Fall sports roundup: Maryland field hockey remains unbeaten with two wins

Your weekly spin through the non-revenue sports at Maryland.

Field hockey

No. 1 Maryland came back from a one-goal deficit to win at No. 3 North Carolina, 2-1, in overtime Saturday. Senior Jill Witmer, who missed the previous three games to play with the U.S. national team at the Pan American Games, scored both of Maryland’s goals. Witmer deflected in Mieke Hayn’s shot to tie the score with 7:17 to play, and in overtime, Ali McEvoy made a defensive stop and got the ball to Witmer, who took it all the way up the field and slung a backhanded shot into the net for the win.

The Terps followed that up with a 6-0 win over Hofstra on Tuesday. Maryland (12-0) hosts No. 9 Princeton on Friday night at 6 before traveling to American on Sunday afternoon at 2.

Men’s soccer

Maryland, ranked No. 7 by Soccer America, battled No. 2 Notre Dame to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night in South Bend, Ind. Senior Patrick Mullins tied the score with a goal in the 72nd minute.

The Terrapins (5-2-4, 4-0-2) travel to No. 20 Virginia on Friday night at 7, the final ACC regular season meeting between the longtime rivals. Maryland then returns home to face Marshall on Tuesday at 7.

Women’s soccer

The Terrapins’ last game was Sunday, a 3-1 loss at No. 6 North Carolina. Freshman Lauren Berman scored just 17 seconds into the match, but a rested North Carolina squad, which had 10 days off since playing Pitt on Sept. 26, was too much for the Terps. Carolina tied the match on a penalty kick in the first half and then added two in the second half.

The Terrapins (7-6, 3-4) host Duke on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Ludwig Field.

Emily Fraik. (University of Maryland photo) Emily Fraik. (University of Maryland photo)

Volleyball

Freshman Ashlyn MacGregor was named ACC freshman of the week after garnering 20 kills, including a career-high 12 in a five-set loss to Virginia Tech on Sunday. Two days earlier, Kelsey Hrebenach tallied a career-high 12 blocks to lead the Terps to a 3-1 victory over Virginia.

Senior Sarah Harper had 44 digs on the weekend, becoming just the fourth player in Maryland history to achieve 1,500 career digs.

Sophomore middle hitter Emily Fraik was named Terp of the Week.

Women’s golf

Maryland finished in third place with a 72-hole score of 884 at the two-day Starmount Fall Classic in Greensboro, N.C. Heidi Baek led the Terps with a score of 219 (70-77-72), tying for seventh place overall in the tournament. Baek’s first-round score of 70 tied for the lowest score for any Terp in the tournament. Emily Gimpel followed Baek with another strong tournament showing, finishing tied for 13th with a score of 221 (71-75-75).  Junior Juliet Vongphoumy shot a 222 (72-75-75) and finished tied for 17th.

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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