Terps fall to Louisville, 4-2, in NCAA men's soccer tourney

UMES draws UCLA in 1st round of NCAA volleyball tournament

November 28, 2011|Sports Digest

Men's college soccer

UM falls to Louisville, 4-2, in NCAA 3rd round

Colin Rolfe had a goal and three assists as No.12 Louisville defeated host No. 5 Maryland, 4-2, in the third round of the NCAA men's soccer championship Sunday. Rolfe created space on the wing and played a low cross to teammate Daniel Keller for the winning goal in the 78th minute to advance the Cardinals (14-6-2) to the quarterfinals. The game opened at a frantic pace, and a breakaway for Rolfe in the second minute set the tone for what would be a shaky night for a Maryland back line that lacked senior center back Alex Lee. Maryland, which made its national-best 10th straight appearance in the third round, settled in and controlled possession but was caught on its heels in the 19th minute as Rolfe found Nick DeLeon with a through ball behind the defense. DeLeon tapped the ball over freshman goalkeeper Keith Cardona from 5 yards out for a 1-0 advantage. The Terps (14-4-3) responded when Patrick Mullins played a beautiful cross to the back post to set up Casey Townsend's team-high 17th goal of the season in the 34th minute.

Women's college volleyball

UMES draws UCLA in 1st round of NCAA tourney

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion UMES women's volleyball team will face No. 9 seed UCLA (24-6) in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday in Los Angeles. The 64-team bracket was released Sunday. UMES (24-6) is making the first NCAA tournament appearance in the 28-year history of the program. The Hawks enter on a 19-match winning streak. UMES is 10-0 on the road this season. "It is going to be an exciting first-round matchup for us because not only do we get to play an incredible Pac-12 team, but it also gives a chance for a couple of our girls to play against their mentor Joy McKenzie-Fuerbringer," UMES coach Don Metil said. Three Hawks — Zoe Bowens (Long Beach, Calif.), Saitaua Iosia (Long Beach) and Victoria Williams (Los Angeles) — will return to their home state for the match. Both Bowens and Iosia played under McKenzie-Fuerbringer, a current UCLA assistant coach, while with Mizuno Long Beach. "I don't even know to say — my level of excitement is huge, and I love that most of my family will get to see me play in a college match before my career is over," Bowens said. UCLA is led by junior outside hitter Rachael Kidder, who has 464 kills, 209 digs and 72 blocks this season. The winner of Friday's match will face the winner of the match between Long Beach State and San Diego.

Et cetera

Blast pulls away late for 18-10 win over Silver Knights

Matt Watson and rookie J.T. Noone led the way with two goals each as the Blast improved to 4-1 with an 18-10 win over the host Syracuse Silver Knights. Six players scored in the Blast's fourth straight victory, which featured 13 goals and 18 penalty minutes. The Blast scored two three-point goals, a short-handed goal and two power-play goals. Machel Millwood opened the scoring with a three-pointer in the fifth minute, and goalkeeper Sagu made 25 saves in his fourth win of the season. The Blast led 12-8 at halftime and held the Silver Knights to just one goal in the second half. The Blast next play Saturday at the Rochester Lancers at 7 p.m.

Varsity football: The Baltimore City vs. Baltimore County All-Star Game will kick off tonight at 6 at Poly. The annual event features most of the top seniors in the city and county. Reginald Lewis' Donte' Foster will coach the city team, while Woodlawn's DeVaughn Mellerson will coach the county team.

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