Duo from John Carroll provides offensive spark for Loyola turnaround Porcella, Goetzinger lead women's soccer team through 7-1-2 stretch

State notebook

October 17, 1997|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

With John Carroll products Krystin Porcella and Amy Goetzinger leading the way, the Loyola College women's soccer team has turned its season around with a 7-1-2 streak and has a 9-4-2 record overall.

Loyola's only loss in its past 10 games was a 2-1 setback at No. 6 Virginia Wednesday.

Porcella, a senior midfielder, leads the team in scoring with five goals and five assists and Goetzinger, a sophomore defender, has contributed three goals in the last six games.

Goetzinger scored the game-winner in last Saturday's 1-0 victory over Canisius on the road.

Senior goalkeeper Erin Gilroy has registered six shutouts this season and has 27 in her career.

Other standouts for the Greyhounds have been junior midfielder Jaime DeSoto, sophomore midfielder Maureen Hoyt, senior captain Cara Mooney and freshman Jessica Sheehan.

Big South has big hitter

UMBC junior outside hitter Lisa Cline continues to perform like a candidate for the Big South volleyball Player of the Year award.

Cline had 16 kills Tuesday night to lead the Retrievers past Towson in three straight games, 15-3, 15-4, 15-13.

UMBC is 12-7 overall and 5-1 in the Big South.

Cline leads the Big South with 5.10 kills a game, is hitting at 29.6 percent and is averaging 3.078 digs a game. She set a UMBC record of 37 kills last Saturday against UNC-Asheville.

Cline, who comes from the outstanding Northern of Calvert County high school program, was the Big South Newcomer of the Year in 1995 and a first-team all- conference selection last season.

Hill is Salisbury triple threat

Salisbury State cornerback Tony Hill is truly a triple threat on the football field this season.

Hill, a junior, has scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.

He began the rare feat by intercepting a pass and returning it 21 yards for a TD in a season-opening victory over Ursinus, caught a 61-yard touchdown pass two weeks ago against Methodist College when coach Joe Rotellini decided to line him up at wide receiver for the first time and last week he returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score in Salisbury's 28-17 win over Chowan College.

Hill, who is also a sprinter on the Sea Gulls' track team, is tied for the team lead in scoring with 18 points, has 16 tackles and two interceptions and is averaging 36.7 yards on kickoff returns.

7 to go into Towson hall

Two-time NCAA Division II All-America wide receiver Sean Murphy, Texas Rangers draftee John Andrade and the school's winningest women's lacrosse coach, Maggie Faulkner, headline the list of seven who will be inducted into the Towson University Hall of Fame tomorrow night.

The others entering the Towson Hall will be Bill Leonard, a two-time All-East Coast Conference basketball selection; Jeff Peek, a three-time All-ECC lacrosse choice; Betty Lou Bischof Andrade, a four-year starting point guard for the women's basketball team; and Marty Guolo, a four-year soccer starter at goalkeeper who still holds the school career record with 20 shutouts.

This will be the largest class ever inducted at Towson and increases the membership to 115. The induction ceremony is set for 7 o'clock at the University Union.

Pub Date: 10/17/97

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