Air Force beats Loyola, 8-6

Navy tops Holy Cross

Goucher defeats Eastern

Ohio falls to UVa

Army wins

March 19, 2011|By From Sun Staff Reports

The U.S. Air Force Academy took a five-goal lead in the second quarter and held off the 15th-ranked Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse team, 8-6, in an Eastern College Athletic Conference matchup Saturday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Falcons (2-5, 1-1) scored the game's first three goals and held the Greyhounds (3-3, 1-1) off the scoreboard for over 13 minutes to start the contest.

Goalkeeper Jake Hagelin scored a short-handed goal in the fourth quarter for the Greyhounds, the first goal of his career.

Matt Langan had a goal and an assist to lead Loyola.

Loyola outshot the Falcons 32-23 overall and 19-8 in the second half. The Greyhounds also had an 11-18 advantage in faceoffs, as J.P. Dalton won a career-high 10-of-16 restarts. Scott Ratliff led Loyola with five ground balls.

Navy 8, Holy Cross 3: Harrison Chaires scored three goals and Tucker Hull had two goals and two assists as the visiting Midshipmen (4-4, 2-2 Patriot League) defeated the Crusaders (0-7, 0-2).

Navy took a 4-0 halftime lead on the strength of two goals each from Hull and Chaires.

Andy Warner added two goals and an assist for the Midshipmen.

Colin Flood scored two goals for Holy Cross.

Navy outshot the Crusaders 28-23.

Goucher 13, Eastern 9: The Gophers (3-4) strung together five consecutive goals two different times during their non-conference victory over the host Eagles (1-3).

Zach Fratella and Rory Averett each scored three goals for Goucher. Averett leads the Gophers with 21 goals on the season.

Kyle Boncaro finished with five assists, making the junior attackman only the fourth player in the history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program with at least 75 assists during his career.

Washington College 9, McDaniel 7: Bennett Cord scored three goals as the visiting Shoremen (3-2, 1-0 Centennial Conference) took a 9-1 lead through three quarters before holding on against a late rally by the Green Terror (3-4, 0-1).

D.J. Rickels recorded two goals and an assist while Ben Yancheski scored twice to lead McDaniel.

Christian Dallmus made nine saves for the Green Terror while Peter Stewart had 15 stops for Washington College.

Salisbury 24, Wesley 10: Sam Bradman scored six goals as the Sea Gulls (7-0, 1-0 Capital Athletic Conference) topped the host Wolverines (3-5, 0-1).

Wesley was able to stay within one goal with just over four minutes to play in the first period before Salisbury took control.

Erik Krum finished with five goals and three assists for a game-high eight points, matched by Matt Cannone's three scores and five helpers. The eight points are career-high marks for both Krum and Cannone. Bradman had one assist to go with his half-dozen goals.

Salisbury ended the first half on a 7-0 run from that point on with junior Tony Mendes and Bradman taking the lead. Mendes scored a pair to finish off the first period with his team holding a 6-3 lead, then Bradman got back on the board, posting three in the second period to lead his team to the locker room with an 11-3 advantage.

Mary Washington 8, St. Mary's 7: Chris Becraft and J.P. Lennon each scored twice to give the Seahawks (1-5, 0-1 CAC) a 5-1 lead, but they couldn't hold on against the host Eagles (5-4, 2-1).

In goal, junior Stu Wheeler (St. Paul's) made six saves in the first half while junior Pat Simpson (Broadneck) recorded seven stops in the final 30 minutes for St. Mary's.

York 11, Frostburg State 5: Phil Hess had a goal and an assist for the Bobcats (3-5), but it wasn't enough as the visiting Spartans (5-2) took a 4-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Despite the loss, Frostburg State outshot York 33-25, with 23 shots coming during the second half. The Bobcats also finished 16-of-20 on clear attempts.

National men

No. 2 Virginia 14, Ohio St. 11: Rhamel Bratton and Steele Stanwick scored four goals apiece and Chris Bocklet added three scores to pace the Cavaliers (7-1) over the visiting Buckeyes (5-3).

With the victory, Virginia head coach Dom Starsia owns 323 career wins, needing four more to pass Jack Emmer (326) for the most triumphs while coaching at an NCAA Division I school.

Delaware 7, No. 5 Hofstra 6: Grant Kaleikau had two goals and three assists as the Blue Hens (5-3, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) overcame a 2-1 first-quarter deficit to upset the visiting Pride (5-1, 0-1).

John Mills added two goals while Nick Elsmo registered a goal and an assist for Delaware.

Jay Card and Kevin Ford each scored twice for Hofstra.

No. 6 Army 12, Rutgers 4: Senior attackman Jeremy Boltus notched his 100th career assist as the visiting Black Knights (5-2) topped the Scarlet Knights (5-2) to win their fourth consecutive game.

Army opened a 9-1 lead with 3:58 left in the first half, but allowed two quick Rutgers goals and entered halftime holding a 9-3 lead. The Scarlet Knights held Army scoreless in the third quarter, but the Black Knights came out with three unanswered goals over the opening eight minutes of the fourth frame to seal the win.

No. 10 Cornell 10, Yale 8: The Big Red (4-2, 1-0 Ivy League) scored four unanswered goals late in the second quarter to take a 6-3 lead into intermission and then held on to earn the victory over the host Bulldogs (4-1, 0-1).

Cornell was led by Steve Mock, who matched a career-high with four goals. The Big Red got solid play from a pair of goalies, with A.J. Fiore making eight saves and allowing five goals in 45 minutes of action, while Andrew West stopped six shots and allowed three goals playing the third quarter.

Yale's potent scoring duo of Brian Douglass and Matt Gibson were held to just one combined assist by the tough defensive play of Max Feely and Jason Noble. As a unit, the Big Red registered seven caused turnovers and Keith had an exceptionally strong game, not only scoring but picking up a team-high four ground balls.

Greg Mahoney had three goals and Brandon Mangan scored two for Yale.

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