Notre Dame's defense dominates Hofstra, 8-4 No. 1 Princeton holds off Hobart for 13-9 triumph


Freshman David Ulrich had three goals and an assist and host Notre Dame held No. 10 Hofstra to its lowest goal total of the season in scoring an 8-4 victory yesterday.

The win stopped the Fighting Irish's four-game losing streak, while the Flying Dutchmen (10-4) lost for just the second time in nine games.

Notre Dame (5-7) never trailed and got two goals from Chris Dusseau to lead 3-2 at halftime.

The Fighting Irish shut out the Flying Dutchmen in the third period and held their largest lead at 7-2 after Stedman Oakey scored an unassisted goal with 11: 53 to play.

No. 1 Princeton 13, No. 11 Hobart 9: Lorne Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 13 seconds left in the third quarter as the top-ranked Tigers (11-1) handed the Statesmen their fourth straight loss before 2,500 at Hobart's Boswell Field.

For Princeton, Jesse Hubbard finished with six goals; Smith and Josh Sims each had three goals. Nathan Roost led Hobart (8-4) with two goals and three assists.

No. 6 Syracuse 14, No. 8 Georgetown 11: Matt Cutia had a career-high five goals and Ryan Powell collected a career-high six assists as the host Orangemen defeated the Hoyas before 4,888 at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse (9-2) never trailed and broke a 9-9 tie on Jeff Lowe's first career goal in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.

Cutia's fourth goal gave Syracuse a 9-4 lead in the third period, but Georgetown (9-4) rallied to force a tie with 2: 52 left in the quarter.

No. 12 Harvard 20, Dartmouth 12: Senior Mike Ferrucci recorded nine points (six goals, three assists) in his final regular-season game as the host Crimson (11-3) won their fifth straight game.

Harvard went ahead for good when Jim Bevilacqua scored with 29 seconds left in the second quarter to break a 7-7 tie.

Brown 14, No. 14 Massachusetts 8: Jed Dewick scored six goals as the unranked Bears (4-9) knocked off the host Minutemen (7-5).

Rob Lyle chipped in with three goals and two assists for Brown, while Mike DelPercio led Massachusetts with four goals.

The Minutemen led 5-2 in the second quarter but the Bears took control with eight straight goals and shut out the Minutemen for 28: 48.

Pub Date: 5/03/98

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