Football and volleyball coaches expected to be named shortly Western Maryland notebook

February 17, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

It shouldn't be long before the new football and volleyball coaches are announced at Western Maryland.

Associate athletic director Carol Fritz said the volleyball coach could be named today, and a football coach could be announced early next week.

Meanwhile, the regular season for all five Western Maryland teams will conclude by week's end.

Men's basketball

The Green Terrors (4-18) will travel to Gettysburg tonight before wrapping up their season Saturday night at home against Muhlenberg.

Junior Rolando Welch needs 48 points in the two games to become the first Green Terrors player in 20 years to average more than 20 points and 10 rebounds. Dan Stubbs was the last 20-10 man at Western Maryland, averaging 20.8 points and 14.4 rebounds in 1972-73.

Welch goes to Gettysburg tonight averaging 19.6 points and 13.2 rebounds. In the Jan. 23 meeting against Gettysburg at the Gill Center -- an 86-79 Western Maryland victory -- Welch scored a career-high 36 points and added 23 rebounds.

Against Muhlenberg on Jan. 27, Welch had 23 points and 15 rebounds in a 73-55 loss.

Women's basketball

Take a quick glance at Monday's box score and you would think the Green Terrors had a good shot at victory against visiting Juniata.

The Green Terrors held NCAA Division III leading scorer Annette Hoffman, who was averaging 31 points a game, to 16 points.

She came in shooting 87 percent from the foul line (223 of 257), but hit only one of six shots from line. The 16 points were the lowest output from Hoffman this season.

A further look at the box score will tell you why the Green Terrors (8-14) suffered a 69-55 setback. It read: "Joy Hammer 11-22 3-3 26."

Hammer scored the game-high 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Juniata (15-6). It was the first time this season someone other than Hoffman led the Indians in scoring.

The Green Terrors will close their home schedule tomorrow against Lebanon Valley (1-21 overall, 0-9 in the Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest section).

Swimming

After a 4-0 start, the women (6-6) will have one last chance at their first winning season since 1982-83 when they were 7-5.

A tough second-half schedule, including a 58-36 loss to Dickinson Saturday, has dipped the Green Terrors to .500.

The Green Terrors will be at Washington College tonight in their regular-season finale. The chances of a winning season look pretty good for the Green Terrors. The Washington women have struggled with a 2-7 mark.

On the men's side, senior Matt Gebhard is tuning things up for the MAC Championships next weekend at Dickinson College.

Gebhard had his first double-win meet of the season Saturday against Dickinson. He took firsts in the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events.

Gebhard is the school record-holder in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle. In the 1,650 freestyle, he's finished 12th or better at MACs in each of his first three seasons.

Wrestling

The wrestling team (8-8) had a rough time Saturday in a tri-match against MAC powerhouses Susquehanna and defending conference champ Delaware Valley.

All the Green Terrors could manage was three pins in losing to Susquehanna, 33-12, and Delaware Valley, 42-6. John Black (158 pounds) and Mike Bevin (142) got pins against Susquehanna, and Nick Stafford (126) got his team-leading 11th pin in the Delaware Valley match.

The Green Terrors, who started the season 6-0, will finish their regular season Saturday in a quad-match at Waynesburg with Gettysburg and Moravian.

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