National lacrosse: No. 11 Denver men cruise against No. 7 Lehigh, 18-10

 

No. 11 Denver picked up its second win of the season over a ranked opponent Saturday, upsetting No. 7 Lehigh, 18-10, in the second game of the Frontier Face-off Classic in Denver.

The first half had four ties and four lead changes, but the host Pioneers (2-1) pulled away in the fourth quarter.

They scored seven goals in the game's final period while holding the Mountain Hawks (2-1) to one fourth-quarter goal.

Freshman Gordie Koerber (Gilman) led Denver with four goals, while Wes Berg and Eric Law each had a hat trick. Dan Taylor had three goals and one assist for Lehigh.

The Mountain Hawks held a slim first-half lead after Taylor's back-to-back goals put them up 7-5.

The Pioneers tied the game at 7 early in the second half.

Neither team had led by more than two until Garret Holst scored his first goal of the season and put Denver up 12-9. The Pioneers added six more fourth-quarter goals to seal the victory.

No. 10 North Carolina 10, No. 18 Fairfield 9: The host Tar Heels (2-1) overcame a four-goal deficit in the second half to beat the Stags (2-1).

Marcus Holman (Gilman) had five goals for North Carolina, including the game-winner with 5:46 remaining. Three players scored two goals each for Fairfield.

The Tar Heels' R.G. Keenan won 13 of his 22 faceoffs and collected a game-high 10 ground balls.

No. 20 St. John's 10, No. 13 Yale 9: Kieran McArdle scored the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left as the host Red Storm (2-0) held off the Bulldogs (0-1).

McArdle had a hat trick for St. John's, which won despite being outshot 48-23.

Kirby Zdrill scored a career-high three goals for Yale.

No. 6 Colgate 13, Dartmouth 10: Peter Baum scored a game-high four goals as the Raiders (3-0) defeated the host Big Green (0-1).

Dartmouth was up 4-2 with 7:08 remaining in the first half before Colgate went on a 9-2 scoring run spanning more than half the game.

The Raiders defense caused 24 turnovers.

No. 8 UMass 8, Harvard 6: Seven players scored at least one goal for the Minutemen (3-0) as they beat the host Crimson (0-1).

Matt Whippen led UMass with two goals and has eight for the season. Alex White had a hat trick for Harvard.

Minutemen goalkeeper Zachary Oliveri had eight saves behind a defense that forced 17 Crimson turnovers.

No. 14 Virginia 13, Stony Brook 7: The visiting Cavaliers (3-0) defeated the Seawolves (1-2) behind five goals from Mark Cockerton.

Virginia led just 6-5 entering halftime but shut down Stony Brook in the second half.

Matt White had three goals and three assists for the Cavaliers and surpassed 100 points for his career.

Drexel 20, No. 15 Albany 19: Despite nine points from Lyle Thompson, the Great Danes (1-1) were upset by the host Dragons (1-1).

Albany was up 7-1 at the end of the first quarter before Drexel went on a 9-4 scoring run.

The Great Danes scored with 18 seconds remaining to pull within one, but their final shot of the game missed.

No. 17 Ohio State 18, Marquette 8: The Golden Eagles (0-1) dropped their first game in program history to the host Buckeyes (3-0).

Ohio State went up 3-0 early and scored six straight goals in the second half.

Carter Brown scored a game-high four goals for the Buckeyes.

No. 19 Princeton 10, Hofstra 7: The visiting Tigers (1-0) overcame a young lineup and slow start to defeat the Pride (1-1).

Princeton started four freshmen and scored just one goal in the first 13 minutes. Mike MacDonald led the visitors with three goals.

Hofstra took a 3-1 lead in the first 8:42 but scored only four goals the rest of the game.

Air Force 10, Canisius 8: Keith Dreyer had a hat trick for the Falcons (3-1) as they beat the Golden Griffins (0-1) in the first game of the Face-Off Classic.

The two teams were tied at halftime before Air Force pulled away in the second half. The Falcons won 15 of 21 faceoffs in the game.

Women

Drexel 11, No. 11 Pennsylvania 8: The host Dragons (3-0) jumped to a 5-2 halftime lead and held on to upset the Quakers (0-1).

Kelli Joran and Kelly Palace each had a hat trick for Drexel, which beat Penn for the first time since 1993.

The Quakers were within 9-8 with seven minutes remaining before the Dragons scored two goals to seal the win.

No. 13 Dartmouth 8, Oregon 7, 2OT: Liz Calby scored with 1:03 left in the second overtime period to lift the Big Green (1-0) to a win over the host Ducks (0-1).

Dartmouth's Frances Bird tied the game with 9:08 left in regulation, and neither team scored in the first overtime.

Hana Bowers had a hat trick for Dartmouth, and Nikki Puszcz and Sam Kiser led Oregon with two goals each.

No. 14 Massachusetts 18, New Hampshire 9: The Minutewomen (3-1) used a four-goal run at the end of the first half to defeat the host Wildcats (0-2).

Nine players scored for UMass. New Hampshire never led in the game.

Ohio State 15, No. 18 Boston College 8: The Buckeyes (2-1) scored 10 of the game's first 12 goals and defeated the visiting Eagles (2-1).

Ohio State was up 8-2 at halftime, but Boston College went on a 6-1 second-half run to keep it close. The Buckeyes rallied to score the game's last four goals.

Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) scored three goals each for the Eagles.

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