Nation lacrosse roundup (April 16): No. 4 Brown men hand No. 2 Yale its first loss, 14-12

All-America attackman Dylan Molloy scored four of his game-high five goals in the second half to rally No. 4 Brown to a 14-12 win over No. 2 Yale on Saturday.

The visiting Bulldogs (10-1, 4-1 Ivy League) held a 10-6 lead with 11:05 left in the third quarter, but the Bears (10-1, 4-0) scored six straight goals for a 12-10 lead with 10:16 remaining in the fourth quarter.


A man-advantage goal by Yale's Michael Keasey with 1:24 remaining made it 13-12, but Brown's Will Gural won the ensuing faceoff and Molloy sealed the victory with his fifth goal with 15 seconds remaining.

Gural won 19-of-27 faceoffs, including 11 of 13 in the second half, and added two goals and two assists.


Ben Reeves and Eric Scott each scored two goals for the Bulldogs.

No. 3 Denver 17, St. John's 10: Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro had five goals to lead the host Pioneers (10-1, 3-0 Big East Conference) past the Red Storm (1-11, 0-3) in snowy conditions.

Cannizzaro opened the scoring with 11:55 left in the first quarter to start a 3-0 Denver run. He had two goals in the first and third quarters and one in the second.

No. 7 Albany 12, Binghamton 8: Seth Oakes had three goals to lead the host Great Danes (9-2, 4-0 America East Conference) past the Bearcats (4-7, 2-2).

No. 8 Stony Brook 15, Massachusetts-Lowell 7: Brody Eastwood (five goals) tied a school record with 175 career goals as the host Seawolves (10-3, 3-1 America East) beat the River Hawks (2-11, 0-5).

No. 9 Syracuse 13, No. 11 North Carolina 7: The host Orange (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) clinched a berth in the ACC championship with a victory over the Tar Heels (7-5, 2-1).

Dylan Donahue and Sergio Salcido each had five points, Nick Mariano contributed a hat trick and Ben Williams won 16 of 24 faceoffs to lead Syracuse in its regular-season conference finale.

No. 12 Air Force 13, Virginia Military Institute 3: Chris Walsch (Gilman), Matthews Duenes, Nick Hruby and Collier Shelton each scored twice to lead the host Falcons (11-2, 5-1 Southern Conference) past the Keydets (2-12, 0-5).

The victory was Air Force's 11th straight, the longest active winning streak in Division I.

No. 17 Marquette 8, Providence 7: The Golden Eagles (9-2, 4-0 Big East) built a 7-0 lead and held on over the final 31 minutes for a victory over the visiting Friars (7-5, 1-2).

Grant Preisler made his first start of the season for Marquette with all-time scoring leader Conor Gately sidelined and scored his first two goals of the season for a 2-0 lead. Ryan McNamara and Kyran Clarke also had two goals for Marquette.

Providence scored seven goals in the fourth quarter to cut its deficit to 8-7 with 57 seconds remaining, but Marquette's Zachary Melillo won the ensuing faceoff to seal the victory.


Keenan Assaraf scored two goals for the Friars.

No. 19 Villanova 16, Georgetown 4: Jack Curran and Johnny Gallaway each had a hat trick to lead the host Wildcats (7-4, 1-2 Big East) past the Hoyas (2-10, 1-3).

Devin McNamara (Loyola Blakefield) started a 12-0 run for Villanova with 4:24 left in the first half.


No. 2 Florida 14, Villanova 4: Shayna Pirreca had five points, including a career-high three assists, as the Gators (14-1, 5-0 Big East) defeated the host Wildcats (3-12, 1-4) to clinch one of four spots in the Big East tournament.

Lindsey Ronbeck had a hat trick and nine players scored for the Gators, who took a season-high 42 shots.

No. 3 North Carolina 12, No. 4 Syracuse 11: The Tar Heels (12-2, 6-0 ACC) went on a 5-0 run in the second half and beat the host Orange (12-4, 4-2) to claim the ACC regular-season title for the second straight year.

Ela Hazar had a career-high six points (two goals, four assists) for North Carolina.

No. 17 Virginia 10, No. 6 Louisville 9: Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park) made 10 saves and Kelly Boyd (St. Paul's) and Kelly Reese (Severn) had two goals and two assists each as the Cavaliers (8-6, 2-4 ACC) upset the host Cardinals (12-3, 3-3).

The win was the third straight for Virginia.

No. 7 Stony Brook 11, New Hampshire 4: Courtney Murphy scored four goals to lead the host Seawolves (10-3, 4-0 America East) past the Wildcats (6-8, 3-1).

No. 10 Notre Dame 10, No. 13 Duke 9, OT: Rachel Sexton completed her hat trick by scoring the game-winner with 1:05 left in overtime as the host Fighting Irish (11-4, 4-3 ACC) beat the Blue Devils (9-6, 4-2).

Notre Dame scored the last three goals of the game, including the game-tying goal by Cortney Fortunato with 18 seconds left in regulation.

No. 11 Princeton 8, No. 20 Cornell 7: Ellie DeGarmo (Bryn Mawr) made a career-high 12 saves as the host Tigers (9-3, 4-0 Ivy League) beat the Big Red (10-2, 4-1).

Ellie McNulty (Broadneck) had a hat trick for Princeton.

No. 15 Penn 8, Harvard 7: Alex Condon had three goals and the host Quakers (9-3, 3-1 Ivy League) held off the Crimson (7-4, 3-2).

No. 19 Boston College 15, Virginia Tech 10: Sarah Mannelly had five goals to power the host Eagles (9-6, 2-5 ACC) past the Hokies (5-11, 0-6).

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