Maryland men’s lacrosse tops Virginia, women’s lacrosse stays undefeated

After a few weeks off, your semi-weekly roundup of the non-revenue sports at Maryland returns.

Men’s lacrosse

The Maryland men’s lacrosse team closed out its regular season ACC slate with a 9-7 win at No. 15 Virginia on Saturday. The Post’s Christian Swezey was on the scene. The top-ranked Terps return to action Friday night at Navy.

Women’s lacrosse

Katie Schwarzmann recorded a game-high five goals to lead the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory at Towson on March 26. The Terps followed that up with a 15-10 home win over Penn on Saturday. Seniors Alex Aust and Schwarzmann combined for nine goals against the Quakers. Schwarzmann also is just the fourth Maryland player to reach 200 career goals.

The Terps host No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday at noon.

Madison Martin. Madison Martin.

Softball

Freshman Madison Martin threw her first career perfect game on March 27 in a 20-0 win over Howard. In the second game of the doubleheader, Lexi Carroll threw four no-hit innings en route to a 13-0 win.

Maryland took game one in a three-game series vs. Florida State, 5-4, on Saturday. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Lindsey Schmeiser scored on an error for the win. Florida State took the next two games of the series.

The Terps play two against Coppin State on Wednesday, then travel to North Carolina State for three games this weekend.

Baseball

Junior right-hander Brady Kirkpatrick turned in a strong performance in the Terps’ 3-2 win over N.C. State on Saturday. After surrendering two runs in the first inning, Kirkpatrick settled in and did not allow another Wolfpack hit over the next six innings and threw 59 of his 89 pitches for strikes. Over that span, Kirkpatrick retired the Wolfpack in order four times. The junior went seven innings and allowed two runs on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts for his third win of the season. N.C. State took the other two games in the series.

Maryland hosts Rider on Wednesday before a three-game set at North Carolina starting Friday.

Track and field

Maryland earned seven individual victories at the Maryland Invitational meet on Saturday afternoon. On the women’s side, the Terps swept first, second and third places in the high jump. Amber Melville brought in another first place finish with an ECAC-qualifying jump. Her jump ranks fourth all-time in Maryland outdoor track & field history. Amina Smith finished second and Lucile Cancre finished third. The Terps had two women place in the top three for the triple jump. Senior Arielle Statham won the event and junior Amina Smith finished third.

The men recorded a first-place finish of their own, as senior Jon Hill earned an ECAC-qualifying mark in the high jump.

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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