College Lacrosse

Women's lacrosse roundup (March 12): Knapp scores to lift Mount St. Mary's in OT for first win

Sammie Knapp (Loch Raven) scored with just one second left in overtime to lift the Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team past visiting Manhattan, 8-7, on Saturday.

With seconds left on the clock, Knapp weaved her way to the top of the arc and placed a shot over goalkeeper Nikki Prestiano's right shoulder for the game-winning goal as the Mount collected its first victory of the season.


Mount improved to 1-5 and the Jaspers fell to 2-4.

Knapp was also responsible for sending the game into overtime as she scored the tying goal on a free-position attempt with 3:41 remaining in regulation. The junior finished the contest with two goals, a team-high four draw controls and a pair of ground balls.


Nicole Lantuh and Molly Morris each had three goals and two assists to lead the Mountaineers attack.

A goal by Sarah Lang of Manhattan at the 17:48 mark of the second half gave the Jaspers a two-goal advantage at 7-5, but Lantuh responded off a feed from Morris at the 13:41 mark, and Knapp followed with her first goal of the game to send the game into overtime.

Salisbury 8, York 6: Freshman Gabrielle Mongno scored three goals as the visiting Sea Gulls (5-1, 1-0 Capital Athletic Conference) beat the Spartans (4-2, 0-1).

York got the scoring started less than two minutes in when Brittany Noell scored from inside the circle off an assist from Katelyn Cattrano.

Over the next five minutes, Salisbury controlled the possession, taking five shots on goal during the span, but Spartans goalkeeper Rachel Donovan (Howard) had four saves.

UMBC 19, La Salle 4: The visiting Retrievers (5-2) led the Explorers (0-4) 14-2 at the half.

Carolyn Jamison (Westminster) scored a game-high five goals, and Marissa Davey (Marriotts Ridge) had four for UMBC. Jennie Milligan (South River) and Sam Nolan (Fallston) each had a hat trick.

For Nolan, it was the fourth time this season she has scored three or more goals. Milligan has completed the feat three times this year. Both are among the top five Retrievers in goals and points.


UMBC played a disciplined game and gave up only two free-position attempts, neither of which resulted in a goal. The Retrievers also were a perfect 4-for-4 from the fan, with goals from Jamison, freshman Payton Van Kirk, Milligan and Kalyn Crocetti (Maryvale).


No. 14 Duke 16, No. 4 Louisville 5: Kelci Smesko scored a game-high six goals and the host Blue Devils (5-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) used a 9-1 run in the first half to upset the Cardinals (7-1, 2-1).

Duke's Maddie Crutchfield set a program record with six assists, and goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea had 13 saves.

Kelli Gerding (North Harford) scored twice for Louisville.

Duke finished the half with a 17-9 shot advantage and finished with an 11-6 advantage in ground balls. Louisville held a 7-3 advantage in draw controls but turned the ball over six times, compared with Duke's three turnovers.


No. 5 North Carolina 11, No. 9 Virginia 10, 2OT: Sydney Holman took a pass from Aly Messinger and scored with two seconds left in the second overtime period as the Tar Heels (5-2, 1-0 ACC) beat the host Cavaliers (4-4, 0-2).

Carolina led, 10-6, with 13:02 left in the second half after Molly Hendrick scored her fourth goal of the game off an assist from Sammy Jo Tracy.

The Cavaliers closed the second half on a 4-0 run to force overtime. Kasey Behr scored on a free-position attempt with no time remaining on the clock.

No. 13 Northwestern 7, No. 8 Stony Brook 6: Kaleigh Craig scored the game-winner with 8:04 left as the host Wildcats (3-3) beat the Seawolves (2-2).

Stony Brook's Courtney Murphy had tied the score at 6 with 14:33 left to play.

No. 10 Penn State 15, Vanderbilt 11: Madison Carter (South River) had four goals and Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) had three to lead the Nittany Lions (6-1) past the host Commodores (4-3).


Massachusetts 15, No. 18 Connecticut 6: Erika Epp had four goals to lead the Minutewomen (5-1) past the host Huskies (4-1).

No. 19 Penn 15, Georgetown 8: The Quakers (5-1) won their fourth straight by beating the Hoyas (1-5).

Penn led 8-3 at halftime.