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Maryland football about to begin, but other sports off and running

A look at how some of Maryland’s other sports are doing as the fall season gets going.

Men’s soccer

The Terrapins, ranked third nationally by Soccer America, opened the season with a 3-0 win over then-No. 7 Louisville, avenging their loss to the Cardinals in last season’s NCAA tournament. Senior midfielder John Stertzer was named ACC player of the week .

Maryland hosts No. 14 UCLA on Friday night at 7:30. Steven Goff, The Post’s Soccer Insider, says it’ll be a good one, with a big crowd (it also will be streamed at In case you missed Goff’s Terps men’s soccer season preview, here you go.

Maryland then hosts No. 22 California on Sunday night at 7.

Women’s soccer

The Terrapins are 1-1-1 under first-year coach Jonathan Morgan. Maryland travels to George Mason on Friday night at 7 and then hosts Towson on Sunday at 4.

Field hockey

The top-ranked Terrapins field hockey team has opened the season 2-0 after wins at California and Stanford, the latter coming in two overtimes when Katie Gerzabek scored with 24 seconds left.

Maryland hosts No. 3 Old Dominion on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. The two teams met in last season’s Final Four, a 4-0 Terrapins win. Maryland then hosts No. 15 Ohio State on Sunday at 1.


The Terrapins opened the season with three wins at the Villanova Classic, beating the host Wildcats, New Hampshire and Robert Morris. Next up is the Maryland Invitational, with the Terrapins hosting Seton Hall (Friday, 7:30 p.m.), Binghamton (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.) and Ohio State (Saturday, 7:30 p.m.)

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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