No. 1 Maryland 3, No. 9 Princeton 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland topped the defending national champion Princeton Tigers 3-1 on Friday night in College Park. Senior Jill Witmer led an offensive charge late in the first half that carried into the second with two goals.
After a back-and-forth first half, Maryland (13-0, 3-0 ACC) finally broke through with a little more than a minute to go before halftime. Senior Ali McEvoy sent a long pass to the forward line from the midfield line. Witmer corralled it, shot and then scored off her own rebounded shot that was saved to put the Terps up 1-0 with 1:19 left in the first period.
Maryland, the nation’s top offense, kept its spark alive and scored twice in the first three minutes of the second half for a 3-0 lead. Sixty-four seconds after halftime, junior Maxine Fluharty sent a hard shot in from the top of the circle and redshirt freshman Emma Rissinger deflected it in from the left post.
Just under two minutes later, Witmer deflected in sophomore Sarah Sprink’s long hit from the right side for a three-goal lead.
Princeton got on the board in the 49th minute when Maddie Copeland got one to trickle past Terps goalie Natalie Hunter.
Each team took 10 shots in the match. Hunter and Princeton keeper Anya Gersoff each notched six saves.
With her two goals Friday, Witmer is tied for No. 5 on Maryland’s all-time scoring list with 60 career goals. She is tied with Susie Rowe and Caroline Walter.
No. 3 Syracuse 2, No. 7 Duke 1 (2OT)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Syracuse overcame a tough Duke defense to claim its second ACC victory of this season beating Duke 2-1 in double overtime on Friday night in Durham, N.C. Lauren Brooks scored the game winner while Jess Jecko recorded seven saves against the Blue Devils.
With 29 seconds remaining in the first half, the Orange attacked the net, rebounding two saved shots until Karlee Farr sent one into the right corner of the net on the third try to give the Orange a 1-0 lead at halftime. It was her fifth goal of the season and her fourth in the past two games.
Syracuse couldn't keep its advantage and Duke finally got on the board off a corner, its fifth in the second half, with a hard shot taken by Hannah Barreca at the top of the circle getting past all SU defenders and into the goal to tie the game at 1-1 and force overtime.
Lauren Brooks finally put an end to the battle, scoring in the 91st minute of play when she got a shot off eight yards out off a deflection by the goalie to give the Orange a 2-1 victory. The goal was her ninth of the season and her second game winner.
No. 4 Connecticut 6, No. 14 Louisville 0
STORRS, Conn. -- Junior forward Chloe Hunnable and senior forward Marie Elena Bolles each tallied the 100th points of their careers to lead ConnecticutLouisville 6-0 on Friday evening at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. With the win, UConn improves to 11-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big East while the Cardinals slip to 10-3, 3-1.
Hunnable scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season and also added an assist while Bolles scored a pair of goals and dished-out two helpers.
UConn got a 1-0 lead on Hunnable's milestone goal within the first four minutes of the game. Sophomore back Roisin Upton dribbled to the top of the circle and dished off to Marie Elena Bolles, who was in the near corner. She struck a cross to Hunnable who redirected inside the near post and Hunnable posted the 100th point of her career. Hunnable is the 16th Husky all-time to reach the 100-point plateau.
Bolles netted her 100th career point, which built UConn’s lead to 3-0 at the 16:32 mark. Jeute dribbled along the baseline and flipped a cross through the circle to Bolles, who was waiting at the far post. Bolles was able to control the ball and hit it past Sydney King, becoming the 17th Husky all-time to post at least 100 career points.
No. 5 Virginia 1, No. 6 Boston College 0 (2OT)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia defeated Boston College 1-0 in double overtime on Friday night at Turf Field.
Junior Kelsey LeBlanc broke the scoreless tie 3:24 into the second overtime period, tapping in a shot from freshman Lucy Hyams from the top of the circle after the Cavaliers' second penalty corner opportunity of the period.
With the victory, Virginia improved to 14-2 (2-2 ACC) while Boston College fell to 10-3 (1-2 ACC).
Senior Elly Buckley got a ball into the cage in regulation, but the goal was whistled off because of a penalty committed by another UVa player. Boston College also saw the ball go into the cage, but that play was whistled dead on a penalty before the shot was fired off.
Junior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone made three saves, playing the entire 88:24 in goal. Settipane ended the game with nine saves for the Eagles. The goal was LeBlanc's third of the year with Hyams logging her seventh assist.
No. 8 Penn State 6, Ohio State 1
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Lions put on an strong offensive showing on Friday night, winning by a final of 6-1 against Ohio State. The win increases Penn State's current winning streak to eight matches.
The Penn State goals came from a multitude of players on the afternoon, with a season-high five different players scoring for the Lions. Brittany Grzywacz scored off two penalty corner pieces and Amanda Dinunzio, Jenna Chrismer, Taylor Herold and Lauren Purvis each added a goal.
The five-goal margin of victory matches the largest of the year for Penn State, with the other coming in a win against Delaware. Grzywacz's multi-goal performance is the second of the season for the team, the first came from Herold against Delaware.
Ohio State's goal was the first PSU allowed in Big Ten play this season