Regional NCAA roundup: Terps on top

October 8, 2012

Maryland Terps Coach Sasho Cirovski

Maryland (men): The top-ranked Terrapins (9-0-1, 4-0-0 ACC) had their lowest scoring performance of the season but it was enough for a 1-0 victory over Virginia on Patrick Mullins‘s sixth goal of the season in front of 4,846 at Ludwig Field. Maryland, which will host Rutgers on Tuesday night and visit Duke on Friday, is second in the ACC, a point behind reigning national champion North Carolina. The regular season meeting between the Terps and Tar Heels is Oct. 19 in College Park.

Navy (women): They play in a small conference and don’t have many major opponents, but 15 straight wins is 15 straight wins — the longest Division I streak in the country. That’s what the Mids (15-1-0, 3-0-0 Patriot League) have done since losing their opener to Maryland. In the latest triumph, freshman Kaylie Davidson scored 8 1/2 minutes into sudden-death overtime for a 1-0 victory over Lehigh.

Georgetown (men): After a missed opportunity at home against No. 2 Connecticut three days earlier, the third-ranked Hoyas (10-2-1, 2-2-0 Big East) were outclassed by No. 10 Notre Dame, 3-0. Ryan Finley scored two goals 23 seconds apart. “I think today is the first time in 13 games this season that we stepped off the field and didn’t feel like we had been the better team,” Coach Brian Wiese said. Undefeated Marquette visits Saturday.

Maryland (women): Freshman Ashley Spivey scored twice as the Terrapins (10-3-2, 5-1-1) routed North Carolina State, 3-0, to retain first place in the ACC, a point ahead of undefeated Florida State.

Georgetown (women): The Hoyas (12-1-2, 6-0-1 Big East) conceded a goal in league play for the first time and settled for a 1-1 draw at Louisville. They’ve outscored opponents 41-10 (six of those 10 came in one game).

Old Dominion (men): The Monarchs (7-1-2, 1-1-2 CAA) played a second scoreless draw in conference play over five days, the latest at Delaware, and are seventh in the league standings.

Virginia (women): A second-half lead dissolved in a matter of just 3 minutes 18 seconds as the Cavaliers (10-3-1, 3-2-1 ACC) dropped a 2-1 decision at home to Wake Forest — their second defeat in three matches.

Navy (men): With a 1-1 draw at Bucknell — their first point against the Bison in seven years — the Midshipmen (5-2-3, 1-0-2 Patriot League) extended their unbeaten streak to seven.

Virginia Tech (women): The Hokies (11-3-0, 2-3-0) rebounded from a 3-2 overtime loss to Duke with a 4-1 victory over Oklahoma to complete its first perfect non-conference campaign (9-0-0).

Virginia Commonwealth (men): With four straight away matches approaching, the Rams (6-1-3, 2-0-0 Atlantic 10 Conference USA) rolled to a 3-0 victory over George Washington.

William & Mary (women): Freshman Barbara Platenberg scored twice as the Tribe (11-3-0, 5-0-0 CAA) won its fifth straight.

George Mason (men): The Patriots (8-3-0, 1-2-0 CAA) held Longwood without a shot in a 1-0 non-conference victory. They’ll host first-place Drexel on Wednesday.

The Howard Bison watch: The men won their first game after 11 consecutive losses, defeating Division II’s Washington Adventist, 1-0. The women are 0-12-2 after losing to Division III’s Mary Washington, 3-1, and South Carolina State, 2-0.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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