Princeton tops Syracuse, 15-14, in 4th overtime

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April 26, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Josh Sims converted off an assist from Rob Torti with 25 seconds left in the fourth overtime period as 10th-ranked Princeton outlasted No. 4 Syracuse, 15-14, yesterday before 6,194 at the Carrier Dome.

It was the longest game in Orangemen history and the second quadruple-overtime game in Tigers history.

Princeton (7-3) led 9-5 at halftime but neither team had more than a one-goal lead in the final 42: 50. The game also featured eight ties.

Syracuse (7-3) led 13-12 after Matt Cutia converted with 8: 27 left in regulation but Sims answered less than two minutes later for a tie at 13. B. J. Prager (four goals) put the Tigers in front, 14-13, with 4: 48 left before Cutia tied it at 14 with 3: 54 remaining.

"This might have been the greatest game I ever saw," said Princeton coach Bill Tierney.

No. 6 Georgetown 15, Villanova 6: Senior Greg McCavera had a career-high 10 points with six goals and four assists to lead the visiting Hoyas (9-2) to their fourth straight win. Georgetown broke from a 3-3 tie after one quarter with five consecutive goals.

Pub Date: 4/26/99

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