UMBC women make final in Northeast

Monmouth is foe today

Hofstra men upend Del.



Ashley Staines scored a conference tournament record eight goals to power UMBC past Sacred Heart, 14-8, in the semifinals of the Northeast Conference women's lacrosse tournament yesterday in Staten Island, N.Y.

The win advances the Retrievers (9-7) to the final for a third straight appearance, where they will face Monmouth today at 2 p.m..

Keri Remington led the Pioneers (9-7) with four goals.

Monmouth 11, Mount St. Mary's 8: Stephanie LaGrossa and Meg Brown each scored three times to lift the Hawks (13-3) over the Mountaineers (8-8) and into the final of the NEC tournament.

The Mount's Erica Hensley scored four goals.

Boston University 18, Hofstra 8: Sophomore midfielder Kristin Abruzzese scored five goals and attack Kyle Rutowski (Mount Hebron) added four to lead the host Terriers (15-3) over the Flying Dutchmen (11-6) in the final of the America East tournament.


Hofstra 14, No.14 Delaware 4: Sophomore attack Tom Kessler scored three goals and added an assist and senior goalie Mike Demeo made 13 saves to lead the Flying Dutchmen (11-4) over the Blue Hens (10-6) in the final of the America East tournament in Hempstead, N.Y.

Hofstra, which has captured five of the last six America East titles receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

No.4 Princeton 12, Hobart 6: Senior midfielder Josh Sims scored five goals to lead the visiting Tigers (10-2) over the Statesmen (7-6) in Geneva, N.Y.

No.9 Cornell 11, Ohio State 5: Sean Steinwald scored four goals to pace the host Big Red (10-3) past the Buckeyes (6-8) in Ithaca, N.Y.

Washington College 15, Western Maryland 8: Attack Chris Johnson scored five goals and added an assist to lead the Shoremen (11-3, 5-1) over the Green Terror (11-4, 4-2) in Centennial Conference action in Chestertown.

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