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Men’s soccer reborn, field hockey leads the way

With the fall season about a month away, Maryland Olympic Sports has mostly wrapped up non-conference games and is gearing up to take on the Big Ten foes. Across multiple sports, the Terps managed to create upset and generate excitement for a positive month of action. Here is an overview of the situation of these teams.


men’s soccer

Last week: F @ Michigan (2-1)

Maryland’s No. 5 men’s game has seen some resurgence after a disappointing end to the 2021 season that saw the Terps eliminated from the NCAA Tournament at home by Long Island University.

The Terps have started 2022 with a bang, so upsetting no. 9 New Hampshire at Ludwig Field, 2-1. With a road win over Michigan to start Big Ten play, Maryland is 4-1-1 with its only home loss to No. 20 Denver.

This week: Sept. 20 vs. No. 18 Penn State, Sept. 25 vs. No. 13 Ohio State


Field hockey

Last week: W @ No. 23 Ohio State

After a heartbreaking Final Four loss to Liberty in 2021, Maryland field hockey continued on its way to a first national championship since 2011.

The Terps are a perfect 7-0 to start the 2022 season with four wins against ranked opponents already. This weekend, the team fought back after a sluggish first half to earn a massive road win over Ohio State to stay perfect. Maryland currently ranks No. 4 in the NFHCA Coaches Poll and No. 5 in RPI, where the Big Ten hold the top six spots nationally.

This week: Sept. 20 @ No. 8 Princeton, Sept. 23 vs. Michigan, Sept. 25 vs. Michigan State


Women’s football

Last week: D vs. Saint Joseph’s (0-0), W vs. Michigan (1-0)

It’s been a slow but steady start to the 2022 Maryland Women’s Soccer season under head coach Meghan Ryan-Nemzer. The Terps started with four straight 1-1 draws before finally entering the win column in a 3-0 home game against George Mason.

Maryland put up a good effort in a 1-0 loss to No. 24 Wake Forest earlier this month and was able to earn its first victory in Big Ten play since 2019 with Friday’s 1-0 victory over the Michigan, going 2-1-5 on the season with only conference games remaining.

This week: Sept. 22 vs. Illinois, Sept. 25 @ Rutgers


Volleyball

Last week: F vs. Mercer (3-1), F vs. East Carolina (3-0), F vs. Virginia (3-0)

Maryland Volleyball ended its non-conference schedule this weekend with a three-game sweep at Virginia’s Cavalier Classic, knocking out Mercer, East Carolina and Virginia by a combined 9-1 mark. The weekend sweep marks the first of the season for Maryland, which sports a 9-3 record with every loss coming in the final game of every weekend event so far this season.

The Terps are yet to face a ranked opponent, but they can do so next time when they face No. 25 Illinois on the road on Friday. The Big Ten game will provide plenty of tough tests, as the team has 11 matchups against teams ranked in the latest top-25 poll.

This week: Sep 23 @ No. 25 Illinois, Sep 25 vs Indiana


Golf

Last week: 2nd place @ Yale Invitational (Women), T16th of 18 @ Badger Invitational (Men)

Maryland women’s golf got its season off to a strong start last weekend as junior Patricie Mackova won the individual title at the Yale Invitational and helped the Terps clinch second place as a team. Mackova shot a three-round, eight-under par 205 (70-68-67) en route to the title, beating Harvard’s Meiyi Yan by three shots.

Maryland men’s golf got off to a rocky start to its 2022-23 campaign as the Badger Invitational suffered rain on day one, shortening the tournament from 54 to 36 holes. Senior Will Koras finished tied for 16th individually (out of 90 golfers), posting 71 consecutive scorecards in the shortened event, but the Terps finished tied for 16th out of 18 teams when all was final.
This week: Sept. 19-20 Collegiate Women’s Championship @ Mercedes-Benz (Knoxville, TN)