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No. 21 Terps women's soccer loses, 1-0, at No. 1 Virginia

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No. 21 Terps women lose, 1-0, at No. 1 Virginia

The host No. 1 Virginia women's soccer team took advantage of a defensive turnover toward the end of the first half to score the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over No. 21 Maryland. The Terps now stand at 6-5-0 for the season with a 2-3-0 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Cavaliers remain undefeated with an 11-0-0 overall record and 5-0-0 conference record. Maryland sophomore goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands made five saves in the game. The Terps return to College Park to face North Carolina State at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

More women: Towson won its first Colonial Athletic Association game of the season, a 3-0 decision over visiting Drexel. Juniors Katlyn Axenfeld and Katie Ponce led the scoring for Towson, with Ponce collecting two goals. It was Towson's (6-5-1) first CAA shutout since a 1-0 decision over Drexel (4-6-1) at home on Oct. 21, 2011. The Tigers will travel to face UNC Wilmington on Friday. ... Visiting UMBC (5-4-2) lost, 2-1, to Maine (4-3-3) in the America East opener. Sophomore back Amira Walcott scored the second goal of her career to tie the game in the second half.Lauren Kadet

Men: No. 11 UMBC tied a team record by extending its season-opening winning streak to nine straight as the Retrievers got a goal from Marquez Fernandez (McDonogh) with 7:29 to play in the second overtime to edge visiting George Washington, 2-1, on Saturday. UMBC got on the board early in the second half when Kadeem Dacres scored his fourth goal of the season, but the Colonials (3-5) tied the game in the 61st minute.

Et cetera

No. 2 Terps field hockey defeats No. 7 UMass, 4-1

The No. 2 Maryland field hockey team overcame a tough first half to win at No. 7 Massachusetts, 4-1. Sophomore Anna Dessoye scored her first of two goals with 35 seconds to play before the break to open the scoring. The Terps (10-0) were held scoreless through the first 34 minutes against the Minutewomen (7-4). Redshirt freshman Emma Rissinger scored, Dessoye notched another and senior Hayley Turner added a goal for Maryland in the second half. Terps senior goalkeeper Natalie Hunter made three saves. Next, the Terps visit No. 1 North Carolina (8-1, 1-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Women's college volleyball: Sophomore Emily Fraik tallied career highs in kills (18) and digs (16), but host Maryland fell to Clemson (7-6, 1-1 ACC) in four sets, 19-25, 25-22, 28-26, 25-16. It was the first home loss of the season for the Terps (9-5, 1-1).

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League signed forward Dennard Abraham (Owings Mills, Franklin), who played at Towson University in 2005-06 and 2006-07 before heading overseas to start his pro career. Dennard played briefly for the Shuckers last season before being sidelined by injury.

From Sun staff and news services

NHL: The Washington Capitals traded center Mathieu Perreault to the Anaheim Ducks, a move that appears to have set their roster for the start of the season. Perreault, 25, spent his entire professional career in the Capitals organization. In exchange for Perreault, the Capitals will receive a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft and American Hockey League prospect John Mitchell from Anaheim. The removal of Perreault's $1.05 million salary provides room for Washington to keep both 2012 first-round pick Tom Wilson and center Michael Latta. Perreault's departure also brings the Capitals down to the NHL maximum 23-man roster ahead of today's 5 p.m. deadline.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post

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