Men's soccer team keeps Goucher's big week going, wins, 4-1

October 31, 1992|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,Staff Writer

Goucher continued a week of milestones yesterday when the men's soccer team handled Marymount, 4-1, in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament.

It was the first postseason victory by a Goucher men's team since the Division III Towson college began sponsoring men's athletics in 1987. A day earlier, field hockey became the first Gophers team to win a CAC playoff game, and today (2 p.m.) that squad takes its nine-game winning streak to Mary Washington (Va.) for the conference championship game.

The men's soccer team advances to the semifinals tomorrow (1:30 p.m.), when it plays at St. Mary's.

The Seahawks (8-5-1) have had trouble scoring this season, but they pounded Gallaudet, 8-0, in a first-round playoff. Josh Ervin, a junior out of Severn School, had two goals and an assist.

Against Marymount, Goucher got three goals from sophomore Percy Moore, a Marine reservist who went to Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. A graduate of Paint Branch High, he has 16 goals and seven assists this season and 32 goals in two years.

Seth Bachman (Howard) has nine goals and 12 assists and Steve Montgomery (North East) has seven and 14. Along with Moore and every other starter, those sophomores entered Goucher last year.

"This win was business-as-usual for this group, but we've come a long way since 1987," said coach Steve Hornish. "Two guys showed up for my first practice then, and that ended up being a phys-ed class. We went out and recruited a whole team last year. We're getting better every year, but the schedule gets tougher every year, too."

Navy wins Heptagonal Games

Senior Greg Keller moved up from his runner-up spot of a year ago to lead Navy to its sixth Heptagonal Games Association cross country title, but its first since 1974. At Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, the Mids scored 32 points, far ahead of second-place Cornell's 83. Eight-time champion Dartmouth finished third with 89.

The Midshipmen are ranked sixth in Division I.

Keller covered five miles in 24 minutes, 41.66 seconds. Rob Cunningham of Cornell was 20 yards behind in 24:44.87, and Navy's Bruce Frame was third in 24:54.45.

Pam Hunt and her No. 9 Cornell team repeated on the women's side, as she ran 5,000 meters in 17:31.47. The Big Red scored 27 points. Navy was fourth with 98. Senior Kerry O'Neill was third overall.

Busy day at UMBC

With events in the morning, afternoon and evening, there's something for everyone at UMBC today.

The Retrievers play host to the Big South Conference cross country championships, with the women running at 10 a.m. and the men at 10:45 a.m.. At 2 p.m., the volleyball team takes on George Mason. At 7 p.m., the Retrievers soccer team can clinch the top seed in the Big South tournament by beating Charleston Southern.

In today's other important soccer games:

Navy can sew up a spot in the Patriot League semifinals with a victory at Bucknell; Salisbury State (13-2) must win at Methodist if it is to make the NCAA Division III tournament; and Essex, 12-3-1 overall, will try to finish the regular season unbeaten in the Maryland JuCo when it plays a 7 p.m. game at second-place Anne Arundel.

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