Green Terrors roll over Ursinus, 6-0 Western Md. bounces back from tourney losses

September 16, 1992|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

WESTMINSTER After a pair of tight opening-season losses at the Roanoke (Va.) Tournament over the weekend, the Western Maryland College men's soccer team rolled to a 6-0 win over Ursinus College (0-4) yesterday afternoon.

The Green Terrors (1-2) dominated throughout, outshooting the visitors 24-7.

Senior midfielder Eric Resh got things started with an unassisted goal with 8:53 left in the first half. After beating a defender down the right side, the North Carroll grad cut inside and scored on a rocket shot just outside the 18-yard mark.

"That's classic Eric Resh," WMC coach Matt Robinson said.

"He's got great quickness around the goal and really placed the ball well."

It was the 13th Western Maryland shot on goal. Western Maryland continually peppered the Ursinus goal in the first 35 minutes of the match only to come up dry until that point.

"It wasn't so much frustrating as just growing impatient," said Robinson.

"Once we got the first one by, we had a feeling the flood gates would open."

And that was exactly the case. Resh added his second unassisted tally three minutes later and seniors Burr Burker and Brian Redding (Westminster High) added late first-half goals to put the Green Terrors up 4-0.

"We showed a lot of patience in setting things up but the best thing I saw was our strong finishing," Robinson said.

"It's a nice way to start things off at home and should get us up for Moravian on Saturday."

It was much of the same in the second half as the Green Terrors added two more goals.

Senior fullback Dave Storey (Francis Scott Key), pinched in and took advantage of a long flip throw-in from fellow senior Ron Chesney (South Carroll) to give the Green Terrors a 5-0 lead and senior Todd Knellinger closed out the scoring off an assist from Resh.

Matt St. Jean and Eric Hart combined on the shutout in the Western Maryland goal -- turning back seven Ursinus shots.

The Green Terrors lost their opener 3-1 to Greensboro (N.C.) College Friday, then suffered a 2-0 setback to tournament host Roanoke Saturday. Roanoke and Greensboro were ranked in the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America Div. III south region preseason poll.

Robinson is hoping yesterday's win will carry over into Saturday's conference opener at home against Moravian.

"It's always a tough game," Robinson said.

"We've lost a lot of one-goal games to them that weren't decided until the final 10 minutes. The seniors would really like to beat them the last time around."

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