Dorney's four goals lift UMBC to crown

Retrievers top Monmouth, 15-9, in NEC championship

April 26, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Julie Dorney had four goals and an assist as UMBC defeated Monmouth, 15-9, yesterday to win the Northeast Conference women's championship at UMBC Stadium.

Dorney was voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

The Retrievers (11-5) won their seventh in a row and 11th out of 12 games since an 0-4 start.

UMBC led 3-1 when Dorney scored three times in 2 minutes, 33 seconds to push the margin to 6-1. Dorney's last goal with 50 seconds left in the half put the Retrievers ahead 8-4 at intermission.

The Hawks (13-4) got as close as 10-7, but UMBC responded with five consecutive goals.

Debbie Krastel and Beth Milani each contributed three goals for UMBC.

St. Mary's 14, Salisbury State 13: Kathy Holmes scored with two seconds remaining to lift the Seahawks (14-3) over the host Sea Gulls (11-3) for the Capital Athletic Conference championship. It was St. Mary's second straight conference title and stopped Salisbury State's six-game winning streak.

The Sea Gulls led 13-11 with two minutes left before the Seahawks rallied for the final three goals.

Susan Welch's first of two goals had St. Mary's within one with 1: 53 remaining, and she converted again with 33 seconds left to tie the score at 13.

Salisbury State closed the opening half with three straight goals by Jen Mezzadra to lead 9-4 at halftime.


Salisbury State 7, St. Mary's 5: Joe High scored twice within 24 seconds in the final period to lift the host Sea Gulls (12-3) to their fifth straight Capital Athletic Conference championship.

Pub Date: 4/26/99

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