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Maryland’s Kristi Toliver hits WNBA-record 9 3-pointers for Washington Mystics

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Washington Mystics v Phoenix Mercury Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Former Maryland women’s basketball star and current Washington Mystic guard Kristi Toliver etched her name into the WNBA record books on Sunday.

Toliver made history with nine made three-pointers, fueling the Mystics past the New York Liberty in a second-round single-elimination game. By the time the dust settled, Toliver had made more threes in one game than the WNBA had seen in any contest in its 21-year history, playoff or otherwise.

Toliver finished the record-setting night with 32 points, going 10-of-20 from the field and 9-of-16 from deep, and a five-game series with the Minnesota Lynx on the horizon.

Toliver teamed up with former MVP Elena Delle Donne just a metro ride from College Park only a year removed from winning a title with the Los Angeles Sparks against the very same Lynx.

In other news

It was a busy weekend for Maryland sports. Men’s soccer got things started Friday with a draw in a top-5 matchup with Indiana to open Big Ten play. Though Maryland has grown into an elite soccer program, the Terps are still hungry for more success.

Football extended its record to 2-0 on Saturday, after dominating Towson in the home opener. The Terps used a number of explosive plays to fuel the win, and we learned more about the offense in the 46-point win.

Field hockey rebounded at the Terrapin Invitational to push its record to 3-2, using a record-setting attack against Towson on Friday, then notching its first ranked win against No. 11 Louisville on Sunday.

Volleyball pushed its winning streak to nine straight to start the season, after the Terps swept their third straight invitational.

Football still sits outside of the AP top 25 heading into an early bye week, and actually dropped a spot after the win.

Kasim Hill only has one start under his belt, but he’s already won his teammates’ full support, writes The Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs.

Shane Cockerille hasn’t missed a beat since working his way back from suspension, from the Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus.

Antoine Brooks is quickly becoming a playmaker for DJ Durkin’s defense and is settling in nicely at nickel corner, from WMUC Sports.

The NFL had its first full slate of the season, and former Terp Yannick Ngakoue came up with strip-sack for the Jaguars that led to a Dante Fowler touchdown on the recovery.