Fallston's Dunn sends Towson women past No. 9 James Madison in overtime, 10-9

USILA says officials erred on late call in Towson men's lacrosse OT loss to UMass

April 16, 2011|By Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

USILA says officials erred on late call in Towson OT loss

United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association president Richard Wanninger said that an officiating mistake was made in the final minute of regulation in Saturday's Colonial Athletic Association men's game between Towson and then-No. 16 Massachusetts, which the Tigers lost in overtime, 9-8. Leading 8-7 with less than a minute left in regulation, Towson tried to run out the clock, but senior attackman Tim Stratton was called for delay of game. The Minutemen rushed the ball upfield and scored the tying goal with one second left. "The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association acknowledges that an officiating error was made at the conclusion of the men's lacrosse game between the University of Massachusetts and Towson University on April 9," Wanninger said in a statement released Friday. "The error involved a delay of game call. The officials have acknowledged the mistake and have been admonished. The USILA will make no additional comments on this matter."

Women's college lacrosse

Fallston's Dunn sends Towson past No. 9 JMU in overtime, 10-9

Jess Dunn (Fallston) scored a game-high four goals, including one with 59 seconds left in overtime, as Towson (7-6, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association) won, 10-9, to upset host No. 9 James Madison (9-3, 3-1). The win marks the program's second over a Top 10 opponent. Last season, the Tigers beat No. 8 Stanford, 10-9.

More results: Esther Rufolo (Chapelgate Christian) paced Mount St. Mary's (5-9, 4-2 Northeast Conference) with four goals, but the Mount fell, 15-12, to Robert Morris (6-8, 5-2). The Colonials scored the final seven goals of the game. … Virginia Crotty scored what proved to be the winning goal with 7:55 left to lift host No. 4 Duke (12-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to an 11-10 victory over No. 6 North Carolina (10-4, 3-2). … Duke led 11-9 after Crotty's goal, but the Heels' Kara Cannizzaro (four goals) added the last score at 6:36.

Time change: The Capital Athletic Conference women's lacrosse championship tournament opening-round game between St. Mary's and York (Pa.) has been moved to Sunday at 2 p.m. at Seahawk Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for today at 2 p.m.

Pimlico Race Course

Bluegrass Atatude takes first race of season for 2-year-olds

The year's first race for 2-year-olds in Maryland was won Friday at Pimlico Race Course by the promising filly Bluegrass Atatude, who is trained by John Salzman Jr. This is the third year in a row that Salzman has won the first baby race of the season, following future stakes winners Gator Prowl and Twelve Pack Shelly. Ten of the past 12 years, the winner of the first juvenile race in the state has been conditioned by a Salzman (John Sr., Tim or John Jr.). Bluegrass Atatude, a chestnut daughter of Two Punch, was the second choice in the wagering in the 41/2-furlong test on the main track. She had produced three bullet workouts leading up to her debut. When the race started, Bluegrass Atatude broke sideways under jockey Harry Vega and was wide and racing sixth, ahead of only two runners, going around the far turn. The filly picked up rivals into the lane, came between horses and accelerated past the front-runners to win going away by two lengths. "In training she has never been behind runners," Salzman said. "At the quarter-pole you couldn't have given me a [winning] ticket on her. She is fast from the gate and has always been in front. To come from behind like that was impressive." Bluegrass Atatude paid $4.40. Dancing Anna, a 26-1 long shot, was second, producing a $77 exacta. Defy Gravity, at odds of 19-1, finished third. The 6-2-3 trifecta returned $418.20. Ten minutes earlier, Salzman won the first 2-year-old race of the year in New York with Distinctly Donovan at Aqueduct. "Wesley Ward had two in there and had the favorite here [Forever Noble, who finished sixth]," added Salzman. "He is really good with young horses so to be able to win both races is exciting." Salzman indicated that the $150,000 My Dear Stakes at Woodbine on June 25 is under consideration for Bluegrass Atatude and the $150,000 Victoria Stakes, a week earlier for his talented 2-year-old colts. Salzman will saddle morning-line favorite Threeanddonedan in the first 2-year-old colt or gelding race of 2011 in today's opener at Pimlico.

Et cetera

St. Frances' Hutchen leaving Rutgers after freshman year

Former St. Frances standout Briana Hutchen is leaving the Rutgers women's basketball team. Hutchen, The Baltimore Sun's 2010 Girls Basketball Player of the Year, told Scarlet Knights coach C. Vivian Stringer that she planned to transfer. In her freshman season at Rutgers, Hutchen played in 28 games, averaging 1.2 points and 1.5 rebounds.

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