Maryland corps lifts Limestone to title, 11-9

Malloy, Spilker, Randolph come up big vs. N.Y. Tech

Division II

May 27, 2002|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Limestone College, which is in Gaffney, S.C., is a good distance from Maryland, but it would be impossible to overlook Maryland's contributions to the Saints' national championship.

On a team with 24 Marylanders, many from Anne Arundel County, three particularly stepped up in leading the second-ranked Saints to an 11-9 victory over No. 1 New York Institute of Technology yesterday in the Division II national championship game at Rutgers' Yurcak Field.

Junior goalie Matt Malloy (Arundel) made 18 saves, several down the stretch, as the Saints (13-2) tried to preserve a five-goal second-half lead.

"I got lucky on a few, but the ones I did save, I saw real well," said Malloy, whose team was outshot 53-33.

Most Outstanding Player Devan Spilker, a junior out of Mount St. Joseph, scored three goals and had an assist.

Then there was sophomore attackman and Broadneck alumnus Jason Randolph, who had three goals and two assists.

John Navarro (Arundel) and Chris Mangum (North County) had a goal and an assist each, and freshman attackman Robert Woody scored one goal.

It was the second national title for Limestone.

Limestone 2 5 1 3 - 11

NY Tech 2 1 1 5 - 9

Goals: L-Randolph 3, Spilker 3, Heavenor, Navarro, Carlson, Mangum, Woody; NYT-Nickol 2, Zummo 2, Montali, Muller, Kalberer, Spruyt, Boyle. Assists: L-Randolph 2, Carlson 2, Mangum, Spilker, Navarro; NYT-Lawrence 2, Kalberer 2, Zummo, Gabrysiak, Hunter. Saves: L-Malloy 18; NYT-Hunter 8.

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