Terps win ACC field hockey crown for third straight season

Maryland loses ACC women's soccer title game to Wake on penalty kicks

November 08, 2010|By Sports Digest

College field hockey

Terps win ACC championship for third straight season

Junior Jemma Buckley had three goals to lift top-seeded Maryland (19-1, 5-0) to a 5-2 victory over second-seeded North Carolina (19-2, 4-1) on Sunday in Winston-Salem, N.C., for its third straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship and ninth overall. Tournament Most Valuable Player Katie O'Donnell, the four-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year, added a goal and three assists. Buckley, freshman Jill Witmer and junior Lauren Barr were named to the all-tournament team. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Melissa Vassalotti had four saves in the victory. The Terps outshot North Carolina 12-11, but the Tar Heels held a 7-5 advantage in penalty corners. Maryland will begin NCAA tournament play next weekend; the bracket will be released Tuesday.

Women's college soccer

Maryland loses ACC title game to Wake on penalty kicks

Aubrey Bledsoe made three straight saves in the shootout to give second-seeded Wake Forest (12-7-3) the ACC championship over Maryland (17-2-2) in Cary, N.C., after the teams tied 1-1 in double overtime. Junior Ashley Grove scored for the Terps in the fifth minute from 14 yards off a pass from junior Lydia Hastings. The Demon Deacons' Katie Stengel, the ACC Freshman of the Year, tied it in the 19th minute. Maryland junior Sade Ayinde converted the first penalty kick of the shootout and was matched by Wake's Alisha Woodson. Bledsoe, the tournament MVP, stopped the next three Terps attempts while Wake Forest made its next two to clinch the title. Maryland goalkeeper Yewande Balogun, who finished the match with four saves, made the all-tournament team with Grove and sophomore Danielle Hubka. The NCAA tournament bracket will be released today at 4:30 p.m.

Division III: Johns Hopkins (16-3-1), ranked 14th, earned a 3-0 victory over No. 11 Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa., to win its sixth straight Centennial Conference championship and secure the automatic conference bid into the NCAA tournament. The Blue Jays have defeated Dickinson the past three seasons in the conference title game. Hopkins got goals from freshman Pamela Vranis, junior Paulina Goodman and senior Allie Zazzali. The NCAA tournament bracket will be released today.

Men's college soccer

Loyola falls, will be seeded fourth in MAAC tournament

Visiting Loyola gave up two first-half goals and lost, 2-0, to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe Iona in the Greyhounds' regular-season finale. The Greyhounds (9-6-2, 5-3-1) enter the MAAC tournament at Ridley Athletic Complex as the fourth seed and face top-seeded Saint Peter's in the second semifinal Friday at 6 p.m. Iona (8-8-1, 6-3) clinched the third seed and will play Siena on Friday at 3 p.m.

Saturday night: Lafayette's Sean Peckham scored on a penalty kick in the 48th minute after a disputed hand-ball call for a 1-0 victory that ended host Navy's season. The Midshipmen finished 7-5-4 overall and 2-2-3 in the Patriot League. The Leopards, who appeared headed for the league tournament until Bucknell scored two late goals to defeat Lehigh in overtime to earn the fourth and final spot, ended their season 8-7-3 and 3-3-1.

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Terps women roll past UDC in final basketball exhibition

Alyssa Thomas scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half as Maryland rolled to a 121-50 victory over District of Columbia in an exhibition game at Comcast Center. Lynetta Kizer scored 18points in nine minutes for the Terps, who also got 17 points from Natasha Cloud. Kim Rodgers added 15 points, Diandra Tchatchouang and Alicia DeVaughn had 11 apiece and Laurin Mincy finished with 10 points for Maryland, which won both its exhibition games. Ashley Thompson had 12 points for the Firebirds, hitting three of four from 3-point range. Maryland, which shot 61 percent from the field, held leads of 9-2, 18-4 and 25-13 before going on a 15-point run midway through the half. The Terps led 52-18 at halftime. UDC was within 63-27 with 15 minutes left in the game when the Terps went on a 14-point run over the next four minutes. Maryland will open its regular season Saturday at home against Monmouth.

Women's volleyball: UMBC (10-15, 6-4) fell, 16-25, 25-17, 20-25, 27-25, 15-13, at Stony Brook (11-15, 6-4) but qualified for the America East tournament for the third consecutive year with New Hampshire's 3-1 loss to Binghamton. Retrievers junior Iman Kennedy had 14 kills.

Football: Freshman Joe Rollins, who rushed 24 times for 294 yards in McDaniel's 36-30 triple-overtime victory over Gettysburg on Saturday, was named Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Rollins added 31 receiving yards.

Swimming: Senior Kayla Zeller set a UNC Wilmington pool record in the 500-yard freestyle to lead Towson (6-0, 4-0) to a sweep of a Colonial Athletic Association dual meet at Wilmington, N.C.

—From Sun staff and news services

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