Banjo's two goals lift Towson to 3-2 men's soccer win over Loyola

Skidmore's OT goal boots Towson past Monmouth, 1-0, in women's soccer

September 20, 2010|By Sports Digest

Men's college soccer

Banjo's two goals lift Towson to 3-2 victory over Loyola

Freshman forward Kay Banjo scored two goals, including the eventual game-winner in the 52nd minute, as host Towson (6-0-0) earned a 3-2 nonconference victory over Loyola (1-3-1) on Sunday. Banjo, who leads the Tigers with five goals, helped the Tigers end a four-game winless streak against the Greyhounds. Frank Olszewski Loyola took a 1-0 lead in the third minute after senior forward Phil Bannister was fouled inside the penalty area by senior defender Roslin Nzokou to give the Greyhounds a penalty kick; Bannister converted the attempt for his second goal of the season past freshman goalkeeper Angelo Viteritti. Senior midfielder Marco Mangione (Calvert Hall) tied it for Towson on a penalty kick after a handball in the 16th minute; it was Mangione's fourth goal of the season. With 1:51 remaining in the first half, the Tigers took a 2-1 lead when Banjo scored off a rebound of his own shot past senior goalkeeper Kyle Wittman (Calvert Hall). Six minutes into the second half, Banjo increased the Tigers' cushion to 3-1 when he gathered a loose ball and scored on a sharp angle. Bannister scored his second goal of the game 15 seconds later.

Women's college soccer

Skidmore's OT goal boots Towson past Monmouth, 1-0

Sophomore forward Cheyenne Skidmore (Liberty) scored the game's only goal with 5:05 remaining in the second overtime period as Towson (4-3-2) earned a 1-0 nonconference victory over Monmouth (4-3-0) at the Villanova (Pa.) Classic. The Tigers, who have played all nine of their games on the road this season, earned the second win in the past three games with the victory. Skidmore took a cross from freshman forward Emily Banes and scored past senior goalkeeper Lia Fierro for her second goal of the season. Junior goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak (Atholton) made six saves, including five in the second half, to earn her fifth shutout of the season.

Elsewhere: Loyola (2-5-2) hung on to tie host Saint Louis, 0-0. The Billikens (1-4-4 overall) took two shots on goal in the final minute that were past Greyhounds goalkeeper Danielle Ippolito, but a Loyola defender cleared both away from danger. Ippolito made four saves. … Midfielder Brooke Sheppard found the back of the net midway through the first half, and the goal stood up as host American (2-8-0) earned a 1-0 victory over UMBC (1-6-1). Retrievers freshman goalie Lauren Kadet got a hand on Sheppard's high shot from 30 yards out in the 20th minute, but she was unable to make the save. … Freshman Haley Miller scored in the 48th minute to give host James Madison (4-4-0) a 1-0 win over Navy (4-5-1). The goal came when Dukes senior midfielder Theresa Rynier sent a corner kick from the left side into the far post that Miller headed into the goal.

College field hockey

No. 2 Terps, Vassalotti shut out No. 20 UMass

Junior Jemma Buckley put the Terps ahead in the 19th minute on a penalty corner off an assist from freshman Ali McEvoy, and Maryland (7-0, 1-0), ranked No. 2 in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I poll, went on to a 3-0 victory over No. 20 Massachusetts, 3-0, in College Park. Maryland scored its second goal with 18minutes remaining in the game. Sophomore Megan Frazer Katie O'Donnell Lauren Barr and Katie O'Donnell also scored. Jill Witmer Making her fifth start of the year, redshirt junior goalkeeper Melissa Vassalotti recorded her first career shutout. She had three saves.

Division III: Five players scored as Johns Hopkins (2-4) earned a 5-0 victory over visiting Washington & Lee (2-2).

Et cetera

McDaniel corner Kolb honored for three-interception game

McDaniel senior cornerback Chris Kolb (Francis Scott Key) was named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career. Kolb had three interceptions — the first three-pick day for the Green Terror since 1996 — in a 24-14 victory for McDaniel (3-0, 2-0) over Catholic. He also had three pass breakups and three tackles.

Morgan State Saturday night: Brock Jensen threw three touchdown passes to lead host North Dakota (2-1) State to a 35-9 victory over the Bears. Kemar Scarlett had three field goals for the Bears (1-2). Scarlett's third field goal put Morgan State up 9-7 with 1:29 to play in the first half, but the Bison took the lead for good on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Jensen to Warren Holloway 67 seconds later.

Pro soccer: Amy Rodriguez scored in the 120th minute, giving the host Philadelphia Independence a 1-0 victory over the Washington Freedom in the first round of the Women's Professional Soccer playoffs. Rodriguez's goal, in the final minute of extra time, came off a pass from Christina DiMartino. "We played our hearts out," Freedom star Abby Wambach said.

Minor league baseball: For the second year in a row, starting pitcher John Halama, a nine-year major league veteran and a former Oriole, is back with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs for the independent Atlantic League playoffs. He returns to the Blue Crabs after finishing the Pacific Coast League season with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats in the Oakland Athletics organization. The best-of-five first-round series with the Bridgeport Bluefish will begin Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at home.

Youth baseball: The Greater Glen Burnie Patriots 10-and-under travel team is looking for players. Please call Brian Stanforth at 410-615-2229.

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