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Penn Dominates Loyola, Maryland and Virginia Win Regular-Season Finales

April 17, 2024
Kenny DeJohn
John Strohsacker

Can a week go by without a Tuesday or Wednesday upset in Division I women’s lacrosse? Evidently not.

No. 12 Penn, which has been on both the giving (Maryland) and receiving (Princeton) end of mid-week upsets this spring, downed No. 6 Loyola 13-6 at Franklin Field on Wednesday, adding the latest layer to what’s become an unpredictable season.

Loyola led 4-3 after Georgia Latch scored with 12:40 left in the second quarter, but Penn responded with an eight-goal run that spanned the rest of the first half and the entire third quarter. Loyola didn’t score again until Sydni Black buried one 29 seconds into the fourth.

Anna Brandt had four goals to lead Penn (10-3), which also got two goals and three assists from Keeley Block. Kelly Van Hoesen made eight saves.

Latch and Black each scored twice for Loyola (13-2).


No. 4 Virginia 14, Virginia Tech 12

Virginia Tech kept it close, but Virginia never trailed after a three-goal spurt near the end of the second half. Jenna Dinardo’s goal pushed the lead to 7-4, and UVA went into halftime ahead 7-5.

The Hokies routinely kept the deficit within a goal in the third quarter, but Virginia always seemed to have an answer. Lehigh transfer Katia Carnevale scored five goals, and Kiki Shaw scored four for UVA.

Kayla Downey registered two goals and three assists for Virginia Tech, which got a team-high four goals from Lauren Render.

No. 7 Maryland 16, No. 11 Princeton 12

Maryland scored the first seven goals of the second half after entering halftime tied at 8 with Princeton, establishing enough of a cushion to walk away from New Jersey with a 16-12 win.

Eloise Clevenger and Chrissy Thomas paced Maryland (12-4) with three goals and two assists, and Emily Sterling made 11 saves. Princeton (8-5) was led by McKenzie Blake’s four goals.


Army 17, Holy Cross 16

Army and Holy Cross traded leads several times in the middle two quarters of what’s become an important Patriot League clash, but it was Army that built a lead to last late in the fourth quarter.

Allison Reilly assisted Ryan Remaly with 4:25 remaining to give the Black Knights a three-goal lead, which proved enough to withstand Holy Cross’ late push. Army held for a 17-16 win, tying Holy Cross for third in the Patriot League standings at 5-2.

Reilly had six goals and two assists for Army (7-7, 5-2). Isabela Miller had four goals and four assists for Holy Cross (10-4, 5-2).

Xavier 13, Eastern Michigan 12 (OT)

Xavier snapped a seven-game losing streak in overtime when Sawyer Walker scored in the extra frame to secure the Musketeers’ first-ever overtime victory. Xavier (4-10) trailed 12-10 after Mackenzie Blackwell scored with 4:29 left for Eastern Michigan, but Walker cut the deficit to one with 2:03 left before Lola Mancuso tied it with 13 seconds left.

Siena 15, Quinnipiac 12

Grace Dobrzynski set the single-season MAAC assists record (52) and finished with two goals and six assists in Siena’s win over a conference rival. Rebecca Gilhooley added five goals.

High Point 17, Wofford 14

Jordan Miles had five goals, Esprit Cha and Pia Cavallaro had hat tricks and Reese Dowgiallo had three assists as High Point came back from an early 5-2 deficit to win.

Down 14-13 with 10:52 remaining, High Point closed with the game’s final four goals. Cha tied it at 14, then Cavallaro put the Panthers ahead 15-14. Mandy Brockamp and Cavallaro then finished the scoring inside the final three minutes.