Et cetera Russia ousted in hockey

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Wave wins NPSL...

May 07, 2000

Et cetera

Russia ousted in hockey; Wave wins NPSL Finals

A late goal by Kristian Huselius put Sweden into the quarterfinals of the world hockey championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, and knocked the heavily favored host country out of any chance of a medal.

The score by Huselius pulled Sweden into a 1-1 draw with Switzerland, giving the Swedes a first-place tie with the United States atop the Group E standings with five points. Switzerland, with four points, shares second with Latvia.

With only two matches left to play in the second round, Russia can no longer get enough points to qualify for the quarterfinals. It is the first time that Russia or the Soviet Union has failed to reach the quarterfinals at a world championships and the first time the nation will finish lower than seventh place.

SOCCER: Michael Richardson scored three goals to power the Milwaukee Wave past the visiting Cleveland Crunch, 19-6, to win the NPSL Finals on Friday night.

The Wave became the first team in the league's 16-year history to lose the first game of the best-of-five finals at home and rebound to win the championship.

Milwaukee, which won its first title in 1998, kept the defending champion Crunch from winning its fourth title in the past six years.

TRACK AND FIELD: Western Maryland sprinter Jamie Falcone broke two records at the Centennial Conference championships in Swarthmore, Pa.

Falcone ran a league-record 12.12 seconds in the women's 100 heats and broke her school mark with a 24.98 in the 200 heats.

VOLLEYBALL: UCLA battled back from a 13-8 deficit in the third set in Fort Wayne, Ind., to sweep Ohio State and win the NCAA men's title for the 18th time.

SOFTBALL: Southern Mississippi pitcher Courtney Blades set an NCAA record with 1,643 career strikeouts by adding 16 in winning both ends of a doubleheader against South Florida in Hattiesburg, Miss.

BOXING: Glenn Catley won the World Boxing Council super-middleweight title, stopping Germany's Markus Beyer in the 12th round in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Unbeaten Juan Carlos Gomez stopped American Imamu Mayfield in the third round to defend his WBC cruiserweight title in Neuss, Germany.

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