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Abildso's two overtime goals lift W. Md to 4th victory, 3-1


Christian Abildso scored twice in the second overtime to give Western Maryland a 3-1 win over Catholic in a men's soccer game yesterday in Westminster.

Abildso broke a 1-1 tie with 11:08 left in the second 15-minute extra session, then added an insurance goal with 12 seconds remaining. The sophomore has six goals in Western Maryland's first four games.

Rick Estes (Dundalk) gave the Green Terror (4-0) a 1-0 lead in the first half with his fifth goal, but Bill Laffey tied it for Catholic (0-3) with 33 minutes left in the second half.

The four wins equals Western Maryland's total for the 1994 season, when the Green Terror finished 4-12-2.

* Howard 1, Mount St. Mary's 0: Mount goalkeeper Keith Kennedy mishandled the ball and Howard's Gregory Simmonds put it into an open net 31 minutes into the game to lift Howard (3-0) over Mount St. Mary's (2-1) in Washington.

Women's soccer

* St. Peter's 1, Loyola 0: Senior midfielder Denise Saliola scored on a rebound shot 18 seconds in the second overtime, lifting visiting St. Peter's (3-1) past Loyola (2-2) in a Metro Atlantic Conference game. Kirsten Byrnes had 11 saves for St. Peter's.

* Georgetown 2, Towson State 1: Freshman Alex Desbrow had a goal and an assist to help Georgetown (2-0) defeat Towson State (0-2) in Washington.


UMBC freshman hitter Megan McNamara earned Most Valuable Player honors as the Retrievers (4-2) won all three matches to claim the championship in the UMBC Volleyball Classic. McNamara had 32 kills in the three matches, averaging 3.2 kills per game as UMBC won nine of 10 games to win the tournament for the third straight season.

Field hockey

* Messiah 2, Salisbury State 1: Goalkeeper Beth Baggett stopped a penalty stroke by Susan Fatz with 1:30 left as No. 3 Messiah (1-1) edged the No. 8 Sea Gulls (0-1) in a Division III game in Salisbury.

* Goucher 1, Bridgewater 0: Joy Poneros scored with 22:26 remaining before halftime to lift host Goucher (2-0) over Bridgewater (0-3).

Women's tennis

* Mount St. Mary's 5, Villanova 2: The Mount won its season opener despite forfeiting a singles and a doubles match. It was the Mount's 17th win in 18 dual matches dating to March 1994.

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