Blye, Farrell help No. 8 Terps defeat Saint Joseph's, 11-4, in lacrosse

Johnson, Black carry No. 1 Maryland women past BC, 20-9

March 21, 2011|By Sports Digest

From Sun staff and news services

Men's college lacrosse

Blye, Farrell help No. 8 Terps defeat Saint Joseph's, 11-4

Sophomore Owen Blye and senior Brian Farrell (Boys' Latin) each set a career high for points in leading No. 8 Maryland to an 11-4 victory over visiting Saint Joseph's on Sunday. The Terps (6-1) scored the first seven goals and held a 35-14 edge over the Hawks (0-6) in ground balls. Blye, who was starting his second game this season at attack, had his first career hat trick and two assists. Farrell had two goals and an assist, two ground balls and two caused turnovers. Senior Brett Schmidt led Maryland with four ground balls and caused two turnovers.

Nation: Duke attackmen Zach Howell and Jordan Wolf combined for four goals and six assists to pace the No. 7 Blue Devils to an 18-10 victory over visiting Dartmouth. Howell and Wolf had five points each.

Women's college lacrosse

Johnson, Black carry No. 1 Maryland past BC, 20-9

Juniors Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) and Kristy Black (Glenelg) combined for nine goals to pace No. 1 Maryland (8-0, 3-0) to a 20-9 victory over host and No. 18 Boston College (7-2, 0-2) in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. Johnson had five goals, Black four and senior Laura Merrifield three. Senior Sarah Mollison had a game-high five assists, and sophomore Alex Aust added three.

More Division I state: Led by a career-high nine points from the nation's leading scorer, sophomore attacker Jasmine DePompeo, Navy (9-2, 2-0 Patriot League) rolled to a 17-7 victory over visiting Lafayette (1-6, 0-1). DePompeo scored six goals, five of which came in the second half, and added three assists. She has 57 points (35goals, 22 assists) for the season. Senior Caitlin Mandrin Hill (St. Mary's ) had two goals, two assists, five draw controls, two caused turnovers and a ground ball. … Host Harvard (2-3) outscored Johns Hopkins by six goals in the second half en route to a 12-8 win over the Blue Jays (4-3). Trailing 7-4, the Crimson's Melanie Baskind scored on a free position with seven seconds remaining in the first half to cut the deficit to two heading into the break and ignite an 8-1 run. Hopkins freshman Taylor D'Amore scored her second career hat trick.

Division III state: Sophomore midfielder Roxanne Raab (Fallston) had a career-high six points on three goals and three assists to pace No.1 Salisbury (9-0, 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference) to a 19-12 victory over No. 20 and visiting Stevenson (5-3, 2-1). Senior midfielder Aileen McCausland (Hereford), junior midfielder Allie Wheatley and sophomore midfielder Lauren Feusahrens each had three goals for the Sea Gulls. Senior attacker Trish DiGirolomo (Archbishop Spalding) added a goal and four assists. The Mustangs got four goals and an assist from freshman attacker Leah Warner (Northeast) and three goals and an assist from senior attacker Lisa Baker (Westminster.)

College wrestling

Terps place 18th in NCAAs; Asper sixth at 165 pounds

Maryland earned its third consecutive top-20 finish at the NCAA championships Saturday in Philadelphia as sophomore Josh Asper (Hereford), senior Mike Letts and freshman Spencer Myers earned All-America status, placing seventh or better in their respective weight classes. Asper (165) finished sixth after dropping a 5-4 decision to seventh-seeded Shane Onufer of Wyoming. Letts (174) finished seventh after defeating sixth-seeded Ben Bennett of Central Michigan, 7-2. Myers (heavyweight) won five straight matches before losing 2-0 to fifth-seeded Dom Bradley of Missouri in the consolation quarterfinals and 5-4 in the fifth-place match to Indiana's unseeded Ricky Alcala. With 35.8 points, Maryland finished 18th after finishing at 20th in 2010 and 10th in 2009.

More colleges

Towson's Budner second in 1,650-yard freestyle at NCAAs

Senior Meredith Budner finished in second place in the 1,650-yard freestyle final to lead Towson to a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Division I championships in Austin, Texas, with 43 points. Budner, who earned All-America honors in the event for the second straight year, was timed in 15:44.26 to break her school and Colonial Athletic Association record by nearly eight seconds. Budner also was second in the 500-yard freestyle Thursday. Junior Cari Czarnecki broke her school and CAA record in the 200-yard butterfly after winning the consolation final in 1:55.25; she had set both records earlier in the day.

Baseball: Boston College's John Leonard held Maryland to three hits in eight-plus innings to outduel Eric Potter (Arundel), who took a no-hit bid into the seventh, as the Eagles (8-9, 2-4 ACC) emerged with a 4-1 baseball victory over the host Terps (10-10, 1-5). Leonard took a no-hit bid into the sixth and pitched into the ninth. Potter (2-2) struck out four but walked six and allowed three runs in 61/3 innings. … Senior Charlie Cononie pitched eight innings of eight-hit ball to lead host Towson (6-12-1, 2-4) to a 9-4 CAA victory over UNC Wilmington (12-8, 4-2).

Softball: Maryland (20-9) extended its winning streak to 11 with wins over Hampton and Villanova on the final day of the Maryland Round Robin. The Terps beat the Pirates, 9-1 in six innings, and the Wildcats, 1-0. Senior Kerry Hickey had six RBIs against the Pirates and pitched seven scoreless innings against the Wildcats.

Women's gymnastics: Towson's Vicki Chliszczyk was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, freshman Alexa Davis was named Rookie of the Year, junior Avis Hixon was named Specialist of the Year and senior Megan Wooden (Perry Hall) was one of four Scholar-Athletes of the Year. The Tigers finished third at the ECAC Championships on Saturday in Providence, R.I.

—From Sun staff and news services

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