Boston College women rout Va. Tech, 17-3, in ACC quarterfinal

will play Maryland in semis

Roland Park junior Zimmermann earns qualifying score for Junior Olympic Nationals

April 22, 2011|By Sports Digest

Women's college lacrosse

Boston College advances to play Terps today in ACC semis

Kristin Igoe scored five goals and No. 12 Boston College (10-6) won, 17-3, over Virginia Tech (11-7) in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal at Cary, N.C., Thursday. In the other quarterfinal, Corey Donohoe (North Harford) scored four goals and No. 6 North Carolina (9-6) won, 16-5, over No. 10 Virginia (9-6). The Eagles face top-ranked Maryland (15-0) in today's semifinal at 6 p.m., and the Tar Heels play Duke (13-2) at 7 p.m.

More results: Visiting Quinnipiac (10-4, 7-1 Northeast Conference) scored six of the last eight goals to win, 11-8, over Mount St. Mary's (6-10, 5-3). Jen Semler (Perry Hall) had two goals and two assists for the Mount, who must beat Sacred Heart on Saturday to make the conference tournament. … Hammond grads Chelsea Watkins and Lisa Jurd each had hat tricks, but visiting McDaniel (2-13) fell, 15-9, to Catholic (9-3). … Annalise Penikis scored a career-high eight goals, including the game-winner with 16.7 seconds left, as host Swarthmore (9-6, 3-5 Centennial Conference) won, 13-12, over Washington College (10-5, 4-5). Corinne Ziccardi (Loch Raven) and Mollie Shipley each had hat tricks for the Shorewomen. … Jodi Battaglia netted four of five goals in the first half as No. 7 Albany (13-0) stayed perfect with a 14-8 win over host Canisius (11-5).

Et cetera

West Baltimore's Storey commits to play at Utah

During an official visit to Utah on Saturday, West Baltimore native and former Towson Catholic point guard Kareem Storey offered his commitment to first-year coach Larry Krystkowiak, who will guide the Utes as they transition from the Mountain West to Pac-12 conference play. "It's exciting," said Storey, who also considered Iona, Nebraska and South Florida. "My mother, she started crying. It was great. Everybody was happy for me. … [I'm looking forward to] new surroundings, getting involved in a new environment, adapting to a new environment and getting to know new people."

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Gymnastics: Alexandra Zimmermann, a Roland Park Country School junior, earned a qualifying score for the Junior Olympic Nationals on May 12-15 in Long Beach, Calif., with her performance at the Region VII championship last weekend in Allentown, Pa. Zimmermann, who competes for Skyline Gymnastics in York, Pa., won the bronze medal in the balance beam and took fourth in floor and seventh overall in her age group to advance to the nationals.

Varsity football: ESPN RISE will host the Nike SPARQ Combine for underclassman football players on Saturday at Coppin State from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Athletes receive free assessment testing on professional-quality surfaces where they are measured and tested in the 40-yard dash, vertical leap, the 20-yard shuttle and the kneeling power ball toss. Athletes with high marks can earn selections to Nike football training camps.

Varsity wrestling: Henry Franklin resigned as Gilman coach but will remain on staff as an assistant coach. Bryn Holmes, a McDonogh and Maryland alumnus, and an assistant under Franklin last season, takes over as coach.

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