Green Terror, on a roll, runs into 5-0 Dickinson WESTERN MD. NOTEBOOK

October 13, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

This weekend appears to be as good as any to have the mighty Dickinson Red Devils come to town for a football game.

Western Maryland (3-2) won its third straight last weekend -- a 28-21 victory at Randolph-Macon -- behind another record-setting day by quarterback Brian Van Deusen.

The junior became Western Maryland's all-time leading passer with his 332-yard game that helped give the Green Terror a 28-21 win. He found three receivers for touchdown passes of 64, 87 and 54 yards. He now has thrown for 4,085 yards in his career.

Dickinson, fourth in the NCAA Division III South Region, kept rolling with a 42-13 win over Franklin and Marshall to improve to 5-0.

Both teams have piled up plenty of yards, but they have done it in different ways.

Western Maryland has averaged 366 yards a game of offense -- 309 passing.

Dickinson relies on a pounding ground game that accounts for 316 of its 379-yard average.

Junior running back Chris Hughes, who ran for a career-high 222 yards with three scores in last week's win against Franklin and Marshall, is listed as questionable after banging his knee on his last carry.

He was selected the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. He has 885 yards and nine touchdowns.

A statistic that sticks out is the 354 yards the Green Terror defense is allowing -- nearly 192 on the ground.

It's the 50th meeting between the two schools, and Western Maryland has a 26-22-1 edge.

Two early fourth-quarter touchdowns gave the Red Devils a 33-19 win when the teams met last year in Carlisle, Pa.

Western Maryland has won the past two meetings at Bair Stadium. The last came in 1992 when Dung Dinh made a 26-yard field goal with six seconds left to give the Green Terror a 17-14 win.

Both times, the other a 14-7 win in 1990, the Red Devils came in with a 5-0 record.

Field hockey

The Green Terror continue to shine under second-year coach Kathy Railey.

Tuesday's 2-1 upset win over CC power Dickinson (9-4, 6-2 in CC) guaranteed the Green Terror (7-4, 5-3) at least a .500 season after it won just three games last year.

Sophomores Mary Beth Francis and Kellie Mitros scored, and freshman goalkeeper Melissa Price turned back 16 Dickinson shots.

Dickinson, which last week came away with a 3-1 win over previously undefeated Swarthmore (14-1, 6-1), dropped out of a first-place tie with Tuesday's setback.

Women's soccer

Sophomore Erin Murphey (Francis Scott Key) had a goal and an assist in Western Maryland's 3-1 win at Frostburg State on Saturday.

The Green Terror (3-8, 1-2) then lost, 3-2, to Gettysburg (9-3, 5-0) on Tuesday. Paula Moyer (South Carroll) scored in the second half to tie the score at two, but Gettysburg senior Kristen Hull gave the Bullets the win with 1:45 left.

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