Whit­tle’s seven goals lead No. 1 Terps to win

The Washington Post Sunday - - WASHINTONPOST.COM/SPORTS -

Ju­nior Me­gan Whit­tle fin­ished with seven goals on nine shots to help the top-ranked Mary­land women’s lacrosse team de­feat No. 4 Syra­cuse, 17-7, on Satur­day in Col­lege Park.

Sopho­more Me­gan Tay­lor (Glenelg) added 18 saves and three ground­balls for the Ter­rap­ins (6-0) against the Or­ange (7-1).

Syra­cuse was com­ing off a 1615, come-from-be­hind win over Vir­ginia on March 5. No come­back was on the cards on Satur­day. After the Ter­rap­ins took an 11-4 lead at half­time, Syra­cuse closed to 12-7. But Mary­land fin­ished the game on a 5-0 run, in­clud­ing two goals from Whit­tle.

Mary­land is 21-1 all-time against the Or­ange . . . .

Se­nior Zed Wil­liams scored three goals in the fourth quar­ter and added an­other in over­time to lead the Vir­ginia men’s team past Cor­nell, 19-18, in Costa Mesa, Calif. The 13th-ranked Cava­liers (5-2) had trailed the Big Red (0-4) by scores of 6-0 and 11-7 . . . .

Sopho­more Daniel Bu­caro scored six goals and added two as­sists, and se­nior Pe­ter Con­ley added four goals and two as­sists to help Ge­orge­town de­feat Ho­bart, 16-6, in Geneva, N.Y. The Hoyas (2-4) have won two in a row after an 0-4 start.

Three of Ge­orge­town’s losses are to Hof­s­tra (5-0), No. 1 Notre Dame (3-0) and Tow­son (4-1). The States­men fell to 2-4 . . . .

Ju­nior Luke Smith (Gon­zaga) scored three goals, all in the first half, to help Lafayette de­feat Navy, 8-7, in Eas­ton, Pa. The Leop­ards (1-5, 1-2 Pa­triot League) jumped to an 8-4 lead late in the third quar­ter.

The Mid­ship­men (2-5, 1-2) closed to 9-8 fol­low­ing a goal by sopho­more Ryan Wade with 7:43 to play but got no closer. Sopho­more Greyson To­rain and se­nior Colin Floun­lacker each scored two goals for Navy . . . .

The game be­tween No. 2 Mary­land and No. 9 Al­bany orig­i­nally sched­uled for Satur­day was post­poned be­cause of bad weather in New York; it was resched­uled for April 12.

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