Digest: No. 1 Terps women cruise past William & Mary in lacrosse opener

Senior attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh) and junior attacker Caroline Steele (Severn) scored four goals each as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated William & Mary, 18-7, on Sunday afternoon in the season opener for both teams. The Terps scored nine goals in the first 8:12 and led 15-2 at halftime. Steele and junior midfielder Jen Giles (Mount Hebron) each had a hat trick at the break. Giles finished the game with three goals and an assist. Junior midfielder Meghan Siverson was the fourth Terp to score multiple goals, scoring once in both halves. Senior attacker Taylor Hensh (Marriotts Ridge), sophomore attacker Brindi Griffin (McDonogh), sophomore attacker-midfielder Kali Hartshorn and sophomore midfielder Nikki Sliwak each scored once. In her college debut, freshman midfielder Grace Griffin (Liberty) also scored. Junior goalie Megan Taylor (Glenelg) started in net, but the Terps played three goalies in the win. Freshman goalie Madison Hine (Dulaney) led the team with three saves in nearly 12 minutes. Maryland did not allow a goal until the 12:40 mark. Sophomore midfielder Lizzie Colson (Manchester Valley) and Griffin led the Terps with two caused turnovers each. Junior attacker Maddie Torgerson led the Tribe with two goals. Maryland plays at No. 5 Florida on Saturday at noon.

Nation women: Madi Hall and Lindsey Ronbeck each scored three goals to lead Florida to a 16-9 victory over No. 16 Colorado (0-1). Freshman attackers Kassidy Bresnahan and Grace Haus scored four the host Gators' first five goals. Eight players scored at least one goal for Florida, which had four true freshmen in its starting lineup. ... Selena Lasota had four goals and three assists to help No. 9 Northwestern rout visiting Detroit Mercy, 21-2. Brianna Stroup added three goals for the Wildcats (2-0), who had 13 players score at least one goal and outshot the Titans (0-1) 29-5. ... Maddie Crutchfield had four goals and one assist and Charlotte North had a hat trick in her college debut to lift No. 19 Duke to a 17-9 win over Elon (0-1). Gabbe Cadoux (McDonogh) made 10 saves for the Blue Devils, who held the Phoenix to the three first-half goals on 12 shots.


Nation men: No. 6 Notre Dame outscored Detroit Mercy 5-1 in the fourth quarter for a 10-7 victory in the season opener for both teams. Bryan Costabile (Mount Saint Joseph) had a career-high five goals and added two assists to lead the Fighting Irish, who extended their program-record streak of wins in openers to 16. Mikey Wynne (St. Paul's) added two goals and Ryder Garnsey, Brendan Collins and Brendan Gleason each added one for Notre Dame.

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Quarterback Smith 'jacked' to be joining Redskins

The trade won't be official until next month, but quarterback Alex Smith is already psyched about being the new starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins. "I would be lying if I said the wife and I have not been scoping out the area on Google Maps," Smith said Thursday on the Murph & Mac podcast on KNBR-AM in San Francisco. "I'm jacked. I'm really excited. Once I found out that things in Kansas City were going in a different direction, I was pumped at the opportunity, and when Washington came calling I was hopeful that that was a possible destination, and I'm just jacked that it worked out. They wanted me because the feeling was mutual, and I'm looking forward to it." The Chiefs agreed to trade Smith, 33, to Washington for a third-round draft pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller, a Baltimore native who attended Good Counsel. Smith then agreed to a four-year extension worth up to $94 million. The veteran quarterback is on his third NFL team and approaching the tail end of his playing career. "I feel amazing," said Smith, who turns 34 in May. "I feel great. I feel like the last five, six years have flown by. I've had more fun than I've ever had playing the game. My body feels great, so yeah. I feel like I can't see the horizon at this point. People keep asking me that, and I don't see it in the near future. Obviously things change, but I'm just loving what I'm doing too much, the challenge of it. I still haven't gotten there obviously, and you're after that big one, right? You're trying to do whatever you can and try to figure it out and find the answer."

— Kimberley A. Martin, The Washington Post

College wrestling: Redshirt junior Ryan Diehl secured a first-period fall over returning All-American Tommy Thorn, and four other Terps picked up victories in the Maryland's 26-22 loss to No. 19 Minnesota (6-7 3-5 Big Ten). Alfred Bannister (149 pounds) won by major decision, Niko Cappello (184) earned a forfeit victory and David-Brian Whisler (197) and No. 7 Youssif Hemida (285) both won by decision for the Terps (4-11, 0-9).

College softball: Maryland erased a one-run deficit in the late innings for a 2-1 victory over Middle Tennessee State (1-4) at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament in Los Angeles for its first win of the season. Freshman Hannah Eslick (Glen Burnie) drove in the game-winning run in her second career at-bat to secure the victory as the Terps moved to 1-4.