Terps move to 6th straight NCAA field hockey semis

November 18, 2013|Sports Digest


Terps move to 6th straight NCAA field hockey semis

The No. 1 Maryland field hockey team advanced to its sixth straight NCAA semifinals with a 3-2 win over visiting No. 8 Princeton on Sunday. Offensive Player of the Year Jill Witmer scored twice, once to tie and once for the lead, to send Maryland (22-1) to its 17th overall NCAA semifinals and 16th under coach Missy Meharg. The Tigers (14-5) led twice in the first half until Witmer and the Terps took control just before the half. Maryland will play No. 5 Duke (16-6) on Friday at 2 p.m. in Norfolk, Va. The game will be streamed live for free at NCAA.com.

More field hockey: Host No. 3 Salisbury (16-3) advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals after a 4-1 win against No. 13 Wellesley (18-4).

Men's soccer: With a 2-0 win over visiting Holy Cross (9-9-2), Navy (15-3-2) won the Patriot League championship. The Midshipmen advance to the NCAA tournament with the league's automatic berth and will learn its opponent today during the NCAA selection show at NCAA.com. … No.15 Salisbury (18-4) lost, 3-0, to visiting No. 3 Messiah (20-1-1) in the second round of the Division III tournament.

Football: No. 10 Johns Hopkins (10-0) will host No. 15 Wesley (8-2) in the first round of the Division III playoffs at noon Saturday.

Women's soccer: Down to the final five minutes of double overtime, Johns Hopkins junior Hannah Kronick scored in the 106th minute to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 victory over York (Pa.). With the win, Hopkins (20-1-1) advances to the round of 16 and will face Williams (14-3-2).

Women's volleyball: Senior Ali Goc recorded her team-leading 14th double double of the season, but UMBC lost to host Hartford (12-18, 6-8 America East) in three sets (25-21, 25-23, 27-25), in the season finale for both teams. Despite the loss, the Retrievers (18-11, 9-5) advance to the conference championships as the No. 2 seed.

Women's bowling: UMES claimed its third Hawk Classic Championship, defeating Fairleigh Dickinson, 4-0, in the championship match in Millsboro, Del.

Women's lacrosse: Washington College senior midfielder Carly Eisenbrandt (Towson High) has been named a captain.

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