With fall sports in almost in full swing, Maryland’s teams still haven’t lost a single game. Through a collective 10 contests, the Terps are undefeated at 9-0-1.
Every team but football has played and won so far this fall. Volleyball and women’s soccer account for three wins each, while No. 6 field hockey is 1-0 and No. 6 men’s soccer is 2-0.
Volleyball swept its first weekend of competition, going 3-0 at the Maryland Invite. The Terps have another tournament scheduled for the weekend, as they head to Lynchburg, Virginia, to play Liberty, Elon and Furman in the Liberty Invitational.
Women’s soccer’s early strides are the most impressive, already matching the team’s win total from last year. After finishing 3-15-1 last season, Ray Leone and his No. 25 recruiting class are off to a hot start, sitting at 3-0-1. The team’s back in action on Thursday at Ludwig Field against Richmond at 7 p.m.
The Terps’ two top-10 teams are playing up to expectations, but each have a tough weekend ahead.
No. 6 field hockey took its only contest so far, winning its home opener against Saint Joseph’s. They hit the road for the Big Ten/ACC Cup and play No. 2 Duke on Friday and No. 12 Boston College on Sunday. No. 6 men’s soccer has won its first two games, heading into a nationally televised matchup with No. 15 UCLA at Ludwig on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
Terps football is in action for the first time this Saturday, as the team heads to Texas for a noon kickoff. Coach DJ Durkin unveiled the depth chart, and will start Tyrell Pigrome under center against the No. 23 Longhorns.
Let’s see how long the Terps can keep this up.
In other news
In addition to an undefeated record, Maryland also has its first conference honoree of the fall. Midfielder Mikayla Dayes was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for her debut performances. Women’s soccer is on the upswing.
Maryland women's soccer's Mikayla Dayes was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. She scored two goals and added an assist over two games.— Sean Whooley (@swhooley27) August 29, 2017
Men’s soccer will rely on George Campbell to lead an entirely reinvented backline, even though it’s his first year on defense.
Heading into the football’s Week 1 matchup, InsideMDSports took a look which Terps have the most to prove heading into Saturday.
Baseball coach Rob Vaughn, a Houston native, answered a call to action by University of Houston baseball coach Todd Whiting and sent 20 shirts and 10 pairs of shoes to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Coach DJ Durkin opened his weekly availability mentioning those affected by the storm, and it seems Coach Steve Aird and the volleyball team are also sending some gear to help the hurricane victims.
After missing the opening ceremony at the beginning of the month, Governor Larry Hogan stopped by Cole Field House on Tuesday to see the facility and wish the team good luck.
Late in the night, 19-year-old College Park native and DeMatha alum Francis Tiafoe gave Roger Federer an incredibly tough battle in the first round of the US Open.