College Lacrosse

Women's lacrosse roundup: Whittle leads Maryland past Michigan

Freshman Megan Whittle (McDonogh) recorded her ninth hat trick of the season to lead 10 Terps in scoring as No. 1 Maryland (16-0, 4-0 Big Ten) earned a 14-9 victory over visiting Michigan (5-10, 0-4) on Saturday.

The Terps started with a quick lead as Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) scored at 29:10. Brooke Griffin (South River), Taylor Salandra (Glenelg) and Erin Collins added goals in the next five minutes as Maryland went up 4-0.


Michigan scored twice in less than a minute to cut the lead in half before Mattie Meredith (Roland Park) scored at 17:40.

After another Michigan goal, the Terps went on another 4-0 run as Kristen Lamon (St. Mary's), Zoe Stukenberg (Marriotts Ridge), Griffin and Whittle each scored. Whittle scored two more goals in the last 16 seconds of the half as Maryland took an 11-4 halftime lead.


No. 15 Loyola Maryland 14, Navy 4: The Greyhounds captured the Patriot League regular-season lacrosse title in style.

Annie Thomas (John Carroll) had one goal and five assists and Kara Burke (Dulaney) had four goals and one assist to lead visiting Loyola (12-4, 8-0), which completed its 10th undefeated conference season and second straight in Patriot League play.

With a 16-0 record in Patriot League games the past two seasons, the Greyhounds broke the league record for consecutive conference games won and will host Friday's tournament semifinal. Navy (12-4, 6-2) is the third seed and will host sixth seed Holy Cross in Tuesday's quarterfinal at 7 p.m.

Loyola Maryland opened with a 3-0 run as Thomas assisted on all three goals. Casey Browne scored for Navy with 17:12 left before the Greyhounds answered with a 9-0 run.

Stevenson 14, Lebanon Valley 10: Tori Wagner started a 4-0 run early in the second half as the visiting Mustangs (9-6, 5-1 Commonwealth Conference) took the lead for good

Stevenson trailed 5-4 at the half. Wagner had a hat trick as the Mustangs won their fourth straight.

Anna Pagels (North Carroll) had a game-high four goals for the Dutchmen (9-6, 5-2).



No. 4 Boston College 20, New Hampshire 7: Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) scored six goals to power the Eagles (14-2) past the host Wildcats (6-9).

Boston College outscored New Hampshire 12-2 in the second half.

Connecticut 11, No. 8 Florida 10: Alyson Fazio scored the winner on a free-position shot with 2:50 left as the host Huskies (9-6, 4-2 Big East) upset the Gators (12-5, 6-1).

Florida led 8-1 at the half before Connecticut started the second half with a 6-0 run. The Huskies got the last three goals, including Alexandra Croft's tying goal with 4:04 left.

No. 10 Penn 13, Yale 7: Tory Benson had a hat trick to lead the host Quakers (11-3, 5-1 Ivy League) past the Bulldogs (7-7, 2-4).

Penn used a 3-0 run midway through the first half to take control.


No. 17 Princeton 12, Columbia 6: The host Tigers (11-3, 6-0 Ivy League) won their third straight and a share of the league title by beating the Lions (5-9, 1-5).

Erin Slifer (South Carroll) and Olivia Hompe each scored four goals.


No. 13 Stanford 22, San Diego State 10: The host Cardinal (10-2, 6-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) won 27 of 33 draws and beat the Aztecs (8-6, 4-3).