Fifth-ranked Virginia ended a two-game losing streak with a 10-7 victory over No. 7 North Carolina yesterday at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.
The Cavaliers improved to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels, who could have clinched the league's regular-season title with a win, fell to 5-4, 2-1.
Sophomore John Christmas led the Virginia attack with three goals in his most productive outing in four games. Freshman Matt Ward added a career-high five points on two goals and three assists.
The game was tied 5-5 at halftime, but the Cavaliers got goals from Christmas, Kyle Dixon and Joe Yevoli to open the second half and put the game out of reach.
Mike McCall led the Tar Heels with two goals, but the visitors struggled to a season-low offensive output against the Brett Hughes-led Virginia defense.
No. 6 Georgetown 12, Brown 11: The Hoyas stayed unbeaten (7-0) by holding off a fourth-quarter rally by the host Bears (2-6).
Georgetown goalie Rich D'Andrea made a game-saving play late in the fourth quarter when he stopped a two-man breakaway by diving across the crease to deny a shot from Chazz Woodson.
Walid Hajj paced the winners with four goals. Brown's John Thompson led all scorers with a career-high seven goals.
Army 9, No. 8 Rutgers 8: The Black Knights (5-4) held the Scarlet Knights (8-2) scoreless for a span of 25:32 in the second half to earn the upset in Piscataway, N.J.
Jeff Bryan notched the game-winner for Army, beating Greg Havalchak (10 saves) with 4:07 left in the game. The goal came six minutes after Rutgers' Leif Blomquist tied the game with his only goal.
Bryan was the game's high scorer, getting four assists and one goal.
Salisbury 17, Gettysburg 2: Josh Bergey and Cory O'Neil led the way with three goals apiece as the No. 1 Sea Gulls (10-0) validated their ranking with a blowout of the fifth-ranked Bullets (7-3). Salisbury finished with a 47-18 advantage in shots.
Washington College 9, Franklin & Marshall 7: The sixth-ranked Shoremen (6-2, 4-0 Centennial Conference) handed the 10th-ranked Diplomats (8-1, 3-1) their first loss of the season behind four goals from Chris Edwards and three from Brent Renner.
Shoremen goalie Richard Yost made 13 saves, including six in the final period as the hosts tried to rally.
McDaniel 15, Muhlenberg 4: Rob Weaver scored two goals and assisted on seven others to help the Green Terror (8-0, 4-0 Centennial Conference) beat the visiting Mules (4-5, 0-5).
Goucher 16, Catholic 4: Sophomore goalie Reeves Craig made a career-high 18 saves as the visiting Gophers (6-5, 3-2 Capital Athletic Conference) improved to 6-0 all time against the Cardinals (5-6, 0-5).
St. Mary's 9, York 2: Adam Gjerulff scored all three of his goals in a 7-0 run that was the difference for the Seahawks (4-5, 2-1 CAC) in their win over the visiting Panthers (3-3, 1-3).
Mount St. Mary's 9, Manhattan 3: The Mountaineers won their second straight game, improving to 3-6 overall and 1-2 in the Northeast Conference with a win over the Jaspers in a game played at Stony Brook.
Josh Warfield paced the Mount with two goals and two assists, and Matt Warner also scored twice.
Villa Julie men: The Mustangs' game against Marymount at the campus of Genessee Valley was canceled yesterday. It will not be made up.