Virginia to retire Love's jersey; Terps women open with win
The jersey No. 1 that Yeardley Love wore throughout her Virginia lacrosse career will be retired at the Cavaliers' first weekend home game on March 6 in Charlottesville. Love, the Notre Dame Prep graduate whose ex-boyfriend is charged in her May 2010 death, is the sixth female athlete in Virginia history to have her number retired. Her mother, Sharon, and sister, Lexie, are expected to attend the ceremony, which will be held 10 minutes before the Cavaliers play Penn State at 1p.m. at Klockner Stadium. A senior last spring, Love was a midfielder for the Cavaliers, who have retired only one other number in the 35-year history of their women's lacrosse program: Cherie Greer's No. 18 in 1995. A three-time All-American, Greer led the Cavaliers to two NCAA championships and became the first African-American to play on the U.S. World Cup team in 1993. Only four other Cavaliers women athletes have had their numbers retired, three in basketball and one in softball. Virginia and NDP have established scholarship endowments in Love's memory and a new artificial turf field planned for NDP will be named Yeardley Reynolds Love Field.
More women's lacrosse: Maryland, the defending national champion, won its first game of the season, 17-8, against host Delaware (0-1). Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) and Katie Schwarzmann (Century) each scored five goals for the top-ranked Terps. … Corey Donohoe (North Harford) had five goals and two assists to power No. 3 North Carolina (2-0) to a 14-10 win over host No. 11 Vanderbilt (1-1). … Incoming UMBC students Alyssa Blevins (C. Milton Wright) and Jordan Lyons of Peterborough, Ontario, have been named to the under-19 teams for the United States and Canada, respectively. They will compete at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championship in August in Germany.
Men's Division III basketball: Kevin Breslin scored 29 points, including his 1,000th career point, but visiting Washington College (7-17, 6-11 Centennial Conference) lost, 93-86, to Ursinus (12-12, 9-8). … Greg Woody (Mount St. Joseph) scored a game-high 22 points, but host Stevenson (6-18, 2-13 Capital Athletic Conference) fell, 104-88, to Mary Washington (14-9, 8-7). … Eric Johnson had 19 points and visiting Salisbury (11-13, 6-9 CAC) won, 57-52, over Hood (13-12, 8-8). … Cullen Murray-Kemp had 14 points and 10 rebounds and visiting McDaniel (13-11, 10-7 Centennial) won, 57-51, over Swarthmore (6-18, 3-14). The win advances the Green Terror to the playoffs for the third time in four years. … John Alberici had 14 points, but visiting Johns Hopkins (6-18, 4-13 Centennial) lost, 72-60, to Franklin & Marshall (20-4, 15-2).
Women's Division III basketball: Stephanie Fong scored 17 points to power host Johns Hopkins (15-3, 12-2 Centennial) to a 57-49 win over Franklin & Marshall (10-8, 8-5). … Glen Charlton scored 17 points and visiting Salisbury (9-15, 6-9 CAC) kept its playoff hopes alive with a 63-57 win over Hood (8-15, 3-13). … Elaina Hummel had 11 points in a losing effort as visiting Frostburg State (11-13, 8-7 CAC) fell, 53-38, to Marymount (12-9, 10-5). … Meghan Tait scored 19 points, but visiting Washington College (11-13, 9-10 Centennial) failed to protect its halftime lead and fell, 50-44, to Ursinus (13-11, 11-8). The loss ended the Shorewomen's postseason hopes. … Visiting Mary Washington (19-5, 14-1) went on a 15-5 run to start the second half and won, 55-36, over Stevenson (4-20, 2-13 CAC). … The host College of Notre Dame (3-22, 0-16 Colonial States Athletic Conference) ended its season on a 13-game losing streak, falling, 80-55, to Immaculata (17-8, 12-4).
Women's Division II basketball: Lakisah Walker scored 13 points and host Bowie State (16-8) won, 68-55, against District of Columbia (15-8).
Men's soccer: Alun Oliver, who graduated from St. Mary's in 2004 as the school's all-time leader in assists, was named the program's head coach. The native of Wales was an assistant in 2004-2007 and 2010 under the recently retired Herb Gainey.
Football: Meade defensive back Keron Costen signed a letter of intent to play at Shepherd.
United, Davies reach deal; Williamses back with Kastles
D.C. United completed a deal to acquire former U.S. national team member Charlie Davies, 24, on loan from French club Sochaux. Davies, a striker who is recovering from injuries suffered in a car crash in Northern Virginia 16 months ago that killed one person and nearly took his own life, will play with United this Major League Soccer season, and the club will have an option to keep him as a permanent transfer at the end of the year.
Pro tennis: Serena Williams and Venus Williams will return to lead the Washington Kastles after both were chosen in the World TeamTennis marquee player draft. They will be joined for the first time by Sam Querrey, the 20th-ranked men's player.
Baseball: The Los Angeles Dodgers signed pitcher Lance Cormier, an Oriole in 2008, to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. Cormier, 30, was 4-3 with a 3.92 ERA in 60 appearances with the Tampa Bay Rays last season. … The Orioles will conduct an open tryout March 5 at noon to find ballgirls and ballboys. Those interested should dress casually, bring their own gloves, and use the Home Plate Plaza entrance to Camden Yards. Resumes are recommended. Free parking will be available in Lot A.
NFL: The Indianapolis Colts reassigned quarterbacks coach Frank Reich, a former Maryland quarterback, to receivers coach.
Horse racing: Maryland-raised trainer Rick Dutrow has been suspended 90 days by New York racing stewards for two infractions. Dutrow was banned 60 days because he had a horse that tested positive for a painkiller and 30 days for having hypodermic needles in his Aqueduct barn.
—From Sun staff and news services