Area College Lacrosse Preview

April 05, 1991|By Doug Brown


* WHERE: Fetzer Field, Chapel Hill, N.C.

* RADIO: WITH-AM 1230.

* OUTLOOK: No. 2 Johns Hopkins (4-1) is playing the top-ranked team for the second straight week. First Virginia, now the Tar Heels (6-0). Hopkins coach Tony Seaman's main concern is Carolina's speed: "I've thought from the outset Carolina was the team to beat. This is the fastest team we'll play and [midfielder Jim] Buczek may be the fastest man in lacrosse. There's not a good team in the country that's not faster than we are." Seaman is pleased with the progress of defenseman Bill Dwan, who underwent surgery for a broken bone in his foot last fall: "We saw the old Bill Dwan against Virginia." Dennis Goldstein leads Carolina in goals (16) and assists (13). Adam Wright leads Hopkins in goals (12); Matt Panetta is No. 1 in assists (16). A year ago, at Homewood, Carolina handed Hopkins its fourth straight loss.


* WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

* WHERE: Curley Field.

* OUTLOOK: Baltimore's most competitive lacrosse rivalry pits No. 6 Loyola (4-2) against No. 9 Towson State (3-1). Four of the last six encounters have been decided by two or fewer goals. Towson leads the series, 18-12, but Loyola has won the last three. The Greyhounds had won 22 straight regular-season home games until upended by Brown last week. The game matches two of the top attack units in college lacrosse. Kevin Beach has led Loyola in goals or assists in each of its six games; Chris Colbeck surpassed the career 100-point mark with three goals against Brown. The Tigers counter with Glenn Smith, John Blatchley and Michael DeSimone; midfielder Rob Shek leads the team in goals (13). This will be Towson's only regular-season game on an artificial surface this year.


* WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

* WHERE: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Va.

* OUTLOOK: No. 7 Maryland (5-1) and No. 5 Virginia (6-1) are on the rebound after suffering their first defeats of the season, to North Carolina and Johns Hopkins, respectively. The Terps' Rob Wurzburger and the Cavaliers' Kevin Pehlke each had four goals in Virginia's 21-12 romp over Maryland last year, and both are back. Wurzburger is two goals behind Jim Wilkerson, No. 3 on Maryland's all-time list with 117. Mark Douglas continues to lead the Terps in scoring (33 points).


* WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

* WHERE: Lexington, Va.

* OUTLOOK: A freshman, Terry Moore, has claimed the Mount's goalie job and has started the last six games in place of ailing Mike Plott. He has a 60.0 saves percentage. Charlie Horning is the scoring leader with 22 goals and 14 assists. The Mount (5-2) may not make up its postponed game last week with Drexel because that school's practice is not to reschedule non-conference games.


* WHEN: Tomorrow, 1:30 p.m.

* WHERE: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.

* OUTLOOK: No. 10 Navy (4-2), seeking to stretch its winning streak to five, is coming off a 9-8 win over Duke. The Middies have defeated No. 14 Army (5-1) five straight years. "We don't dwell on that or worry about it," said Army coach Jack Emmer. "We treat this as a new year." Two of Army's starting defensemen are from this area -- Chris Lepp (Bel Air High) and Adam Silva (Meade High). The Cadets' leading scorers are Steve Heller, Ed McGuire, Rob Cahill and Eric Waltz; Dennis Nealon and John Quinn pace Navy.


* WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.

* WHERE: UMBC Stadium.

* OUTLOOK: UMBC (5-2) and No. 19 Penn State (4-3) have played one common opponent, VMI. Penn State routed the Keydets, 17-4, while UMBC slipped by, 10-8, in the mud. The Nittany Lions have won four straight over the Retrievers, but by a total of only seven points. The last two times (1987 and 1989) Penn State played at UMBC Stadium, it escaped with 13-12 triumphs. Ted Peddy (McDonogh) paces the Lions with 15 goals. Matt Pfeiler has 14 for UMBC; Jamie Batley and Steve Marohl are tied for the team lead in points with 25.

OTHER GAMES TOMORROW Washington College at Roanoke, 2 p.m.

Salisbury State at Guilford, 1 p.m.

Mary Washington at Western Maryland, 2 p.m.

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