No. 3 Terps men hold on for tie at No. 2 UNC
Despite playing a man down for nearly 50 minutes against one of the nation's most potent offenses, the No. 3 Maryland men's soccer team tied No. 2 North Carolina, 1-1, on Friday night to stay atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings. John Stertzer scored his 12th goal of the season in the 51st minute for the Terps (13-1-2, 4-1-1 ACC), who have two conference games remaining. Will Swaim led a stellar defensive showing with a season-high seven saves. North Carolina (11-2-2, 3-1-2) got a penalty kick goal from Enzo Martinez in the 61st minute. After a shot by Ben Speas was saved on the goal line by London Woodberry, the follow-up attempt by Billy Schuler was also stopped, but Woodberry was charged with a hand ball and given a straight red card.
More men: Geaton Caltabiano scored in the fourth minute and Stephen Dooley converted his third penalty kick of the season in the seventh minute to lift Loyola (9-4-1, 4-2-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) to a 2-0 win over Canisius (3-11-1, 1-5-1).
Women: Host Navy (10-5-3, 2-2-1 Patriot League) scored three second-half goals, including the game-winner in the 88th minute, to beat Army (9-3-4, 2-1-2). … Loyola (5-10-1, 3-2-1 MAAC) played to a 0-0 draw at Fairfield (5-10-1, 3-2-1 MAAC).
Leatherbury still looking for funding for Ben's Cat
Trainer King Leatherbury says the odds are about "50-50" that he'll find an investor to flip the bill on the $100,000 supplemental fee to enter Ben's Cat in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G2) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5. The fee is due by 12 p.m. Monday. "We are working on it," Leatherbury said Friday afternoon. "I almost gave up on it yesterday, but then we received a shot in the arm this morning. It is just a matter of getting everybody to put their money where their mouth is. I'd say there is a 50-50 chance this is going to happen, up from about 10 percent yesterday." On Labor Day, the Laurel Park-based 5-year-old captured the Grade III $356,000 Turf Monster Handicap at Parx Racing, which earned him an automatic berth in the Grade II Turf Sprint as part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" series. Bred, owned and trained by Leatherbury, Ben's Cat has won 13 of 18 starts, including eight stakes, with lifetime earnings of $733,230. If he decides against the Breeders' Cup, Leatherbury will run his star in the six-furlong $75,000 Laurel Dash at Laurel Park next Saturday.
Pay Day: The Breeders' Cup launched its $500K Pay Day promotion that will be conducted in partnership with Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and 15 other racetracks across the country, culminating Nov. 5. The new digital initiative provides all registered fans with a mystery "voucher" worth at least $2, with some worth as much as $5 to $500, while one lucky fan will randomly be assigned a $500,000 voucher. Contestants will receive their digital voucher via email after registering online and must take the voucher to Laurel Park or Pimlico Race Course on Nov.5 to find out what it is worth. Registration will close Nov.2 at 11:59 p.m. Fans can register at mjc.breederscup.com.
Late TD lifts Dickinson past McDaniel, 17-16
The McDaniel football team let a lead slip away to host Dickinson in the fourth quarter, losing 17-16, on Friday. Jake Nichols hit a 22-yard field goal with nine seconds left in the third quarter for a 16-10 lead for the Green Terror (1-6, 1-5 Centennial Conference). The Red Devils (3-4, 3-3) then put together a three-play, 59-yard drive capped by a 17-yard touchdown run by Kyle Smith with 7:25 left in the game.
Capitals: The team downgraded winger Jay Beagle's status to week-to-week Friday, the seventh consecutive day of practice the 26-year-old has missed since he was knocked out by Pittsburgh's Arron Asham on Oct. 13. The Capitals will not disclose the Calgary native's injury.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
—From Sun staff and news services