Loyola tops Terps in soccer for first time in nine years

Freshman forward Will Cirrincione scored his first collegiate goals in the first 14 minutes, as Loyola beat Maryland, 2-0, in a non-conference soccer game yesterday at Denton Field in College Park. The season finale for both teams was the Greyhounds' first victory over the Terps in nine years.

It was the 40th shutout of goalie Shawn Boehmcke's career.


The Greyhounds (14-4-1) are the host, top seed and three-time defending champions in next weekend's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. Maryland (5-11) is the No. 7 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at North Carolina, which opens Thursday.

St. Mary's in CAC final


James Rebholz (Mount St. Joseph) scored with 9:06 remaining in the fourth overtime to lift St. Mary's past Goucher, 2-1, in a semifinal in the Capital Athletic Conference men's soccer tournament in St. Mary's City.

St. Mary's (9-5-1) went on top in the first half on a goal by Chris Murphy, but Goucher (13-5-1) got the equalizer in the second half from Seth Bachman (Howard). The teams played through the two mandatory 15-minute overtimes, then moved into sudden death. In the 140th minute, Rebholz was assisted by K. J. Baker.

St. Mary's will play in tomorrow's championship at Mary Washington (13-4-1), which beat Catholic, 5-2, in the other semifinal.

UMBC top seed in Big South

For the second straight year, UMBC has the No. 1 seed in a postseason soccer tournament.

The Retrievers, who led the East Coast Conference last year, earned regular-season honors in the Big South Conference with a 2-0 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. Charleston Southern is home today against UNC-Asheville in a first-round game. The winner plays at UMBC on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Towson State is seeded third and will be home at 2 p.m. Wednesday against Winthrop. The semifinals and championship will be held next weekend at Winthrop.

Loyola women advance


Lynda Lohsen converted a pass from Erika Mawhorr 4:58 into the first overtime period to lift Loyola (11-6-1) over Fairfield (6-6-1), 2-1, in the South semifinal of the Metro Athletic Conference soccer tournament at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J. Loyola will host Iona, winner of the North semifinal, in the championship game next Sunday (11:30 a.m.) at Curley Field.

Betsy Given had a goal and an assist for the Greyhounds.