Syracuse breaks away at end in beating Loyola, 11-9

'Hounds apply pressure but fall to No. 17 Orange

National women

April 10, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The 17th-ranked Syracuse women's team scored two goals, including the game-winner, in the final six minutes to defeat visiting Loyola, 11-9, yesterday.

Meghan O'Connell and Allison Fursternburg, both of whom had three-goal games, scored the final two for the Orange (8-2). Syracuse used its passing game to run out the clock on the Greyhounds (3-7).

Loyola came back from a 5-0 deficit in the first half to earn a 5-5 tie at the break, and later countered a 3-0 run by the Orange to tie the game again at 8.

Kate McHarg (four goals) scored Loyola's final goal in the 49th minute.

No. 3 Princeton 11, No. 18 Yale 5: Reserve goalie Colleen O'Boyle made eight second-half saves and Lindsey Biles led the offsense with three goals for the visiting Tigers (8-2, 3-0 Ivy).

O'Boyle, who had only played 35 minutes prior to the game, found out she was starting on the bus ride to the game.

The Bulldogs fell to 5-5 and 1-3.

No. 4 Georgetown 12, Boston College 8: Catherine Elbe scored a team-high three goals as the Hoyas remained unbeaten in Big East play by defeating the host Eagles (6-4, 1-3).

Georgetown (8-2, 3-0) has not lost a league game since play began in 2001.

No 7. Dartmouth 13, No. 13 Cornell 8: Katieanne Christian (three goals, two assists) led the undefeated Big Green (9-0, 4-0 Ivy) past the Big Red (4-5, 1-2).

No. 11 Boston University 16, UMBC 4: Jenny Hauser scored a game-high four goals for the Terriers (9-1, 2-0 America East).

Kelly Fiorani led the visiting Retrievers (2-6, 0-1) with a goal and an assist.

Franklin & Marshall 16, Washington College 6: The Diplomats (5-2, 4-0 Centennial Conference) scored eight unanswered goals in the second half to beat the host Shorewomen (3-9, 1-5).

Goucher 23, Frostburg State 13: Freshman Emily Blatter led all scorers with six goals for the visiting Gophers (5-6).

The Bobcats fell to 4-6.

Hood 10, Chestnut Hill 1: Tiffany Still paced the Blazers (4-1, 3-0 Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference) with three goals in their win over the visiting Griffins (0-7, 0-1).

College of Notre Dame 19, Wells 1: The host Gators scored all of their goals after Ariel Merkel scored early for the Express (0-6, 0-3 AWCC).

The Gators impoved to 3-4 and to 2-0 in the league.

McDaniel 13, Haverford 6: Six different players recorded two goals each for the Green Terror (6-3, 2-3 CC).

Margaret Sampson had three goals for Haverford (6-5, 2-3).

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