Bays Chelsea U-19 boys win national title

U.S. senior national women's lacrosse team has large local presence

August 01, 2011|By Sports Digest


Bays Chelsea U-19 boys win national title

The Baltimore Bays Chelsea under-19 boys team defeated the Chicago Fire, 2-0, on Sunday in Phoenix to win the United States Youth Soccer Association national championship. The Bays scored five minutes into the game on a header by Marquez Fernandez (McDonogh) and added a goal by Jeremy Kirkwood (McDonogh) at the 51-minute mark. Phil Saunders (Perry Hall, UMBC), who recorded the shutout, won the Golden Glove award as the tournament's top goalkeeper. The Bays have won the James P. McGuire Cup, which has been given to the top U-19 team in the country since 1935, two of the past three years and have 10 national championships, more than any other club. "Every national championship is special and winning the McGuire Cup again is quite an accomplishment for our club," coach Steve Nichols said. "For many of the boys on the team this is their third national championship, and they are of age to return next year to help defend the title for the club."

Women's lacrosse

U.S. senior national team has large local presence

The 2011-12 U.S. women's lacrosse national senior team team roster will have a Baltimore-area flavor. More than 80 players tried out Friday through Sunday at UMBC, and the following players were among the 36 who made the squad: goalie Amy Altig (Archbishop Spalding), attacker Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll), midfielder Kelly Berger (Hammond; now head coach at UMBC), midfielder Ally Carey (John Carroll), midfielder Kristen Carr (Mercy), attacker Corey Donohoe (North Harford), defender Amber Falcone (Winters Mill) attacker Molly Ford (Notre Dame Prep), defender Katie Hertsch (Winters Mill), goalie Megan Huether (Maryvale Prep), midfielder Caitlyn McFadden (Notre Dame Prep, Maryland), defender Brittany Poist (North Carroll, Maryland), midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century, Maryland), midfielder Lauren Schwarzmann (Century, Johns Hopkins) and midfielder Acacia Walker (Annapolis, Maryland). This players will come together for US Lacrosse Stars & Stripes Weekend in October and Champion Challenge in January and lay the foundation for the 2013 team that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.

Et cetera

Coil springs late, passes Shackleford to take Haskell

Coil rallied from last place and outfought Preakness winner Shackleford by a neck in the Grade I, $1million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Sired by Point Given, Coil swept into the stretch seven-wide and edged past Shackleford nearing the sixteenth pole, fell back, then inched ahead in the final 50 yards. Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice finished third, 21/4 lengths farther back. Coil paid $8.40 for his fourth win in six starts after running 11/8 miles in 1 minute, 48.20 seconds on a fast track.

Major League Soccer: Dwayne De Rosario scored in the 57th minute and 67th minute to lead D.C. United to a 2-0 road victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, improving its road record to 4-3-3 and overall mark to 6-6-8. San Jose fell to 5-8-9.

Flag football: The U.S. Flag & Touch Football League season in Baltimore, Howard County and the Glen Burnie area will begin Sept. 18 and end Dec. 18. For information, go to, email or call 410-409-4866.

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