POTSDAM Former Massena high school player Zach Hopps scored five goals for SUNY Cortland in a 15-3 victory over SUNY Potsdam in each teams SUNYAC mens lacrosse opener Saturday at Potsdam.
Mike Cummings added three goals for the No. 9 Red Dragons (6-3 overall, 1-0 conference). McLaren Brady and Nate Garbarino supplied a goal and an assist each.
Jon Woodworth scored and registered an assist for the Bears (4-3, 0-1).
UNION 13, ST. LAWRENCE 10
Four players scored two goals and the nationally-ranked No. 11 Dutchmen (7-1, 1-0) used a 6-0 third quarter to spoil the No. 13 Saints Liberty League opener in Schenectady.
Conor Healey scored a game-high four goals for St. Lawrence (5-2, 0-1), which led 7-4 at halftime.
RENSSELAER 9, CLARKSON 8 (OT)
Aaron Shavel scored the game-winning goal just more than a minute into overtime, and the Engineers (6-2, 2-0) scored four unanswered goals for a come-from-behind Liberty League win over the Golden Knights in Potsdam.
Ryan St. Croix, Matthew Gold and Jack Dowst scored two goals apiece for Clarkson (4-3, 0-2), which led 4-0 midway through the second quarter.
SYRACUSE 19, DUKE 15
Syracuse University senior Alyssa Murray tied her season high with seven points, and became the third player in program history to reach 300, to lead the nationally-ranked No. 3 Orange to a victory over No. 8/9 Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference game in Syracuse.
Former Carthage star Kailah Kempney added two goals for SU (10-1, 3-1).
Kerrin Maurer scored four goals for the Blue Devils (7-4, 2-2).
Murray has 301 career points, ranking behind current assistant coach Katie Rowan (396) and Christina Dove (335) on the programs all-time list.
UNION 17, ST. LAWRENCE 12
The Dutchwomen (3-3, 2-0) scored 10 of the final 12 goals to overcome a two-goal deficit in the second half and beat the Saints in a Liberty League game at Schenectady.
Kiera Taussig and Abigail Owens each scored three goals for St. Lawrence (2-5, 0-1).
WILLIAM SMITH 12, CLARKSON 7
Alexandra Bird scored twice during a 5-1 run to close out the game, leading the Herons (2-5, 1-1) to a Liberty League win over the Golden Knights in Geneva.
Paige Fayette recorded two goals and an assist, while Ashley Flick and Emma Oliver added two goals apiece for Clarkson (3-5, 0-2).
SUNY CANTON 21, CAZENOVIA 4
Tressa Goolden finished with four goals and four assists to power the Roos to a nonleague victory over the Wildcats (1-4) in Canton.
Robyn Carroll scored six goals and Joelle Percy, a Carthage product, provided a goal and four assists for SUNY Canton (3-4).
HUGHES SETS SCORING MARK
Taylor Hughes, a 2010 graduate of Watertown High School, became the career points leader for Division III St. John Fisher in a 13-4 victory over Nazareth.
Hughes scored one goal and provided three assists, upping the seniors career point total to 270 with 188 goals and 82 assists. She broke Melissa Leonards record of 267 points, set last spring.
Hughes needs just five goals and one assist to top the programs career list in those respective categories.
FISHER 1-6, SUNY CANTON 0-0
The Kangaroos tallied just five combined hits as they were swept by the Falcons (17-7) in a nonleague doubleheader at Lynn, Mass.
Zach Lawrence scattered seven hits across six innings in game one, but SUNY Canton (6-10) committed an error to allow the game-winning run to score in the sixth inning.
SUNY CANTON 28-23, NEW ROCHELLE 1-0
The Kangaroos pounded out 51 runs on 31 hits, while pitchers Shaylah Morris and Jordan Podkladek combined to allow just three hits in their respective shutouts, to complete a doubleheader sweep of host New Rochelle (0-11).
Shannon Dowling and Stephanie LaValley each hit a home run in the first game, while Hallie Fenti, Jessica Rhodes and Shannon Cole each homered in game two for SUNY Canton (3-8).
VASSAR 5, ST. LAWRENCE 4
Kelsey Van Noy beat Hallie Young at sixth singles to lift the No. 25 Brewers (5-3, 1-1) to a Liberty League win over the Saints at Newell Field House.
Anna Young, Morgan McNeal and Olivia Arroyo won their respective singles matches for St. Lawrence (9-3, 1-2).
Elkie Vandenbeemt and Morgan McNeal combined for a win at first doubles for the Saints.
SAINTS OPEN SPRING SCHEDULE
The St. Lawrence mens team won three of four races against Rochester and St. John Fisher to open its spring season on the Genesee River in Rochester.
The St. Lawrence womens team finished as runners-up to Rochester and edged out St. John Fisher in its season opener in the same location.
Both teams will race against RIT today in Rochester.