No. 2 Florida's 14-game women's lacrosse win streak ended by Cornell, 9-6

Georgetown wins share of Big East title

May 02, 2011|By Sports Digest

Women's college lacrosse

No. 2 Florida's 14-game streak ended by Cornell, 9-6

Host Cornell (6-8) earned a 9-6 victory over No. 2 Florida (14-2) on Sunday, its first victory in school history against a team ranked that high. The Big Red (6-8) ended its season with three straight wins and handed coach Jenny Graap her 150th career victory. The Gators had won 14 in a row. Cornell forced 15 turnovers and was led offensively by Caroline Salisbury, who converted three of three free-position shots, including one with :01 left in the first half for a 6-1 lead. Junior Jessi Steinberg also had three goals.

More nation: No. 17 Georgetown (9-7, 7-1) won a share of the Big East regular-season championship with a 9-8 victory over visiting Rutgers (9-7, 3-5). The victory clinched the top seed in the conference tournament, which begins Thursday at Multi-Sport Field. Hoyas freshman Hannah Franklin (McDonogh) tied the game at 8 and assisted on a goal with 2:08 left by senior Jacqueline Giles (Mount Hebron) that provided the final margin.

Division III: Franklin & Marshall (17-2) earned a 7-6 victory over visiting Gettysburg (14-4) in the Centennial Conference championship game. The Diplomats, ranked sixth in Division III, won the crown for the fifth straight season, all of which have come at the expense of the Bullets, ranked seventh this year. Franklin & Marshall received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Junior Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) cut Gettysburg's deficit to 7-6 with her third goal of the game with 3:28 to play.

More colleges

Navy clinches Patriot League regular-season baseball title

With a 4-2 win over visiting Lafayette in game two of a doubleheader, the Navy baseball team captured the Patriot League regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament with a 12-8 league record. Navy will meet fourth-seeded Bucknell in a best-of-three series beginning May14 at Max Bishop Stadium.

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More baseball: Host North Carolina State (26-19, 11-13) rallied from a two-run deficit with a pair of runs in the sixth inning and went ahead with two more in the seventh to earn a 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball victory over Maryland (20-27, 5-19). … Dominic Fratantuono had three runs and three RBIs as visiting Towson (20-21-1, 11-10) handed George Mason (18-28-1, 5-19) a 12-5 Colonial Athletic Association loss. … Visiting Mount St. Mary's (12-30, 6-22 Northeast Conference) blew a nine-run fourth-inning lead and lost, 11-9, to Long Island (26-15, 18-5).

Softball: Sammi DiPompo's seventh-inning single gave Towson (25-23, 9-7 CAA) a 2-1 walk-off victory over James Madison. The Tigers' sixth straight victory clinched a spot in the conference tournament. … Visiting Maryland (37-14, 11-5 ACC) finished a three-game sweep at Virginia Tech (35-19, 9-12) with a 2-0 win. The Terps have their highest season win total since 2001. … Pitching in her final home game, senior Stephanie Weigman (Archbishop Spalding) threw a five-hit shutout as UMBC (25-21, 8-10 America East) earned a 4-0 victory over Hartford (7-33, 2-13).

Men's golf: Loyola became the first team since 1989 to win a fourth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title, shooting a final-round 302 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to defeat Iona by 13 strokes. … Freshman David Hall shot par in the final round to overcome a 1-stroke deficit and claim Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors while leading host Navy to a second-place finish at the conference championship.

Men's lacrosse: Top-seeded Dickinson (16-1), ranked sixth in Division III, won its first Centennial Conference championship, 6-5, against second-seeded and 17th-ranked Gettysburg in Carlisle, Pa. The Red Devils received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Minor league baseball

Baysox win longest game in team history Saturday night

Catcher Caleb Joseph's home run in the bottom of the 18th inning Saturday night gave Double-A Bowie a 3-2 Eastern League victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels in the longest game in Baysox history. The previous longest game was 16 innings, done twice. The game time of 5:27 also set a franchise mark.

—From Sun staff and news services

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