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Mupo scores three as Northwestern downs Marquette

LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill. -- The first meeting in women's lacrosse between fourth-ranked Northwestern and second-year startup Marquette finished heavily in the favor of the seven-time NCAA champions, with NU cruising to a 20-5 victory at the Lake Barrington Field House on Tuesday.

Junior Kara Mupo tied a career high with five points on three goals and two assists, while sophomore Christina Esposito netted her first career hat trick in the win.

The game was moved from NU's home turf to Lake Barrington because of temperatures in Chicagoland that dipped into the teens on Tuesday.

No. 2 Maryland 14, Hofstra 3

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Sophomore Taylor Cummings recorded seven points as No. 2 Maryland moved to 5-0 in 2014 with a 14-3 victory at Hofstra on Tuesday night.

Cummings, who leads the Terps with 23 points this season, recorded three goals and four assists while a staunch defensive effort held a fifth consecutive opponent to eight or fewer goals. Maryland (5-0) also picked up strong offensive performances from Kelly McPartland (3g, 2a) and Jen Mendez, Zoe Stukenberg and reigning ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week Brooke Griffin, who each added two goals.

No. 8 Penn State 11, Duquesne 7

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Senior Mackenzie Cyr and junior Maggie McCormick led the Nittany Lions with three points each as No. 8 Penn State defeated Duquesne 11-7 at Holuba Hall.

McCormick netted her 12th career three-goal game, while Cyr added two markers and an assist. Both juniors Tatum Coffey and Jess Loizeaux recorded a goal and an assist each, while juniors Kristin Brent and Kelly Lechner and freshmen Abby Smucker and Natalie Schmitt all scored.

Senior defender Evan Foulsham paced the squad with a career-high three caused turnovers, while sophomore Ally Heavens collected a personal-best four ground balls. Classmate Jenna Mosketti secured a game-high five draw controls, and Emi Smith earned the victory in net.