Terps sweep in baseball, are off to 3rd-best start since '24

Mount women eliminated in NEC basketball quarters

March 04, 2012|Sports Digest

College baseball

Terps sweep, are off to 3rd-best start since '24

Host Maryland swept a doubleheader from Manhattan on Saturday, winning 4-1 and 10-1, and is off to its third-best start since 1924 with an 8-1 record. David Carroll (2-0) pitched a two-hitter in Game 1, and Sander Beck (1-0), Charlie Haslup and Will Bouey held Manhattan (1-6) to one run in the second game. Only twice since 1924 have the Terps had a better start than this season: in 1967 they opened 12-1 and in 1968 they were 10-1. Through nine games, Maryland has held its opponents to a run or none on seven occasions. Manhattan came into the series hitting .331 as a team but has gone 11-for-78 (.141) in three games against the Terrapins. Maryland will go for the four-game sweep today at 1 p.m.

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Mount women eliminated in NEC basketball quarters

Quinnipiac scored seven of the final 11 points to come away with a 65-61 victory against Mount St. Mary's in the Northeast Conference women's basketball tournament quarterfinals Saturday. Sydney Henderson paced the Mount (14-16) with 13 points. Mount St. Mary's Rachel Mathews tied the game for the ninth time at 58 with a layup with 3:50 remaining. Felicia Barron regained the lead for the Bobcats (22-8) with two free throws with 2:45 left. Brittany McQuain sealed the victory with a free throw with seven seconds left.

Men's college basketball: Baltimore City Community College rolled to an 88-62 win over the Community College of Beaver County to advance to the Region XX championship game. The Panthers will take on top-ranked Cecil College for the title today at 1 p.m. BCCC (22-10) and Cecil (27-5) met once this season with Cecil winning, 78-72, on Feb. 4. Sean Farr (Dunbar) led the Panthers on Saturday with 21 points, going 8-for-8 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Warren Wright (Northwestern) and Theodore West each contributed 15 points, and Donte Stuckey (Walbrook) had 14 off the bench. Smith had a game-high nine assists, and Zafir Williams added nine points, eight assists and six rebounds. Christian Diboko grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and had eight points.

Men's college soccer: Navy has announced a nine-game spring schedule that begins this weekend in Annapolis. In addition to five games in the United States, the squad will spend parts of 10 days in Barcelona, Spain, over spring break as part of a cultural soccer tool.

College softball: Maryland (11-5) defeated Alabama-Birmingham, 4-2, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. in the Easton Alabama Invite before losing, 9-1, to top-ranked Alabama (17-0). Senior Kendra Knight pitched a two-hitter, striking out seven, in the first game. ... Senior Brianna Jones hit a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the seventh inning as Towson (4-6) earned a 7-5 victory over Fairfield (3-3) in the first game of the Tigers' round-robin. Towson beat Providence, 8-3, in its second game. ... McNeese State rolled to an 8-0 victory in five innings against Mount St. Mary's (2-8) in five innings at the Osprey Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla.

Women's college gymnastics: Senior Kacy Catanzaro earned first-place finishes on vault and bars while senior Lindsay Poplaski won the all-around competition as host Towson (14-5) won a tri-meet over William & Mary and Yale on Friday night. The Tigers earned a 192.850 team score, followed by William & Mary (190.325) and Yale (187.95). Poplaski took first place in the all-around with a 38.875 score, matching her career high, and was first on beam with a 9.675 score.

Soccer: The Maryland men's team will host El Salvador's Under-23 Olympic team in an exhibition next Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. Tickets cost $20; for information, call 703-577-5749.

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