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As Maryland fans notice, it’s that time of year where some fall sports have concluded and winter sports are starting. Wrestling and women’s basketball are gearing up for their tough ACC schedules, as volleyball wrapped up their disappointing season. Men’s soccer played a thriller on Sunday at Ludwig against UC Irvine. Read to learn more about each team.
- Men’s wrestling had a tough weekend against quality opponents in Rutgers and Cornell in the Grapple at the Garden. Maryland came away with a close win against Rutgers 19-18, but were blown away by Cornell 31-9. Overall, the Terps have played quality opponents and have identified some strengths and weaknesses. The Terps will look to bounce back against Pittsburgh on Friday for both teams’ first ACC game this year.
- The women’s basketball team came away from the San Juan Shootout two routs against Ohio and Texas Southern. Leading the way was the star senior Alyssa Thomas, who scored 36 points in two games. Freshman point guard Lexie Brown had a great weekend as well, pouring in 21 points and 10 assists in both games. The season has gone great despite the home loss to Connecticut at home. Coach Brenda Frese has a great young squad that will contend for yet another ACC title. The Terps take on Ohio State this Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The game will be played at home at 7 PM.
- Volleyball wrapped up their season in disappointing fashion, losing 3-1 to both Virginia and Virginia Tech on the road. In an inconsistent year for the team, a young team should give the team confidence heading into their first year in the Big Ten. A glaring weakness was the team’s ability to win on the road. The Terps finished just 1-11 on the road and 1-3 on neutral floors. In order for the team to improve, road play must pick up. Nonetheless, there is certainly optimism as the team has a lot of young talent and should improve over the course of the offseason. The team finished 13-19 overall and 5-15 in the ACC.
- Men’s soccer continued to win as a Patrick Mullins goal was all that was needed to lift the Terps over UC Irvine at home. The Mullins goal with just under 15 minutes left to play in the first half, which gave Maryland the early lead. The second half was filled with numerous opportunities by both teams. Nonetheless, the Terps are moving on to the Elite 8 and will play California on Dec. 7 at 4:30 PM. Both teams met on September 1 at Cal and Maryland lost 3-2. The Terps will certainly look to avenge their early season loss.