Green Terrors losing mostly to weather Western Maryland notebook

March 31, 1993|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer

Perhaps softball coach George Dix put it best earlier this week when he said, "The weather's our biggest opponent right now."

The Western Maryland softball team still is trying to get in games it has postponed two and three times.

The baseball team couldn't even play its full seven-game slate in Florida earlier this month. The Blizzard of '93 postponed the Green Terrors' flight and they got there in time to play only four games -- winning three of them. They haven't played since.

The men's lacrosse team has been on hold at 1-1. The women's lacrosse team got in its first game over the weekend -- a 15-8 loss to Franklin & Marshall.

Softball

The Green Terrors (0-1) will try to get on the winning track this afternoon when they play host to Catholic in a doubleheader.

Franklin & Marshall (3-0) left Western Maryland with a 5-1 win Saturday in a rain-shortened, six-inning game. The second game of that doubleheader will be rescheduled.

The Green Terrors, who won the Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest Section last year with an 8-2 record, are scheduled to make up their season-opener doubleheader at Lebanon Valley on Saturday.

Baseball

Coach Dave Seibert's squad has had three doubleheaders and a single game postponed since returning March 20 from its Florida trip. The team also has an earlier doubleheader, at Dickinson from March 11, to make up.

The Green Terrors play at Swarthmore this afternoon, making up the single game that had been scheduled for Monday. They'll be back home for two against Ursinus tomorrow and then a pair against Gettysburg on Saturday.

One doubleheader at Franklin & Marshall has been rescheduled for April 13; another at home against Muhlenberg is set for April 18.

The Dickinson doubleheader has not been rescheduled and two against Washington College will not be made up.

Lacrosse

The men have a tough task this afternoon against host Gettysburg.

The Bullets (2-1) entered the week ranked seventh in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's Division III coaches' poll despite a 14-13 overtime loss to St. Lawrence University on Saturday.

The women will play host to Mary Washington Saturday. They dropped a 15-8 decision to Franklin & Marshall over the weekend. Katie Dunn and Julia Mignatti each had three goals in the loss.

Golf

Twelve schools are expected to compete in the Western Maryland College Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Terrors are the defending tournament champs and will have their hands full against Susquehanna and Gettysburg -- co-champs in last year's MAC Championship.

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