Maryland faltered in its first game since reappearing in Soccer America's national men's poll, falling, 1-0, yesterday at unranked Wake Forest.
The No. 15 Terps, (4-3-2 overall, 1-1-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) ranked fourth in preseason before dropping out of the poll two weeks ago, had re-entered after beating top-ranked Duke last Sunday.
But Josh Timbers scored the game's only goal yesterday at the 72: 15 mark to lift the Demon Deacons to 6-3-1, 1-1-0.
Both Maryland goaltender Russell Payne and Wake keeper Tim Woods made two saves. The Deacons out-shot Maryland, 10-4.
Navy 1, Lafayette 0: James Merchant's header past Lafayette keeper John Barry proved to be enough as the Navy won its first Patriot League game of the season, defeating Lafayette.
The winning goal came just three minutes into the second half, when freshman Matt Neely sent a cross toward the goal. The goal was Merchant's second game-winner in the last three games for the Mids, who improved to 1-2 in the Patriot League, 5-6-1 overall.
Hartford 2, Towson State 1: Freshman Dominic Willock scored with 31: 59 left in the game Sunday to lead 21st-ranked Hartford over Towson State.
Sophomore Adrian Weekes gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead 3: 28 into the game before junior Andre Wise (Meade High) tied the game at the 35: 19 mark of the first half.
Sophomore Ethan Jennings (Bel Air High) had 12 saves for the Tigers.
The Greyhounds improved to 7-4 overall, 2-0 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. Niagara fell to 2-7-1, 0-3-1 and dropped its third straight.
Porcella scored her team-leading fourth goal at 34: 49 of the first half off an assist from Oakland Mills High grad Tricia Witte. DeSoto scored at 61: 10 of the second half.
Senior Mary Clark made three saves for Loyola. Suzanne Klick stopped two shots for Niagara.
UMBC 1, American 0: Senior forward Kristen Einarson scored the game's only goal as UMBC (8-3) defeated American (7-3-1). UMBC's Mandy Robbins (Atholton High) recorded her sixth shutout of the season.
Jody Pierce, Michelle Naklicki, Liz Geelan, and Jenny Klimes scored for the Mountaineers (6-5).
Navy 4, Lafayette 0: Junior Cori Thornton tallied two goals and an assist and Shannon Filbin scored twice as Navy defeated Lafayette to extend its win streak to four games.
Navy outshot the Leopards, 16-5, and improved to 7-2 overall, 3-1 in the Patriot League.
Towson State 3, Georgetown 1: Senior Lisa McCullen and junior Lauren Volk (Loch Raven High) each scored their ninth goal of the season to lead Towson to a historic victory over Georgetown.
The win tied a Tigers record for wins in a season (eight) that was set in 1979.
McCullen and Volk each have nine points this season, which tied the school record set in 1979 by Bev Nelson and Julie Caprio.
Beth Chapman also scored for the Tigers. Stacy Duka tallied the Hoyas' goal.
Junior goalkeeper Kelly Brahy (Elkton High) made 15 stops for the Tigers.
Pub Date: 10/07/96