Fairfield's 7-0 run surprises Loyola

National men

April 23, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Unranked Fairfield scored seven unanswered goals at home to come back and upset the No. 14 Loyola men's lacrosse team, 13-12, yesterday.

Dan Bauers scored a career-high five goals and freshman Jake Willcox scored three in his first career start for the Greyhounds (5-5, 4-2 Eastern College Athletic Conference).

Loyola jumped on the Stags early, showing no signs of a letdown after defeating then-No. 2 Georgetown last weekend.

Willcox, who entered the game with two goals in his first five games, was quickly on his way to a career day, scoring the Greyhounds' first goal 35 seconds into the game en route to a 4-1 lead after the first quarter.

Fairfield, however, would not go away, and with a 4-0 run to close the half, trailed by one at intermission. The Stags' run reached 7-0, and with 8:30 left to play in the third quarter, the Greyhounds trailed 9-7 and never regained the lead.

No. 12 Towson 14, Sacred Heart 5 -- The visiting Tigers (8-4, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) got off to a 4-0 lead and never looked back to win their fourth straight game. It was the 31st win in the past 32 games for Towson when scoring in double digits. The Tigers are 5-0 against the Pioneers (2-11, 2-4). The Tigers, the defending CAA champions, have earned the second seed in the conference tournament. Towson's only loss in the league this season was 10-9 in overtime to No. 2 Hofstra. The Tigers finished with a season-high 61 shots to 26 for the Pioneers.

No. 15 UMBC 8, Vermont 6 -- Terry Kimener scored four goals, and the visiting Retrievers (7-4, 4-0 America East) notched three man-up goals to defeat the Catamounts (8-6, 0-4). UMBC jumped out to a 4-0 lead but Vermont stormed back with four goals in the second quarter and moved within one goal at halftime. The Retrievers responded with a three-goal flurry at the start of the third quarter to take an 8-4 lead.

Mount St. Mary's 7, Canisius 6 -- Benjamin Mundorf (two goals, one assist) scored with 3:01 remaining to lift the host Mount (5-7, 5-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) over the Griffs (5-7, 4-2) in a battle between first-place teams in the conference. The Mount scored twice in a span of 58 seconds late in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory.

Washington College 11, Muhlenberg 5 -- Ryan Morrison and Mike Sutter each had hat tricks as the visiting Shoremen (10-2, 4-2 Centennial Conference) defeated the Mules (5-6, 2-4).

McDaniel 15, Ursinus 8 -- The host Green Terror (5-7, 2-4 Centennial Conference) outscored the Bears (4-9, 1-5) 7-0 in the third quarter en route to the win. Kolyn Kirby had four goals and seven assists for McDaniel.

No. 1 Virginia 21, Bellarmine 10 -- Matt Poskay, Matt Ward, Ben Rubeor and Danny Glading each scored three goals as the host Cavaliers (12-0) enter the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament as the only undefeated team in the nation. The Knights fell to 6-8.

No. 2 Hofstra 12, Drexel 4 -- Chris Unterstein scored three goals and assisted two as the visiting Pride (12-1, 6-0 CAA) cruised past the Dragons (5-7, 2-4).

No. 5 Georgetown 8, No. 8 Massachusetts 6 -- Rich D'Andrea had 15 saves for the visiting Hoyas (9-2, 4-1 ECAC), including three big saves in the final minutes to preserve the win.

No. 6 Cornell 4, No. 7 Princeton 3 -- The Big Red (9-2, 4-1 Ivy League) outshot the host Tigers 32-13 en route to the ein. Derek Haswell had two goals for Cornell. Alex Hewit had 15 saves for Princeton (7-4, 3-1). The Tigers' three goals were the fewest they have scored since a 10-3 loss to Hofstra in 1989.

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