UMBC's Marohl reaches milestone

April 16, 1992|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Staff Writer

EMMITSBURG -- Steve Marohl is the first 100-100 man in UMBC lacrosse history, but the countdown continues for the senior attackman.

Marohl collected two goals and seven assists, helping UMBC (10-2) to a 22-8 rout of Mount St. Mary's (3-7) yesterday. His second goal raised his career total to 100. He has 130 assists, giving him a school-record 230 points.

"I'm relieved," said Marohl, a graduate of South River High in Edgewater. "I felt a little pressure to get the 100-100."

With its 10th victory, UMBC broke its Division I record for most wins in a season, set last year. Now the Retrievers will see how good they are, with Loyola coming up Saturday, followed by Towson State and Maryland, all top-10 teams.

As for Marohl's next milestone, he needs three assists to match the NCAA Division I single-season record of 73, held by Cornell's Tim Goldstein and Yale's John O'Neill.

Marohl scored goal No. 100 with 38 seconds left in the first half. Moving unguarded from behind the goal, he faked high and shot low past Mount goalie Joe Jenkins. By coincidence, the goal represented Marohl's 100th point of the season. His total at day's end was 102 (32, 70).

In the stands, recording the event with a video recorder, was Marohl's father, Steve Sr., a Mount St. Mary's grad and former lacrosse player. Steve Sr. appreciated that his son has collected 29 of his 221 career points against the Mount.

"There were no video recorders when I played [1967-71]," the elder Marohl said. "Twenty years from now, Steve will enjoy watching this."

As for UMBC's tough upcoming games, coach Dick Watts said: "If we play up to our capabilities, we're a playoff club, but we haven't done that yet. We weren't sharp or alert, and we had 20 TTC turnovers at halftime. I hope we play up to our potential Saturday. I think we will."

The Mount (3-7) has dropped six straight and is now assured of a losing record after eight straight winners.

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