Frostburg vs. Salisbury with a twist Bobcats' McGlinchey faces his old team

September 23, 1992|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,Staff Writer

In May, when Mike McGlinchey became the football coach at Frostburg State, he took a quick look at the 1992 schedule and let out a sigh of relief.

McGlinchey was delighted that it was the Bobcats' turn to play host to rival Salisbury State, where he spent 15 years turning the Sea Gulls into an NCAA Division III power in football and wrestling. McGlinchey has many friends on the Eastern Shore and is glad he has a year to settle in Western Maryland before he has to venture to his old home.

"I'm always telling my players that it's great to be emotional for a game, but don't let emotion get the best of you," McGlinchey said. "The smartest thing for me to do is to follow my own advice. I have a lot of sentiment for the school [Salisbury State], and it's best that I not think about it."

In McGlinchey's five years (1982 through 1986) as Salisbury State's head coach, the Sea Gulls were 5-0 against Frostburg State.

They won the rivalry in the two seasons after his departure, before the programs reversed fortunes. Since 1988, Frostburg State has gone 27-7 and Salisbury State 5-24-1. The Bobcats outscored the Sea Gulls, 108-28, in dominating their past three meetings, but both enter Saturday's (1:30 p.m.) meeting in Frostburg with 1-1 records.

"I don't know what Salisbury State's looked like the last couple of years," McGlinchey said, "but I've seen film of their first two games, and they look like a pretty good team to me."

The Sea Gulls' most impressive player through six quarters was Ron Stump, but the sophomore running back from Bel Air suffered a knee injury in last week's win over Methodist, and will probably miss the rest of the season. Coach Joe Rotellini's one-back offense will now feature two freshmen, either Poly product Damon Fayall or Severna Park grad John Jennings.

Soccer tests

The schedule for the Loyola soccer team begins to toughen this weekend, when the Greyhounds travel to Miami for Florida International's Golden Panther Invitational.

After a season-opening overtime win at Old Dominion, Loyola rolled past three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents and American, and coach Bill Sento is curious to see how his freshmen-laden squad will do this weekend.

On Friday, the Greyhounds play Florida International, which made the NCAA tournament last year, and Sunday's opponent is South Florida, which has held its own against St. Louis, Santa Clara and San Diego.

Ranked fifth in the South Atlantic, Loyola can improve its stock a week from today, when it plays host to George Mason, the No. 3 team in the region. UMBC also will be doing some long-distance travel this weekend, as the Retrievers head to northern California pTC for the St. Mary's Tournament.

Ready to run

Navy senior Greg Keller, the state's most accomplished distance runner, will make his 1992 cross country debut Saturday at the Georgetown Invitational. The Mids went 7-0, as Keller, a track and field All-American indoors and out last year, rested for what is expected to be a stellar senior year.

Goucher, Maryland, UMBC and UMES are hosts of invitationalSaturday.

Awards

Football

Salisbury State: Freshman WR Shawn Powell was named the ECAC Division III Southern Region Rookie of the Week. He caught seven passes for 89 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-14 victory.

Western Maryland: Sophomore LB Adam Gregori was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Gregori had seven tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception in a 38-13 victory.

Men's soccer

Loyola: Sophomore F Bill Wnek was named Player of the Week by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Wnek had three goals and an assist in two wins.

McCain fourth on state's coaching list

Information from Maryland Eastern Shore was unavailable last week for a list of the winningest college football coaches in Maryland, but alumni alerted The Baltimore Sun that Vernon "Skip" McCain, who coached UMES when it was Maryland State, should stand fourth on that list. McCain, who sent Emerson Boozer, Johnny Sample, Sherman Plunkett, Roger Brown and Charlie Stukes into the NFL, is living with family in Oxon Hill.

Coach: Eddie P. Hurt

College : Morgan State

Years : 1929-1959

Record : 173-51-19

Coach :Curley Byrd

College : Maryland

Years : 1911-1934

Record : 117-82-15

Coach : Phil Albert

College : Towson State

Years : 1972-1991

Record : 117-91-3

Coach : Skip McCain

College : UMES

Years : 1948-1963

Record : 102-21-5

Coach: Earl Banks

College : Morgan State

Years : 1960-1973

Record : 94-30-2

Coach : Charlie Havens

College : Western Maryland

Years : 1935-1956

Record : 77-65-6

Coach: Jim Tatum

College : Maryland

Years : 1947-1955

Record : 75-15-4

Coach : Jerry Claiborne

College : Maryland

Years : 1972-1981

Record : 72-37-3

Coach : Ray Van Orman

College : Johns Hopkins

Years : 1920-1935

Record : 61-54-6

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