Cabral to be honored at halftime of MISL title game

No. 14 Syracuse women pull past Towson in 2nd half

March 16, 2011|By Sports Digest

Blast

Cabral to be honored at halftime of MISL title game

Forward Denison Cabral will return to 1st Mariner Arena for a halftime ceremony March25 when the Blast hosts the Major Indoor Soccer League championship. Cabral, the team's all-time leader in points (941) and goals (445), began his career in Baltimore during the 1997-98 season and played 13 seasons through 2009-10, winning five championships. The Blast won the 2010-11 regular season title and will take on the winner of the semifinal series between the Milwaukee Wave and Missouri Comets.

College lacrosse

No. 14 Syracuse women pull past Towson in 2nd half

Host Towson (1-4) matched No. 14 Syracuse (2-3) goal for goal in the first half, but the Orange scored five unanswered goals in the second half and won, 11-5. Jess Dunn (Fallston) scored twice for the Tigers.

More women: Katrina Nietsch and Molly Hamilton scored four goals each as visiting Navy (8-1) won, 22-6, against Fresno State (0-7). … Lindsay Stavola completed her hat trick, all in the second half, with 49 seconds left to lift visiting Skidmore (2-0) to an 11-10 victory over McDaniel (1-4). Brittany Lines (Chesapeake-AA) had four goals for the Green Terror, which led 7-4 at the half. … Host Washington & Jefferson (3-0) handed Frostburg State (1-4) its fourth straight loss, 12-9. Ali Kapustin (Marriotts Ridge) had four goals for the Bobcats. … Hood senior defender Abby Dyjack (Arundel) was named a Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week. … Salisbury (7-0) stayed at No. 1 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association Division III poll.

Men: Tim Desko and Tommy Palasek, a transfer from Johns Hopkins, had four goals each as top-ranked and host Syracuse (5-0) won, 18-13, over No. 12 Albany (3-2). The Orange opened with a 4-1 run in the first quarter. … Fifth-ranked Stony Brook (3-1) held host St. John's (1-4) scoreless for the first three quarters and won, 9-4. Russ Bonanno and Jordan McBride each scored twice for the Seawolves. … Navy junior defenseman Matt Vernam was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. Midshipmen freshman attackman Tucker Hull was selected as Rookie of the Week.

College basketball

Loyola, Morgan, UMBC in WNIT; 'Hounds open tonight

Loyola, Morgan State and UMBC received berths in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Greyhounds (20-12) will play at Old Dominion (20-10) tonight at 7, the Bears (17-14) will be at Virginia (16-15) on Thursday night at 7, and UMBC (20-11) will play at Florida (18-14) on Friday night at 7. If Morgan and Loyola advance, they would face each other in the second round. The WNIT has 64 teams and will conclude April 2 in a game hosted by one of the finalists.

More women: Johns Hopkins senior forward Lyndsay Burton was named to the D3hoops.com All-Mid-Atlantic first team. Burton had team-best averages of 15.8 points and 9.7 rebounds per game on 52.5 percent shooting.

Men: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announced that Morgan State coach Todd Bozeman has received a letter of reprimand and been fined an undisclosed amount for his public comments concerning officiating after the men's championship game Saturday.

More colleges

Liberty's two-out hits foil Terps in baseball, 11-4

Liberty (9-8) scored eight of its 11 runs with two outs and overcame a three-run deficit in an 11-4 victory over host Maryland (8-8). Terps starting pitcher Michael Boyden (1-1) took the loss, giving up four runs in three innings.

More baseball: Despite pulling off the second triple play in school history, Towson (4-10-1) couldn't hold a two-run sixth-inning lead and dropped an 8-3 decision to visiting Marist (10-3). … Salisbury freshman infielder John Schiotis was named CAC Co-Player of the Week.

Et cetera

Nationals' Zimmerman, Rodriguez out with injuries

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and catcher Ivan Rodriguez were scratched from the Washington Nationals' lineup Tuesday night with injuries that likely will sideline the All-Stars for four or five days. Rodriguez tweaked his left calf while working out. Zimmerman was pulled because of tightness in his right groin.

More baseball: The Tigers reassigned former Orioles left-handed pitcher John Bale to minor league camp. … The Chicago Cubs asssigned former Orioles outfielder Lou Montanez to minor league camp.

Canadian Football League: Slotback Geroy Simon (Maryland) signed a contract extension with the B.C. Lions through 2012. Simon, 35, had 78 catches for 1,190 yards and six touchdowns last season.

NFL: The Ravens have established a Youth Football Grant to provide assistance to qualifying nonprofit programs in Maryland. For information, go to BaltimoreRavens.com/youthfootball.

—From Sun staff and news services

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