Digest: No. 16 'Nova stuns No. 7 Syracuse in men's lax

Navy women fall at No.1 Northwestern in Timchal's return, 20-8

March 26, 2012|Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

No. 16 Villanova shocks No. 7 Syracuse, 11-10

No. 16 Villanova made history with an 11-10 win over host Syracuse on Sunday, handing the Orange (4-3, 2-1) its first-ever Big East Conference loss since the league was formed for men's lacrosse in 2010. Villanova (5-3, 1-0 Big East) also broke a four-game winless streak against Syracuse. The game featured seven lead changes and six ties as the Wildcats came back from a two-goal halftime deficit. The loss ended an eight-game home winning streak for the Orange. For Villanova, Jack Rice (Boys' Latin) had two goals and two assists, and Kevin O'Neil (Boys' Latin) added two goals.

No. 5 Notre Dame 12, Rutgers 9: A career-high four goals from senior attackman Sean Rogers helped the host Fighting Irish open Big East play with a 12-9 win over the Scarlet Knights (4-5, 0-2). The Irish (6-1, 1-0), winners of five straight, scored six of the game's first seven goals and never trailed. Notre Dame grabbed a 1-0 lead just over a minute into the game on a goal from sophomore midfielder Jim Marlatt (River Hill), who had two goals and an assist on the afternoon. A goal from Pat Cotter made it 2-0 with 8:16 left in the opening quarter. Rutgers got on the scoreboard with a goal from Will Mangan at the 6:33 mark of the first quarter. Mangan was one of four Scarlet Knights players with two goals on the day.

Women's college lacrosse

Navy falls at top-ranked Northwestern, 20-8

The No. 1 Northwestern women's lacrosse team used big runs in each half and a strong defensive effort to defeat visiting Navy, 20-8. The loss snapped a program-record 10-game winning streak for the Mids (10-2) in coach Cindy Timchal's first game at Northwestern since she left as Wildcats coach in 1990. Northwestern (9-0) used a 6-0 before the break to take an 11-4 lead into halftime.

No. 10 Penn State 9, William & Mary 7: The host Nittany Lions (8-2) extended their winning streak to four behind three goals from Molly Fernandez (McDonogh). Kyrstin Mackrides had three goals for the Tribe (2-8).

No. 14 Johns Hopkins 9, No. 19 Princeton 8: The Blue Jays (7-2) held off a second-half rally to win their fourth straight and defeat Princeton (4-3) for the first time since 2006.

Mount St. Mary's 13, Saint Francis (Pa.) 10: Kaitlyn Larrimore scored four first-half goals to propel the Mountaineers (3-7, 2-0 Northeast Conference) to a win over the visiting Red Flash (1-7, 0-2). Erin Seipp (Notre Dame Prep) recorded her second straight hat trick for the Mount.

Salisbury 10, Franklin & Marshall 8: The host Sea Gulls (8-0), ranked No. 2 in Division III, overcame a 4-3 halftime deficit to defeat the Diplomats (6-2), ranked No. 8. Allie Wheatley scored three goals, and Lauren Feusahrens and Katie Bollhorst (St. Mary's) added two goals apiece for Salisbury.

Et cetera

Ex-Raven Foxworth named NFLPA president

Former Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth, who played an important role in the negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement and the end of the NFL lockout last year, was elected as the president of the NFL Players Association during the union's Board of Player Representatives meeting. Foxworth (Western Tech, Maryland) had his contract terminated by the Ravens on March 5. He played in just two games for the Ravens the past two seasons after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a noncontact drill in 2010.

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College baseball: Korey Wacker went 5-for-5 with a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh, and Maryland (16-9, 2-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) matched a season high with 15 hits to defeat No. 12 Miami, 6-4. Wacker, who became the first Maryland player with five hits in a game since 2007, was one of four Terps with multiple hits. Jordan Hagel went 4-for-5, and Michael Montville and K.J. Hockaday (John Carroll) both had a pair of hits against the Hurricanes (19-5, 7-2).

College softball: Maryland's three-game series at No. 24 North Carolina over the weekend was cancelled because of inclement weather. ... Salisbury (17-5, 2-0 Capital Athletic Conference), ranked No. 18 in Division III, swept a doubleheader from Hood (5-12, 0-2 CAC) on Sunday, winning 9-0 (5 innings) and 3-0 in the league-opening series for both schools. The Sea Gulls pitching staff limited the Blazers to just two base hits in the twinbill. Heather Mills went 4-for-6 with two home runs, three RBIs and four runs scored for Salisbury.

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