Powells pack punch for No. 1 Syracuse Six goals by Casey, five assists by Ryan defeat Brown, 14-8

March 29, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior All-American Casey Powell scored six goals and had an assist in leading top-ranked Syracuse to a 14-8 win yesterday over Brown.

Sophomore Ryan Powell collected a career-high five assists to go along with a goal.

Behind two goals each from Powell and Ian Vanterpool, the Orangemen (5-0) had a 5-1 lead early in the second quarter. The Bears (0-5) closed to 7-3 at halftime but never trailed by less than seven goals the rest of the way.

Syracuse took control in the third quarter by outscoring Brown 4-1, including three goals by Casey Powell, to extend its lead to 11-4. Ryan Powell had three assists in the period.

No. 3 Princeton 16, Yale 5: Jesse Hubbard had five goals and an assist and Josh Sims had career-highs of four goals and five points as the host Tigers (4-1, 1-0) rolled over the Bulldogs (1-4, 0-1) in the Ivy League opener for both teams.

Hubbard extended his school record for career goals to 132; Chris Massey's two goals pushed his scoring streak to 40 consecutive games.

Princeton, which won its 13th straight Ivy League game, used six third-quarter goals -- including three by Sims in the first nine minutes -- to turn a 5-3 lead at halftime into an 11-3 advantage.

No. 6 Duke 18, Harvard 6: Senior John Fay collected four goals and two assists as the host Blue Devils (7-1) extended their winning streak to seven games and tied their best start since 1996.

T. J. Durnan and Jared Frood each added three goals for Duke, which pulled away by outscoring the Crimson (3-2) by 8-1 in the second period for a 9-3 lead at halftime. Frood and Greg Patchak each had two goals in the quarter.

The Blue Devils outshot Harvard, 49-34, and won 16 of 27 faceoffs.

It was the sixth time this season Duke has held its opponent under double-digits in scoring.

No. 8 Massachusetts 10, Army 4: Freshman attackman John Madigan scored three goals and the Minutemen (6-0) held the Cadets (4-3) scoreless over the final 17: 31 for the win before 1,404 in Amherst, Mass.

Massachusetts broke from a one-goal lead after the first period by scoring five straight goals to up its margin to 8-2 early in the third quarter. Madigan had the last two goals in the Minutemen run, during which Army was held scoreless for more than 26 minutes.

Massachusetts outshot Army, 30-18, and held a 28-18 edge in groundballs.

No. 13 Hobart 11, No. 14 Notre Dame 7: Senior Nathan Roost scored four goals, and senior Rich Swankee registered a season-high three goals and one assist to help the host Statesmen (3-0) defeat the Fighting Irish (3-3) for the first time in five meetings.

Hobart scored four of the first five goals on the way to a 5-2 lead at halftime. Goals by Nathan Roost and Jared Bebee early in the third period pushed Hobart's lead to 7-2.

The Statesmen had their largest lead, 9-3, when Roost scored at 1: 48 into the final period.

Hobart has its best start since 1990 and the Statesmen have beaten three ranked opponents for the first time in their four years as a Division I program.

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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