Terps men fin­ish first per­fect reg­u­lar sea­son in soc­cer since 1968

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Se­nior Suli Dainkeh’s goal with 1:01 re­main­ing in the sec­ond over­time lifted the No. 1 Mary­land men’s soc­cer team to a 3-2 win over Michi­gan, com­plet­ing the pro­gram’s first un­de­feated reg­u­lar sea­son since the Terps shared the na­tional cham­pi­onship with Michi­gan State in 1968. It was the first ca­reer goal for Dainkeh as the Terps (150-2, 7-0-1 Big Ten Con­fer­ence) stretched their win­ning streak to 12 games. Mary­land has not lost since Oct. 31, 2015, against Ohio State. It is the sixth un­de­feated reg­u­lar sea­son in pro­gram his­tory. Gor­don Wild, who leads the con­fer­ence with 15 goals, and se­nior de­fender Chris OdoiAt­sem scored for Mary­land, which will host the win­ner be­tween No. 8 seed Michi­gan and No. 9 seed Rut­gers in the Big Ten Con­fer­ence tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals Sun­day at 4 p.m. on the Big Ten Net­work. The semi­fi­nals and cham­pi­onship matches are sched­uled for Fri­day and Sun­day in West­field, Ind. The Terps needed to over­come an early deficit af­ter sur­ren­der­ing goals in the sev­enth and 19th min­utes. Wild scored on a penalty kick in the 66th minute and Odoi-At­sem scored with a minute left in reg­u­la­tion to tie the game. Dainkeh won the game with a goal from 6 yards to the far post. Mary­land, which played with­out key play­ers Se­bas­tian El­ney, Eryk Wil­liamson, DJ Reeves and Amar Se­jdic, out­shot the Wolver­ines 27-9. “I am burst­ing with pride from the way our guys com­peted to­day,” coach Sasho Cirovski said. “This is a his­toric mo­ment for our pro­gram. MOREMEN’S SOC­CER: Fresh­man Josh Fa­wole scored in the 16th minute and a se­nior Matt Sanchez made four saves to lead host Loy­ola Mary­land (7-6-3, 5-1-2) to a 1-0 win over Col­gate (10-5-1, 4-2-1) to se­cure a first-round bye in the Pa­triot League tour­na­ment. … Nathan Bil­bie scored in the 88th minute to lift No. 6 seed York (Pa.) to a1-0 win over host No. 3 seed St. Mary’s in the first round of the Cap­i­tal Ath­letic Con­fer­ence tour­na­ment Satur­day. WOMEN’S SOC­CER: Mount St. Mary’s (5-12-1, 1-7 North­east Con­fer­ence) fin­ished its reg­u­lar sea­son with a 2-1 win over vis­it­ing Fair­leigh Dick­in­son (7-11-1, 5-2-1) to end a six-game los­ing streak. Sopho­more Gianna Pomykacz scored for the Moun­taineers. … Se­nior Gil­lian Sawyer (Wilde Lake) scored two goals to lift No. 3 seed St. Mary’s to a 2-1 win over No. 6 seed Sal­is­bury in the first round of the CAC tour­na­ment Satur­day. The Sea­hawks will play at No. 2 seed Frost­burg State on Wed­nes­day at 6 p.m. WRESTLING: Mary­land’s Black team won the fi­nal four matches for a17-14 win over the Red team. Sopho­more David- Brian Whisler ( Black) capped off the scrim­mage with a 6-4 sud­den vic­tory win over red­shirt sopho­more Gar­rett Wes­neski (Red) in the 197-pound bout. The Black team se­cured wins in the three pre­vi­ous matches, start­ing with a 2-1 de­ci­sion for red­shirt sopho­more Pa­trick Ger­ish (Black) over red­shirt fresh­man Gar­rett Grif­fith (Red) in the 165-pound match. FOOT­BALL: Johns Hop­kins se­nior quar­ter­back Jonathan Ger­mano was named Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence Of­fen­sive Player of the Week.

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