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Monday, October 22, 2007

Quick Weekend Wrap-up

Here's a quick look at the sports that sometimes get overlooked when interesting things are happening:

- In men's soccer this weekend, the tie game against Cal State Northridge was overshadowed by a fight at the end. According to eyewitnesses, junior Rich Costanzo was seen throwing punches (and I've heard some people say that he can be a pretty intense guy), but I'll take the bold assumption that the whole team was pretty well provoked. Look at the box score and behold: a whopping 26 fouls in one game!!! They had 13 fouls in the first half, as many as the Terps had all game.

- In field hockey, a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup resulted in a Maryland loss. The Terps allowed 23 shots while they themselves took none, despite the best efforts of freshman phenom Katie O'Donnell who, as of last week, was leading all of Division I in goals per game and points per game by a tremendous margin. Also, I give a lot of respect to goalie Kathryn Masson, who didn't allow a goal in the entire first half, despite 14 shots on goal. The good news is the last two seasons, Maryland has suffered a midseason loss to a ranked opponent, only to go back and win the NCAA championship. I don't think people realize how lucky we are to have a team like that.

- This isn't a wrap-up but rather an appeal to everyone who loves seeing the Terps beat Duke (I hope that's a lot of you). My friend Christina Paul plays for Terp volleyball and she's a real sweetheart. She wants anyone that can to come Sunday, Oct. 28th at 1:00 to Comcast to support the Terps as they take on Duke. So far this year, volleyball has won every match at home.

As always, go Terps

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