Aldave's OT Goal Seals Notre Dame Upset of Syracuse

PHOTO BY MATT CASHORE

Andie Aldave scored in overtime to lift Notre Dame —which had fallen out of the national rankings with consecutive losses to Virginia Tech, High Point and Virginia — to a big win over Syracuse.


Freshman Andie Aldave scored with 3:58 remaining in overtime to lift Notre Dame to an 11-10 upset win over No. 10 Syracuse at Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Ind., on Saturday.

The Irish, who had lost three straight games (to Virginia Tech, High Point and Virginia) to fall out of the Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Women’s Top 20, never trailed in the contest, though the Orange sure made it interesting.

Notre Dame jumped out to a 6-2 lead at halftime and led 9-5 midway through the second half. Syracuse rallied with four unanswered goals spanning 6 minutes, 9 seconds to tie the game. Sam Swart's goal at the 4:14 mark knotted the game at nine.

On the ensuing possession, Jessi Masinko found Molly Cobb streaking to the cage and she beat the Syracuse keeper to regain the lead for Notre Dame. The Irish led 10-9 with 3:09 left.

The Orange responded less than a minute later, tying the game at 10 after the goal from Nicole Levy. The Irish had the final possession but did not score and the game was headed to overtime.

Syracuse won the opening draw and immediately called timeout to draw up a play. Swart ended up with the shot for the Orange but Giacolone made a huge save. After the shot, the Irish beat Syracuse to the end line to gain possession.

Following the Irish clear, they settled into their offensive end and Buchanan had the ball on the goal line extended to the left of the goal. Buchanan sent a pass to Aldave inside the eight-meter and she fired the shot past the goalkeeper for the game-winning goal.

Nicole Levy led the Orange with four goals, while Notre Dame blanked top scorer Emily Hawryschuk.

“Our line defense back there of Kathleen Roe, Caroline Doyle, Hannah Proctor and Makenna Pearsall have just been fantastic,” Irish coach Christine Halfpenny said. “They bring us a lot of strength by sustaining these 90-second possessions. We knew going in what we had to limit for Syracuse and we did just that today.”







Dartmouth Defeats Princeton for First Time Since 2012

Elizabeth Mastrio scored five goals to lead Dartmouth to a 15-12 victory over No. 16 Princeton, snapping a six game regular-season losing streak against the Tigers that dated back to 2012. The Big Green’s sixth straight win since a season-opening loss at UMass moved them into first place in the Ivy League at 2-0 in the conference. Saturday also marked Dartmouth’s first road win at Princeton since 2008.

The Big Green led 7-4 at halftime and built the advantage to 13-7 with a little more than five minutes to play before having to endure a late-game push from the Tigers.

A series of draw controls and Princeton possessions led to the Tigers pulling to within two at 14-12, only to see the Big Green get the ball late and put the visitors back up three late with a goal from Tori Chanenchuk.

For Chanenchuk — who played her sister Colby on Princeton — it was her second goal of the day, joining Mastrio, Kierra Sweeney (3g) and Sophia Turchetta (2g) as multi-goal scorers.

Kyla Sears and Annie Cory paced the Tigers with three goals apiece. Princeton fell to 4-3 and could not sustain the momentum from its win at Penn State earlier this week.

Florida Finishes on Seven-Goal Run to Top Georgetown

For the third time this season, No. 5 Florida mounted a comeback of four goals or more, finishing with a seven-goal flurry to defeat Georgetown 16-11 in Washington, D.C.

The Gators either trailed or faced a tied score for more than 50 minutes before Caroline Benitez's second goal of the game gave them a 12-11 lead with 9:53 left in the second half. Florida scored four more goals to seal the win.

Freshman Grace Haus led the Gators with four goals, shooting 2-for-3 on free positions. Defender Cara Trombetta anchored a Florida unit that limited the Hoyas to three goals on nine shots in the second half. Trombetta also held Georgetown standout Francesca Whitehurst to two goals before Whitehurst left the game with an injury.

UVA Shuts Down North, Defeats Duke

No. 9 Virginia held Duke scoreless for a stretch of more than 16 minutes in the first half and scored three straight to start the second to defeat the Blue Devils 12-8 at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Avery Shoemaker (four goals), Maggie Jackson (three) and Sammy Mueller (three) accounted for 10 of the Cavaliers’ 12 goals. Sophie Alecce led a defensive effort that shut out Duke’s freshman sensation Charlotte North, who managed just one shot on goal. North came in averaging more than four goals per game.

Nike/US Lacrosse
Top 20 Scoreboard

No. 1 Stony Brook, UMass-Lowell 7
No. 3 Maryland 15, No. 2 James Madison 12
No. 4 Boston College 17, No. 6 North Carolina 11
No. 5 Florida 16, Georgetown 11
No. 7 Penn 16, Brown 10
No. 8 Loyola 18, Lehigh 5
No. 9 Virginia 12, Duke 8
Notre Dame 11, No. 10 Syracuse 10 (OT)
No. 11 Navy 18, Bucknell 5
Dartmouth 15, No. 16 Princeton 12
No. 19 Virginia Tech 14, Elon 12

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