Today's Games

April 23, 1994

Salisbury State (11-0) at Washington College (7-3)

Site: Kibler Field, Chestertown

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Outlook: It is a showdown of two of the top offenses in Division III. No. 2 Salisbury State, which defeated top-ranked Nazareth, 21-2, on Sunday, averages 20 goals a game and holds opponents to 6.5. Ten players have scored at least 10 goals for the Sea Gulls, who have surpassed 20 goals in seven of their past eight games. Salisbury State's leading scorer, sophomore A Jason Coffman, scored three goals in the first five minutes in the rout of Nazareth. No. 5 Washington is led by seniors Jason Paige (47 goals, 18 assists) and Chris Sanchez (39, 16). The Shoremen, who are coming off a loss to Gettysburg on Saturday, average 17 goals per game. Washington, which leads the series 15-5, seems to give Salisbury constant trouble. Last year, the Shoremen lost to the Sea Gulls by 12 in the regular season, but upset them, 12-11, in the quarterfinals of the Division III tournament. Salisbury State has won 34 straight regular-season games.

VMI (6-5) at Mount St. Mary's (2-8)

Site: Echo Field, Emmitsburg

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: The Mountaineers will be facing their last ranked opponent of the year before meeting No. 14 Georgetown and No. 9 Maryland to end the season. Mount St. Mary's has dropped two straight since winning back-to-back games. Attackmen Matt Moran (17, 21) and Mike Rice (12, 20) lead Mount St. Mary's, which has outshot its opponents in three of its past four games. Mount St. Mary's G Terry Moore allows 13 goals per game. The Keydets have lost to Virginia (22-7) and North Carolina (14-5) after winning three consecutive games. Junior A Joe Brockman (20, 15) is the top scorer for Virginia Military Institute.

UMBC (7-4) at Towson State (5-3)

Site: Minnegan Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: Towson State cannot afford a loss to unranked UMBC in its quest for an NCAA tournament berth. The Retrievers have lost nine straight times to Towson State, and have never defeated the Tigers since moving to Division I. UMBC, which is 2-0 in night games, has lost by an average of seven goals to ranked teams this year. Towson State has outscored its unranked opponents, 44-19. Attackmen David Quinn (24, 14) and Dudley Dixon (20, 9) head the offense for the Tigers. The Retrievers are 2-4 when they lose the majority of the faceoffs. UMBC will be pressed in that department against two of the best faceoff men in the nation, Mark Goers and Tim Lucky, who have combined to win 72.5 percent of their faceoffs. Retrievers faceoff specialist Sam Walker has won 57 of 106 (54 percent). Jason Smith leads UMBC with 25 goals and nine assists.

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