Top 10 Roundup
ODU knocks off No. 2 UNC two days after beating No. 4 UConn
No. 1 Maryland 9, Georgetown 0
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland cruised to a 9-0 win against Georgetown on Sunday in the Terrapins’ annual senior day game. Sophomore Sarah Sprink notched her second career hat trick in the rout.
The Terps wasted no time jumping out to a lead against the Hoyas (2-14) with four goals in the first 15 minutes and a 7-0 lead at halftime. Overall, the Terrapins outshot the Hoyas 32-5 and had 13 penalty corners to Georgetown’s three. Twenty-one Terrapins saw action in the match.
Sprink opened the scoring when she struck off a penalty corner 2:42 into the game. Seven minutes later, Sydnor scored her third of the year to make it a 2-0 lead. Senior Jill Witmer passed it to her after a long run up the sideline for the score. Less than a minute and a half later, Ali McEvoy scored her first goal of the day off a penalty corner in the 12th minute.
In the 15th minute, Hayley Turner buried one off a putback on another penalty corner to make it 4-0.
Sprink scored her second in the 27th minute and her third goal in the 32nd, both off of penalty corners. With the clock at zero, the Terrapins were awarded another penalty corner and McEvoy scored off the play to make it 7-0 at half.
In the 47th minute, freshman Mieke Hayn slung a high shot into the net with Brooke Adler notching an assist. With nine minutes to play, Shari Jones knocked in her first career goal off a pass from Adler to make it 9-0.
Hunter started in goal and played the first 27 minutes. Brooke Cabrera came into goal for 32 minutes and picked up three saves. Jill Genovese saw time in the final 11 minutes.
No. 10 Old Dominion 3, No. 2 Old Dominion 2 (OT)
NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion (11-6, 5-1) came away with a 3-2 overtime win against North Carolina and extended its winning streak to 10.
Senior day at Old Dominion featured Danielle Clutter and Christy Longacre as ODU's two seniors. Clutter would score the game winner in overtime and Longacre tallied two assists on the first two goals to help ODU secure the victory.
It was scoreless until the second half when Old Dominion received its second corner and Caitlin Walsh put one in the back of the net courtesy of Longacre's assist.
However everytime the Monarchs scored UNC would have an answer. Thirty-seven seconds later, Tar Heel Loren Shealy scored a goal to even the game at one. Lady Monarch forward Rosario Villagra would score less than two minutes later off a corner with the assist going to Longacre. North Carolina would not go away easily as Tar Heel Charlotte Craddock received a pass from Sinead Loughran and buried a goal to even the game at two apiece. Both teams would go back and forth and there were scoring chances but nobody could capitalize.
In overtime, North Carolina received the first penalty corner but could not score as ODU keeper Megan Hept came up with a save. Old Dominion bounced back with two penalty corners and Clutter scored the game winner with an assist to Emily Harting.
ODU has now won 10 consecutive games including wins against No. 1 Maryland last Sunday and No. 4 Connecticut on Friday. ODU outshot the Tar Heels 14-10 and came away with seven penalty corners to UNC's five. Hept made six saves on the day and earned her 11th win on the year. UNC's Sassi Ammer made one save and lost only her third game this season in net.
No. 3 Syracuse 3, Cornell 2 (OT)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Lauren Brooks' second goal of the game came in overtime to give Syracuse (14-2) a 3-2 victory versus Cornell (11-6) on Sunday afternoon, running the Orange's home winning streak to 44 games at J.S. Coyne Stadium.
Brooks received a pass in the right side of the circle from Emma Russell, got Cornell goalie Carolyn Horner to commit low, and lifted a shot into the goal at a sharp angle to win it for the Orange 9:12 into the extra period. It was her team-high 12th goal of the season and her second overtime game winner. She scored the decider in the win at No. 7 Duke on Oct. 11.
The Big Red forced overtime with Elly Plappert's tip-in of a Katy Weeks pass with 15:12 remaining in the second half. SU had led 2-0 until Marisa Siergiej put Cornell on the board in the 21st minute with a goal on a penalty corner.
For the second consecutive day, SU jumped out to an early lead. Brooks opened the scoring 5:20 into the contest when she tipped in Karlee Farr's pass that was redirected off a Lindsey Nerbonne shot.
The Orange made it 2-0 a little more than three minutes later, in the ninth minute, when Serra Degnan drove home the rebound of Leonie Geyer's shot on a penalty corner. It was her fourth goal of the season and second of the weekend.
Jess Jecko made three saves in goal for Syracuse to earn her 14th win of the season. Horner kept her team in it with 11 saves, including three on penalty corner shots by the Orange late in the second half, coming with 8:37, 2:46 and 1:33 to go.
No. 8 Duke 3, Boston University 1
BOSTON -- Paced by an offensive unit firing on all cylinders, Duke downed Boston University by a 3-1 score on Sunday afternoon at the Terriers’ New Balance Field. With the win, Duke improved to 13-4 overall and completed a 2-0 road trip to Boston after claiming a 2-1 overtime victory at No. 7 Boston College on Saturday.
Graduate student Cherry Seaborn got the Blue Devils off to a fast start, knocking in a rebound after hitting the post on her previous shot. Her tally in the sixth minute marked her sixth goal of the season. However, the Terriers responded just a couple of plays later, as Sofi Laurito tied the match on a reverse-stick drive just inside the post.
Duke maintained its intensity on the scoring end and regained the lead in the 15th minute when freshman Hunter Bracale sent a pass inside the circle to senior Emmie Le Marchand for a goal. Both teams had additional opportunities, with the Blue Devils earning a penalty corner just before the halftime whistle, but the score remained 2-1 in Duke’s favor at the intermission.
The visiting squad led in shots 7-4 and held a 3-2 edge in penalty corners during the first 35 minutes of play.
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Blazing and the Blue Devil defense weathered four shots and two penalty corner opportunities for Boston University in the first 10 minutes of the second period. A penalty corner for Duke in the 55th minute resulted in Le Marchand’s second score of the day and team-leading 10th of the year, as she redirected the ball in front of the cage to push the margin to two at 3-1. Junior Jessica Buttinger was credited with her fourth assist of the season on the play.
Lauren Blazing registered three saves, with all three coming in the second half, and Boston University’s Valentina Cerda had one stop in the loss.
No. 9 Princeton 5, No. 15 Albany 3
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Facing its sixth ranked opponent of the year, Princeton concluded its five-game road swing with a 5-3 victory against Albany on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Cat Caro led the offense with two first-half goals, while Michelle Cesan and Allison Evans each had a goal and an assist.
Cesan and Caro opened the scoring with goals a little more than a minute apart. The first came on an unassisted Cesan drive down the right flank, culminating with a reverse shot into the cage. Caro followed with the first of her two scores, receiving the ball from Evans in front of the cage to put Princeton up 2-0 at the 11:20-minute mark.
The Tigers added two more goals, both on penalty corner rebounds from Julia Reinprecht in the 21st and Caro in the 24th minutes to create Princeton’s 4-0 advantage. But despite pouncing early and jumping out with a multi-goal lead, it nearly was not enough to sustain a midgame Great Dane rally.
Albany responded in a big way, going on to score three uncontested goals between the 29th and 42nd minutes to make it a 4-3 match.
At 50:35, Evans was there to grab a Cesan deflection in front of the net to add an insurance goal and ultimately seal the victory.