Mids earn 11-5 win against Ohio State

Hopkins women roll, 15-4

Key scores career-high 6


College Lacrosse

February 27, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The seventh-ranked Navy men's lacrosse team scored the first three goals of the game in the first quarter and cruised to an 11-5 road victory over No. 17 Ohio State yesterday.

The victory avenged a 12-9 home loss to the Buckeyes a year ago.

The win moves the Midshipmen's record to 2-0 for the sixth time since Richie Meade took over as coach in 1995. It also marked Navy's sixth straight road win dating to last year, the longest since the 1985 and 1986 seasons.

The Mids outshot the Buckeyes 36-22 and won 12 of 20 faceoffs, all by Chris Pieczonka. The Buckeyes had 32 ground balls to Navy's 28 and held the Mids scoreless on five extra-man chances.

Jon Birsner scored four points (two goals, two assists) to pace the Mids.

Matt Russell stopped nine shots for Navy. Bill Curry stopped just seven of the 15 shots for the Buckeyes (0-2).

No. 13 Duke 12, UMBC 10: Sophomore attackman Matt Danowski had three goals and three assists to lead the host Blue Devils.

The Retrievers fell to 0-1 on the season, while the Blue Devils improved to 2-0. Duke leads the all-time series with UMBC 14-3.

UMBC's Drew Westervelt picked up seven total points on four goals and three assists, and Brendan Mundorf added three goals and one assist.

Washington & Lee 7, Washington College 6: Ned Rider led the visiting Generals (1-0) with two goals and two assists.

Senior attackman Jon Spivey scored one goal and assisted on three for the Shoremen (0-1).

Goucher 12, Virginia Wesleyan 6: The Gophers (2-0) tallied the final eight goals of the game to pull out a victory over the Blue Marlins (0-2) at Homewood Field.

James Clement III paced the Gophers with four goals.

Roanoke 15, St. Mary's 12: The visiting Seahawks (0-2) led 6-2 after the first quarter, but the Maroons prevailed (2-0).

Cyrus Albertson led the Seahawks with four goals and one assist.

Top 25 men

No. 3 Syracuse 9, No. 14 Army 4: Brian Crockett had four goals and an assist to lift the host Orange (1-0) over the Black Knights.

Jim Wagner led Army (0-1) with two goals and an assist.

No. 6 North Carolina 18, Denver 12: Senior attackman Mike McCall scored a career-high six goals, and senior attackman Jed Prossner added five goals, one shy of his career high, as the host Tar Heels (1-0) beat the Pioneers (0-1).

No. 8 Virginia 18, Manhattan 2: The host Cavaliers (1-0) opened with a 16-goal margin over the Jaspers (0-1), Virginia's largest since a 21-3 win over Butler in 2002.


No. 6 Johns Hopkins 15, Davidson 4: Sophomore Mary Key scored a career-high six goals and added two assists to pace the host Blue Jays (1-0) over the Wildcats (0-1).

Key scored five goals in a game four times as a freshman last season. Her eight points were also one better than her previous career high of seven, which she posted in a 13-5 win over Ohio State last season.

St. Mary's 8, Washington & Lee 7: Freshman midfielder Elizabeth Northfield scored off an assist from junior attacker Becca Christoffersen with 1:40 remaining to lift the visiting Seahawks (1-0) over the Generals (0-1).

Top 20 women

No. 3 Northwestern 21, Oregon 2: The Wildcats (1-0) jumped to a 13-0 halftime lead and cruised past the host Ducks (0-1).

The Wildcats were led by Courtney Flynn with four goals.

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