Big half lifts Towson over Marist, 4-0 Kaijasilta scores 2 in soccer victory


Freshman Petteri Kaijasilta scored two goals and added an assist, as 21st-ranked Towson State (11-2) broke away from a scoreless halftime tie to beat Marist College (3-11), 4-0, yesterday in men's soccer in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Kaijasilta, a native of Finland who leads Towson State with nine goals, put the Tigers ahead to stay at the 58:08 mark, when he converted a penalty kick. Less than five minutes later, senior Todd Hicks scored off a double assist from Andy Stroud and Ben Zajac to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

* Philadelphia Textile 1, Navy 0: Louis Cardenas scored at the 75-minute mark to lift host Textile (4-6-3) over Navy (6-6).

Women's soccer

* Mount St. Mary's 3, Central Connecticut State 1: Christy Wicks scored for the Mount 53 seconds into the game to jump-start a victory over visiting Central Connecticut State.

After a long pass from Jodi Pierce, Wicks' 15-yard shot was fumbled into the goal by Central Connecticut goalie Allison Rolls.

The Mountaineers (4-5-1) made the score 2-0 in the 25th minute, when Amanda Gilbert's free kick from 30 yards bounced off Rolls' hands to the feet of Jenny Klimes. Klimes deposited the ball in the net to put the Mount ahead of the Blue Devils (2-11-1), 2-0. With just over 10 minutes left in the game, Becky Mann ended the Mount scoring by curving in a free kick from the right end line.

* Dayton 2, Loyola 1: Julie Wilde scored the game-winner with eight minutes remaining in the second overtime, as visiting Dayton (6-8) downed Loyola (8-6-1).

Jaime DeSoto gave Loyola a 1-0 lead, scoring in the 63rd minute. Dayton tied the game when Dawn Platte converted a penalty kick nine minutes later.

* Western Maryland 2, Frostburg State 1: Kari Thompson (Spalding) and Lynnae Stoehr scored in the first half to give host Western Maryland (6-4-1) a win over Frostburg State (7-6-1).

* College of Notre Dame 3, North Carolina Wesleyan 1: CristinScelfo scored two goals to lead College of Notre Dame (7-4) past North Carolina Wesleyan.

Field hockey

* Trenton State 3, Salisbury State 1: Kim Finnegan scored the game-winner unassisted with 11:52 left in the first, as Trenton State (12-0) defeated visiting Salisbury State (10-4).

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