Syracuse wins

Jays up next

Ncaa Men

May 15, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Senior attackman Brett Bucktooth had a career-high seven points (five goals, two assists) as fifth-seeded Syracuse (9-4) beat visiting Harvard, 11-4, in the first round of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament.

The Orange's eighth consecutive win sets up a rematch with Johns Hopkins (9-4) on Saturday at Stony Brook in the quarterfinals. The Blue Jays beat Syracuse, 14-9, on March 18 at Homewood.

Syracuse took a 6-0 first-quarter lead with Bucktooth scoring the first three goals. He got his first on a man-up opportunity three minutes into the game. It was the 100th point of his career. Freshman midfielder Pat Perritt hit Bucktooth on a cut through a seam in the Harvard defense.

Hofstra 14, Providence 8 -- Junior Athan Iannucci had five goals and three assists and Chris Unterstein added three goals and two assists to lead the third-seeded Pride over the Friars (10-7) in the first round in Hempstead, N.Y. Hofstra, which recorded its 17th consecutive victory to improve to 17-1 for the season, tied the NCAA Division I record for victories in a single season, set by Duke in 2005. The victory sends the Pride into Saturday's Northern quarterfinal at Stony Brook against Massachusetts, which beat the Pride, 11-7, in the season opener Feb. 26. It will be Hofstra's fourth trip to the men's lacrosse quarterfinals. Hofstra scored the first seven goals of the game and took a 9-2 lead into halftime. Hofstra opened the scoring 1:51 into the game as senior Tim Treubig took a pass from Iannucci and fired a low shot past Providence goalie Peter Littell for his 16th goal of the year.

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