College Lacrosse

No. 5 Denver cruises to 9-5 1st-round win over Tar Heels

No. 5 Denver started a four-goal run late in the first quarter and led visiting North Carolina 5-1 at the break in a 9-5 Division I first-round win Saturday.

Attackman Zach Miller and midfielder Erik Adamson paced the Pioneers (15-2) with two goals each, while attackman Joey Sankey had two for the Tar Heels. A three-goal run from the third quarter into the fourth put Denver ahead 8-3, and North Carolina (10-5) could not come back. The Pioneers advance to a quarterfinal game against the winner of Drexel-Penn.


No. 6 Notre Dame 13, Harvard 5: The Fighting Irish led 7-0 after the first 28:25 and added five goals in the fourth quarter to cruise past the Crimson in the DivisionI men's first round.

Attackman John Scioscia led all players with four goals for host Notre Dame (10-5).


Attackman Conor Doyle (Gilman) scored twice and midfielder Jim Marlatt (River Hill) had two assists for the Irish.

Attackman Will Walker scored Harvard's first goal with 6:15 left in the first half, sparking a 4-0 run that brought the score to 7-4 about 15 minutes later. Notre Dame responded with a five-goal run that put the game out of reach.

The Irish advance to a Saturday game against Albany.

State men

Salisbury 12, York 6: The Sea Gulls, ranked No. 2 in Division III, started and finished strong, making up for a less successful second quarter to beat the visiting 11th-ranked Spartans in the second round of the Division III tournament.

York (16-5) came back from a 3-1 first-quarter deficit to tie the game.

After the break, though, Salisbury (19-1) broke the game open, outscoring the Spartans 2-1 in the third period and 4-0 in the fourth. The Sea Gulls will play Denison on Wednesday in the NCAA quarterfinals.

Stevenson 15, Cabrini 9: Midfielder Tony Rossi (Calvert Hall) had three straight goals during a 7-0 run that carried the host Mustangs past the Cavaliers in the second round of the Division III tournament.


Cabrini (17-2) scored first, but Stevenson (19-2) led 3-2 after the first quarter and scored seven straight goals from the first half into the third. The Mustangs will play Washington College on Wednesday.

Washington College 10, Lynchburg 7: Midfielder Michael Trapp had his 157th ground ball to break the Centennial Conference single-season record as the fifth-seeded host Shoremen (17-1) beat the Hornets (17-5) in the second round of the Division III tournament.

Washington College led 3-1 after the first quarter, but Lynchburg was up 4-3 at the half. The Shoremen went ahead for good when midfielder Kodie Englehart scored with 10 seconds left in the third period.

Washington College will play Stevenson in a quarterfinal game Wednesday.

State women

Salisbury 18, Farmingdale State 7: Midfielder Bethany Baer (Westminster) finished with six goals, one assist and seven draw controls as the host Sea Gulls beat the Rams in the second round of the DivisionIII tournament.


Farmingdale State (18-2) scored in the third minute for its only lead of the game. Forty seconds later, attacker Megan Wallenhorst (Centennial) evened the score and five other Salisbury players combined for six more goals over nearly 20 minutes. The No. 2 Sea Gulls (19-1) led 8-2 at the break.

Salisbury will play Augustana (Ill.) in the third round Saturday.

SUNY Geneseo 5, Stevenson 4: Mustangs goalkeeper Leanne Bittner (Loch Raven) had 10 saves and attacker Kathryn Merrick (Bel Air) scored twice, but Stevenson fell to the host Knights in the second round of its first Division III tournament.

Attacker Katey Hart scored to give SUNY Geneseo (17-2) a 3-1 advantage in the 34th minute. The Mustangs (13-6) rallied and tied the game at 4 with 2:24 to play, but Hart scored with 1:10 left for the win.