Towson women defeat JMU behind five goals from Witzel

Tigers win 3rd in row, 9-5

No. 1 N'western tops Duke

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College Lacrosse

April 11, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Sophomore Shannon Witzel scored five goals and freshman goalkeeper Mandy Corry stopped a career-high 19 shots to lead visiting Towson to a 9-5 victory over 19th-ranked James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse yesterday.

The Tigers came from behind to win their third straight game, while the Dukes (6-6, 1-3) dropped their fourth straight.

Towson (9-3, 3-2) trailed 3-1 at halftime, but Witzel and senior Amy Middleton combined for five unanswered goals in the opening 13 minutes of the second half.

No. 1 Northwestern 16, No. 2 Duke 11: The host Wildcats (11-0) remained undefeated, as they scored 11 goals in the first half and held off the Blue Devils (10-3).

Sophomore All-American Kristen Kjellman paced the Wildcats with five goals.

No. 5 Virginia 20, Temple 5: Tyler Leachman finished with four goals and two assists as the Cavaliers (9-2) cruised past the host Owls (5-4).

William & Mary 11, No. 10 Hofstra 9: Colleen Dalon and Morgan Watkins combined for seven goals to lead the Tribe (6-6, 3-1 CAA) to an upset of the visiting Pride (11-2, 4-1).

California 11, No. 14 Ohio State 9: Jocelyn Paul had four goals and an assist for the visiting Golden Bears (9-5) and Liz Reifsnyder added three goals, including the game-winner with 3:56 left, in the upset over the Buckeyes (5-5).

George Mason 11, No. 20 Delaware 8: Junior attacker Sarah Bryant scored a hat trick, as did freshman attacker Laura King, who got all three of her goals in the second half, as the Patriots (4-7, 3-1 CAA) upset the visiting Blue Hens (5-5, 2-3).

Mount St. Mary's 11, Central Connecticut 4: Erin LaMotte posted her second straight hat trick to lead the visiting Mount (8-4, 5-0) past the Blue Devils (2-9, 0-5) in a Northeast Conference game.

LaMotte had three goals and an assist to help the Mount to its sixth straight victory.

Hood 7, Ferrum 6: Tiffany Still led the Blazers with four goals, including two in the second half that gave Hood (5-1) a 7-4 advantage.

The Panthers fell to 0-8.

Men

Salisbury 14, Lynchburg 8: Clinging to an 8-7 lead after three quarters, the Sea Gulls (12-0) scored six straight goals en route to their 41st straight win.

The host Hornets fell to 7-4.

No. 9 Notre Dame 14, Air Force 13: Playing in his final game at Moose Krause Stadium, senior co-captain Brian Giordano scored five goals, including the game-winner 2:42 into overtime, to give the host Irish (6-3, 2-1 Great Western Lacrosse League) the victory over the Falcons (3-5, 0-2).

No. 13 Dartmouth 8, Pennsylvania: 7: The Big Green held off a late rally and improved to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the Ivy League.

The host Quakers fell to 1-9 and 0-5.

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