May 26, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Maryland Terrapins fan holds up a sign during the second half of the NCAA Division I semifinals against the Duke Blue Devils at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Each program experienced a wide range of outcomes. Field hockey rebounded very well after suffering their first loss last week
and men’s soccer has a chance to steal the ACC championship despite a slow start. Read to see how each team fared.
- Men’s golf did a phenomenal job this past weekend gaining some momentum in their stellar performance in the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate in North Carolina, finishing second out of the 18 total teams. The team finished one stroke better than Hartford and nine back from Virginia Commonwealth. Victor Fox, tied for eighth in the tournament, led the Terps shooting 211 overall. The Terps will look to improve throughout the winter off-season, as their next tournament will be held March 10-11 in South Carolina for the USC Aiken Palmetto Classic.
- After two 1-0 wins against Drexel and Syracuse this week, men’s soccer found themselves just one point behind first place, tied with Notre Dame for second and one point behind Wake Forest. Sunny Jane came off the bench to score on the go-ahead goal with just 15 minutes left, beating Drexel in a crucial game. On the road, Dan Metzger scored ten minutes into the second half to score the game’s only goal to give the Terps another road win this season. As sloppy as both games were at times, the Terps fought hard and overcame their obstacles to get the wins. The Terps finish the regular season this week against N.C. State and Virginia Tech,who are both cellar-dwellers in the ACC. The Terps will need to win both games and get some help from Syracuse (@Wake Forest) to win the ACC regular season championship. Notre Dame travels to Wake Forest on November 2, which has major ACC implications. A tie and a Maryland win on Friday will put the Terps in first and in the driver’s seat for the title. The Terps will have their senior night this Friday against NC State.
- Women’s soccer beat Syracuse 1-0 on the road, but unfortunately lost to Boston College at home. The Terps season has been up and down as they find themselves .500 at this point and 5-7-0 in the ACC, which is good for ninth overall. The Terps will have their senior night this Thursday against Pittsburgh, who is winless in the ACC.
- Cross-country finished 16th of the 25 teams last weekend in the Princeton Invitational. The Terps top performer was Taylor Hackett, who finished 2:49 behind the leader and 48th overall. The Terps regular season concluded in New Jersey and will travel to North Carolina on November 1 for the ACC Championship.
- Field hockey rebounded from their first loss of the season last week to beat fifth-ranked Virginia 3-1 on Friday and Georgetown 9-0 on Sunday for their senior game. The Terps have one game remaining (at Duke), but have clinched the ACC regular season title. The team has been dominant throughout their season and will be the heavy favorite in the ACC tournament, which kicks off on November 8.
- The volleyball team seems to have lost the momentum generated early in the season as they lost both matches on the road this weekend, losing to N.C. State 3-2 and North Carolina 3-1. Both matches were much closer as the final score indicated. With a young team, the program should be better next year. As for now, there are 10 games left in the season and each game will be equally important if they want to make noise in the ACC standings. Their run will begin this Wednesday as they take on Pittsburgh at home and will travel on Friday to Notre Dame.