- The Washington Times - Monday, May 13, 2002

NEWARK, Del. It was not the 60 minutes of lacrosse Georgetown coach Dave Urick wanted from his Hoyas in the first round of the men's NCAA Division I tournament yesterday.
But the Hoyas' effort was good enough to defeat an inspired but overmatched Manhattan team playing in its first postseason 12-7 at Delaware Stadium.
The win sets up a quarterfinal matchup between fifth-seeded Georgetown (12-2) and fourth-seeded Princeton (8-4) on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hofstra Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. The Hoyas' precision on both ends of the field will have to improve considerably if they plan on defeating defending national champion Princeton and advancing to their second final four and first since 1999.
In the other quarterfinal game Matt Monfett had four goals and assisted on three more as Duke overwhelmed Hobart 22-6.
"I'm pleased with the result maybe we're not as thrilled with how we got it," said Urick, whose Hoyas are playing in their sixth straight NCAA tournament. "But I've learned a long time ago to stop putting asterisks by wins. We won the game, we're moving forward and I give Manhattan an awful lot of credit."
After the first day of the tournament produced blowout wins by Massachusetts (17-4 over Fairfield) and Cornell (12-3 over Stony Brook), Georgetown may have been looking ahead to the Tigers. The Hoyas were the highest-seeded team playing this weekend, and a sparse crowd in a poor playoff atmosphere didn't help the Hoyas' motivation.
But the automatic qualifiers from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference did not roll over. Jaspers senior goalie James Amandola entered the game as the nation's leader in save percentage and played the best game of his career at the most opportune time, single-handedly keeping his team in the contest. He saw 62 shots and stopped 24, including 14 in the first half, and he outplayed counterpart Scott Schroeder, who saw 17 shots and made just four saves for the Hoyas.
"That was the one statement last night: Let's talk about Stony Brook, and let's talk about Fairfield," said Jaspers coach Tim McIntee, whose team bus broke down in New Jersey on the trip down Saturday. "I said, 'How do you want to represent? Do you want to lose 12-3, 15-3, 17-3? We're going to have to make a difference here. We're going to show everyone in Division I that even though we are the underdog and have only $64,000 in scholarship money ' To turn around and give a performance like this, it says a lot about our team and our heart."
Manhattan (11-6) kept it close early and tied the game at 2-2 in the second quarter. But the Hoyas reeled off four straight in a five-minute span to enter halftime ahead 6-2. Player of the year favorite Steve Dusseau led the Hoyas with four goals, while Trevor Walker and Walid Hajj added two apiece. Neal Goldman contributed three assists for Georgetown. Six players scored for Manhattan, which was paced by Eugene Tanner's two goals.

WOMEN

Georgetown 11, Duke 4
Sophomore midfielder Anouk Peters scored two of her three goals in the first half to lead the top-seeded Hoyas (16-1) past the Blue Devils in an NCAA Division I tournament quarterfinal game at Kehoe Field.
Erin Elbe and Tracy Weickel scored two goals apiece for the Hoyas, the 2001 national runner-ups.

Cornell 14, Maryland 4
Jaimee Reynolds had seven goals and two assists as the Big Red (16-1) ended the Terrapins' seven-year reign as Division I champions with a quarterfinal win in Ithaca, N.Y.
Kristie Leggio led the Terps (11-10) with two goals. Maryland, which had won every NCAA title since 1995 and been to 12 straight semifinals, had its 21-game NCAA tournament winning streak snapped.

N. Carolina 14, Virginia 13 (OT)
Kellie Thompson, who finished with five goals and two assists, scored two late in regulation to force overtime and Lindsay Stone scored the game-winner with just three seconds left in the first overtime period to lead the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Amy Appelt led the Cavaliers (15-4) with five goals.


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