SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A 10-goal scoring burst in the second quarter spurred No. 5 Maryland to a 16-8 victory against No. 2 Syracuse in front of 5,283 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.
Maryland (3-0) was led by junior attackman Jay Carlson and freshman midfielder Connor Cannizzaro, who each had four points on three goals and an assist. Syracuse (2-1) got four points on three goals and an assist from Henry Schoonmaker.
No. 3 North Carolina 18, Dartmouth 5
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Joey Sankey matched his career high with seven points on three goals and four assists to lead No. 3 North Carolina past Dartmouth 18-5 Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 1,125 fans at Fetzer Field.
Jimmy Bitter also had a hat trick for the Tar Heels while Chad Tutton, Michael Tagliaferri and Pat Foster each rang up a pair of goals. Carolina improved to 3-0 on the season. Dartmouth dropped its season opener.
The Tar Heels started strong, notching the first five goals of the game, all from different players.
No. 12 Penn State 8, No. 4 Notre Dame 7
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Fourth-ranked Notre Dame scored four of the game's last five goals but it wasn't enough as No. 12 Penn State spoiled the Fighting Irish's (1-1) home opener with an 8-7 decision Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.
Penn State (2-1) increased its two-goal (5-3) halftime edge to four with early third-quarter scores from Shane Sturgis and TJ Sanders. Sturgis tallied five goals and one assist on the day, while Sanders had two goals and an assist for the Nittany Lions, who never trailed in the contest.
For Sturgis, it was his ninth game with at least three goals and his six-point performance was one shy of his career-high seven points that he registered in a 22-7 win against Michigan on Feb. 8. Sturgis career total of 126 points is five points from 12th all time at PSU and he now has 78 career goals, which is 15 tallies from 12th place on the Nittany Lion all-time chart.
No. 5 Virginia 19, Rutgers 12
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Using an 11-2 run, the No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) ran away with a 19-12 triumph over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-1) Saturday evening inside Klöckner Stadium. UVa has now started seven-straight seasons with a 4-0 record.
Mark Cockerton dished out a career-high three assists and matched a career high with seven points. Owen Van Arsdale dished out a career-high four assists and scored a career-high six points. UVa received hat tricks from Ryan Tucker (5), Cockerton (4) and James Pannell (3). Eight different Cavaliers scored goals for UVa and seven of UVa’s 10 starters scored at least two points for UVa. Nate Menninger was 9-of-15 on faceoffs with the long pole, while Chris LaPierre picked up a game-high five ground balls.
UVa won the battles of shots (60-31), ground balls (44-28) and faceoffs (17-16). Rutgers’ goalie Kris Alleyne was bombarded with 60 shots, making 21 saves. UVa goalie Matt Barrett made 10 saves, while Scott McWilliams logged a team save when he jumped in front of the cage to block a potential Rutgers goal on Virginia’s lone failed clear attempt.
No. 6 Denver 15, Marist 9
DENVER -- Three Pioneers finished with hat tricks as No. 6 Denver topped Marist 15-9 in the second game of the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic on Saturday afternoon at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The win improves the Pioneers to 2-1 on the season.
Senior Harrison Archer finished with a career-high three goals, first career hat trick, while sophomore transfer Jack Bobzien netted his second hat trick of the season, third of his career.
Freshman Zach Miller led the way with five points off three goals and two assists, securing his third hat trick in three games. Also scoring for the Pioneers was junior Wesley Berg, while freshman Tyler Pace scored two goals and recorded two assists for four points.
Sophomore Erik Adamson finished with two goals and an assist for three points, while senior Jeremy Noble dished out one assist.
Junior goalie Ryan LaPlante made three saves and secured the win, seeing 30 minutes of action, while senior goalie Jamie Faus made seven saves in 29 minutes. Face-off specialist Chris Hampton won 9 of 18 face-offs, while sophomores Christian Thomas and Joe Bano both won 2 of 4.
Drew Nesmith led the Red Foxes with three goals, while teammates Colin Joka and Joseph Radin both chipped in two goals each.
No. 8 Johns Hopkins 14, Michigan 5
BALTIMORE -- Eighth-ranked Johns Hopkins jumped out to a 9-1 halftime lead and had 11 different players score as the Blue Jays eased past visiting Michigan 14-5 at Homewood Field on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays improve to 3-0 on the year, while the Wolverines slip to 2-2.
The win was the 150th for Dave Pietramala as the head coach at Johns Hopkins and it came in his 200th game as the head coach at Homewood. He is now 150-50 as the head coach at Johns Hopkins and 173-67 overall.
Hopkins sprinted out to a 6-0 lead after the opening 15 minutes as five different players found the back of the net. Junior Michael Pellegrino’s transition goal opened the scoring less than 2 minutes into the game and JHU added five more goals on 13 first-quarter shots to push out to the early six-goal lead.
No. 9 Princeton 12, Hofstra 10
PRINCETON, N.J. -- An unlikely source kept Princeton in the game in the first half of its opener against Hofstra on Saturday afternoon. The likely sources pulled it out for the Tigers in the second half.
Brian Kavanagh made 10 saves in the first half and Princeton's offense exploded in the second half, and added together the result was a tough 12-10 win against Hofstra in front of 1,231 at Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium.
Kavanagh, a senior, made the most of his first start, making seven of his 10 saves in the second quarter before giving way to Matt O'Connor at halftime and keeping Princeton within two of the Pride at the break at 6-4 when it could have been worse. Then, after the visitors got the first two of the second half, Princeton went on its decisive 8-1 run, led by Tom Schreiber, Mike MacDonald, Ryan Ambler and Kip Orban.
No. 10 Loyola (Md.) 16, Holy Cross 4
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Nikko Pontrello scored five of his career-high six goals during a 14-0 Loyola (Md.) run, and the Greyhounds won their first Patriot League contest 16-4 against Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon.
Pontrello was one of three Greyhounds (3-1 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) to record career highs in goals along with Brian Schultz and Kevin Ryan who had three each. Schultz had a career-best seven points, as well with another high of four assists. Justin Ward matched his best with five assists.
Holy Cross fell to 0-2 (0-1).