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May 23, 1988

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) _ Tom Gravante’s six goals and four assists by Bill Miller assured Hobart of its ninth straight NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse championship with an 18-9 victory over Ohio Wesleyan.

Hobart, 14-4, scored the first five goals of Saturday’s championship game, a rematch of last year’s title game in which Hobart beat Wesleyan 9-5.

Matt Torggler scored two of the first five goals as Hobart jumped to a 6-1 lead after the first quarter.

Gravante scored three second-period goals as Hobart took a 10-2 halftime lead. Hobart led 17-3 after three quarters, before Wesleyan, 15-2, made a late surge in the final quarter with six goals.

Gravante’s six goals gave him 17 for the three-game tournament, breaking the Division III tournament record of 12 goals by Paul Goldsmith of Roanoke, Va., in 1983 and Bruce Yancey of Washington College in Maryland in 1986.

Miller’s four assists pushed his tournament total to 17, surpassing the tournament record of 14 by Mark Koetzner of Cortland St. (N.Y.) in 1981.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roberto Gaggioli of Italy captured the Subaru cycling classic for the second straight year on a two-mile course around Head House Square in Olde City.

Gaggioli and American Doug Shapiro were at least one lap ahead of all the other racers for the final 25 laps of the 40-mile, 80-lap race Sunday.

Gaggioli of Team Pepsi outsprinted Shapiro of Team 7-Eleven in the final 30 yards to the finish line for his second straight victory in the Subaru race in Philadelphia.

Gaggioli ran the race in 1:36:56 and picked up $1,985 in prize money.

Matt Koshara of Team Toga finished third overall despite injuring his ribs in an earlier crash.

Gaggioli won his second race overall this season. He earlier won the Final Stage Gino D’Treintino in Italy.

The Philadelphia race was one of seven races on the Subaru Classic Circuit this season. Seventy-eight riders from eight different countries took part in the race.


ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) - Team Australia, skippered by Ian Bashford with crew Rod Waterhouse, maintained its record-setting pace in the 12th annual World 1000 endurance sailboat race as the sixth leg brought the 13-boat field to Isle of Palms.

It took the open division leaders 5 hours, 45:04 minutes to sail their Tornado catamaran the 82.5 miles from Tybee Island, Ga., to Isle of Palms. They left the Tybee checkpoint, near Savannah, at 10 a.m. Sunday and arrived behind The Windjammer at 3:45.

Since Tuesday, they have covered the 512.4 miles from the race’s starting point in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 43 hours, 15:52 minutes. In second place, 11:15 behind, is Team Domino’s Pizza, with skipper Roy Seaman of Malibu, Calif., and crew Gary Miller of Grass Valley, Calif., in a Nacra 6.0 catamaran. Seaman is past national and North American champion in the Tornado class.

Bashford and Seaman both are two-time winners of this endurance race, and trail only three-time winner and race founder Mike Worrell on the list of winningest skippers.


NEW YORK (AP) - Don Choy of San Francisco ran 95 miles and raised his total to 213 on the second day of the Sri Chinmoy 1,300-mile run.

Trishul Cherns of Vail, Colo., was second after Sunday with 187. Izumi Yamamoto of Japan leads the women with 133.

Yiannis Kouris of Greece ran 126 for a two-day total of 274 in the 1,000- mile run. Sandy Barwick is the top woman with 194.

Saurjya Clark of New York ran 86 to lead the 700-mile rvent with 180. Esuparebha Schecter of Washington, D.C., leads the women with 178.

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