Local Maryland College Sports Update – Terps, Navy, UMBC


T-Shirt worn by Mount St. Mary’s University fan at the annual rivalry game between Loyola and Mount St. Mary’s University (author photo)

There was quite a lot of local Maryland college sports in action this past weekend. Here is a wrap-up of some of the action.

UMBC Soccer

The Retrievers continue their unlikely run to the NCAA title, besting Creighton 4-3 in the tiebreaker after a scoreless draw in regular time. Kay Banjo had the winning kick. UMBC goalkeeper Billy Heavner has been amazing in the NCAA tournament as he has not allowed a single score during regular game play.

The Retrievers will now face the 16th-seeded Virginia Cavaliers in the first semifinal match of the NCAA College Cup on Friday, December 12. The contest will take place at WakeMed Soccer Stadium in Cary, North Carolina at 5:00 pm and we be televised by ESPNU.

Providence and UCLA play in the other semifinal match at 7:30pm, also on December 12.

Local Bowl Update – Terps, Navy, Military Bowl

Maryland is set to play Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl (formerly known as the San Francisco Bowl/Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl/Emerald Bowl/Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl/Fight Hunger Bowl) to be held Tuesday, Dec. 30, 10:00pm Eastern. ESPN will carry the game. The game is being held at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California for the first time after previously being played in San Francisco’s AT&T Park since 2002. Maryland played in this bowl under one of the former names back in 2007, losing to Oregon State.

Navy had previously accepted a bid to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Their opponent is now set, as they will play the San Diego State Aztecs. The game is to be played at the Aztecs home stadium, Qualcomm Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 9:30pm Eastern and will be shown on ESPN.

There will also be a college bowl game played in Maryland for the second straight year, as the Military Bowl will be held Saturday, Dec. 27 at 1:00 pm. Virginia Tech will face Cincinnati.

Loyola v. Mount St. Mary’s Basketball

Loyola University Maryland and Mount St. Mary’s played their annual rivalry game on Saturday night. The Mount won 74-65. Byron Ashe scored 16 points points in the victory. The Baltimore Wire attended the game and it was good to see a spirited crowd, full of fans of both teams.

Hood College Athletics

Hood College placed 24 student-athletes on the Middle Atlantic Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Morgan State Indoor Track & Field

The Morgan State women’s indoor track and field team competed in the Princeton New Year’s Invitational, held at Jadwin Gymnasium on the campus of Princeton University. Jailah Mason won the high jump title with a jump of 5-07.25. Ishakeema Swain won the 3000 meter run and Shenel Crooke won the 60-meter dash.

Harford Community College Women’s Soccer

Nicole Wojcik earned Second-Team NJCAA Division I All-American honors while Karley Bush was named to the Honorable Mention Team.

UMES Bowling

The women’s bowling team went a perfect 10-0 at the MEAC Northern Division Meet in Millsboro, Del and improved to 20-0 in conference play. The Hawks are one of the strongest and most consistent teams in the country and won the USBC Collegiate National Championship in 2012. Senior Mariana Alvarado is leading the team with Thashaina Seraus and Tatiana Munoz also performing extremely well.

Washington College Swimming

The men’s and women’s teams both finished third at the Yellow Jacket Invitational held in Richmond, VA. Junior Lucas Morgan won a pair of individual events, finished second in another, and broke two school records, while Sophomore Ellen Maxwell won the 1650 freestyle.