Maryland field hockey wins ACC regular season title

Your weekly spin around the fall sports at Maryland.

Field hockey

No. 1 Maryland (17-1, 5-0) clinched the ACC regular season title and a first-round bye in the ACC tournament on Friday with a 4-1 win over No. 5 Virginia. The Terps then routed Georgetown, 9-0, on Sunday.

Maryland closes its regular season at No. 8 Duke on Saturday at 1 p.m and begins ACC tournament play on Nov. 8 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Men’s soccer

Maryland scored a pair of 1-0 victories over Drexel and Syracuse last week to improve to 8-3-5.

Against the Dragons, Sunny Jane notched his first goal of the year. At Syracuse, Dan Metzger netted the lone goal as the Terrapins  m0ved into a tie for second place in the ACC.

Maryland, ranked No. 6 by Soccer America, faces N.C. State on Friday night at 7 p.m. in its home regular season finale.


Ashley Spivey. (University of Maryland photo)

Women’s soccer

The Terrapins split of pair of matches last week ahead of Thursday night’s regular season finale against Pittsburgh.

Senior Hayley Brock returned from injury to score the game-winning goal for the Terps in their 3-1 victory at Syracuse on Oct. 24. Sophomore Aubrey Baker and senior Kristen Schmidbauer also had goals for Maryland.

On Sunday, Boston College scored off a corner kick in overtime of its 1-0 win. The loss dropped Maryland to 9-9, 5-7. The ninth-place Terrapins need to defeat the Panthers on Thursday to have a shot at qualifying for the eight-team ACC tournament. Pittsburgh is winless in ACC play this season.

Women’s soccer player Ashley Spivey was named Terp of the Week.

Women’s basketball

Redshirt junior guard Laurin Mincy scored 15 points, freshman Brionna Jones had 14 and Katie Rutan, Tierney Pfirman and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough all hit double figures in Maryland’s 110-34 exhibition win over Catholic on Tuesday night. The Terrapins will host Holy Family in their final exhibition of the year on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Volleyball

The Terrapins took No. 14 North Carolina to five sets on Friday night before falling. The next night, Maryland suffered a four-set loss at North Carolina State. Ashleigh Crutcher led the way with 28 kills on the weekend, while Sarah Harper became just the second player in program history to notch 1,600 career digs.

The Terrapins (11-11, 3-7) host Pittsburgh on Wednesday night before traveling to Notre Dame on Friday afternoon.

 

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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