Highlights Of All 10/19 Maryland Colleges Match-Ups

Six different in-state Maryland Women’s Colleges saw action on Thursday night.  Here are some highlights from each match.

University Of Maryland-Eastern Shore AT Hampton Pirates – Division I MEAC Women’s Volleyball

HAMPTON, Va. – With a 3-1 sets victory Thursday night inside Holland Hall, the UMES EasternShore Hawks (19-6; 6-0 MEAC) defeated Hampton (8-14; 3-3 MEAC), 25-22; 15-25; 25-19; 25-12 and remain alone in first place in the MEAC North division standings.

Junior OH Rachel Kayongo had 14 kills for the EasternShore Hawks, while both Sophomore OH Iva Vujosevic and Junior L Maja Jankovic recorded 11 digs.

For the Pirates, the team leader in kills was Junior OH Reeana Richardson.  She had 13 kills.  With a match-high 18 digs, was Junior L Maja Petronijevic.

En route to taking the second set, the Pirates finished on a 3-0 run and finished it off with an attack error committed by Freshman MB Alana Polk.

It was the fourth set that was truly spectacular as the Hawks did not commit a single error in any capacity in closing the match out with that 25-12 rout.  Next up will be Delaware State (2-17; 1-3 MEAC) on Friday evening when the Hornets travel down to the Eastern Shore.

Towson Tigers AT Northeastern Huskies – Division I CAA Women’s Soccer

BROOKLINE, Ma. – On a night where you see your opponent have a total of 36 shots with 18 of them being shots on goal, you would expect this game to be a blow out.  But, it wasn’t.

For Northeastern (10-5-3; 4-1-3 CAA), that’s the situation they found themselves in when Towson (5-10-3; 2-5-1 CAA) would play to a 0-0(2OT) tie Thursday night at Parsons Field.

Red-shirt Senior GK Taylor Sebolao recorded those 18 saves for the Tigers.  Her Huskies counterpart, Junior GK  Nathalie Nidetch only faced two shots the entire game and saved them both.

In the 3rd minute, Towson Senior D Kristyn Hubbard had her shot go wide of net.  Junior F McKenzie McCaull had the same thing happen to here in the 20th minute.

But the ferocity of the Huskies offense against Sebolao was the true story of the game.  Within a span of 61 seconds between the 6th and 7th minute, she recorded her first two saves, finishing the first half with three.

The best scoring opportunity of the entire game came in the 68th minute, when Tigers Senior M Maddie Bove had her shot attempt hit the goal post and bounce away.

During the 70th minute, Northeastern ramped up it’s offense attack on Sebolao.  This time she would save another two shots in a span of just FOUR seconds!

Her last save in regulation time came in the 90th minute with just eight seconds left on the clock as Huskies Senior M Hannah Lopicco shot on goal couldn’t get past Sebolao.

Towson’s last regular season game prior to the 2017 CAA Women’s Soccer Tournament comes on Sunday when they travel down to Williamsburg, Virginia  and take on William & Mary (6-9-2; 2-4-2 CAA) at 7:00 PM.

Vermont Catamounts AT University Of Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers – Division I America’s East Women Soccer

BALTIMORE, Md. – For only the third time this entire season, the UMBC Retrieves (3-10-3; 1-6-0 America’s East) tasted the sweet smell of success as they won their first conference game of the year against the Vermont Catamount (6-8-2; 2-4-1 America’s East), 1-0 at Retriever Soccer Park Thursday night. It was their “Think Pink Game” in conjuction with Breast Care Awareness Month.

The only goal of the game came in the 33rd minute when Sophomore F/M Nikki Saad rebounded a ball from a save  and passed it to Sophomore M Jessica Hopkins and shot it into the net to give UMBC a 1-0 lead it would never squander.

Junior GK Leah Roth had 6 saves in the victory for the Retrievers.  They’ll try to make it two conference wins in a row with they host New Hampshire on Sunday.  It will also be Senior Day.

#16 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays AT #25 Stevenson Mustangs – Division III Women’s Volleyball 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – In a battle of two top 25 Division III schools separated by less than seven miles, #25 Stevenson (25-1) of the MAC League upset #16 Johns Hopkins (19-3) of the Centennial League Thursday night, 25-17; 28-26; 25-27; 25-21 as a crowd of 350 watched inside of Owings Mills Gym.

The Blue Jays were lead by Freshman OH Simone Bliss, who had 17 kills but also had a team-high 15 errors. Sophomore OH Louisa Kishton picked up 14 digs in the loss.

For the Mustangs, they saved their best team performance for the fourth set, when they committed one error and hit the ball very cleanly to take the match.

Next up for Johns Hopkins is a trip to Collegeville, Pa to take on Ursinus Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM.  Stevenson has two games back to back lined up on Saturday at the Rowan Quad, when they take on Stockton at 4:00 PM, followed by a match against Rowan at 6:00 PM.

#5 Christopher Newport Captains AT St. Mary’s (Maryland) Seahawks – Divison III CAC Field Hockey

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – In their toughest test of the season, the St. Mary’s (Maryland) Seahawks faced off against #5 Christopher Newport Captains in hopes of finishing the year above .500.

But the Captains (14-1; 5-0 Captial Athletic Conference) were just too strong to overcome and they easily defeated the Seahawks (7-9; 2-3 Capital Athletic Conference), 4-1.

Junior F Jessica Zhang scored the only goal for St. Mary’s and though she gave up four goals, Senior GK Alyssa Thompson had 17 saves in the match.

It is still possible for the Seahawks to finish the season 9-9, as their are two games remaining.  They have an non-conference game on Monday, October 23rd when they host Randolph-Macon.  They close out the regular season on the road, travelling to Salisbury on Wednesday, October 25th.

Erick Seltzer

Served in the US Navy as a journalist between 2/25/1991 & 9/15/1993. My duty station was Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. I was one of the writers for the weekly publication, "Trident Tides." While there, I successfully started the first-ever coverage of sports on and off the base to much positive response. When it comes to sports, I either play it, watch it and/or write about it. I'm always open to suggestions and hope you enjoy what I write about. Please feel free to leave a comment here or to get in contact me with, email me @ frederick.seltzer@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing back from the readers and teams.

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