Mollison powers Maryland women past Towson, 17-8

Navy coordinator Green not at start of spring practice

March 30, 2011|By Sports Digest

College lacrosse

Mollison powers Maryland women past Towson, 17-8

Sarah Mollison scored a career-high 10 points, five goals and five assists, to lead top-ranked Maryland (11-0) to a 17-8 victory over visiting Towson (4-5) on Tuesday night. Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) had five goals and Katie Schwarzmann (Century) added three for the Terps, who led 11-4 at the half. Jess Dunn (Fallston) had a hat trick for the Tigers.

More Division I women: Caitlin Mandrin-Hill (St. Mary's) had two goals and an assist, but visiting Navy (9-3) fell, 17-10, to No. 19 William & Mary (5-4). Maggie Anderson scored seven goals for the Tribe, whose defense held the Midshipmen scoreless for 21 minutes. … Johns Hopkins senior defender Brooke Lipinski (Maryvale Prep) and junior attacker Colleen McCaffrey were named American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Player of the Week, respectively.

Division III women: Visiting Swarthmore (6-2, 2-1 Centennial Conference) scored the last four goals, two by Emily Evans to force overtime, and two more in the extra period to win, 11-9, over McDaniel (1-7, 1-3). Lisa Jurd (Hammond) had three goals for the Green Terror. … Rachel Gratton scored the game-winner with 3:14 left in overtime to lift visiting Virginia Wesleyan (5-5) to a 14-13 victory over St. Mary's (8-4). Aubrey Mirkin and Emily Shafer each scored three goals for the Seahawks. … Leah Warner (Northeast) had a hat trick in a losing effort as host Stevenson (6-5, 3-2 Capital Athletic Conference) fell, 10-9, to York (8-2, 3-2).

Division I men: Zach Howell had two goals and an assist as host No. 4 Duke (8-2) won, 12-7, against Brown (3-4), extending its winning streak to seven.

Division III men: Ryan Serio scored the decisive goal with 9:24 left to play as host Frostburg State (4-7) hung on to win, 10-9, over Susquehanna (4-2).

More colleges

Navy coordinator Green not at start of spring practice

Navy began spring football practice without defensive coordinator Buddy Green, who is recovering from gallbladder surgery. According to Navy officials, doctors have told the two-time nominee for National Assistant Coach of the Year to take his time as he heals from the procedure. There is no timetable for when he will rejoin the team.

Gene Wang, The Washington Post

More football: CBS Sports Network will televise live Navy's Blue-Gold Spring Football game April22 at 7p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. It will be the first time that the spring game will be televised. Craig Bolerjack, Randy Cross and Kaylee Hartung will be the announcers. … Towson's inaugural Tiger Bowl, formerly known as the Black and Gold Spring Football Game, has been scheduled for April 30 at 1 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Admission is free. The day includes a youth football clinic, a women's soccer alumni game and a football alumni game. … Towson coach Rob Ambrose named Jared Ambrose, his younger brother, as quarterbacks coach. Jared, a 2007 graduate of Shepherd, was the Tigers' tight ends coach the past two seasons.

Softball: Andrea Stevenson and Sammi DiPompo were a combined 5-for-6 with three RBIs and three runs scored as host Towson earned a 9-4 victory over Georgetown.

Men's soccer: UMBC received a commitment from Arundel midfielder-fullback Corbin McCarron, who also competes for Maryland Rush in Bowie. He is the younger brother of former Retriever Brendon McCarron and UMBC rising senior defender Jason McCarron.

Et cetera

No soccer scheduled at M&T Bank Stadium this summer

The Ravens have been unable to land an international exhibition soccer game for M&T Bank Stadium this summer. It was announced Tuesday that Manchester United will play Barcelona on July30 at FedEx Field in Landover and face Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, New England Revolution and Seattle Sounders as part of its preseason U.S. tour, but no dates were set for downtown Baltimore. "Right now, there are no plans to have a soccer game this summer," said Roy Sommerhof, the Ravens' vice president of stadium operations. "It's a long shot. Conflicting dates is the reason. Some high-profile international teams have already set dates for when they're touring the U.S., and we have to try and marry those [dates] up with the ones we have available. It just hasn't worked out." In the summer of 2009, a sellout crowd of 72,000 watched the Chelsea-AC Milan match. But last summer just 36,569 showed up for the match between Manchester City and Inter Milan.

More soccer: Eddie Pope, who won three MLS Cups with D.C. United, and former Maryland Bays midfielder Bruce Murray were among five people elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Baseball: The Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of former Orioles outfielder Corey Patterson from Triple-A Las Vegas. They assigned two former Orioles pitchers, right-hander Winston Abreu and left-hander Sean Henn, to minor league camp.

WNBA: The Washington Mystics signed guard-forward Sequoia Holmes and forward Angel Robinson, who are playing in Europe.

—From Sun staff and news services

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