No. 3 Terps defeat No. 2 Creighton, 1-0, in men's soccer

No. 3 Maryland beats UVa., 6-3, in field hockey

October 01, 2011|Sports Digest

Men's college soccer

No. 3 Terps defeat No. 2 Creighton, 1-0

Casey Townsend scored in the 14th minute and No. 3 Maryland (10-0-1) held off a hard charge by No. 2 Creighton (8-1-0) in the second half for a 1-0 win Friday night in front of an announced 5,648 at Ludwig Field in College Park. The goal ended the Bluejays' season-long shutout streak. Patrick Mullins set up the goal by sending a long ball forward for Townsend, who was making a run toward the box. Goalkeeper Brian Holt attempted to reach the bouncing ball first, but coming outside of the 18-yard box he was unable to punch the ball away and the Terps' leading scorer won the ball in the air, settled it and got his shot around defender Eric Miller and into an open net. The Bluejays, who didn't take a shot in the first 48 minutes, outshot Maryland 6-2 in the second half; the Terps did not manage a shot after the 49th minute. "I am really impressed with my guys," Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski said. "I was a little concerned at how they would close out this game, and they did a great job." The Terps recorded their sixth shutout of the season and third victory over a ranked opponent.

Elsewhere: Loyola (5-3-1) dropped its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener, 2-1, to visiting Fairfield (2-4). Stephen Dooley scored for the Greyhounds in the 74th minute.

Et cetera

No. 3 Maryland beats UVa., 6-3, in field hockey

Co-captains Jemma Buckley and Megan Frazer each scored twice to lead third-ranked Maryland (10-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 6-3 victory over visiting Virginia (5-7, 0-2). The Terps outshot the Cavaliers 16-8 and had nine penalty corners to Virginia's seven. Maryland's Melissa Vassalotti had four saves, and the Cavaliers' Jenny Johnstone had seven. The Terps have won eight straight games and 14 consecutive regular-season ACC contests.

Men's college lacrosse: Ralph Quillen, a former Towson High, CCBC-Essex and Maryland defenseman, was named associate head coach and defensive coordinator at CCBC-Catonsville. Quillen assisted CCBC-Catonsville head coach Bill Zopp at Lutheran and helped lead the Saints to their third consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association CConference title and a 16-0 season in 2011. Zopp also named Calvert Hall, CCBC-Essex and Towson University alum Carl Marinelli faceoff coach and assistant offensive coordinator.

College football: Navy guard John Dowd is one of 47 Football Bowl Subdivision candidates for the National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award. The 47 nominees constitute the list of semifinalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the best scholar-athlete in the nation. Dowd, who has started 16 consecutive games for the Midshipmen, carries a 3.92GPA in mechanical engineering.

Ravens: The Ravens and the NFL have teamed up to honor exceptional Maryland volunteers for their devotion to bettering local communities through the annual Community Quarterback Award. Applications for the award, which is supported by NFL Charities and the Ravens All Community Team Foundation, can be completed online at BaltimoreRavens.com/CommunityQB through Oct. 28. Winners will be acknowledged Nov. 20 at the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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