Mount stays hot, beats Providence

14-11 win is fourth in row

No. 1 Hopkins rolls, 21-5

College Lacrosse

State

April 15, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mount St. Mary's moved into a second-place tie in the Northeast Conference yesterday, holding off a late charge from Providence to escape with a 14-11 win over the Friars in Providence, R.I.

It was the fourth straight win for the Mountaineers, who improved to 5-6 overall and 4-1 in the conference, tying them with the Friars (4-7, 4-1) for second place, one game behind St. Joseph's.

The Friars scored four straight goals to open the fourth quarter, closing a five-goal deficit to 12-11 with eight minutes to play, but Mount St. Mary's held them scoreless for the final 7:48 to preserve the win.

Mount St. Mary's got a big game from senior Josh Warfield, who led all scorers with seven points (four goals, three assists).

No. 1 Johns Hopkins 21, Canisius 5: Junior midfielder Kevin Boland had a career-high five goals, leading 11 players who scored goals for the Blue Jays (8-1) in their thrashing of the Griffins (3-7) at Homewood Field.

It was Johns Hopkins' fifth straight victory.

Women

Goucher 17, Villa Julie 5: In separate victories last week, Kate Howell and Ashley Snyder established career highs for goals in a game by scoring six times. Yesterday the duo combined for 11 goals and four assists as the host Gophers pocketed their third win in a row by routing the Mustangs (3-6).

Four of Howell's six goals came in the first half as Goucher (6-7) built a 9-1 halftime lead. Snyder took over in the second half, scoring four of the Gophers' first five goals after the break to extend their lead to 14-2.

For Villa Julie (3-6), Heather Valunas scored three times and Cynthia Chase made 10 saves.

Marymount 16, College of Notre Dame 6: The Saints (9-6) reeled off eight straight goals after falling behind 1-0, then cruised to a nonconference win over the visiting Gators (6-5).

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