Green Terror's test of Ursinus features reunion of coaches

September 22, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

The Western Maryland College football team will travel to Ursinus in dire need of a win after dropping its second straight game Saturday against Gettysburg.

There are plenty of ties that link Western Maryland and its Centennial Conference rival Ursinus.

Green Terror coach Tim Keating and Ursinus coach Steve Gilbert worked together as assistant coaches at Penn. Two of Keating's assistants -- Paul Guenther and Matt Kennedy -- played at Ursinus.

All the reunion stuff will have to wait until after the game with the Green Terror needing to win and Ursinus looking to make it two straight conference wins after impressively knocking off Franklin & Marshall.

This Saturday, the Green Terror defense likely won't see a rushing attack as potent as the one it was up against last week when Gettysburg ran for more than 400 yards in its 35-14 win at Bair Stadium.

Bill Sedgwick, who ran for 1,064 yards and 15 touchdowns in conference play last season, graduated and Ursinus is relying more on quarterback Brian Lafond's arm.

In last week's 28-13 win at Franklin & Marshall, he threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns and also ran one in for a score.

Sophomore defensive back Brian Faso also did the job against Franklin & Marshall, earning CC Defensive Player of the Week honors with a school-mark three interceptions and 10 tackles.

This week, Ursinus will look to contain Green Terror junior quarterback Brian Van Deusen, who has thrown for 450 yards with four touchdowns in the first two games.


The Green Terror will play host to CC foes Bryn Mawr and Ursinus on Saturday before getting its first look at defending conference champ Franklin & Marshall at home on Tuesday.

After going 4-0 Saturday to capture the Mary Washington College Invitational, the Green Terror improved to 11-2.

Saturday's round-robin tournament came down to the wire with both Western Maryland and Greensboro (N.C.) College flawless in the first three matches.

The Green Terror defeated Greensboro in the third and decisive game, 15-13.

Krista Shaffer and Denise Dill were selected to the all-tournament team. Western Maryland also defeated host Mary Washington, Chowan and Salisbury State.

Franklin & Marshall has three starters returning from last year's team that finished 10-0 in conference play. It is 3-0 in conference play with wins over Ursinus, Swarthmore and Haverford and is 7-1 overall with its only loss coming against Division II Millersville.

Field hockey

At 3-2, the Green Terror already has matched last year's entire win output.

But it may be what it did in a losing cause Monday that shows just how far coach Kathy Railey's young squad has come.

The Green Terror stayed right with a Johns Hopkins team that qualified for the NCAA tournament last year before falling, 2-1. The Green Terror will get another serious test Saturday when it travels to Susquehanna, another team that qualified for the national tournament last season.

Last week, sophomore back Kellie Mitros was chosen the CC Field Hockey Player of the Week after scoring the game-winner in a 1-0 win against Washington College and adding a goal and an assist in a 2-1 overtime win against Haverford.

Cross country

Westminster grad Greg Davis had a strong showing at the Towson State Invitational on Friday.

He took second out of 80 men's finishers in the race that featured runners from six Division I schools. His time of 26 minutes, 47.6 seconds over the five-mile course was 48 seconds behind winner Casey O'Shea of Columbia University.

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