College field hockey
Towson upsets No. 14 Northwestern, 1-0
A first-half goal from senior Katie DeFilippo proved to be the difference as the Towson field hockey team earned a 1-0 win over No. 14 Northeastern (13-6, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The win, combined with Drexel's loss, gives Towson (10-9, 4-4) a berth in the CAA tournament. DeFilippo's goal gave her 61 points for her career, moving her into the top five in career scoring at Towson. Redshirt freshman Christina Siwiec made five saves to earn her second straight shutout. The Tigers will face No. 3 Hofstra in the first round of the CAA tournament Thursday at Old Dominion; the time will be announced at a later date.
Terps win: Senior Jemma Buckley scored her fourth career hat trick as No. 3 Maryland (15-3) beat Rutgers, 5-0, in its regular-season finale. Freshman Steffi Schneid scored her first career goal, and sophomore Ali McEvoy also scored against the Scarlet Knights (5-13). Buckley opened up the scoring eight-and-a-half minutes in when she drilled in a shot off of a corner set up by freshman Katie Gerzabek and junior Harriet Tibble. Schneid added her goal just over 10 minutes later when she scored off of her own rebounded shot in the 19th minute to give Maryland a 2-0 lead at the break. Just six minutes into the second period, Buckley struck again, off of a corner set up by Gerzabek and Tibble once again. She added her third goal nine minutes later when Tibble found her for a chip shot from the right side for a 4-0 Terps lead in the 50th minute. McEvoy scored the Terrapins' fifth goal in the 67th minute off of her own rebounded shot. Junior Harriet Tibble, the Atlantic Coast Conference assists leader, notched a career-high three assists. The Terps outshot the Scarlet Knights 17-1. Maryland will host the ACC tournament Thursday through Sunday. The second-seeded Terrapins earned a first-round bye and will play either third-seeded Duke or sixth-seeded Virginia at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Navy women top Bucknell, 1-0, clinch Patriot berth
Sophomore midfielder Ashlynn Soellner's 11th-minute goal propelled Navy to a 1-0 defeat of Bucknell (5-10-1, 3-4-0 Patriot League) at Susquehanna, clinching a berth in the league tournament for the Mids (12-5-3, 4-2-1). Navy closed its league slate with three straight wins after posting four points in its first four league games (1-2-1). Navy has earned the No. 3 seed and will play No. 2 Lafayette in Hamilton, N.Y. on Friday at 8 p.m. in the semifinals. Colgate earned the No. 1 seed and will host No. 4 Army on Friday at 5 p.m. The championship game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.
More women: Host Sacred Heart (10-5-3, 6-3-1 NEC) defeated Mount St. Mary's, 2-0. The Mount fell to 6-10-2 overall and 4-6-0 in the conference. … In the battle for first place between No. 4 Johns Hopkins and Gettysburg, the Blue Jays soared to a 6-1 victory behind senior Paulina Goodman's first career hat trick to claim the Centennial Conference regular-season crown and the top seed in the conference tournament. … Sixth-seeded St. Mary's is headed to the Capital Athletic Conference tournament semifinals for the second consecutive season after eliminating host No. 3 seed Frostburg State, 7-6, on penalty kicks. The teams were scoreless through 110 minutes of action.
Men: Zoncher Dennis scored in the ninth minute to lead Mount St. Mary's to a 1-0 win against host Robert Morris action. With the win, the Mount (8-6-2, 5-3-1 Northeast Conference) remains in the hunt for a postseason berth heading into the regular-season finale at Monmouth on Sunday. Mount St. Mary's, which has 16 points, is in third place in the conference behind Monmouth (18) and Fairleigh Dickinson (17). … Loyola (10-5-2) closed out the regular season with a 3-0 loss at Marist. The Greyhounds will take the No. 3 seed into next week's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. Central Connecticut State (15 points), Sacred Heart (14), St. Francis (N.Y.) (13), Saint Francis (Pa.) (13) and Quinnipiac (12) all remain in the hunt for one of the four spots in the tournament. … In the first round of the CAC tournament, Frostburg State earned a 2-0 victory over visiting Wesley to advance to the semifinals. The Bobcats will visit No.1 seed Salisbury on Tuesday.
CCBC-Essex women earn cross country crown
The CCBC-Essex women's cross country team took first place for Region XX's Division I at the joint NJCAA Region XX/MD JUCO cross country championship Saturday at a snowy Washington County Regional Park in Hagerstown. The title is the program's first. The Knights also finished in third place of the MD JUCO meet behind Howard Community College and Anne Arundel Community College. Individually, freshman Mary Gauvin (Loch Raven) finished second in Division I and freshman Courtney Ball was fifth.
More cross country: The UMES women and men both finished in the top five among 13 schools at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship Saturday. The women's team, led by Eunice Jones (18 minutes, 47.35 seconds), placed third overall. Basil Melek (25:44.60) took third place as the men finished fourth. … Harford Community College freshman Tyler Muse claimed medalist honors in the Region XX cross country championships with a time of 28:45 in the 8K event. The team finished second in the region and will send five runners to the NJCAA championships on Nov. 12 in Hobbs, N.M.
Football: Salisbury (7-1, 5-0 Empire 8) remained at No. 11 in the D3football.com Top 25 poll.
—From Sun staff and news services