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Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS -

NO. 1 SYRA­CUSE 12, NO. 17 NORTH CAROLINA 11, OT: The vis­it­ing Orange (10-1, 4-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) went on a 5-0 run to beat the Tar Heels (6-6, 1-2).

Syra­cuse trailed 11-7 with 12:49 left to play. Paolo Ci­ferri scored the ty­ing goal with 1:19 left in reg­u­la­tion, and Ser­gio Slacido scored the game-win­ner with 2:42 left in over­time.

The win seals the reg­u­lar-sea­son con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship and No. 1 seed in the tour­na­ment, Syra­cuse’s eighth con­fer­ence ti­tle in the past eight sea­sons, in­clud­ing both tour­na­ment and reg­u­lar-sea­son crowns.

DREXEL 13, NO. 2 HOF­S­TRA 12: The Dragons (5-6, 2-1 Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion) went on a 7-1 run in the fourth quar­ter to over­take the Pride (10-1, 2-1).

Robert Frazee com­pleted his hat trick to tie the score at 12 with 1:19 left, and Ja­cob O’Don­nell scored the game-win­ner 17 sec­onds later. Reid Bow­er­ing had five goals for Drexel. NO. 4 DEN­VER 18, ST. JOHN’S 12: Bill Tier­ney be­came the sev­enth Di­vi­sion I coach to reach 500 wins as the Pi­o­neers (9-2, 3-0 Big East) beat the host Red Storm (1-11, 0-3).

The win se­cured a play­off spot for Den­ver, which got five goals and an as­sist from Mary­land trans­fer Con­nor Can­niz­zaro.

NO. 9 OHIO STATE 18, MICHI­GAN 7: Tre Le­claire had three goals and five as­sists to help the Buck­eyes (11-2, 2-1 Big Ten) beat the host Wolver­ines (8-4, 0-3).

NO. 8 DUKE 20, NO. 18 VIR­GINIA 11: Jack Bruck­ner and Justin Gu­ter­d­ing com­bined for 12 goals and six as­sists to lead the host Blue Devils (10-3, 3-1 ACC) past the Cava­liers (8-6, 0-4).

Duke has de­feated Vir­ginia in 17 of its past 18 meet­ings in­clud­ing 12 con­sec­u­tive reg­u­lar-sea­son games.

The vic­tory, com­bined with Syra­cuse’s win over North Carolina, se­cures the No. 2 seed for the Blue Devils in the ACC tour­na­ment, which is set for April 28-30 in Durham, N.C.

NO. 12 RICH­MOND 13, BELLARMINE 6: The host Spi­ders (10-2, 5-0 South­ern Con­fer­ence) won their sec­ond straight game, beat­ing the host Knights (3-8, 2-3).

NO. 14 PRINCETON 16, DARTMOUTH 6: Michael Sower had three goals to lead the Tigers (8-4, 3-1 Ivy League) past the host Big Green (2-9, 0-4).

Princeton went on an 8-1 run in the third quar­ter.

NO. 15 YALE 18, BROWN 12: Ben Reeves had five goals and five as­sists to help the host Bull­dogs (8-3, 5-0 Ivy League) past the Bears (5-5, 2-2).

Yale outscored Brown 11-5 in the sec­ond half.

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