The women’s regular season is over, the men’s is entering the final week. Here’s our regional top 10, with other notables mentioned at the end:
Maryland (men): The Terrapins’ 13-game winning streak ended with a 2-2 draw against visiting Clemson, a result made more surprising by Maryland’s inability to manage a two-goal lead in the second half. Nonetheless, the Terps clinched the ACC regular season title.
“What you saw was a team that was very mentally and physically tired,” Coach Sasho Cirovski said. “Physically we were exhausted and we are going to correct that.”
The Terps (14-0-2, 6-0-1) will try to catch their breath in time for the regular season finale Thursday at third-place Wake Forest (10-3-4, 3-1-3) before hosting a conference quarterfinal next Tuesday against North Carolina State or Virginia Tech. This year’s ACC semifinals and final will take place at Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County Nov. 9 and 11.
Maryland (women): Danielle Hubka scored five minutes into sudden-death overtime as the second-seeded Terrapins (12-5-2) edged Miami, 2-1, in the ACC quarterfinals. They’ll face No. 3 Wake Forest at 7:30 Friday (ESPN3.com) at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Virginia (women): Caroline Miller‘s 11th-minute goal, her 14th of the season, lifted the fifth-seeded Cavaliers (14-4-1) to a 1-0 ACC quarterfinal victory at No. 4 North Carolina, setting up a Friday semifinal in Cary against top-seeded Florida State (5 p.m., ESPN3.com). The Tar Heels had four shots — the fewest in the program’s highly decorated history.
Georgetown (women): Colleen Dinn scored in the 10th minute, propelling the Hoyas (15-2-2) to a 1-0 victory over DePaul and a berth in the Big East semifinals against South Florida on Friday (6:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network) in Storrs, Conn. Notre Dame will face Marquette in the other semifinal.
Virginia Commonwealth (men): The Rams (10-2-4, 6-1-1) routed nationally ranked Xavier, 4-1, and then defeated Dayton, 3-2, to extend their unbeaten streak to five and earn a share of first place in the Atlantic 10 with 2011 NCAA runner-up Charlotte.
Navy (women): Sporting a 19-game unbeaten streak, the Mids (18-1-1, 6-0-1) will host the Patriot League’s four-team tournament, starting Friday. Navy will play Lehigh and second-seeded Colgate will face No. 3 American.
William & Mary (women): With a 3-0 victory over Old Dominion, the Tribe (14-5-0, 8-2-0) finished atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings and will host the league’s final four Friday and Sunday.
Old Dominion (men): The Monarchs (10-3-2, 4-3-2) are well-regarded nationally but continue to stumble in the CAA, falling at Hofstra, 1-0.
American (men): With a 1-0 victory over Lehigh, the Eagles (9-5-2, 4-0-2) improved to 5-1-1 in their past seven matches and locked up the top seed and hosting rights in the four-team Patriot tournament for the second straight year (Nov. 9 and 11 at Reeves Field).
Others to watch: Virginia Tech’s women’s team (13-5-1, 4-5-1) did not qualify for the ACC tournament and will await the NCAA tournament announcement next Monday. … The James Madison men have won three straight to improve to 8-5-3 overall and 6-1-3 in the CAA (third place). … George Mason’s men (11-5-1, 4-4-1) earned a point at Northeastern (unbeaten in the CAA) and qualified for the six-team conference tournament next week. … The Loyola-Baltimore men (12-5-1 overall, 7-1-0 and first place in the MAAC) defeated Manhattan, 3-0, for their seventh consecutive victory. … UMBC (10-4-4, 4-2-1) is the No. 2 in the America East tournament after winning their fifth straight, 3-0 over Binghamton.
Howard Bison watch: The men (3-13-1) extended their unbeaten streak to three with victories over Adelphi and Division II Goldey-Beacom, while the women (2-14-2) ended a 16-game winless skid with a 10-0 demolition of Division II Lincoln. Retha Koefoed scored four goals … in the first half.