Loyola heads to MAAC soccer final Men down St. Peter's, 4-1, in quest for 8th title in row

November 10, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ari Edelman's two second-half goals led Loyola to a 4-1 men's soccer victory over St. Peter's yesterday in the semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament at Curley Field.

The Greyhounds (10-8-2), who have won seven straight MAAC championships, will face Fairfield in today's final at 1 p.m.

Edelman's first goal, in the 48th minute, broke a 1-1 tie. He sealed the win with an unassisted goal with 6: 26 remaining in the game.

Loyola moved ahead first, 1-0, on a goal by Ben Tuffnell in the 12th minute before St. Peter's (8-8-2) tied the game on a goal by Tim Connor.

Maryland 3, North Caro- lina 1: Senior forward Shane Dougherty scored a pair of goals to lead Maryland past North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.

Dougherty scored 14: 47 into the game to give the Terps (10-5-3, 2-1-2) a 1-0 lead. The Tar Hells (8-7-1, 2-3-1) answered with a goal from Temoc Suarez.

Maryland took the lead for good on Dougherty's unassisted goal in the 69th minute.

Navy 2, Colgate 1: Mike Lowe and Matt Neely each scored second-half goals to lift the third-seeded Midshipmen over the second-seeded Red Raiders and into the Patriot League tournament final.

Navy faces archrival Army in the title game tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Radford 1, UMBC 0: Kevin Terne's goal at 56: 23 all the second-seeded Highlanders (10-9-1) to defeat the third-seeded Retrievers (9-9-1) in a Big South Tournament semifinal game in Greensboro, N.C.

Radford plays top-seed UNC-Greensboro in today's title game.

Johns Hopkins 3, Franklin & Marshall 0: Peter Quin scored his 18th goal of the year and helped Johns Hopkins (16-1-1) secure the Centennial Conference championship and a bid to the NCAA tournament.

Washington College 3, Western Maryland 1: Sophomore Chuck Mullen had a part in all three Washington goals as the Shoremen (11-7-2, 3-4-2) beat Western Maryland (6-10-2, 2-7) in a Centennial Conference game.

Mullen assisted on both of the Shoremen's goals in the opening half before scoring the only goal of the second half.

Freshman Ryan Bowles (North Carroll) scored for Western Maryland.

Women's soccer

Towson State 1, Vermont 0: Fourth-seeded Towson State (9-7-2) advanced to the America East championship game by defeating top-seeded Vermont in a penalty kick shootout.

After Friday's game was suspended due to darkness after 120 minutes of scoreless play, both teams reconvened yesterday and played two scoreless, 15-minute sudden death overtime periods.

With both teams converting on their first two tries, junior Christi Landi and sophomore Shelley Seivert (Severna Park) each scored to give Towson State a 4-2 lead.

Tigers goalkeeper Megan Lumsden (14 saves) stopped Vermont's final shot to preserve the win and record her eighth shutout of the season.

The Tigers will play Delaware for the championship at 10 a.m. today.

Colgate 3, Navy 0: Colgate (16-2) got goals from three different players (Rachel D'Orazio, Molly Ryan and Jen Hughes) to advance to its sixth straight Patriot League title game.

Pub Date: 11/10/96

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