State lacrosse: Loyola men defeat Penn St., 12-11, in OT

Nikko Pontrello scored the game-winning goal 19 seconds into overtime, and No. 14 Loyola Maryland beat No. 12 Penn State, 12-11, on Saturday in a game that was moved indoors to Holuba Hall because of last week's snowstorm.

The host Nittany Lions (1-1) scored the final four goals of regulation for an 11-all score and sent the game to overtime, but Graham Savio won the faceoff for the Greyhounds (1-1) to start the extra frame.


Pontrello, Tyler Albrecht and Jeff Chase (Boys' Latin) each had three goals for Loyola, and Justin Ward (Old Mill) had four assists.

Jack Runkel outdueled preseason All-American Austin Kaut in goal, finishing with 12 saves for the Greyhounds. Five of Runkel's saves came in the fourth quarter, while Kaut finished with six total.


Pontrello's second goal of the game came with 12:10 to go in regulation. Kaut saved Pontrello's first offering, but Pontrello was there to pick up the ground ball and score, giving Loyola an 11-7 advantage.

Georgetown 9, Navy 8, OT: For the second year in a row at the Scott Boyle Memorial Cup, Jeff Fountain (St. Paul's) came through for the visiting Hoyas (2-0). He ran around the cage and bounced the game-winner over Midshipmen goalie John Connors' shoulder with 2:08 left in overtime.

Fountain also scored the overtime game-winner for Georgetown in a 9-8 victory over Navy on Feb. 24, 2013. The game honors Scott Boyle, an official who suffered a fatal heart attack while working the Navy-Georgetown game April 2, 2005.

Fountain finished with two goals. Georgetown is off to its best start since 2007. Sam Jones (Severna Park) and T.J. Hanzsche each scored three goals for Navy (1-1).

The game marked the sixth time in the teams' past seven meetings that the outcome has been decided by one goal, all won by Georgetown. Four of the six have gone into overtime, including each of the past three games played in Annapolis (2008, 2010, 2014). Each of the past three games has been won by Georgetown by a score of 9-8.

Salisbury 12, Lynchburg 11, OT: Greg Korvin (Arundel) scored the game-winner with 57 seconds left in overtime to lift the host Sea Gulls (2-0) over the Hornets (0-1).

Salisbury trailed 9-5 at halftime but scored four of the last five goals, including Mike Kane's game-tying goal with 9:08 left to force overtime.

The score was tied at 3 after the first quarter, but Lynchburg went on a 6-2 run in the second.

Stevenson 9, York 8, OT: Glen Tomkins scored the game-winner on an assist from Edward McLoughlin with 3:21 left in overtime as the host Mustangs (1-0) beat the Spartans (0-1).

Stevenson led 4-1 at the half, before York outscored it 5-1 in the third period.

Catholic at Frostburg State, ppd.: The Bobcats' season opener against the Cardinals (1-0) was postponed because of inclement weather.

A makeup date has not been announced.



No. 10 Loyola Maryland 16, No. 8 Virginia 12: Hannah Schmitt scored six times and Molly Wolf (Bryn Mawr) made 11 saves as the Greyhounds (1-0) upset the host Cavaliers (0-2).

Marlee Paton led all players with seven points on two goals and five assists, while Schmitt tied a career-high six goals.

Maddy Keeshan and Courtney Swan each had four points on three goals and one assist for Virginia, and Casey Bocklet had three goals.

Virginia started with a 3-0 run before Taryn VanThof scored for the Greyhounds. Molly Hulseman scored a second goal for Loyola, putting away a pass from Paton to bring the score to 3-2.

Johns Hopkins 16, Marquette 2: Jen Cook (McDonogh) scored a game-high five goals, and Taylor D'Amore had four assists to power the host Blue Jays (1-0) past the Golden Eagles (0-1) in the first meeting between the programs.

Hopkins led 10-2 at the half. Julianna Shearer (Mount de Sales) and Amanda Bochniak (Maryvale) each had a goal for Marquette.

The Golden Eagles scored first as Bochniak scooped up a loose ball for her first career goal just 1:17 into the game. Hopkins answered with four straight, including three in a span of 2:26, to take a 4-1 lead.

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