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Maryland, Delaware play scoreless tie

NEWARK, DEL. — NEWARK, Del. -- No. 13 Maryland and No. 17 Delaware struggled to a scoreless tie in field hockey yesterday. After regulation time, the teams played a 10-minute overtime period and a 10-minute sudden-death period.

This was the second straight year the teams played a scoreless tie, and it was the fifth tie in the 18-game series. The result left Delaware 3-2-1, and Maryland, coached by former Delaware All-American Missy Meharg, 4-3-1. The Terrapins had a 12-8 edge in shots, and Delaware led in corners, 10-9.

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The Blue Hens, who were playing their third straight Top 20 foe, restricted Lisa Buente, Maryland's All-American forward, to just three shots. A 20-goal scorer last year, she had 10 goals in her team's first seven games.

Delaware goalkeeper Leslie Saylor had 10 saves, and sophomore midfielder Cassie Herr helped keep Maryland off the board with two defensive stops on balls behind Saylor in the crease. Andrea Closkey had three saves for Maryland.

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Mt. St. Mary's 1, Towson St.

Senior Heather Morris scored the goal for Mount St. Mary's with 48 seconds to play in the first half. Morris, who has four of her team's nine goals in a 2-4-1 season (2-0 on the road), was assisted by Jill Hurlemann.

American U. 2, Loyola 1

WASHINGTON -- American University opened a 2-0 first-half lead in defeating Loyola (2-6). Mimi Delaney scored for the Greyhounds.


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