Team USA beats Ireland, 22-5, will face England in semifinal
Caroline Cryer had four goals, three assists and five draw controls, helping the United States rout Ireland, 22-5, in a Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup quarterfinal in Prague, Czech Republic. Team USA (5-0) will play England in a semifinal this morning. The Irish gave the Americans a brief scare when they took a 4-3 first-half lead on a goal by Krista Pellizzi (Maryland), but after a timeout the Americans scored the next 15 goals. Lindsey Munday and Katie Rowan each had eight points for the U.S. Lauren Cohen (Maryland) led Ireland with three goals, and Irish goalie Alex Kahoe (Maryland) made 11 stops.
'08 runner-up Funk commits to Constellation Senior event
Former Maryland coach Fred Funk, the runner-up at the 2008 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, has committed to this year's event, tournament officials announced. The 2009 event, the Champions Tour's final major of the season, returns to the East Course at Baltimore Country Club on Sept. 28-Oct. 4. One of three Champions Tour regulars in last week's U.S. Open, along with Tom Lehman and Eduardo Romero, Funk made the cut and shot 70-74-75-82 to finish 60th in his 20th U.S. Open. The Takoma Park native earned a spot in the field at Bethpage State Park after surviving a six-way playoff with a par on the fourth extra hole at the sectional qualifier in Rockville. Since turning 50 in June 2006, Funk has four victories on the Champions Tour. He has five top-10 finishes in 2009.
MAGA Junior Girls: : Alexandra Austin of Burke, Va., shot a 39-39-78 and earned a one-stroke victory at International Country Club in Fairfax, Va. Shelby Shote of Potomac Falls, Va., and Elyse Smidinger of Crofton, were at 79.
Navy football game at Ohio St. set for noon, will be on ESPN
The Ohio State-Navy football game Sept. 5 at Ohio Stadium will kick off at noon and be televised by ESPN, the Big Ten announced. The game will mark the first time since 1931 that a service academy team has played in the Horseshoe; Ohio State defeated Navy in that 1931 contest, 20-0.
More college football: : Towson will open its season at Northwestern on Sept. 5 with a noon game that will be shown on the Big Ten Network.
Colleges: : Jimmy Kielek (Archbishop Curley), who played four years of lacrosse at Washington College and received a B.A. in biology, is one of 58 spring-sport student-athletes nationwide to be awarded with an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Soccer: : Crystal Palace Baltimore's match this Friday against Real Maryland has been pushed back to June 29 at 7:30 p.m. Palace's July 11 game against Harrisburg has been moved to July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Both games are at UMBC Stadium. ... Christine Latham scored in the 38th minute to lift the host Boston Breakers to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Freedom in Women's Professional Soccer.
Basketball: : The American Basketball Association announced the first set of tryouts for the Maryland Marvels: July 12 at Greater Grace Christian Academy. To register, go to marylandmarvels.com.
- From Sun staff and news services