Terps top Syracuse, 2-1 in OT, to move to NCAA field hockey semis

No. 2 Salisbury falls to Ursinus, 1-0, in NCAA quarterfinal

November 14, 2011|Sports Digest

D-I field hockey

Terps top Syracuse in OT, 2-1, move to semis

Junior Harriet Tibble sent the host Maryland field hockey team to its fourth straight NCAA semifinals appearance Sunday with her game-winning goal in the Terps' 2-1 overtime win over third-seeded Syracuse (19-4). With 1:34 left in the first overtime period, Tibble drilled in her first goal of the year off of a corner by Megan Frazer. After nearly 56 minutes of scoreless play, freshman Katie Gerzabek put the Terrapins (17-4) on the board. Janessa Pope found her along the sideline and sent her the ball across the circle to finish it off. Less than seven minutes later, Syracuse's Kelsey Millman tied the game when she tipped in a ball from Heather Susek in front of the goal. The victory sends the Terps to Louisville, Ky., for next weekend's NCAA semifinals, where they will play second-seeded Old Dominion on Friday afternoon. It will be Maryland's 15th semifinal appearance and ninth since 2000. The Monarchs topped the Terps in both previous meetings this season. The game time will be announced later this week.

D-III field hockey

No. 2 Salisbury falls to Ursinus, 1-0, in quarterfinal

The No. 2 Salisbury field hockey team suffered a 1-0 overtime loss in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III tournament when Ursinus scored five minutes into overtime. The Sea Gulls (18-2) dominated the second half, taking 16 shots and 14 penalty corners while the defense held Ursinus (19-3) to no shots or corner opportunities. Salisbury finished with a 27-3 edge in shots and 20-5 advantage in penalty corners for the game.

Women's college volleyball

UMBC earns berth in America East tourney

Senior Iman Kennedy had 21 kills and senior Allie Spaay recorded 67 assists as each set career highs to help the UMBC women's volleyball team survive host Providence (8-22, 2-10 America East) in five sets, 24-26, 25-19, 25-27, 25-20, 15-4. The Retrievers (16-11, 6-6) have won four straight and earn a spot in next weekend's America East championships at regular-season champion Albany. The Great Danes swept the season series with the Retrievers, stealing a 3-2 win in Baltimore before winning the rematch, 3-0, in Albany.

More results: Third-seeded Towson (23-8, 10-4 Colonial Athletic Conference) will face sixth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth at 4p.m. Friday in the CAA tournament, hosted by Delaware. The Tigers return to CAA postseason play for the first time since 2008 and will look for their first tournament victory since 2004. … UMES defeated Hampton in four sets on Senior Day (24-26, 25-18, 25-22, 25-16) to finish Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play undefeated at 12-0 and improve to 21-6 with 15 victories in a row. Hampton falls to 7-5 in the conference and 12-13 overall. With the victory, the Hawks improved their home winning streak to 24 dating to 2009. In addition, coach Don Metil is just one win away from 200 in his career. Maline Vaitai led the Hawks with 15 kills, adding five digs and three blocks. Saitaua Iosia got her 11th double double of the year with 12 kills and 10 digs. UMES will take on North Carolina Central in the first round of the MEAC tournament at Coppin State on Friday at 1 p.m. … Janka Schmitt had a career-high 17 kills, and Ariel Richard and Christina Epps each had 13 kills, but Coppin State (5-24, 1-11 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) lost to Howard, 25-20, 20-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12, in the Eagles' final match of the of the season. Howard fell to 6-23, 5-7.

Et cetera

Hopkins tops Springfield in women's soccer NCAAs

The No. 4 Johns Hopkins women's soccer team continued its unbeaten season with a 4-1 victory over visiting Springfield (15-4-2) in the second round of the NCAA tournament to improve to a perfect 21-0 on the season. Senior Paulina Goodman scored the Blue Jays' first hat trick in a NCAA tournament game. The Blue Jays season will continue as they move on to face Amherst in the "Sweet 16," marking the fourth trip in as many seasons. The location and game time have yet to be announced.

More women's college soccer: Junior defender Liz Seligman ripped a shot from about 30 yards out that beat keeper Brittany Ross to the top left corner, and host Frostburg State (17-2-2) earned a 1-0 victory over Stevenson (14-6-3) for the Eastern College Athletic Conference South regional championship.

College football: No. 10 Johns Hopkins will play a home game in the NCAA playoffs for the first time when St. John Fisher (8-2) visits on Saturday. Game time is set for noon. … No. 12 Salisbury (9-1) will host an NCAA tournament game for the first time since 2004 on Saturday when Western New England (10-1) visits. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.

Men's college basketball: Darren Clark scored 22 of his career-high 28 points in the second half to power visiting Morgan State (2-0) past Shepherd, 78-75, in the Clarion Hotel Tip-Off Classic on Saturday. With 30 seconds left, the Rams (1-1) drew to within 76-75 before fouling Clark, who went 2-for-2 from the line with eight seconds left to preserve the win.

Men's college cross country: Johns Hopkins finished fourth at the NCAA Mid-East regional championship Saturday and received an at-large bid to the NCAA national championship in Oshkosh, Wis., on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Ravens: Running back Ray Rice and linebacker Dannell Ellerbee will participate in a meet-and-greet at Bea Gaddy's 30th annual food drive today from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30p.m. at Tea'volve, 1401 Aliceanna St. Bring canned and nonperishable food for the needy and enjoy a happy-hour mixer with the players.

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