Brennan, Younger qualify for sailing championships

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Danielle Brennan of St. Mary's College and Julie Younger of the Naval Academy are among the four sailors from the Mid-Atlantic Region who qualified for next weekend's Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association's North American Women's Singlehanded Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.

Brennan, 20, won the event two years ago, when she was named the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. A two-time All-American, she took last year off while trying unsuccessfully to make the U.S. Olympic team.

A native of aNew York City, Brennan "may be the best woman sailor of her age the United States has ever seen," said St. Mary's coach Adam Werblow. "She's won the U.S. Open women's title three years. She's the Tiger Woods of sailing."

In all, 16 sailors will take part in the three-day, 16-race event.

Laying the groundwork

UMBC's men's soccer team made its debut on the Retrievers' new artificial turf last week, rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat Coastal Carolina, 4-2, before 922 at UMBC Stadium. But that also might have been the last game played there this fall.

Because the surface is still in need of some work, and the surrounding track is about three weeks from being completed, the Retrievers' last two home games probably will take place on their practice field, which will be upgraded in the future to give them the option of playing on turf or natural grass.

Terps on top

Going into tonight's game against North Carolina State, the Maryland women's soccer team is first in all but two Atlantic Coast Conference statistical categories.

The Terrapins (15-0-1 overall, 2-0-1 ACC) sweep the individual rankings. Sophomore Keri Sarver is first in scoring (34 points) and assists (10), and is third in goals (12). Sophomore Emmy Harbo, who twice has been named the conference's Player of the Week, is the leader in goals (15) and is second in scoring (33 points). Senior Missy Price is No. 1 in save percentage (.913), goals-allowed average (0.28) and shutouts (eight).

As a team, Maryland is first in assists (50), shutouts (10), save percentage (.897) and goals-allowed average (0.35).

Serving up No. 700

Towson State's Cathy Cain became the fourth college volleyball coach to reach 700 career wins last Saturday when the Tigers swept Hartford. No. 701 came the next afternoon with a five-game victory over Northeastern.

Cain joins Andy Banachowski of UCLA, Mick Haley of Texas and Elaine Michaelis of BYU in the exclusive club. Her first 540 victories came during 20 seasons at Catonsville Community College.

Salisbury juggernaut

Salisbury State's volleyball team improved to 16-8 Tuesday and won its 11th straight match, tying a school record, with a four-game victory over York.

The women's soccer team has won six in a row going into today's game at Catholic, and at 12-2 is one victory away from tying the school single-season record.

The field hockey team, ranked fourth in the nation, won its 10th in a row Wednesday, 8-0, at St. Mary's, and is 11-1 going into today's showdown at home against the College of New Jersey, the defending Division III national champions. The Sea Gulls lead the Capital Athletic Conference with 53 goals in 12 games, while XTC allowing only eight.

Those aren't the only Salisbury programs doing well. The men's soccer team, 8-3-2 overall and 5-0 in the CAC, extended its winning streak to six games with Wednesday's 5-1 victory over Goucher.

Miscellaneous

Maryland men's soccer goalkeeper Russell Payne began the week leading the ACC in save percentage at .877. Maryland's volleyball team is in first place in the ACC, having won nine straight matches. Junior Conya Jabari-Kitwala is second in the nation in aces with .72 per game. Seven of the eight wins for Loyola's women's soccer team have come via shutout. Goalkeeper Erin Gilroy has 17 career shutouts, moving past Mary Clark on the school's all-time list. Navy's women's soccer team improved to 9-2-1 after Tuesday's 3-0 win at Richmond, before falling to Colgate last night, 1-0. Johns Hopkins' men's soccer team has won eight straight, including the last five by shutout, and is 9-1-1 overall. Junior Eric West needs one assist to break the school's career record of 20, the only Hopkins career scoring mark that has eluded him. UMBC's volleyball team has won 17 of its last 18 matches. The defending Big South Conference champions are 19-4. Loyola sophomore Stephanie Potter won the No. 1 singles title and took second in No. 1 doubles to capture Most Outstanding Player honors at the MAAC Championships. Goucher field hockey goalkeeper Dawn Greer made 18 saves Monday, giving her 717 for her career. For the first time, Loyola's women's cross country team placed first in the Maryland State Championship Meet at Oregon Ridge Park. Junior Sarah MacSherry (Roland Park) took fourth in a field of 102 runners at 19: 01, her best time of the year. Junior Betsy Allen was sixth at 19: 05, and Ann-Marie Luckas was 10th at 19: 35.

Pub Date: 10/19/96

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