Bulls sets assist mark as UMBC tops Mount, 1-0
UMBC senior midfielder Andrew Bulls (McDonogh) set a school record for assists as the host Retrievers edged Mount St. Mary's, 1-0, in the opening game for both teams Saturday. In the 59th minute, Bulls' free kick from 27 yards floated into the six-yard area, where freshman forward Jordan Becker eventually knocked it into an unguarded net from three yards away. The assist was the 29th of Bulls' career, surpassing James Hamilton, who recorded 28 from 1998 to 2001. Bulls, a preseason All-American, finished third in the nation in 2010 with 15 helpers. "It is an honor to achieve the record and surpass James Hamilton, who held it for a decade," Bulls said. "I am very proud, but most of the credit goes to the great teammates that I have had over the years."
More men's soccer: Sophomore transfer Geaton Caltabiano (Mount St. Joseph) scored his first college goal, assisted by sophomore Stephen Dooley, in the 55th minute to lead the Loyola men's soccer team to a season-opening 1-0 victory at Adelphi. "Adelphi is coming off back-to-back conference championships and has a very strong soccer tradition. We showed a lot of heart and fight out there and we were able to get contributions from a lot of different players," Greyhounds coach Mark Mettrick said. Caltabiano and Dooley led the Greyhounds with two shots each. Fifth-year senior Kyle Wittman (Calvert Hall) opened the season strong in goal, making four saves — all in the second half — to earn his 16th career shutout.
Women's soccer: Preseason America East favorite Boston University defeated visiting Loyola, 3-0, dropping the Greyhounds to 0-4.
Maryland: Because of Hurricane Irene, the women's and men's soccer matches scheduled for today have been moved to Monday. The women's team will play Navy at 4 p.m. at Ludwig Field, with the men's team playing host to West Virginia at 7 p.m.
Field hockey: Longwood scored a goal in each half en route to a 2-0 victory over Towson on Saturday morning. Katie DeFilippo (South Carroll) led the Tigers (0-2) with three shots in the game.
Women's volleyball: Loyola (1-2) could not overcome a strong hitting performance in the fourth set by Tennessee State, and the Tigers came away with a 25-15, 25-23, 18-25, 25-19 victory in Clemson's Big Orange Bash. Earlier, outside hitters Nicole Sarby and Tina Catanach each had 11 kills, and the Greyhounds swept South Carolina State, 26-24, 25-22, 25-21, to give coach Jake Lawrence his first college victory. … Towson earned a split on Day One of the West Virginia Mountaineer Invitational. The Tigers (1-1) posted a 3-1 win over New Hampshire before falling to No.21 Ohio State by a 3-0 score. Against New Hampshire, middle blocker Susan Gansor recorded her second career double double as she posted 12 kills and a career-high 11 blocks. outside hitter Katy Buck (Mount de Sales) posted a match-high 18 kills and added eight digs. Setter Aubrey Kirven (Loyola U.) had 38 assists and 15 digs, while Paige Sekerak (Poolesville) contributed 20 digs. Coppin State (1-2) dropped a 25-17, 25-14, 19-25, 25-15 decision to Eastern Illinois at the Quality Inn/ASICS Classic at Indiana State. … UMBC opened its season Friday night, falling to No. 22 Long Beach State, 25-15, 25-12, 25-15 in the first day of the Mizuno Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. Freshman Hannah Schmidt (Mount de Sales) led the team with nine kills in her debut. Sophomore Kat Lincalis (Towson) had a team-high nine digs.
Men's golf: Loyola rising senior Patrick McCormick was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
—From Sun staff and news services
Strasburg perfect for 5 innings in rehab outing
Pitching for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on Saturday night in the fifth start of his minor league rehabilitation assignment, Washington Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg breezed through five perfect innings against the visiting Rochester Red Wings before a pair of singles to open the sixth inning ended his night after 64 pitches. Prior to Saturday night, he had not thrown more than three innings or 60 pitches in any rehab start, nor faced any competition above Single-A. Strasburg's final pitching line: five innings, two hits, one earned run, no walks, seven strikeouts.
—Dave Sheinin, The Washington Post