Johns Hopkins cruises past Army, 15-10

Correction: Mount St. Mary's tops Bryant, 14-9, reaches NEC final

May 07, 2011|By From Sun Staff Reports

Seniors Kyle Wharton and Chris Boland and sophomore Zach Palmer combined for 11 goals and four assists and tallied all five Blue Jay goals in the third quarter as No. 3 Johns Hopkins beat host No. 15 Army, 15-10, Friday at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y.

The win marks the seventh straight overall, 17th straight against Army and improves the Blue Jays' record to 12-2. Army ends the regular season at 9-6.

The Blue Jays led 9-3 at the half and in the first six minutes of the third quarter they scored four straight to push the lead out to a game-high 10 at 13-3. An extra-man goal by Boland just 18 seconds into the period ignited the run for JHU, which got a goal from Palmer three minutes later and back-to-back goals from Wharton in a 15-second span just over a minute after that to push out to a 10-goal lead that was never seriously threatened in the final 25 minutes of the game.

The Blue Jays took control of the first half with a 6-1 run that turned a 1-1 tied into a 7-2 advantage.

Northeast Conference

Mount St. Mary's 14, Bryant 9: Cody Lehrer (Dulaney) scored four goals to lead host Mount (8-6) past the Bulldogs (8-9) in a semifinal. The Mount scored 10 second-half goals to rally from a 5-4 halftime deficit.

National men

North Carolina 9, Notre Dame 8, OT: A goal from Pat Foster just over a minute into overtime gave the Tar Heels the victory over the Fighting Irish, who scored the last four goals of regulation to force the extra session. Notre Dame's (10-2) rally began with a Westy Hopkins goals with 6:22 left in the game. Sean Rogers cut the lead to 8-6 with 1:24 remaining and the Irish made it a one-gaol game seven seconds later on a Colin Igoe goal. Igoe then tied the game with 13 seconds left in regulation.

Ivy League

No. 17 Harvard 12, No. 16 Penn 8: Dean Gibbons had three goals and two assists and Jeff Cohen added a hat trick to power the Crimson (10-5) past the Quakers (8-6) in a semifinal at Cornell's Schoellkopf Field.

Harry Krieger recorded nine saves for the Crimson. The victory gives Harvard its first 10-win season since claiming 11 victories in 1998.

Harvard will face either No. 2 Cornell or Yale in the Ivy League final Sunday, May 8 at noon. The game, which will be televised live on ESPNU and, will determine the conference's automatic qualifier to the upcoming NCAA tournament.

National women

No. 4 North Carolina 20, High Point 4: Story goes here. 3 Becky Lynch had four goals and four assists and Corey Donohoe (North Harford) had three goals and three assists to power the host Tar Heels (13-5) past the Panthers (15-4).

Lynch moved into second place on the UNC career assist chart in the game. She now has 67 assists in her career and a school-record 32 this season. Carolina's 20 goals were a season high.

American Lacrosse Conference

No. 3. Florida 16, No. 14 Ohio State 13: Ashley Bruns (Mount Hebron) scored a game-high four goals to lead the Gators (15-2) to their first conference championship by downing the Buckeyes (10-7) at Vanderbilt's Lacrosse Complex.

Bruns scored her first goal at the 19:47 mark of the first half to cap a 5-0 run by the Gators, who led 10-6 at the half. The Gators opened the second half with a 3-0 run before Ohio State started a 6-0 run four minutes into the second half. Gabby Capuzzi brought the Buckeyes within three with 2:56 left, but they got no closer.

Florida faces No. 2 Northwestern, a 14-3 winner over No. 17 Penn State, in Saturday's championship at 1 p.m..

No. 2 Northwestern 14, No. 17 Penn State 3: Shannon Smith scored a game-high five goals and tough Wildcat defense shut down the Nittany Lions offense in the second half of a semifinal.

Penn State took an early 1-0 lead before Northwestern (16-2) reeled off five straight and never looked back. Carroll County standouts Jen Steadman (Century) and MacKenzie Cyr (Winters Mill) along with Aly Adams had first-half goals for Penn State.

Ivy League

Harvard 11, No. 12 Dartmouth 10: Jenn VanderMeulen collected a hat trick, scoring the eventual game-winner with 2:41 left as the Crimson (10-5) upset the Big Green (11-4) in a semifinal at Penn's Franklin Fleld.

VanderMeulen's third goal gave Harvard an 11-9 advantage, before Dartmouth's Greta Meyer added the final tally 31 seconds later.

Harvard lost to Dartmouth, 14-7, on May 6 to share the Ivy League Title. The win marks the first by the Crimson over the Big Green since 1994 and ends an 18-game winning streak held by Dartmouth in the series.

Dartmouth outshot Harvard, 22-13, but Crimson goalie Kerry Clark made eight saves.

Princeton 10, No. 6 Penn 8, OT: Jaci Gassaway scored twice 30 seconds apart in overtime to lift the Crimson () over the host Quakers in a semifinal.

Gassaway finished with a game-high four goals. Meredith Cain had a hat trick for Penn.

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