Morgan wins MEAC volleyball title

November 08, 1992

Morgan State won its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference volleyball championship, as the Bears came back in last night's final to beat Florida A&M, 10-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-5, at Hill Field House.

Morgan State (21-10), which lost in last year's final to Howard, swept through the double-elimination tournament unbeaten. Kim Spottswood, a sophomore from Waynesboro, Pa., was named the tournament MVP for the second straight year, and she was joined on the all-tournament team by Denikwa Shelby, a junior from Dallas.

The honors continued for Morgan State, as Ramona Riley was named the tournament's outstanding coach. Before the Bears got above .500 in 1991, their last winning record had come in the 1970s. They are captained by senior Geavonna Campbell (Northern).

* LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Loyola won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament for the second straight year, as the Greyhounds took three straight games from Niagara in the semifinals and beat St. Peter's in a four-game final.

Tara Vinje, a 5-foot-11 senior out of Loch Raven High, was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, as she registered 13 kills and 20 digs in the two matches. She was joined on the all-tournament team by fellow four-year starter Marilyn Percoco, who had 18 kills and 23 digs, and junior setter Kim Colavito.

Loyola (25-15) finished 10-0 against MAAC competition. The Greyhounds swept Niagara, 15-11, 15-8, 15-6, in yesterday morning's semifinals, and came back in the title match to stop St. Peter's, 15-2, 15-3, 13-15, 15-8.

* HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Western Maryland (34-7) was eliminated by 11-time champion Juniata, 11-15, 15-3, 15-12, 15-12 in the semifinals of the Middle Atlantic Conference tournament.

Women's soccer

Denise Schilte, a freshman striker from Grimsby, Ontario, scored a school-record five goals, helping UMBC to a 6-0 victory over Towson State in the Big South Conference Invitational championship game.

Schilte moved into first place in career goals (23) and points (55) in her first season at UMBC. After senior sweeper Debbie Tripp (Seton Keough) converted a penalty kick at 14:33, Schilte got her second goal, taking a cross from Sheila Osterman to give the Retrievers (11-7, 7-0) a 3-0 lead.

L UMBC had a 15-2 advantage in shots over Towson State (2-13).

Field hockey

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Boukje Vermeulen scored two unassisted goals, including the game winner at the 8:52 mark of overtime, to lead Maryland (13-4-1) over Duke (12-6), 2-1, in an ACC tournament semifinal.

Third-seeded Maryland will play top-seeded North Carolina, which beat Virginia, 5-0, in the other semifinal, in today's (1 p.m.) championship. Mary Hartzell scored twice for the Tar Heels, who are shooting for their 10th straight ACC title. Maryland lost to North Carolina, 4-0, on Oct. 3.

Cross country

MEDIA, Pa. -- Tatiana Aguire and Katja von Tiesenhausen placed eighth and 13th, respectively, to lead the Johns Hopkins women to a fifth-place finish in the Middle Atlantic Conference championships at Rose Tree Park.

Gettysburg scored 68 points to win the women's title, and the Blue Jays totaled 166. Haverford's Jennifer Maranzano repeated the individual champion, covering 5,000 meters in 17 minutes, 44 seconds, and Western Maryland's Kendra Weible was ninth in 19:05, a second behind Aguire.

Haverford claimed its third straight men's title. Franklin & Marshall's Stephen Monaco, last year's runner-up, had nearly a minute's edge, running 8,000 meters in 25:18. Western Maryland's Derek Johnston (Hammond) was 20th in 27:22.

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