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National lacrosse roundup: Denver men defeat Notre Dame, 11-10, in OT

From Sun staff reports

Zach Miller scored the tying goal with 1:19 left in regulation, and then the winner with 3:18 to go in overtime to lift the No. 4 Denver men's lacrosse team over visiting No. 3 Notre Dame, 11-10.

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Miller and Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro had four goals apiece in the victory, and Miller added an assist for a team-high five points.

The Fighting Irish (3-1) took a 5-1 lead after the first quarter and controlled the tempo for most of the game.

The Pioneers (4-1) opened the second quarter with a 3-0 run and stayed close the rest of the way.

Jack Near scored Notre Dame's final goal with 1:14 left in the third quarter for a 10-7 lead. Denver went on a 4-0 run over the fourth quarter and overtime.

Matt Kavanagh had four goals for the Fighting Irish.

No. 1 Syracuse 14, St. John's 6: Randy Staats had five goals to power the Orange (5-0) past the Red Storm (1-5) at the Cobb County Classic in Kennesaw, Ga.

"Give some credit to St. John's. I thought they played really hard in the first and second quarter," Syracuse coach John Desko said. The Orange "were a little bit asleep. We finally woke up at the end of the second quarter."

Syracuse trailed by two goals at halftime before outscoring St. John's 12-2 in the second half.

No. 2 North Carolina 26, Manhattan 6: The host Tar Heels (6-0) took a 6-1 lead over the Jaspers (0-6) and cruised.

Luke Goldstock had a career-high five goals to lead 15 North Carolina players in scoring. Manhattan was led by Marcel Godino, who had three goals and an assist.

No. 6 Yale 9, Fairfield 8, OT: Eric Scott scored the game-winner with 2:59 left in overtime to lift host Bulldogs over the Stags (2-3).

The win marks Yale's first 5-0 start to the season since 1990. The Bulldogs' Jeff Cimbalist scored the lone goal of the fourth quarter with 14:08 left to tie the score at 8 to force overtime.

No. 7 Virginia 15, No. 7 Cornell 14: James Pannell scored six goals to power the host Cavaliers (4-1) past the Big Red (3-2).

Virginia led 15-9 before Cornell reeled off five goals over the final three minutes. Matt Donovan had five goals for the Big Red.

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Holy Cross 7, No. 11 Army 6: Terry McKenna scored twice during a 4-0 run midway through the game as the host Crusaders (3-2, 2-1 Patriot League) upset the Black Knights (5-2, 1-1).

Holy Cross led 6-4 going into the fourth quarter. John Glesener had one goal and three assists for Army.

No. 12 Albany 10, Massachusetts 9: John Maloney gave the host Great Danes (2-1) a 10-6 lead with 9:39 left and they withstood a 3-0 run by the Minutemen (0-5) over the final eight minutes.

No. 16 Harvard 12, Penn State 9: The host Crimson (3-1) opened with a 4-0 run and never trailed in beating the Nittany Lions (2-3).

Joe Lang had four goals and Bryan Moore (Gilman) made 12 saves for Harvard.

Boston University 18, No. 18 Colgate 11: The Terriers (4-2, 1-1 Patriot) used a 6-2 run in the fourth quarter to upset the host Raiders (4-1, 2-1).

Ryan Hilburn had a game-high four goals for Boston University.

No. 19 Villanova 17, No. 20 Penn 11: Jack Curran scored four goals and Sean Cerrone had two goals and five assists as the Wildcats (4-1) withstood a late rally by the host Quakers (3-3) to win their fourth straight game.

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No. 2 North Carolina 10, No. 8 Virginia 7: Molly Hendrick had three goals and Sammy Jo Tracy scored two to power the host Tar Heels (6-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) past the Cavaliers (3-3, 0-2).

Hendrick started a 3-0 run early in the first half to break a 1-all tie. Kasey Behr led Virginia with three goals.

No. 4 Boston College 15, No. 15 Notre Dame 6: Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) had seven goals and an assist to power the host Eagles (6-0, 2-0 ACC) past the Fighting Irish (3-3, 0-2).

Notre Dame tied the score at 3 with 11:19 left in the first half. Boston College answered with a 9-0 run that spanned both halves. Stanwick scored five goals during the run.

No. 7 Northwestern 14, Colorado 8: Led by freshmen Corinne Wessels (one goal, five assists) and Selena Lasota (five goals), the host Wildcats (4-2) outscored the Buffaloes (2-2) 10-4 in the second half, including a 6-0 run after falling behind 6-5.

Northwestern had lost two of its previous three games.

No. 9 Princeton 8, Dartmouth 5: Stephanie Paloscio had two goals and two assists to lead the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 Ivy League) past the host Big Green (0-4, 0-1).

Princeton broke a 3-all halftime score with a 5-2 run in the second half.

No. 13 Penn 9, Brown 7: Tory Bensen and Nina Corcoran had three goals each to lead the Quakers (4-0, 1-0 Ivy) past the host Bears (3-1, 0-1).

No. 14 Louisville 18, William & Mary 5: Cortnee Daley scored five goals and Kelli Gerding (North Harford) added four to lead the Cardinals (5-0) past the host Tribe (0-4).

No. 16 Stony Brook 13, Villanova 6: Freshman Kylie Ohlmiller had two goals and five assists to lead the host Seawolves (3-0) past the Wildcats (1-3).

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