Maryland women’s basketball hosts National Women and Girls in Sports Day

Your weekly trip around the non-football, non-men’s basketball sports at Maryland.

Women’s basketball

The 10th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team will celebrate National Women and Girls in Sports Day on Sunday during the Terps’ 1 p.m. game vs. Boston College. Maryland will team up with Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, Suitland Boys & Girls Club and a Girl Scout Brownie troop from Bells Mill Elementary School in honor of the event.

Local girls are invited to take a pregame tour of Comcast Center and to take the court at halftime as part of a ceremony honoring Maryland female student-athletes. To RSVP, please e-mail mdsportsmarketing@umd.edu or call 301-314-1517. Friends and family can purchase tickets for $4 by visiting umterps.com/girl.

Women’s lacrosse

The Maryland women’s lacrosse team will host Japan in an exhibition contest Friday at 1 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The match is free to the public. The Terps, ranked fourth in the Inside Lacrosse preseason poll, will officially kick off their season Feb. 10 at Richmond. Maryland begins its home slate with a league battle with Duke Feb. 24.

Wrestling

The Terps split a pair of ACC duals over the weekend against ninth-ranked Virginia Tech and North Carolina. Maryland bounced back from a loss to the Hokies on Friday night to take a 21-16 win over the Tar Heels on Saturday. Christian Boley and Dallas Brown recorded back-to-back pins to help the Terps recover from a 9-0 deficit to pick up the win. Geoffrey Alexander, Josh Asper and Jimmy Sheptock each tallied wins in the effort.

Gymnastics

The 14th-ranked Terps remained undefeated with a 195.300-94.425 victory over North Carolina on Saturday. A Maryland gymnast took top honors in each event.

Katy Dodds and Ally Krikorian won on vault with a 9.900, while Krikorian also placed first on floor with the same score. Karen Tang won bars with a 9.850 and Stephanie Giameo took gold on beam with a 9.850.

Krikorian was named East Atlantic Gymnastics League specialist of the week for the second consecutive week, and freshman Kathy Tang earned EAGL rookie of the week for the second time in three weeks

Track and field

Senior Moriah Young and sophomore Thea LaFond each won two individual events at the annual Night at the Armory meet in New York on Friday to lead the Terps to a second-place finish. Young won both the weight throw and shot put events. Her scores of 61-10.50 and 49-09.00, respectively, are both season bests and registered as ECAC qualifiers. LaFond took first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.69. Her mark is seventh fastest in Maryland history. She also won the high jump with a mark of 5-08.50. Both marks were also ECAC-qualifying.

Terp of the Week

The Terp of the Week is Amber Melville, a sophomore high-jumper who has captured first place in each of Maryland’s first two meets this season. She cleared 5-09.75 to defeat rival Virginia at the Terrapin Invitational on Jan. 19.

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Alex Prewitt · January 31, 2013