Terror bids to get back on track


Western Maryland College's football team will try and start a new winning streak tomorrow afternoon when it travels to Centennial Conference foe Franklin and Marshall.

Whether or not it will have the services of quarterback Brian Van Deusen remains a question.

A decision on Van Deusen's playing status won't be made until just before kickoff. The junior suffered a concussion in the first quarter of last week's 33-7 loss to Dickinson.

The setback snapped a three-game win streak for the Green Terror, which fell to 3-3 overall.

Should Van Deusen be unable to play, freshman Wyatt Lowe likely will get the call. After replacing Van Deusen in the second quarter last weekend, Lowe completed 13 of 19 passes for 189 yards and one interception.

Franklin and Marshall (1-5) has had problems scoring, averaging only 11 points a game, but got its first win last Saturday with a 14-7 defeat of Georgetown.

Quarterback Kevin Morra twice completed passes to wide receiver Corby Lucas for touchdowns. Overall, Morra completed 18 of 32 passes for 192 yards.

Lucas does a little bit of everything for the Diplomats. He's caught 22 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns, and has 495 return yards on punts and kickoffs.

The Diplomats have averaged only 254 yards of total offense -- 177 through the air and 77 on the ground.

Field hockey

The Green Terror will close out a successful regular season Saturday when it travels to Franklin and Marshall.

Western Maryland went into yesterday's game at York with a 7-5 mark and in search of its first winning season since 1990. Last year, the Green Terror was 3-12 overall.

Freshman goalie Melissa Price was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for Oct. 9-15. In Western Maryland's 2-1 upset of Dickinson on Oct. 11, Price registered a season-high 16 saves. The loss knocked Dickinson out of a first-place tie in the conference.

Franklin and Marshall comes into Saturday's game 2-10-2 overall with only nine goals.


The Green Terror (22-11) advanced to the semifinals of its own North/South Classic over the weekend before falling to eventual champion Ithaca, which is ranked fifth in Division III with a 41-2 mark.

Senior Denise Spangler was named conference Player of the Week. She began the week with 22 kills and 12 digs in a 3-2 win over Gettysburg on Oct. 12. In the Classic, she had 49 kills, 10 aces and six blocks.

Gettysburg's win over Franklin and Marshall last week left three different CC teams with one conference loss.

At 9-1, Gettysburg is finished with its conference slate and has assured itself of at least a share of the conference crown. Franklin and Marshall (7-1) has a tri-match Saturday against Washington College and Bryn Mawr. The Green Terror (6-1) has a tri-match at Dickinson with Muhlenberg Saturday before closing out its conference schedule at home against Washington Tuesday.

Should all three teams finish with only one conference loss, they would share the title.

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