Towson tops Dartmouth in 2 OTs, 7-6

Combs' six goals power Maryland over Delaware


March 18, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Midfielder Hunter Lochte scored three goals, including the game-winner with 1:41 left in the second overtime, to lift No. 20 Towson over visiting Dartmouth, 7-6, yesterday in the first meeting between the two schools in 33 years.

Dartmouth (2-1) jumped out to a 3-0 first-quarter lead and held Towson (3-2) scoreless for the first 28:26 of the game. With 1:34 remaining in the first half, Lochte got the Tigers on the scoreboard when he scored from the crease after taking a pass from attackman Kyle Campbell. Campbell then fed attackman Brad Reppert near the crease for a goal with 40 seconds left in the half, cutting the deficit to 3-2 at the break.

Jay Horowitz tied the score at the outset of the third quarter on a shot that was stopped by Dartmouth goalie Mike Gault but then trickled out of Gault's stick into the nets. Connor Price scored an extra-man goal for the Big Green midway through the period followed by Chris O'Hara's screamer for a 5-3 Dartmouth advantage. Loche kept the Tigers within striking distance with his second goal on a Towson clear with 38 seconds left in the period.

Campbell tied the score for the Tigers to start the fourth quarter. Horowitz gave the Tigers their first lead of the day when he scored left-handed with 3:45 remaining in regulation.

Dartmouth's George Dyer sent the game into overtime when he scored on a putback after a John Horrigan save.

After a scoreless first overtime, Lochte scored the game-winner.

No. 3 Maryland 10, Delaware 4: Senior Andrew Combs scored a career-high six goals, including four in the fourth quarter in a span 3:34, to lift the No. 3 Terrapins past the host Blue Hens.

Combs, who leads the nation in goals, increased his total to 23 with the outburst.

Maryland moved to 5-0 with the win, its best start since an 8-0 start in 1998. Delaware fell to 1-5.

The teams played a tight ball-control game with Maryland holding a 5-3 lead heading to the fourth quarter before Combs opened the floodgates. He scored his third goal off a pass from sophomore defenseman Michael Howley to make it 6-3 with 9:19 left.

Combs then took a pass from freshman Dan LaMonica with 8:24 left to make it 7-3. Sophomore Mike Mollot (Holbrook, N.Y.) netted the Terps' eighth goal with 6:56 remaining, before Combs scored two more goals just 31 seconds apart at the 6:16 and 5:45 marks.

Pat McGinnis made 12 saves in goal and junior face-off man Brian Carroll won a career-high 12 of 13 draws.

Roanoke 12, Washington College 11: Midfielder Joe Weeren scored three goals, including the game-winner for the Maroons (3-1) with 2:52 left in the fourth quarter to break the 11-11 tie and push them past the host Shoremen (2-3).

The Maroons held a 7-6 halftime lead, but Washington answered in the third, scoring four goals. Craig Rerntch scored at the 12:40 mark of the third to tie the game at 7. Nick Nyland followed with one of his three goals at the 12:24 mark. Eric Kuehn and freshmen Steve Berger rounded out the third-quarter scoring for the Shoremen.

Goucher 14, Dickinson 8: Phil Anthony scored four goals and Qadir Stern added three to push the Gophers past the Knights (1-2) for the program's first 5-1 record in its 10-year history.

Goucher held an 8-4 advantage at the half and never looked back.

No. 7 UMass 19, Albany 6: Rich Kunkel scored four goals and Chris Fiore added two goals and two assists as the Minutemen (4-0) beat the Great Danes (0-2).


No. 17 Delaware 15, Towson 6: Megan Fortunato and Corinne Shuck scored a game-high four goals apiece, leading the Blue Hens (3-1, 1-0) to an America East win over the host Tigers (2-3, 1-1).

Towson trailed 3-2 with 12:21 left in the first half after a goal by Portia Gotwalt. Fortunato then helped Delaware break open the game by scoring two of the Blue Hens' four unanswered goals to end the half for a 7-2 halftime advantage.

Towson freshman Tracey Drown tied Back with a team-high two goals.

No.1 Maryland 20, Brown 4: Jen Adams and Quinn Carney scored four goals each to lead the Terps (5-0) in a rout of the visiting Bears (0-2).

Freshman Kelly Coppedge had her first collegiate hat trick as she had three goals and an assist, and Tori Wellington tied her career high with three goals. Allison Comito tied her career high with three assists and freshman Julie Shank scored the first two goals of her college career.

College of New Jersey 9, Salisbury State 7: Unassisted goals by sophomore Lou Eckrich and freshman Carin Heller 30 seconds apart broke a 7-7 tie and lifted the Lions over the Sea Gulls (4-2) in a non-conference game.

New Jersey, ranked No. 1 in Division III, scored on its first four shots and five of its first six to establish a 5-3 first-half lead. Salisbury goals by Melissa Dugan and Amanda Almon (two goals, one assist) tied the score for the first time at 5 with 7:49 remaining in the first half. Heller's first goal of the day, unassisted at 2:01, gave the Lions a 6-5 halftime lead, despite being outshot 15-9 in the opening 30 minutes.

Jen Mezzadra led the Sea Gulls with two goals and two assists.

College of Notre Dame 12, Wells 2: Angela Ruocco's six goals led the Gators over the visiting Express. Erin Sturgis added three goals for Notre Dame.

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