Terps DE Mackall receives indefinite suspension

United's Burch, an ex-Terp, has surgery in Baltimore on arthritic toe

November 03, 2011|Sports Digest

Maryland football

Mackall receives indefinite suspension

Maryland defensive end David Mackall (Edmondson) has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, coach Randy Edsall said. Maryland did not specify what the violation was. Mackall — backed up by sophomore Marcus Whitfield — has played in all eight games this season and has three sacks. He joins a list of other Terps suspended at various points, and for various durations, this season. The list includes fullback Rahsaan Moore, defensive end Cody Blue, receiver Ronnie Tyler, receiver Quintin McCree and running back D.J. Adams.

Jeff Barker

D.C. United

Ex-Terp Burch has surgery in Baltimore on arthritic toe

The club announced that defender Marc Burch (Maryland) has undergone a successful procedure to repair an arthritic big toe on his right foot. The procedure was performed by podiatric specialist Lew C. Schon at Union Memorial Hospital. Burch is expected to recover in time for the 2012 season.

More United: United defenders Perry Kitchen and Ethan White (Maryland) have been called up by the U.S. under-23 men's national team to attend a training camp in Duisburg, Germany. United players will join the U.S. Soccer Federation from Monday to Nov. 16. Also, United announced makeup dates for its postponed MLS Reserve League matches against the New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew. United will host the Red Bulls next Thursday at 11 a.m., then travel to Columbus on Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. United Reserves are in second place in the East Division at 5-0-3 (18points), six points behind Columbus.

Et cetera

No. 17 Salisbury men blank Frostburg in CAC semifinal

Trevor Sharpe (9:56) and Ian Wilson (16:09) scored in the opening 45 minutes, and Salisbury, No.17 in Division III, defeated Frostburg State, 3-0, in the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference men's soccer tournament Wednesday. The Sea Gulls (13-2-3), who outshot the Bobcats, 12-1, will face third-seeded York on Saturday in the conference final with the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament on the line. The Bobcats (11-3-4) will wait for a possible berth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament.

Women's college soccer: Lexy McCarty scored her second goal of the season in the 66th minute to lead visiting sixth-seeded St. Mary's (6-6-3) to a 2-1 victory over second-seeded and defending CAC champion Stevenson (12-5-3) in the conference semifinals. The Seahawks advance to Saturday's championship at Salisbury after the top-seeded Sea Gulls rallied from a 2-1 deficit at home to post a 3-2 victory over fifth-seeded Mary Washington.

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