Notre Dame throttles Rutgers, 8-3, in Big East men's lacrosse opener

Rehfuss, Gavin lead No. 5 Loyola women past Denver, 20-10

March 28, 2011|By Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

Notre Dame throttles Rutgers, 8-3, in Big East opener

Senior attackman Colin Igoe had two goals and an assist as No. 3 Notre Dame (6-0) opened Big East play Sunday with an 8-3 win over host Rutgers (5-3, 0-1). Senior midfielder David Earl added two goals for the Fighting Irish, and junior attackman Sean Rogers had a goal and a career-high three assists. The Scarlet Knights, who entered the game averaging 10.14 goals, scored just one goal in the final 45:02 and none in the last 23:50. The Notre Dame defense surrenders just 5.83 goals per game.

Junior college: CCBC-Essex (4-0) remained second in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll, behind Central New York's Onondaga CC (4-0). Harford CC (5-1) is fifth, Anne Arundel CC (2-4) seventh and Howard CC (4-3) ninth.

Women's college lacrosse

Rehfuss, Gavin lead No. 5 Loyola past Denver, 20-10

Senior midfielder Abby Rehfuss and senior midfielder-attacker Grace Gavin (St. Paul's) each scored six goals, and senior midfielder Meg Decker (Mount de Sales) had 10 draw controls, as the No. 5 Loyola (8-0) earned a 20-10 win over visiting Denver (2-8). After the Pioneers closed to within two late in the first half, the Greyhounds scored eight unanswered goals.

More Division I: Senior midfielder Nicole Price (North Harford) scored back-to-back goals midway through the second half to tie a career high of four goals and lift visiting Mount St. Mary's (3-7, 2-0 Northeast Conference) to a 13-8 victory over Central Connecticut State (5-5, 0-3). Price, who finished with five points, broke a 7-all tie with a free-position goal at 44:04 and an unassisted goal at 46:52 to give the Mount a lead it would not relinquish. Junior midfielder Jen Semler (Perry Hall) had her second-straight four-goal game. Sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Larrimore (North Harford) added two goals. Junior Brigid McTavish (South Carroll) made 10 saves in the win. … Freshman midfielder Michelle Primomo scored the go-ahead goal with 3:51 left to lift host and No. 11 Albany (7-0) to a 7-6 victory over Oregon (4-6). … No. 13 Princeton rallied from a four-goal deficit to prevail, 12-11, against host Georgetown. … Freshman attacker Lindsay McKinnon capped a four-goal game-ending run with a free-position goal with 7.8 seconds left as host Hofstra (4-5) rallied to a 10-9 victory over Notre Dame (3-5). … Sophomore Jamie Brentlinger (Arundel) scored four goals as Longwood (7-3, 3-0) rolled, 20-4, against National Lacrosse Conference foe Detroit-Mercy (1-6, 0-2). Brentlinger's four goals, which tied her season high, came on four shots; she also had three ground balls and one draw control.

More colleges

Hopkins women 8th in D-III swimming; men are ninth

The Johns Hopkins women finished eighth and the men ninth at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. The women broke three school records on the final day and totaled 131.5 points over the four-day event to finish with their highest finish since 2004, when the Blue Jays were sixth. Emory won its second straight title. The men had 161 points and finished in the top 10 for the 23rd time under coach George Kennedy and the 38th time overall. Denison ended Kenyon's record of 31 straight championships; Hopkins won the three years before Kenyon's run, from 1977 to 1979. Freshman Taylor Kitayama led the Blue Jays with a school-record-tying seven All-America honors; she's the seventh Blue Jay to win seven honors and the first since Stephanie Harbeson in 2002. Junior Elizabeth Rogers added six All-America honors to her resume, giving her 13 for her career and tying her for eighth in school history.

Baseball: Senior right-hander Charlie Cononie pitched a two-hit shutout to lead visiting Towson (7-16-1, 3-6) to a 5-0 Colonial Athletic Association victory over host Hofstra (4-14, 4-5).

Cononie is the first Tiger to throw a shutout since Duane Herr against Hofstra in 2008. It was the fewest hits allowed in a Tigers shutout since Matt Holley tossed a three-hit shutout against Delaware in the CAA tournament in 2005. Cononie walked four, struck out eight and didn't allow a hit after the first inning.

Softball: UMBC (14-12, 0-3 America East) allowed six unearned runs and lost, 9-4, to visiting Maine. Senior Stephanie Weigman (Archbishop Spalding) allowed three earned runs in 61/3 innings in the loss.

Et cetera

Nationals send Morgan to Brewers for Dykstra's son

The Washington Nationals traded center fielder Nyjer Morgan to the Milwaukee Brewers for Single-A infielder Cutter Dykstra and cash. Dykstra is the son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra. The Nationals plan to platoon Rick Ankiel and former Oriole Jerry Hairston Jr. in center field. Morgan, who batted .253 last season, will back up Carlos Gomez for the Brewers.

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