LoPresti boosts North stars

June 10, 1995|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer

Because of an electrical problem, only the lights on one side of the stadium were working at last night's Division I men's all-star game at Homewood Field, making life even more difficult for the goalies.

Tom LoPresti, however, was the exception.

The University of Massachusetts goalkeeper made 18 saves in the second half, lifting the North to a 19-18 victory over the South in the nightcap of the 13th annual Hall of Fame Classic at Johns Hopkins.

"It was tough to see some of the shots coming from certain corners of the field, but I didn't let it bother me," said LoPresti. "This game is a big deal but it's mostly just for fun, and I've always learned not to worry about things I have no control over."

Randy Colley of Notre Dame took control of the North's offense and turned in a game-high four goals. Chris Danler (Cornell) and defenseman Ric Beardsley (Syracuse) each had two goals.

The South was led by Virginia's Greg Traynor (four goals). Zach Thornton (Edgewood/Loyola College) had three goals.

Pam Moyer's goal with just over three minutes left in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I and II all-star game enabled the South to escape with a 12-10 victory.

Sue Daddona of Delaware led the South with three goals, and Danyle Hefferman of James Madision added two goals.

Jill Pearsall (Penn State), the game's MVP, and teammates Heidi Herner (Temple) and Meghan Vernon (Bloomsburg) each had two goals for the North.

Ian Ritcey of Hartwick College emerged as MVP in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III men's game after scoring four goals in the North's 14-13 victory.

Roanoke's J. J. Platt led the South with three goals, and Salisbury State senior Dan Mergot scored two goals.

The inaugural Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III game ended in a 10-10 tie.

Pam Pluguez of Trenton State led the South and all scorers with four goals and an assist and was named the game's MVP. Pluguez's teammate Julie Noyes (Swarthmore), the all-time goal scoring leader in the Division III, had three goals.

The USILA and IWLCA honored the top collegiate players of 1995 at an awards banquet yesterday.

Maryland men's coach Dick Edell and Cindy Timchal, the Terps women's coach, each were named Coach of the Year and Salisbury State's undefeated Division III national champion men's team swept all of the player awards in Division III.

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