Cortes leads Terps past Clemson and into ACC men's soccer semifinals

UMBC advances to America East championship game

November 11, 2010|By Sports Digest

Men's college soccer

Cortes leads Terps past Clemson and into ACC semis

Senior Billy Cortes scored a goal and added an assist to lift second-seeded Maryland (15-2-1) to a 2-1 victory over Clemson (5-9-4) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Cary, N.C. Cortes scored his fifth goal of the season in the ninth minute, then assisted on Casey Townsend's game-winner at the beginning of the second half, a header from 4 yards, to spark the Terps to the semifinals for the first time since 2008. The Tigers' goal came on Austin Savage's close-range shot in the 18th minute. The Terps will play at 5:30 p.m. Friday against sixth-seeded Virginia, which defeated No. 3 seed Wake Forest, 1-0.

More Division I: Second-seeded UMBC scored three times in the final 10 minutes of the first half and held off Stony Brook in the second half to earn a 3-2 victory in the America East Conference tournament and advance to the championship game for the second year in a row. The Retrievers will host No. 5 New Hampshire on Saturday at 1 p.m. Senior midfielder Levi Houapeu scored twice — his league-leading 13th and 14th goals of the season — to tie an America East record, and sophomore defender Liam Paddock headed in the game-winner with seven seconds remaining in the first period. Stony Brook took a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute and added a second score on an own goal in the 57th minute.

Division III: Senior Sean Scarselletta (Severna Park) scored twice and sophomore Ansger Otto had a goal and an assist as host Stevenson (12-5-3) scored three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 victory over Lebanon Valley (9-9-1) in the first round of the ECAC South tournament. The Mustangs will host Bethany (10-8-1) in the semifinals Saturday at a time to be determined.

More Colleges

Salisbury advances in NCAA field hockey tourney, 4-1

Seventh-ranked Salisbury (15-3) scored three times in an 18-minute span of the second half en route to a 4-1 victory over visiting Mary Washington (14-8) in the first round of the NCAA DivisionIII tournament. The Sea Gulls will face Rhodes on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Grantham, Pa.

Women's soccer: Two early goals from senior defender Heather Fleishell propelled host Frostburg State (16-4) to a 3-0 win over Lebanon Valley (10-9-2) in the opening round of the ECAC South tournament.

Et cetera

Crofton's Carpenters win European father-son golf title

Gary Carpenter Sr. and Gary Carpenter Jr. of Crofton recently won the European Father and Son Golf Championship at El Rompido in Spain by shooting 10-under-par in better-ball play. They qualified by taking the U.S. Father and Son event in July in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Gary Sr., 59, has played at Crofton Golf Club for more than 40years and has a 6 handicap; Gary Jr., 35, is a former Maryland high school tournament champion and has a 1 handicap.

Baseball: Orioles pitcher Rick VandenHurk is leading a group of major leaguers on a tour of his native Netherlands and Belgium. Joining him will be Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and outfielder Adam Jones, Florida Marlins catcher John Baker and Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman. Former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson will serve as an instructor.

Symposium: The University of Maryland's Phillip Merrill College of Journalism will host the Shirley Povich Sports Symposium on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. The discussion, titled "The Changing Landscape of Sports: How Much is Too Much?" will be hosted by Maury Povich and include a panel of ESPN radio and television host Tony Kornheiser, Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, USA Today's Christine Brennan, AOL FanHouse columnist and ESPN's Kevin Blackistone and ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt. Admission is free.

Capitals: Washington recalled center Marcus Johansson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

—From Sun staff and news services

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