Top-ranked Cavs knock off No. 2 Tar Heels

Hopkins dominates Albany

Towson upsets Minutemen

April 11, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

Steele Stanwick (Loyola) scored three goals and assisted on one to power the top-ranked Virginia men's lacrosse team past No. 2 North Carolina, 7-5, in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic on Saturday in front of an announced 25,710 at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Cavaliers improved to 11-0, 2-0 and the Tar Heels fell to 10-1, 2-1.

The record crowd for a regular-season game saw Stanwick get named the Player of the Game by Inside Lacrosse, helping Virginia clinch a share of the ACC regular-season crown in the first event inside the new NFL stadium.

"Great win for us," Virginia coach Dom Starsia said. "It was another hard-fought ACC league game, and all our games are like this. I thought there were two very good defensive lacrosse teams out there."

North Carolina won the battle of shots 47-35, while the squads tied in ground balls (31 each) and faceoffs won (eight each). Virginia, one of the nation's best in clearing the ball, was successful on 17 of 18 attempts.

No. 2 Syracuse 13, No. 4 Princeton 4: Cody Jamieson had a career-best points, five goals and one assist, and JoJo Marasco had his first hat trick to lead the Orange (8-1) past the Tigers (7-2) at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic.

Syracuse controlled the ball from the opening faceoff. Marasco and Josh Amidon each scored in the first quarter and the Orange never trailed.

No. 15 Johns Hopkins 19, Albany 7: Thirteen players scored for the Blue Jays (5-5) as they ended a four-game losing streak at Homewood Field.

Freshman John Ranagan had a hat trick and seniors Michael Kimmel (Loyola) and Steven Boyle added two goals and three assists apiece as Johns Hopkins evened its record at 5-5. Junior Kyle Wharton and freshman Zach Palmer also scored twice for the Blue Jays.

The 19 goals are the most for Hopkins since April 3, 2006, when JHU defeated Mount St. Mary's, 19-6.

After spotting Albany (2-8) an early 1-0 lead, the Blue Jays held the Great Danes scoreless for the final 21 minutes of the first half and netted seven goals themselves during that time. Johns Hopkins eventually built the halftime lead to 9-1 with a pair of goals in the first 58 seconds of the third quarter.

Towson 10, No. 8 Massachusetts 9: Carl Iacona scored twice, including the game-winner, with 8:17 left in the game as the visiting Tigers (4-5, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) held off a late rally by the Minutemen (7-3, 2-1).

The win marks the third straight and the first over a nationally ranked opponent this season.

"It was a very close game but I was very happy with how we played on the defensive end today," said Towson head coach Tony Seaman. "Our defense did an awesome job ... especially in the fourth quarter when we made some mistakes."

No. 7 Loyola 9, Fairfield 4: The visiting Greyhounds (7-2, 5-0 ECAC) allowed a season-low four goals behind goalie Jake Hagelin with 13 saves. The Stags fell to 6-3, 3-1.

Hagelin entered the game with the second-best goals against average in the nation and lowered it to 6.77 with his third-straight game tallying 13 or more saves. He also boosted his season saves percentage to .608 in the victory.

Eric Lusby led Loyola with a hat trick.

Mount St. Mary's 12, Detroit-Mercy 9: Cody Lehrer (Dulaney) scored six goals to power the visiting Mount (6-3, 3-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) past the host Detroit Titans (2-9, 1-3).

Brett Schmidt had a goal and six assists, the most assists by a Mount player since Roland Miller had six in a 17-9 win over Canisius on March 28, 1998.

UMBC 12, Binghamton 6: Rob Grimm had a hat trick and the visiting Retrievers (2-7, 1-1 America East) broke the game open with a 5-2 run in the third quarter. The Bearcats fell to 3-8, 0-2.

Salisbury 29, Hood 2: Mike Winter had five goals to power the host Sea Gulls (14-0, 5-0 Capital Athletic Conference) past the Blazers (6-7, 0-4).

Salisbury, the Division III top-ranked team, went on a 17-0 run that spanned both halves.

Dickinson 12, Washington College 10: Doug Herdegen (Archbishop Curley) and Tom Rixey each scored twice in a losing effort for the visiting Shoremen (8-3, 1-6 Centennial Conference).

The Red Devils (12-1, 5-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first minute of play.


No. 3 North Carolina 13, No. 2 Maryland 9: Karri Ellen Johnson had a hat trick, but the Terps (12-1, 3-1 ACC) suffered their first regular-season loss since March 1, 2008, to the host Tar Heels (11-1, 3-1).

Logan Ripley made a career-high 13 saves and Kristen Taylor had four goals for Carolina.

Boston U. 12, UMBC 8: Traci Landy had five goals for the visiting Terriers (7-6, 3-0 America East) jumped out to a 9-4 halftime lead over the Retrievers (9-5, 2-2).

St. Mary's 13, Stevenson 8: Lauriann Parker totaled nine points on seven goals and two assists to lead the visiting Seahawks (6-7, 4-2 Capital) past the Mustangs (8-5, 3-3).

College of New Jersey 16, Salisbury 12: The visiting Sea Gulls (13-1, 5-0 Capital) took their first loss of the season.

Beth Rhodey and Aileen McCausland each had three goals for the Division III top-ranked Sea Gulls.

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