Okay, so lots of this will be lifted from reports on UMTerps.com as I was only in attendance at the (surprise!) Field Hockey game.
The number on ranked men's soccer team got the weekend of to a winning start shutting out UVA 1-0. Patrick Mullins scored his team leading 6th goal of the season on an assist from Schillo Tshuma at the 25:42 mark. The Terps stout defense made this lead stand up as UVA failed to get a single shot on goal. The Terps dominated play with 17 shots to the Cavs 4 and 4 corner kicks to Virginia's 2 sending a nice crowd of 4,846 home happy. The Terps remain perfect in the ACC at 4-0 and stand at 9-0-1 for the season. The next game is an out of conference match-up with Rutgers scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 at Ludwig field. The next ACC game will be Friday at Duke.
With outside hitters Mary Cushman and Kamrin Gold still sidelined, Tim Horsmon's somewhat depleted volleyball team did not fare as well dropping a straight set match at Duke on Friday and losing in 4 sets at Wake Forest on Saturday. Ashleigh Crutcher again let the team with 16 kills and fellow sophomore Adrenee Elliott added 12 kills on a team high .556 kill percentage. Saturday at Wake, Crutcher led again with 15 kills this time adding 17 digs to notch her 2nd double double of the season. Freshman Mackenzie Dagostino registered her team leading 7th double double with 25 assists and 11 digs. Sophomore Catie Coyle added 10 kills and led the team with a .471 hitting percentage. The Terps come home to face Miami at 7:00 pm on Friday. Stop by on your way to MD Madness. It should be more entertaining than the student dunk contest.
With a solid crowd of 835 in attendance, the 5th ranked and 2 time defending national champion Terrapin Field Hockey team notched a shutout victory against Duke prior to Saturday's epic football conquest of Wake Forest handling the Blue Devils 2-0. Junior Jill Witmer scored the first goal 22 minutes in redirecting a bullet from Maxine Fluharty. The Terps notched an insurance tally with 6 minutes remaining in the game making a a strong counter attack after a failed Duke penalty corner when Katie Gerzabek drew a penalty corner of her own on the opposite end. Gerzabek inserted the pass to Maxine Fluharty who set up an Ali McEvoy rocket for the score. Duke managed only 5 shots for the game with 4 coming off penalty corners. The Terps travel to Old Dominion on Friday hoping to even the score following the early season 2-1 loss at home to the Monarchs before returning home for a Sunday match against UC Davis.
The 12th ranked women's soccer team capped off a solid weekend for MD sports shutting out NC State 3-0. Junior Haley Brock continued her hot play of late scoring just 4 1/2 minutes into the contest. The goal was Brock's 9th of the season tying her with Becky Kaplan for the team lead in that category. Freshman midfielder Ashley Spivey added goals in the 20th and 62nd minutes as the Terps outshout the Wolfpack 24 - 10. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands notched 6 saves registering her first shutout of the season. The Terps travel to Boston to take on the 13th ranked BC Eagles Thursday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm. In their next home game the Terps will face off against Miami on October 18th.