Roundup: No. 6 Irish men storm back, beat Hoyas, 10-8

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The No. 6 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team overcame a slow start at home to defeat Big East rival Georgetown, 10-8, on Sunday afternoon. Senior attackman Sean Rogers paced the Fighting Irish offense with two goals and two assists.

Notre Dame (9-2, 3-1) fell behind 4-0 by the 6:46 mark of the first quarter but responded with a 6-1 run to claim its first lead of the game early in the third quarter. The Hoyas (5-7, 2-2) became the first team to score five goals in a quarter against Notre Dame since Syracuse on May 1, 2010.

State men

Robert Morris 12, Mount St.Mary's 11: A late rally came up short as the Mount (4-9, 0-3 Northeast Conference) was edged on the road by the Colonials (6-5, 2-1) and eliminated from contention for the conference tournament.

National women

No. 3 Northwestern 12, No. 19 Stanford 8: After carrying a one-goal lead into halftime, the Wildcats (13-1) held the Cardinal (8-4) to one goal on eight shots in the final 30 minutes for the win.

No. 4 Florida 21, Vanderbilt 10: Senior attacker Ashley Bruns (Mount Hebron) tied a career and program high with eight goals as the visitng Gators (15-1, 3-1 American Lacrosse Conference) bested the Commodores (2-13, 0-5).

No. 5 Notre Dame 13, No. 8 Georgetown 12: Behind 14 saves from senior goalie Ellie Hilling and four second-half goals from sophomore Caitlin Gargan, the Fighting Irish (11-1, 5-1 Big East) beat the host Hoyas (9-3, 3-1).

No. 6 Syracuse 21, Cincinnati 6: The Orange (9-3, 5-0) got the first 12 goals on its way to a victory over the visiting Bearcats (6-7, 0-5). Syracuse has now won 17 regular-season Big East games in a row, the longest streak in school history.

No. 7 Penn State 14, Ohio State St. 12: Led by a six-point outing from sophomore attacker Maggie McCormick (Liberty), the host Nittany Lions (9-4, 3-1 ALC) outlasted the Buckeyes (6-7, 1-3).

No. 10 Massachusetts 14, Saint St. Joseph's 7: Sam Rush scored five goals, and the Minutemen (13-2, 5-0) qualified for the Atlantic 10 tournament.

No. 17 Boston College 15, Brown 12: Sophomore Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) recorded six points on four goals and two assists to help the Eagles (9-6) extend their winning streak to five games.

No. 18 Connecticut 12, Louisville 11, OT: Morgan O'Reilly and Kacey Pippitt combined for 13 points as the Huskies (11-1, 4-1 Big East) got a home win against the Cardinals (9-5, 0-5).

State women

No. 20 Loyola 17, Marquette 2: Eleven players contributed points for the visiting Greyhounds (7-6) against the Golden Eagles (2-12).

Seniors Cassandra Cursaro and Joanna Dalton, and sophomore Kara Burke, led Loyola with three goals each.

Towson 16, Old Dominion 9: Junior midfielder Rhiannon Coogle scored six goals to lead the Tigers (7-7, 5-0 Big East) to a home win over the Monarchs (3-12, 1-4).

Mount St. Mary's 10, Quinnipiac 9: Senior Kaitlyn Larrimore scored a career-high five goals, including the game-winner with 25 seconds left, in her final home game to give the Mount (6-9, 5-2 NEC) a win over the Bobcats (5-9, 3-4).

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