Many non-revenue sports began their season this week, here’s a wrap on each team:
- Maryland men’s soccer started this weekend against Stanford on Friday evening and California on Sunday afternoon. The Terps fought hard in both games, which both went to overtime, to tie Stanford 3-3 and lost to California 3-2. Although the Terps failed to secure a win, the offense played much better. Defense was still an issue in the first game as the team played rather sloppy at times. Coach Sasho Cirovski used the bench a lot more against the Golden Bears, which is an encouraging sign for the younger guys. Getting the rust off is the most important factor for the team as they get ready for the rivalry game against Duke this Friday in College Park.
- The women’s soccer team began the season on Aug. 23 and has look mightily impressive, starting out the year with a 9-0 victory against The Citadel. The team has rolled over their opponents, and has outscored their opponents 18-2 in the first four games. Maryland is now ranked 15th in the nation and is preparing for their first road game at Santa Clara this upcoming Friday.
- Women’s cross-country had their first meet at Mount Saint Mary’s and finished third out of the six teams. The team defeated American (30-27), George Washington (35-25), and the Mountaineers (38-23), but lost to Navy (42-18) and Delaware (37-22). Sophomore Katie Nappi and junior Maeve McCoy both finished in the top five in their respective events. Their next meet is the Salty Dog Invitational, hosted by Navy on Sept. 14.
- Field hockey kicked off their season with two road games against New Hampshire and Temple in Philadelphia, outscoring their opponents 13-5. The 20th ranked team in the country is looking to get back in the national championship after missing last year. Their next game is Sept. 6 at Old Dominion.
- Women’s volleyball began their season this past weekend beating George Washington and Ole Miss, but falling to UMBC 3-2. The team is looking to build on their impressive season in 2012. The team will host the Maryland Invitational on Sept. 6-7 with Pennsylvania, LIU Brooklyn, and UMKC all in attendance.