Digest: Terps tie, clinch ACC regular-season title

October 28, 2012|Sports Digest

Men's college soccer

Terps tie, clinch ACC regular-season title

The No. 1 Maryland men's soccer team clinched its first Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship since 2005 with a 2-2 draw Saturday against Clemson on Senior Night at Ludwig Field. The Terps (14-0-2, 6-0-1 ACC) took a 2-0 lead on goals by Patrick Mullins in the second minute and Schillo Tshuma in the 47th, then allowed Clemson to score in the 53rd and 59th minutes. The draw ended Maryland's 13-game winning streak, with its only other blemish a tie against UCLA in late August. The regular-season title is the Terps' third under coach Sasho Cirovski.

More games: UMBC won its fifth straight match, defeating visiting Binghamton, 3-0, in the regular-season finale. The Retrievers (10-4-4, 4-2-1) captured the second seed and a first-round bye in the America East Conference tournament and will host the winner of No. 6 Binghamton (6-10-0, 2-5-0) at No. 3 Stony Brook on Nov. 7. Junior forward Kadeem Dacres, sophomore midfielder Mamadou Kansaye (McDonogh) and junior forward Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) scored for UMBC. The Retrievers have scored 15 goals in their past three home games, and Caringi has recorded eight of those goals. ... Holy Cross scored on a rebound off a saved penalty kick in the 56th minute and that goal held up as the host Crusaders handed Navy (6-6-3, 1-3-2) a 2-1 Patriot League setback. ... Sophomore Connor Thompson scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to lift host Loyola (11-5-1, 6-1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) to a 3-2 victory Friday night over Saint Peter's (4-11, 2-4). The Greyhounds moved into sole possession of first place and clinched a spot in the four-team MAAC tournament. Freshman Larry Ndjock scored twice for Loyola to move his season total to 12 goals, the most of any Greyhound since 2008.

Women's college soccer

Navy extends streak, earns top berth in Patriot League

Navy (18-1-1, 6-0-1) claimed the outright Patriot League regular-season championship with a 1-0 victory over visiting Bucknell (10-9-0, 3-4-0). The Mids, whose unbeaten streak of 19 games is the nation's second-longest, will be the top seed and host of next weekend's four-team conference tournament. The semifinals will be Friday and the championship next Sunday. Freshman midfielder Kaylie Davidson scored in the 44th minute on a left-footed shot from 15 yards out, and junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner earned the shutout. Navy's 18 wins are the second-most in a single season in program history. This is the fourth time in program history that the Mids have gone unbeaten (6-0-1) during the Patriot League portion of their schedule, and their league winning percentage of .929 is the best in school history.

Maryland: The ACC tournament quarterfinal between the Terps and Miami has been moved to a 10 a.m. start today. The change was made in an effort to avoid inclement weather and allow the Hurricanes to fly back to Miami today.

Et cetera

United finishes second, will face New York in playoffs

D.C. United clinched second place in the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference, coming from behind to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with the host Chicago Fire. Patrick Nyarko put the Fire in front at the 16-minute mark, and United tied it less than Sherjill MacDonald Bill Hamidfive minutes into the second half as Lionard Pajoy's glancing header from Branko Boskovic's delivery found its way past Sean Johnson. D.C. (17-10-7) will return to the postseason for the first time in five years in a two-legged series with Red Bull New York.

Varsity: The Mount de Sales Academy athletic department will induct six individuals and a team into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 10. The inductees are coach Hank Hofmeister, basketball; Cynthia Clark, swimming and softball; Sharon Birkett, basketball; Jenny Held Miller, basketball and lacrosse; Linda Justice Teodosio, basketball and lacrosse; Susan Devlin Switzer, basketball; and the 1985 lacrosse team. O.J. Brigance, a former Raven who is senior adviser to the team's player development department, will be a guest; he was diagnosed in 2007 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. For more information, or to register for the event, contact assistant athletic director Clare Audy at 410-744-8498, ext. 163, or caudy@mountdesales.org.

Minor league basketball: Fahreed Cheatham scored 31 points as the host Bay Area Shuckers won their final exhibition game over Da Hoopers, 148-116.

Men's college lacrosse: Lehigh named senior midfielder Brian Hess (McDonogh), who had 12 points last season, including eight in his final eight games, as its initial captain.

Women's college volleyball: UMES announced its 2012 recruiting class: libero Megan Mueller, who will transfer from Jefferson College with two years of eligibility remaining; and a pair of Austrians — Bridget Ebster-Schwarzenberger, who has been in international competition the past five years and will play on the outside, and freshman setter Elli Steiner.

Women's college swimming: Emma Jackovitz (Bel Air), Ellie Miskiel and Sarah Sykes were named captains for Washington College.

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