Originally created 02/20/01

Overtime



Augusta State is in a three-way tie for fourth place after two rounds Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

The Jaguars, led by Jamie Elson and Oliver Wilson, are tied at 2-under par with South Carolina and Wake Forest. Elson and Wilson are in a five-way tie for 10th spot in the individual competition at 2-under 142.

Host Florida is the team leader at 8-under 568, one stroke in front of LSU and North Florida.

North Florida's David Bennett leads individually with an 8-under 136 after rounds of 66-70.

The final round is scheduled today.

SOFTBALL:

USC Aiken fans must wait until Thursday to see the Lady Pacers open their 2001 season. Their scheduled home opener Tuesday resulted in two victories, but they didn't have to take the field.

Columbia Union College of Takoma Park., Md., was supposed to be the foe, but the team didn't show, giving USC Aiken two 7-0 forfeit victories under NCAA rules. The Maryland team did not show up for a scheduled game against Coker College in Hartsville, S.C., on Sunday.

Augusta State will travel to USC Aiken on Thursday for a non-conference doubleheader at Pacer Park, beginning at 2:30 p.m.m.

HOCKEY:

Kirk McLean stopped 21 shots in relief of injured Mike Richter as the New York Rangers ran their unbeaten streak to five with a 4-2 victory over Chicago on Monday.

Richter will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament. An MRI exam revealed a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee, an injury that will require surgery once the swelling goes down in 2-to-3 weeks.

Linemates Petr Nedved, Radek Dvorak and Jan Hlavac scored goals and Sandy McCarthy also had a goal for New York. Eric Daze and Michael Nylander scored for Chicago.

HOCKEY:

RANGERS 4, BLACKHAWKS 2: Kirk McLean stopped 21 shots in relief of injured Mike Richter as the New York Rangers ran their unbeaten streak to five.

Richter will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament. An MRI exam revealed a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee, an injury that will require surgery once the swelling goes down in 2-to-3 weeks.

Linemates Petr Nedved, Radek Dvorak and Jan Hlavac scored goals and Sandy McCarthy also had a goal for New York. Eric Daze and Michael Nylander scored for Chicago.

AVALANCHE 5, PENGUINS 1: Peter Forsberg had two goals and two assists to lead Colorado past Pittsburgh. Ville Nieminen also scored twice for Colorado, and Milan Hejduk added a goal.

Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux, bothered lately by a sore back, was clearly off his game, going scoreless for the third time in five games after doing so only once in his first 18 comeback games. Pittsburgh's only goal was by Alexei Kovalev, who scored his 35th.

WILLIAMS UPDATE:

Ted Williams made a cross-country flight Monday and checked into a rehabilitation hospital in San Diego to continue his recovery from open-heart surgery.

Williams had been at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center since having surgery on Jan. 15.