Digest: Terps move on to second round of NCAA field hockey tournament

Second-seeded Maryland advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 victory in a shootout over visiting Massachusetts.

UMass (14-8) scored in the first 10 minutes, and the Terps (18-4) pushed for the equalizer throughout the game, finally tying the game with Grace Balsdon's penalty stroke with 1:05 to play.


Maryland continued to put offensive pressure on the Minutewomen throughout the 30 minutes of overtime, taking nine shots to UMass' four.

In the stroke-off, the Terps converted their first three attempts and denied the Minutewomen's. Maryland will host North Carolina today at 2 p.m.


More college field hockey: Salisbury senior midfielder Hannah Miller (Severna Park) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was joined on the All-CAC first team by Salisbury senior forward Becca Rinaca (North Harford), Salisbury senior defender Annah Brittingham, Salisbury freshman defender Jillian Hughes and York senior defender Sydney Lamarsh (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel). The second team includes Salisbury senior forward Abbey Shobe, St. Mary's senior forward Carly Todd, Frostburg State senior midfielder Taylor Bowen, St. Mary's senior midfielder Brady Wolf (McDonogh), Frostburg State senior goalie Jacqueline Gover (Glenelg) and Salisbury junior goalie Tressie Windsor. Hughes was Rookie of the Year, and Salisbury's Dawn Chamberlin was Coach of the Year. … Juniata senior forward Brittani LaFollette (Sparrows Point) was named second-team All-Landmark Conference.


Director of pitching development Peterson will not return in 2017

The Orioles have yet another coaching position to fill this offseason. Rick Peterson, a well-known former major league pitching coach who has served as the Orioles' director of pitching development for the past five seasons, will not return for 2017. "I appreciate Rick Peterson's effort and good work for five years to develop pitching at all levels for the O's and wish him well," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Saturday in a text message. The organization now has vacancies in its top three pitching coaching positions. Major league pitching coach Dave Wallace retired from on-field major league coaching at the end of the season. Bullpen coach Dom Chiti left to become the Atlanta Braves' director of pitching, and Wallace joined him as the Braves' special assistant for pitching. Peterson was one of Duquette's first hires, brought on in January 2012 to work with pitching at all levels of the organization. Peterson played a major role in the Orioles' employing a biomechanical testing program during spring training that analyzed pitchers' deliveries. The Orioles are in the final stages of hiring a pitching coach, then will move on to bullpen coach. Former Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell and Double-A Bowie pitching coach Alan Mills are among those who have interviewed and are under consideration for those positions, respectively. first reported that Peterson would not return.

Eduardo A. Encina

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With win Friday, River Hill girls soccer in 2A state final

River Hill junior Victoria Tran scored the game-winning goal in double overtime Friday night to knock out defending Class 2A state champion Fallston, 1-0, and push the host Hawks into the state championship game. Tran suffered a severe cramp in her leg midway through the second half of the game but refused to come out of the game. "I looked at the clock, and there was, like, five minutes left in regular time, and I was like, 'I have to do this,'" Tran said.


Monica D'Ippolito, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Women's college volleyball: Juniata (25-6) defeated Johns Hopkins in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Fredericksburg, Va., 3-1. The Blue Jays (19-9) won their first tournament game Friday. … Three players had double-digit kills to lead visiting Towson (23-7, 10-5 Colonial Athletic Association) to a sweep of William & Mary (8-20, 2-13) on Friday night. … Maryland set an attendance record with an announced 1,808 fans as No. 10 Penn State (19-7, 11-4 Big Ten Conference) outlasted the Terps (10-17, 2-13) in four sets Friday night. … Stevenson sophomore right-side player Moriah Savage (Mercy) and junior outside hitter Annika Schwartz were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Division III All-Mid-Atlantic team. The North team included St. Mary's senior outside hitter Alli Graf (Broadneck), Salisbury senior outside hitter Katie Stouffer and Johns Hopkins junior outside hitter Elizabeth Wuerstle.

Women's college basketball: McDaniel was predicted to finish in a tie for third with Haverford in the Centennial Conference preseason poll. Johns Hopkins was picked for sixth and Washington College for 10th in the 11-team conference. Muhlenberg tops the poll, followed by Gettysburg. ... Salisbury was predicted to finish fifth, St. Mary's seventh and Frostburg State 10th in the Capital Athletic Conference preseason poll of coaches. Mary Washington was picked first in the 10-team conference. ... Goucher was predicted to finish seventh in the Landmark Conference preseason poll. Scranton was picked first in the eight-team conference.

Men's college soccer: Second-seeded Loyola Maryland (8-7-3) gave up a pair of second-half goals and fell, 3-1, to third-seeded Colgate (13-6-1) on Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the Patriot League tournament at American.

Women's college soccer: Meg Van de Loo scored three goals to power host Johns Hopkins (16-2-2) to a 3-1 win over Western Connecticut State (15-6-2) in the first round of the DivisionIII NCAA tournament. … Elizabethtown junior Maria Boretti (Archbishop Spalding) was named second-team All-Landmark Conference.

Sailing: Annapolis Yacht Club is the fifth best private club in the United States, according to rankings compiled by Platinum Clubs of America for 2016-2018. More than 3,000 general managers, owners and presidents from private clubs around the United States voted in the biennial rankings.


Golf: The Timbers at Troy course in Elkridge will be renovated during the next three to six months, the Howard County Parks and Recreation Department and KemperSports. Changes include restoration of all course bunkers with a Better Billy Bunker System, a new irrigation system, and repairs and improvements to cart paths.