Digest: Hubka scores in OT; Terps women reach ACC soccer semis

Women's college soccer

Hubka scores in OT; Terps reach ACC semis

Senior Danielle Hubka scored in the fifth minute of the first overtime Sunday morning to send the No. 2-seeded Maryland women's soccer team into the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals with a 2-1 victory over No. 7 seed Miami at Ludwig Field. The win improves the Terps' overall record to 12-5-1 and drops the Hurricanes to 9-7-3. The winning goal was set up when sophomore Cory Ryan stole the ball from the Hurricanes' Ali Brennan in Miami's defensive third of the field. Ryan made a hard break to the end line and waited for help. Hubka raced into the 18-yard box and finished a centering ball from Ryan with a shot into the top half of the goal. Junior Alex Reed scored Maryland's other goal in the 36th minute; Miami tied it on a penalty kick Tara Schwitter in the 73rd minute. Maryland will face No. 3 seed Wake Forest, which defeated No. 6 seed Duke, 1-0, in overtime, in the second semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Cary, N.C. Top-seeded Florida State will face fifth-seeded Virginia at 5 p.m.

Junior college: Third-seeded CCBC Essex (8-6-2) defeated the top-seeded College of Southern Maryland, 1-0, on Saturday in the NJCAA Region XX Division I championship game at Harford Community College. Midfielder Paige Augustyniak (Dundalk) scored in the 28th minute.

Men's college soccer

Towson loses what might be program's last game

Towson (4-10-2, 2-6-2 Colonial Athletic Association) lost, 1-0, at UNC Wilmington on Sunday night in its season finale and what might be the last game in program history. School administrators announced Oct. 2 that the school is recommending cutting the team as part of a reorganization of the athletic department. The Seahawks' Thomas Driver scored with 2:09 remaining in the first half.

More Division I: Loyola (12-5-1, 7-1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) celebrated senior day with a 3-0 victory over visiting Manhattan (3-12-1, 2-5). The Greyhounds have won seven straight, their longest streak since a 13-game run in 2008. Loyola got goals from freshman Larry Ndjock in the 16th minute, sophomore Connor Thompson in the 67th and junior Stephen Dooley in the 81st. Junior Thurman Van Riper stopped four shots to post his seventh shutout this year.

Junior college: Forward Jason Kim (Loch Raven) scored in the 87th minute as third-seeded CCBC Essex defeated top-seeded and host Harford CC, 2-1, in Saturday's NJCAA Region XX Division I title game. Midfielder Adam Sibiski (Eastern Tech) also scored for the Knights. Michael Sevick (Sparrows Point) recorded eight saves in the victory and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

More colleges

Terps women are No. 5 in preseason hoops poll

Maryland is ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press preseason poll that was released Saturday. The Terps had been in the preseason top five since 2008. Maryland will play seven games against preseason Top 25 teams, starting with No. 18 Nebraska on Nov. 28 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and followed by No. 2 Connecticut in Hartford on Dec. 3 as part of the Jimmy V Classic. The Terps are one of four Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the poll: Duke is No. 3, Georgia Tech is No. 22 and Miami is No. 24. Virginia, Florida State and North Carolina all received votes.

Men's golf: Led by Sean Bosdosh's 2-under 214, Maryland finished tied for eighth at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.

Field hockey: Sophomore Tashani Dickson made a career-high 16 saves as Towson (1-18, 0-7 CAA) lost its season finale, 6-0, at No. 10 Northeastern (13-5, 5-2).

Swimming: Freshman Justin Tang broke a seven-year-old pool record and the Johns Hopkins men (2-0) won 13 of 14 events to best visiting Franklin & Marshall (0-1), 205.5-56.5, on Saturday. Tang won the 400 individual medley in 4 minutes, 2.55 seconds to break J.P. Balfour's 2005 pool record by more than six seconds (4:08.67). The Blue Jays women (2-0) beat the Diplomats (0-1), 203-59.

Varsity football

Times set for Saturday's MIAA 'A' quarterfinals

Times have been announced for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference quarterfinals, which will both be played Saturday. McDonogh will play at Loyola at 2:30 p.m. and Mount St. Joseph will travel to Archbishop Spalding at 6 p.m. This marks the first time all the A Conference teams advance to the postseason tournament. Top-seeded and defending champion Gilman and No. 2 seed Calvert Hall have byes for the quarterfinals. Spalding is seeded third with Loyola, fourth; McDonogh, fifth; and Mount St. Joseph, sixth. The semifinals are scheduled for Nov. 10 at Stevenson with the championship to be played on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Katherine Dunn

Et cetera

Orioles outfielder Ford has sports hernia surgery

Orioles outfielder Lew Ford, who was limited at the end of September with discomfort in his midsection, underwent sports hernia surgery this month, according to a club source. Ford is expected to make a full recovery and be without restrictions when spring training begins in February. He could not be reached for comment. The 36-year-old outfielder batted .183 with three homers and four RBIs in 25 games for the Orioles in 2012 after hitting .331 in 62 games for Triple-A Norfolk. Ford started his storybook season with the independent Atlantic League Long Island Ducks and ended it in the major league postseason. In late September, Ford missed six days with pain in his midsection that was diagnosed as a bone bruise near his hip. He was cleared for the playoffs and had three hits in eight at-bats in the Orioles' loss to the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series. In the 3-1 finale, Ford's eighth inning RBI single provided the Orioles' lone run against Yankees ace CC Sabathia. Ford is eligible for arbitration this offseason; the Orioles have until Nov. 30 to decide whether to tender him a contract for next year.

Dan Connolly

NBA: The Washington Wizards waived center-forward Brian Cook and guard Shelvin Mack. Cook averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16 games last season with the Wizards. Mack, selected by Washington with the 34th overall pick in the 2011 draft, averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 assists in 64 games last season.

Women's billiards: Eugenia Gyftopoulos of Baltimore is among 48 women's pool players who will compete at the WPBA Tour Championships on Nov. 7-11 in Lincoln City, Ore.

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