Nation lacrosse roundup (April 9): No. 4 Denver men edge No. 18 Villanova in the snow, 12-11

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Connor Cannizzaro scored the winning goal with 2:58 to play to lift the No. 4 Denver men's lacrosse team (9-1, 2-0 Big East Conference) to a 12-11 victory over visiting No. 18 Villanova (6-4, 0-2) in snowy conditions Saturday.

Cannizzaro, a transfer from Maryland, finished with a game-high six goals.


"I'm not sure that if we played this game in sunny and 70 [degrees], it wouldn't have been a one-goal game," Denver coach Bill Tierney said. "The way these two offenses play, it might have been 17-16. I'm proud of the guys for just fighting through this thing."

Zach Miller had two goals and two assists, including the game-tying goal with 3:07 to play, and Alex Ready made a season-high 16 saves for the Pioneers.


Jake Froccaro scored three goals for the Wildcats, who lost their third straight game.

Villanova used a 5-0 run in the fourth quarter to take their first lead at 11-10 with 6:38 to go.

No. 2 Brown 17, Penn 6: Dylan Molloy tied a career high with eight goals and the Bears (9-1, 3-0 Ivy League) cruised to victory over the host Quakers (5-5, 2-2).

Molloy, who leads the nation in points and assists, added an assist for nine points.

Jack Kelly made 15 saves for Brown. Tyler Dunn led Penn with two goals.

No. 3 Yale 15, Dartmouth 5: The Bulldogs (10-0, 3-0 Ivy) routed the host Big Green (1-9, 0-3) to clinch a spot in the Ivy League tournament and remain the only unbeaten team in Division I.

After leading 5-2 at halftime, Yale scored nine straight goals in the third quarter to seal the victory.

Michael Keasey had a game-high four goals for the Bulldogs.


No. 7 Albany 13, Vermont 7: Blaze Riorden made 14 saves in the 20th consecutive regular-season America East victory by the host Great Danes (8-2, 4-0).

The Catamounts fell to 5-7 and 1-2.

No. 8 Stony Brook 13, Princeton 10: Challen Rogers scored a season-high four goals and the Seawolves (9-2) held off the visiting Tigers (2-7).

Stony Brook built leads of 7-2 and 11-7, but Princeton rallied to get within a goal twice.

Gavin McBride had three goals and an assist for Princeton.

No. 12 Air Force 15, Mercer 13: Chris Walsch scored four goals to lead the host Falcons (10-2, 4-0 Southern Conference) over the Bears (3-7, 1-3).


Mercer tied the game at 13 with 5:49 remaining, but Walsch scored the go-ahead goal with 2:10 remaining to seal the victory.

Shawn Carter had four goals for the Bears.

No. 17 Marquette 11, St. John's 7: Andy DeMichiei scored a program-record seven goals to lead the host Golden Eagles (8-1, 3-0 Big East) over the Red Storm (1-10, 0-2).

Marquette held St. John's scoreless in the third and only conceded one fourth-period goal.

Eric DeJohn's had two goals to lead the Red Storm, which held a 37-26 edge in shots.



No. 2 Florida 14, Georgetown 7: Nicole Graziano and Shayna Pirreca scored four goals apiece to lead the visiting Gators (12-1, 3-0 Big East) over the Hoyas (3-8, 1-1).

No. 3 North Carolina 15, No. 5 Louisville 5: Backup goalie Megan Ward made a career-high 13 saves to help the host Tar Heels (11-2, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Cardinals (12-2, 3-2).

Marie McCool had a hat trick in the second half for North Carolina, which won its eighth consecutive game.

Hannah Koloski scored twice and Cortnee Daley had a goal and an assist for Louisville, which had a five-game winning streak ended.

No. 4 Syracuse 19, Virginia Tech 5: The visiting Orange (11-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) posted a season high in goals and extended its winning streak to four with a victory over the Hokies (5-10, 0-5).

Riley Donahue tied her career high with four goals and Syracuse opened with a 5-0 run.


No. 8 Stony Brook 23, Massachusetts-Lowell 2: Courtney Murphy had a game-high nine goals and the visiting Seawolves (9-3, 3-0 America East) opened with a 20-0 run and dominated the River Hawks (1-12, 0-4).

No. 12 Ohio State 16, No. 9 Penn State 13: The host Buckeyes (11-1, 2-0 Big Ten) won their ninth straight led by four-goal efforts by Cian Dabrowski and Rainey Hodgson.

Kaite O'Donnel had four goals and Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) had three for the Nittany Lions (9-3, 1-1).

No. 11 Princeton 16, Yale 5: Ellie McNulty (Broadneck) had four goals to lead the host Tigers (8-2, 3-0 Ivy League) past the Bulldogs (5-7, 2-2).

No. 13 Duke 12, No. 17 Boston College 8: Kyra Harney had four goals to lead the host Blue Devils (9-5, 4-1 ACC) past the Eagles (7-6, 1-5).

No. 16 Penn 15, Columbia 9: Nina Corcoran had four goals and four assists to lead the host Quakers (8-3, 2-1 Ivy) past the Lions (5-7, 0-4).


No. 20 Cornell 12, Dartmouth 5: Catherine Ellis led the host Big Red (9-1, 4-0 Ivy) with five points on two goals and a career-high three assists against the Big Green (5-5, 1-3).