Today's games

May 10, 1998

Division I men

No. 5 Maryland (11-2) vs. Butler (11-3)

Site: Homewood Field

Time: Noon

NCAA tournament record: Maryland (28-20, 23rd tournament); Butler (1st).

Statistics:

Maryland ....................... Butler

14.1 ....... Goals scored ...... 11.4

8.6 ........ Goals allowed ..... 9.1

.355 ....... Shooting pct. ..... .298

.628 ....... Faceoffs pct. ..... .506

.639 ....... Save pct. ......... .579

+14.9 ...... Avg. GB margin .... +13.6

.400 .... Extra-man offense .... .453

.293 ..... Man-down defense .... .318

Outlook: Butler fields one of the strongest teams to earn the automatic Midwest bid, but Maryland fields too many weapons. The Terrapins look to dominate faceoffs behind Brian Haggerty and keep the pressure on the Bulldogs' defense. Butler will also face matchup problems with the Maryland attack of Matt Hahn, Andrew Whipple and Scott Hochstadt. Yet Butler, which upset North Carolina earlier this season, has won nine of its past 10 games and has a knack of stepping up against top competition.

No. 8 UMBC (9-4) vs. Georgetown (9-4)

Site: Homewood Field

Time: 3 p.m.

NCAA tournament record: UMBC (1st); Georgetown (0-1, 2nd).

Statistics:

UMBC ........................... Georgetown

13.5 ........ Goals scored ..... 13.1

10.2 ........ Goals allowed .... 9.2

.338 ........ Shooting pct. .... .313

.522 ........ Faceoffs pct. .... .544

.617 ........ Save pct. ........ .610

+3.7 ...... Avg. GB margin ..... +9.6

.403 .... Extra-man offense .... .314

.258 .... Man-down defense ..... .385

Outlook: This game is a rematch of an April 4 contest in which UMBC upset Georgetown, 12-11, at UMBC Stadium. The Hoyas rallied from an 11-7 third-quarter deficit, but failed to tie the game against goalkeeper Andrew Hampson, who made 19 saves. On May 2, UMBC staged one of the biggest upsets in school history, knocking off Maryland to run its record on turf to 6-1. Today's game marks the Homewood return of UMBC coach Don Zimmerman, who directed Johns Hopkins to three national titles in 1984-90.

Division III women

No. 5 Johns Hopkins (14-2) at No. 4 Middlebury (13-2)

Round: NCAA quarterfinal

Site: Youngman Field, Middlebury, Vt.

Time: Noon

Outlook: The Blue Jays are seeking revenge against the defending champion Panthers after getting clobbered, 20-6, in last year's semifinal. Coming off a 22-8 trouncing of Denison (Ohio) in Wednesday's tournament opener, the Jays average 14 goals a game and are led by Danielle Maschuci (50, 35) and Neda Dawood (43, 6). They have allowed just 6.8 goals per game. Lina Chickering (54, 15) and Heidi Howard (50, 16) help the Panthers post an average of 18 goals a game. The defense, led by Missy Hopkins (Garrison Forest), has allowed 7.1 goals per game. Each defeated their only common opponent, Ursinus, by a large margin.

Pub Date: 5/10/98

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