UNC outlasts Navy in six overtimes, 11-10

40-yard shot on empty net with :21 left ends marathon


March 03, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Pat Jackson scored on an empty net with 21 seconds remaining in the sixth overtime to lift North Carolina to an 11-10 victory over Navy in the longest game in Tar Heels men's lacrosse history.

The Tar Heels (3-0) built their largest lead of the game, 10-7 at 2:12 of third quarter, when Steve Will scored.

Navy (1-1) rallied as Dave Pittard scored with 3:00 left to make the score 10-9. Eddie McKinnon registered an extra-man goal with just five seconds to play in regulation to force the first extra four-minute session.

In the 83rd minute of play, Jackson intercepted a clearing pass from Midshipmen goalie Jon Higdon (19 saves) and ended the game by scoring from 40 yards.

"Nobody deserved to lose this game," said Navy coach Richie Meade. "Everyone who took to the field for us today played their hearts out."

This is the third straight season that North Carolina has beaten the Midshipmen by an 11-10 score. The Tar Heels won two seasons ago in overtime, then scored with one second remaining last year.

Towson 23, Lehigh 7: Brad Reppert (career-high six goals, three assists) led the way as the Tigers (2-0) scored nine first-quarter goals en route to the romp over the Mountain Hawks (1-1) at Minnegan Stadium.

Kyle Campbell had four goals and one assist, and Ryan Obloj registered seven points on two goals and a game-high five assists for the Tigers.

UMBC 7, Mount St. Mary's 5: Gavin Stringer scored twice, including the game-winner, as the Retrievers (1-1) used three fourth-quarter goals to down the host Mountaineers (0-4).

Adam Shiley had a hat trick for UMBC. Kevin Merlini's two goals led Mount St. Mary's.

Washington College 9, Washington & Lee 8: The Shoremen (2-0) scored five goals in the first quarter and got 16 saves from freshman Alex Pirani to win on the road.

Washington College was led by Stephen Berger's three goals.

Goucher 14, Haverford 5: Phil Anthony and Ian Montgomery led the barrage as the Gophers (1-0) dropped the host Fords (0-1).

Anthony scored at least one goal in each period and finished with six goals and an assist. Montgomery supplied two goals and five assists.

Lynchburg 7, St. Mary's 3: Billy McCulloch scored twice and added an assist for the visiting Hornets.

Western Maryland 17, Cabrini 14: Joe Ellis registered nine points on three goals and six assists and linemate Tom Brown added four goals and an assist as the visiting Green Terror prevailed.

Western Maryland's Rob Weaver scored three goals in his college debut.


Goucher 11, Washington College 5: Kate Jarvis led the way with three goals as seven different Gophers scored in the season opener for both teams.

Salisbury 14, College of Notre Dame 5: Shannon Jarrett (five goals) and Christine Sliger (three goals, three assists) led the host Sea Gulls (1-0) to the rout of the Gators (1-1).

St. Mary's 9, Washington & Lee 5: Carol Schmoeller scored four goals as the Seahawks (2-0) beat the visiting Generals (0-1).

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