Tolson's goals lead Towson into soccer final, 2-1

Tigers put away Hartford

Hopkins gains ECAC final



November 11, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Junior Randy Tolson scored both of his team's goals as the Towson men's soccer team advanced to the America East men's championship game with a 2-1 win over host Hartford yesterday.

The third-seeded Tigers (14-4-1) will play Northeastern, a 2-1 winner over Boston, on Saturday at noon.

America East Rookie of the Year Alon Lubezky gave the second-seeded Hawks (12-6-2) a 1-0 lead with his conference-leading 21st goal in the 18th minute.

Tolson evened the score in the 26th minute, chipping a 25-yard shot over the head of Hartford goalie Chris Doyle.

The game appeared to be heading to overtime before Tolson blasted a shot from 18 yards into the upper left corner with 1:06 left.

Johns Hopkins 3, Moravian 2: Senior midfielder Ryan Kitzen scored the game-winning goal with 1:16 remaining in regulation to lead the Blue Jays over the Greyhounds in the semifinals of the ECAC Mid-Atlantic regional championships at Western Maryland.

The Blue Jays advanced to today's championship game against Franklin & Marshall, which defeated host Western Maryland, 4-2, in the first semifinal. Hopkins beat the Diplomats, 3-2, in late October.

The Greyhounds tied the match at 2 with 11:21 remaining on a goal by Daniel Samuelsson, setting the stage for Kitzen's heroics.

Franklin & Marshall 4, Western Maryland 2: Vinny Pedalino assisted on the game's first goal, setting a school mark for career assists (26), but the host Green Terror was unable to hang on.

Just 52 seconds into the second half, Ryan Tetteris redirected a Tim McCallum pass, giving Western Maryland a 2-1 lead. But the Diplomats scored three unanswered goals in the game's final 27 minutes to earn a berth in the championship game.

Field hockey

Maryland 7, Fairfield 1: Senior All-Americans Rachel Hiskins and Caroline Walter each scored two goals and junior Carissa Messimer had four assists as the second-seeded Terrapins overpowered the Stags in an NCAA first-round match in College Park.

Maryland advanced to take on visiting Syracuse today at 2 p.m.

The Terps outshot the Stags 16-0 in the opening period en route to a 4-0 halftime lead. Dina Rizzo, Autumn Welsh and Sara Silvetti also scored for the Terps.

Messimer's four assists were the most by a Terrapin in an NCAA game in the school's 14 tournament appearances, and the total is tied for third most by any player in NCAA tourney history.


Towson 3, Stony Brook 0: Andrea LeBlanc totaled a game-high 35 assists and Liz Goubeaux had a team-high nine kills as the Tigers (27-3, 12-1 in America East) swept the Seawolves, 30-27, 30-28, 30-26.

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