Hofstra gets past Vermont

March 26, 1995|By From Staff Reports

Sophomore attackman Tony Alexander and senior defenseman Doug Altmansberger sparked a six-goal run as No. 9 Hofstra edged visiting Vermont, 11-10, yesterday in a men's lacrosse game in Hempstead, N.Y.

Alexander scored twice and Altmansberger, who was sitting out with a sore ankle, came off the bench in the third quarter to score an unassisted goal during the six-goal spurt that erased an third-quarter deficit.

Brain Holland had three goals to lead the Flying Dutchmen (3-0). Vermont (0-2) was led by Gordon Allen's five goals.

Hofstra and the Catamounts exchanged the first 10 goals of the game before Allen scored with 35 seconds before halftime to put Vermont ahead 6-5. Justin Moses scored the first two goals of the second half as the Catamounts took an 8-5 advantage.

* Princeton 13, Rutgers 9: Jason Buttles contributed three goals and one assist to help No. 6 Princeton (3-2) over host Rutgers (1-4). The Tigers have won three in a row.

Chris Massey's goal with 4:43 left in the second quarter put Princeton ahead, 5-1. The Scarlet Knights closed to within 6-4, but Princeton scored five of the next six goals to pull away.

The Tigers won 17 of 26 faceoffs.

* Penn State 18, Lafayette 4: Coach Glenn Thiel recorded career win No. 200 as 10th-ranked Penn State (5-1) topped visiting Lafayette (0-1).

Senior attackman Erik Merkel scored a career-high six goals and Greg Jackson added two goals and seven assists.

The Nittany Lions outshot the Leopards 68-19.

* Massachusetts 13, Boston College 4: Jeremy Murphy scored four goals to lead No. 15 Massachusetts (1-1) past visiting Boston College (0-3). The Minutemen scored 11 of the last 12 goals, including the final six.

The Eagles converted only one of seven extra-man opportunities. Massachusetts outshot Boston College 40-21.

* Yale 12, Cornell 10: No. 16 Yale (4-1) scored four of the final five goals to rally and defeat host Cornell (1-3). Tony Rousou had four goals and two assists for the Bulldogs.

* Notre Dame 10, Hobart 7: Randy Colley scored four goals to push No. 17 Notre Dame (3-3) past visiting and No. 18 Hobart (2-1). The Fighting Irish ended the game on a 5-1 run.

* Harvard 21, Penn 5: Mike Eckert had five goals and seven assists as No. 19 Harvard (3-0) routed visiting Penn (3-3). Jamie Ames added six goals and an assist for the Crimson.

* Salisbury State 31, Franklin & Marshall 6: Sean Radebaugh and Jason Coffman each scored five goals as Salisbury State (4-0), ranked No. 1 in Division III, ripped host and No. 8 Franklin & Marshall (5-1). The Sea Gulls have won 41 straight regular-season games.

Salibury State has outscored its opponents 58-19 and outshot Franklin & Marshall 58-19.

* Nazareth 13, RIT 7: Neal Powless scored four goals in leading Nazareth (2-0) over host Rochester Tech (2-1).

* Western Maryland 10, Randolph Macon 9: Bo Schrott scored the game-winner on Dean Coccia's assist with 7:29 left to lift host Western Maryland (3-1) over Randolph Macon (3-5).

Mike Marsico led Western Maryland with three goals. Rob Allred and Ryan Traynor led Randolph Macon with three goals each. The Green Terror outshot Randolph Macon 45-36.

* Dickinson 11, Goucher 10: Shawn Barberis scored the game-winner with 5:02 left in the fourth quarter to lift host Dickinson (1-2) over Goucher (4-2). John Payne and Matt Wooten each had a hat trick for Dickinson. Chris Corr led Goucher with five goals.

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