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Terps defeat UConn, 3-1, advance to NCAA field hockey semifinals

College field hockey

Terps defeat UConn, 3-1, advance to NCAA semifinals

Senior Katie O'Donnell had three assists to help top-seeded Maryland (21-1) rally to a 3-1 victory over No. 5 Connecticut (16-6) on Sunday to advance to the NCAA semifinals, which will be played Friday in College Park. Jestine Angelini gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute off of a corner setup. Eight minutes later, sophomore Megan Frazer sent in a hard shot from in front of the goal to tie it before halftime. Junior Jemma Buckley scored the second Terps goal 10 minutes into the second half, and freshman Jill Witmer scored the final goal with 121/2 minutes left. The Terps will play No. 7 Ohio State (18-4), which defeated fourth-seeded Syracuse, 3-2, in overtime. Game time will be 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. No. 3 Virginia and No. 2 North Carolina will meet in the other game. For ticket information, go to or call 800-IM-A-TERP.

Division III: In a rematch of the 2009 national title game, host and top-ranked Messiah (18-2) cruised to a 4-1 victory over seventh-ranked Salisbury (16-4) in the NCAA quarterfinals. Senior forward Katy Lamboni scored the Sea Gulls' only goal, giving them a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute off a scuffle in front of the cage. The Falcons outshot Salisbury 26-4 and had a 21-2 advantage in penalty-corner opportunities. Sea Gulls junior goalkeeper Anna Cooke made nine saves, tying her career-high.

College soccer

Johns Hopkins women, men earn berths in Sweet 16

Junior Erica Suter (River Hill) scored in the 50th minute from the top of the box and senior Allie Zazzali added a goal in the 69th minute on a header, as Johns Hopkins (18-3-1) earned a 2-0 win over visiting Hamilton (10-4-3) and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third straight year. The Blue Jays will play 11th-ranked TCNJ next weekend. … Host Frostburg State (17-4-1) ended its season with a 4-1 loss on penalty kicks to sixth-seeded Marywood after the teams played 110scoreless minutes in the ECAC South Regional championship. Marywood connected on all four of its shootout attempts; the Bobcats hit on one of three, with junior midfielder Cassie Donahue scoring in the second round.

Men: Senior Tyler King (Calvert Hall) scored two goals as Stevenson (13-5-3) won the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South championship with a 3-1 victory over Grove City (14-5-2). King had three goals and one assist in the tournament in earning Most Outstanding Player honors. Sophomore Ansger Otto had three goals and five assists, including an assist on all three of Stevenson's goals Sunday.

Saturday night men: Senior co-captain Kevin Hueber bent a free kick inside the upper right post in the 102nd minute to lift Johns Hopkins (15-3-4) to a 2-1 win over host and fourth-ranked Christopher Newport (20-2-1) in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Jays advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year and ninth time in program history. The Captains had won 23 straight home games. Junior Sean Duggan gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute; Christopher Newport tied it in the 64th minute.

College basketball

UMBC men drop season opener to sharpshooting VMI

Virginia Military Institute (2-0) hit eight of 14 shots behind the three-point arc in the second half to earn a 94-77 victory over host UMBC in the season opener for the Retrievers. Five Retrievers scored in double figures, including forward Justin Fry, who missed the 2009-10 season after knee surgery; he posted his fourth career double double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Women: La Salle scored 16 straight second-half points en route to a 64-57 win at Loyola. Alyssa Sutherland scored on a jumper with 7:42 left in the game to give the Greyhounds (0-2) a 50-43 lead, but the Explorers (1-1) ended the game on a 21-7 run. .... Host Saint Louis (1-1) stopped visiting Morgan State (1-1), which got 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds from senior Theresa Davis, a St. Louis native. … Mount St. Mary's opened its season with an 81-58 loss at Virginia. Sydney Henderson paced the Mount with a career-high 17 points. The Cavaliers closed the first half on a 28-6 run to go up 37-17. … UMBC (0-2) dropped its second-straight game, falling, 64-52, to host UMES (1-0). Junior forward Erin Brown led the Retrievers with 10 points and eight rebounds. … Navy (2-0) let all but two points of a 19-point first-half lead slip away before pulling away to a 72-55 victory over host NJIT (0-1). Cassie Consedine paced the Midshipmen with 15 points.

Et cetera

Salisbury football team receives berth in D-III playoffs

Salisbury (7-2) received the fifth seed in the NCAA Division III playoffs and will travel to No.4 Delaware Valley (8-2) on Saturday at a time to be announced. This will be the Sea Gulls' seventh tournament appearance and first since 2007. Salisbury leads the career series between the schools 3-2. The Aggies won the last meeting, 41-27, in 2008; Salisbury won in 2006 and 2007. The winner will play No. 1 Mount Union or No. 8 St. Lawrence.

Swimming: Missy Franklin edged fellow national team member Elizabeth Pelton of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club to win the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1 minute, 57.16 seconds on the final night of the Minnesota Grand Prix, the first stop of the USA Swimming Grand Prix Series. Pelton finished in 1:58.38.

Varsity football: Archbishop Spalding's K.K. Smith, Frankin's Ian Thomas, North Harford's Cody Turner and Annapolis' Tajuan Watson are among the nine finalists for the U.S. Army Baltimore Recruiting Battalion's inaugural Army Iron Man of the Year, honoring the best two-way players in Maryland. Voting at begins at midnight tonight and ends at midnight Nov. 28. … Maryland Christian (11-0) rallied from 14 down in the third quarter to win the Mid-Atlantic Christian Conference championship with a 28-20 victory over Central Virginia (8-2) at Old Redskins Park in Northern Virginia. Senior wide receiver Jed Yousefi had five catches for 235 yards and touchdowns of 59, 71 and 80 yards.

—From Sun staff and news services

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