Cathy Reese became the winningest coach in Maryland women’s lacrosse history as the No. 2 Terps (13-0) won 16-6 over host No. 7 Virginia (9-5) on Wednesday. Brindi Griffin (McDonogh) and Caroline Steele (Severn) scored four goals each and Erica Evans had a hat trick for Maryland.
Reese passed her college coach Cindy Timchal, who won eight national championships at the helm of the program and led the Terps from 1991 to 2006. Timchal is now the coach at Navy. Reese, now in her 13th season, is 261-21 and has led the Terps to four national championships, 10 Final Fours and 19 conference championships.
Maryland will celebrate senior day Saturday against No. 7 Michigan at 5 p.m. at Maryland Stadium.
More women’s lacrosse: Julia Hatmaker (Century) scored her second goal and the game-winner with 1:29 left in overtime assisted by Payton Van Kirk to lift host UMBC (4-9, 2-1 America East) to a 10-9 victory over Binghamton (0-12, 0-3). Catherine Sims (Howard) scored twice over the final 2:41 to force overtime for UMBC. ... Georgetown junior midfielder Liza Liotta (Baltimore resident) was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll. Liotta scored a game-high four goals as the Hoyas (7-4) topped Butler, 21-3, on Saturday.
Also, the Hood men’s and women’s programs are making history, the Maryland men are expecting the return of a top player for Sunday’s opponent, and there’s a familiar name leading the UMBC men in assists.
College football: Austin Fontaine, who was Maryland’s second-highest rated prospect as an defensive lineman two years ago, has been moved to offensive line for the remainder of the spring, football coach Michael Locksley announced after practice Tuesday. The move was precipitated by a knee injury to junior offensive lineman TJ Bradley. The 6-foot-7, 293-pound Bradley, who appeared in four games in a backup role last season after transferring from junior college, was injured during Saturday’s practice and will have surgery shortly.
Men’s college lacrosse: For the second consecutive week and the third time this season, Johns Hopkins attackman Joey Epstein has been named the Big Ten Men's Freshman of the Week.
Men’s college volleyball: Stevenson set a program record with a No. 3 ranking in the American Volleyball Coaches Association DIII Top 15 poll.The Mustangs who sit at 27-3 overall and 11-1 in MAC play, also received two first-place votes joining Carthage and Springfield in that category. Stevenson remains ranked for the 12th consecutive week in the AVCA Top 15.