UMBC beats Air Force, 13-7, in Face-Off

Loyola wins ECAC opener

No. 12 Towson wins

No. 5 Terps women edge No. 2 Duke

Nation

March 04, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

No. 19 UMBC defeated Air Force, 13-7, in the first game of the Pioneer Face-Off Classic in Denver.

Drew Westervelt led UMBC (2-0) with three goals and four assists, and Cayle Ratcliffe scored three goals.

The Falcons fell to 1-1.

Loyola 10, Penn State 9 -- Despite scoring the first four goals of the game, the Nittany Lions (0-3) fell to the Greyhounds (1-2) in their ECAC opener. As both teams looked for their first win of the season, Loyola scored seven goals in the fourth quarter and two goals in the final 22 seconds to complete the comeback.

No. 12 Towson 14, Molloy 7 -- Eric Boyle led the host Tigers (2-0) with four goals as they beat Molloy (0-1). Molloy lost despite a 16-save effort by goalie Rob Humann.

Christopher Newport 15, Hood 3 -- The Captains (2-0) defeated the Blazers (0-3) at Captains Field. Christopher Newport led 9-0 at the half and 14-0 after three quarters of play. Eric Huggins, Logan Keyser, Chris Quigley and Mike Burns each had three goals to pace the Captains. Ryan Merrell finished with two scores, and James Gannon added a single goal. Keyser led the way with three assists as Quigley, Burns and Michael Turk finished with one assist each. Christopher Newport outshot the Blazers 27-18.

Swarthmore 5, Goucher 4 -- One goal separated Goucher and Swarthmore for the third year in a row when Tyler Bradshaw's unassisted goal with 31 seconds remaining in the second overtime lifted the Garnet Tide (1-0) over the Gophers (0-2). The Gophers finished with a 38-34 advantage in shots as the two goalkeepers combined to make 25 saves. Goucher's Austin Main made 10 saves in regulation and one in OT before Bradshaw's game-winning goal. Swarthmore's Frank Mazzucco was credited with 14 saves, including a pair in the first four-minute overtime period.

McDaniel 11, Moravian 4 -- Jared Nutter recorded his second multi-goal game in as many tries this year, leading the Green Terror with three goals in a victory over Moravian (0-2) in a nonconference game. Chris Edmonds added two goals, two assists and a team-high seven ground balls for the Green Terror (2-0), which has outscored its first two opponents 36-5.

RIT 15, Washington College 10 -- The Tigers (1-0) scored eight unanswered goals in the first half to take control of the game en route to a victory over the Shoremen (1-1).

St. Mary's 27, Neumann 1 -- Pat Oliphant scored seven goals and had one assist as the host Seahawks (2-1) routed Neumann (0-2). Neumann got 18 saves from goalie Matthew Bateman.

Other men

No. 2 Georgetown 12, St. John's 6 -- Andrew Baird scored three times and the host Hoyas (2-0) scored eight times in the second half en route to a win over the Red Storm (0-3) in the ECAC opener for both teams.

No. 4 Cornell 13, No. 11 Notre Dame 8 -- Cornell used an 11-1 scoring run to blow open a tied game as it defeated Notre Dame at Hewlett High School in Long Island, N.Y. With the win, the Big Red improved to 3-0 on the season while handing the Fighting Irish (2-1) their first loss of the year. David Mitchell and Brian Clayton led Cornell with four points each, with Mitchell scoring a game-high three goals. Clayton had two goals, as did Eric Pittard, Henry Bartlett and Chris Finn. Pittard also added an assist, while John Glynn registered three points on the day with a goal and two helpers.

No. 10 Delaware 7, Rutgers 5 -- All-American midfielder Jordan Hall scored two of his game-high three goals in the third period as host Delaware held off Rutgers for a victory. Dan Deckelbaum added a goal and an assist and Kevin Kaminski, Adam Zuder-Havens and Alex Moeckel also contributed goals to lead the Blue Hens (4-0). All-American Alex Smith, the NCAA leader in faceoff winning percentage the last two seasons, won 14 of 16 faceoffs, and goalkeeper Tommy Scherr had nine saves. After outshooting its opponents 171-64 over the first three games, the Hens held a narrow 39-38 advantage against the Scarlet Knights (1-1).

Women

No. 5 Maryland 19, No. 2 Duke 18 -- Seven players scored multiple goals as the host Terps (3-0) upended the Blue Devils (4-1). The Terps ended the Blue Devils' 12-game road winning streak that dated back to 2005. The leading scorers were Krista Pellizzi and Lauren Cohen, who both recorded four goals.

No. 4 Princeton 10, No. 11 Johns Hopkins 9 -- Holly McGarvie's one-on-one move and goal with 37 seconds left in the first overtime period gave the Tigers (1-0) a win over the Blue Jays (2-1). The Princeton sophomore had picked up a yellow card early in the second three-minute overtime period, but returned to the field early in the final period before her game-ending play.

Penn15, Towson 7 -- Ali DeLuca continued her amazing start with five goals and an assist and Rachel Manson and Barb Seaman added hat tricks as the host Quakers (3-0) cruised past Towson (1-1).

Goucher15, Guilford 9 -- Emily Blatter scored five goals and picked up three assists in leading the Gophers (2-0) past Guilford (0-2) in Gopher Stadium.

Dickinson17, St. Mary's 11 -- Allie Zerhusen scored four goals to help power the host Seahawks (1-1) past Dickinson (2-2). Dickinson lost despite five goals from Jena Boccetti.

Washington College 15, Stevens 14 -- Suzie Jakub scored the game-winning goal with 48 seconds left to give the visiting Shorewomen a victory over the Ducks. The Shorewomen evened their record at 1-1, while the Ducks fell to 0-1.

Salisbury 21, York3 -- The Sea Gulls picked up their fourth consecutive victory with a win over Capital Athletic Conference foe York (0-1, 0-1 Capitol Athletic Conference) on a sunny and breezy afternoon in front of a crowd of 150 at Sea Gull Field. Salisbury (4-0, 1-0) built a 13-3 halftime lead and cruised to an 18-goal win as 11 Sea Gulls found the back of the net.

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