Division I

College Lacrosse Report

May 06, 1991|By Doug Brown

JOHNS HOPKINS (8-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Regular season over. NCAA tournament starts May 15.

* FACEOFFS: Coach Tony Seaman: "Back in October, who would have thought we'd be 8-3, with our tough schedule?" . . . The Blue Jays advanced from No. 7 to No. 4 in the poll after defeating Towson State, 12-9, Saturday night before an overflow crowd of 5,500 at Minnegan Stadium . . . They now might have a first-round bye and the home-field advantage in the quarterfinals May 19 . . . Brian Lukacz scored five goals and Brendan Cody had three . . . Hopkins broke open a close game with seven unanswered goals in the second half, blanking Towson State for almost 22 minutes . . . The Blue Jays lead the series, 15-1.

LOYOLA (7-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At C.W. Post Saturday (1 p.m.).

* FACEOFFS: The Greyhounds, still No. 8, were idle last week.

MARYLAND (8-4) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Regular season over. The Terps will be in the team NCAA tournament field, to be selected next Sunday, but probably squandered their chances of a first-round bye and the home-field advantage in the quarterfinals by losing to UMBC, 15-13.

* FACEOFFS: In one of the major upsets of the season, unranked UMBC decisioned then-No. 3 Maryland, 15-13 . . . The Terps dropped to No. 7 as a result . . . Senior attackman Mark Douglas and coach Dick Edell admitted the players were looking past UMBC to the playoffs . . . "They're a better team than we thought," conceded Douglas, who had five goals . . . Rob Wurzburger also scored five to become Maryland's all-time leading goal scorer with 129, supplanting Frank Urso (127 from 1973-76).

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (10-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Season over.

* FACEOFFS: The Mount posted its best record in three years in Division I by edging Georgetown 12-10 . . . Charlie Horning, who entered the game as the leading scorer in Division I, had four goals and three assists.

NAVY (5-6) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Season over.

TOWSON STATE (8-3) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Delaware Saturday (1 p.m.) with the East Coast Conference championship at stake. Towson is the defending ECC champ and is seeking its fifth title since joining the league in 1983.

* FACEOFFS: After his team's 12-9 win over the Tigers, Johns Hopkins coach Tony Seaman said, "Towson belongs in the playoffs. If they're not in, it's robbery." . . . Towson coach Carl Runk agreed: "I believe we belong in the playoffs. We played a good team and gave them a nice tussle. Any time a team plays this hard, you got to be proud of them." . . . Towson, which dropped from No. 9 to No. 10, may make the tournament even though it didn't beat anybody in the Top 10 and lost to Maryland, Loyola and Hopkins . . . The Blue Jays restricted Glenn Smith to one goal; Tony Millon, Rob Shek and David Shoul led the Tigers with two apiece.

UMBC (8-6) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. New Hampshire Saturday (1 p.m.) at UMBC Stadium in season finale.

* FACEOFFS: Just like that, UMBC is assured of its first winning season since 1981, thanks to Saturday's 15-13 upset of Maryland . . . The Retrievers' only other victory over the Terps in 12 previous meetings was a 15-14 overtime decision in 1985 . . . From 1986-90, UMBC didn't come any closer than four goals to Maryland . . . Alex Arthur led the Retrievers with four goals . . . Junior Steve Marohl had three goals and an assist to move into eighth place on the school's all-time points list with 124.

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