BALTIMORE—No. 2 Maryland locked up its fourth undefeated regular season in the last five years with a 19-12 victory over No. 23 Johns Hopkins at home on April 27 – a win that also gave the Terrapins their fifth consecutive Big Ten title.
Maryland finished the regular season at 17-0 and moves on to the Big Ten Tournament where it plays No. 4 Penn State at Johns Hopkins May 3 at 5 p.m.
The Terrapins now are 28-0 in Big Ten games since joining the conference in 2015.
“So proud of my team for how we’ve handled and responded to every bit of the way this season,” Maryland coach Cathy Reese said. “Happy for our girls that they get to celebrate and enjoy being Big Ten regular-season champions.”
Erica Evans led the way with six goals and one assists. Kali Hartshorn added four goals while Jen Giles and Caroline Steele both notched three goals and two assists. Brindi Griffin finished with three goals and one assist.
Maryland scored five straight in the first half and took a 5-1 lead. Johns Hopkins cut the lead to two before the Terrapins ended up with an 8-5 lead at the break.
Hartshorn actually scored all four of her goals in the second half as the Terrapins broke the game open with 11 goals. Maryland eventually stretched its lead to nine goals before finishing with the seven-goal edge.
FOUR TERPS PICKED IN NFL DRAFT
Darnell Savage, Jr., Byron Cowart, Ty Johnson and Derwin Gray, all of whom played for Maryland, were picked in last weekend’s NFL Draft.
Savage, a defensive back, was picked in the first round (21st overall) by Green Bay. He’s a defensive back who should be able to help the Packers’ secondary. Cowart is a defensive lineman who got selected by New England in the fifth round (159th overall).
Johnson is a running back who Detroit picked in the sixth round (186th). Gray went in the final round, the seventh. The offensive lineman went to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Also, from this area, offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (from Ohio State) was picked by Miami in the sixth round, 202nd overall. He went to Henry A. Wise High School in Prince George’s County.
PGCC BASEBALL DROPS TWO TO GARRETT
Garrett College swept Prince George’s Community College in a baseball doubleheader on April 25.
Garrett used big innings to help in both games, beating the Owls 10-9 and 10-7. A seven-run inning gave Garrett control in that first game, and then it had to hold on for the win.
A three- and a five-run inning back-to-back helped Garrett to a big lead in the other game, but even though PGCC got some help due to errors, it could not make it back.
In the 10-9 loss, the Owls tried to rally from a late five-run hole as Dillon Sullivan had an RBI single, and Jacob Willis knocked in another run on a sacrifice fly. The Owls also got a run on that play due to a Garrett error, one of seven the team committed in the game.
The 10-7 game saw Garrett take an 8-3 lead in the third, and PGCC couldn’t fight its way back. In the seventh inning – which is the last – the Owls got two runs, one on a Clark Reese sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher, the other on an error, but it wasn’t enough.
The Owls also had a doubleheader scheduled at the Community College of Allegheny-South postponed on April 27 due to wet grounds.