College Sports Roundup
By Mathew Schlissel
COPPIN STATE EAGLES
The men's basketball team routed Howard, 68-45, Monday in the Eagles' final home game of the season. Seniors Julian Conyers and Mike Miller scored 14 points apiece to lift the Eagles to their seventh straight win. Coppin State (11-19, 6-8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) will face University of Maryland Eastern Shore Saturday in Princess Anne.
The women's basketball team won its sixth straight game Monday, defeating Howard, 101-57. In their final game at the Coppin Center, seniors Rashida Suber and Shalamar Oakley led Coppin (17-11, 11-3 MEAC) with 19 and 14 points respectively. Coppin's next game will be at UMES Saturday.
JOHNS HOPKINS BLUE JAYS
The top-ranked men's lacrosse team opened its season last Saturday with a 10-5 win over Albany at Homewood Field. Senior Kevin Huntley led the defending champions with four goals and one assist, while sophomore Steven Boyle added two goals and an assist. Sophomore goaltender Michael Gvozden registered 11 saves. The Blue Jays face Princeton in the second game of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday.
The No. 9 women's lacrosse team fell to George Mason, 11-10, last Saturday in Fairfax, Va. It was the Blue Jays’ first loss to the Patriots since May 3, 2003. Sophomore Sam Schrum led the Blue Jays with four goals. Johns Hopkins will look to rebound against Princeton Saturday at Homewood Field.
Gerald Brown celebrated Senior Day with 16 points against University of California Davis in the Greyhounds' 67-64 win.
The men's basketball team celebrated Senior Day in style, winning its BracketBuster matchup, 67-64, over University of California Davis last Saturday. Senior Gerald Brown scored 16 points for Loyola (17-12, 12-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) while senior Michael Tuck added 13 points and collected nine boards. Loyola plays its final home game against Canisius Saturday. The Greyhounds travel to Marist Sunday to close the season.
The men's lacrosse team used a three-goal spurt in less than 30 seconds in the second quarter to propel the Greyhounds over rival Towson, 13-8, last Saturday at Unitas Stadium. Loyola (1-1) won 15 of 24 faceoffs and scooped up 52 ground balls. Sophomore Cooper MacDonnell led Loyola with a career-high four goals, while senior attacker Shane Koppens added two goals and three assists. Freshman goaltender Jake Hagelin, playing against his older brother Adam, a Towson midfielder, added 10 saves in his second career start. Loyola hosts Penn State Saturday.
The men's basketball team is back on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament after losing to Miami, 78-63, last Saturday. Sophomore Eric Hayes led the Terrapins (17-11, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 14 points, while sophomores Landon Milbourne and Greivis Vasquez each finished with 13 points. Maryland had 15 turnovers and shot just 37 percent from the floor. The Terps play at Wake Forest Thursday and host Clemson Sunday.
On an emotional day in which Maryland bid farewell to its seniors, the women's basketball team defeated Florida State, 92-84, in overtime last Sunday in College Park. Maryland coach Brenda Frese returned to the sidelines for the first time since giving birth to twins Feb. 17 and coached the second half while assistant coach Daron Park roamed the sidelines. With the victory, Maryland (28-2, 12-1 ACC) finished the season undefeated (19-0) at the Comcast Center. The Terps close out the regular season at North Carolina State Sunday.
MORGAN STATE BEARS
First place has a nice ring to it. The men's basketball team took sole possession of first place in the MEAC after defeating Howard, 64-59, last Saturday, and continued the winning streak with a 66-62 overtime victory over Hampton Monday. Senior Jerrell Green scored nine of his 13 points in the extra period to help the Bears (18-9, 12-2 MEAC) stay unblemished at Hill Field House this season. Morgan State travels to Dover Saturday to take on Delaware State.
The women's basketball team defeated Hampton, 73-54, Monday for the Bears' seventh straight win. Corin Adams scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Bears (18-9, 10-4 MEAC). Morgan State plays Delaware State on the road Saturday.
After squandering a two-goal lead with a minute remaining in regulation, the 12th-ranked men's lacrosse team couldn't close the deal and gave up an unassisted goal a minute into overtime to fall to No. 6 Cornell, 8-7. Nick Mirabito led the Mids with three goals and four assists, while Mike Coughlin recorded seven stops at the goal. Navy hosts Mount St. Mary's Friday.
The men's basketball team is on a roll. Navy outscored Army, 46-28, over the final 16 minutes to win its sixth straight Star Game, 71-63. The victory moved Navy (15-12, 8-4 Patriot League) within one game of American University for the Patriot League regular season lead. Adam Teague led the Mids, coming off the bench to record his first career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Clif Colbert added 17 points and six boards. Navy finishes the regular season Saturday against Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y.
The men's basketball team needed some clutch foul shooting from senior C.C. Williams to avoid a home loss as the Tigers edged High Point, 73-72, last Saturday. Williams was fouled with 3.7 seconds left with the Tigers down, 72-71, and nailed two foul shots to give Towson (11-16, 7-10 Colonial Athletic Association) the victory. He scored 19 points with six assists, while fellow senior Jonathan Pease added 16 points. The Tigers complete their regular season Saturday as they host Delaware.
The women's basketball team defeated George Mason, 58-53, last Sunday at the Patriot Center, but the game was more than just another win for the Tigers. The Tigers (18-8, 10-5 CAA) won for the first time in eight tries at George Mason, won a school-record 11th road game and also won a school-record 18th regular season game. Junior Alis Freeman and senior Holly Mahan combined to score 29 points to lead the Tigers to the victory. Towson hosts Georgia State Sunday.
There's only one goal left to accomplish for the men's basketball team after the Retrievers defeated New Hampshire, 71-68, to clinch the America East regular season title in front of a school-record 3,712 fans last Saturday at the RAC Arena -- a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Retrievers (20-7, 12-2 America East) have guaranteed that they will compete in postseason for the first time in their history in Division I as the regular season conference champ automatically qualifies for the National Invitation Tournament. Senior Ray Barbosa led UMBC with 21 points. The Retrievers face Maine in Orono Thursday to end the regular season.
Senior guard Kristin Drabyn scored 24 points, including 18 in the first half, to lead the women's basketball team over New Hampshire, 66-50, last Saturday in Durham. The Retrievers (9-17, 5-8 AE) jumped out to a 42-20 halftime lead, shooting 48.5 percent from the field. They closed the first half on a 23-4 run, sparked by nine points from Drabyn. Sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy added 15 points and five steals for the Retrievers. UMBC hosts Vermont Saturday.
Issue 3.9: February 28, 2008