B teams roll to big wins over AACC

April 28, 1994|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer

Jim Shuck didn't expect his Anne Arundel Community College women's lacrosse team to defeat Maryland's B squad on Sunday. He wasn't optimistic about its chances against Virginia's B team on Tuesday, either.

All he hoped for were close, competitive games.

"We got our heads handed to us," he said, looking back on Tuesday's 21-3 loss. The Pioneers (8-2) didn't fare any better on Sunday, losing 21-1.

"Last year, we played them and were in both games, and we were weaker then," Shuck said. "I tried to gauge how we'd do off that, but I was wrong.

"We had some offensive threats against Virginia. We had nothing against Maryland. But these teams are five levels above where they were two years ago. It's unbelievable. Maryland would beat half the Division I varsity teams. There aren't any weak players on either team.

"Any visions I had of beating either of them in the next couple of years are gone."

Shuck now must decide whether he wants to continue the series.

"I don't want the girls coming out of these things deflated," he said, expressing some concern over how they will respond in today's 3 p.m. home game against Essex.

Men's lacrosse

Anne Arundel's men's lacrosse team was awarded a forfeit victory over Montgomery-Rockville on Tuesday, leaving the Pioneers with a 12-2 record going into this weekend.

The Pioneers, who were coming off a 15-11 upset of No. 2 Farmingdale last weekend, will play Essex at 1 p.m. Saturday at Catonsville CC, with the winner being declared Region XX champion and advancing to the national tournament in Arnold.

The teams have split their two games this season, with Anne Arundel taking the most recent, 16-14, last Wednesday.

Softball

No. 1 seed Anne Arundel will play No. 8 seed Cecil at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the first round of the Region XX softball tournament at Harford CC.

If they win, the Pioneers (18-9) will meet either No. 4 seed Catonsville or No. 5 seed Harford at 1 p.m. Saturday. The championship round begins at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Other first-round games are No. 2 seed Charles vs. No. 7 seed Prince George's and No. 3 seed Hagerstown vs. No. 6 seed Dundalk.

Anne Arundel won 12 of its last 14 games to claim the Maryland JuCo championship for the second straight year.

Alicia Conine, a graduate of Severna Park, established school single-season records for hits (42) and RBIs (35).

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