College Sports Roundup
By Mathew Schlissel
COPPIN STATE EAGLES
Towson football coach Gordy Combs hopes his Tigers can bounce back this weekend against Coastal Carolina.
The volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to Marist and Lehigh on the final day of the Crosstown Tournament Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa. Coppin (0-5) was led by senior Brittany Arvin, who had nine kills in the two matches. The Eagles travel to Rhode Island Friday to participate in the Providence College Friar Volleyball Classic.
The No. 23 men's soccer team continued its winning ways, downing George Washington, 3-1, Saturday in Washington D.C. The Greyhounds (5-0) were led by sophomore forward Phil Bannister, who scored his third goal of the season. Loyola is back in action this Saturday, when the Greyhounds take on Mount Saint Mary's in Emmitsburg.
The No. 8 men's soccer team (4-1-0) got just one goal, but it was enough to edge No. 9 Boston College Friday in College Park. Graham Zusi scored in the 11th minute and the Terps held on for the big ACC win. The victory was the 217th for head coach Sasho Cirovski, tying him with longtime coach Doyle Royal for most wins in Terp men's soccer history. Duke comes to College Park Friday to face the Terps.
MORGAN STATE BEARS
The football team (1-1) bounced back from a tough loss to Towson to rout North Carolina Central, 49-7, Saturday at Hughes Stadium. Morgan won its fourth consecutive home opener by scoring 35 points in the first half and setting a school record with six interceptions. Junior running back Devan James led the Bears with 115 yards in the first half. The Bears' defensive unit was led by linebacker Jarrell Guyton, who returned an interception for a 22-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Bears racked up 369 yards of total offense, including 247 yards on the ground. Morgan faces Winston-Salem State in North Carolina Saturday.
The men's soccer team (3-1-1) won its third straight overtime game, defeating Saint Joseph's, 1-0, Friday in Philadelphia, Pa. Freshman Sam Miller scored a goal with just 28 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Midshipmen their first three-game winning streak since the 2005 season. Navy takes on Air Force Friday in the BSC Fall Classic in Birmingham, Ala.
The women's soccer team moved to 4-2-1 on the season after defeating Virginia Military Institute, 1-0, Sunday in Lexington, Va. Navy hosts Mount St. Mary's Friday.
The football team opened its Colonial Athletic Association schedule Saturday with a 45-14 loss at No. 4 Richmond. The Tigers couldn't overcome five interceptions, including four by Sean Schaefer, as Richmond converted five Towson turnovers into 31 points. The Tigers had a strong game from junior wide receiver David Newsom, who caught a career-high 10 receptions for 106 yards. Senior linebacker Jordan Manning and freshman Danny Collins added seven tackles apiece. Towson (1-2) travels to Coastal Carolina Saturday.
The men's soccer team (3-1-1) battled to a scoreless draw Saturday in Philadelphia against Drexel. It was the first time this season that UMBC was held scoreless, while senior goalkeeper Steve King's shutout was his second of the season and 19th of his career. The Retrievers host La Salle Saturday.
The volleyball team defeated Loyola, 3-0, and Sacred Heart, 3-1, Saturday in the final day of the NJIT Highlanders Challenge. The Retrievers travel to Morgantown, W.Va., Friday to take part in the WVU Volleyball Classic.
The Johns Hopkins football team (2-0) defeated Randolph-Macon, 39-31 in triple overtime. Junior running back Andrew Kase scored on a three-yard run in the third overtime, and the Blue Jays sealed the victory with an interception in the end zone by sophomore Mike Mahon.
Stevenson's women's soccer team won its third straight game after defeating Goucher, 3-1 last Wednesday in Towson. The Mustangs (4-1) were led by freshman Stephanie Eyler, sophomore Heather Redding and senior Tonia Cristino.
The College of Notre Dame's volleyball team needed 42 assists from sophomore Christina Kudrna to defeat Cedar Crest, 3-1, in the CSAC Opener last Saturday in Baltimore. Sophomore Catherine Subrizi set a new season-high with 23 kills for the Gators.
Issue 3.38: September 18, 2008