Hopkins at Hampden-Sydney in first round of NCAAs
Johns Hopkins will play at undefeated Hampden-Sydney at noon Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Hopkins (8-2) sealed its second outright Centennial Conference championship with a 38-14 win at McDaniel in the regular-season finale Saturday. This will be the Blue Jays' (8-2) second appearance in the playoffs and the 22nd meeting between the schools. The Tigers (10-0) are making their third appearance in the playoffs.
College field hockey
Terps rout Drexel, 5-0, reach national semifinals
Nicole Muracco broke open a scoreless game with two goals within two minutes just before halftime, helping top-seeded Maryland advance to its second consecutive national semifinals with its 5-0 win Sunday over visiting Drexel. The Terps' points leader, Katie O'Donnell, scored two minutes into the second half off a deflection. Janessa Pope and Megan Frazer also scored. Maryland outshot Drexel 33-3 and led in penalty corners 15-2. Maryland will play Princeton at 2 p.m. Friday in Winston-Salem, N.C.; the Terps beat the Tigers, 3-2, in overtime during the regular season in College Park.
Division III: : Second-ranked and host Salisbury (18-1) earned a 3-2 victory over No. 5 SUNY Cortland (19-1) to advance to the NCAA semifinals. The Sea Gulls will travel to South Hadley, Mass., to face fourth-ranked Tufts on Saturday.
Men's college soccer
Tyrie's goal late in 2nd OT puts Loyola into College Cup
Freshman Matt Tyrie scored his first college goal with 23.8 seconds left in double overtime, ripping a 16-yard shot into the top left corner off a pass from Phil Bannister to give Loyola the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship with a 1-0 victory over Niagara in Fairfield, Conn. The victory put the Greyhounds (11-7-3 overall) into the NCAA College Cup for the third consecutive season, a first for the program. The MAAC championship is the 12th in Loyola history. Loyola defender Tennant McVea was named tournament Most Valuable Player.
Division III: : Johns Hopkins (16-3-3) won a shootout, 5-3, against host Salisbury (15-3-2) after a scoreless draw to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. The Blue Jays will play top-ranked Messiah, which defeated SUNY Brockport, 3-1. Tony Gass scored the clincher in the fifth round. Hopkins' Ravi Gill finished with six saves for his 12th shutout of the year.
Women's college soccer
1-0 victory sends Terps to Sweet 16 matchup vs. UNC
Fourth-seeded Maryland (14-5-2) earned a 1-0 victory over visiting Washington State and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2004. Sophomore Jasmyne Spencer scored her team-leading 10th goal of the season in the 33rd minute. Mary Casey made five saves for the shutout. The Terps will meet top-seeded North Carolina, a 4-0 winner against Georgia, at 1 p.m. Saturday in Chapel Hill. ... Host Johns Hopkins (18-3) earned a 2-1 win against Eastern (11-8-2) in the second round of the Division III tournament. Jessica Hnatiuk (John Carroll) scored in the seventh minute and Erin Stafford in the 67th scored for the Blue Jays, who advanced to the sectionals for the second consecutive year. Eastern's goal, in the 87th minute, broke Hopkins' six-game shutout streak.
Women's college basketball
UMBC enjoys record-setting win against UMES, 102-65
UMBC set a Division I school record for points scored in a 102-65 rout of visiting UMES. The last time a Retrievers team scored at least 100 points was Nov. 29, 1985, in a 108-76 victory at Shippensburg. The Retrievers also set records for assists (28) and points in a half (59 in the second) while tying the 3-point mark (14). UMBC's Michelle Kurowski had 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to go along with a career-best seven assists. Teammate Meghan Colabella had 15 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and three assists.
- From Sun staff reports