Virginia women overpower Duke, 17-7, for ACC crown

9th-ranked Hopkins falls to Northwestern, 15-8

Salisbury wins CAC title

Nation

April 26, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Fourth-ranked Virginia held seventh-ranked Duke to two goals in the second half yesterday and won the Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse championship, 17-7, over the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Duke (11-5) took an early 3-1 lead, But the Cavaliers (15-3) scored the next seven goals, including three by Ashleigh Haas. Haas capped the run by scoring on a free-position shot with 4:33 remaining in the first half.

The Blue Devils cut the deficit to 8-4 23 seconds later, but Amy Appelt scored the first of her five goals with 3:44 to play in the half and Caitlin Banks added another to make it 10-4.

No. 11 Northwestern 15, No. 9 Johns Hopkins 8: The host Wildcats (12-3, 4-0 American Lacrosse Conference) earned their second win in a week against a top 10 opponent. The Blue Jays (12-3, 4-1) never led.

Salisbury 15, St. Mary's 8: The host Sea Gulls (12-2) captured their second straight Capital Athletic Conference championship. Linda Ackermann scored three goals for Salisbury. Carol Schmoeller scored three goals for the Seahawks (11-4).

College of Notre Dame 17, Trinity 6: The Gators (9-6) remained the only team to win the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference championship in Aurora, N.Y., taking their ninth straight title. Sara Breidenbaugh scored six goals for the Gators, a career high. The Tigers fell to 6-5.

No. 16 Towson 17, Colgate 5: The visiting Tigers (14-3) got five goals from Amy Middleton, won 20 of 22 draws and set a school record for wins in a season. Katie McVeigh scored twice for the Raiders (11-5).

Hood 7, Wells 2: The Blazers (4-9) got three goals from Annie Lavery and finished third in the AWCC.

George Washington 16, Mount St. Mary's 6: The host Colonials (8-8), who built a 10-1 lead in the first half, were led by Laura Hostetler's seven goals. Erin LaMotte had a hat trick for the Mountaineers (12-4).

UMBC 18, Binghamton 6: The Retrievers (5-9, 4-1 America East) had little trouble scoring in heavy rain, handing the Bearcats (4-9, 1-3) their first home loss in four games.

Men

No. 8 Ohio State 9, No. 15 Denver 8: Craig Nolan's overtime goal capped a 4-0 run by the host Buckeyes (11-2, 4-0 Great Western Lacrosse League). The Pioneers (8-4, 3-2) failed to score after the third quarter.

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