Loyola handles Hofstra, wins 15th opener in row Defenders key in 8-6 win

Jarboe faces 34 shots, Tar Heels rout Mids, 17-7


March 01, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Tim O'Shea and Todd Vizcarrando each scored two goals and bTC Mark Frye had a goal and three assists as No. 5 Loyola opened its season with an 8-6 win over No. 12 Hofstra at Hempstead, N.Y.

The Greyhounds, who won their 15th straight season opener, broke from a 2-2 tie in the second period with two goals by Vizcarrando and another by Mike Battista to take a 5-2 lead they never relinquished.

The Dutchmen trailed 5-4 at halftime and twice got within a goal in the second half, the last time on a goal by midfielder Chris Rogler to cut Loyola's lead to 7-6 with 5: 47 left.

But Frye clinched the game for Loyola with his only goal almost two minutes later.

"I thought our short-stick defenders did a very good job," Loyola coach Dave Cottle said. "We hustled on defense, dominated shots and ground balls, but couldn't shake them. I thought [Hofstra goaltender Mark] Spruyt was terrific."

Spruyt made 21 saves and Jim Brown had 13 for the Greyhounds.

Loyola outshot Hofstra 50-29, and held a 42-22 edge in ground balls.

"We played a very good Loyola team today," Hofstra coach John Danowski said.

"Although I am pleased that we played hard and Spruyt had a great game, I'm disappointed at the way we executed," he said. "I think we were our own worst enemy with our turnovers and missed chances today."

No. 13 North Carolina 17, No. 15 Navy 7: Brett Kohart had five goals and two assists and the host Tar Heels (1-1) led from the start on the way to a rout of the Midshipmen (1-1) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Both Justin Bowman and Chase Martin added three goals for North Carolina, which won 11 of 18 faceoffs and held a 46-22 advantage in ground balls.

The Tar Heels scored three times in a span of 3 1/2 minutes to lead 5-1 with 4: 51 left in the first quarter. North Carolina then held the Midshipmen scoreless in the second period for a 7-2 lead at halftime.

Navy pulled within 11-6 after a goal by Jamie O'Leary with 14: 31 left, but North Carolina responded by scoring six of the last seven goals, including two by Kohart.

Jarron Harkness had 12 saves for the Tar Heels, and Navy goalkeeper Mickey Jarboe allowed 17 goals on 34 shots before being replaced by Kimo Silcox.

Villa Julie 15, Swarthmore 8: Eric Schmith tied his career high with five goals to lead the host Mustangs (1-0) over the Garnet (0-1) in a nonconference game.

Villa Julie broke the game open in the third quarter by outscoring Swarthmore 8-0. Cjeld Lauritzen had 28 saves for the Mustangs.

St. Mary's 10, Lynchburg 8: Nate Costa had four goals and two assists as the host Seahawks held off a late Hornets' rally for a nonconference win. Costa had two goals and an assist as St. Mary's used five unanswered goals to lead 8-3 36 seconds into the final quarter.

Lynchburg then rolled off four goals of its own to get within 8-7 with 6: 47 left before the Seahawks' Jeff Mohler scored off a faceoff to widen St. Mary's lead.

Pub Date: 3/01/98

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