin.