Towson scores last 5 goals, rallies past Rutgers men, 7-4

Syracuse erases 7-2 deficit to defeat Princeton, 14-12

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College Lacrosse

March 28, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

No. 18 Towson did not score for the first 26 minutes yesterday in Piscataway, N.J., but kept No. 8 Rutgers off the board for the final 27 minutes and came away with a 7-4 victory over the Scarlet Knights.

Jonathan Engelke scored twice for the Tigers (2-3), who scored the game's final five goals after falling behind 4-2 on a goal by the Scarlet Knights' Matt Apel with 11:58 left in the third quarter.

Engelke scored with two seconds remaining in the third to bring the Tigers to within 4-3. Peyton Chane tied the score with 12:29 to go in the fourth, and Keith Obloj scored the go-ahead goal a short time later.

Mark DeGroat made eight saves for Towson in his first start. Greg Havalchuk made 15 saves for Rutgers (4-2).

No. 17 Brown 14, No. 10 Loyola 3: The host Bears (5-0) went on a 7-0 first-half run and dominated the Greyhounds (2-3) in Providence, R.I. Chazz Woodson had four goals and two assists for Brown.

Delaware 11, No. 16 UMBC 10: The host Retrievers (2-3) squandered an 8-3 first-half lead and a 10-9 advantage in the fourth quarter. Matt Alrich scored four times for the Blue Hens (7-2). Brendan Mundorf had four goals for the Retrievers.

Salisbury 20, Whittier 12: The host Sea Gulls improved to 9-0 behind a season-high seven goals from Scott Simmons and held Whittier (6-3) to one goal in each of the first and third quarters.

Marist 9, Mount St. Mary's 4: The Red Foxes (3-2) outscored the visiting Mountaineers 5-1 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Steve Gravino made 14 saves for Marist. Mount St. Mary's fell to 1-5.

Washington College 16, Dickinson 10: The visiting Shoremen remained undefeated, moving to 8-0 and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference. Washington College scored four goals in less than two minutes after Dickinson (3-3, 0-1) tied the score at 7 with 7:34 remaining in the third quarter.

McDaniel 17, Haverford 7: Jeremy Freed and Steve Hoffman scored four times each for the visiting Green Terror (3-4, 1-1 Centennial Conference), which blew the game open with a 10-goal third quarter to hand the Fords (5-1, 0-1) their first loss of the year.

Mary Washington 13, Goucher 9: The host Eagles (5-2, 2-0 Capital Athletic Conference) scored two man-down goals in the final minutes to pull away. The Gophers (4-5, 2-2) drew to within 11-9 and had an opportunity to get closer after the Eagles were called for unnecessary roughness, but Mark Fiore scored for Mary Washington 12 seconds into Goucher's man advantage.

St. Mary's 8, Virginia Wesleyan 7: Pat Donovan capped a come-from-behind victory for the visiting Seahawks (4-4) with the game-winner 1:13 into overtime. The Marlins (2-5) failed to score for the final 26:34 of regulation.

National men

No. 5 Syracuse 14, No. 3 Princeton 12: The visiting Orangemen (4-1) rallied from a 7-2 deficit. Kevin Dougherty scored four goals and the Orangemen broke a 10-10 tie with four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter. The Tigers (3-2) got three first-half goals from Jason Doneger.

No. 6 Georgetown 9, No. 7 Duke 8: The visiting Hoyas (5-1) won their fifth straight overall and fourth in a row over the Blue Devils (4-3). Walid Hajj scored the game-winner with 3:14 to go.

State women

Washington College 24, Muhlenberg 14: The visiting Shorewomen (4-3, 1-1 Centennial Conference) tied a school record for goals. Junior Lindsey Eichner had four goals and six assists to lead Washington College. Courtney Tapkas scored five goals for the Mules (2-4, 0-2).

College of Notre Dame 15, Kenyon 13: Jen Leo tied the game with four minutes left in regulation and Katelyn Scharnus and Lori Baran scored in overtime for the host Gators (4-3). The Ladies (2-2) led 13-12 with 6:19 to go after Kaley Bell scored her fifth goal of the game.

Mount St. Mary's 16, Manhattan 6: Ellen Keener scored four goals for the second straight game to lead the visiting Mountaineers (5-3). The Lady Jaspers (2-3) led once, at 1-0.

Villa Julie 22, Neumann 10: The host Mustangs (1-5) picked up their first win on the strength of 15 first-half goals. Kim Gorsch scored five goals for Villa Julie, which had more than twice as many shots as the Knights (1-3).

Goucher 15, Marymount 6: The host Gophers (6-3, 2-1 CAC) built an 8-4 first-half lead and got five goals from Kate Howell in the second. Beth Horrigan and Kerry Adler had two goals apiece for the Saints (2-5, 0-2).

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