When Jim Deegan brought Even Hytten to Mount St. Mary's four years ago, the Norwegian was one of the world's best decathlon prospects. Assorted injuries slowed his track and field career, but Hytten has turned out to be a top soccer player for the Mount.
Hytten's second goal of the game Tuesday beat Georgetown 3-2 in overtime. It was the Mount's sixth straight win, and Hytten has scored in each. He has nine goals and three assists on the year. Deegan's troops take a 7-1-1 record into Saturday's game at James Madison, which is ranked No. 7 in the South Atlantic Region.
Towson State coach Frank Olszewski, who spent the summer assisting with the Maryland Bays, is glad he has the weekend off.
Last Saturday his Tigers had a 1 p.m. home game against Drexel, which they won. Olszewski left campus at 3:30, and somehow caught a Boston-bound flight that left BWI at 4:10. He was safely on the sideline when the Bays beat San Francisco for the APSL championship.
* Women's soccer is in only its fourth year at UMBC, but it didn't take long for the program to make its way into the Retrievers record books. Coach Dave Kelley's team had won 14 straight games -- the longest streak ever by a UMBC team -- before it was swamped by William & Mary 6-0 last Friday.
Sophomore Christa Gredlein, an All-Metro while at Catholic High, had seven goals and four assists in the Retrievers' first eight games.
William & Mary, the team that ended the UMBC streak, is No. 7 in the nation. Sandy Gaskill, a senior back out of Atholton High, has started 69 straight games for the Indians.
* Ray Daniels, last seen as a Morgan State assistant, is the new men's basketball coach at Dundalk Community College.
He'll rely on several freshmen who last year led Joppatowne to a state 1A championship, including 6-6 Rob Jelen and 6-5 Greg Robins. Freshmen from the city include 6-8 Leon Love (Northwestern), 6-6 Carey Hayes (Northern) and guards Kevin Leach (Lake Clifton) and Dion Levi (Southwestern).
* Fall baseball and lacrosse, winter soccer and spring football. If athletic administrators are so interested in cutting costs, why don't they ax out-of-season practices and competition?