College Sports Roundup
By Mathew Schlissel
COPPIN STATE EAGLES
|Sean Schaefer threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns in Towson’s 31-24 win over Columbia.
The volleyball team dropped the finale of the Quinnipiac Volleyball Tournament Sunday at Hamden, Conn., falling to New Jersey Tech in three games. Junior Kanishia Sheppard led the Eagles with a match-high 12 kills and was named to the All-Tournament team. The Eagles face Howard Friday.
Senior Theresa Ferraina nailed a corner kick into the net at the 40:08 mark to give Loyola's women's soccer team (2-5-2) a 1-0 shutout of American Sunday at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field. Loyola opens Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference play at home Friday against Iona.
The No. 2 men's soccer team lost to No. 1 Wake Forest, 4-2, Friday in College Park. Maryland opened up the scoring early as Jason Herrick found a cross from Rodney Wallace in the game's opening minute. The goal was the quickest for Maryland this season and Herrick's first of 2008. After going up 2-1, Maryland (6-2-0) couldn't find the net, and the Demon Deacons ran away with the game in the second half. The Terps face Virginia on the road Saturday.
The field hockey team routed Richmond, 7-0, Sunday in College Park. Senior Susie Rowe, junior Nicole Muracco and sophomore Katie O'Donnell led the No. 3 Terrapins with two goals apiece in the shutout. Maryland (9-1) also received a goal from sophomore Mary Reilly. Maryland finished with 32 shots. The Terps travel to South Carolina to take on Clemson Friday.
MORGAN STATE BEARS
The Morgan State football team (2-2) lost, 38-0, at Rutgers Saturday as the Scarlet Knights recorded their first win of the season. It was the worst loss by the Bears since a 65-15 loss at South Carolina State in 2005 and the first time Morgan State been shut out since 1998. The Bears return to action Saturday when they host Bethune-Cookman at Hughes Stadium.
The men's soccer team fell to Bucknell, 2-1, Saturday in Lewisburg, Pa. The loss was Navy's fifth straight in a Patriot League opener. The Mids host Lehigh Saturday.
The women's soccer team downed St. Francis (Pa.), 2-1, Sunday in Annapolis. Sophomore Carissa Youker scored her third game-winner when she scored in the 58th minute. Sophomore Christine Calderon added a pair of assists and senior Carey Young scored her first goal of the season. The Mids host Bucknell Saturday.
The football team broke a two-game losing streak Saturday, defeating Columbia, 31-24, at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Junior running back Matt Castor was the offensive star for the Tigers, rushing for a career-high 108 yards on 37 carries. Castor had two rushing touchdowns, including the game-winner with 1:06 remaining. Hampered by poor weather conditions, senior quarterback Sean Schaefer threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns. He also moved into fifth place in the Colonial Athletic Association's career yardage list. Towson look to notch a second straight home win Saturday against Northeastern.
The volleyball team snapped a three-match losing streak when the Retrievers defeated Morgan State, 3-0, Thursday. The Retrievers committed just 12 errors and held the Bears to a .051 hitting percentage in the win. Sophomore Bridget Scheetz led the Retrievers with seven kills against only one error while freshman Alyssa Lang had a game-high 14 kills. Junior Sarah Ball led the Retrievers with 14 digs and added four kills.
The women's soccer team (2-9) snapped its five-game losing streak, defeating Maine, 1-0, Sunday at UMBC Stadium. It was the first time in seven meetings that UMBC has defeated the Black Bears and also the first time the Retrievers won their conference opener since joining the America East in 2003. Freshman midfielder Danielle Kell scored her first career goal late in the 61st minute off a free kick from Christina Sadowski.
The Johns Hopkins football team had its four-game winning streak snapped Saturday as the Blue Jays fell at Moravian, 33-10. Hopkins (3-1, 1-1) was led by junior running back Andrew Kase, who had 117 yards in his 10th career 100-yard rushing game. The Blue Jays held a 393-346 yard advantage but turned the ball over five times.
The Goucher volleyball team defeated Trinity, 3-0, and Hood, 3-0, Saturday to get to .500 for the first time this season. The Gophers recorded their highest team attack percentage and also their most service aces of the season in the straight-set win over Trinity.
The College of Notre Dame's volleyball team improved to 2-1 in Colonial States Athletic Conference play, defeating Marywood, 3-0, Saturday in Baltimore. The Gators were led by senior Kim Myers, who had a match-high 15 kills, while sophomore Catherine Subrizi had five service aces.
Issue 3.40: October 2, 2008