Terps give Cirovski 300th coaching win
Coach Sasho Cirovski secured victory No.300 as the No.4 Maryland men's soccer team defeated visiting Radford, 2-1, Sunday. John Stertzer set up first-half goals for Patrick Mullins and Casey Townsend as the Terps improved to 4-0-0 and dropped the Highlanders to 1-2-0. "I would like to thank all my former players and assistants for helping contribute to this program," said Cirovski, who has a 300-125-29 record and moved into 10th all-time among active NCAA Division I men's coaches in victories.
More men's soccer: Sophomore midfielder-forward Jimmy Ockford scored his first college goal in the 65th minute to lift host Mount St.Mary's (1-1-1) to a 2-1 victory over Rider (1-2-0).
Women's soccer: Junior Domenica Hodak had a career-best two assists and No. 3 Maryland (5-0-1) posted its school-record-setting sixth consecutive shutout with a 4-0 win at Cornell (0-2). The Terps had blanked five consecutive opponents in 1996. Maryland got goals from senior forward Jasmyne Spencer in the 10th minute, sophomore Hayley Brock in the 70th, freshman Cory Ryan in the 81st and Sade Ayinde in the 84th. Ayinde's was a corner kick that bent into the goal. The Terps outshot the Big Red 29-3 and didn't allow a shot on goal. … Sophomore forward Ashlynn Soellner scored on a header in the 105th minute to lift visiting Navy (3-2-1) to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over The Citadel (2-3). The Midshipmen gave up a goal to sophomore forward-midfielder Vanessa Aponte in the 44th minute but responded with one from sophomore forward Paloma Perez in the 72nd minute to force overtime. Freshman midfielder-defender Julie Schumacher set up the game-winner with a serve into the box. … Loyola (1-5-0) got goals from defender Lauren Norcia, forward Nichole Schiro, defender Kelsey Rene and midfielder Nicky Alagna, all juniors, and cruised to a 4-2 victory over visiting Saint Louis (1-4-0). Norcia also had two assists; in her two-plus years with the Greyhounds, she had totaled three points. … Bucknell junior forward Kayla Yee collected a loose ball in front of the goal and scored with just over a minute left in regulation to send the Bison (1-3-0) to a 2-1 win over host UMBC (0-5-0). Retrievers junior forward Rachel McKee (Mount Hebron) had tied the score in the 72nd minute off a turnover. … Sophomore forward Kelli Joline and freshman midfielder Jacky Kessler each scored in the second half as High Point (2-2-1) earned a 2-1 victory over host Towson (2-2-0). Sophomore forward Emily Banes scored for the Tigers. … Mount St. Mary's (1-1) lost its home opener, 1-0, to Saint Joseph's (1-2-1) on a free kick by senior forward Jen Pfeiffer from 25 yards 6:49 into the first overtime period.
Field hockey: Top-ranked Maryland (3-1) got goals from senior midfielder Jemma Buckley and sophomore attacker Jill Witmer and held off No. 9 Michigan (2-2) for a 2-1 victory in the Terps' home opener. Michigan's Emy Guttman scored with just over seven minutes remaining in the game, and the Wolverines had three of their five penalty corners in the last 5:30. … Junior forward-midfielder Kate Nolan had two goals and an assist and senior midfielder Kim Schnell (C. Milton Wright) had two goals to lead Towson (1-3) to a 4-3 win over Saint Joseph's (0-4) in the Temple Tournament.
Football: Visiting Frostburg State earned its first season-opening win in seven years, 34-21 over Geneva (0-1) on Saturday. The Bobcats totaled 486 offensive yards and got three rushing touchdowns from senior running back Patrick Pinchinat.
Cruising at Timonium, 'Redux' wins 16th in row
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux won his 16th straight race in Sunday's feature at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. Rapid Redux, who has accomplished his feat against mostly starter allowance company, joins all-time greats Citation and Cigar at 16 in a row and is closing in on the North American record of 19 straight by Zenyatta and Pepper's Pride. "He waits on horses and I was getting really nervous," Rapid Redux trainer David Wells said. "And just as quickly he seems to find another gear. He's got starter eligibility for another three months and we're going to use that to our best advantage." Rapid Redux, ridden by J.D. Acosta, covered the 81/2-furlong distance in 1 minute, 46.71 seconds, winning by 61/2 lengths over Albrect. The Pleasantly Perfect gelding paid $2.40 to win.
WNBA: Tina Charles had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 79-48 rout of the host Washington Mystics, who have lost 11 of 12.. Asjha Monique Currie scored 13 points for Washington, and Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) added 10.
—From Sun staff and news services