John Fay had four goals and four assists in his final home game to lift No. 7 Duke to a 19-6 men's lacrosse victory over No. 11 Hobart in Durham, N.C., yesterday.
The Blue Devils (9-3), who had lost two in a row, downed the Statesmen for the fourth straight time by scoring the final eight goals. Hobart (8-2) has lost two in a row after beginning the season with eight consecutive wins.
After the Statesmen scored first, Duke responded with a 5-0 run -- all on unassisted goals -- and built a 6-2 halftime advantage. Hobart rallied to within 7-5 with 7: 01 remaining in the third quarter on Nathan Roost's goal.
However, Scott Diggs won the opening faceoff in the fourth, taking it in for a goal seven seconds into the period for Duke. Roost answered for Hobart with a goal off an extra-man situation to cut the lead to 11-6.
Duke then sealed the game by scoring eight goals in the final 8: 53.
No. 1 Princeton 21, Dartmouth 9: Lorne Smith scored three goals and Jon Hess added a goal and three assists as the Tigers (9-1) routed the Big Green (5-6) in Hanover, N.H.
Princeton, which posted its highest goal total in Bill Tierney's 11 seasons as coach, clinched at least a tie for its fourth straight Ivy League title.
Dartmouth took a 2-1 lead as Adam Solow scored eight minutes into the game. The Tigers tied the game 2 1/2 minutes later, triggering a 4-0 run in a span of 3: 17.
Eight Tigers scored in the second quarter, when Princeton outscored the Big Green 10-1 to take a 15-4 halftime lead.
No. 5 Virginia 27, Bucknell 5: Jamie Leachman, who was playing for injured starter Drew McKnight, scored five first-half goals to propel the Cavaliers (7-4) past the Bison (6-7) in Charlottesville, Va.
McKnight separated his shoulder against Maryland last Sunday and is expected to be ready for the NCAA tournament in two weeks.
Leachman scored the game's first goal when he stole a clearing HTC pass from goalkeeper Stephen Ward and tossed it into the empty net. Virginia then went on to take a 20-3 halftime advantage.
No. 8 Hofstra 13, Drexel 5: Mark Spruyt allowed just one goal while recording 17 saves as the Flying Dutchmen (9-3) topped the Dragons (11-1) in Philadelphia. Drexel was the last undefeated team in Division I.
Brian Langtry scored all four of his goals in the first half to jump-start Hofstra to an 8-1 lead. Drexel was shut out on seven extra-man chances.
Hofstra extended its America East winning streak to 20 games.
No. 9 Georgetown 19, Villanova 2: Greg McCavera set the Hoyas' single-season scoring record of 63 points with two goals and four assists to help Georgetown (9-3) over the Wildcats (6-8) in Washington. The Hoyas, who have won five straight, scored the game's first 12 goals.
Delaware 11, No. 12 Penn State 10, OT: Jim Bruder scored an extra-man goal with 3: 15 left in overtime as the Fighting Blue Hens (8-6) upset the Nittany Lions (6-5) in University Park, Pa. Penn State, which was virtually eliminated from the NCAA tournament with the loss, had rallied from a 10-7 deficit in the third quarter to tie and force overtime.
No. 14 Harvard 9, Notre Dame 6: Owen Leary scored the game-tying and go-ahead goals for the Crimson (9-3), which scored five straight times and held the Fighting Irish (4-7) scoreless for the final 27 minutes in Cambridge, Mass.
Harvard, which trailed 6-4 in the third quarter, tied the game at 6 when Leary scored 43 seconds into the fourth. Four minutes later, Leary scored the game-winner.
Rochester Institute of Technology 15, Nazareth 13: Marc Heagney scored seven times, including the tie-breaking goal with 1: 45 left in the third quarter, as the Tigers (6-4) upset the Golden Flyers (9-2), Division III's third-ranked team and the two-time defending national champion.
Pub Date: 4/26/98