Mount de Sales' Church leads Gettysburg to D-III crown

Yoder defends Columbia triathlon title

Jerdonek is women's winner

May 23, 2011|By Sports Digest

Women's college lacrosse

Mount de Sales' Church leads Gettysburg to D-III crown

Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) was named Most Outstanding Performer as Gettysburg captured its first NCAA Division III championship of any kind with a 16-5 rout of Bowdoin (18-4) in the women's lacrosse final Sunday in Garden City, N.Y. Church, a junior attacker, finished with a Gettysburg postseason record-tying eight points on five goals and three assists. Her 29 tournament points shattered the record of 25 set by The College of New Jersey's Lauren Dougher in 2005. Church also set the tournament record for total goals with 26. The Bullets (19-4) were appearing in their second national final. The school's only other national title was an Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Division III field hockey crown in 1980; current women's lacrosse coach Carol Cantele played on that team.

College baseball

Salisbury earns berth in NCAA D-III World Series

Salisbury is heading to the NCAA Division III World Series for the third time and the first time since 2004. The 29th-ranked Sea Gulls (33-12) needed two wins against the third-ranked team in the nation, Shenandoah, on Saturday in Millington, Tenn., to win the South Regional and earn the championship series berth, and they did just that. Salisbury won the first game, 9-8, hanging on after allowing five runs in the bottom of the ninth. Drew Baldwin's save made a winner out of Chris Greiner (Mount St. Mary's). Baldwin saved the title game, too, in an 8-7 victory. Salisbury took a 5-0 lead, fell behind 7-6, tied it in the seventh and scored the winning run in the eighth on a two-out hit by Chris Connor. Salisbury will open play in the eight-team Series in Appleton, Wis., against Marietta on Friday at 2:15p.m.

Division I: William & Mary (26-29, 16-14 Colonial Athletic Association) spoiled Towson's Senior Day with an 8-3 win over the Tigers (26-28, 15-15).

Triathlon

Yoder defends Columbia title; Jerdonek is women's winner

Andrew Yoder, 22, a professional triathlete from Columbia, Pa., defended his title and set a course record Sunday at the Columbia Triathlon in Howard County. He finished in 1 hour, 49 minutes, 51 seconds, breaking the mark by 1:22. Lindsey Jerdonek, 27, of Washington was the top professional female finisher with a time of 2:09:07; this was her first triathlon competing as a pro. The triathlon is an Olympic-distance race that starts and finishes in Centennial Park and consists of a 1.5-kilometer swim, 41K bike ride and 10K run. For complete results, go to chiptimes.com/?TabId=65&EventID=544.

Football

Ray Lewis says crime would increase with no NFL season

Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis believes crime would increase if there is no NFL season. "Do this research if we don't have a season — watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up if you take away our game," Lewis told ESPN. Asked why he believes there would be a rise in crime if the NFL lockout erases the coming season, Lewis indicated that fans wouldn't have football as an alternative. "There's nothing else to do," he told ESPN.

Developmental: The Chambersburg Cardinals of the Gridiron Developmental Football League signed Lewis' brother Keon Lattimore, who played running back at Maryland.

—From Sun staff and news services

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