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It was not a bad Homecoming Day for Western Maryland College last Saturday.

The football team knocked off four-time defending Centennial Football Conference champ Dickinson, 17-14 -- putting the Green Terrors in position for a first-ever CFC crown.


It also was a pretty fair day for a few other Western Maryland teams and individuals.

The field hockey and women's soccer teams both enjoyed wins, the volleyball team finished second in its own 12-team tournament, and senior cross country runner Derek Johnston won the individual title in a tri-meet against Hopkins and Elizabethtown.


The Green Terrors are 4-0 in the CFC for the first time in the conference's 10-year history.

Nose guard Adam Gregori was selected the CFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The sophomore had four solo tackles and was in on four others.

North Carroll grad Aaron Bergman made his first college start one to remember. The freshman cornerback made seven tackles and broke up a pass.

Fellow North Carroll grad Rob Johnson became just the third Western Maryland rusher in modern history (since 1947) to gain more than 1,000 yards in a season and fourth to gain 2,000 or more in a career. His 165-yard effort last week gave him 1,087 for the season.

Dung Dinh's 26-yard field goal with six seconds left wasn't the only big play the special teams made in Saturday's win.

Women's soccer

Freshman Julie Cox (Liberty) scored three goals in a 5-2 win against Dickinson Saturday.

She entered the week with 17 goals and three assists on the year. In Middle Atlantic Conference play, Cox is fourth in scoring with 10 goals and one assist in seven games.


Field hockey

Senior Jodi Livingston's goal in the Green Terrors' 3-0 win over visiting Messiah Saturday gives her 25 in her career -- fourth on the all-time school list. Sandi Stevens, who scored 29 times between 1985-1988, is the leader.

Saturday's win ended the Green Terrors' four-game winless streak. During that stretch, WMC (5-6-1) was 0-3-1.


The Green Terrors (31-4) had to settle for the runner-up spot in its own tournament Saturday, losing to highly regarded Upsala College in the finals.

Senior Sandra Hoelz and freshman Laura Everhart were selected to the All-Tournament team.