The No. 9 Maryland women's soccer team's run toward the program's first Atlantic Coast Conference championship ended with a 4-0 loss to No. 7 Virginia in the conference title game Sunday in Cary, N.C. The Cavaliers (16-4-1) set the pace early and broke through in the 22nd minute when Gloria Douglas scored from the left side of the 18 past diving Terps redshirt freshman keeper Rachelle Beanlands. Virginia took a 2-0 lead in the 53rd minute when Morgan Brian took a cross from Danielle Colaprico and took a shot from inside the 18. That initial attempt was turned away by freshman defender Erika Nelson, but the rebound bounced right back to Brian, and she sent the ball into the right side of the net for the goal. The Cavaliers put the game out of reach in the 65th when Colaprico sent a through ball to Caroline Miller, who finished it into the lower right corner. Maryland junior Hayley Brock was named to the All-Tournament team, along with seniors Becky Kaplan and Domenica Hodak. The Terps (13-6-2) are expected to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament field, which will be announced at 4:30 p.m. today live at NCAA.com. The first round is scheduled to begin Friday at campus sites of the top 32 seeds.
More women: Host Navy (19-2-1) lost, 1-0, to Colgate (11-5-4) in the Patriot League championship game, ending the Midshipmen's 20-game unbeaten streak. Colgate's Jenna Raepple scored the game's only goal in the 83rd minute off an assist from Caroline Brawner as the Raiders earned an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. Colgate outshot Navy 16-15 and held a 7-6 edge in shots on goal. Mids junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner made six saves. including point-blank stops on Alyssa Manoogian in the 61st and 76th minutes. For Navy, junior forward Paloma Perez, sophomore defender Jade Seabrook and junior goalkeeper Hoerner were selected to the All-Tournament team. The Mids' 19 wins this season are currently the most in the NCAA. ... Third-seeded Loyola (12-5-4) held off a late rally by host Marist (15-7) to defeat the top-seeded Red Foxes, 2-1, and win the program's 10th Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship. Gigi Mangione was named the MAAC tournament Most Valuable Player for the second time in her career after converting on a first-half penalty kick and assisting on the game-winning goal. She was joined on the All-Tournament team by fellow senior co-captain Nichole Schiro, junior goalkeeper Didi Haracic and senior back Jenny Thornton.
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Top-ranked UNC beats No.7 UM, 4-2, to win ACC crown
No. 7 Maryland scored late to cut No. 1 North Carolina's lead to one, but the visiting Terps lost, 4-2, Sunday in the ACC championship game. After the Tar Heels (20-1) took a 2-0 lead into halftime, freshman Sarah Sprink put the Terps (16-5) onto the board with just over 25 minutes to play when she deflected a shot in off a Tar Heels defender's stick off a penalty corner. North Carolina restored the two-goal lead with 12:22 to play, and the Terps pulled their goalie for an extra attacker before sophomore Katie Gerzabek sent a bouncing ball to junior Jill Witmer along the right post to make it 3-2 with 1:35 to play. For Maryland, senior Megan Frazer, Sprink and Witmer were voted to the All-Tournament team. Sprink's goal made her the fourth player in ACC history to score four or more goals in a single tournament. Now, the Terps will await their NCAA tournament fate. The selection show will be broadcast live online for free at 8 p.m. Tuesday at NCAA.com.
Slippery Rock trips up Navy in men's hoops exhibition
Division II Slippery Rock went on a 27-9 run over the last 13 minutes of the first half and cruised to a 79-56 win over the host Navy men's basketball team in an exhibition game. The Mids shot just 3-for-23 from the field in the last 13 minutes of the opening half as Slippery Rock ended on a 27-9 run to take a 41-20 lead. Navy grabbed 16 offensive rebounds but turned those chances into just 11 second-chance points and were outscored 26-14 in the paint. Freshman Kendall Knorr led the Mids with 12 points.
College wrestling: Twelve wrestlers registered wins as No. 15 Maryland opened its regular season Sunday with a 40-6 defeat of Johns Hopkins and a 24-10 win over West Virginia at the Terrapin Duals at Comcast Center in College Park.
Women's college volleyball: Senior I'ishah Keliikoa had 13 kills and five blocks, and Towson won its 16th straight match and clinched the No. 1 seed for the Colonial Athletic Association tournament with a 3-0 victory over host Georgia State (4-20, 2-10 CAA). It will be the first time since 2004, when the Tigers went on to win the CAA title, that the tournament will be held in Towson. Junior Katy Buck (Mount de Sales) added 15 digs and eight kills for the Tigers (23-3, 10-0). ... Salisbury will play in the NCAA tournament for the eighth time in program history after clinching the Capital Athletic Conference's automatic berth with a 3-0 win against visiting Marymount (Va.) in the conference title game. Senior Chelsea Glowacki registered her 450th career block, making her the all-time leader in that category in program history.
Golf: Rachel Lee of Woodstock had a final round of 3-under-par 69 to clinch the girls 15-18 and overall divisions at the Middle Atlantic PGA's Turkey Two Day event at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, Va. One of two 36-hole tournaments this fall, the Turkey Two Day was open to any junior golfer ages 12-18.
—From Sun staff and news services