Terps women lose to Virginia, 6-1, in ACC soccer quarterfinals
Senior Hayley Brock gave eighth-seeded Maryland an early lead, but top seed Virginia (20-0, 13-0) fought back for a 6-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference women's soccer tournament Sunday. Maryland (10-10, 6-7) will wait to see whether it is selected for its its fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance when the bracket is revealed at 4:30 p.m. next Monday.
More women's college soccer: Host Mount St. Mary's (4-10-3, 2-5-1 Northeast Conference) fell, 1-0, to LIU Brooklyn (7-10-1, 5-3-0) on a golden goal in overtime in the season finale. Sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Bourne (Mercy) tied a career high with nine first-half saves in the loss.
Lacrosse: The Federation of International Lacrosse issued its membership a postal vote to determine whether the Iroquois Nationals will receive a berth in next year's world championships in Commerce City, Colo. The vote proposed that the Iroquois replace the Germans, who substituted for the Iroquois in the elite 2010 Blue Division and finished sixth in the tournament; the Germans would then be placed in a lower group for the event, scheduled for July 10-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Iroquois did not participate in the 2010 games because of a passport issue. Earlier this year, the FIL voted to overturn a bylaw mandating that the world championship field is set by the previous tournament's outcome, which would have excluded the Iroquois. "We've considered just about every option, and it was our hope, once getting the results of the initial appeal, that we'd be able to find a win-win-win solution," FIL president Stan Cockerton said last week. "We spent countless hours looking at the various options of schedules and formats, but the final result is that there's no win-win here. Our membership told our board to get the Iroquois in; the only solution that works for lacrosse and the other members is that Germany moves down to a lower division."
College wrestling: Senior Jimmy Sheptock completed a standout weekend with three wins as No. 25 Maryland beat visitors Johns Hopkins, Kutztown and Alderson-Broaddus at the Terrapin Duals on Saturday. The Terps (3-0, 0-0 ACC) lost only one individual match on the day and scored 129 total points. Hopkins was 1-2 on the weekend.
Women's college volleyball: Senior setter Mallory McIntyre matched her career high by dishing out 59 assists as UMBC (16-9, 7-3 America East) defeated Albany (6-17, 6-4) in five sets, 19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 15-10. … Sophomore Denali Sturgeon tied her career high with 16 kills as Coppin State (11-15, 7-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) broke its record for conference wins in a season with a 25-16, 26-24, 25-11 victory over UMES (3-19, 2-8).
College sailing: No. 10 St. Mary's finished third in the War Memorial, which serves as the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association's Fall Co-Ed Dinghy Championship regatta, while No. 3 Georgetown was first and host No. 13 Old Dominion second.
Women's college cross country: With a fifth-place finish in a nine-team field, St. Mary's finished the Capital Athletic Conference championships ahead of host Salisbury, which was sixth, for the first time in the program's five-year history.
Capitals: Defenseman Dmitry Orlov was re-assigned to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
—From Sun staff and news services