At Hofstra...


April 29, 1991|By Doug Brown


JOHNS HOPKINS (6-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Hofstra Wednesday (7:30 p.m.); at Towson State Saturday (8 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: The Blue Jays are closing their regular season in novel fashion, with two night games on the road. Said coach Tony Seaman, who arranged the schedule: "Playing [Hofstra] on Long Island is a good thing to do because we have six or seven kids from there. And we need a night game because we'll be under the lights Saturday at Towson." . . . Seaman lists as "probable" midfielder Adam Wright (13 goals), who has missed PTC the last few games with a separated shoulder . . . Defenseman Matt Jackson may be done for the season with an Achilles' tendon injury . . . The Blue Jays broke open a close game with five unanswered goals in the second quarter and knocked off Navy, 15-11, Saturday before 9,705 at Homewood Field as Matt Panetta and Brian Lukacz each scored three goals . . . Seaman is "thrilled the way we're playing -- 6-3 against the toughest schedule in the country." . . . He is not thrilled -- in fact, he calls it "ridiculous" -- that the No. 7 Blue Jays trail two of their victims, No. 5 Virginia and No. 6 Syracuse, in the latest rankings.

LOYOLA (7-3)

* WHAT'S AHEAD: Idle this week; at C.W. Post May 11.

* FACEOFFS: No. 8 Loyola has outscored opponents in the first quarter, 58-21, and coach Dave Cottle is mystified by the team's penchant for squandering part or all of its early leads . . . The Greyhounds built a 10-1 lead over Delaware and cruised, 21-6, before 1,625 at Curley Field . . . Senior Chris Colbeck scored eight goals, one shy of John Carroll's school single-game record, and became the fifth Loyola player to reach 100.


* WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. UMBC Saturday (1 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: Following its 10-9 upset of Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals, Maryland is reeling after being crushed by No. 1 North Carolina, 18-8, in the championship game . . . Still, the Terps advanced from No. 4 to No. 3 . . . With uncanny accuracy, the Tar Heels (12-0) put 42 of their 57 shots on goal . . . They scored four times in 88 seconds for a 4-0 lead and led in the third quarter, 9-1 . . . Tournament MVP Dennis Goldstein had a career-high six goals in the final . . . Mark Douglas had three goals for Maryland and Rob Wurzburger added two, leaving him three shy of Frank Urso's school-record 127.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (9-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Georgetown Saturday (2 p.m.) in season finale.

* FACEOFFS: Charlie Horning (three goals, four assists) and Mike Rice (three and three) led the Mount to a 13-7 win over Canisius Saturday . . . The Mounties finished with a home record of 6-0.

NAVY (5-6) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Exams. Navy's regular season is over and its playoff chances are nil.

* FACEOFFS: The Middies lost their 17th straight to Johns Hopkins, 15-11, branding them with their first losing record since 1985 . . . In nine years as coach, Bryan Matthews has had three losing records, all 5-6 . . . "If we had beaten Hopkins, we'd be in the thick of things, on the bubble," Matthews said. "We knew we had to win this game to have a chance at the playoffs." . . . Navy played all or part of the season without seven starters, including defensemen Joe Dondero and Sean Donnelly . . . "It was an unusual year, injury-wise," Matthews said. "We had to dig deeper. I'm proud of this team. We didn't roll over."


* WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Johns Hopkins Saturday (8 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: Defending champion Towson State can clinch the East Coast Conference championship with a win over Delaware May 11 -- although it first has the tall assignment of entertaining Johns Hopkins . . . The No. 9 Tigers strolled through the first half and trailed, 5-2, early in the third quarter before stirring to beat UMBC, 11-5 . . . It was their seventh straight win over the Retrievers . . . Rob Shek and David Shoul each had three goals for Towson.

UMBC (7-6) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Maryland Saturday (1 p.m.) in season finale.

* FACEOFFS: The 11-5 loss to Towson killed the possibility of UMBC's first winning season since 1981.


* Salisbury State, ranked No. 1, virtually assured itself of the home-field advantage in the Division III playoffs by completing its first undefeated (13-0) regular season with a 20-4 rout of Washington College (3-7). Tournament seedings will be announced May 5. Rick Berkman, Rusty Pritzlaff and Eric Ungleich combined for 16 goals and 10 assists for Salisbury . . . Essex Community College (13-0) tuned up for the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament May 10-11 at Catonsville CC with a 26-5 romp over Navy's B team as Sean Heffernan poured in eight goals . . . Cornell's 12-2 loss to Princeton marked the fewest goals scored by the Big Red since Richie Moran became coach 23 years ago . . . Tory Kasemeyer and Craig Wanner each scored five times as Western Maryland (5-6) completed its season with a 23-7 rout of Swarthmore.

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