Langtry's 3 goals lift Hofstra over Brown Harvard rips BC, has won its past four openers

March 16, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Brian Langtry scored three goals as No. 9 Hofstra downed No. 12 Brown, 9-4, yesterday in Hempstead, N.Y.

The Flying Dutchmen (3-0) held Brown scoreless for the first 40: 51 of the game. The Bears (1-2) were outshot 32-22.

After Hofstra attackman Paul Judge scored 13 minutes into the game for the only goal of the first half, the Flying Dutchmen struck for five goals in the first 4: 37 of the third quarter to take a 6-0 lead.

The Bears ended their drought by scoring with 4: 09 left in the third quarter to start a 3-0 run. But Hofstra scored three of the final four goals of the game, holding Brown without a goal for the last 12 minutes.

It's the third time in four years that Hofstra has started the season with three straight wins.

No. 14 Harvard 18, Boston College 9: Mike Ferrucci had four goals and two assists and Jim Bevilacqua added three goals and four assists as Harvard (1-0) defeated host Boston College (1-2).

Harvard has won its past four season openers by an average of six goals.

The Crimson broke open an 8-7 halftime lead by outscoring the Eagles 8-0 in the third quarter. Rob Lyng made 20 saves.

Delaware 13, Butler 12: Senior goalkeeper Brian Cooper made 21 saves and became the University of Delaware's all-time saves leader as the Blue Hens beat Butler in Newark, Del.

Delaware (2-2), which broke a two-game losing streak, led 13-6 with 4: 29 left in the third quarter but had to hold off a furious rally by the Bulldogs (1-3), who scored the final six goals of the contest.

Sophomore Kevin Lavey led Delaware with four goals, Dennis Byrne and Jim Bruder each added two and Dennis DeBusschere scored a goal and dished out four assists.

D'Arcy Sweet topped Butler with six goals, Matt Bracciante added two goals and Pete Johnson dished out five assists.

Air Force 18, Dartmouth 9: Brian Laidlaw had five goals and two assists to lift Air Force (3-1) over Dartmouth (0-1) at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.

The Big Green jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first two minutes. But the Falcons dominated the next 32 minutes, going on an 8-0 run to take control.

L Air Force outshot Dartmouth 42-27 and won 18 of 27 faceoffs.

The Falcons held Scott Hapgood, the top scorer in the nation last year, to one goal and one assist.

Hartford 13, Rutgers 12: Jason Clarke broke an 11-11 tie with seven minutes left and Charlie Fisher scored his fourth goal three minutes later as Hartford (1-1) beat Rutgers (2-2) in Piscataway, N.J.

The Hawks were outshot 34-29.

Pub Date: 3/16/97

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