Marcus Holman (Gilman) scored his 100th career goal and Joey Sankey had career highs for goals and points in a game as No. 10 North Carolina rolled to a 13-5 win over visiting Dartmouth (2-3) on Monday afternoon.
Holman had four goals and an assist for the Tar Heels (4-3), while Sankey had four goals and three assists. Freshman attackman Patrick Kelly (Calvert Hall) scored his first career goal for North Carolina.
Next up for the Tar Heels is a matchup at top-ranked Maryland at noon Saturday.
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Duke stays hot
Jordan Wolf and Josh Dionne scored four goals apiece as No. 8 Duke (6-4) dealt visiting Marist (5-1) its first loss of the season, 19-11. Christian Walsh (Boys' Latin) had a goal and an assist for the Blue Devils, who won their fourth in the past 10 days.
Laurels for Loyola duo
A pair of Loyola juniors — attackman Justin Ward (Co-Offensive Player of the Week) and defender Joe Fletcher (Defensive) — earned weekly honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference after the Greyhounds' 13-7 victory over Air Force in the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic on Saturday.
Ward, who was named the game's Most Valuable Player, recorded his second game with seven or more points this season, scoring two goals and matching his career high with five assists
On close defense, Fletcher held Air Force's offensive quarterback, Preseason All-American Keith Dryer, without a point.
Among other honors, Mary Washington junior attackman Luke Dick (Archbishop Spalding) was chosen as the Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Gettysburg sophomore attackman Robby Maddux (St. Paul's) was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Forward John Grant Jr. finished with game highs of eight points and 12 shots as the host Colorado Mammoth defeated the Buffalo Bandits, 16-13, before an announced 15,511 on Saturday night at Pepsi Center.
Grant, who also plays for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, scored three goals and assisted on five others to lead the Mammoth (4-7) over Buffalo for the second week in a row. In his Colorado debut after being traded from the Rochester Knighthawks last week, 2010 NLL Most Valuable Player Casey Powell had a goal and five assists. Behind four power-play goals and a short-handed tally in the second quarter, the Mammoth held a 7-5 lead over the Bandits (5-6) at the half.
With a month left in the regular season, Grant's 32 goals trail the Washington Stealth's Rhys Duch by one for the league lead; in the points race, Grant (64) is eight behind Shawn Evans of the Calgary Roughnecks.
On Friday night, Drew Westervelt had a goal and three assists, but the host Philadelphia Wings lost to the Toronto Rock, 13-8, before an announced 7,593 at Wells Fargo Center. Westervelt, a forward who played at John Carroll and UMBC, took a game-high 11 shots for the Wings (5-5).
Transition player Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) finished with a goal and two assists, transition player Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury) chipped in a pair of assists and forward Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) had an assist. Toronto (8-3) led 9-5 at halftime.
The UMBC women opened against host Wagner with eight straight goals en route to a 16-3 victory. Sophomores Alyssa Semones and Abby Wilson (Fallston) tallied four goals apiece in the victory, and each added an assist. The Retrievers (6-2) have won four of their past five contests, while Wagner (4-4) has dropped three in a row. UMBC held a 33-10 shot advantage, including a 23-5 margin in the first half. The Retrievers open America East action at 1 p.m. Saturday at Boston University. ... Navy senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo was named the Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. DePompeo helped lead the Mids (8-1, 2-0 Patriot) to a 2-1 record last week, scoring a team-high 18 points on eight goals and 10 assists. Additionally, Navy moved up to a program-best national ranking of No. 14 in the deBeer media poll.... Salisbury senior attacker Katie Bollhorst (St. Mary's) and junior goalkeeper Ashton Wheatley were honored as the CAC Co-Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. The Washington College men have reached the top five of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III Top 20 for the first time in nearly five years. The Shoremen moved up from sixth to fifth this week. No. 2 Stevenson and No. 7 Salisbury maintained their spots.