From Sun staff reports
12:25 AM EDT, March 27, 2013
Sophomore Wes Berg scored six goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as No. 2 Denver beat visiting Air Force, 11-10, in men's lacrosse on Tuesday.
Air Force's Erik Smith tied the game at 10 with 17 seconds left in regulation before Berg found the net 1:04 into the overtime period.
The six-goal performance marked Berg's fifth hat trick of the season and eighth of his career. Senior Eric Law tallied four points on one goal and three assists, while senior Colin Scott recorded a pair of goals for Denver (6-2, 2-0 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference). Mike Crampton led the Falcons (4-5, 0-3) with three goals, while Christopher Allen and Erik Smith finished with two goals apiece. Tommy McKee and Keith Dreyer each recorded a goal and an assist.
No. 17 Penn State 11, No. 6 Bucknell 6: Behind 14 saves from Austin Kaut and four goals from T.J. Sanders, the Nittany Lions routed the visiting Bison. Penn State (6-3) ended the game on an 8-0 run to hand Bucknell (8-2) its second loss of the season.
No. 7 Cornell 17, Siena 9: Senior Rob Pannell became the eighth Division I lacrosse player to reach 300 career points, and the Big Red (8-1) used runs in each of the first three quarters to top the visiting Saints (2-7).
Pannell, who had two goals and three assists, hit the milestone number early in the second quarter to ignite a five-goal run that put the game away. He ended the day with 303 career points, just one point shy of matching Siena's Tony Asterino for seventh at 304.
Senior Steve Mock notched a team-high four goals and assisted on two others for the Big Red, while senior Connor English had two goals and an assist. Connor Buczek netted a pair of goals, and both John Edmonds and Max Van Bourgondien notched a goal and an assist each. Six other players scored at least one point, including senior Jake Thompson who scored his first collegiate goal in the final minute.
No. 19 Hofstra 11, Dartmouth 9: Senior Adrian Sorichetti tallied two goals and two assists and junior Torin Varn recorded his fourth hat trick of the season to lead the Pride over the visiting Big Green.
The Pride's victory snapped a two-game losing skid as Hofstra improved to 6-3 on the year. Dartmouth dropped its third consecutive game and is now 2-5. In addition to Sorichetti, who notched his second four-point game of his season, and Varn, Hofstra received two goals from freshman Sam Llinares and a goal and an assist from junior Drew Coholan.
Senior Ryan O'Leary, making his first start for the Pride on attack, added two assists. Sophomore goalie Chris Selva continued his fine play in the Pride cage, making double-digit saves for the fourth consecutive contest with 14 on Tuesday.
No. 20 Albany 16, Harvard 7: Behind four goals and four assists from Lyle Thompson, Albany returned to its winning form, defeating Harvard on the road. The Great Danes (5-3) outshot the Crimson (4-4) 42-33, including a 28-13 advantage in shots on goal. The Great Danes also held a 31-22 advantage in ground balls, while the Crimson won 14 of 27 faceoffs.
No. 13 Stony Brook 20, Fresno State 2: In their first-ever matchup, the Sea Wolves (9-2, 1-0) outshot the visiting Bulldogs (1-6, 0-2) by a 38-5 margin in the rout.
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