Lemon Juice wins $75,000 Laurel Futurity

No. 11 Terps play to 0-0 draw with No. 6 Deacons in women's soccer

October 08, 2011|Sports Digest

Horse racing

Lemon Juice sweet at Laurel Futurity

PTK LLC's Lemon Juice sat behind his entry mate Oil Rig, then surged down the stretch to win the $75,000 Laurel Futurity, the feature offering on a sunny autumn afternoon at Laurel Park on Saturday. Run for the first time since 2007, the historic fixture brought together nine 2-year-olds. Lemon Juice, a Johannesburg colt trained by Dane Kobiskie, won his second stakes race in as many starts, this time under jockey Travis Dunkelberger, in 1 minute, 11.38seconds. Magical Season made a bold late rally to take second, Just Sayin finished third and Play Eighteen was fourth. Oil Rig faded to seventh. "He broke real well and just sat real close," Dunkelberger said. "It was a long stretch, to the second wire, so it all worked out." Lemon Juice paid $4.20 and topped a $97.40 exacta and $734.60 trifecta. The victory was the second for Lemon Juice over the grass and his fourth win in seven starts.

Scratch: Rapid Redux, who has won 17 consecutive starts to move within two of the all-time North American record of 19 straight victories held by Zenyatta and Pepper's Pride, has been scratched from Tuesday's fifth race at Laurel Park.

Event: A total of $30,000 in scholarship money will be given out to college students who have worked for Maryland thoroughbred trainers at the racetrack, on a thoroughbred farm, or with an equine vet clinic at the state Maryland Racing Media Association's Annual Crab Feast, Awards Ceremony and Charity Auction at 6:30 p.m. Nov.19 in the Carriage Room at Laurel Park. The ceremony will also celebrate and honor the legacy of the late Lucy Acton, who was the award-winning editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine. Acton will be honored with the Humphrey S. Finney Award posthumously. Richard Hoffberger, president of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, will be given the Achievement Award, and 2011 Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Graham Motion is the recipient of the Newsmaker Award. The night will also feature a silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person; a table of 10 is $550. For tickets, contact Stanton Salter at 443-279-8982 or mdhorseradio@hotmail.com.

Women's college soccer

No. 11 Terps play to draw with No. 6 Deacons, 0-0

Senior keeper Yewande Balogun made three big saves in the overtime periods to preserve a 0-0 tie for No. 11 Maryland ((8-2-4, 2-2-2) against visiting No. 6 Wake Forest (11-1-2, 4-0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Saturday night. "I thought our soccer was very goof for periods of time tonight and we're excited about that going forward," said Maryland head coach Brian Pensky. "Certainly, we were pressing for a victory and we're disappointed not have gotten that, but we're proud of the effort and pleased we kept a very good team from scoring a goal." The first half was evenly played with both teams having opportunities. Wake Forest controlled play at the start of the game and took the first seven shots.

Et cetera

Buckley leads No. 3 Terps past Duke in field hockey

The No. 3 Maryland field hockey team held off No. 8 Duke, 2-1, behind two goals from senior Jemma Buckley and seven saves from fifth-year senior goalkeeper Melissa Vassalotti. The Terps (11-1, 4-0 ACC) earned their ninth straight win this season and 15th consecutive regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference victory. The Blue Devils were the last ACC team to beat Maryland in the regular season, three years ago.Buckley scored the first goal of the game when she knocked in a shot off of a penalty corner with 16:53 remaining in the first half. Martine Chichizola tied the game for the Blue Devils (7-5, 2-2) when she tipped in her first goal of the year with 22:26 remaining in the game. Buckley gave Maryland the lead once again with 9:59 remaining in the game, drilling a shot in off a penalty corner.

Men's college basketball: Bowie State's Darren Clark and Travis Hyman (Old Mill, Anne Arundel Community College) were named to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association preseason team. The Bulldogs were picked by conference coaches to finish first in the Northern Division. Lincoln's Denzel Mooney (Western Tech) also made the preseason team.

Women's college basketball: Bowie State's Chanita Jordan and Juliette Turner are on the CIAA preseason team. The Bulldogs were picked by conference coaches to finish fourth in the Northern Division.

Men's college lacrosse: CCBC-Catonsville will hold its annual alumni game Oct. 29 at 1p.m. with a tailgate to follow. Players interested in participating should contact coach Bill Zopp at wzopp@ccbcmd.edu.

Minor league basketball: Bay Area Shuckers assistant basketball coach Jon Mason (Frostburg State) has been named director of women's basketball operations for Towson University and Alison Pate of the Shuckers' basketball operations staff has taken a position with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Developmental League. The Shuckers begin their first season Dec. 3 at the Beltway Bombers and open their home schedule against the Bombers on Dec. 17.

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