Crystal Palace gets season's 1st point in draw

May 10, 2010|By Sports Digest

Crystal Palace Baltimore gets 1st point of season in 0-0 draw

Visiting Crystal Palace Baltimore held the conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps to a goalless draw Saturday to earn their first point of the United States Soccer Federation Division-2 Pro League season. Evan Bush claimed the shutout, the team's first in four contests this season. There was concern for both clubs after 25 minutes when former Whitecap Shaun Pejic clashed heads with current Whitecap Greg Janicki. Both players eventually left the field bloodied but able to walk under their own power. Janicki returned 10 minutes later, sporting heavy white bandaging covering several stitches. Palace continues its West Coast road swing with a game in Portland at 10 p.m Thursday.

College Baseball: Freshman Danny Canela smashed two home runs and drove in seven runs as part of a 19-hit attack as host North Carolina State (31-18) completed a three-game sweep of Towson (16-34) with a 21-0 victory over the Tigers. The Wolfpack hit seven home runs, including two grand slams and a pair of three-run homers. … UMBC (9-32, 4-13 America East) allowed seven runs in both the first and fourth innings in a loss to visiting Stony Brook (22-22, 11-6), 24-2. … Stevenson sophomore first baseman Justin Anderson (Calvert Hall) and junior pitcher-outfielder Jeff Bihy (Eastern Tech) were named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team, which also included Wesley senior infielder Grant Morlock (Fallston) and Salisbury senior first baseman Mike Celenza and junior infielder Brian Green. The second team included York junior first baseman C.T. Stanley (Calvert Hall) and Salisbury sophomore pitcher Kyle Judson, senior pitcher Kyle Starr, senior third baseman-pitcher Chad Wolfe and junior outfielder Andrew Miller. York freshman pitcher Joey Couch (Centennial) was Rookie of the Year.

College softball: Maryland (33-21, 8-11) closed out its regular season with a doubleheader split in Atlantic Coast Conference play at Boston College, taking the first game, 5-1, before dropping the second, 6-3. Kerry Hickey started in the threw four innings and allowed just four hits and one earned run in the opener to win her 20th game of the season. She is the third Terrapin to win 20 games in a season and first since 1999. … Host UMBC (25-24, 6-12 AE) blasted three home runs — by Julia Culotta (North Harford), Malorie Weller and Kaela Mason (Harford Tech) — but it was not enough in a 5-4 loss to America East rival Albany (20-21, 9-8 AE) in the Retrievers' season finale.

Women's college track and field: Johns Hopkins coach Bobby Van Allen was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year for the outdoor season.

UMES: The school presented its Male Athlete of the Year award to senior track and field standout Allodin Fothergill and its Female Athlete award to junior bowler Maria Rodriguez.

Salisbury: The Sea Gulls' athletics program captured seven Capital Athletic Conference championships during the 2009-10 academic year, earning the Capital Athletic Conference's Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award for the fifth straight year.

—From Sun staff and news services

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