National lacrosse roundup (April 30): No. 1 Denver beats No. 18 Marquette to win Big East title


Connor Cannizzaro, a transfer from Maryland, had four goals and an assist to lead No. 1 Denver (12-1, 5-0 Big East Conference) to a 14-11 victory over No. 18 Marquette (9-4, 4-1) to win its third straight Big East regular-season title in men's lacrosse.

Zach Miller scored a goal and had four assists for the host Pioneers, who will be the No. 1 seed and host the Big East tournament. Denver will play Providence on Thursday at 9 p.m.


Ryan McNamara scored back-to-back goals for Marquette to cut the deficit to 13-11 with 51 seconds left, but Tyler Pace scored off an assist from Cannizzaro with eight seconds left to seal the win.

No. 2 Brown 19, Virginia 11: The Bears (14-1) outscored the Cavaliers (7-8) 10-3 in the second half to earn a victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference-Ivy League Showcase in Kennesaw, Ga.


Brown will be the top seed in the Ivy League tournament, which begins Friday in Providence, R.I.

No. 6 Yale 9, Harvard 8: Eric Scott scored once and assisted on three goals to tie the game with 6:16 to play, and Shane Carr scored with three minutes left to lift the Bulldogs (11-2, 5-1 Ivy League) over the visiting Crimson (7-7, 3-3) and earn the No. 2 seed in the Ivy League tournament.

No. 11 Air Force 11, Jacksonville 6: Christopher Allen had a hat trick and the visiting Falcons (13-2, 7-0 Southern Conference) defeated the Dolphins (3-10, 1-6) to earn their 13th straight victory.

Top-seeded Air Force will face No. 4 seed Bellarmine in the Southern Conference semifinals Thursday in Richmond, Va.

No. 15 Stony Brook 16, Hartford 8: Matt Schultz tied a career high with five goals and Brody Eastwood had three as the host Seawolves (12-3, 5-1 America East Conference) defeated the Hawks (9-6, 3-3).

No. 2 seed Stony Brook will face No. 3 seed Vermont in the semifinals Thursday at 5 p.m.

Ohio State 12, No. 16 Rutgers 10: Johnny Pearson scored four goals and JTBlubaugh and Colin Chell each had a hat trick to help the Buckeyes (7-8, 2-3 Big Ten Conference) upset the Scarlet Knights (10-4, 3-2).

No. 17 Villanova 14, Providence 7: Joey Froccaro had a hat trick and the host Wildcats (9-4, 3-2 Big East) never trailed in a victory over the Friars (7-8, 1-4).

No. 19 Penn State 14, Michigan 9: Nick Aponte had four goals and one assist and TJ Sanders added three goals and two assists to lead the host Nittany Lions (8-6, 2-3 Big Ten) over the Wolverines to clinch a spot in the Big Ten tournament, which begins Thursday at Homewood Field.


No. 6 Stony Brook 13, Albany 4: The visiting Seawolves (14-3, 6-0 America East) clinched their fourth straight America East regular-season championship with a victory over the Great Danes (10-5, 5-1).

Stony Brook will host New Hampshire in the semifinals Friday at 5 p.m.


No. 10 Penn 10, No. 16 Cornell 6: Alex Condon scored four goals as the visiting Quakers defeated the Big Red to share the Ivy League regular-season championship with Princeton.

Penn earned the right to host the Ivy League tournament and will face Harvard at 7 p.m. in the semifinals Friday while Cornell will play Princeton at 4 p.m.

No. 11 Massachusetts 12, Davidson 5: A five-goal run in the first half powered the host Minutewomen (16-1, 9-0 Atlantic-10 Conference) over the Wildcats (8-8, 5-4).

UMass extended its home winning streak to 22 games to tie Maryland for the third-longest streak in NCAA history.

No. 12 Princeton 8, Brown 3: The host Tigers (11-4, 6-1 Ivy) defeated the Bears (6-9, 1-6) to claim a share of the Ivy League regular-season title.

Ellie DeGarmo (Bryn Mawr) made nine saves for Princeton.

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