Iona edges Loyola, 3-2, in men's soccer

Towson women blanked by VCU, 4-0

October 03, 2011|Sports Digest

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Iona edges Loyola, 3-2, in men's soccer

The host Loyola men's soccer team rallied to tie the score twice Sunday afternoon against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason favorite Iona, but the Greyhounds were unable to overcome the Gaels' game-winning goal in the 82nd minute, as Iona earned a 3-2 victory at Ridley Athletic Complex. Michael Hodgen scored the game-winner for the Gaels (9-1-1, 2-0-0 MAAC), assisted by Ignacio Maganto. Maganto and Franklin Castellanos also had goals for Iona. For Loyola (5-4-1, 0-2-0), junior Gerwyn Jones and sophomore Stephen Dooley scored goals. while senior Wade McHugh, junior Kevin Curran and freshman Vegard Vinje were credited with assists.

More men's college soccer: St. Francis (N.Y.) scored in the 26th minute to down Mount St. Mary's, 1-0. The Mount fell to 4-4-1, 1-1-0 Northeast Conference, while the Terriers improved to 6-2-1, 1-0-0.

Women's college soccer: Led by two goals from sophomore forward Courtney Conrad, Virginia Commonwealth (3-7-2, 1-2-1) earned its first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season, a 4-0 victory over host Towson (5-7-0, 0-4-0). The loss was the fifth straight for the Tigers. … Mount St. Mary's lost to visiting Wagner, 1-0, in Northeast Conference action.

College field hockey: A pair of first-half goals lifted host Towson (6-5) to a 2-0 victory over St.Francis (Pa.). The Tigers got four saves from redshirt freshman Christina Siwiec to post their first shutout since Sept. 10, 2010. Sophomore Kathleen Morris scored in the 22nd minute, and senior Katie DeFilippo added a goal in the 31st minute.

Men's college golf: Captain Tim Shield holed a fast-breaking, right-to-left putt for birdie on the 15th hole, and host Navy won five of the seven singles matches to earn a 7-4 victory over Army in the Star Match. The Midshipmen now lead the overall series against Army 43-30-1, including a 26-11 advantage in matches played in Annapolis.

Women's college volleyball: Despite 33 assists and four digs from junior Aubrey Kirven, Towson (15-5, 2-1 CAA) fell at Northeastern, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-20). Janelle Tucker had six kills to help the Huskies (11-4, 1-2 CAA).

College sailing: Washington College placed eighth of 13 teams at the MAISA Women's Fall Championships, hosted by Cornell, and sixth of 16 teams at the St. Mary's Open for the Senator's Cup over the weekend. At the MAISA Fall Women's Championships, freshman skipper Mackenzie Needham and freshman crew Blair Towers were eighth in A Division. At the St. Mary's Open, sophomore skipper Sam Fitzgerald sailed with freshman crews Dale Strong (Gunston School) and Niko Snow to place fifth in A Division.

Other sailing: Team Maclaren's Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) took four exciting flights to win the 21st Santa Maria Cup on Sunday in Annapolis. Second place went to Julie Bossard (France) and third place to Becca Dellenbaugh (USA). There were consistently strong winds on this final day of the Championship accompanied by choppy water. In the third flight of the final, Elodie Fauve of Team Bossard fell overboard and quickly recovered, but with the strong winds it meant a chilling finish. Team Ferris-Choat (Canada) finished fourth, Team Baylis (USA) was fifth, Team Lehtinen (Finland) was sixth, Team Ruhlman (USA) was seventh and Team Silve (Argentina) was eighth. Dellenbaugh won the Gay Lynn Trophy, given annually to the skipper of the top finishing Santa Maria Cup skipper in her first Santa Maria Cup.

Capitals: With a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks the Capitals put the preseason behind them and officially turned their attention to the 2011-12 season. "It was almost like two teams waiting for the preseason to end, and they only brought half their team," Boudreau said. "I thought it was a sloppy game. I thought it was more like, 'Let's not get hurt in this one.'"

D.C. United: The team's MLS Reserve League match with the Columbus Crew, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed. The two sides will meet in the offseason on a date to be determined.

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