Heels keep home edge in 17-11 win over Loyola Hounds 1-4 at Fetzer Field; UMBC handles Cornell


Senior attackmen Spencer Deering and Merrill Turnbull recorded career days yesterday as No. 9 North Carolina defeated No. 5 Loyola, 17-11, before 1,103 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Tar Heels (2-1) have won four of the five games against the Greyhounds at Fetzer Field. It's the first time North Carolina has won consecutive meetings against Loyola in eight years.

Deering had a career-high six assists and Turnbull posted six goals. The other starting attackman, freshman Chase Martin, chipped in a career-high four goals, three of which staked the Tar Heels to a 9-6 halftime lead.

North Carolina jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Mike Battista and Mark Frye scored 25 seconds apart to tie the game. Mike Maier scored 1: 20 later to put North Carolina ahead for good.

The Greyhounds (1-1) outshot North Carolina 46-34 and won 17 of 31 faceoffs, including all seven in the first quarter. But only 24 of Loyola's 46 shots were on goal, while the Tar Heels put 27 of their 34 shots on the cage.

The Greyhounds, who never led, closed to within 9-7 midway through the third quarter on Mark Frye's career-best fourth goal, but Turnbull scored twice off assists from Deering as North Carolina reeled off three straight goals to go ahead 12-7 two minutes into the fourth quarter.

UMBC 12, Cornell 7: John McDonnell and Dan Marohl each scored four goals as UMBC (2-1) raced past visiting Cornell (0-2) at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers blanked Cornell 7-0 in the third quarter to come back from a two-goal deficit.

Trailing 5-3 at halftime, the Retrievers scored four times in the first 3: 08 of the third quarter to take the lead for good. Chris Turner scored twice in the first 2: 13 to tie the score at 5 for UMBC, and McDonnell scored the go-ahead goal off a pass from Marohl 24 seconds later.

The Big Red cut the lead to four goals twice in the fourth quarter, but Marohl countered each time with unassisted goals, tallying the game's final goal with 2: 18 remaining.

The Retrievers won the ground-ball battle, 63-43, and only allowed Cornell to clear the ball successfully nine out of 16 attempts. UMBC tied the series with Cornell at 3, avenging a six-goal loss to the Big Red last year.

Mount St. Mary's 12, St. Joseph's 9: Roland Miller and Steve Ricker scored three goals apiece and freshman goalkeeper Sean Elder recorded 23 saves as host Mount St. Mary's (2-1, 1-0) opened the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference season with a victory over St. Joseph's (0-2, 0-1).

After goals from Ricker, Miller and Jeremy Lichtenberger put the Mount up 12-5 with 6: 12 to play, the Hawks ended the game with a 4-0 run.

Western Maryland 26, Villa Julie 7: Matt Hoppe scored six goals as Western Maryland routed visiting Villa Julie. The Green Terror held a 10-2 halftime lead and put the game away by scoring 10 goals in the third quarter.

Randolph-Macon 13, Goucher 7: Frank Smollon scored five goals to help Randolph-Macon (1-1) over host Goucher (1-2).

Tim Duffy and Keith Guinto scored back-to-back goals to give the Gophers a 5-4 lead just 1: 20 into the third quarter.

But the Yellow Jackets scored seven straight over a 7 1/2 -minute stretch to take an 11-5 advantage.

Pub Date: 3/09/97

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