Timely Hahn awaits Towson Terps senior has beaten Tigers in past 2 meetings

March 07, 1998|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Let's see what Maryland senior attackman Matt Hahn can do for a final encore against Towson.

In his first two years, Hahn scored both game-winners against the Tigers. Last season, he racked up a career-best six goals and added two assists.

Add it up: Hahn has 13 of Maryland's 30 goals against Towson since 1995.

Hahn, who has scored a point in 47 straight games, looks for a repeat performance as the No. 3 Terrapins (2-0) play host to No. 15 Towson (1-0) today in College Park. Maryland has won three straight over the Tigers.

"I think it's more of a coincidence than anything else, but he's sure been pretty timely," Maryland coach Dick Edell said of Hahn. "It's certainly seemed like he's had some strong games against Towson."

But Towson coach Carl Runk suggested that Hahn's success might not be coincidence.

"We felt in the past, it was more important to shut down certain players," he said. "Hahn has had some good games against us, but I don't know if I would have changed anything defensively. I know we'll be giving him much more attention this year."

Cavs vs. Tigers

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the last Princeton loss, a 12-9 defeat to Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. The top-ranked and two-time defending national champion Tigers make their first trip back to Klockner Stadium to play No. 4 Virginia, with the Cavaliers' defense in flux.

In its season opener, Virginia defenseman Ryan Curtis shut down Syracuse's Casey Powell for the first quarter and then suffered a leg injury. Virginia coach Dom Starsia said there's no ligament damage but doesn't expect Curtis back until later this season.

Pub Date: 3/07/98

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