Navy holds off Army, 11-10

5 goals in 4th lift Towson over Villanova

UMBC beats Binghamton

Nation

April 16, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Billy Looney scored four goals and Nick Mirabito added a hat trick as No. 5 Navy survived a second-half surge by No. 16 Army for an 11-10 victory yesterday before 7,288 at Michie Stadium.

Army (6-5, 3-2 Patriot League) scored eight second-half goals, including six in the third quarter, but Navy (9-2, 5-1) held the Black Knights at bay in the final quarter, thwarting two opportunities in the final 36 seconds.

John Walker shot wide, while being knocked to the ground in front of the crease, and Matt Scheel missed the cage from about five yards out with under 10 seconds remaining.

Matt Russell made 11 saves for the Midshipmen, including many point-blank opportunities in the first half. Army goalie Adam Fullerton struggled all day, stopping just three shots for the home team.

The Black Knights' 10 goals marked the first time all year that an opponent reached double figures on Russell and Navy. Their six-goal third quarter was also a season-high allowed by the Mids.

No. 13 Towson 11, Villanova 6 -- The host Tigers (7-4, 4-1) locked up a second seed along with home field advantage for the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinals with a big fourth quarter, scoring five goals to pull away from the Wildcats (5-7, 3-2). Towson's leading scorer, Phil Grillo, had three goals.

No. 15 UMBC 11, Binghamton 5 -- Drew Westervelt score a career-high five goals and the Retrievers (6-4, 3-0) scored seven consecutive in the second half to defeat the Bearcats (6-5, 2-1) to earn a berth in the America East tournament.

Mount St. Mary's 17, Wagner 7 -- Matt Warner and Jason Werner each had four goals to lead the visiting Mount (2-8, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) past the Seahawks (0-11, 0-4).

Salisbury 20, McDaniel 6 -- The host Sea Gulls had 11 different scorers as they won their 63rd straight by beating the Green Terror (4-6, 1-3 Capital Athletic Conference). Ryan Rhode had five goals for Salisbury (14-0, 6-0).

Washington College 10, Franklin & Marshall 6 -- The host Shoremen (9-2, 3-2 Centennial Conference) outscored the Diplomats (5-5, 1-3) 5-2 in the second half to earn the win.

No. 4 Cornell 18, Dartmouth 9 -- David Mitchell had a game-high five goals to lead the Big Red (8-2, 3-1 Ivy) past the visiting Big Green (4-6, 0-2).

No. 8 Princeton 9, Harvard 7 -- Mike DeSantis, who had taken only 10 faceoffs in the first nine games, won seven of 12 against the visiting Crimson (5-4, 2-2 Ivy League), helping the Tigers (7-3, 3-0) to the win.

No.9 Pennsylvania 9, Brown 8 -- James Riordan scored three goals to lift the host Quakers (9-2, 4-2 Ivy League) past the Bears (2-8, 0-3).

No. Massachusetts 13, Hobart 7 -- Jake Deane won 17 of 21 faceoffs while tying his career high with 12 ground balls as the Minutemen (8-2, 3-1 ECAC) beat the Statesmen (4-6, 0-5).

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No. 7 North Carolina 11, No. 4 Maryland 9 -- The host Tar Heels (11-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) used a 4-0 run midway through the second half to defeat the Terps. Maryland (10-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) got two goals each from Delia Cox, Kate McWilliams and Krista Pellizzi.

Mount St. Mary's 19, Robert Morris 3 -- Kirby Day (North Harford), Ellie Keener and Leeann Robustelli each scored a hat trick to lead the host Mount (7-8, 4-2 Northeast Conference) past the Colonials (2-13, 1-6).

UMBC 23, Vermont 8 -- The Catamounts (5-7, 0-3 AE) took a 3-2 lead early in the first half, but the host Retrievers (8-6, 3-1 AE) scored six straight goals en route to the win. Ali Levendusky (John Carroll) had a career-high five goals in the win.

College of New Jersey 11, Salisbury 9 -- The visiting Sea Gulls (13-1) had their 13-game win streak broken as they lost to the Lions (8-2). The loss is only the second time in two seasons that the Sea Gulls have been defeated; the previous time was against the same team in the last year's national championship.

Washington & Lee 15, Goucher 6 -- Despite 15 saves from goalie Laura Webbert, the visiting Gophers (8-5) lost to the Generals (11-3).

Mary Washington 10, St. Mary's 9 -- Despite a 4-1 run to begin the second half, the host Seahawks (10-3, 3-2 Capital Athletic Conference) fell to the Eagles (11-3, 5-0).

McDaniel 20, Haverford 8 -- Tara Smith scored six goals as the host Green Terror (6-7, 4-3 Centennial Conference) routed the Fords (6-7, 0-5).

Franklin & Marshall 17, Washington College 8 -- The visiting Shorewomen (7-9, 2-6 Centennial Conference) could not overcome a 10-2 halftime deficit to the Diplomats (10-2, 6-1).

Scranton 11, Frostburg State 7 -- Despite Erin Morrell's 10 saves in goal, the host Bobcats (5-6) lost to the Royals (8-3).

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