U.S. routs England to advance to championship vs. Australia
The United States defeated England, 20-3, in the semifinals of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup on Thursday in Prague and will advance to the gold-medal game Saturday at 9 a.m. against defending champion Australia, which won the 2005 event by beating the Americans in the final in Annapolis. Katie Rowan led all scorers Thursday with three goals and five assists. Starting U.S. goalie Devon Wills had three saves in the first half, and Megan Huether (Maryvale Prep) had one in the second half.
Ellerbe, ex-basketball coach at Loyola, named GW assistant
Former Michigan and Loyola College coach Brian Ellerbe is returning to the bench after an eight-year absence. Ellerbe was hired Thursday as an assistant at George Washington, joining the staff of coach Karl Hobbs. Ellerbe, who was fired in 2001 after four years with the Wolverines, has since been working as a basketball consultant for college and youth programs and as the vice president for corporate development for Madison Grace Construction Services in Bowie, where he went to high school. Before joining Michigan, Ellerbe went 34-47 in three seasons at Loyola.
Soccer: : D.C. United midfielder Santino Quaranta (Archbishop Curley) has been called on by the United States to participate in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Quaranta, who has two goals and six assists this season, will be wearing the red, white and blue for the first time in more than three years. Once a regular on the Under-17 national team, the 25-year-old has 11 caps with the senior side, including four appearances at the 2005 Gold Cup. Quaranta converted a crucial penalty kick in the championship game tiebreaker of that tournament after the United States and Panama played to a scoreless draw. ... D.C. United will not exercise its option on Louis Crayton's contract, which expires June 30, ending the goalkeeper's one-year stint with the team. The 31-year-old Liberian went 2-1-3 with a 1.33 goals-against average in MLS games this year and fell to No. 3 on the depth chart behind Josh Wicks and Milos Kocic.
Golf: : Defending champion Karishma Thiagaraj of Rockville and Elyse Smidinger of Crofton shot 1-over-par 73s and lead after one round of the Junior Girls' Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville. Bryana Nguyen of Columbia is third at 75.
- From Sun staff and news services