Host No. 6 Notre Dame scored four of the game's last five goals but its rally fell short as No. 14 Penn State won, 8-7, on Saturday.

Penn State (2-1) increased its 5-3 halftime lead to four with early third-quarter scores from Shane Sturgis and TJ Sanders. Sturgis had five goals and one assist, while Sanders had two goals and an assist. The Nittany Lions never trailed.

Notre Dame's surge began when Fighting Irish goalie Conor Kelly made a save and found Tyler Brenneman, who streaked down the field and fed Matt Kavanagh for his second of three goals in the game.

Unassisted goals from attackmen Conor Doyle (Gilman) and Westy Hopkins 32 seconds apart had the Fighting Irish within 7-6 at the 6:30 mark of the third quarter.

No. 3 North Carolina 18, Dartmouth 5: Joey Sankey matched his career high with seven points (three goals, four assists) as the host Tar Heels (3-0) beat the Big Green (0-1). North Carolina led 8-1 at the break.

No. 4 Denver 15, Marist 9: The host Pioneers (2-1) got hat tricks from Harrison Archer, Jack Bobzien and Zach Miller to beat the Red Foxes (1-1) at the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic.

No. 5 Princeton 12, Hofstra 10: Brian Kavanagh made 10 saves in the first half, and the host Tigers (1-0) scored eight goals in the second half to beat the Pride (0-2).

Kavanagh, a senior, made the most of his first start, making seven saves in the second quarter.

Drexel 14, No. 7 Albany 13: The host Dragons (1-1) used a 6-4 run in the fourth quarter to win. The Great Danes (0-2) lost their second straight one-goal game.

No. 8 Yale 10, No. 9 St. John's 6: Michael Bonacci (St. Mary's) and Brandon Mangan each scored two goals to lead the host Bulldogs (1-0) past the Red Storm (1-1).

Yale broke a 2-all first-quarter tie by outscoring St. John's 7-3 over the next two quarters.

No. 10 Virginia 19, Rutgers 12: Ryan Tucker (Gilman) scored five goals and the Cavaliers (4-0) used an 11-2 run in the second half to beat the Scarlet Knights (2-1). Virginia outshot Rutgers 60-31.

No. 15 Fairfield 18, Manhattan 4: Jake Knostman, Eric Warden and Conor Dalton (Loyola High) scored three goals each as the host Stags (2-0) beat the Jaspers (0-3).

No. 16 Lehigh 10, Boston University 7: Patrick Corbett and Reid Weber each scored twice to lead the Mountain Hawks (4-0, 1-0 Patriot League) past the Terriers (0-3, 0-1).

No. 17 Massachusetts 8, Harvard 4: Nick Mariano had his second straight hat trick, and the host Minutemen (3-0) beat the Crimson (0-1).

No. 20 Bryant 7, Hartford 5: Two-goal performances from Kevin O'Shea and Ty Schuldt weren't enough as the host Hawks (1-1) fell to the Bulldogs (2-1).


No. 1 North Carolina 22, Vanderbilt 8: The defending NCAA champion Tar Heels (4-0) jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first 10 minutes and beat the Commodores (2-2).

North Carolina got strong offense from freshman Sydney Holman (six assists) and seniors Abbey Friend (six goals) and Taylor George (Broadneck, five goals).

The Tar Heels scored nine of the first 10 second-half goals.