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Live men's lacrosse roundup (March 2): No. 18 Johns Hopkins beats Princeton, 14-12

Cole Williams (Loyola Blakefield) and Brett Baskin each had a hat trick and a second-half rally carried No. 18 Johns Hopkins to a 14-12 victory over host Princeton in men’s lacrosse Saturday.

The Blue Jays improved to 2-2 and the Tigers fell to 1-2.

Hopkins’ defense never let Princeton get closer than two goals over the final nine minutes. The game featured five ties in the first 37 minutes.

The Blue Jays trailed 9-7 with 2:04 left in the third quarter before going on a 5-0 run that spanned both the third and fourth quarters.

Ryan Darby made 13 saves for Hopkins and Jon Levine had 14 saves for the Tigers.

No.1 Loyola Maryland 19, Holy Cross 15: Kevin Lindley had six goals and Chase Scanlan had five goals to lead the visiting Greyhounds (4-1, 1-0 Patriot League) past the Crusaders (2-3, 0-1).

Loyola bounced back from Wednesday’s 12-7 upset road loss to No. 7 Towson. Loyola travels to No. 6 Duke on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Mount St. Mary’s 12, VMI 6: Chris DiPretoro scored a game-high four goals to lead the visiting Mount (1-4) over the Keydets (2-1). Mount St. Mary’s outscored VMI, 4-2, in both the first and second quarters.

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No. 3 Cornell 17, Albany 16: Connor Fletcher scored the game-winner with 14 seconds left to lift the host Big Red (3-0) over the Great Danes (1-2). Cornell led 16-11 with 14:27 left in the game. Albany went on a 5-0 run to tie the score and force overtime. Jack Burgmaster had the tying goal for the Great Danes with 1:13 left to play.

John Piatelli had a game-high five goals for the Big Red and teammate Jonathan Donville had four goals. Albany was led by Jakob Patterson and Sean Eccles, each with three goals.

No. 4 Yale 12, Massachusetts 11, OT: Matt Gaudet scored the game-winner assisted by Brian Tevlin with 53.4 seconds left in overtime as the host Bulldogs (2-1) beat the Minutemen (1-3). Jeff Trainor scored twice over the final 41 seconds, including the tying goal with one second left, to force overtime for Massachusetts. Jackson Morrill (McDonogh) had a goal and four assists for Yale.

No. 5 Penn State 15, Penn 14: Nick Spillane scored the tying and game-winning goals, with 2:39 and 2:01 left in the game, to lift the Nittany Lions (4-1) over the Quakers (0-3). Spillane finished with three goals, as did Mac O’Keefe, Dylan Foulds and Jack Kelly. It was the first men’s lacrosse game played at Panzer Stadium.

No. 8 Denver 12, No. 20 North Carolina 10: Austin French tied a career-high six points on one goal and a career-high five assists to lead the visiting Pioneers (4-1) over the Tar Heels (3-2). French missed the first four games of the season due to injury. The game was the first played at the UNC Lacrosse and Soccer Stadium.

No. 9 Ohio State 13, Marquette 9: Jackson Reid scored five goals to lead the Buckeyes (5-0) over the Golden Eagles (2-2) to claim the Patriot Cup at Southern Methodist University’s Ford Stadium in Dallas.

No. 10 Villanova 17, Delaware 9: Matt Campbell had six goals to lead the host Wildcats (3-1) past the Blue Hens (4-1). Villanova used a 6-1 run in the third quarter to pull away.

No. 11 High Point 16, Robert Morris 15, 2OT: Hunter Vines completed his hat trick by scoring the game-winner with 1:56 left in the second overtime to lift the host Panthers (5-1) over the Colonials (1-3). Matt Schmidt had the tying goal with 1:37 left in regulation for Robert Morris.

No. 13 Virginia 15, No. 12 Syracuse 14, OT: The visiting Cavaliers (3-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) erased a four-goal deficit to upset the Orange (2-2, 0-1). The victory marked a first win for Virginia at the Dome since 2009. Mikey Herring scored the game-winner with 1:31 left in overtime. Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield) had two goals for Virginia.

No. 15 Army West Point 12, Lafayette 5: AJ Barretto (St. Paul’s) made four saves and the host Black Knights (4-1, 1-0 Patriot League) beat the Leopards (4-2, 0-1). Brandan Nichtern had four goals and Nate Jones had three goals for Army.

Lehigh 10, No. 16 Colgate 8: Lucas Spence had three goals and the Mountain Hawks (2-3, 1-0 Patriot) upset the host Raiders (2-2, 0-1). Lehigh took a 6-2 lead in the first half.

No. 19 Georgetown 14, Hofstra 6: Daniel Bucaro had three goals and three assists to lead the host Hoyas (4-1) over the Pride (2-3). Jake Carraway (St. Mary’s) had a goal and two assists for Georgetown.

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