Maryland tops UNC, 9-6

UMBC KOs Denver

Minutemen down Greyhounds

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. // Joe Walters scored five goals to lead Maryland to a 9-6 win over North Carolina on a soggy Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field.

With North Carolina (2-7, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) clinging to a 5-4 lead midway through the third quarter, the Terps (6-1, 2-0 ACC) scored five unanswered goals to pull out the victory.

Ben Hunt scored twice for the Tar Heels. Max Ritz added two goals for Maryland.

UMBC 12, Denver 8

Junior attackman Andy Gallagher tied a career high with five goals, including three in the fourth quarter, as UMBC snapped a three-game losing streak with a 12-8 win over 12th-ranked Denver at UMBC Stadium.

The Pioneers (4-2) lost for the first time since an opening 13-7 setback to top-ranked Virginia.

Drew Westervelt also set a career high with a four-assist performance and he added a pair of goals for a six-point afternoon. He became the 22nd player in school history to surpass the 100-point plateau and has moved into 20th place with 105 points (58 goals, 47 assists) The third member of UMBC's attack unit, senior Brendan Mundorf, contributed four assists to the Retrievers' top offensive output of the season. Mundorf became the ninth player in school history to hit the 150-point mark as he has 87 goals and 63 helpers.

UMBC improved to 3-3.

UMass 14, Loyola 9

AMHERST, Mass. - A well-balanced effort on offense and defense lifted No. 10 UMass to 14-9 win over No. 19 Loyola in ECAC Lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Garber Field. The win was the Minutemen's first-ever against the Greyhounds after dropping the first nine meetings. UMass improved to 6-1 and 1-0 in the ECAC; Loyola fell to 3-3 and 2-1 in the league.

UMass freshman goalie Doc Schneider made a career-high 19 saves. Five Minutemen scored two goals: Sean Morris, Pat Larmon, Brian Jacovina, Jim Connolly and Andrew Recchione.

Trailing 4-1 at halftime, Loyola scored three quick goals in the first 1:29 of the second half to tie the game. But UMass took control early in the third quarter with five consecutive goals -- including the first four in a span of 1:43 -- to take a 9-4 lead with 5:02 left in the third quarter. Loyola would never get closer than three goals the rest of the way.

Loyola's top scorer Patrick Kennedy scored the game's next two goals to make it 9-6 at the end of the third quarter. The Minutemen responded with another 5-0 scoring run to begin the fourth quarter.

Jamie Yaman scored a man-up goal off a feed from Morris making it 10-6 50 seconds into the fourth quarter. Then Morris, Larmon and Recchione each scored their second goals of the game to help the Minutemen take a 13-6 lead with 10:25 remaining. UMass' Brett Garber scored with 6:39 left to stretch the lead to 14-6.

Loyola tallied the final three goals of the game.

Originally published March 25, 2006, 4:50 PM EST

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