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