Navy men blast Holy Cross

Maryvale alum Chrest breaks Duke career points record in victory

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College lacrosse

March 27, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The seventh-ranked Navy men's lacrosse team jumped out to an 11-0 lead and cruised to a 17-3 victory over Holy Cross in front of 2,126 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium yesterday afternoon.

Jon Birsner paced the Mids (7-1, 4-1 Patriot League) with seven points (one goal, six assists). Taylor Harris doubled his career goal output with six. For the season, Harris has scored nine goals on just 12 shots, after missing almost all of last season with an injury.

"He had a serious injury last year and has followed his plan and been very patient with it," coach Richie Meade said.

"He has definitely helped us this year, especially as our fourth attack man. Getting him back on track has been very important for us and there aren't a lot of guys with the playing time that he has to have a shooting percentage that high."

The 17 goals were the most since scoring 23 against Holy Cross in 2004. The Mids outshot the Crusaders (0-7, 0-1), 50-18, including 45-7 through three quarters. Navy also scooped up a season-high 57 ground balls to Holy Cross' 24, and won 14 of 24 faceoffs. Navy also converted on 16 of 19 clears to Holy Cross' 10 of 18.

Women

No. 2 Duke 15, Vanderbilt 11 -- The Blue Devils (9-0) tied a school record with their ninth straight win by defeating the visiting Commodores (4-5). Katie Chrest (Maryvale) also became the Blue Devils' all-time leader in career points with three goals in the game. Chrest entered the game tied with Tricia Martin for first on the career points list at Duke with 236 points. It only took Chrest 4:55 to break the record. Kristen Waagbo (Mount Hebron) led the way with three goals and two assists to give her over 150 points in her career.

No. 3 Johns Hopkins 15, American 7 -- Mary Key (St. Mary's) and sophomores Kirby Houck (Garrison Forest) and Kadie Stamper (C. Milton Wright) each finished with hat tricks to lead the host Blue Jays (6-0) past the Eagles (3-6). Key reached her 200th career point in the first half and is only the fourth player to reach the milestone since Hopkins moved to Division I. The win was the 300th all-time as Hopkins is just the seventh Division I school to reach the 300-win mark. Hopkins is 6-0 to start the season for just the fifth time in 31 seasons and second in eight Division I seasons.

No. 4 North Carolina 16, No. 16 Penn State 12 -- The Tar Heels (7-2) scored the first eight goals of the second half to seize control of the game as they defeated the Nittany Lions (4-5) at the Atlantic Coast Conference/American Lacrosse Conference Challenge at Maryland.

No. 6 Maryland 17, Ohio State 8 -- Katie Doolittle had a hat trick before the game was even five minutes old and finished with four goals and an assist as the host Terrapins (8-3) won their fourth straight game in the ACC/ALC Challenge. Delia Cox had three goals and two assists, Kelly Kasper (Century) added a pair of goals and three assists and Katie Princiotto came off the bench to score four goals in the win over the Buckeyes (0-7). Lauren Cohen forced a game-high four turnovers, and Megan Cassara forced three to help lead the Terrapins on defense.

No. 9 Dartmouth 14, Columbia 6 -- Kristen Barry scored four goals as the host Big Green (4-3, 1-1 Ivy League) led from start to finish in the win over the Lions (4-3, 0-2).

No. 11 Richmond 10, Towson 9 -- Despite four goals from Hillary Fratzke, the visiting Tigers (4-4) fell to the Spiders (7-2). It was the sixth consecutive win for the Spiders and their third straight over Towson.

Hofstra 20, No. 18 Loyola 13 -- Despite four goals from Kate McHarg, the visiting Greyhounds (3-5) fell to the Pride (3-4).

UMBC 9, Albany 8 -- Freshman midfielder Kara Dorr's free-position goal with 18 seconds remaining lifted the host Retrievers (5-4, 1-0 America East) past the Great Danes (5-3, 0-1). Dorr (C. Milton Wright) also picked up a game-high five ground balls and finished with an assist.

Mount St. Mary's 14, Wagner 5 -- Kirby Day (North Harford) had two goals and an assist as the host Mount (3-6, 1-0 Northeast Conference) cruised past the Seahawks (1-6, 0-1). Kelsey Withrow (Liberty) recorded a career-high nine ground balls and four caused turnovers on defense for Mount St. Mary's.

Salisbury 14, Franklin & Marshall 8 -- Kate Scott (Broadneck) had a game-high five points to help the host Sea Gulls (8-0) remain undefeated by defeating the Diplomats (5-1).

Hood 11, Wells 2 -- Liz Rakowski (Parkville) scored four goals and Annie Lavery (Linganore) added three to lead the Blazers (3-2, 2-0 Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference) to an easy win over the host Express.

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