Junior Brett Sweeney struck for five goals and two assists yesterday as host Western Maryland held off a late charge by visiting Franklin & Marshall for a 13-12 Centennial Conference win in men's college lacrosse.
The Green Terror (9-3, 3-1) came back from a 7-5 halftime deficit to go up 12-8 with 10: 10 remaining after back-to-back goals by Sweeney just 7 seconds apart.
But freshman Beau Smith mounted a one-man rally for F&M (4-9, 2-2), scoring four of his game-high six goals in the final 8: 37, the last bringing the Diplomats within one with 45 seconds left. All but one of the goals were unassisted.
F&M never got off another shot, however, thanks to all-league defender Gaelen Cross and midfielder Dave Riley, who kept possession for Western Maryland and helped the Green Terror escape with its first home win over F&M since 1992.
No. 3 Princeton 9, No. 7 Cornell 5: Damien Davis and a swarming defense led the Tigers (8-1) over the Big Red (8-3), earning a tie for their sixth straight Ivy League championship.
The win made the Tigers an automatic qualifier for the NCAA tournament, but also cost them their leading goal scorer, B.J. Prager, who suffered a probable torn ACL in the first quarter.
The Tigers also lost freshman defenseman Brian Lieberman to a possible shoulder separation or a broken collarbone.
No. 5 Georgetown 19, UMass 18: The Hoyas (10-1) clinched first place in the ECAC and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, barely getting past the Minutemen (5-6).
Mike Henehan led the Hoyas with four goals, scoring the game-winner with three minutes left to play.
UMass had the last possession, but an illegal-procedure call with two seconds remaining turned the ball over to the Hoyas.
UMBC 15, Radford 12: Dan Marohl netted four goals, including his 100th career goal, and had five assists to lead the Retrievers (6-6) past the Highlanders (3-8).
The Retrievers outlasted the Highlanders, gaining a 13-10 edge going into the final quarter.
No. 13 Brown 7, Dartmouth 4: Michael Monfett scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Bears (7-5) over the Big Green (4-7) at a rain-soaked Stevenson Field.
The Bears took their biggest lead, 6-1, in the third quarter and never looked back.
Goucher 18, Neumann 6: Phil Anthony and Cameron Fawkes scored three goals and added five assists apiece to lead the Gophers (6-8) over the Knights (4-6).
Goalie Mike Amash finished with 19 saves and nine different Gophers netted goals in the rout.
St. Mary's 17, Greensboro 6: The Seahawks (11-4) opened an 8-1 halftime lead en route to victory over the visiting Pride (3-10).
The Seahawks were led by Jim England's four goals while Ryan Heacock and Todd Sody each added three. With the win, the Seahawks tie a school record for wins in a season.
Johns Hopkins 14, George Mason 13, 3 OT: Danielle Maschuci scored six goals, including the game winner in the third overtime, to lead the Blue Jays (10-4) over the Patriots (7-8).
The victory was Hopkins' first ever against a ranked team.
Loyola 9, Delaware 8: Goalie Tricia Dabrowski had 15 saves, one off her career-high, and the Greyhounds' defense checked away a Blue Hens (11-3) free-position attempt in the final minute of the game to seal the win.
The Greyhounds (13-2) were led by Stacey Morlang and Krissy Warnock,who both netted three goals.
UMBC 23, Central Connecticut 1: The Retrievers (8-5) wrapped up their third consecutive Northeast Conference regular-season title with a win over the Blue Devils (1-10).
Eleven Retrievers hit the nets, led by Jen Kuehn who scored four goals.
Georgetown 10, James Madison 8: Sheehan Stanwick and Erin Elbe scored two goals apiece to lead the Hoyas (9-3) over the Dukes (11-4).
Eight Hoyas netted goals throughout the game. Jess Marion set a Duke season scoring record with 53, one more than the previous standard.
Salisbury State 12, Mary Washington 10: In a game with three big scoring runs, the Seahawks (12-2) produced the biggest run and held on for the victory over the Eagles (14-2).
Washington 10, Washington & Lee 5: Senior attack Jordan Holt scored five times to lead the Shorewomen (11-1) over the Generals (8-4).
W&L scored three of the first four goals of the second half to tie the game at five with 19: 34 remaining.