No. 6 Duke knocks off top-seeded Virginia, 13-9

April 18, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

The sixth-ranked Duke men's lacrosse team outscored visiting No. 1 Virginia by five goals in the second half on its way to a 13-9 upset win at Klockner Stadium.

Ned Crotty (3 goals, 1 assist) and Zach Howell (3 goals) combined for seven points as the Blue Devils (11-3, 1-2 ACC) recorded their 12th straight win over the Cavaliers (11-1, 2-1) and their third straight over a topranked Virginia team.

Duke trailed by one at the half before outscoring Virginia 4-1 in the third quarter. Justin Turri had three points on two goals and one assist for the Blue Devils, who extended their win streak to nine straight heading into the ACC tournament. Steele Stanwick (Loyola) had two goals and an assist for Virginia.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S 5, MANHATTAN

4: Bryan Schmidt scored his second goal and the eventual game-winner with 11:36 left in the third quarter as the host Mount (7-3, 4-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) held on for the win.

T.C. DiBartolo made 10 saves, and Mount St. Mary's held the Jaspers (4-7, 2-2) scoreless in the last quarter.

UMBC 12, ALBANY 7: Matt Latham (Liberty) scored a career-high six goals as host UMBC (3-7, 2-1 America East) won its second consecutive game.

GOUCHER 4, SCRANTON 2: Jacob Fratella scored twice, and the host Gophers (9-3, 3-0 Landmark) held the Royals (4-8, 1-3) scoreless in the last quarter.

HAVERFORD 9, MCDANIEL 6: William Clary and Michael Young each scored twice in a losing effort for the visiting Green Terror (7-6, 4-3 Centennial Conference).

The Fords improved to 8-5, 4-3.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE 8, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 7: Tom Rixey scored the game-winner to cap off a three-goal, 66- second rally for the host Shoremen (4-8, 2-6 Centennial Conference).

The Diplomats fell to 5-7, 2-5.

NO. 3 NORTH CAROLINA 17, ROBERT MORRIS 14: The nation's top-ranked offense outlasted the host Colonials (8-4) as the Tar Heels improved to 11-1.

Gavin Petracca had a game-high six goals for North Carolina, who outscored Robert Morris, 5-3, in the third quarter to spark the win.

NO. 4 PRINCETON 16, DARTMOUTH 2: Tough Tigers defense held the Big Green (3-6, 1-3 Ivy League) scoreless in the first half. Jack McBride led Princeton (9-2, 4-0) with five goals and two assists.

NO. 10 VILLANOVA 12, ST. JOHN'S 10: The host Wildcats (8-3, 2-1Big East) staged a fourth-quarter comeback and went on a 5-0 run to beat the Red Storm (5-6, 2-2).

Paul Webber finished with four goals for Villanova.

NO. 14 NOTRE DAME 11, PROVIDENCE

3: Zach Brenneman had two goals and two assists to power the host Fighting Irish (6-5, 1-3 Big East) past the Friars (0-10, 0-3).

The win marks the first conference victory for Notre Dame, who went on an 8-0 run that spanned the second and third quarters.

DELAWARE 9, 12 MASSACHUSETTS

6: Curtis Dickson, the nation's most prolific point scorer, came up with the go-ahead and insurance goals as the host Blue Hens (6-6, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association) upset the Minutemen (7-4, 2-2).

NO. 20 YALE 14, NO. 17 BROWN 11: Matt Gibson had three goals and two assists as the Bulldogs (9-2, 3-2 Ivy League) upset the host Bears (5-5, 2-2).

Matt Miller also record a hat trick for Yale, who have won five straight.

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