Nation lacrosse: No. 14 Penn State men top No. 6 Notre Dame
By From Sun staff reports
Feb 23, 2014 | 2:29 AM
Host No. 6 Notre Dame scored four of the game's last five goals but its rally fell short as No. 14 Penn State won, 8-7, on Saturday.
Penn State (2-1) increased its 5-3 halftime lead to four with early third-quarter scores from Shane Sturgis and TJ Sanders. Sturgis had five goals and one assist, while Sanders had two goals and an assist. The Nittany Lions never trailed.
Notre Dame's surge began when Fighting Irish goalie Conor Kelly made a save and found Tyler Brenneman, who streaked down the field and fed Matt Kavanagh for his second of three goals in the game.
Unassisted goals from attackmen Conor Doyle (Gilman) and Westy Hopkins 32 seconds apart had the Fighting Irish within 7-6 at the 6:30 mark of the third quarter.
No. 3 North Carolina 18, Dartmouth 5: Joey Sankey matched his career high with seven points (three goals, four assists) as the host Tar Heels (3-0) beat the Big Green (0-1). North Carolina led 8-1 at the break.
No. 4 Northwestern 12, No. 6 Duke 11: In a game in which neither team led by more than a goal until nearly two-thirds of the way through, the Wildcats (2-0) went on a 4-0 run midway through the second half and held on to beat the Blue Devils (3-1).
Northwestern has won 11 straight against Duke dating to 2006.
Kaleigh Craig led Northwestern with a career-best four goals. Sydney Peterson (Notre Dame Prep) led Duke with a hat trick.
No. 10 Boston College 9, Ohio State 7: Sarah Mannelly scored the game-winner with 18 seconds left to lift the host Eagles (3-0) over the Buckeyes (2-2).
Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) scored six goals for Boston College.