Roundup: Penn women top No. 13 Princeton in OT, 10-9

Win clinches share of 7th straight Ivy League title; two locals have big games as No. 6 Penn State wins

April 18, 2013|From Sun staff reports

Shannon Mangini scored her third goal of the game with 2:16 left in overtime to give host Pennsylvania a 10-9 win over No. 13 Princeton and clinch at least a share of a seventh consecutive Ivy League women's lacrosse championship on Wednesday.

The Quakers (8-4, 6-0 Ivy League), who earned the right to host the league tournament, did not lead until there was 21:29 to play in the game, and led again only after Mangini's winning goal. The game never featured a lead of more than two goals and was tied five times.

With 12:36 to play, the Tigers (8-5, 5-1) held a two-goal lead, but Penn scored twice in the final seven minutes to force overtime.

Sophomore Erin McMunn (Winters Mill) and sophomore Erin Slifer (South Carroll) each had a four-point game for Princeton, with McMunn getting three goals and one assist, and Slifer two goals and two assists. Junior goalie Caroline Franke (Severn) made nine saves for the Tigers.

For the Quakers, junior Courtney Tomchik (Broadneck) had an assist, two caused turnovers and two ground balls.

No. 6 Penn State 19, Lafayette 10: Led by four goals from Molly Fernandez (McDonogh), five Nittany Lions recorded at least three goals as they roared past the visiting Leopards (8-8). Penn State (10-4), which went 7-0 at home during the regular season, completed its first undefeated home campaign since 1991.

Nittany Lions junior Mackenzie Cyr (Winters Mill) added a goal and a career-high four assists as she extended her team-best point-scoring streak to 21 games. The attacker has collected 67 assists during her career and ranks eighth all-time on Penn State's career list.

No. 9 Duke 14, Davidson 6: Kerrin Maurer had two goals and three assists to lead the visiting Blue Devils (10-4) over the Bulldogs (9-6). With the victory, Duke ended a three-game slide. As a program, Duke has reached double digits in the win column for 16 consecutive seasons. Davidson fell to 9-6 with the loss.

No. 20 Virginia 10, Virginia Tech 5: Ten players scored for the Cavaliers (8-8, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who defeated the Hokies (8-6, 0-4) in their home finale. With the victory, Virginia earned the No. 5 seed in next week's ACC tournament and will face the No. 4 seed, Duke, in a first-round game next Thursday in Chapel Hill, N.C. No. 1 Maryland has the top seed and a first-round bye.

The ACC will announce the official bracket, including game times, later.

State women

Haverford 12, Washington 11: Diana Perry led the visiting Fords (11-3, 5-1 Centennial Conference) with six goals to help hold off the Shorewomen (10-3, 3-3).

Despite two late goals from Corrine Ziccardi (Loch Raven), Haverford was able to close out the game with key stops by goalie Shannon Horn in the closing seconds.

Stevenson 11, Messiah 8: Marissa Meiklejohn (Old Mill) scored a game-high four goals as the Mustangs (12-1, 5-0 Commonwealth Conference) defeated the visiting Falcons (7-6, 4-1), who were tied for No. 14 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III poll. With the win, the Mustangs moved into sole possession of first place in the conference with three games to play.

Wednesday's game also marked the fourth consecutive season in which Stevenson has beaten a ranked opponent.

Notre Dame (Md.) 17, Hood 10: Alli Terry (Towson Catholic) scored a single-game school-record 10 goals to help the host Gators (6-5) to a victory over the Blazers (3-9).

Terry set a school record for goals scored in a career (255), eclipsing the record previously held by Anne Shippen (254).

Salisbury 17, York 7: The visiting No. 2 Sea Gulls (14-5, 5-0 Capital Athletic Conference) routed the Spartans (11-3, 4-1). Lauren Feusahrens had four goals and Katie Bollhorst (St. Mary's) had a hat trick in the win.

McDaniel 12, Dickinson 9: Paige Messersmith (Dulaney) scored a team-high four goals as the Green Terror (8-6, 4-3 Centennial Conference) outlasted the Red Devils (7-6, 3-3).

State men

Frostburg State 13, Mary Washington 11: Ryan Serio (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel) had a game-high four goals to lead the host Bobcats (10-5, 2-3 CAC ) over the Eagles (7-6, 1-4). Tyler Haines (Winters Mill) had 11 saves.

The win pushed Frostburg one step closer to hosting a first-round CAC tournament game. Sean Dacey scored three goals to lead Mary Washington, while Luke Dick scored once and had two assists.

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