NCAA lacrosse roundup: Maryland women rout Denver, 15-4, in second round

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Megan Whittle (McDonogh) had six goals and two assists and No. 1 seed Maryland allowed a season-low four goals in a 15-4 rout of visiting Denver in the second round of the NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse tournament Sunday.

Megan Taylor (Glenelg) had 11 saves and a .733 save percentage. The Terps (19-1) caused 17 turnovers and numerous shot-clock violations.

Caroline Steele (Severn) added four goals, Jen Giles (Mount Hebron) had three and and Meghan Siverson chipped in two for Maryland, which hosts Navy in the quarterfinals Saturday at noon.

No. 1 seed Stony Brook 18, Penn 5: Courtney Murphy had six goals and three asissts to help the host Seawolves beat the Quakers (14-5) in the second round.

Zoe Belodeau had two goals and two assists for Penn.

The Seawolves (20-0) will play at No. 4 seed Boston College in the quarterfinals Saturday at 1 p.m.

No. 2 seed North Carolina 17, Virginia Tech 8: The host Tar Heels (16-3) got multiple goals from six players to beat the Hokies (14-7) and advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the 14th consecutive season.

Marie McCool had two goals and three assists for North Carolina, which hosts Northwestern on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Paige Petty scored three goals for Virginia Tech.

No. 4 Boston College 16, Princeton 10: Tess Chandler and Kaileen Hart each scored five goals and Sam Apuzzo tied her own school record with her 80th goal of the season to carry the host Eagles (20-1) over the Tigers (13-6) in the second round.

Tess D’Orsi and Elizabeth George each scored three goals for Princeton.

No. 3 seed James Madison 15, Virginia 12: Haley Warden and Kristen Gaudian each scored four goals, and the host Dukes used a six-goal run to bridge the halves and a 3-1 run over the final 8:21 to surge past the Cavaliers (10-10) in the second round.

Avery Shoemaker and Sammy Mueller each scored four goals for Virginia.

James Madison will host No. 6 seed Florida in the quarterfinals Saturday at 1 p.m.

No. 6 seed Florida 13, Colorado 9: After falling behind 5-0 to start the game, the host Gators (17-3) used an 8-0 to surge past the Buffaloes (14-6) in the second round.

Shayna Pirreca scored four goals to lead Florida.

Carly Cox had three goals for Colorado.

Salisbury 19, Meredith 11: Gabrielle Mongno and Emma Skoglund combined for six first-half goals, and 10 in the game, to lead the host Sea Gulls (19-1) over the Avenging Angels (16-5) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

Salisbury will face Denison, a 21-4 winner over Calvin, in the third round Saturday.

Men

Denver 9, No. 7 seed Notre Dame 7: Trailing 7-6 with 11:38 to play, the visiting Pioneers scored the game’s final three goals to beat the Fighting Irish in the first round.

Austin French had three goals and three assists for Denver (13-3), which will play at No. 2 seed Albany in the quarterfinals Saturday.

Ryder Garnsey scored each of the first four goals for Notre Dame (9-6).

Cornell 10, No. 8 seed Syracuse 9: Colton Rupp scored the winning goal with 5:35 to play to lift the visiting Big Red (13-4) over the Orange (8-7).

Scoreboard

Men

First round

SATURDAY

3 Yale 15 UMass 13

4 Duke 17 Villanova 11

2 Albany 18 Richmond 9

6 Loyola Maryland 14 Virginia 12

SUNDAY

1 Maryland 14 Robert Morris 12

Denver 9 7 Notre Dame 7

5 Johns Hopkins 10 Georgetown 9, OT

Cornell 10 8 Syracuse 9

QUARTERFINALS

SATURDAY

(At Hempstead, N.Y.)

Yale vs. Loyola Maryland TBA

Denver vs. Albany TBA

SUNDAY

(At Annapolis)

Maryland vs. Cornell TBA

Johns Hopkins vs. Duke TBA

SEMIFINALS

At Foxborough, Mass., May 26, TBA

CHAMPIONSHIP

At Foxborough, Mass., May 28, 1 p.m.

Women

SECOND ROUND

SUNDAY

1 Maryland 15 Denver 4

Navy 19 8 Loyola Md. 15

5 Stony Brook 18 Penn 4

4 Boston College 16 Princeton 10

3 J. Madison 15 Virginia 12

6 Florida 13 Colorado 9

Northwestern 21 Towson 17

2 N. Carolina 17 Virginia Tech 8

QUARTERFINALS

(At higher seed)

MAY 19

Navy at Maryland 12

Stony Brook at Boston College 1

Florida at James Madison 1

Northwestern at North Carolina 1

SEMIFINALS

At Stony Brook, May 25, TBA

CHAMPIONSHIP

At Stony Brook, May 27, noon

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