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College Roundup: Griffin, Lamon help lead Maryland women

MARYLAND WOMEN'S LACROSSE:

The No. 2 Terps crushed UMBC, 14-3, on a snow-framed field Friday afternoon.

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The Terps (1-0) captured the season-opening victory much in part to the success of several young players including freshman Zoe Stukenberg and sophomore Taylor Cummings. The tandem combined for eight of Maryland's 14 goals on the day.

Brooke Griffin (South River) added two goals and Kristen Lamon (St. Mary's) one for Maryland.

NAVY SQUASH:

Despite wins at the No. 1 and 2 positions of the ladder, the 13th-seeded Navy squash team dropped a 6-3 decision to No. 12 Dartmouth Friday afternoon in the opening round of the College Squash Association Team Championship hosted by Harvard.

Navy entered the match healthy and with high hopes of avenging a regular-season loss to the Big Green in December that also saw the Mids win the top two positions.

The junior combination of Jim Kacergis and Andrew McGuinness topped their foes at the top of the ladder with Kacergis needing five games in his rematch against freshman Nick Harrington. Kacergis edged Harrington in four games in Annapolis on Dec., 6, but fought back from a 2-1 deficit to take the match in five games.

Meanwhile, McGuinness, who took a five-game decision over Alexander Greer during the regular season, routed veteran Chris Jung, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7, at the No. 2 position on Friday.

MARYLAND SOFTBALL:

The Terps earned a split against a pair of SEC teams at the Florida Atlantic "Strikeout Cancer" Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla. The Terrapins fell to Mississippi State, 3-1, in the opener, before defeating South Carolina in the nightcap, 8-4.

Senior Amanda McCann went 2-for-5 on the day with a pair of runs, while Kaitlyn Schmeiser pitched five strong innings in the second game to earn the victory.

MARYLAND MEN'S BASKETBALL:

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend, that former Maryland head coach Gary Williams is a finalist to be considered for election in 2014.

The complete list of eight finalists from the North American Screening Committee include: players Tim Hardaway, Spencer Haywood, Kevin Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond and coaches Nolan Richardson, Eddie Sutton and Gary Williams. From the Women's Screening Committee: Harley Redin and Immaculata University.

The Class of 2014 will be announced on Monday, April 7 at a press conference in North Texas prior to the NCAA Men's Championship game.

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STONY BROOK MEN'S LACROSSE:

The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team received goals from six different players, but the Seawolves fell to Marist, 13-12 in the season opener for both teams.

SALISBURY BASEBALL:

The No. 13 Sea Gulls picked up a season-opening 5-4 win over Virginia Wesleyan College.

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