Navy, Army to play for Patriot League lacrosse crown

Mids beat Lafayette, Black Knights defeat Bucknell

May 01, 2010|By Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

Navy, Army to play Sunday

for Patriot League crown

Anchored by junior attackman Andy Warner's (Corning, N.Y.) career-high four goals, second-seeded Navy (7-7) used a nine-goal second half to score an 11-9 come-from-behind win over No.3 seed Lafayette (8-6) on Friday night in the Patriot League semifinals in West Point, N.Y. "We just didn't come out mentally prepared," Warner said about falling behind 6-2 in the first half. "We have this thing about starting out slow. ... That needs to change for us to be successful." The Midshipmen will make their sixth appearance in the Patriot final when they face Army (9-5) at 3 p.m. Sunday. The top seed Black Knights beat Bucknell, 9-4.

Division III: Senior Kyle McGrath and junior Danno Lynch scored three goals apiece, coach Hank Janczyk won his 300th game at Gettysburg and the second-ranked Bullets held off a rally by fourth seed and visiting McDaniel (7-8) to win, 10-6, in the Centennial Conference semifinals. The top-seeded Bullets (15-1) advanced to their 10th straight Centennial Conference final, where they will face Haverford, the No. 3 seed, which defeated fifth-ranked and No. 2 seed Dickinson, 12-11, in double overtime. Janczyk became the third coach in NCAA men's history to win 300 games at one school, joining current Salisbury coach Jim Berkman and former Massachusetts coach Dick Garber. McDaniel, which trailed by as many as six goals in the second half, was led by DJ Rickels, who scored three goals.

Women's college lacrosse

Navy reaches Patriot League final by beating Colgate, 15-10

Led by senior team captain Erin Rawlick's game-high five goals and nine draw controls, Navy (15-3) earned a 15-10 victory over third seed and two-time defending champion Colgate (9-8) in the Patriot League tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. The Midshipmen, who won their sixth in the past seven games, will face the winner of Friday's second semifinal between top seed and tournament host Lehigh and No. 4 Holy Cross, on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Rawlick ran her nation-leading point total to 100 (69 goals, 31 assists), making her the first Patriot League player to hit the century mark since 1996.

More games: Sophomore midfielder Kirsten Goldberg (St. Paul's School for Girls) scored three goals to help No. 10 Dartmouth (11-3, 5-2) earn a 10-8 victory over Cornell (5-9, 4-3) in an Ivy League semifinal in Philadelphia.

Et cetera

Eagles' Abiamiri might be out until August after surgery

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Victor Abiamiri, the former Gilman standout and Baltimore Sun All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, underwent microfracture knee surgery Feb. 9 and might not be able to return to football activities until after training camp in August, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday. The injury to Abiamiri, 24, could leave his career in doubt. "It's a big injury," Eagles trainer Rick Burkhalter told the Inquirer. "It's knocked some guys out of playing, but plenty of people have come back and played, too. He's got youth on his side." The Eagles drafted Abiamiri out of Notre Dame in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft. He has struggled with injuries, appearing in 29 games for the Eagles and starting six.

Mariners: 1/2 games ahead of the Stampede with six games left; a win by Harrisburg would essentially leave the teams tied. The Mariners have won 12 of 13 regular-season games dating to May23 and have won seven straight at home. "We started the first half of the season with a win in The Mariners' J.R. Cipra was named AIFA Special Teams Player of the Week after he kicked six unos in a 91-19 win over the Fayetteville Guard. An uno is scored when the kicker splits the 10-foot wide uprights, a 60-yard kick, on a kickoff.

Baseball: Eight children from Iraq and five of their coaches will come to Maryland to learn the ins and outs of baseball at Camden Yards and the Ripken Academy in Aberdeen on Monday through May 13. Ripken Baseball, a marketing company that represents former Oriole and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., is bringing the three boys and five girls — ages 15 to 17 — to Maryland, Washington and Virginia as part of a U.S. State Department visitors program.

Running: Members of the Ravens will participate today in the Packard Center's fourth-annual Fiesta 5K, a race that benefits amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research at Johns Hopkins. For the third consecutive year, O.J. Brigance, the Ravens' director of player development who has ALS, will serve as the event's honorary chair. The race starts (at 8 a.m.) and finishes at the Johnny Unitas statue at M&T Bank Stadium.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United acquired midfielder Stephen King (Maryland) from Seattle Sounders FC for the club's natural second-round selection in the 2011 draft.

College baseball: Brian Youchak went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run as top-ranked Johns Hopkins (35-3) earned an 8-2 victory over visiting Washington College (17-14) on the first day of the Centennial Conference baseball tournament. The Blue Jays broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the fifth inning. Youchak, a graduate student, became the school's career hits leader, passing John Christ, who had 232.

—From Sun staff and news services

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