Mezzadra leads Salisbury to first-round NCAA win

Nation

May 06, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jen Mezzadra added to her record-setting scoring season with a team-high six goals to power host Salisbury State to a 14-7 win over Cortland in the first round of the NCAA Division III women's lacrosse tournament yesterday.

Mezzadra, who set school records for goals and points this season, scored twice in the first half as the Sea Gulls (12-3) built an 8-5 lead. The half featured three ties, the last at 4-4 with 14: 27 left. Salisbury closed the half with a 4-1 run, including two goals by Jen Ice and one by Amanda Moculski.

Men

No. 8 Delaware 17, Vermont 7: Senior attackman John Grant scored two goals and handed out seven assists to lead the Blue Hens in Burlington, Vt.

Delaware, which already had clinched its first America East title since 1994, improved to 12-2 (5-0 America East) and extended its two-year league winning streak to seven.

Vermont, which had won two of its last three games, fell to 4-9 (1-3) despite three goals from Joe Sheehan.

The Blue Hens, who close the regular season Saturday at Penn, got two or more goals from six different players.

Dennis DeBusschere led the way with three goals and two assists while Jason Lavey had two goals and two assists, Jim Bruder scored two goals, and Sean Carney and Ken Carrington each had two goals and an assist.

Starting goalie Ron Jedlicka posted 16 saves and allowed just five goals in 53 minutes of play.

Grant, an All-American and the nation's leading scorer, boosted his season totals to 45 goals and 47 assists, just three assists shy of the Delaware single-season record of 50 set by Anthony DiMarzo in 1993.

Already Delaware's single season record holder for points, he has had a career-high seven assists three times this season.

Pub Date: 5/06/99

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