No. 1 Virginia repels No. 2 Princeton, 12-9 Cavaliers take 10-0 lead, then hold off Tigers

March 10, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Doug Knight scored four goals as top-ranked Virginia held off No. 2 Princeton, 12-9, yesterday before 1,445 in Charlottesville, Va.

Knight has scored 12 of Virginia's 29 goals this season.

The Cavaliers have won two straight over the Tigers after losing four times to them in the past four years.

Virginia (2-0) scored the game's first 10 goals, including three by Knight. The Cavaliers scored eight goals on their first 15 shots in the first quarter to oust Princeton goalkeeper Pat Cairns from the game.

Princeton (1-1) scored its first goal 9: 27 into the second quarter on Jeff MacBean's unassisted drive. The Tigers switched to a zone defense in the second half and controlled the Virginia offense behind reserve goalkeeper Pancho Gutstein, who made 10 saves.

However, the Tigers offense had trouble solving Virginia's defense until late in the game. Todd Eichelberger recorded all four of his assists in the final six minutes to help close the deficit to 12-9.

Virginia attackman Michael Watson had three goals and two assists, and Tim Whiteley added three assists.

* Georgetown 13, Army 9: Dan Martin scored four goals, including the game-winner with 3: 44 remaining in the game, and No. 10 Georgetown scored the last seven goals of the game to come back and defeat No. 15 Army in Washington.

The Hoyas (2-1) trailed 9-6 entering the fourth quarter, but Martin and Ryan Donovan sparked the game-ending run with two goals. Army (1-1) was outshot 50-29 and did not score in the final 15: 12.

* Colgate 11, Mount St. Mary's 5: Colgate limited Mount St. Mary's to one goal in the first half en route to a win over the host Mountaineers.

The Mount (0-2) scored first, with Todd Sauer picking up his second goal of the season off a feed from Brendan Moag a little more than four minutes into the game.

The Red Raiders (1-1) tied it with 3: 56 left in the quarter on a goal from Jonas Fischer. In the second period, however, Colgate scored six unanswered goals.

* Cortland State 18, St. Mary's 14: Dennis Pupke and Justin Ronayne each scored seven goals to lift Cortland State (1-0) past St. Mary's (1-2) in the first round of the Washington & Lee tournament.

* Postponement: Because of poor field conditions, the No. 17 Towson State at No. 4 Maryland game was postponed and will be played Tuesday at Byrd Stadium at 3 p.m.

Pub Date: 3/10/96

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