Saturday Wrap: Long Island Stars Help Florida Rally Past No. 3 Stony Brook

PHOTO BY MATT PENDLETON

Shannon Kavanagh had four goals, including the go-ahead goal in the second half as Florida overcame an early 5-1 hole to beat No. 3 Stony Brook 12-10.


Long Island native Sarah Reznick spoiled Stony Brook’s trip south, making 13 saves to lead No. 9 Florida to a 12-10 victory over the No. 3 Seawolves.

Reznick, the highly-touted freshman out of Long Beach (N.Y.) High School, made 10 of her saves in the second half, including three down the stretch with the Gators hanging on to an 11-10 lead. Her final save came on a free position shot by Sarah Pulis with just over five minutes to play. Brianna Harris gave the Gators an insurance goal with just 2:32 left.

Stony Brook opened up a 5-1 lead early, but the Gators scored seven of the game’s next eight goals to take an 8-6 lead after back-to-back goals by Shannon Kavanagh early in the second half. Stony Brook tied the game at 8-8 and 9-9, but never led again.

Kavanagh’s goal with 12:44 to play gave the Gators the lead for good, giving Florida a 10-9 advantage.

Kavanagh, another Long Island high school graduate (Smithtown East), had four goals and an assist for Florida (4-1) and Grace Haus added three goals and assist. Florida has now won four straight in the series, three of them by two goals or less.

Ally Kennedy led Stony Brook (2-1) with four goals.

No. 1 UNC Closes with a Flourish

Top-ranked North Carolina outscored Virginia 8-1 over the final 15 minutes to pull away for an 18-12 victory over the No. 6 Cavaliers in both teams opening ACC game.

The Tar Heels improved to 5-0 and have outscored each of their first five opponents by at least six goals. Virginia lost its second straight game to fall to 4-2.

The game featured four lead changes and six ties, but after Kiki Shaw gave Virginia an 11-10 lead with 15:06 remaining, it was all Carolina.

Scottie Rose Growney scored on a free position shot for UNC with 14:01 left to start a seven-goal run over the next nine minutes. Freshman Emily Nalls scored the go-ahead goal with 12:32 left, her first career goal.

Jamie Ortega led the Tar Heels with five goals and Katie Hoeg had four goals and two assists. North Carolina dominated the draw 21 to 12, thanks in part to U.S. national team defender Emma Trenchard garnering 11 draw controls.

Nora Bowen and Taylor Regan each scored three goals for Virginia.







Dartmouth Escapes Trip to Brown with OT Win

Katie Bourque scored six goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as No. 15 Dartmouth stayed unbeaten with a 12-11 over Brown.

Brown led 6-5 at the half and led 10-9 after Sophia DeRosa’s free position goal with 12:10 remaining.

After goals by Bourque and Ellie Carson regained the lead for Dartmouth, Brown’s Claire Jeschke tied the game with 4:09 left in regulation. Brown goalie Erin Tucker made a save with 23 seconds remaining to send it to overtime, but Bourque moved the Big Green to 3-0 with her free position goal.

Notable

  • Emily Hawryschuk had five goals as No. 4 Syracuse beat No. 11 Maryland 10-5, its first win over the Terrapins since 2012 and just its second all-time win in 25 games in the series. (Read More)

  • No. 5 Loyola continued its white-hot start to 2020, downing No. 16 Penn State 22-12 on the road. Eleven different players scored for the Greyhounds (4-0), led by Sam Fiedler and Elli Kluegel with four each. It was the most goals against a ranked opponent for Loyola since 1997.

  • No. 7 Penn scored six free position goals, beating Yale 11-5, its 21st consecutive victory over the Bulldogs. Erin Barry led the Quakers (4-0) with three goals.

  • After racing out to a 6-0 lead, No. 13 Michigan hung on for a 12-11 win over Albany. Albany pulled within one goal five separate times, but never got the equalizer. Caitlin Muir had five goals for the Wolverines (4-1).

  • Kyla Sears had four goals and two assists, topping 200 career points as No. 14 Princeton opened Ivy League play with a 19-7 win over Columbia. Sears now has 202 points in her career.

  • Megan Gianforte made 14 saves, Sam Geiersbach had three goals and five assists and Arden Tierney scored four times as Richmond followed up Wednesday’s win over Virginia with an 18-9 win over Liberty. The Spiders are 6-0, the best start in school history.

  • Angie Benson made a save with five seconds left as Virginia Tech gutted out an 8-7 victory at Louisville. Benson finished the game with 16 saves, outdueling Louisville goalie Rachel Florek, who made 17 saves of her own. Sarah Lubnow led the Hokies (6-1) with three goals.

  • Three days after losing in the final second to Johns Hopkins, Georgetown rallied for a 12-11 win over Delaware. Ali Diamond scored the game-winner in overtime.

  • Emma Vinal scored seven goals as high-scoring American improved to 5-0, the best start in school history, with an 18-12 win over LIU. The Eagles are averaging 19.4 goals per game in the perfect start.

  • Army West Point trailed Siena 6-3 late in the first half, but rallied for a 16-10 win to improve to 6-0. Samantha Stewart led the way with five goals.

  • A six-goal run in the second half powered Towson to a 12-11 comeback win over High Point. Blaire Pearre and Shelby Stack each had hat tricks in the game and two goals each during the key spurt.

Nike/US Lacrosse Top 20 Scoreboard

No. 1 North Carolina 18, No. 6 Virginia 12
No. 9 Florida 12, No. 3 Stony Brook 10
No. 4 Syracuse 10, No. 11 Maryland 5
No. 5 Loyola 22, No. 16 Penn State 12
No. 7 Penn 11, Yale 5
No. 13 Michigan 12, Albany 11
No. 14 Princeton 19, Columbia 7
No. 15 Dartmouth 12, Brown 11 (OT)

Other Scores

American 18, LIU 12
Army West Point 16, Siena 10
Cornell 9, Harvard 8
Drexel 17, Villanova 9
Elon 11, Davidson 10
Gardner-Webb 21, Wofford 7
Georgetown 12, Delaware 11 (OT)
Holy Cross 19, Hartford 5
Johns Hopkins 19, Furman 8
Kennesaw State 22, Presbyterian 11
Lafayette 7, Iona 5
LaSalle 12, Radford 5
Lehigh 17, Monmouth 13
Longwood 15, Old Dominion 14
Manhattan 15, Detroit Mercy 11
Marist 17, Binghamton 7
Marquette 18, Fresno State 17
Mercer 16, Winthrop 15
Richmond 18, Liberty 9
Robert Morris 11, Bucknell 8
Saint Joseph's 13, Rutgers 12 (OT)
Towson 12, High Point 11
Virginia Tech 8, Louisville 7
Wagner 19,  Colgate 13

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