Green Terrors trying to beat weather

March 31, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

The Western Maryland College baseball team will open its Centennial Conference schedule at home Saturday against Swarthmore in a a doubleheader.

Today's game against visiting York is a question mark with the field still in poor shape after recent rain. The field should be ready Saturday.

After returning from their Florida trip with a 4-2 record, the Green Terrors lost two games to visiting St. Mary's last Saturday.

St. Mary's pitcher Gordon Hawley struck out 10 and limited the Green Terrors to seven hits to win the first game, 7-2. The Green Terrors had defeated Hawley, 8-5, one week earlier in Florida. In the second game, the Green Terrors got only three hits as St. Mary's won, 5-1.

Matt Marchese and Brett Kohler combined to pitch five-plus innings of relief, giving up one earned run in the two games.

The two were unable to make the Florida trip, but they are expected to be the Green Terrors' top starters. They may get the starts Saturday against Swarthmore, which began the week at 2-11.

Softball

Last year's bad weather might have played a factor in the Green Terrors not getting a bid to the national tournament.

They won the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship, but their 15-6 record wasn't enough to get them an invitation. The weather forced them to cancel a number of games and a few more wins could have made them more attractive.

This week's rain already might have cost the Green Terrors two games this season.

The Green Terrors were scheduled to play host to Lebanon Valley in a doubleheader today. Instead, they will travel to Centennial Conference foe Franklin & Marshall to make up a game that was rained out Tuesday.

Senior Marilyn Naas was selected Centennial Player of the Week after pitching a six-hitter in the Green Terrors' 6-5 season-opening win against Elizabethtown last Thursday.

She also had the game-winning hit with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. She has won nine straight games for the Green Terrors dating to last season.

Men's lacrosse

The Green Terrors will play at home today against St. Mary's in a game that was scheduled for yesterday, but rescheduled because of soggy field conditions.

They're off to a 1-4 start with each of their four losses coming against top 20 teams in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches poll. After five games last season, the Green Terrors were 3-2.

St. Mary's comes in with a 4-3 mark and listed in the "others receiving votes" in this past week's poll.

Last season, senior Joe Furnari scored with 46 seconds left in regulation to give the Green Terrors a 12-11 win over host St. Mary's.

The Green Terrors will play host to Mary Washington Saturday.

Women's lacrosse

The Green Terrors have begun the season with two one-goal wins. The latest was a 11-10 overtime win Saturday against Haverford with Denise Sarver scoring the winner.

The Green Terrors have an early conference test today at home against Gettysburg, which is 1-0 after a 22-4 win over Bryn Mawr.

On Saturday, the Green Terrors will play host to Goucher, which has two Westminster grads on the roster in freshmen Emily Aaron and Christine Bradley.

Playing Westminster grads has become familiar to the Green Terrors. In their 13-12 season-opening win against College of Notre Dame, Westminster grad Toyah Houck had six goals and her younger sister, Tinah, had one for Notre Dame.

Golf

The Green Terrors will compete in the 18-team Emory University Invitational in Georgia. The two-day, 36-hole tournament will begin Monday at the Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club in Chestnut Mountain, northeast of Atlanta.

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