Maryland lacrosse teams score impressive wins

Your semi-weekly roundup of the non-revenue sports at Maryland.

Katie Schwartzmann. (University of Maryland photo)

Katie Schwartzmann. (University of Maryland photo)

Women’s lacrosse

The No. 4 Maryland women’s lacrosse team picked up its first marquee win of the season with a 19-11 victory at No. 2 Syracuse on Sunday. Katie Schwarzmann tallied a career-high seven goals to lead Maryland (2-0) to another dominant offensive performance. Freshman Taylor Cummings added five goals and a game-high six draw controls, and Alex Aust boasted her second four-goal showing of the year.

Schwartzmann and Kasey Howard were named ACC offensive and defensive player of the week, respectively.

The Terps play their home opener against No. 7 Duke on Sunday at 1.

Men’s lacrosse

The second-ranked men’s lacrosse team opened its season with a pair of dominating victories. Senior Kevin Cooper totaled six points in the Terps’ 23-6 season-opening win over Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 12. Maryland then got a career-best five goals from senior Owen Blye in a 16-4 win at Hartford on Saturday.

The Terps travel to Baltimore on Saturday to face No. 1 Loyola in a rematch of last season’s national championship game.

Gymnastics

The Terps, now ranked 17th, totaled a 196.175, the seventh-highest total in program history, to defeat Rutgers and West Virginia in the annual Pink Meet at Comcast Center on Sunday. Stephanie Giameo claimed her sixth gold on beam this season and totaled a season-high 39.250 in the all-around (also earning Terp of the Week honors). All six Terps scored at least a 9.825 on floor, including Katy Dodds’s 9.950 to place first in the event.

Wrestling

The Terps split a pair of duals at the NWCA/Cliff National Duals in Columbia, Mo. After falling to No. 6 Missouri, Maryland defeated No. 20 Wyoming, 20-12, in the third-place match.

Josh Asper, Christian Boley and Jimmy Sheptock each finished with a pair of wins. Asper knocked off 13th-ranked Todd Porter of Missouri and Boley pinned No. 11 Brent Haynes of Missouri.

Maryland will host George Mason on Thursday at 7 for Senior Night.

Softball

Maryland opened its season by going 3-1 at the Florida Atlantic Tournament. The Terps outscored their opponents 39-22, beating LIU Brooklyn, 5-3 and 18-1, and Massachusetts, 16-8. Their only loss was a 10-2 defeat to No. 14 Michigan.

The Terrapins will next take on No. 8 Missouri, No. 9 California and No. 19 UCLA in this weekend’s Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

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