Virginia scored twice within the opening 32 seconds of the fourth quarter and the No. 2 Cavaliers pulled away from No. 7 Duke, 15-13, yesterday in Durham, N.C.
Sophomore attackman Michael Watson had three goals and two assists for the Cavaliers (10-1), who face Duke in the first round of the ACC tournament Friday. Junior attackman Tim Whiteley added a goal and four assists for Virginia.
The Blue Devils (9-3) outshot Virginia 46-35, but the Cavaliers held a 63-43 edge in ground balls. Sophomore midfielder Jim Gonnella scored three of his four goals in the third quarter for Duke.
* Syracuse 20, Rutgers 6: Jim Morrissey contributed three goals and three assists as No. 4 Syracuse (7-2) routed No. 20 Rutgers (4-5) before 5,133 at the Carrier Dome. The Orangemen outshot the Scarlet Knights 75-33, including 27-3 in the first quarter.
Roy Colsey and Casey Powell also scored three goals apiece for Syracuse. The Orangemen held Rutgers scoreless for the game's first 19:04.
* Princeton 11, Harvard 6: Scott Conklin scored four goals as No. 5 Princeton (7-2) beat visiting Harvard (4-4) before 3,325 at Palmer Stadium, the Tigers' seven straight win.
Princeton, which led 9-1 at halftime, scored three goals in four extra-man opportunities. Jamie Ames led the Crimson with three goals.
* Hobart 13, Penn State 12: Josh Kenney scored 27 seconds into overtime to lift No. 18 Hobart (5-3) to an upset of No. 9 Penn State (8-2) at Jeffery Field. The Statesmen, who were led by junior attackman Matt Crowther's three goals and two assists, ,, never led.
The Nittany Lions, who hadn't lost in their past 10 home games, also had their six-game overall winning streak stopped.
The Statesmen rallied from an 11-7 deficit and tied the game at 12 with 10 seconds remaining on Crowther's third goal of the game.
* Delaware 16, Massachusetts 15: Senior Brad Glowaki scored four of his team-high five goals in the second half and Pat Gately scored four goals, including the game-winner with 3:50 left to play, as host Delaware ended a four-game losing streak with a win over No. 10 Massachusetts at Richard F. Garber Field.
The Blue Hens (4-6), who beat a ranked opponent for the first time in five tries this season and won for the first time since March 21, improved to 4-6. Massachusetts (3-3) received five goals from Jeremy Murphy. The Hens downed the Minutemen by one goal for the second straight year.
* North Carolina 21, Butler 5: Brendan Carey supplied three goals and three assists as No. 8 North Carolina (6-5) ripped visiting Butler (3-7). Six Tar Heels scored two or more goals, and North Carolina won 20 of 29 faceoffs.
* Brown 22, Penn 13: David Evans scored a career-high six goals to pace No. 11 Brown (5-4) over visiting Penn (4-7). Fourteen players scored for the Bears, who outscored the Quakers 9-1 in the second quarter.
* Georgetown 17, Hofstra 6: Jim Fenzel scored four goals to lift No. 12 Georgetown (9-2) to a win over No. 14 Hofstra (6-3). The Hoyas, who outshot the Flying Dutchmen 53-32, have won nine of their past 10.
Leading 9-6, Georgetown scored all eight goals of the fourth quarter. Hofstra scored only one goal in the second half.
* Salisbury State 21, Adelphi 8: Jason Coffman had five goals and two assists to help host Salisbury State (10-0), which is top-ranked in Division III, to a rout of Adelphi (6-3). The Sea Gulls led 12-2 at halftime, and outshot Adelphi 56-31 overall.
* Gettysburg 21, Washington College 6: David Curry scored five goals to pace Gettysburg (9-1) past visiting Washington College (3-7). Greg Tomasso had two goals and an assist for the Shoremen.
In the second half, the Bullets outscored Washington College 15-2, won 15 of 19 faceoffs and outshot the Shoremen 28-10 to break open a four-goal advantage.
* Western Maryland 19, Haverford 13: Dean Coccia scored four goals and added two assists to lead Western Maryland (6-4, 2-1) past visiting Haverford (4-8, 0-3) in a Centennial Conference game.
Coccia had two goals and an assist to spark Western Maryland to the first four goals of the third quarter and a 13-5 lead.
* St. Mary's 15, Goucher 5: Dave Wenrich produced three goals and three assists to push St. Mary's (8-1) over visiting Goucher (5-7).