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LOYOLA VS. C.W. POST* WHEN:

May 10, 1991|By Doug Brown

LOYOLA VS. C.W. POST

* WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

* WHERE: Brookville, N.Y.

* OUTLOOK: No. 8 Loyola (7-3) needs a win to enhance its chances for a better seeding in the 12-team NCAA tournament field that will be selected Sunday. The Greyhounds are 3-3 against teams in the top 12, with wins over No. 3 Princeton, No. 10 Towson State and No. 11 Rutgers and losses to No. 2 Brown, No. 5 Virginia and No. 12 Duke. Loyola has beaten C.W. Post four straight times, including a 26-8 decision last year. Coach Tom Postel's team (4-7) was knocked out of the Top 20 with last week's loss to No. 18 Adelphi.

TOWSON STATE VS. DELAWARE

* WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

* WHERE: Newark, Del.

* OUTLOOK: A victory by No. 10 Towson State (8-3) would give the Tigers their fifth East Coast Conference championship this school year. Defending champion Towson can capture its fifth ECC lacrosse title in nine years. Unranked Delaware (6-9) and Towson are both 3-0 in the ECC. Coming off a loss to Johns Hopkins, Towson needs a win to keep alive its hopes of reaching the NCAA tournament. Said coach Carl Runk: "We firmly believe we're a tournament caliber team and we need to prove it by playing our very best against Delaware."

UMBC VS. NEW HAMPSHIRE

* WHEN: Tomorrow, 1 p.m.

* WHERE: UMBC Stadium.

* OUTLOOK: UMBC (8-6) hopes to conclude its first winning season since 1981 with a flourish. The Retrievers are coming off an upset of Maryland, their first triumph over a nationally ranked team since they stunned Loyola in 1987. Goalie Bob Bailey is 16 shy of a UMBC Division I record for saves in one season. Chris Cain is nine short of a similar record for ground balls. The senior midfielder has played in a UMBC-record 55 straight games. Unranked New Hampshire (9-3), which edged Dartmouth, 13-11, Wednesday, has won four straight. One of the Wildcats' three losses was to No. 2 Brown by two goals.

SALISBURY STATE VS. OHIO WESLEYAN

* WHEN: Sunday, 4 p.m.

* WHERE: Delaware, Ohio.

* OUTLOOK: No. 1 Salisbury (14-0) will be on the road for its NCAA Division III semifinal against No. 2 Ohio Wesleyan, which has won 13 straight since opening the season with three defeats. In the other semi, No. 4 Nazareth (12-1) is at No. 5 Hobart (6-6), the 11-time defending champion. Salisbury advanced by eliminating Ithaca while Ohio Wesleyan beat Washington & Lee. This is the ninth NCAA tournament for the Sea Gulls, but they've never reached the final. Asked about Ohio Wesleyan's home-field advantage, coach Lelan Rogers said, "We'll take it. The selection committee felt we had a tougher schedule; we played more Top 10 teams than Salisbury." The team's leading scorer is Rich Franz, who moved into the team lead with six against W&L. Salisbury's senior attack unit of Rick ,, Berkman, Eric Ungleich and Rusty Pritzlaff has combined for 148 goals.

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