UMBC beats Brown

Duke rips Villanova

National men

February 26, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Evan Kay scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as visiting UMBC defeated Brown, 6-4, in the season opener for both teams yesterday.

It was UMBC's first season-opening win since 2003 and its first opening win on the road since a 9-8 overtime win over Navy in 2002.

The Retrievers built a 3-0 lead and never trailed, holding the Bears scoreless for the first 26:26.

Kay, Drew Westervelt and Andy Gallagher each scored twice for the Retrievers.

Brown erased a 4-1 deficit with three scores in a four-minute span of the third quarter, but Kay's unassisted goal with 3:29 left in the period put the Retrievers back ahead for good.

Freshman Jeremy Blevins made nine saves for UMBC.

No. 1 Duke 13, Villanova 2 -- Zack Greer had four goals and Dan Loftus had 10 saves to lead the Blue Devils (2-0) past the Wildcats (1-1).

No. 3 Virginia 17, Stony Brook 4 -- Matt Ward had four goals to help the visiting Cavaliers (3-0) cruise by the Seawolves (0-1).

No. 5 Syracuse 14, No. 15 Army 10 -- Brett Bucktooth had three goals for the Orange (1-0). John Walker had a game-high seven points (three goals, four assists) for the visiting Black Knights (0-1).

No. 8 Princeton 16, Canisius 6 -- Tommy Davis finished with a hat trick as the host Tigers (1-0) defeated the Griffs (0-1).

No. 9 Cornell 16, Binghamton 3 -- David Mitchell scored eight goals as the host Big Red (1-0) routed the Bearcats (0-1).

No. 13 North Carolina 8, Air Force 6 -- The Tar Heels (2-0) overcame a 3-2 halftime deficit and outscored the Falcons (0-2) 6-0 in the third period en route to the win in the opening game of the Pioneer Face-Off Classic in Denver.

Virginia Wesleyan 12, Goucher 10 -- Despite 12 saves from Austin Hayes, the Gophers (1-1) fell to the host Marlins (1-1).

St. Mary's 9, Roanoke 5 -- Zack Thomas had two goals and one assist as the host Seahawks (2-0) defeated the Maroons (1-1).

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