No. 1 Terps men lose in soccer at Clemson, 2-1
The No. 1 Maryland men's soccer team (13-2-2, 4-2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), sporting a makeshift backline, fell, 2-1, at Clemson (6-8-1, 3-4 ACC) on a cold, rainy Friday night. John Stertzer scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season for the Terps, who played a man up for the majority of the match after a red card was issued to the Tigers' Jack Metcalf in the 23rd minute. Stertzer's header flicked over goalkeeper Cody Mizell from 8 yards after a free kick from Taylor Kemp in the 36th minute. Maryland surrendered a penalty kick score by Brynjar Benediktsson in the 51st minute after a handball in the box and the game-winner to Phanuel Kavita in the 85th minute.
More men's soccer: Loyola (10-4-2, 5-2-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) used two second-half goals to erase a deficit and earn a 2-1 victory over host Siena (4-9-2, 1-5-2). Sophomores Geaton Caltabiano (Mount St. Joseph) and Stephen Dooley scored for the Greyhounds in the 46th and 73rd minutes, respectively, after the Saints opened the scoring in the 14th minute.
Women's soccer: Junior forward Nichole Schiro became the all-time leading scorer in Loyola history, notching her first-career hat trick and lifting the Greyhounds (6-11-1, 4-3-1) to a 6-1 win over visiting Manhattan (3-12-2, 1-6-1). The hat trick was the first for a Greyhound since Ali Adrzejewski in 2005 and gave her 34 career goals, breaking Adrzejewski's record of 33 that has stood since 2005. … Mount St. Mary's (6-9-2, 4-5-0 Northeast Conference) got a goal from Sadie Winship in the 68th minute to cut its deficit in half but couldn't get the equalizer in a 2-1 loss to host Bryant (8-7-3, 4-4-1). … Junior Becky Kaplan scored in the 98th minute as No. 16 Maryland rallied for its first home victory ever over No. 8 North Carolina, 2-1, on Thursday night.
Football: The Johns Hopkins offensive line — led by seniors Ed Rodger (center), Doug Drummond (guard) and Roland Massimino (tackle) and sophomores Armand Jenifer (tackle) and Ben Cranston (guard, Loyola) — was named to the d3football.com Team of the Week for its efforts in last Saturday's 83-21 win at Gettysburg.
Eighttofasttocatch goes in Fayette today at Keeneland
Maryland Million Classic winner Eighttofasttocatch will step up in company today when trainer Tim Keefe ships the son of Not For Love to Kentucky to compete in the $150,000, Grade II Fayette Stakes at Keeneland. The 5-year-old is the co-third choice at 10-1 in the 11/8-mile test; he'll be ridden by Sheldon Russell. The 12-horse field also features multiple graded winners Mission Impazible and Wise Dan and 2009 Preakness runner General Quarters.
Laurel Park: Ben's Cat, one of the most accomplished turf sprinters in North America, will start as the even-money favorite in the $75,000 Laurel Dash Stakes today at Laurel Park instead of at the Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs next weekend. Twelve runners, including second-choice Royal Currier at 5-1, are entered in the six-furlong test. Ben's Cat will be ridden by Jeremy Rose.
From Sun staff and news services