Hopkins gains soccer semifinals

Junior Jared Lawrence scored the game-winner 1:06 into the first half to lift visiting Johns Hopkins over Tufts, 1-0, in the NCAA Division III men's soccer quarterfinals at Medford, Mass.

"It was an even game, except we got the break early on," said Johns Hopkins coach Matt Smith. "From that point on, it was a defensive struggle. Both teams missed on some good scoring chances, and our defense hung in there. Our sweeper [Peter Kahn] and goalie [Craig Greenwald] were outstanding in the second half."


The Blue Jays (16-2-3) advance to next weekend's semifinals and face the winner of today's RIT-Trenton State game.

Tufts finished 13-3-1, a high-water mark in the 48-year team history. Tufts finished 5-8-1 last fall.


* Rutgers 3, Loyola 1: Hamisi Amani-Dove (Wilde Lake) opened the scoring at 19:15 of the first half and assisted on the other two goals, as Atlantic 10 champion Rutgers (11-9-3) defeated Metro Atlantic Athletic champion Loyola (15-5-2) in the NCAA play-in game at Piscataway, N.J.

"I think we're playing pretty well right now," said Rutgers coach Bob Reasso. "After we scored our first two, Loyola responded with some tremendous pressure. I think our team stepped up its level of play in response, and Mike Shaw's goal was a game breaker."

Rutgers advances to the NCAA tournament. This will be Rutgers' seventh appearance in the past 11 years.

Pedro Lopes gave Rutgers a 2-0 lead with 17 minutes left in the first before Shaw extended the lead to 3-0 with 24:26 left in the game.

Loyola's Bill Wnek scored on a penalty kick with 2:39 remaining. Loyola outshot Rutgers, 11-8.

Cross country

Mount St. Mary's College placed 23rd of 31 teams in the ECAC Women's Championships at Franklin Park in Boston.

Sophomore Rebeccah Wassner placed 52nd out of 220 athletes in 18 minutes, 24 seconds. The next Mount St. Mary's finisher, Robin Kloster, placed 101st in 18:55.


Villanova won the women's title, with Wildcats junior Jennifer Rhines claiming the individual crown in 16:25.

Villanova led four Big East Conference teams in clinching automatic berths to the NCAA championships, Nov. 21, in Fayetteville, Ark.

Providence, Georgetown, and Boston College also wrapped up bids.

The Navy women finished 19th overall with 476 points.

Sophomore Kim McGreevy ran her third-best time of the season, and finished 45th. Tanya Lehmann was Navy's next finisher (87th), running a career-best 18:47. Senior team captain Nancy Olson was 113th with her third-best time of the year, 19:03. Jessica Berlowski, a plebe who also turned in a career-best time, finished 126th in 19:12. Rounding out Navy's scoring was Zoe Cawlfield at 128th in 19:14, her second-best time of the season.



Navy's women, seeded fourth, lost to No. 5 Bucknell for the first time in the first round of the Patriot League Championships, three games to two, at Annapolis.

Navy defeated Holy Cross in the consolation bracket, 3-0. The Mids will play Bucknell again today at 1:30 p.m. in Halsey Field House for third place and Army, undefeated in the Patriot League, meets Colgate in the championship game.