Virginia, Terps women to renew rivalry -- this time on lacrosse field College notebook


The only place the basketball teams can meet again is in the NCAA final, but Maryland and Virginia will resume another women's rivalry Tuesday, when last year's Division I lacrosse title game combatants meet in College Park.

Virginia took last year's NCAA final from the Terps, 8-6, and the Cavaliers' chances to repeat depend largely on their Baltimore-based attack.

Jenny Slingluff, a senior out of Roland Park, led Virginia with 39 goals and 16 assists in 1991. Her running mates up top include Elaine Jones, a senior who prepped at Friends; Erin Stewart, a junior who went to Maryvale; and Kelly Cowan,a junior from St. Paul's.

Maryland, which handled Delaware, 12-5, in Tuesday's opener, is again led by Leigh Frendberg, a senior from Worthington, Ohio, but coach Cindy Timchal has at least five starters from the area.

Betsy Elder, a sophomore from Severna Park, had 25 goals last season. Pam Althoff, a senior from Hereford, and Theresa Ingram, a sophomore from Lansdowne, are first-year starters on attack. In the midfield, Jennifer Fink, a senior from Broadneck, is a four-year starter, and Kim Terhorst, a senior from St. Mary's, is one of the Terps' tri-captains.

* WRESTLING IN OKLAHOMA: Navy, Maryland and Morgan State will combine to send nine men to the NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, which begins a three-day run today at Oklahoma State.

Navy placed second at the Eastern Intercollegiate championships, where plebe Dan Hicks was the top heavyweight. Reaching the EIWA finals and also qualifying for the NCAAs were Jamie Cummings (167) and Tom Storey (190), and Brad Gazaway (142) received an at-large bid.

The NCAAs are a homecoming of sorts for Hicks, who's from Vinita, Okla.

Maryland is led by two-time ACC champion Tom Miller (142), a senior from Elizabethtown, Pa., who's ranked sixth in the nation. David Land (118), a sophomore from Laurel, and Steve Woods (150) also qualified for the Terps.

For Morgan State, Robert Edmonds (167) won the Eastern Regional and Charlie Morgan (118) made the NCAAs as a regional finalist. Former Randallstown High star Derrick Asbell (142), who's a senior at California, Pa., survived the same qualifier.

Defending champion Iowa, 16-0 in dual meets this season, qualified a wrestler in all 10 weight classes.

* SWIMMING IN TEXAS: Steep qualifying standards have made for select fields at Division I championships involving a stopwatch or measuring tape, so only a handful of local women are going to this week's swim meet at the University of Texas.

Heather Ray and Brandi Wood, Dulaney High grads who trained with the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, are at Southern California and Florida, respectively. Ray, a sophomore, is in the 100- and 200-meter backstrokes. Wood, a freshman, qualified in the 400 individual medley. Navy's Stacia Johnson, the NCAA Division II 3-meter champ last year, qualified for all three diving events. Maryland senior April Tassi is in the 1- and 3-meter dives. Johns Hopkins will send 10 men to the Division III meet in Buffalo, N.Y.

* MEAC HEADS TOWSON FIELD: The 16th annual Towson State Invitational track and field meet will be held Sunday at Minnegan Stadium. Competition begins at 9:30 a.m. and the last race is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference trio of Coppin State, Morgan State and UMES headlines fields of 23 men's and 18 women's teams. Division III power Frostburg State also will send a speedy contingent. Russell Williams, a native of Woodbridge, Va., was fourth in the NCAA triple jump for the Bobcats.

* THIS AND THAT: The Towson State women's gymnastics team has climbed to No. 10 in the national rankings. . . . Angie Dobbs, a senior from Perry Hall, finished her Navy basketball career with 1,643 points, third on the Mids' all-time list.

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