Roundup: Balanced offense drives No. 3 Syracuse women's lacrosse past No. 4 Florida, 17-12

Freshman attacker Taylor Poplawski led No. 3 Syracuse (7-1) with a career-high four goals in a 17-12 win over visiting No. 4 Florida (8-2) on Saturday.

The Orange held the Gators scoreless for the first 15 minutes of the game while accumulating a comfortable 8-3 lead by the half. Attackers Alyssa Murray, Kayla Treanor and Poplawski each scored two goals for Syracuse in the first-half run.


Down 15-7 with 15:09 remaining, Florida went on a 5-0 run, but the deficit proved too much to overcome.

The Orange got multiple goals from six players while outshooting the Gators 34-27. Treanor took a game-high 10 shots and finished with three goals for Syracuse. Junior midfielder Shannon Gilroy and freshman midfielder Mollie Stevens led Florida with three goals each.

No. 1 North Carolina 18, No. 13 Georgetown 11: The Tar Heels (9-0) defeated the visiting Hoyas (3-3) behind freshman attacker Sydney Holeman's game-high three goals.

North Carolina went on a 5-0 run in the first half and a 6-0 run to start the second half.

No. 5 Boston College 10, Canisius 7: Junior midfielder Mikaela Rix scored three goals to lead the visiting Eagles (7-1) past the Golden Griffins (2-3).

No. 12 Penn State 14, Vanderbilt 8: The Nittany Lions (5-3, 1-0 American Lacrosse Conference) opened conference play with a win over the host Commodores (3-4, 0-1).

Penn State scored the first four goals of the game and led 8-1 at the end of the first half. Senior attacker Mackenzie Cyr (Winters Mill) was one of three Penn State players to finish with two goals.

Princeton 15, No. 14 Virginia 13: The Tigers (2-3) upset the visiting Cavaliers (3-5) using a balanced attack of six players with multi goal games.


Senior midfielder Sarah Lloyd (Severna Park) led Princeton with four goals, and sophomore attacker Alexandra Bruno added three.

No. 15 Penn 11, Yale 9: The Quakers (4-1, 2-0 Ivy League) handed the host Bulldogs (5-1, 1-1) their first loss of the season.

Penn scored seven of its 11 goals in the first half. Yale came as close as 10-9 with 3:35 remaining, but the Quakers scored an insurance goal with 49 seconds left to seal the victory.

Rutgers 8, No. 20 James Madison 7: The Scarlet Knights (4-4) held the visiting Dukes (4-3) to two goals in the second half to complete the upset.

Freshman goalkeeper Amanda Currell led a strong defensive performance for Rutgers with 11 saves.



No. 11 Navy 15, Bucknell 4: Senior attacker Aimee Gennaro led the Mids with five goals as they cruised past the host Bison (0-7) to start 8-0 for the first time in the program's history.

Senior midfielder Jill Coughlin (St. Mary's) added two goals for Navy, which led 10-0 at the break. The Mids outshot Bucknell 19-5 in the first half and 31-14 for the game.

No. 17 Loyola Maryland 22, Lafayette 12: The visiting Greyhounds (4-4, 1-0 Patriot League) used a 15-goal second half to defeat the Leopards (3-5, 0-2).

Loyola outscored Lafayette 15-6 in the second half.

No. 18 Towson 13, Monmouth 5: The Tigers (3-4) scored eight goals in the second half to defeat the visiting Hawks (1-4).

Senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback had five goals for Towson.

UMBC 15, Mount St. Mary's 2: The Retrievers (3-4) used an 11-0 first half to roll past the host Mountaineers (1-6).

Six players had a multi-goal game for UMBC, which was led by Kristen Bilney's three.

McDaniel 18, Bryn Mawr 1: The Green Terror (4-0, 1-0 Centennial Conference) outshot the host Owls (1-4, 0-2) by 23-1 in the first half in a lopsided victory.

McDaniel's Danielle Entrot (Centennial) had four goals and five assists.

Salisbury 10, York 3: After falling behind 2-0, the visiting Sea Gulls (5-0, 1-0 Capital Athletic Conference) used a 7-0 run to defeat the Spartans (4-2, 0-1).

St. Mary's 18, Goucher 5: Five Seahawks (3-4) scored in a rout over the visiting Gophers (4-4).

Marymount 17, Frostburg State 13: After a back-and-forth first half, the Saints (3-2, 1-0 CAC) went on a 5-0 run in the second half to defeat the visiting Bobcats (0-7, 0-1).