Duke hammers Georgetown in lacrosse Blue Devils win 4th in row with second-half run, 15-5

March 25, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Duke goalkeeper Joe Kirmser made 20 saves and shut out Georgetown in the fourth quarter as the No. 9 Blue Devils ripped the No. 11 Hoyas, 15-5, at Duke Lacrosse Stadium yesterday. Duke (5-2) has now won four in a row and has beaten Georgetown in all nine meetings.

John Fay paced the Blue Devils attack with four goals, and Jimmy Gonnella added three goals and one assist.

Duke only led 5-3 at halftime, but finished the game with a 10-2 run. The Blue Devils have outscored their opponents, 56-28, in the second half.

Georgetown outshot Duke, 40-35, and had a 44-39 ground-ball advantage.

Penn State 12, Lafayette 4: Greg Jackson scored four goals to help No. 10 Penn State (6-1) over host Lafayette. The Nittany Lions outshot the Leopards, 53-16.

Hartford 15, Mount St. Mary's 4: Jason Gifford and Mike Gilligan each scored three goals to lead the Hawks (2-2) past the visiting Mount (2-4). Roland Miller had two goals for Mount St. Mary's.

The Mount, which trailed 6-1 at halftime, did not score on seven extra-man opportunities.

Salisbury State 20, Greensboro College 6: Jared Mills scored four goals and three others totaled three goals each to lead the Sea Gulls (6-0) past host Greensboro (1-4).

Salisbury State, which has scored at least 20 goals in five of its six games this season, extended its regular-season winning streak to 57, dating back to 1992. National Player of the Year Jason Coffman did not make the trip after suffering an injury in Saturday's win over Franklin & Marshall.

Washington College 14, SUNY-Oswego 5: Michael Wilson scored two goals and assisted on four others as the Shoremen (3-3) downed the visiting Lakers (1-1).

Washington goalkeeper Andy Taibl made 16 saves. The Shoremen also converted five of their 10 man-up opportunities.

Gettysburg 15, Denison 14: Joe Feldman scored four of Gettysburg's five goals in the third quarter and assisted on two of its three goals in the fourth as the host Bullets (3-1) edged Denison (0-2).

Nazareth 17, RIT 11: Neal Powless scored six goals as Nazareth (2-0) ran past visiting Rochester Institute of Technology (2-1). Nazareth opened the game with a 7-0 run.

Women

College of Notre Dame 9, Washington & Lee 7: Tinah Houck had four goals on seven shots to lift the visiting Gators (3-1) over the Generals. After Washington & Lee cut the deficit to 6-5 midway through the second half, Houck scored twice and the College of Notre Dame was never threatened again.

Penn State 10, Virginia 9: Allison McCall scored the game-winner with 3: 18 left in the game as the Nittany Lions (3-2) defeated the visiting Cavaliers (4-2). McCall ran 50 yards for the winning score after Virginia had climbed back from a 9-5 deficit in the last seven minutes.

Pub Date: 3/25/96

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