Maryland men's soccer home opener moved to tonight

August 29, 2011|By Sports Digest

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UM men's soccer home opener now tonight

No. 4 Maryland will play its men's soccer home opener against West Virginia tonight at 7. The game, previously scheduled for Sunday night, was pushed back because of poor weather conditions stemming from Hurricane Irene. Maryland (1-0) opened its season Friday night with a 3-0 victory over St. John's, 3-0 in the ACC/Big East Challenge at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. Casey Townsend, Patrick Mullins and John Stertzer all scored for Maryland.

Women's college volleyball: Towson (3-1) posted a pair of victories at the West Virginia Mountaineer Invitational in Morgantown, topping West Virginia, 3-1, and Robert Morris, 3-0. The Tigers' Katy Buck (Mount de Sales) and Dayane Van Ass made the All-Tournament team. UMBC (1-2) earned its first victory by defeating Prairie View A&M, 25-8, 25-18, 25-18, in its final game of the Mizuno Invitational on Saturday at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif. Earlier in the day, the Retrievers fell to No. 7 Washington, 25-15, 25-14, 25-15. In the nightcap, freshman Hannah Schmidt (Mount de Sales) hit .500 with 14 kills against only two errors. … Freshman Ariel Richard recorded eight kills and 11 digs, but Coppin State (1-3) lost to host Indiana State, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17, on Saturday in the Eagles' final match of the Quality Inn/ASICS Classic in Terre Haute, Ind.

College field hockey: Top-ranked Maryland (1-0) will play today at Temple (0-1) at 3:30 p.m. in a game postponed Sunday because of the effects of Hurricane Irene.

WNBA: Candice Dupree scored 27 points while Diana Taurasi had 21 with seven assists, leading the visiting Phoenix Mercury to an 86-79 victory against the Washington Mystics at Verizon Center. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Mystics.

More women's basketball: Former Mount St. Mary's women's basketball standout Mary Dunn has signed a professional contract with the Mets de Guaynabo of the National Superior Basketball League in Puerto Rico. Dunn finished her Mount career this year ranked fourth in school history in rebounds and 16th in points.

NBA: Wizards guard John Wall has confirmed that he will participate in a two-week summer league that famed trainer Joe Abunassar is organizing and plans to launch on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas. Wall has trained with Abunassar since he was preparing for the NBA draft last year; the guard is expected to be one of nearly 60 NBA players to take part in the latest effort to remain sharp and maintain a competitive edge during the lockout.

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Youth soccer: The Central Maryland Soccer Association will sponsor the Columbus Classic on Oct. 8 and 9 in Westminster and the Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 25, 26 and 27 in the North Point area of Baltimore County. For information, go to cmsasoccer.com and usamateursports.com, call 410-363-8610 or email scorenews@aol.com.

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