No. 2 Terps suffer first shutout loss in men's soccer since 2009

  • Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski, shown during a game last year at Ludwig Field, has a long history with Notre Dame coach Bobby Clark.
Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski, shown during a game last… (Charlie DeBoyace / Photo…)
August 30, 2014|Sports Digest

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No. 2 Maryland men lose, 1-0, to No. 14 Louisville in soccer

The No. 2 Maryland men's soccer team dropped its season opener Friday night, falling to No. 14 Louisville, 1-0, at the grand opening of the Cardinals' new home venue, Lynn Stadium. After a back-and-forth first half, Louisville (1-0) scored the lone goal of the match on a header by Andrew Brody in the 54th minute, who took a nice serve from Ricardo Velazco from the near sideline and found the upper right corner. Maryland continued to press for the remainder of the match, coming close on a shot by Tsubasa Endoh that was saved with 10 minutes remaining. The Terps outshot the Cards 10-7, including a 7-4 in the second half. "First I'd like to congratulate Louisville for an outstanding night. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to play tonight in the opening game," coach Sasho Cirovski said. "I thought it was a very good game. I thought Louisville scored a nice goal in the counterattack and we came up a little bit short in our execution in the final third. Louisville won the game and the University of Louisville had a big night for college soccer and for that we are grateful to be a part of it." Maryland hadn't been shut out since a 0-0 tie at Seton Hall on Sept. 20, 2011, and hadn't been shut out in a loss since a 3-0 setback Dec. 4, 2009, against Virginia in the NCAA quarterfinals. Maryland returns to action Monday with a 7 p.m. game with No. 17 Coastal Carolina at Ludwig Field.

More men's college soccer: Geaton Caltabiano (Mount Saint Joseph) scored twice as 15th-ranked host UMBC opened its season Friday night with a 4-0 win over Long Island at the Doubletree BWI Classic. Stephen Ho and Jordan Becker added early goals as UMBC improved to 8-0-1 in its past nine openers. Phil Breno (South Carroll) made three saves to earn the shutout in his first college game. ... Loyola Maryland, in its first game under coach Steve Nichols, lost, 2-0, at Saint Francis (Pa.), giving up goals in the 15th and 19th minutes.

Women's college soccer: Lilly Rydon scored in the seventh minute as UMBC (3-0) earned a 1-0 victory at Howard (0-2). ... Navy (0-2-1) and host USF (0-2-1) drew, 1-1.

College track and field: Johns Hopkins hired Shedrick Elliott III as an assistant coach. Elliott, who most recently coached at Western, will work with the sprinters. He has coached 55 Maryland state champions.

Women's college volleyball: Coppin State went to 2-0 for the first time in the team's 27-year history by defeating New Jersey Institute of Technology, 3-0, and Loyola Maryland, 3-1, at the La Salle tournament in Philadelphia. The Eagles beat NJIT, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19, and the Greyhounds, 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 25-17. ... Carlotta Oggioni had a career-high 44 assists and 17 digs and Ashleigh Crutcher added 18 kills to lead Maryland to a 3-1 victory over host Elon at the Phoenix Classic. The season-opening win was Steve Aird's first career coaching victory. ... Haley Pa'akaula and Victoria Williams had 10 kills each to lead visiting Towson over UMass Lowell, 3-0, at the Hampton Inn-vitational.

College field hockey: Top-ranked Maryland beat No. 10 Massachusetts, 3-2, in its season opener at the Conference Cup in Lancaster, Pa. Anna Dessoye, Alyssa Parker (Glenelg) and Shari Jones scored for the Terps, who won their 18th straight season opener. ... Austin Davis (Garrison Forest) got her first hat trick and coach Megan Fraser earned her 200th career victory as Johns Hopkins won its season opener, 7-0, over host Sweet Briar.

Men's college basketball: Bowie State's Darrell Brooks has been elected president of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Coaches Association.

Baseball: The Washington Nationals extended their agreements with Auburn of the short-season Single-A New York-Penn League and Hagerstown of the Low-A South Atlantic League for two years through 2016.

James Wagner, The Washington Post

Redskins: Washington waived eight players, including punter Robert Malone, wide receiver Lee Doss and nose tackle Robert Thomas, according to a news release issued by the team. The team also confirmed the release of cornerback Richard Crawford, tight end Ted Bolser, safety Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith, and offensive linemen Kevin Kowalski and Tevita Stevens.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

NFL: CBS Sports' "NFL Insider" and former Baltimore Sun reporter Jason La Canfora will join CBS Radio's 105.7 The Fan's "Scott Garceau Show" beginning Tuesday. The show runs weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. La Canfora, a Baltimore native who grew up in Highlandtown, will join Garceau and Jeremy Conn on Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Lacrosse: Aloha Tournaments is partnering with the One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love for two of its existing fall lacrosse tournaments. The Brine Chesapeake Lacrosse Cup on Sept. 28 and the Brine Indian Summer Lacrosse Tournament on Oct. 18 will be presented by Aloha Tournaments and the One Love Foundation. The events will allow the foundation One Love Foundation the opportunity to educate lacrosse players and their families on its mission to end relationship violence and to raise money for the foundation. A portion of every registration fee will go directly to the One Love Foundation. For information, go to, and

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