Unranked Delaware undercuts Butler Hens edge No. 13 team, 10-9

Hofstra trips Brown

Nation

March 15, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

John Grant's goal with 4: 20 remaining in the game stood up as unranked Delaware slipped past No. 13 Butler, 10-9, yesterday at the Delaware Mini-Stadium in Newark, Del.

Kevin Lavey added four goals for the Blue Hens (2-1), who posted their first victory over a ranked team since 1995, when they handed a surprise loss to Massachusetts.

Lavey, who was held scoreless in last week's 13-11 loss to Hofstra, scored to put Delaware ahead 8-6 with 5: 12 left in the third quarter, and tied the game at 9 with another goal with 4: 49 left.

Butler (1-2) had taken its first lead (9-8) three minutes earlier on an unassisted goal by Cory Kahoun.

Delaware was able to break away from a 2-2 tie and took a 6-5 lead at halftime. Butler received goals from D'Arcy Sweet (three goals) and Chris Vosburgh (three goals) to end the half.

Butler outshot Delaware, 32-26, and was successful on 21 of 22 clears.

The Blue Hens had a 45-41 advantage in ground balls and converted 23 of 24 clears.

No. 12 Hofstra 20, No. 14 Brown 11: Freshmen midfielders Doug Shanahan and Mike Tierney combined for eight goals and four assists as the host Flying Dutchman rolled to victory over the Bears.

Shanahan had five goals and one assist, while Tierney added three goals and three assists. Brian Langtry's seven points (four goals, three assists) led Hofstra (3-1).

Brown (0-3) was led by Michael Satin, who contributed three goals and one assist.

Satin had three early goals as Brown led 6-4 after one period. But Hofstra outscored the Bears 8-6 in the second quarter and led 10-8 at halftime.

The Flying Dutchmen took control in the third period, getting goals from five different players to lead by five at the start of the final quarter.

Hofstra was able to win despite the fact that Brown had more ground balls (49-42) and won more faceoffs (23-13).

No. 2 Virginia at No. 9 Massachusetts, canceled: The game between the host Cavaliers and the Minutemen was canceled because of snow.

Pub Date: 3/15/98

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