Maryland men’s soccer battles to draws on the road


Patrick Mullins. (University of Maryland photo)

Your weekly spin though the fall non-revenue sports at Maryland.

Men’s soccer

The Terps tied No. 2 Notre Dame, 1-1, on Oct. 8 and Virginia, 3-3, on Friday to remain unbeaten in ACC play. Patrick Mullins had three goals in the two games, including two penalty kick scores against the Cavaliers. Tsubasa Endoh also scored for the Terps in Charlottesville. Maryland then returned home Tuesday for a 5-0 win over Marshall, its biggest win of the season.

Mullins was named Terp of the Week for his efforts.

The Terrapins (6-2-5, 4-0-3 ACC), ranked fourth by Soccer America, host No. 15 Wake Forest on Saturday night and Drexel on Tuesday night. Both games start at 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer

After a week off, the Terps suffered a 2-1 home loss to Duke on Sunday. Junior Cory Ryan scored the lone goal for the Terps, who have lost five of their last seven and are now 7-7, 3-5.

Maryland plays its next three on the road, starting Thursday night at Miami before visiting No. 3 Florida State on Sunday and Syracuse on Thursday.

Field hockey

No. 1 Maryland topped defending national champion Princeton, 3-1, on Friday behind two goals from senior Jill Witmer. The Terps then won at American, 2-0, on Sunday, with Witmer adding another goal.

The Terrapins (14-0) host No. 4 Syracuse on Friday at 6 p.m. and No. 15 Old Dominion on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Volleyball

Mary Cushman had her eighth double-double of the season on Friday in Maryland’s three-set loss at No. 21 Florida State, posting 11 kills and 12 digs. Adreené Elliott posted a career-high hitting percentage (.636) in the Terps’ three-set loss to Miami on Sunday, tallying 15 kills on 22 attempts. She has posted double-digit kills in six of her last seven matches.

Maryland (10-8, 2-4) hosts Syracuse on Friday at 7 and Boston College on Sunday at 2.

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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