Cornell's late 4-goal surge upsets Princeton, 9-8


Cornell ended the game with four straight goals and held Princeton scoreless for the final 10:16 as the Big Red upset the No. 5 Tigers, 9-8, at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y.

Princeton (7-3), which had led for the first 24 minutes of the second half, missed a chance to move into the top four and gain a first-round bye after No. 2 Maryland and No. 3 Virginia lost Friday. Cornell (7-4) has beaten three straight ranked opponents.

Dan Wolff scored with 5:37 left to cap the rally that ended the Tigers' seven-game winning streak. It was the Big Red's first home victory over Princeton in six years.

* Hobart 12, Georgetown 9: Josh Kenney had two goals and a career-high five assists to lead No. 13 Hobart (6-4) past No. 10 Georgetown (9-3) in front of 3,200 at Boswell Field. It spoiled the return of Georgetown's Dave Urick, who coached Hobart to 10 straight Division III national championships.

The Hoyas pulled to 8-7 in the fourth quarter, but the Statesmen scored four straight to make it 12-7.

* Syracuse 24, Penn 8: Jim Morrissey scored five goals as No. 4 Syracuse (9-2) routed Penn before 6,434 at the Carrier Dome. Sixteen players scored for the Orangemen, who got the first nine goals.

* Massachusetts 10, Notre Dame 9: Henry Stanziale scored the game-winner with 23 seconds remaining to lift No. 14 Massachusetts (5-3) over No. 10 and visiting Notre Dame (6-4). Brendan Glass tied a career-high with seven goals for Massachusetts, which outshot the Fighting Irish 11-5 in the fourth quarter.

Trailing 9-7 with four minutes left, the Minutemen scored three goals. It was Massachusetts' first lead since 38 seconds into the second half.

* Brown 21, Dartmouth 9: David Evans produced five goals to lead No. 9 Brown (7-4) over No. 19 and host Dartmouth (7-2). The Bears won their fourth straight.

* Penn State 15, Rutgers 14: Rob Warren and Mike O'Keefe scored back-to-back goals in a 38-second span with less than two minutes left, and as No. 12 Penn State (10-2) edged No. 20 and host Rutgers (6-6).

* Harvard 18, Yale 7: Jamie Ames tied a Harvard record with nine goals to pace the No. 18 Crimson (5-5) past visiting Yale (5-7).

* VMI 12, Mount St. Mary's 11: Rob Worrell scored four goals as Virginia Military Institute (8-4) held off visiting Mount St. Mary's (2-11).

* Franklin & Marshall 20, Western Maryland 13: Junior Chris Mergardt scored seven goals and Jeremy Bryant added a career-high five goals as No. 8 Franklin & Marshall (12-1) topped visiting Western Maryland (6-5) in a Division III game.


* Georgetown 14, Towson State 5: Chrissy Flynn had four goals and three assists to lead visiting Georgetown over Towson State.

* Johns Hopkins 12, Swarthmore 6: Francine Brennan scored four goals to push No. 6 Johns Hopkins (12-2) over No. 14 Swarthmore (11-4) in a Division III game.

* Western Maryland 22, Muhlenberg 7: Jodi Wagner scored a career-high six goals to pace Western Maryland (6-4) past visiting Muhlenberg (4-8).

* Goucher 15, Bridgewater 8: Kristin Carey scored six goals and added three assists to lead host Goucher (12-1) over Bridgewater.

* Rowan 21, College of Notre Dame 13: Colleen Smith scored six to pace visiting Rowan (12-1) past College of Notre Dame (10-6).

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