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College lacrosse roundup (April 21): Late save rescues North Carolina in upset of Notre Dame

From Sun staff reports

Alex Bassil, fourth-string goalie to start the season, made a career-high 14 saves and stopped a shot by Notre Dame 's Bryan Costabile (Mount Saint Joseph) with 10 seconds left as North Carolina upset No. 15 Notre Dame, 10-9, in men's lacrosse Saturday.

The host Tar Heels (7-7, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) broke a seven-game losing streak, winning for the first time since March 3 when North Carolina beat St. John's 9-8 at Kenan Stadium.

The Fighiting Irish fell to 6-5, 1-5, but still claimed the third seed in the league tournament. Notre Dame will face second seed Duke in the semifinals Friday in Charlottesville, Virginia, at Klöckner Stadium.

Alex Trippi, Chris Cloutier and Tanner Cook each scored twice for the Tar Heels. Costabile led the Fighting Irish with a hat trick.

No. 4 Denver 13, Providence 6: Joe Reid had a hat trick to lead the visiting Pioneers (10-2) past the Friars (5-9). The win marked the sixth straight for Denver.

No. 6 Cornell 19, Brown 5: Jeff Teat had two goals and eight assists to lead the host Big Red (10-3, 4-1 Ivy League ) past the Bears (5-7, 2-3). The win secured the second seed for Cornell in the Ivy League tournament.

No. 13 Virginia 10, Vermont 9: The visiting Cavaliers (10-4) scored twice over the final 2:30 in a come-from-behind victory over the Catamounts (10-3). Mikey Herring had the game-tying goal and Michael Kraus scored the game-winner with 1:47 left to play. Mike D'Amario had a hat trick for Virginia.

No. 16 Villanova 10, St. John's 8: Connor Kirst had three goals and the visiting Wildcats (9-4, 2-2 Big East ) held off the Red Storm (6-7, 0-4) to win. Villanova outshot St. John's, 44-32. The Wildcats used a 4-0 run in the first half to take the lead.

No. 17 Georgetown 15, New Jersey Institute of Technology 6: The host Hoyas (9-4) opened with a 10-0 run that spanned both halves to win. The Highlanders fell to 1-14. Robert Clark (McDonogh) scored a game-high five goals for Georgetown.

No. 18 Massachusetts 11, Fairfield 4: Buddy Carr had four goals to lead the Minutemen (9-4, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Stags (4-10, 1-3). UMass claimed the regular-season league championship with the victory.

No. 19 Robert Morris 15, Wagner 5: Jimmy Perkins had four goals to lead the Colonials (10-3, 4-1 Northeast Conference ) past the host Seahawks (4-9, 0-5).

No. 20 Penn 10, Dartmouth 9, 2OT: Kevin McGeary scored the game-winner with 2:55 left in the second overtime as the Quakers (7-7, 3-3 Ivy League) beat the host Big Green (2-10, 0-5). Dartmouth scored the game-tying goal with 27 seconds left in regulation.

Friday's men

No. 12 Bucknell 14, Lehigh 7: Sean O'Brien had five goals to lead the host Bison (11-3, 7-1 Patriot League ) past the Mountain Hawks (8-6, 5-3). Bucknell tied No. 8 Loyola Maryland and No. 14 Navy for the best league record.

Women

No. 5 North Carolina 20, Duke 10: Jamie Ortega had seven goals to lead the host Tar Heels (12-3, 6-1 ACC) past the Blue Devils (7-8, 2-5). Carolina went on a 10-0 run in the first half.

No. 7 Northwestern 19, Rutgers 7: The host Wildcats (13-3, 5-0 Big Ten) won their eighth straight and beat the Scarlet Knights (7-9, 1-4).

No. 9 Florida 18, Denver 13: Lindsey Ronbeck had five goals and the visiting Gators (13-3, 8-0 Big East) claimed their fourth straight regular-season title and beat the Pioneers (10-5, 5-3).

No. 10 Penn 24, Harvard 13: Erin Barry and Zoe Belodeau each scored five goals to lead the host Quakers (11-2, 5-0 Ivy) past the Crimson (5-9, 1-5). Twenty-four goals is one shy of the program record set in 1977 against Franklin & Marshall.

No. 12 Virginia Tech 16, No. 17 Virginia 12: Paige Petty had four goals to lead the host Hokies (12-5, 5-2 ACC) past the Cavaliers (9-8, 4-3). Virginia Tech finished the regular season with a record-high number of wins.

No. 16 Dartmouth 17, Yale 4: The host Big Green (10-3, 5-1) will be making their first appearance in the Ivy League tournament since 2013.

No. 18 High Point 22, Longwood 2: The visiting Panthers went 6-0 in the Big South and 14-2 overall in the regular season.

No. 20 Notre Dame 16, San Diego State 7: Jessi Masinko had five goals to lead the host Fighting Irish (9-8) past the Aztecs (9-8).

No. 20 Princeton 15, Cornell 10: The host Tigers (8-5, 4-1) clinched a spot in the Ivy League tournament.

Friday's women

No. 14 Stanford 17, California 7: Kelsey Murray scored three goals to lead the visiting Cardinal (13-4, 8-2 Pac-12) past the Golden Bears (6-11, 2-8).

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