Local Maryland College Sports Update – UMBC, Navy, Coppin


Dec 12, 2014; Cary, NC, USA; Virginia Cavaliers defender Sheldon Sullivan (31) steals the ball from UMBC Retrievers midfielder Malcolm Harris (77) in front of goal during the second half at Wake Med Soccer Park. Virginia won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA Today

UMBC Soccer

The Retriever’s dream season ended on Friday night as they lost to Virginia in the first game of the NCAA College Cup in Cary, NC. Virginia won 1-0 with the lone goal scored by Darius Madison. Virginia went on to win the championship 4-2 in penalty kicks over UCLA.

Congratulations to UMBC for providing some great thrills this year. The Baltimore Wire was able to attend some of their games, something that many fans should make sure to do in the future.

Army-Navy Game

Navy continued their win streak over Army by winning their 13th game in a row.

This years game was played before 70,935  fans at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium. The Baltimore Wire was also able to attend this historic event. What a pleasure it was to be a part of history.

Army started off quickly as they returned a blocked punt for an early score. The two teams then played a back and forth game until the Midshipmen took command in the second half. Navy won 17-10.

Coach Ken Niumatalolo is now the winningest football coach in Navy history.

Howard Community College Female Athlete of the Year

Howard Community College’s Lisa Bianchini was named the 2014 Female Athlete of the Year at the annual Dragon Awards Banquet. She plays both soccer and lacrosse for Howard.

Coppin Women to host Maryland in Basketball

On December 21, Coppin will host the 14th ranked Maryland Terrapins. This will be one of the biggest events in the history of Coppin’s Physical Education Complex. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12-and-under, $5 for high school students with a valid student ID and $5 for non-Coppin State students with a valid ID. Coppin is currently 1-8, while Maryland is 8-2.

Sea Gulls beat Washington

The Salisbury University men’s basketball team earned a 75-56 victory Sunday over Washington (Md.) College. Salisbury junior Wyatt Smith had 19 points while James Drury of Washington scored a game-high 20 points.

Frostburg State’s Hassan Mostafa

Sophomore goalie Hassan Mostafa was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region Third Team. Mostafa, from Columbia, MD, had a 0.48 goals against average and a .905 save percentage.

Anne Arundel Community College has a new mascot

The school asked people to choose a new mascot by voting online. There were five options: the River Hawks, Blue Herons, Sea Gulls, Talons or Ospreys. The school announced that River Hawks is the winner and that they will phase out their current Pioneer nickname.

St. Mary’s Men’s Basketball holds on for CAC Win over Mary Washington

The Seahawks basketball team beat Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon. Nicholas LaGuerre from Lansdowne High scored 28 in the Capital Athletic Conference game.