No. 5 Terps continue mastery of Cornell, 12-7 Towson rolls by Vermont

Mount falls to Radford

March 16, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Peter Hilgartner scored a season-high three goals and added an assist to help No. 5 Maryland defeat Cornell, 12-7, yesterday in Ithaca, N.Y.

The Terrapins have not lost to the Big Red in 10 regular-season contests.

The Terps (3-1) jumped out to a 6-1 lead 12 1/2 minutes into the game. Brian Haggerty started the run for Maryland, winning the opening faceoff and scoring just six seconds into the game.

The Big Red (0-4) closed to 7-5 when Ian Hafner scored 2 1/2 minutes before halftime.

But Maryland received unassisted goals from Bob Hanna and Hilgartner midway through the third quarter to push the lead to 9-5.

Maryland attackmen Matt Hahn and Scott Hochstadt combined for two goals and three assists.

The Terps outshot Cornell, 35-20.

Towson State 15, Vermont 8: Kevin Travis scored three goals and Towson State (1-2, 1-1) avoided its worst start in 19 years with a win over Vermont (0-1, 0-1) in an America East game before 549 at Minnegan Stadium.

The Tigers took a 3-0 lead in the opening six minutes of the game on goals by Barry Heddings, Keith Smith and Mason Ray.

The Catamounts came within 11-7 at the start of the fourth quarter, but Towson State responded with four unanswered goals.

Towson outshot Vermont 40-29 and had a 66-40 ground-ball advantage.

Trevor Smith led the Catamounts with three goals and an assist.

Matt Clune had a goal and three assists for Towson, and Spencer Ford added three assists.

Radford 12, Mount St. Mary's 10: Corey Fenley scored two goals with three assists to help the Highlanders (2-2) overcome a four-goal deficit to win.

Brendan Moag finished with a career-high four goals for the Mount (2-3).

Jimmy Polucha's goal gave the Highlanders their first lead of the game at 8-7 with 12: 15 left, but Steve Ricker tied the game for the Mount 26 seconds later.

Radford however, scored twice over the next three minutes to take the lead for good at 10-8.

Salisbury State 13, New York Tech 6: Jake Bergey scored three goals and had an assist and Peter Troup scored three goals to lead the host Sea Gulls (2-1) to victory. John Monar added three assists for Salisbury.

The Sea Gulls jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first period before New York Tech (2-1) scored four of the next five goals to tie the game at 4. Salisbury took control of the game in the second, getting a goal and an assist from Bergey to lead 7-4 at halftime.

Bergey's two goals in the final minute of the third period pushed the Sea Gulls' lead to 9-5. Salisbury State outshot New York Tech 26-9 over the middle periods.

Marymount 10, Goucher 4: Brian Pot scored three goals and Jason Rosenberger had four assists to help the Saints (2-1, 1-0) coast to victory in the opening round of the Guilford College Lacrosse Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

Rosenberger set up Marymount's first three goals as the Saints scored six straight times over the first 21 minutes to take a 6-1 lead. Tim Bethke's goal just over a minute into the second half pulled the Gophers (1-3, 0-1) within 6-3 before the Saints reeled ,, four straight goals, two by Kevin Hartinger.

Marymount outshot the Gophers 46-14 and held a 56-21 advantage on ground balls.

Marymount's opponent in the final is Guilford, which defeated Genese, 13-9, in the other semifinal.

Women

Towson State 12, Hofstra 6: Senior Megan Drake had four goals to lead the host Tigers (2-0) past the Flying Dutchmen (2-1) in the America East at Minnegan Stadium.

The lead changed hands three times in the first half before Liz Wilson scored consecutive goals to give Towson State a 5-4 lead at halftime. The Tigers then pulled away with four unanswered goals in the opening minutes of the second half.

Hofstra got no closer then 9-6 after two goals from Rebecca Wales.

Towson State goalkeeper Jacquie Sica made 17 saves.

North Carolina 14, Johns Hopkins 3: Meghann Mohler's three goals and three assists helped the 12th-ranked Tar Heels (4-1) roll over the host Blue Jays.

North Carolina scored the first nine goals, two each by Sarah Dacey and Amy Fine, and was never seriously threatened. Johns Hopkins managed to cut its deficit to 10-2 after Kate Heritage's second goal but the Tar Heels scored four straight goals and their lead was 14-2.

Salisbury State 7, Goucher 6: Senior midfielder Sara Pokrywka scored three goals and senior goalie Kristin Archer stopped a potential game-tying goal with 12 seconds left to lift the Sea Gulls (4-0, 1-0) to a Capital Athletic Conference win over the host Gophers (1-2, 0-1).

All of Pokrywka's goals came in the first half as Salisbury built a 6-1 lead at halftime. The Gophers rallied though over the final 9: 43, getting three goals from Liz Low to pull within 7-6 with less then 50 seconds left.

The loss was Goucher's first in eight CAC games.

Pub Date: 3/16/97

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