The Western Maryland College women's lacrosse team will make a return trip to the Middle Atlantic Conference playoffs today when it travels to Franklin & Marshall for semifinal action.
The Green Terrors, who closed out the regular season with a 17-10 win over Susquehanna on Saturday, finished the season 7-2 overall and second in the MAC-West Division with a 4-1 mark. F & M won the MAC-East with a 6-0 mark and finished the regular season at 9-2 overall.
Julie Mignatti scored six times and added four assists in Saturday's win. She led the Green Terrors in scoring this season with 36 goals and 11 assists. Mignatti finished third in the MAC in scoring, finishing with 28 goals and seven assists against MAC opposition.
F & M is led offensively by Lauren Petrella, who finished second in the conference in scoring with 46 goals and 14 assists in nine MAC games.
F & M also boasts the conference's top goalie in Anju Rao. In nine MAC contests, she allowed just 48 goals for a 6.70 goals-against average.
The other semifinal game has Haverford (second in the MAC-East with a 4-2 conference mark and 9-5 overall) traveling to Johns Hopkins (first in the MAC-West at 5-0 and 12-1 overall). The winners will meet in the MAC Championship on Saturday.
The Green Terrors (7-2 in the MAC-Southwest) were waiting on word from yesterday's Franklin & Marshall doubleheader against Gettysburg.
F & M went into yesterday's action with a 7-0 league mark. A sweep of Gettysburg would give it the Southwest title. A split or a Gettysburg sweep would bring F & M to Western Maryland today to complete the second game of an earlier scheduled doubleheader.
Track and field
The MAC Track and Field Championships will take place Friday and Saturday at Swarthmore (Pa.) College.
Freshman Julie Cox (Liberty) is slated to compete in both the 100-meter -- and 100 hurdles. She set school records in both earlier this season.
Sophomore Jim Clarius (Francis Scott Key) likely will run in the 800 and also run a leg on the Green Terrors' 1,600 relay.
Brian Sattler's four-goal day helped give the Green Terrors a 13-6 win over Swarthmore Saturday. They will wrap up the season tomorrow at Scranton after facing Widener yesterday.
The last time the Green Terrors (8-3) won more than seven games in a season was in 1988 when they went 10-4.
A disappointing season will come to a close at home today when the 8-13 Green Terrors take on Ursinus.
On Saturday, the Green Terrors got great pitching in the first game and plenty of offense in the second to sweep Dickinson and end a nine-game skid.
Tim Kleckner and Phil Getty combined to four-hit the Red Devils in the opener, a 1-0 win. Jerry Resh went 3-for-4 with four RBI in the second game as the Green Terrors pounded out 16 hits in a 21-9 romp.
Freshman Becky Deux (Westminster) has come on strong of late at her No. 4 singles spot. After dropping her first five matches, she has come on to win her last three.
On Saturday, she came away with an 8-0 victory over Gallaudet's Ann Lynn Smith as the Green Terrors (5-5) posted their fourth straight win -- shutting out Gallaudet, 6-0 -- for their second straight shutout win.