advance in NCAA lacrosse
Mike Powell and Mike Springer both scored four goals to lead Syracuse to a 15-5 win over Princeton in the NCAA Division I lacrosse quarterfinals at the Carrier Dome.
The defending champion Orangemen (10-5) will make their 21st consecutive trip to the final four, next Saturday at Baltimore's Ravens Stadium against the winner of today's Johns Hopkins-Towson quarterfinal.
Sean Hartofilis had three goals for Princeton (11-4), which lost a rematch of last season's championship game.
In the first game, Mike Mollot had four goals as Maryland (11-4) took a 13-7 win over Massachusetts (13-3). Sophomore attackman Gene Tundo (Orchard Park) had three ground balls for the Minutemen. Maryland faces the winner of today's Virginia-Georgetown tilt in the semifinals.
In Division II, New York Tech (13-0) scored a 12-11 semifinal win at Le Moyne (14-1). Sophomore midfielder Bob Tulowiecki (OP) had an assist for the Dolphins and junior defenseman Justin Wnuk (OP) had three ground balls. New York Tech will meet defending champion Limestone (13-2), which scored a 12-4 win over Mercyhurst (11-3), in next Sunday's final.
Parlow nets four
as U.S. blanks England
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Cindy Parlow did everything in a hurry Saturday, scoring four goals in a 13-minute span before rushing off to Atlanta for a WUSA game.
Parlow, who hadn't scored all season, switched from forward to midfielder and led the U.S. women's soccer team past England, 6-0, in an exhibition match.
It was the second straight time -- and eighth overall -- a player has scored four goals in a game for the U.S. team, which is 18-0-2 in its last 20 home games.
"We don't care who scores, how the ball gets in the back of the net, as long as we're on top at the end of the game," Parlow said.
Shannon MacMillan also scored four times in a 6-1 victory over Canada last month.