College Lacrosse Report

April 08, 1991|By Doug Brown

DIVISION I

JOHNS HOPKINS (4-2) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Army Saturday (2 p.m.), Homewood Field.

* FACEOFFS: After the 11-6 loss to No. 1 North Carolina (7-0), Johns Hopkins coach Tony Seaman bemoaned the Blue Jays' "horrible movement," saying they stood around too much . . . Entering the game, Hopkins was averaging 16 goals . . . Boys' Latin grads Michael Thomas and John Webster each scored three times for Carolina, which remained No. 1 in this week's U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches' poll . . . Jeff Wills and Seth Tierney had two apiece for No. 4 Hopkins.

LOYOLA (5-2) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Duke Saturday (2 p.m.), Curley Field.

* FACEOFFS: Coach Dave Cottle doesn't want anyone to cast aspersions on Loyola's remaining schedule -- Duke, UMBC, Delaware and C.W. Post -- or to question if it's muscular enough for a good seeding in the Division I tournament. "It's more than enough," Cottle said, pointing out the Greyhounds played five of the top 13 in last week's poll. "It was enough last year for a good seeding." . . . Loyola, ranked No. 6 in the latest poll, came from an 8-1 deficit to edge Towson State, 14-12, for the fourth straight year before the largest crowd (4,513) ever to pack Curley Field (capacity, 3,100 ) . . . "We chipped away," Cottle said. "We tried to find matchups to our advantage." . . . Jim Blanding, who matched Chris Colbeck with four goals, recalled that Loyola led Virginia 7-1 only to lose 17-10: "That's what went through my mind when it was 1-8. That told us anyone can come back." . . . Loyola had outscored opponents in the first quarter 33-10.

MARYLAND (5-2) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Navy Saturday (1:30 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: In its 10-9 win over Maryland, Virginia used a five-man rotation against Terps faceoff specialist Andy Claxton in an attempt to break his rhythm. Claxton had won 73 percent of his faceoffs entering the game and was 12-for-22 against No. 5 Virginia . . . Mark Douglas scored two of his team-high three goals during Maryland's five-goal run that cut Virginia's lead to one with 1:10 remaining. The Terps are No. 7 this week.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-2) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Radford Saturday (1 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: Mike Rice, an attackman out of Howard High, gathered four goals and an assist in the Mount's 13-10 triumph over VMI.

NAVY (4-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Maryland Saturday (1:30 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: After five straight losses to Navy, Army stunned the Middies, 11-10, in double overtime . . . The Cadets (6-1), ranked No. 14 last week, moved to a tie for No. 9 with Towson State. They think the victory might help propel them into the Division I tournament . . . Jim Gorman called his game-winning shot "the biggest goal of my life." . . . Navy dropped to No. 13 in the poll.

TOWSON STATE (3-2) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Bucknell Wednesday (7:30 p.m.) and Hofstra Saturday (1 p.m.), both at Minnegan Stadium.

* FACEOFFS: Coach Carl Runk's first thought after Towson State blew an 8-1 lead and watched Loyola score 10 of the last 12 goals: "I hurt for the kids. It was like two different games. Any time you get a lead like that, you get in trouble. We played two great quarters and then lost our intensity." . . . Glenn Smith and Rob Shek each had three goals for Towson.

UMBC (5-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Delaware Wednesday (3 p.m.); at Drexel Saturday (1 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: Jim Laverty shoved in his sixth goal of the day with 1:12 left as Penn State nipped UMBC, 11-10 . . . It was Penn State's fifth straight win over the Retrievers by a combined total of eight goals.

23p6,tex,13,16 OTHERS * Salisbury State moved to No. 1 in the Division III coaches' poll, it beat Guilford 31-8 and former No. 1 Hobart lost to Syracuse, 30-10. For the unbeaten Sea Gulls (9-0), Rusty Pritzlaff and Rick Berkman each scored six goals . . . After a 3 1/2 -week wait, No. 10-ranked Washington College nailed down its second victory, 8-7 over Roanoke on Kevin Knox's goal with four minutes left . . . Brian Sattler and Tory Kasemeyer each had seven points in Western Maryland's 20-9 romp past Mary Washington.

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