As the season winds down and games carry an increased importance, all Maryland teams are looking to carry momentum heading into the ACC tournaments. Here’s a recap of how each non-revenue team did:
- Results had not been released yet, but Maryland golf finished 11th out of 17 teams in the Wolfpack Invitational. N.C. State had two teams in the tournament, so I blame the ACC. Just kidding. The golf team has had a mediocre season thus far, but they will look to build on the positives next week in North Carolina.
- In two thrillers, Maryland tied both second-ranked Notre Dame (1-1) and 23rd-ranked Virginia (3-3) on the road. Shaky defense by the Terps led to two Virginia goals within the first five minutes, but the attack played phenomenal as Mullins netted two penalty kicks and made some beautiful passes. Endoh is the real deal and will carry the attack once Mullins leaves. The Terps return to College Park this week for home games against Marshall and Wake Forest. If Maryland beats Wake Forest, the Terps will take over second in the ACC.
- Three more games and three more wins for field hockey as the Terps remain undefeated this year. Wins against Hofstra, ninth-ranked Princeton, and American allowed the Terps to prove why they deserve the top-spot in America. As the team downgrades the importance of an undefeated season, it will be an amazing feat. The Terps are certainly the team to beat in America.
- Women soccer suffered a tough defeat against Duke on Sunday, falling 2-1 to the Blue Devils. After facing a 1-0 at half, the Terps fought hard but it was not enough as the team scored with just over 20 minutes left. With some opportunities late in the game, the Terps were unable to take advantage. They should still not be deterred, as the season is certainly not over. The Terps travel to Florida this week as they take on Miami and Florida State on Thursday and Sunday. A Boston College loss and two Maryland wins will vault the Terps to seventh in the ACC standings.
- Momentum definitely was lost this week, as volleyball lost two matches with no games won in either game. Nonetheless, this is a very talented team with a lot of heart and intensity. The team faces the ACC cellar-dwellers in Syracuse and Boston College; two wins will help the team gain momentum.