Joey Sankey had his third straight game with four goals to lead the host No. 4 North Carolina men's lacrosse team past No. 14 Brown, 18-12, on Wednesday night.
The teams traded goals for the first 21:40 before the Tar Heels scored four goals in a row to take a 8-4 lead late in the second quarter.
Carolina won for the third straight game and improved to 6-3. Seven of Carolina's first nine games this season have come against Top 20 teams, and its next three opponents are also ranked. Brown saw its five-game winning streak end. The Bears are 5-2 on the year.
No. 4 Northwestern 9, Ohio State 8: Taylor Thornton had four goals, and the host Wildcats (8-1, 3-0 American Lacrosse Conference) scored four of the last five to beat the Buckeyes (3-6, 0-2).
No. 6 Syracuse 17, Boston College 12: Ten players scored for the visiting Orange (5-2) as it beat the Eagles (4-6).
Alyssa Murray and Michelle Tumolo led the way with two goals each as Syracuse extended its winning streak to three games.
No. 10 Virginia 16, Old Dominion 12: Four Cavaliers, including Kelly Boyd (St. Paul's), had four goals to lead Virginia (6-5) past the host Monarchs (3-7).
No. 18 James Madison 13, George Mason 7: Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll) led the visiting Dukes (5-3 , 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) with three goals as they defeated the Patriots (5-5 , 0-1).
Washington College 11, Haverford 10: Hunter Nowicki (Franklin) completed his hat trick with 31 seconds left as the Shoremen ( 8-0, 2-0 Centennial Conference) edged the host Fords (3-5, 0-2).
Dickinson 11, McDaniel 10: The Red Devils (8-0, 1-0 Centennial Conference) outscored the Green Terror 6-3 in the second half after trailing 7-5 at halftime to squeeze out a win on the road.
Stevenson 19, Lebanon Valley 4: Nick Rossi (Towson) led the host Mustangs (8-1, 3-0 Commonwealth Conference) with four goals to defeat the Dutchmen (5-3, 0-1).
No. 14 Navy 19, California-Davis 11: Jasmine DePompeo led the Mids (11-1) with 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) to help beat the visiting Aggies (3-6).
DePompeo became the Patriot League's all-time assist leader with 136.
American 10, No. 16 Johns Hopkins 9, OT: Jen Cook (McDonogh) completed her hat trick to give the visiting Blue Jays (6-4) a 9-8 lead in overtime, but the Eagles (4-6) scored twice over the final 2:22 to win.
Alex Lugovino had three goals for American, which outscored Hopkins 6-1 in the second half to force overtime.
St. Mary's 10,Goucher 9: Emily Shafer scored four goals, including the game-winner with six seconds left, to give the visiting Seahawks (4-6) a victory over the Gophers (6-3).
Rita Meissner and Hannah Khim both scored three goals for the Gophers in the loss.
St. Vincent 15, Frostburg State 13: Alyssa Lang had a game-high six goals as the visiting Bearcats (5-2) held off the Bobcats (3-4) in the second half to win.
McDaniel 19, Shenandoah 9: Danielle Entrot (Centennial) led the Green Terror (5-3) with seven goals to defeat the host Hornets (6-2).Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times