Naughton aisling


Megan Frazer scored two goals – her seventh and eighth of the season – to lead sixth-ranked Maryland past Rutgers, 3-1, in College Park, Md. on Friday. Frazer is a senior from Derry. Maryland is now 14-4.

Richmond’s Rebecca Barry is on a two-goal diet. The Limerick sophomore knocked in a pair in both Friday’s 3-2 win over Lock Haven and in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over La Salle, both on the road. She also assisted on the Spiders’ first goal in the La Salle win. Teammate Amy Cooke, a freshman from Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, set Barry up on the deuce in the Lock Haven win. The Spiders (15-4) also had Dromore, Co. Down freshman Kerri McDonald on the pitch in a starting role.

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Syracuse wrapped up the Big East Conference regular season title with a 3-2 win over Connecticut at home on Saturday. Two of the Orangewomen’s three Irish players contributed to their side’s scores.

Liz McInerney, a grad student from Dublin, knocked in the first goal for her fifth of the season. Then, Gillian Pinder, a freshman from Dublin set up Syracuse’s second goal of the game. She later scored the game winner; that was her eighth goal scored this season. Third-ranked Syracuse is now 16-1 and will compete in the Big East playoffs this weekend in Louisville, Ky.

Aisling Naughton scored the game-winning goal – her third such marker this season – to lead Michigan to a 1-0 triumph over Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich. on Sunday. Naughton, a freshman from Goatstown, Dublin has eight goals on the season for the 14th-ranked Wolverines (13-5).

Hayley Sarratt broke a string of three scoreless games for Holy Cross with a goal in Saturday’s 2-1 road loss to Colgate. That was Sarratt’s first collegiate goal. She is a freshman from Dublin. Holy Cross finished the season with a 2-15 mark.

Trish O’Dwyer scored Monmouth’s third goal of the game in Friday’s 5-0 win over Robert Morris in West Long Branch, N.J. That’s the seventh tally of the season for O’Dwyer, a junior from Dublin. The Hawks are now 7-12.

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