Terps upend No. 5 Duke on Merkel's OT goal, 2-1 Loyola third in tourney when Alvero gets hat trick

Local roundup

September 29, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Maryland junior Randy Merkel scored in the fourth minute of sudden-death overtime as No. 10 Maryland upset No. 5 Duke, 2-1, in Atlantic Coast Conference men's college soccer yesterday in Durham, N.C.

Junior Pierre Venditti gave the Terrapins (6-1-1, 1-1-1) a 1-0 lead at 13: 15 off assists from sophomores Jason Cropley and Andy Kirk. Duke's Josh Henderson tied the score three minutes later, assisted by Troy Garner and Stephen Pate.

Merkel broke a 1-1 tie and 77-minute scoring drought with his game-winner off a pass from Steve Armas that landed in the upper left corner of the net.

Alti Knutsson made five saves for Duke (7-2, 1-1), two more than the Terrapins' Kirk.

Loyola 3, Cornell 2: Kevin Alvero had a hat trick as host Loyola (3-3-2) took third place in the Black and Decker Classic.

George Mason -- led by Mark Vita with a goal and an assist -- blanked Princeton, 2-0, in the championship game.

Alvero opened up the scoring in the 17th minute and gave the Greyhounds a 2-0 lead five minutes later. Richard Stimpson put Cornell on the board at the 60th minute and Rudy Lawrence's header 2: 24 later tied the score. Alvero scored the game-winner on a direct kick with 15: 49 left.

Cornell outshot Loyola, 13-11.

Essex 2, PGCC 0: Giuliano Celenza (Curley) scored a goal and added an assist as visiting Essex Community College shut out Prince George's CC.

Women's soccer

Salisbury State 3, Catholic 0: Danielle Urban scored a goal and had an assist to power host Salisbury State (5-4, 2-1) past Catholic (6-4, 1-2) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Field hockey

Towson 2, Vermont 0: Amy Shaw scored the game-winner and Laura Kilmon (St. Michael's) added an insurance goal as the Tigers (3-6, 2-2) shut out visiting Vermont (2-5, 0-2) in an America East Conference game.

Pub Date: 9/29/97

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