Denihan lends a big hand to Hopkins with six assists

Blue Jays top Hofstra, 12-6

Carolina edges Delaware

Navy stifles UMass, 6-3

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March 12, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior attack Dan Denihan had a career-high six assists, five of which came in the first half, to lead No. 5 Johns Hopkins past host No. 8 Hofstra, 12-6, at Hofstra Stadium at Hempstead, N.Y. in men's college lacrosse yesterday.

The Blue Jays (1-1) dominated the first half, outshooting the Flying Dutchmen, 31-9 on their way to a 9-3 lead at the half. Freshman attackman Bobby Benson scored all three of his goals in the first half, including back-to-back scores 25 seconds apart.

Junior attackman Christian Pforr added three goals for the Blue Jays. Senior Michael Demeo had 17 saves for the Flying Dutchmen (1-2), five more than Hopkins' Brian Carcaterra.

No. 10 North Carolina 8, No. 13 Delaware 7: Matt Crofton scored three goals -- including the game-winner with 5: 03 left -- to lead the Tar Heels (4-0) past the visiting Blue Hens (2-2) at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Ryan Metzbower led Delaware with four goals.

Delaware jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Jason Motta and Dave Christopher in the first nine minutes.

Carolina trailed until the third quarter, when it took a 6-5 lead on Kyle Bell's goal with 10: 40 left.

No. 11 Navy 6, Massachusetts 3: Jeff Fellows scored twice in the second quarter to power the Mids (3-1) past Massachusetts in Piscataway, N.J., in ECAC action.

The Minutemen took a 1-0 lead on Marc Morley's goal with 8: 30 left in the first quarter. Fellows gave Navy a 2-1 advantage before the Minutemen tied the score at three at the half.

Navy dominated the second half, shutting out the Minutemen. The Mids took the lead for good one minute into the third quarter on a goal by Brent Duffy, assisted by Brendan Power. With 4: 29 remaining in the third, a score by Perry Taylor gave Navy a 5-3 lead.

Cornell 12, No. 14 UMBC 8: Senior attack Sean Steinwald scored four goals and added two assists as the Big Red (3-0) downed the visiting Retrievers (1-2) at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y.

Cornell is off to its best start since 1991.

Steinwald's unassisted goal midway through the second quarter broke a 3-3 tie as the Big Red took the lead for good.

Dan Marohl led UMBC with two goals and an assist.

Hampden-Sydney 17, St. Mary's 4: Mac Brown scored five goals, including three in the first quarter, to pace the Tigers (3-1) past the visiting Seahawks (3-2).

Western Maryland 29, York 3: Sophomore Tom Brown struck for five of his seven goals and two of his three assists in the first quarter as the Green Terror (2-0) set a school record for goals in a period (12) and rolled over the visiting Spartans (0-3).

Western Maryland also equalled the school record for margin of victory set March 5 in a 27-1 win over Stevens Tech.

Women

Towson 21, Albany 3: Sophomore attack Kat Brady (Spalding) scored a career-high six goals and added three assists as the host Tigers (1-2) downed the Great Danes (0-1) at Minnegan Stadium.

Brady had five of her six goals in the first half as the Tigers held a 12-2 lead at the break. Senior goalie Kim Martini made 14 saves for Albany, twice as many as Towson's Jacquie Sica.

Virginia 14, UMBC 6: Lauren Aumiller (Notre Dame Prep) scored four goals and an assist and Mills Hook (St. Paul's) scored twice and added three assists as the Cavaliers (4-0) downed the visiting Retrievers (0-2) in Charlottesville, Va.

Renee Tirocchi led UMBC with four goals.

Salisbury State 24, Virginia Wesleyan 2: Senior midfielder Annie Sappington and junior attack Jen Mezzadra scored five goals each to power the Sea Gulls (3-0) rolled over the host Blue Marlins in Virginia Beach, Va.

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