NCAA women's roundup: Fernandez, Cyr help Penn St. top Canisius, 14-13

Molly Fernandez (McDonogh) scored her 100th career goal and Mackenzie Cyr (Winters Mill) recorded a team-high three points as the seventh-seeded Penn State women's lacrosse team edged visiting Canisius, 14-13, in an NCAA Division I tournament first-round game Friday night.

The Nittany Lions (13-6), who secured their first 13-win season since 1999, advanced to the NCAA second round and will face Massachusetts Sunday at 1 p.m.


Cyr recorded her sixth hat trick of the season, while Fernandez had two to reach the 100-goal plateau. Four other Nittany Lions, including Kelly Lechner, Maggie McCormick (Liberty) and freshmen Ally Heavens and Jenna Mosketti (Fallston), had two-goal games. Freshman goalkeeper Emi Smith turned aside four shots for the victory.

Duke 10, Princeton 9, 2OT: The Tigers (10-7) got called for over-the-back on the opening draw of the second overtime, awarding the Blue Devils (13-5) possession. Maddy Acton scored the unassisted game-winner with 5:15 left as Duke advanced to Sunday's second round by winning at Navy.

Princeton led 7-5 at the half, but fell behind in the second half and had to force overtime. Erin Silfer (South Carroll) tied the score at 9 with 2:50 left in regulation.

Denver 14, Jacksonville 7: The Pioneers (18-2) advanced to face fifth-seeded host Florida (17-2) Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Dolphins finished 13-6.

Dartmouth 11, Boston College 8: Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) scored a game-high five goals, but the Eagles (12-8) fell to the Big Green (11-7) at Syracuse.

Virginia 12, Penn 6: Casey Bocklet scored four goals to lead eight Cavaliers in scoring at Georgetown.

With the win, Virginia (10-9) advanced to Sunday's second round and will face sixth-seeded host Georgetown at 1 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field. The Quakers end their season 11-6.

Massachusetts14, Connecticut10: Sam Rush and Katie Ferris each scored four goals to lead the Minutewomen (18-2) past the Huskies (13-5) at Penn State.

Stanford 8, Notre Dame 7: Hannah Farr scored the game-winner with four seconds left and the Cardinal (14-5) claimed the program's first tournament victory.

The Fighting Irish ended their season at 12-5.

State women

Loyola 18, High Point 7: The Greyhounds (11-8), led by Annie Thomas (John Carroll) with two goals and four assists, used balanced scoring to beat the Panthers (11-8) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Loyola advanced to the second round to face third-seeded host North Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Joanna Dalton (St. Mary's) and Hannah Schmitt each had a hat trick for Loyola, which led 10-1 at halftime.

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