- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 20, 2003

No. 1 Johns Hopkins 17, Navy 3
BALTIMORE Kyle Barrie's career day helped the Blue Jays continue nearly three decades of dominance against the Midshipmen yesterday.
Barrie scored five goals and added four assists as Hopkins (9-1) defeated Navy (5-7) before 3,280 at Homewood Field. The Blue Jays have won 29 straight against the Mids since 1975.
Bobby Benson and Conor Ford scored three goals each for Hopkins, which has won six straight and is 37-1 in games played in April since 1997.
"The last few games, we've started to click," said Barrie, a sophomore who has 26 goals and 16 assists this season. "We've started to find the holes in the defense a little bit."
Both teams scored in the first minute, but the Blue Jays didn't wait much longer to begin the rout. Barrie's extra-man goal gave Hopkins the lead with 13:16 left in the first quarter, and Ford added two goals. Barrie took Benson Erwin's feed in transition to make it 5-1 late in the first quarter.
"He's as good an attackman as we've played against all year," Navy coach Richie Meade said of Barrie. "When he's out there with all the other guys that they have, it's very difficult to keep track of him. Some teams that we've played have two or three that you have to stop. This group, their first nine players are all threats."
Hopkins posted three more goals before Ian Dingman broke a scoring drought of nearly 20 minutes for Navy. Still, the Mids were effectively out of the game well before the first quarter was over.
"If we could get a lead and not let them feel like they were in the game from start to finish, we felt like that was important," Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said. "It was important to get off to a good start and let Navy know we were taking them seriously."
Hopkins led 10-2 at halftime and scored the last six goals.
The Blue Jays were efficient, putting 26 of their 37 shots on goal. In the first three quarters, Hopkins scored on 16 of 30 shots.
Navy absorbed its worst loss since a 21-7 drubbing at Maryland in 1998. It was also the third time in five games the Mids were held to fewer than five goals.
The Mids are assured of their first losing season since 1996 and only the sixth in the program's 96-year history. Navy finishes its regular season Saturday against Army.
No. 6 UMass 11, No. 3 Georgetown 8
AMHERST, Mass. Jeff Zywicki scored four goals to help the Minutemen hand the Hoyas their first loss.
Bill Schell made 14 saves for Massachusetts (11-1, 3-1 ECAC). Georgetown, which had been the nation's last undefeated team, fell to 8-1, 3-1.
Massachusetts jumped out to a 6-2 advantage and never lost the lead. The Minutemen and Hoyas are now tied atop the ECAC, with Rutgers (9-3, 2-1) and Penn State (6-5, 3-2) a half-game behind. The Nittany Lions defeated the Scarlet Knights yesterday 7-6.
No. 2 Princeton 17, No. 9 Cornell 9
ITHACA, N.Y. Jason Donegar scored a career-high seven goals and Ryan Boyle had two goals and seven assists as the Tigers (8-2, 4-0) took control of the Ivy League title chase by routing the Big Red (7-4, 4-1).
No. 11 Towson 17, Drexel 9
PHILADELPHIA Brian Myers scored four goals as the Tigers (6-4, 5-0) clinched the top seed in the CAA tournament by defeating the Dragons (4-7, 1-3).

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