Liberty girls lacrosse still shining

Night-to-day opener is no problem

alumnae carry on Lions' tradition


March 25, 2001|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

A stadium lighting failure forced the Liberty girls lacrosse team to move its opener from a night game to an afternoon game Friday, but the blackout didn't stall the powerful Lions program that produced a 16-3 season last year.

Liberty defeated C. Milton Wright, 13-5, behind Becky Trumbo's five goals and four assists. Trumbo's accuracy could not have been much better. She took six shots.

"It's a 20-year-old school and the cable became frayed," said Lions coach Courtney Vaughn about the faulty lights and switch in game times. "They thought they could fix it quickly, but then realized they had to get some new cable."

The victory capped a big week for Vaughn, who got to watch two of her proteges go head-to-head in NCAA Division I competition Tuesday at Johns Hopkins.

Michelle Allen played for Cornell, and Jessica Roguski played for Vanderbilt. Both are freshmen.

"They didn't play like freshmen," said Vaughn, who sat in neutral territory and rooted for both women. "They played like seasoned athletes. It's nice to see two girls step in and start for two nice Division I programs."

Cornell defeated Vanderbilt, 8-6, to improve to 4-0 on the season. Roguski scored her fourth goal of the season for Vanderbilt in the losing cause. Allen, unable to score Tuesday, has five goals and two assists for the season.

Wrestling club

Westminster High wrestling coach Henry Mohlhenrich is inviting all interested wrestlers to join the Westminster Wolverine wrestling club.

The wrestlers will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the spring and summer.

All rec league and high school wrestlers are eligible but must have a USA-AAU registration card. It will cost an additional $30 to join the club.

The club will participates in tournaments and dual meets.

Call Mohlhenrich at 410-848-6052.

Shooting for 500 wins

North Harford's Lin James continues to pull away from the field on the all-time victory list for Baltimore-area girls basketball coaches.

A 16-7 record in the 2000-01 season, boosted James' career record to 464-199 in her 35th year of coaching the Hawks.

"I think I'll go for 500," said James, with a laugh.

James, who passed former Western coach Breezy Bishop during the 1998-99 season to become the Baltimore area's all-time win leader, has no plans to retire.

Her nearest rival has a long way to go. Towson coach Bev Snyder is the only other active coach in the 400s, at 426-121 after 28 seasons.

Snyder, whose team finished 11-11 this season, moved into second place, passing former Mount Hebron and Centennial coach Dave Greenberg (425-113) with a first-round regional playoff victory over Edmondson last month.

Next step for Schlenoff

Adam Schlenoff, a senior catcher from Loyola High, has orally committed to play baseball at Mount St. Mary's College.

Schlenoff, who will receive a four-year grant, also played for the Carroll County Rangers in the Fall Showcase League and was named as a "National Player" by All-American Showcases.

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