Virginia recovered from a two-game slide by defeating host No. 7 Virginia Commonwealth, 2-0, in a men's soccer game. Senior Drew O'Donnell opened the scoring in the 22nd minute by one-touching a pass across the penalty area from sophomore Steve Totten. Totten cushioned the lead in the 56th minute by converting a penalty kick earned by junior Ryan Trout. . . .
Taylor Twellman's unassisted goal at the 17:33 mark propelled 12th-ranked Maryland to a 1-0 win over No. 23 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Tar Heels (7-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) outshot the Terrapins, 13-9, but could not capitalize as they lost their third straight conference match. Christian Lewis made four saves for the Terrapins, who improved to 8-3, 3-1. . . . George Mason mustered just four shots against No. 6 Duke (7-0-2) in a 3-0 loss at home. The Patriots (4-8-1) lost their sixth consecutive game and fourth straight shutout.
Duke junior Ali Curtis scored his 10th goal of the season in the 43rd minute to put the Blue Devils ahead 1-0. Senior Peter Gail scored in the 56th minute and sophomore Demetrio Sanchez finished the scoring in the 82nd minute. . . .
William & Mary freshman Carlos Garcia hit a 19-yard shot past American goalkeeper Michael Gorsegner in the 79th minute to give William & Mary a 1-0 win in a Colonial Athletic Association match at Reeves Field.
Eagle forward Nino Marcantonio (Churchill) hit the post in the 17th minute and American pressured William & Mary throughout the second half but was unable to get the equalizer.
FIELD HOCKEY: Junior Carla Tagliante scored three goals and junior forward Keli Smith added a goal and two assists to lead second-ranked Maryland to a 4-1 win over Rutgers.
With game scoreless, Tagliante scored on a penalty stroke in the 43rd minute to give the Terrapins a 1-0 lead. Smith scored in the 62nd minute and Tagliante added two more goals to ensure the win.
CROSS-COUNTRY: The seventh-ranked Georgetown women won the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa., with 39 points. Navy finished fourth with 198 points.
Sophomore Kristen Gordon was Georgetown's top finisher, completing the 5K race in 17 minutes 19.64 seconds. Freshman Marni Kruppa was fifth in 17:29.62. Freshmen Cheryl Smith (17:35.49) and Liz Churchville (17:37.08) were seventh and eighth, respectively.
Navy finished third with 99 points and Georgetown placed fifth with 156 points in the men's competition. Senior Eric Savoth completed the 8K race in 24:49.13 for 15th place.