No. 5 Maryland men tie No. 2 Irish in soccer, 1-1, stay unbeaten in ACC
Senior Patrick Mullins tied the game in the 72nd minute as visiting No. 5 Maryland escaped No. 2 Notre Dame with a 1-1 draw Tuesday night. Maryland (5-2-4, 4-0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) received strong play from freshman goalkeeper Zack Steffen, who made five saves against the Fighting Irish (6-0-4, 3-0-3 ACC). Notre Dame scored in the 59th minute.
More men's soccer: Salisbury (9-2) remains No. 20 in the D3soccer.com Top 25 poll.
Women's basketball: Maryland senior forward Alyssa Thomas was named to the Wade Trophy Watch List for the second straight year. Thomas, a two-time All-American, was added to the list midseason as a sophomore, then was a finalist for the Wade Trophy in both her sophomore and junior seasons. The two-time ACC Player of the Year led the ACC in scoring (18.8 per game), rebounds (10.3 per game), and assists (5.3 per game) last season. The Wade Trophy is awarded to the NCAA Division I Player of the Year by the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
Field hockey: Top-ranked Maryland beat Hofstra, 6-0, at home to remain undefeated. Senior captain Ali McEvoy and junior Maxine Fluharty led the way with two goals each. The Terps (12-0) picked up their fourth shutout of the year in the win over the Pride (5-9). Goalkeeper Brooke Cabrera made two saves for the Terps. ... Maryland senior forward Jill Witmer was named ACC Player of the Week for her two-goal performance as the Terps came from behind for a 2-1 overtime win at No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday. ... Salisbury remains No. 7 in the nation in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III poll.
Football: Johns Hopkins (5-0) remained at No. 14 in the American Football Coaches Association poll and No. 16 in the D3football.com poll.
Women's bowling: UMES, the defending U.S. Bowling Congress champion, is No. 5 in The National Tenpins Coaches Association Division I preseason poll.
Women's soccer: Johns Hopkins remains No. 2 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III poll.
Women's cross country: Towson junior Elizabeth Tauber (John Carroll) earned her third Colonial Athletic Association Runner of the Week honor of the fall after a third-place finish at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh. University. ... Mount St. Mary's junior Kristen Galliganhas was named the Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week.
Baseball: Maryland released its 56-game schedule for the coming season, which is highlighted by games at home against College World Series participants North Carolina State (March 21-23) and North Carolina (March 14-16). The Terps will open the season at Florida on Feb. 14-16.
Major League Lacrosse
Machine extends contract of Spalding coach Davis
The Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse extended coach Bear Davis' contract through the 2014 season, the team announced Monday. Davis took over the position in June and coached the Machine in the final six games of the season. He also is boys lacrosse coach and associate athletic director at Archbishop Spalding. The Machine's top five scorers of the 2013 season included rookie Marcus Holman (Gilman), as well as second-year players Steele Stanwick (Loyola High) and Joe Cummings (Maryland, Loyola High).
Gilman stays No. 2 behind DeMatha in state poll
For the second week in a row, little changed in the Maryland High School Football Media State poll as all the Baltimore-area teams stayed within one spot of the previous week's rankings. Only one team lost in Week 5 — No. 16 Bishop McNamara, which dropped out of the poll. Gilman remained No. 2 behind DeMatha, with Quince Orchard at No. 3 and Eastern Christian at No. 4. McDonogh, with the state's best record at 7-0, jumped into the top five, switching spots with Old Mill, which dropped to No. 6 — the only change in the top 10. River Hill remained No. 9 and Meade stayed at No. 10 while Arundel and Dunbar each moved up a spot to No. 16 and No. 17, respectively. St. Paul's is still No. 19, with the Crusaders' next opponent, Archbishop Curley, moving up one position to No.21.
Crab Bowl: Patterson Mill lineman Alex Hollingshead is among the players invited to the sixth annual all-star game Dec. 21 at McDaniel in Westminster.
Kraus reaches quarters at U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
Andrea Kraus from Pikesville won two matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur golf championship at Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, N.C. Kraus defeated Rachel Smith of Mansfield, Texas, 1 up, and Corey Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif., 6 and 5. She was even with Smith after nine holes and never trailed the rest of the match. Against Weworski, she made the turn at 5 up and closed out the victory on the 13th hole.