Fink's four goals power Loyola, 17-12

7-0 run sinks Delaware

Towson dumps Rutgers

College Lacrosse

February 24, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Junior midfielder Jim Fink scored three of his team-high four goals during a 7-0 third-quarter run as visiting Loyola ushered in the Bill Dirrigl era, defeating Delaware, 17-12, before 1,300 at Rullo Stadium yesterday.

It was Loyola's 19th straight season-opening win and its Colonial Athletic Association debut.

With the game tied 7-7 after the Blue Hens' Ryan Metzbower scored with 8:04 remaining in the third quarter, Loyola took control, outscoring Delaware 10-1 over the next 13:43 to take a 17-8 lead.

Fink contributed three goals during the surge while Stephen Brundage scored two and Michael Sullivan, Joey Case, Chris Summers, Matt White and Chris Einhorn each chipped in one score.

Mark Bloomquist had 12 saves for the Greyhounds, who outshot Delaware 50-34 and had 45 ground balls to 28 for the Blue Hens (0-1, 0-1).

The win was Loyola's 17th straight over Delaware dating to 1973.

Towson 15, Rutgers 8: Kyle Campbell scored four goals and Brad Reppert had a goal and three assists as the visiting Tigers (1-0) beat the Scarlet Knights (0-1).

Towson scored two goals in the first minute. Rutgers answered with goals from Jeff Duca and Ken Springer to tie the game at 2 with 10:44 left in the first quarter. The game remained close until the Tigers ran off six straight goals to take a 9-3 lead with 12:35 left in the third quarter.

Georgetown 10, Ohio State 8: Neal Goldman had three goals and one assist to spark the host Hoyas (1-0) over the Buckeyes (0-2).

The teams were tied at 7 at the end of the third quarter, but Georgetown outscored Ohio State 3-1 in the fourth.

Washington College 17, Widener 9: Senior attackmen Jon Fellows and Craig Rentch combined for nine goals and eight assists as the Shoremen opened their season with a win over the visiting Pioneers (0-1).

Washington College outshot Widener 47-28 and led by as many as 12 goals in the fourth quarter.

Widener scored with 11:51 left in the third quarter to cut the deficit to four, but the Shoremen scored seven straight goals, including three in a row by Fellows, to take a 15-4 lead.

Syracuse 18, Army 11: Mike Powell scored five goals and added three assists to lead the Orangemen (1-0) over the visiting Black Knights (0-1).

Josh Coffman chipped in three goals and four assists for Syracuse.

Army was led by Jeff Bryan, who had four goals and an assist.

Air Force 11, Mount St. Mary's 6: Josh Warfield scored twice as the visiting Mountaineers (0-1) fell to the Falcons (1-0).

North Carolina 12, Bucknell 3: Andrew Lucas scored three goals to spark the Tar Heels (2-0) over the host Bison (0-1) before 2,820 fans in the first lacrosse game at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium.

Salisbury 18, Catholic 2: Andy Arnold had a game-high four goals and one assist to lead the visiting Sea Gulls (1-0) over the Cardinals in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Andy Murray added three goals and two assists and Chris Phillips two goals and two assists for Salisbury.

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