National lacrosse roundup (April 14): Streaking Syracuse slips past Tar Heels

From Sun staff reports

Brendan Bomberry (two goals) scored the game-winner on an assist from Brendan Curry (two goals) with 3:08 left in overtime to lift No. 7 Syracuse in a 13-12 comeback victory over North Carolina .

The Orange (7-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference ) extended their winning streak to nine games and haven't lost a conference game in 742 days. With the win, Syracuse claimed the ACC regular-season title and the top seed in the upcoming league tournament.

Syracuse went on a 3-0 run in the fourth quarter to tie the game and force overtime. Timmy Kelly (Calvert Hall), Matt Gavin, William Perry and Alex Trippi each had two goals for the Tar Heels (6-7, 0-3).

No. 3 Denver 15, St. John's 6: Austin French had a career-high five goals and an assist to lead the host Pioneers (9-2, 3-0 Big East ) past the Red Storm (6-6, 0-3). Denver went on a 6-0 run in the second quarter.

No. 5 Duke 18, No. 12 Virginia 13: Justin Guterding had four goals and five assists to lead the visiting Blue Devils (11-2, 3-1 ACC) past the Cavaliers (9-4, 1-3). With the win, Duke secured a league playoff spot.

No. 6 Yale 27, Brown 15: Ben Reeves and Joseph Sessa each scored four goals to lead the visiting Bulldogs (9-2, 5-0 Ivy League ) in a rout over the Bears (5-5, 2-2). The 27 goals were the most since the Elis recorded a 26-0 win over the Bears in 1927, the year the sport began at Brown. Yale successfully defended the regular-season title.

No. 9 Cornell 12, No. 18 Lehigh 10: Jeff Teat had two goals and four assists to lead the visiting Big Red (9-3) past the Mountain Hawks (8-5). Cornell won its sixth straight.

Georgetown 13, No. 13 Villanova 11: Nick Marrocco made a season-high 15 saves and the visiting Hoyas (8-4, 2-2 Big East) upset the Wildcats (8-4, 1-2). Daniel Bucaro had a game-high five goals and Jake Carraway had four goals for Georgetown. The Hoyas went on a 6-0 run that spanned both halves and took an 11-5 lead with 6:45 left in the third quarter.

Stony Brook 8, No. 16 Vermont 7, 2OT: Chris Pickel scored the game-winner with 2:47 left in the second overtime as the host Seawolves (5-7, 3-1 America East ) upset the Catamounts (10-2, 2-2). Vermont's Rob Hudson scored with 2:38 left in regulation for the third tie of the game, 7-7, and forced overtime.

No. 19 Robert Morris 14, Cleveland State 5: Matt Schmidt had a hat trick to lead the host Colonials (9-3) past the Vikings (3-9). Robert Morris went on a 7-0 run that spanned the third and fourth quarters.

Women

No. 2 Boston College 9, No. 13 Virginia Tech 7: Sam Apuzzo scored three of her four goals in the second half – including the go-ahead goal – and led the host Eagles (16-0, 6-0 ACC) past the Hokies (11-5, 4-2).

With the win, Boston College clinched at least a share of the 2018 ACC regular-season title – the program's first – and has a chance to win the crown outright Thursday when the Eagles wrap up the regular season against No. 16 Syracuse.

No. 5 North Carolina 20, No. 16 Syracuse 11: Marie McCool and Kara Klages (John Carroll) each had five goals to lead the visiting Tar Heels (10-3, 5-1 ACC) past the Orange (8-7, 0-5). Carolina has won seven of its last eight games.

No. 7 Northwestern 17, No. 14 Penn State 13: Sheila Nesselbush had four goals to lead the visiting Wildcats (12-3, 4-0 Big Ten) to their seventh straight win. The Nittany Lions fell to 9-5, 3-1. Katie O'Donnell had five goals for Penn State.

No. 9 Florida 18, Marquette 6: Haley Hicklen (Towson) made four saves and the host Gators (11-3, 6-0 Big East) beat the Golden Eagles (9-5, 5-1). Florida took sole possession of first place in the conference with the win.

No. 10 Penn 19, Columbia 4: Erin Barry had five goals to lead the host Quakers (10-2, 4-0 Ivy) past the Lions (5-8, 2-3). Penn went on an 11-0 run in the second half.

No. 15 Virginia 18, Louisville 10:The visiting Cavaliers (9-6, 4-2 ACC) broke an 8-8 tie with a 6-0 run in the second half and beat the Cardinals (6-9, 0-6). Sammy Mueller and Angie Loynaz each scored four goals for Virginia.

No. 17 Dartmouth 19, Cornell 10: Elli Carson scored five goals and Kierra Sweeney and Katie Bourque each had four goals to lead the visiting Big Green (8-3, 4-1 Ivy) past the Big Red (6-6, 2-3). Sweeney had three goals during a 5-0 Dartmouth run over the first 10 minutes of play.

No. 20 High Point 22, Gardner-Webb 3: The host Panthers (12-2, 5-0 Big South ) scored the first 12 and the last nine goals of the game and beat the Bulldogs (2-13, 0-5). Abby Hormes (John Carroll) had a game-high five goals for High Point.

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