Notre Dame's defense dominates Hofstra, 8-4 No. 1 Princeton holds off Hobart for 13-9 triumph

May 03, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Freshman David Ulrich had three goals and an assist and host Notre Dame held No. 10 Hofstra to its lowest goal total of the season in scoring an 8-4 victory yesterday.

The win stopped the Fighting Irish's four-game losing streak, while the Flying Dutchmen (10-4) lost for just the second time in nine games.

Notre Dame (5-7) never trailed and got two goals from Chris Dusseau to lead 3-2 at halftime.

The Fighting Irish shut out the Flying Dutchmen in the third period and held their largest lead at 7-2 after Stedman Oakey scored an unassisted goal with 11: 53 to play.

No. 1 Princeton 13, No. 11 Hobart 9: Lorne Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 13 seconds left in the third quarter as the top-ranked Tigers (11-1) handed the Statesmen their fourth straight loss before 2,500 at Hobart's Boswell Field.

For Princeton, Jesse Hubbard finished with six goals; Smith and Josh Sims each had three goals. Nathan Roost led Hobart (8-4) with two goals and three assists.

No. 6 Syracuse 14, No. 8 Georgetown 11: Matt Cutia had a career-high five goals and Ryan Powell collected a career-high six assists as the host Orangemen defeated the Hoyas before 4,888 at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse (9-2) never trailed and broke a 9-9 tie on Jeff Lowe's first career goal in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.

Cutia's fourth goal gave Syracuse a 9-4 lead in the third period, but Georgetown (9-4) rallied to force a tie with 2: 52 left in the quarter.

No. 12 Harvard 20, Dartmouth 12: Senior Mike Ferrucci recorded nine points (six goals, three assists) in his final regular-season game as the host Crimson (11-3) won their fifth straight game.

Harvard went ahead for good when Jim Bevilacqua scored with 29 seconds left in the second quarter to break a 7-7 tie.

Brown 14, No. 14 Massachusetts 8: Jed Dewick scored six goals as the unranked Bears (4-9) knocked off the host Minutemen (7-5).

Rob Lyle chipped in with three goals and two assists for Brown, while Mike DelPercio led Massachusetts with four goals.

The Minutemen led 5-2 in the second quarter but the Bears took control with eight straight goals and shut out the Minutemen for 28: 48.

Pub Date: 5/03/98

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