Maryland lacrosse teams win season openers

February 14, 2013

A semi-weekly trip around the non-basketball, non-football sports at Maryland.

Women’s lacrosse

The No. 4 Maryland women’s lacrosse team wasted little time getting its offense rolling in a 20-7 victory at Richmond on Sunday in the season opener. Terps seniors Alex Aust and Katie Schwarzmann combined for 10 points on seven goals and three assists. Beth Glaros, Kristen Lamon, Mattie Meredith and freshmen Halle Majorana and Taylor Cummings each netted two goals. Cummings added five draw controls as five freshmen saw their first action in a Maryland uniform.

Next up for the Terps is Sunday’s 1 p.m. game at second-ranked Syracuse.

Men’s lacrosse

Second-ranked Maryland got three goals and three assists from senior Kevin Cooper in a season-opening 23-6 win over visiting Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday afternoon. The 23 goals scored were the most for the Terps since March 21, 1995, when they beat Radford,  26-3.

Maryland travels to Hartford for a 1 p.m. game on Saturday.

Wrestling

The Terps closed their ACC dual slate with a pair of wins at Duke and at North Carolina State on Saturday. Against the Blue Devils, Maryland won 9 of 10 matches en route to a 38-3 victory. Christian Boley, Shane Gentry, Lou Mascola and Jimmy Sheptock all scored bonus point for the Terrapins. In the afternoon against the Wolfpack, Sheptock picked up his second technical fall of the day to push the Terps past NC State, 22-19.

Junior 125-pounder Shane Gentry was named Terp of the Week.

Track and field

Amber Melville took second place in the high jump at the VT Elite Meet, clearing 6 feet. She became the first woman at Maryland to achieve this mark since Paula Girven did it in 1980. Melville’s mark is the second-highest jump in Maryland history. The Terrapins had two other jumpers who placed in the top five. Junior Amina Smith finished fourth (5-08.75) and sophomore Thea LaFond finished fifth (5-08.75). LaFond’s jump is her personal best and is tied for the seventh best at Maryland.

Gymnastics

The No. 17 Terps tied a program record on vault and scored a season high on floor to cruise past EAGL rivals N.C. State, New Hampshire and Towson. Maryland finished with a total of 195.150. Katy Dodds tied for first on vault with teammate Ally Krikorian and placed first on floor. Karen Tang tied for first on bars, while Stephanie Giameo took gold on beam and won the all-around.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.
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