Ohio Wesleyan upsets Salisbury, 16-15 Griffiths scores winner with 6 seconds remaining

March 23, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Justin Griffiths scored the game-winning goal with six seconds left as fourth-ranked Ohio Wesleyan upset No. 2 Salisbury, 16-15, yesterday in Division III men's lacrosse.

The visiting Seagulls took a lead of 15-12 with 11: 19 remaining. But the Bishops (5-1) scored four in the final nine minutes, including goals by Dan Stroka, Dave Maguire and Griffiths in a span of 1: 46.

Peter Troup led Salisbury with four goals, and Scott Walstrum added two of his three goals in the third quarter.

T.J. Ludwig had a game-high five assists for Ohio Wesleyan, which was outshot 47-44.

No. 8 Massachusetts 7, No. 10 Hofstra 6: John Madigan's extra-man goal with 5: 44 left was enough to give the Minutemen (4-0) their best start since 1987. Mike McKeefrey led UMass with three goals.

Hofstra's Jared Testa tied the game at 6 with a goal midway through the fourth quarter before Madigan converted off a pass from Chris Martens from 10 yards out.

No. 5 Duke 8, No. 9 Georgetown 7: Jason Frood scored the game-winning goal with 5: 25 left as the Blue Devils (6-1) dropped the Hoyas (3-2) at Duke Lacrosse Stadium.

T.J. Durnan and John Fay each scored three goals for Duke, which won 12 of 18 faceoffs. Greg McCavera, a junior All-America attackman, scored four goals to become the ninth Georgetown player to surpass 100 points in career scoring.

The Hoyas scored only once in the final 30 minutes.


Maryland 13, Harvard 6: All-American Sascha Newmarch and Kristin Sommar each scored three goals to lead the sixth-ranked Terps (3-2) over the Crimson (2-3) at AstroTurf Field. Newmarch also had two assists.

Maryland scored four straight goals to lead 6-2 at halftime and had the first six goals of the second half for a 12-2 lead. Harvard's first goal of the second half didn't come until the 51st minute.

Villanova 13, UMBC 11: The Wildcats (2-3) used seven goals from Meghan Doyle to end a five-game losing streak. Doyle scored seven of Villanova's final eight goals, including two in the final five minutes after the Retrievers (1-3) rallied from three goals down to tie the score at 11. UMBC's Heather Kormanik had four goals and three assists.

(Scores, schedule, 9C)

Pub Date: 3/23/98

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