Digest: Two goals by Mullins lift Terps men's soccer to 13th win in row

Wang repeats as table tennis champion in Gaithersburg

October 24, 2012|Sports Digest

Colleges

Two goals by Mullins lift Terps men to 13th win in row

Patrick Mullins, the Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week, added two goals to his league-leading point total as the No. 1 Maryland men's soccer team earned a 2-1 victory over visiting Lehigh. The Terps won their 13th consecutive game and matched their best start in program history (14-0-1). Mullins, who has 28 points, scored in the 12th minute, then broke a 1-1 tie in the 88th minute with his 10th goal of the year.

More men's soccer: Three players scored and Navy (6-5-3) ended a five-game winless streak with a 3-0 victory over host Longwood (3-11-3).

Men's basketball: UMBC junior forward Chase Plummer and Stony Brook senior forward Tommy Brenton (River Hill) were among six players to earn America East preseason all-conference honors. The Retrievers were picked to finish eighth in the nine-team conference. ... Northeast Conference coaches picked Mount St. Mary's to finish ninth in the conference. Two-time defending champion LIU Brooklyn was voted first.

Women's basketball: America East coaches voted UMBC to finish sixth in the conference. Defending America East tournament champion Albany was picked first.

Football: Navy sophomore outside linebacker Jordan Drake was named the Naval Academy Athletic Association Athlete of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins senior running back Jonathan Rigaud and Salisbury junior cornerback Andre Carter and sophomore punter Kyle Hamby were named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.

Baseball: K.J. Hockaday (John Carroll) was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run and freshman Alex Robinson tossed three scoreless innings as Team Szefc defeated Team Vaughn, 6-5, to complete a three-game sweep of Maryland's intrasquad Fall World Series.

Water polo: Navy promoted Mladen Stanicic to associate head coach.

Women's volleyball: Salisbury (28-2) moved up to No. 17, the highest ranking in school history, in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III poll. ... St. Mary's senior setter Dani Thorne was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Swimming: UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein was named America East Male Swimmer of the Week while senior Andrew Eckhoff and freshman Corinna Darelius were Male Diver and Female Diver of the Week, respectively.

Track and field: Kim Standridge has joined Johns Hopkins as the first full-time assistant coach in school history.

Women's bowling: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coaches and sports information directors voted UMES to win the North Division. Morgan State was picked to finish fourth and Coppin State sixth. The Hawks' T'Nia Falbo was voted Preseason Bowler of the Year. Three UMES bowlers —Falbo, senior Anggie Ramirez and junior Megan Buja —were selected to the preseason All-MEAC team.

Et cetera

Wang repeats as table tennis champion in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg, MD, Oct. 20-21 - Wang Qing Liang, 17, won his second consecutive Open Singles title at the $2,600 Butterfly MDTTC Open last weekend at the Maryland Table Tennis Center in Gaithersburg. In the final he defeated 14-year-old Chen Bo Wen, 9-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-5. Both players train and coach at MDTTC and live in Germantown. Wang received $1,000, Chen $400. Both players were training at the Luneng Sports School in Shandong Province in China before moving to the United States in May to train and work as coaches. In the semifinals, Wang defeated former U.S. Junior star Richard Lee of Gaithersburg, 13-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8, and Chen defeated former Nigerian star Larry Abass of Owings Mills, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4, 12-10.

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