NCAA Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Friday, May 10

May 10, 2013

Duke Wins 2OT Thriller to Reach Second Round

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Freshman midfielder Maddy Acton fired the game-winning goal in double overtime to send the eighth-ranked Duke women's lacrosse team to a thrilling 10-9 NCAA First Round victory over No. 17 Princeton Friday evening in front of a crowd of 1,250 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

With the win, the Blue Devils improve to 13-5 (2-3 ACC) and advance to Sunday's second round, where they will face No. 8 seed Navy at 12 p.m. The Mids won their first NCAA game in program history in Friday's earlier game in Annapolis, topping Monmouth by a 12-6 score to move on to the second round.  

Acton, junior Maddy Morrissey and sophomore Taylor Trimble finished with two scores apiece while sophomore Kerrin Maurer led the squad with four points (1g, 3a). For Princeton, Slifer, McMunn and Charlotte Davis totaled two goals each in the loss.

 

Virginia Advances to the NCAA Tournament Second Round

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Virginia women's lacrosse attacker Casey Bocklet scored four goals to lead eight different UVa scorers as the Cavaliers posted a 12-6 victory over Penn Friday afternoon at Georgetown University's Multi-Sport Field in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship.

With the win, the Cavaliers advance to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship and will face host and No. 6-seed Georgetown Sunday at 1p.m. at Multi-Sport Field.

The Cavaliers (10-9) took an early 2-0 lead on goals by Caroline McTiernan and Liza Blue in the game's first two minutes.

Penn (11-6) tied it at 2-2 on a free position shot by junior Tory Bensen at the 15:42 mark in the first half and held its first and only lead of the game at 4-3 when senior Caroline Bunting scored off a helper from freshman Nina Corcoran.

 

Boston College Falls to Dartmouth, 11-8, in NCAA First Round

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Sophomore Covie Stanwick scored a game-high five goals, but Boston College fell to Dartmouth, 11-8, in the first round of the NCAA Championship at SU Soccer Stadium on Friday afternoon.

The Big Green (11-7) advance to play host and No. 4-seed Syracuse on Sunday at 3 p.m. while the season ends for the Eagles (12-8) in their second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

Stanwick scored five or more goals in a game for the fourth time this season. Junior Moira Barry, sophomore Mikaela Rix, and freshman Sarah Mannelly each scored a goal, and freshman Kate Rich posted an assist.

After Dartmouth scored the game's opening goal, Barry put the Eagles on the board, collecting a rebound and firing a shot past the goalie just under three minutes into the contest. Stanwick gave BC a 2-1 lead, connecting on a free position shot with 19:57 left in the half. The Big Green then went on a 4-0 run to gain a 5-2 edge with 13:41 to play in the opening period.

Rix stopped the run with a goal off an eight-meter shot, but Dartmouth responded with two more goals to stake a 7-3 advantage with just over five minutes left in the half. The Eagles scored the half's last two goals to pull within 7-5 at the break. Mannelly scored the first goal attacking from straight on before Stanwick wrapped around the crease to her left for her second goal of the game.