UM field hockey team beats American in NCAA 1st round
Top seed Maryland defeated American, 6-1, on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in College Park. The Terrapins will host Drexel in the second round at 2 p.m. today. Junior Katie O'Donnell had two goals and three assists to give her 76 points this season, breaking Susie Rowe's single-season points record of 74 set last year. O'Donnell tied the Maryland and Atlantic Coast Conference records for career assists with 71. Senior Nicole Muracco (one goal) tied the school single-season record for goals - also set by Rowe last season - with her 28th of the year. Megan Frazer and Emma Thomas (two goals) also scored for the Terps.
More field hockey: : No. 2 Salisbury recorded its 11th shutout victory, defeating the College of Wooster, 4-0, to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament. The host Sea Gulls (17-1) dominated play, outshooting the Fighting Scots 21-4. Sophomore forward Caitlin Walker (two goals), senior forward Beverly Beladino and sophomore back Tara McGovern scored.
Men's soccer: : Johns Hopkins (16-3-2) got a pair of second-half goals to defeat Misericordia (12-5-3), 2-0, at Salisbury in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Junior Scott Bukoski and freshman Brandon Sumpio scored goals. Hopkins will meet host Salisbury at 1 p.m. today. ... Host Salisbury beat Virginia Wesleyan (14-4-3), 4-1, in the first round. Senior Kyle Sterling, senior midfielder Kenneth Price and senior midfielder Alex Hargrove (two goals) scored for the Sea Gulls (15-3-1).
Meissner, Hamilton to team up for live music ice show
Kimmie Meissner will return to the ice for the first time since her August knee injury and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton will go head over heels on a pair of skates - his signature trick - in a live music ice show Dec. 29. For Hamilton, the Holiday Concert on Ice presented an opportunity to get back into skating shape since his retirement five years ago and return to the spotlight. For Meissner, the former national and world champion from Bel Air, the show was a way to work with one of her heroes. "Any chance I get to be with Scott and work with Scott, I'm there," she said. "He has spent his life helping and inspiring others. Who wouldn't want to be skating with him?"
- Candus Thomson