Nation lacrosse roundup (April 16): No. 4 Brown men hand No. 2 Yale its first loss, 14-12
From Sun staff reports|
Apr 16, 2016 | 11:42 PM
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.
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.
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).
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).