UMBC beats Sacred Heart in semifinal

19-6 win is sixth straight for Retrievers women


April 25, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Loree Miller had a season-high six goals as UMBC defeated Sacred Heart, 19-6, yesterday in a Northeast Conference women's tournament semifinal game at UMBC Stadium.

Jamie Gerhart (C.M. Wright) contributed a career-high five goals for the Retrievers (10-5), who won their sixth in a row and advanced to play Monmouth in today's championship game at 1 p.m.

Miller scored four of UMBC's first five goals as the Retrievers led 6-0 after 14 minutes. UMBC led 9-2 at halftime and started the second half with a 5-1 run for a 14-3 lead with 15: 47 left.

* Monmouth 17, Mount St. Mary's 9: The Hawks broke from a 4-4 tie in the first half with seven consecutive goals and advanced to the final of the Northeast Conference tournament. Heather Blauvelt had a game-high four goals for Monmouth.

* Loyola 15, Delaware 6: Megan Santacroce scored a career-high five goals as the visiting Greyhounds (11-3) stopped the four-game winning streak of the host Blue Hens' (10-5).

Stacey Marlang chipped in three goals for Loyola, which led 10-3 at the break.

* George Mason 15, Johns Hopkins 9: The host Patriots (7-7) never trailed and got four goals from Kinsley O'Garrow on the way to victory.

The Blue Jays (9-3), who were paced by Jami Larrimore's five goals, got as close as 13-8 with 11: 36 remaining.

* Western Maryland 19, Swarthmore 18: Freshman Kim Adams scored the go-ahead goal with 3: 07 remaining and the host Green Terror (7-4, 4-4) won its fourth straight game. Junior Meaghan Giorno tied a career high with eight goals.


* Washington College 15, Lynchburg 5: John Fuller had four goals and Matt Swift had three goals and three assists as the host Shoremen (11-1), ranked No. 3 in Division III, downed the 13th-ranked Hornets (10-4).

Lynchburg cut Washington College's 6-0 halftime lead in half before the Shoremen scored four of the next five goals, including two by J. D. Radebaugh, to extend their lead to 10-4 with 3: 07 left in the third period.

* Western Maryland 14, Franklin & Marshall 7: The Green Terror (4-7, 3-1) used a pair of six-goal runs to pull away from the host Diplomats (6-8, 3-2) in a Centennial Conference game. Brett Sweeney led Western Maryland with three goals.

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