Springer, Powell bounce Syracuse over Princeton

No. 2 rolls to win, 16-4

Del.: 4-0 in America East

Nation

April 24, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Michael Springer scored five goals and Ryan Powell had one goal and six assists to power No. 2 Syracuse to a 16-4 rout of host No. 3 Princeton yesterday in men's college lacrosse.

The Orangemen (10-1) controlled possessions in groundballs -- 42-17 -- and faceoffs -- 19-5.

Powell, whose six assists set a Class of 1952 Stadium record, said, "We might not have played a perfect game but it was close."

The game was scoreless until the 9: 44 mark of the first quarter, when the Orangemen scored the first of three goals in a 1: 09 span to take a 3-0 lead. Owen Daly got the Tigers (8-2) on the board with a goal, but Syracuse answered with the final three goals of the quarter to take a 6-1 lead at the end of the first.

The Tigers suffered without the services of attack B. J. Prager, who has accounted for nearly a quarter of the Tigers' goals, and defenseman Brian Lieberman. They were both lost to injuries in Saturday's 9-5 victory over Cornell.

The Orangemen's lead inflated to 10-2 at the half. Josh Sims scored the first goal of the second half for Princeton, but Syracuse answered with the next four goals.

No. 14 Delaware 10, Vermont 3: Liam Wertheimer scored four goals and added an assist to lead the Blue Hens (8-4, 4-0 league) over the host Catamounts (4-7, 1-4) in America East action.

The victory secured a top seed for Delaware in the America East tournament.

Hartford 14, Towson 9: Tracy Kelusky scored five goals and Brian LaMastro scored a goal and added five assists to pace the Hawks (12-1, 3-1) past the visiting Tigers (3-8, 2-3) in America East action.

The win gave Hartford a record for victories in a season.

Hawks goalie Rorke Green made 17 saves, including 10 in the first half.

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