Maryland women’s lacrosse prepares for Final Four

Your weekly do-si-do through the non-revenue sports at Maryland.

Women’s lacrosse

In case you missed it, undefeated and top-seeded Maryland will face No. 4 Syracuse in the NCAA Final Four on Friday night after the Terps’ 14-9 win over Duke on Saturday. Senior Tewaaraton finalist Alex Aust had five goals and two assists — moving into third place on Maryland’s all-time single-season points list (119) — as the Terps (21-0)  advanced to the national semifinals for the fifth straight year. Brooke Griffin added three goals and two assists and Katie Schwarzmann — also a Tewaaraton finalist — tallied a pair of scores for the Terps, who face the Orange (18-3) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Aust, Schwarzmann, Taylor Cummings and Iliana Sanza were named IWLCA first-team all-Americans on Wednesday.

The Post’s Alex Prewitt will have more on Maryland women’s lax later Wednesday.

(UPDATE: Here’s the more from Prewitt)

Track and field

Seven Maryland student-athletes will compete in nine events at the NCAA East Region championships starting Thursday at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.

Moriah Young. (University of Maryland photo) Moriah Young. (University of Maryland photo)

Senior Moriah Young — who established a new hammer throw record at Maryland last weekend and recently was named Terp of the Week — will compete in the shot put and hammer and sophomore Thea LaFond will participate in the high jump and the triple jump. The Terps will have three competitors in the high jump as Amina Smith and Amber Melville will join LaFond in Maryland’s strongest event. Melville captured both the indoor and outdoor high jump ACC titles and Smith recently set a personal best with her leap at the ECAC championships. Julie Sinkovitz and Myah Hicks will run the 800 meters and freshman Chioma Onyekwere will join Young in the shot put. Sinkovitz set a Maryland season-best mark in her preliminary run at the ECAC championships. Hicks also posted a personal season-best mark.

Baseball

The Terps closed the regular season with their second ACC series win by taking two of three against Boston College. On Friday, Jake Stinnett tossed 7 2/3 innings of one-run baseball, holding the Eagles hitless for 4 1/3 innings to lead the Terps to a 4-1 win. Anthony Papio led the offensive attack with three hits and notched one RBI.

Maryland closed the series with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory on Senior Day on Saturday. The Terps trailed 4-0 entering the eighth inning but scored twice in the eighth and twice in the ninth to extend the game. In the 10th, a Blake Schmit bunt single brought home the winning run.

Pitcher Jimmy Reed and center fielder Charlie White were named to the all-ACC second team.

Coaches’ Caravan

The Maryland Coaches’ Caravan rolls into Annapolis on Thursday. Here are more details from Prewitt.

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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