Maryland field hockey wins 10th ACC title

November 14, 2013

(University of Maryland photo)

Your weekly spin through the fall sports at Maryland.

Field hockey

No. 1 Maryland (20-1) beat No. 3 North Carolina, 2-0, on Sunday in the ACC championship game for the Terps’ 10th ACC title, all under head coach Missy Meharg. Tournament MVP Jill Witmer scored four minutes into the second half, and sophomore Anna Dessoye scored with 26 minutes left.

Maryland will host first- and second-round NCAA tournament games this weekend. The Terps will play American on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the first round. Should the Terrapins win, they will face either Penn State or Princeton in the second round on Sunday at 2 p.m. Maryland scored regular season wins over American and Princeton.

Men’s soccer

Top-seeded Maryland defeated Boston College, 2-0, in the ACC tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Terrapins (11-3-5) will play fourth-seeded Clemson on Friday at 8 p.m. at the same location. (The Post’s Steven Goff will be on hand for a full report.)


Senior Sarah Harper broke the Maryland all-time digs record Sunday afternoon against Wake Forest, with her 14th dig in the first set. The record had stood since 1993. The Terrapins scored a straight-set win over the Demon Deacons on Senior Day.

The Terps’ offensive attack was primarily spread around three players in the two games last week: Ashleigh Crutcher (20 kills), Mary Cushman (19 kills) and Adreene Elliott (18 kills). Meanwhile, freshman Ashlyn MacGregor was fantastic defensively, posting 12 blocks (2/s).

Maryland (13-13, 5-9) travels to Boston College on Friday and Syracuse on Sunday.


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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