No. 9 Stanford tops No. 7 Michigan
Roundup: No. 2 UNC takes down top-ranked Old Dominion
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No. 9 Stanford stands three victories away from setting a single-season school record. More impressively, the Cardinal's latest win might have secured a spot in the postseason. Notching arguably its biggest victory to date, Stanford blanked No. 7 Michigan 3-0 on Sunday morning.
Taking down its sixth top-20 opponent while improving to 8-2 in games played away from home, Stanford (15-2, 6-0 NorPac) completed a sweep of its two-game road trip to conclude the regular season. Sunday's win against Michigan, the co-Big Ten leader ranked No. 8 in the RPI, was especially important for Stanford, ranked No. 4 in the RPI.
Michigan controlled play with edges in shots (19-5) and penalty corners (10-6), but it was Stanford that executed perfectly to claim the win.
Hope Burke, Shannon Herold and Becky Dru found the cage for the Cardinal.
Goalkeeper Ale Moss came up huge with nine saves.
No. 2 North Carolina 3, No. 1 Old Dominion 2 OT -- Full Recap
NORFOLK, Va. -- Junior Caitlin Van Sickle scored on a pass from senior Katelyn Falgowksi less than two minutes into overtime to give No. 2 North Carolina a 3-2 win against No. 1 Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon at Powhatan Field in the regular-season finale for both teams. UNC ends the regular season 18-1, while ODU is 18-2.
The Tar Heel victory avenged the team's only loss of the season, a 3-1 decision to ODU in Chapel Hill on Sept. 16.
After helping the U.S. to the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Mexico on Friday, Fagowski flew back Saturday to meet the team and started for the Tar Heels on Sunday. Her assist on the gamewinner was the 58th of her career, tying the UNC mark set by Joy Driscoll from 1994-97.
No. 3 Maryland 5, Rutgers 0
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- No. 3 Maryland (15-3) shut out Rutgers 5-0 Sunday in its regular-season finale. Senior Jemma Buckley led the Terrapins with her fourth career hat trick.
Freshman Steffi Schneid scored her first career goal and sophomore Ali McEvoy also scored in the win, as the Terps did not allow the Scarlet Knights (5-13) a penalty corner.
Buckley opened the scoring eight and a half minutes in when she drilled in a shot off of a corner set up by freshman Katie Gerzabek and junior Harriet Tibble. Schneid added her goal just over 10 minutes later when she scored off of her own rebounded shot in the 19th minute to give Maryland a 2-0 lead at the break.
Just six minutes into the second period, Buckley struck again, off of a corner set up by Gerzabek and Tibble once again. She added her third goal nine minutes later when Tibble found her for a chip shot from the right side for a 4-0 Terps lead in the 50th minute. McEvoy added the Terrapins' fifth goal in the 67th minute off of her own rebounded shot.
Tibble, the ACC's assists leader, notched a career-high three assists, while Gerzabek had two.
No. 5 Syracuse 3, Bucknell 1
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Behind a 34-2 shot advantage, Syracuse (16-3) closed the regular season with a 3-1 win against Bucknell on Senior Day at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange received goals from three different scorers as Syracuse honors its four seniors (Martina Loncarica, Nicole Nelson, Heather Susek and Erika Wachter) prior to the game.
The Orange dominated the Bison throughout Sunday's contest, earning 12 penalty corners during the game and limiting Bucknell to just two corners. Syracuse consistently tested Bison goalkeeper Erica Perrine, who made 16 saves.
No. 8 Penn State 4, Michigan State 1
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State (13-5, 4-2) earned a 4-1 victory against the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday afternoon to close out the 2011 regular season. With the win, the Nittany Lions have clinched a tie for second place in the Big Ten standings.
All of Penn State's goals came in the first half. Sophomore Whitney Reddig, freshman Taylor Herold, freshman Laura Gebhart and sophomore Brittany Grzywacz each scored goals for the Nittany Lions. Junior Kelsey Amy also had a big game as well, contributing two assists and applied pressure on MSU all day with her six recorded shots. Redshirt junior Ayla Halus made three stops in the cage.
No. 10 New Hampshire 4, Harvard 3 (OT)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Tenth-ranked New Hampshire slide by Harvard on Sunday, earning a 4-3 victory in overtime as Whitney Frates scored 7:22 into overtime.
Frates started the scoring, grabbing an unassisted goal 7:59 into the first period to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. The Crimson countered every goal, as neither team had more than a one-goal lead throughout. New Hampshire led 2-1 after the first period and Harvard pushed across the game-tying goal that forced overtime at 64:42 when Catriona McDonald scored her second goal of the game to knot the score at 3-3.
Frates then supplied the game winner, putting a shot into top right corner following a penalty. It was her final of eight shots (seven on goal), a total that was double any other player in the game.
Katherine Nagengast got the win in goal, stopping seven shots.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.