Rutgers stuns Syracuse, 9-8, in overtime Knights hadn't beaten Orangemen since 1955

Brad Mayer scored 2: 37 into overtime as Rutgers shocked No. 6 Syracuse, 9-8, yesterday in Piscataway, N.J. The Scarlet Knights (3-5) had lost 20 consecutive games to the Orangemen (7-3), last winning in 1955.

"This is one of the biggest wins we've had here in a long time," said Rutgers coach Tom Hayes. "The kids hung in there. The whole team did a great, great job in all phases."


Syracuse, which had won five straight, took an 8-7 lead with 40 seconds left in the game on a goal by Jim Morrissey. Rutgers forced overtime on an extra-man goal by Craig Buckley with four seconds left.

Rutgers sophomore goalkeeper Mike Zoanetti, who grew up minutes from Syracuse, made 23 saves. "It's probably the greatest game I've ever played," Zoanetti said. "I know some guys on their team, so this is really sweet."


Hobart 9, Penn State 4: Eric Curry scored three goals and added an assist as unranked Hobart upended No. 10 Penn State in a constant downpour in Geneva, N.Y. The Statesmen (4-4), who have won the past three meetings with the Nittany Lions (8-2), held Penn State without a goal for 42 1/2 minutes.

Princeton 17, Harvard 10: Sophomore attackman Jesse Hubbard tied his career best with six goals, all in the first half, as No. 2 Princeton (7-1) topped No. 12 Harvard (4-2) in Cambridge, Mass. The Crimson became the first Ivy League foe since Yale in 1990 to score in double figures against the Tigers, a span of 35 games.

Virginia 16, Duke 10: Michael Watson had five goals to help No. 3 Virginia (8-2) past No. 13 and host Duke (5-5). Virginia scored eight goals in the third quarter to run out to a 14-9 lead.

Brown 13, Penn 11: David Evans (four goals) scored with 24 seconds left in the game to ensure a victory for No. 8 Brown (5-4) over host Penn (3-8).

Georgetown 16, Hofstra 15, OT: Freshman midfielder Scott Baughman scored a low shot 1: 50 into the first overtime to lift No. 17 Georgetown (6-3) over host and No. 11 Hofstra (5-3).

Massachusetts 13, Delaware 11: Eric Bailey scored four goals to pace No. 16 Massachusetts (5-3) over host Delaware (6-5).

Yale 10, Army 8: Tom Zaccagnino and Bob Berls each scored three goals as No. 20 Yale (5-4) won its third straight, downing No. 18 Army (5-4) in New Haven, Conn. The Bulldogs outscored the Cadets 5-2 in the fourth quarter.

Bucknell 9, Lehigh 7: Jeremy Hamblin scored midway through the fourth quarter to break a 7-7 tie and lift No. 14 Bucknell (8-0) over visiting Lehigh (4-6).


Salisbury State 15, Adelphi 9: Paul Smith scored five goals to help Salisbury State (11-0), ranked No. 1 in Division III, defeat Adelphi (4-3).

Washington College 14, Gettysburg 7: Andy Taibl stopped a season-best 19 shots as No. 7 and host Washington College (7-3) downed No. 10 Gettysburg (5-4).

Western Maryland 24, Haverford 11: Bo Schrott scored seven goals and added six assists to lead No. 18 Western Maryland (9-1) past Haverford (2-6).

Pub Date: 4/14/96