McCoughtry sets mark but Dream falls to Lynx in Game 2 of WNBA Finals

Smarty Jones gelding Concealed Identity wins feature at Laurel Park

October 06, 2011|Sports Digest

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McCoughtry sets mark but Dream falls to Lynx in Game 2 of WNBA Finals

Atlanta Dream guard Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored a WNBA Finals-record 38 points but was limited to five points on 1-for-7 shooting in the fourth quarter Wednesday as the host Minnesota Lynx rallied for a 101-95 win in Game 2. McCoughtry had 24 points in the first half; she held the previous scoring record of 35 points, set in last year's Finals. Seimone Augustus scored 15 of her franchise-playoff record 36 points in the last quarter and totaled eight rebounds to lead the Lynx.

Laurel Park: Linda Gaudet and Morris Bailey's Concealed Identity returned to his winning ways with a convincing triumph in Wednesday's feature at Laurel Park, a $33,000 allowance contested over the turf, by 61/2 lengths in 1 minute, 39.79 seconds. Trained by Eddie Gaudet, Concealed Identity rose to local prominence by winning the Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Two weeks later, the Smarty Jones gelding was put to the test in the Preakness, finishing 10th. Three more stakes attempts left Concealed Identity without a win, so Gaudet chose to try him on the turf for the first time Wednesday afternoon. "We thought he would like it," Gaudet said. "I don't usually bet a lot of money, but today I bet $50 on him to win. He is very fluid like a turf horse and we have been anxious to run him on the turf. He is a talented horse, confirmation wise, pedigree wise. He has a lot of class and he showed it today." Concealed Identity paid $7 to win, so his trainer pocketed $175.

College football: In its first three home games of the season, Towson has drawn 27,374 fans to Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Another large crowd Saturday night would enable the Tigers to break the single-season attendance record with two home games left. The record of 35,693 was set in the 2007 season.

Men's soccer: Maryland's Casey Townsend was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Soccer America National Player of the Week.

Men's college lacrosse: After the cancellation of the "Fall Brawl For A Cure" at PPL Park, Loyola will host men's lacrosse teams from Siena, Stony Brook and Villanova on Oct. 22. Loyola will play Stony Brook at 1 p.m. and Siena at 3:30 p.m. at Awalt Field. Villanova takes on Siena at 1 p.m. and Stony Brook at 3:30 p.m. at Sean Lugano Field.

D.C. United: The induction of former midfielder Richie Williams into the D.C. United Hall of Tradition has been rescheduled for Oct. 15, when the team hosts the Chicago Fire at 7:30 p.m. Also, United will offer a winter camp in Glenn Dale focusing on technical and tactical development from December to March. The camp, which will be open to ages 6-16 and will consist of 12 90-minute sessions, will emphasize a balance between individual technique; individual and group tactics; soccer fitness-soccer aerobics and free play. The cost is $500. To register, go to dcunited.com/winter.

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