Salisbury women move on to NCAA semifinals with 12-7 victory

May 17, 2010

Beth Rhodey (Notre Dame Prep) scored 57 seconds in and attacker Logan Bilderback (Broadneck) and midfielder Allie Wheatley scored a team-high three goals apiece to lead the No. 2-ranked Salisbury women's lacrosse team to a 12-7 victory over visiting No. 6-ranked The College of New Jersey (16-4) in an NCAA tournament regional final Sunday. The Sea Gulls (19-1) next play Saturday at 2 p.m. in the semifinals when they visit Gettysburg, who routed Trinity (Conn.), 17-3. Sophomore Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) had a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists for Gettysburg (18-3), and senior goalie Kristen Krammer (Glenelg) earned the win with eight saves.

Phelps wins 200 IM at Charlotte UltraSwim

Baltimore's Michael Phelps added to his meet hardware with a victory in the men's 200-meter individual medley on the final night of the Charlotte UltraSwim in Charlotte, N.C. Phelps finished in 1 minute, 58.35 seconds, posting the second-fastest time in the world this year.

Crystal Palace Baltimore: Mathew Mbuta scored, but the team suffered its first defeat in its past three matches, 2-1 to the visiting Austin Aztex (4-1-1), the top team in the United States Soccer Federation D-2 Pro League. Crystal Palace Baltimore fell to 1-4-1.

Men's College tennis: Johns Hopkins (21-6), ranked 10th in Division III, lost, 5-3, to 11th-ranked North Carolina Wesleyan in the NCAA Sweet 16. The Blue Jays' 21 wins are a school record.

College softball: Salisbury (36-4) allowed two runs in the bottom of the seventh to fall to Messiah, 5-4, at the NCAA regional hosted by Christopher Newport, ending the Sea Gulls' season. Trailing 3-2 entering the seventh, the Sea Gulls rallied to take the lead on a two-run homer by senior Rachel Hastings. Both of Salisbury's losses in the double-elimination event came at the hands of the Falcons (38-8).

Golf: Chris Baloga and Ray Sheedy combined for a closing-round 65 and a 36-hole total of 129 to thwart the blistering challenge of Brent Martin and Greg Roberts (63-131) and capture the 21st annual Two-Man Team championship of the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation at Mount Pleasant Golf Course. Baloga and Sheedy, starting at 7-under-par, got to 10-under through nine holes, where they were tied by Martin and Roberts, who reached 7-under in eight holes after starting 3-under.

College track and field: Junior Andrew Hanko claimed runner-up and All-East honors in the 1,500-meter run to lead the Navy men at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America championships at Princeton. Hanko earned his second career All-East certificate by placing second in the 1,500 with a time of 3:49.55. Sophomore Cody Rome also earned All-East laurels for the second time in his career, as he finished seventh in the 1,500 in 3:50.84. Sophomore Joshua Houston rounded out Navy's trio of All-East honorees, placing seventh in the high jump after an outdoor season-best 6 feet, 71/2 inches. The Midshipmen finished 14th overall. The UMES men's team earned a sixth-place finish at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America Championships. The Hawks recorded 33 points on the day and placed better than nearly 50 other teams on the weekend. In the women's Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, the Lady Hawks finished 34th with eight points. Sophomore Eunice Jones (Central) led the team with four points, finishing fifth in the women's 800-meter run in 2:07.70.

College baseball: Frostburg State fell to Penn State Behrend, 8-3 in the the third game of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship. Earlier in the day, the Bobcats (32-13) earned a 17-4 victory over the Lions (29-14) to tie for the most wins in school history and force the deciding third game.

Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon: Patrick Quinn of Annapolis finished in 1:23:01 to take second place in the Overall Active Duty category in Fredericksburg, Va.

Major League Lacrosse: Midfielder Peet Poillon scored five goals to lead the Chesapeake Bayhawks to a 16-8 victory over the Long Island Lizards in the MLL season opener Saturday night before an announced 4,800 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Poillon, a second-year player out of UMBC who played in only two games last season, also had two assists.

WNBA: Monique Currie scored 21 points and Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) added 19 to help the visiting Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever, 72-65, in their season opener Saturday night. Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 20 points in the Atlanta Dream's 75-70 victory over the host San Antonio Silver Stars.

Major League Soccer: Mehdi Ballouchy scored in the 67th minute and the Colorado Rapids (4-3-1) beat D.C. United (1-7-0) on Saturday at RFK Stadium for the first time in 11 years, 1-0.

-- From Sun staff and news services

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