Denihans come up big, as Hopkins downs UNC

Brothers' seven goals help Blue Jays roll to 21-12 win

April 04, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Brothers Conor and Dan Denihan combined for seven goals as third-ranked Johns Hopkins defeated North Carolina, 21-12, yesterday in men's lacrosse before 1,773 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Conor Denihan had a game-high four goals, while Dan had three goals and an assist.

The Tar Heels (5-4) entered the second period with a 4-3 lead, but the Blue Jays (4-1) went ahead to stay with seven consecutive goals and led 10-7 at halftime.

Dan Denihan converted 31 seconds into the third quarter and Conor Denihan scored an extra-man goal a minute later to push Hopkins' lead to 12-7.

The Blue Jays' goals were the most by an opponent in Chapel Hill since 1978.

No. 13 UMBC 10, Fairfield 8: Josh Hahn's extra-man goal with 8: 23 left stood up as the Retrievers upended the host Stags (5-4). Casey Hard paced UMBC (4-3) with three goals.

Fairfield tied the game at 8 after three quarters on goals by Jason Bukowsky and J.T. Groarke.

UMBC saw a 6-3 second-quarter lead trimmed to 6-5 at halftime.

Washington College 21, Dickinson 3: John Fuller had five goals to lead the host Shoremen (7-0), ranked No. 1 in Division III, to their best start in school history. Washington College scored 18 straight goals before Dickinson got on the board with 2: 32 left in the third quarter.

Gettysburg 10, Salisbury State 8: The Bullets (6-2) used goals from five different players to beat the second-ranked and host Sea Gulls (9-1). Gettysburg never trailed and broke a 4-4 tie in the second quarter with three straight goals to lead 7-4 at halftime.

Mount St. Mary's 18, Radford 13: Trevor Harvey's six goals and three assists led the host Mountaineers (5-2) to victory. The Mount allowed just three goals in the second half to turn a 10-6 halftime deficit into a 14-12 lead after goals by Steve Ricker and Nick DeFelice.

Mary Washington 16, Goucher 13: The Eagles used a 7-3 run to break from a tie at 7 and handed the host Gophers (2-8) their sixth straight loss. Goucher rallied to within 14-13 with 1: 47 left but Mary Washington got two goals from Ryan Lynch.

Ashley Jones led Goucher with four goals.

Greensboro 8, St. Mary's 7: Damon Legato's goal with 10: 36 left gave the Pride (4-3) its first lead and the victory.

The Seahawks had an extra-man opportunity with two seconds left, but time expired as Andrew Toussain shot.


No. 9 Loyola 14, No. 11 Old Dominion 3: The host Greyhounds used goals from 10 players and scored the first eight goals after halftime on the way to their fourth straight victory.

Danielle Battersby, Kathleen O'Shea, Katie Robinson and Megan Santacroce each had two goals for Loyola, which led 6-1 at halftime.

Johns Hopkins 16, Lehigh 8: Danielle Maschuci and Erin Wellner each had four goals as the host Blue Jays improved to 6-1.

St. Mary's 15, Washington College 10: The host Seahawks (8-1) built a 9-1 lead early in the second half, then held off a late rally by the Shorewomen (5-2) for a non-conference win.

Roanoke 18, Goucher 12: Behind a season-high eight goals from Lindsay Wernert, the host Maroons (7-2) won their fifth straight.

Pub Date: 4/04/99

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