No. 2 UM men bounce back with 3-2 win over No. 17 Coastal Carolina

September 01, 2014|Sports Digest

Maryland soccer

Before a home-opener crowd of nearly 5,000 at Ludwig Field, No. 2 Maryland beat No. 17 Coastal Carolina on Monday, 3-2. After being shut out for the first time in nearly three years against No. 14 Louisville on Friday, the Terps scored just eight minutes into the match, courtesy of co-captain and senior midfielder Dan Metzger. Metzger connected with a corner kick by junior midfielder Mael Corboz to give Maryland the early advantage. The Chanticleers (1-1-1) picked up the equalizer in the 59th minute after a header by Bryce Follensbee beat Maryland goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Sophomore midfielder Michael Sauers (Archbishop Curley) rocketed a shot from 30 yards out to put the Terps up 2-1 in the 62nd minute. Senior midfielder Mikias Eticha provided the Terps with a two-goal cushion in the 73rd minute with a goal from the top of the box. Senior defender Jereme Raley set up the score from the near sideline. "That was a great win tonight against a national contender in Coastal," coach Sasho Cirovski said.

Women: Maryland junior defender Shannon Collins assisted on both goals in the Terps' 2-1 victory over visiting North Carolina State (1-3) on Sunday night. Collins started the team's 23rd-minute goal with a long pass to junior midfielder Aubrey Baker, who found senior defender Shade Pratt in front of an open goal. In the 60th minute, a Maryland (2-2) corner kick by Collins eventually found junior midfielder Sarah Molina, who squeezed through two Wolfpack defenders to head in the go-ahead goal.

Et cetera

Hampstead's Hursey is 9th in international triathlon

Katie Hursey of Hampstead finished ninth in the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series Grand Final race Saturday at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, Alberta. She finished the 1,500-meter-swim, 43.2-kilometer-bike and 10-kilometer-run course in 2 hours, 1 minute, 27 seconds, less than two minutes behind the winner.

Major League Soccer: Luis Silva scored in the 57th minute and Eddie Johnson added another late goal to spark D.C. United (14-8-4) to a 2-0 win over conference rival New York Red Bulls (7-8-10) on Sunday at RFK Stadium.

College football: After a season-opening 31-27 loss to Central Connecticut State, Towson fell in both national Football Championship Subdivision polls. The Tigers fell from No. 7 to No. 19 in the FCS Coaches Poll and from No. 13 to No. 22 in the Sports Network/ FCS Top 25.

Women's college volleyball: Coppin State junior Cindy Okpegbue was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week, the first such honor in her career. The outside hitter averaged 4.65 kills and 8.25 digs in four matches at the La Salle Tournament to lead the Eagles to two wins in four matches.

Youth tennis: Francis Tiafoe of Riverdale Park and Raveena Kingsley of Parkton advanced Sunday in the first round of the U.S. Open junior championships. Tiafoe defeated Chan-yeong Oh of South Korea, 6-2, 6-3, and Kingsley beat Jaqueline Christian of Romania, 6-3, 6-3.

Youth lacrosse: Kooper's Lacrosse is holding youth-team tryouts for players in third through eighth grade on Saturday and Sept. 14. Registration and tryouts are at St. Paul's. For more information, go to or email

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