Hopkins falls to UNC in OT

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Salisbury's winning streak ends

March 29, 2009|By From Sun news services

One week after a tough 16-15 loss to unbeaten and top-ranked Virginia, the No. 6 Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team suffered an even harder-to-swallow setback Saturday at North Carolina as the No. 13 Tar Heels got a goal from Sean Delaney 2:29 into overtime to slip past the Blue Jays, 10-9.

Hopkins, which trailed for nearly the entire game before scoring twice in the final 5:16 to force the extra session, slips to 3-4 while the Tar Heels improve to 8-3.

Hopkins won the faceoff in overtime but never seemed comfortable setting up, and senior Brian Christopher turned the ball over 15 yards in front of the goal in the middle of the field. After a North Carolina clear and timeout, the Tar Heels worked the ball behind the goal to Billy Bitter, who started to come up the left side before finding Delaney unchecked 12 yards in front of the goal. Delaney had time and room to set his feet and beat Michael Gvozden with a low shot to win it.

GETTYSBURG 11, SALISBURY 10:: Four players scored two goals apiece, and senior goalie Zach Furshman saved nine shots as the Bullets ended the second-longest winning streak in NCAA lacrosse history by defeating the host Sea Gulls.

In addition to stopping Salisbury's 55-game winning streak, Gettysburg also ended two other lengthy Salisbury winning streaks. The Sea Gulls had won their previous 87 regular-season games and their previous 80 home games. Salisbury had not lost at home since its 13-12 loss to Lynchburg on April 10, 2003.

The Sea Gulls, who entered the game with the fifth-ranked scoring offense (19.7 goals per game) in Division III, were held to 10 goals, their lowest scoring output this season.

UMBC 14, STONY BROOK 8:: The Retrievers (6-2, 1-0 America East) used a balanced scoring attack to defeat the host Seawolves (4-4, 1-1).

TOWSON 7, DREXEL 4:: The Tigers rallied from a 4-2 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the host Dragons. Towson held Drexel scoreless for the final 26 minutes of the game and scored two goals in a man-up situation to take the lead.

LAFAYETTE 10, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 8:: Mike Adkins' career-high four goals weren't enough as the Mount (1-5) lost to the visiting Leopards (3-3).

YORK 7, ST. MARY'S 5:: The host Spartans (4-5, 2-2 Capital Athletic Conference) defeated the Seahawks (3-5, 1-2) for the first time in school history behind two goals from Josh Gamble.

WHITTIER 10, GOUCHER 9:: Rory Averett scored three goals for the Gophers (6-3) in their loss to the visiting Poets (5-5).

STEVENSON 12, WESLEY 11:: A 6-0 second-half run turned a three-goal deficit into a three-goal lead, and the Mustangs (9-0, 3-0 CAC) held on to defeat the visiting Wolverines (7-3, 4-2).

MCDANIEL 13, URSINUS 5:: Preston Gibbs and Mike Hatton each had a hat trick to carry the host Green Terror (6-2, 1-1 Centennial) over the Bears (3-5, 1-2).

MARY WASHINGTON 13, HOOD 5:: Twelve players scored to lead the Eagles (7-4, 1-3 CAC) over the host Blazers (1-9, 0-4).

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