Balanced attack lifts UNC past Virginia, 11-9

Loyola falls to Syracuse

Towson takes 16-6 win

Men

College Lacrosse

April 11, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Nine North Carolina players scored goals, offsetting a five-goal, two-assist performance by Virginia attackman Matt Ward and giving the fifth-ranked Tar Heels an 11-9 win over No. 12 Virginia yesterday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The win broke a two-game losing streak for the Tar Heels, who improved to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Virginia, the defending NCAA champion, is 3-6 overall and 0-2 in the ACC.

North Carolina goalie Paul Spellman made 13 saves, nine of which came during a 5-0 Tar Heels run that turned a 7-6 deficit into an 11-7 lead. Ward scored twice to break the run, but North Carolina held on to beat the Cavaliers for only the second time in 12 meetings.

No. 5 Princeton 9, No. 14 Rutgers 7: Sparked by a goal and four assists from Ryan Boyle and a 4-0 run in the third quarter, the host Tigers (5-2) beat the Scarlet Knights (6-3) for the 15th straight time.

State men

No. 3 Syracuse 13, No. 20 Loyola 8: The visiting Greyhounds (3-4) held Michael Powell to one goal, but he matched a career high with five assists to help the Orangemen (7-1) win for the fourth straight time.

Loyola goalie Michael Fretwell had 16 of his game-high 20 saves in the second half, but a 7-1 deficit in the second quarter proved too big for the Greyhounds to erase.

No. 13 Towson 16, Sacred Heart 6: Freshman Jonathan Engelke finished with six points on four goals and two assists, carrying the visiting Tigers (5-3, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Pioneers (1-9, 1-2).

UMBC 12, Quinnipiac 7: In Hamden, Conn., the Retrievers (4-4, 3-1 America East) recovered from a loss to Binghamton earlier this week by stopping the Bobcats (1-8, 0-2).

Brendan Mundorf and Drew Westervelt each scored three times for UMBC.

Washington College 9, Gettysburg 4: The host Shoremen never trailed and outscored the Bullets 4-1 in the second half to come away with the victory in a battle for first place in the Centennial Conference.

Mount St. Mary's 18, Virginia Military Institute 12: The visiting Mountaineers (3-6, 3-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) scored eight times in the second quarter to break a 3-3 tie and pull away from the Keydets (0-7, 0-5).

St. Mary's 8, Goucher 7: Pat Schmidt's goal with 1.7 seconds left lifted the visiting Seahawks (8-5, 3-2 Capital Athletic Conference) past the Gophers (5-7, 3-3).

Salisbury 14, McDaniel 7: The host Sea Gulls (13-0) extended their winning streak to 22 games, getting three goals apiece from Andy Arnold and Dan Boyer to down the Green Terror (3-6).

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