No. 7 Duke tops No. 6 Georgetown Diggs' three goals lift Blue Devils to 8-7 victory


March 23, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sophomore midfielder Scott Diggs scored three goals, all in the first quarter, as No. 7 Duke held off No. 6 Georgetown, 8-7, yesterday before 1,487 at Harbin Field in Washington.

Georgetown's only lead came when Greg McCavera scored the first of his four goals 1: 12 into the opening quarter. Diggs scored three of the next six goals as the Blue Devils led 4-3 after one quarter.

NTC Both teams added a goal in the second quarter as Duke held a 5-4 edge at intermission.

The Blue Devils (5-1) took a two-goal lead after defenseman Tyler Hardy converted off a pass from Chris Kakel with just over two minutes gone in the third quarter, but the Hoyas rallied behind goals from Doug Meehan and Dan Shea to tie the game at 6-6.

Kakel's unassisted goal with 35 seconds left in the third pushed Duke ahead 7-6, and Jim Gonnela kept the Blue Devils in front for good with a goal with 6: 15 remaining.

Georgetown (4-2) held a 45-32 edge in shots as well as a 42-31 advantage in ground balls. The Hoyas also won 10 of 19 faceoffs.

No. 1 Princeton 18, Penn State 6: Jesse Hubbard, making his first start of the season after returning from a shoulder injury, scored four goals and had an assist as Princeton (4-0) rolled over host Penn State (2-3).

It was the 100th victory for Tigers head coach Bill Tierney and ran Princeton's winning streak to 17 games.

Hubbard had the Tigers' lone goal of the opening quarter, but Princeton broke from a 1-1 tie with six straight goals to start the second period and led 8-3 at the break. Hubbard and Chris Massey (three goals, two assists) each had two goals in the third quarter to extend Princeton's lead to 14-3.

Jon Hess added two goals and three assists for the Tigers. Chris Killoren recorded a hat trick for Penn State.

No. 8 Hofstra 7, Massachusetts 6: Senior midfielder Tony Alexander scored 1: 25 into the second overtime to lift the Flying Dutchmen (4-0) over Massachusetts (2-2) before 1,618 in Hempstead, N.Y.

In a back-and-forth game that had five ties, Massachusetts' Chris Grande scored consecutive goals early in the fourth quarter to give the Minutemen a 6-4 lead with 5: 09 left in regulation.

Hofstra forced overtime with goals by Michael Clark and Jarred Testa in the final four minutes.

Alexander missed on his first attempt to give Hofstra the lead in overtime, but his low shot from 15 yards minutes later beat UMass' goalkeeper John Kasselakis.

Testa led the Flying Dutchmen with two goals. Grande led the Minutemen with three goals.

No. 14 Notre Dame 15, Dartmouth 5: Jimmy Keenan had four goals and three assists to lift host Notre Dame (3-1) over Dartmouth (1-2). Irish goalkeeper Alex Cade made nine saves and allowed four goals.

After the Big Green tied the game at 1, Notre Dame scored seven unanswered goals to put the game away. The Irish outshot Dartmouth 44-24.

UMBC 10, Lehigh 8: Dan Marohl scored four goals and John McDonnell added three as UMBC (4-1) won for the fourth straight time, edging Leigh (4-1) in Bethlehem, Pa.

The Retrievers led 6-2 at halftime before the Mountain Hawks pulled within 6-5 in the third quarter, outshooting the Retrievers 11-2.

Ian McGilvey, Brad Baker and Vince Geppi each scored two goals for Lehigh.

Army 14, Bucknell 3: Ross Yastrzemsky scored four goals to pace Army (3-1) over Bucknell (1-3) in West Point, N.Y.

Goucher 12, Drew 9: Junior attackman Tim Bethke recorded two goals and three assists to lead the Gophers (4-3) to an opening-round win over Drew (0-2) at the Drew Tournament in Union, N.J.

Western Maryland 16, Randolph-Macon 11: Matt Hoppe scored six goals as visiting Western Maryland (3-0) defeated Randolph-Macon (2-3). The Green Terror led 7-6 at the half before going on a 6-2 run in the third quarter.

Salisbury State 16, Hampden-Sydney 5: Jake Bergey, Scott Walstrum and Peter Troup each tallied three goals and two assists as the Sea Gulls (4-1) swamped host Hampden-Sydney (3-4).

Washington College 13, Roanoke 6: Justin McCarthy and John Fuller each scored two goals and had an assist as the Shoremen (3-2) won their home opener and third straight game.

Pub Date: 3/23/97

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