St. John's stuns No. 2 Notre Dame, 8-7, in Big East men's semifinal
St. John's recorded one of its biggest wins in program history as it upset No. 2 Notre Dame, 8-7, in the Big East semifinals Thursday. The Red Storm (8-6) was led by three goals and four assists from Kieran McArdel. Jeff Lowman made 13 saves in the winning effort. For the Fighting Irish (11-2), Westy Hopkins had three goals and Conor Doyle (Gilman) added two. In the other semifinal, Syracuse defeated Villanova, 15-6. The Orange took a 6-4 lead into halftime and pulled away in the second. Syracuse outscored Villanova 9-2 in the second half, including 5-0 in the final quarter. The Red Storm will take on the Orange at noon Saturday in the championship game.
Women's Division I games: Johns Hopkins upset third-seeded Penn State, 13-12, in the quarterfinal of the American Lacrosse Conference championship in Gainesville, Fla. The Blue Jays (9-8) were led by three goals each from Taylor D'Amore and Sarah Taylor. Although they were outshot 28-21, and 14-5 in the second half, Hopkins was able to hold on to a one-goal halftime advantage to secure the upset. Cossette Latash (Archbishop Spalding) made seven saves for Hopkins. Freshman Maggie McCormick (Liberty) and sophomore Mackenzie Cyr (Winters Mill) led Penn State (11-6) with four points each. In the other quarterfinal, Ohio State defeated Vanderbilt, 10-9. … Loyola defeated Notre Dame, 11-9, in the semifinals of the Big East championship at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse to advance to the title game for a second-straight year. Sophomore Marlee Paton led the Greyhounds with a game-high six points on four goals and two assists.In the other semifinal Syracuse held on to beat Georgetown, 7-6. … Rachael Burek, Mel Rorie and Amanda Pollock each scored four goals as visiting Albany upset Boston University in the America East semifinals, 15-9. The Great Danes (11-5, 3-3) outscored the Terriers 9-4 in the second half to secure the victory. Danielle Etrasco and Molly Swain had three goals each for Boston University. In the other semifinal, Stony Brook defeated UMBC, 9-7. Freshman Michelle Rubino led Stony Brook (14-4, 5-1) with three goals and Claire Petersen added a goal and four assists. For UMBC (8-9, 3-3), Lindsay Cox, Kristen Bilney (Mount Hebron) and Emily Coady (Westminster) had two goals each; Anna Barnett made eight saves in the loss.
—From Sun staff and news services