Herrick's goal with 4:05 left puts Terps into round of 16

November 23, 2009|By Sports Digest

The Maryland men captured their eighth-straight Sweet 16 berth by beating No. 7 seed Penn State, 2-1, in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday. Jason Herrick scored the game-winner with 4:05 remaining to lift the Terps against a Nittany Lions squad that was undefeated at home in 2009. Maryland took a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute when Billy Cortes received a cross from Drew Yates, took two dribbles and blasted the ball past the goalie.Penn State tied the game in the 48th minute when Brian Forgue converted Andres Casais' free kick. Herrick's seventh game-winner of the year came on a header that was assisted by Cortes. "I'm just real proud of the character and championship fiber that our team showed today," said Terps coach Sasho Cirvoski, who earned his 250th career win. "I think we had to do that to win and they found a way to get it done." Maryland will play 10th-seeded Harvard on Sunday in Cambridge, Mass.

Women: Johns Hopkins fell to top-seeded Messiah, 3-1, in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. Messiah scored in the eighth, 28th and 56th minutes before Allie Zazzali put the Blue Jays on the board, also in the 56th minute. Johns Hopkins finished its season 19-4-0.

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