Washington wins tourney title

Shoremen romp, 11-2, to earn NCAA berth

State

College Lacrosse

April 28, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Junior midfielder Steve Berger scored five goals and added two assists and junior goalie Richard Yost made 19 saves for the second consecutive game as Washington College, ranked fifth in Division III, routed 11th-ranked Gettysburg, 11-2, in the Centennial Conference championship game yesterday at Kibler Field in Chestertown.

It was the 12th straight win for the Shoremen (12-2), who won their first league title since 1997 and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Washington raced to a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter against the five-time defending conference champion Bullets (11-5).

Tim McGinnis, last year's Division III Goalie of the Year and the only D-III player on the watch list for this year's Tewaaraton Trophy, made 14 saves for Gettysburg.

Women

Mount St. Mary's 9, Sacred Heart 8: Down 7-3 early in the second half, the host Mountaineers (8-9, 5-3) rallied to steal the win from the Pioneers (10-6, 5-3) in two overtimes and clinch the final spot in the Northeast Conference tournament.

Kim Keened got the game-winner, taking a pass from Nicole DiAngelo and scoring with 1:22 left in the second overtime.

UMBC 20, Long Island 4: The Retrievers (8-8, 7-1 NEC) routed the visiting Blackbirds (2-9, 2-6) on the strength of a five-goal, one-assist performance from Stephanie Allen. Lauren Traber, Jen Dragoni and Kelly Fiorani added hat tricks for UMBC.

College of Notre Dame 13, Chestnut Hill 11: The Gators (9-8) survived a scare from the Griffins, scoring three late goals to win their eighth straight Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference title at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y.

Notre Dame won its 46th straight against AWCC competition.

Salisbury 7, Mary Washington 6: The host Sea Gulls (12-1) never trailed in beating the Eagles (10-5) in the championship game of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament.

Linda Ackermann scored three goals and Jessica White added two to lead Salisbury, which extended its winning streak to 10 games.

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