No. 2 Maryland knocks off top-ranked North Carolina, 3-2, in field hockey

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No. 2 Maryland knocks off top-ranked North Carolina, 3-2

Junior Jemma Buckley scored the game-winner off a penalty corner with 2:27 remaining, and the second-ranked Maryland field hockey team topped No. 1 North Carolina, 3-2, in front of an announced 1,600 on Saturday afternoon. Senior Katie O'Donnell scored twice for the Terps. With the win, the Terps (16-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) clinched the top seed in the ACC tournament Nov. 4-7 in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Terrapins have won their last 10 straight ACC regular season games dating to 2009. Coming into Saturday's game, the Tar Heels (16-1, 4-1) were the nation's only undefeated team. The Terrapins took an early 2-0 lead on O'Donnell's two goals. She scored first just over six minutes into the game with a backdoor shot off a pass from freshman Ali McEvoy in a penalty corner setup. Six minutes later, O'Donnell scored again on a rebound shot by Buckley. Tar Heels goalkeeper Jackie Kintzer came out from the cage to stop Buckley's shot. O'Donnell took a shot off the rebound to give the Terrapins a 2-0 lead, which they carried into the break. North Carolina's Marta Malmberg put the Tar Heels on the board just two minutes into the second half off of a corner setup from Katie Ardrey and Teryn Brill. With 15 minutes remaining, North Carolina's Taryn Gjurich tied the game at 2 as she tipped in a shot in front of the goal. With just about three minutes left in the game, O'Donnell drew a penalty corner. Buckley scored the game-winner with a hard shot as O'Donnell inserted on the play and sophomore Harriet Tibble stopped the ball. The Tar Heels pulled Kintzer from the goal after the score in order to have another field player. The Terrapins held the penalty corner advantage 11-3, giving the Tar Heels just one in the first half. Maryland also outshot North Carolina, 14-6. Redshirt junior Melissa Vassalotti had three saves in the day, as did Kintzer.

Et cetera

Bulls' goal, two assists lead UMBC past Hartford, 3-0

UMBC junior midfielder Andrew Bulls (McDonogh) scored the game's first goal and added assists on corner kicks on the next two as the host Retrievers blanked Hartford, 3-0, in men's soccer. UMBC (8-4-2, 2-1-2 America East) surpassed Hartford (5-8-0, 2-3-0) in the league standings.

More men's college soccer: No. 3 Maryland (11-2-1, 5-1-1 ACC) beat visiting Wake Forest (5-7-2, 3-2-2) for the first time since 2006, 3-1. Paul Torres, Casey Townsend and Matt Kassel scored the goals for the Terps.

College volleyball: Colgate produced an attack percentage of .355 and recorded 20 more kills than host Navy did on its way to beating the Mids (7-18, 1-8) in three sets. The Raiders (12-11, 5-4 Patriot League) posted the win by scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-22.

"This was a disappointing match for us," Navy coach Mike Schwob said. "We played nowhere near what we are capable of. We let Colgate take control at the key moment in each of the three sets."

Women's college swimming: Saint Francis (Pa.) defeated Mount St. Mary's, 115-79, as freshman Cat Coppler paced the Mountaineers with two victories. Coppler, Courtney Gaddi (Good Counsel), Courtney Griffith and Patricia Yam wrapped up the meet with a win in the 800 free (8 minutes, 19.85 seconds).

Capitals: Washington recalled centers Jay Beagle and Mathieu Perreault, and goaltender Dany Sabourin, from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

— From Sun staff and news services

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