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Top-seeded Terps fall to Northwestern in Big Ten field hockey championship

Third-seeded Northwestern claimed its first Big Ten Conference tournament championship in field hockey at Phyllis Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sunday with a 3-1 upset of top-seeded Maryland. Lisa McCarthy scored the first goal of the game for the Wildcats (16-6, 6-2 Big Ten) in the 25th minute, but Terps junior defender Sarah Sprink tied the score two minutes later. Northwestern's Isabel Flens had a go-ahead goal in the 41st minute, and sophomore midfielder Dominique Masters added an insurance goal to help seal the title for Northwestern. With the win, the Wildcats earned the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, and the Terps fell to 18-3, 7-1.

Men's college soccer: Mael Corboz and George Campbell (McDonogh) each scored as host and top-seeded Maryland defeated eighth-seeded Rutgers, 2-0, in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. The Terps (12-5-2) dropped Rutgers (6-12-1) for the second time in five days and will take a nine-game winning streak into their semifinal matchup against fifth-seeded Michigan State on Friday. Corboz's goal off a penalty kick extends Maryland's streak of successful kicks to 15, dating to its loss in the College Cup in 2012.

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Women's college soccer: Second-seeded Johns Hopkins (16-3-1) played to a 2-2 tie in the Centennial Conference final against fifth-seeded Swarthmore (13-6-1) before falling in penalty kicks, 5-4, at Gettysburg. ... Top-seeded and host Stevenson (15-5-5) beat second-seeded Messiah (19-0-2) on penalty kicks, 4-2, after a 1-1 tie in regulation Saturday night to win its first Commonwealth Conference tournament title.

Women's college volleyball: Junior Haley Pa'akaula had 18 kills and 12 digs to lead Towson (25-4, 11-3 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 21-25, 25-16, 25-19, 23-25, 15-11 win at James Madison (15-12, 7-7) in its final road match this season. ... Visiting Maryland (9-16, 2-12 Big Ten) lost, 25-11, 25-18, 25-15, to defending national champion and No. 6 Penn State (24-3, 12-2). Ashleigh Crutcher had 16 kills for the Terps.

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NFL: The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Towson standout Jordan Dangerfield to their practice squad Wednesday. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound safety had seven tackles (six solo) in three preseason games for the Steelers this season. Dangerfield originally signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted rookie in April 2013.

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