Birsner, Dingman lead Navy men by Lehigh, 9-4


March 25, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Attackmen Jon Birsner and Ian Dingman combined to score five goals and contribute five assists, leading the seventh-ranked Navy men past visiting Lehigh, 9-4, yesterday.

Navy (6-1, 3-1) has just two Patriot League games remaining on its schedule.

"We did the things that we needed to do to beat a good Lehigh team," said Navy coach Richie Meade. "Lehigh is a much better team than they were three years ago when we first joined the league.

Navy outshot the Mountain Hawks (5-3, 1-1) 28-12, while Lehigh won the ground-ball battle 37-30. Faceoffs were even with eight apiece. Perhaps the best sign for the Mids was their ability to clear the ball (11-15, .733).


No. 4 North Carolina 9, Ohio State 4 -- Brooke Deiringer and Melissa McCarthy each had a three-goal game and an assist as the Tar Heels (6-2) beat the Buckeyes (0-6) in the ACC/ALC Challenge at Maryland. North Carolina will face Penn State after tomorrow's Maryland-Ohio State game.

No. 6 Maryland 16, No. 16 Penn State 7 -- Delia Cox led the host Terps (7-3) over the Nittany Lions (4-4) with five goals and three assists in the ACC/ALC Challenge. Maryland had four players with multiple goals. Goalie Ali Buote made 11 saves.

Towson 16, Delaware 13 -- Shannon Witzel tied a career high with seven goals to help the host Tigers (4-3, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) fight off a second-half comeback. The Blue Hens (3-4, 0-1) surged for 10 goals in the second period behind four from Megan Hager.

Denver 17, Mount St. Mary's 10 -- Karen Morton scored five goals to lead the visiting Pioneers (7-2) over the Mountaineers (2-6). Denver held the lead throughout. Mount St. Mary's got a three-goal game from Ellie Keener.

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