Loyola women to face W.Va. in NCAA soccer tournament

November 11, 2009|By Sports Digest

The Loyola women's soccer team, which is on a program-record 14-game unbeaten streak, will play West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup at 3 p.m. Friday in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Greyhounds (15-4-3) won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship with a 3-2 victory over Niagara to earn their seventh bid to the College Cup. The Mountaineers are 9-6-6. The winner will face Wake Forest or Kennesaw State at 1 p.m. Sunday. ... Frostburg State's women's soccer team (18-3), in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time since 2005, will play 11th-ranked Otterbein (18-1-1) at 11 a.m. Saturday in Westerville, Ohio. ... Johns Hopkins junior defender Jessica Hnatiuk (John Carroll) was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year. Among those named to the second team was sophomore Erica Suter (River Hill).

Field hockey: Top-ranked Maryland (20-0) was named the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament Tuesday night. The Terrapins, who are defending national champions, will play at home at 11 a.m. Saturday against 16th seed American (11-8). Connecticut (19-2) and Drexel (18-3) will play at 2 p.m., with the winners facing each other at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Men's soccer: Johns Hopkins will play Misericordia in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament at Salisbury at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the winner facing the Salisbury-Virginia Wesleyan winner Sunday. No. 6 Maryland, which will play Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals at noon today in Cary, N.C., placed two players on the All-ACC first team: junior forward Jason Herrick, who scored eight goals, and sophomore goalie Zac MacMath, who had eight shutouts.

Swimming: Loyola freshman Brennan Morris of Lutherville was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week.

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