Trainer Gaudet aiming to retire at end of year
Trainer Eddie Gaudet said Thursday that he plans to retire from training at the end of the year, with his wife, Linda, and daughter Lacey taking over the Bowie Training Center barn. The 81-year-old finished third among Maryland trainers, behind King Leatherbury and Dale Capuano, for three straight years in the mid-1990s and has 1,729 victories in a career that began in 1959. "It is just time," said Gaudet, who won the 1971 Black-Eyed Susan with At Arms Length and the 1991 General George Handicap (Grade II) with Star Touch. Concealed Identity, owned by Linda Gaudet and Morris Bailey, is the even-money favorite to win the $60,000 Find Handicap for Maryland-breds Saturday on grass at Laurel Park. The gelding was winless in three post-Preakness starts until the Oct. 5 turf test at Laurel. The result was an easy 61/2-length score under jockey Sheldon Russell. Also, beginning Saturday, first post at Laurel Park switches from 1:10 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. for the rest of the calendar year, with the exception of Thanksgiving. The Nov. 24 card will begin at 11:05 a.m.
No. 4 Terps men tie Wake, 1-1, get second seed in ACC
Despite a 35-6 advantage in shots, the No. 4 Maryland men's soccer team drew with visiting Wake Forest, 1-1, on Thursday. With the tie, the Terps (13-2-3, 4-2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) were awarded the second seed in the conference tournament. Junior John Stertzer put the Terps ahead in the 32nd minute on a header from 10 yards out. The strike was Stertzer's team-high 14th goal of the season. The Terps will host No. 7 seed Boston College in the ACC quarterfinals Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Women's college soccer: Loyola junior forward Nichole Schiro was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in women's soccer, one of seven Greyhounds players who were honored with conference awards. Schiro was joined by junior defender Kelsey Rene on the All-MAAC first team. The Greyhounds landed three on the all-conference second team: sophomore defender Jenny Thornton (Severna Park), junior midfielder Gigi Mangione (McDonogh) and sophomore goalkeeper Didi Haracic. Midfielder Amanda Reverberi and defender Kelly Santangelo were named to the All-Rookie team. … Navy's Kate Herren, Ashlynn Soellner and Alexes Lopez-Shaw received All-Patriot League honors. Herren and Soellner were named to the first team, and Lopez-Shaw was selected to the second team. Junior forward Brittany Fruin was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team. … Mount St. Mary's senior goalkeeper Alicia Miller was named second-team All-Northeast Conference, while freshman Alicia Mirando earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team. … UMBC junior midfielder Aly Gazarek was selected to the America East All-Academic Team. … Johns Hopkins senior Paulina Goodman was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week. … St. Mary's sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Wirtz (Hereford) picked up her fourth career Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award.
Women's college basketball: Navy sophomore forward Jade Geif was honored as the Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year. Last year she was named Rookie of the Year and led the Mids to their first league title, picking up Patriot League Tournament Most Valuable Player honors along the way. In the league's preseason poll, Navy finished third behind top-ranked American and second-ranked Lehigh. … Mount St. Mary's was picked 11th of 12 teams in the Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll.
Men's college basketball: Erik Etherly scored a game-high 22 points and added eight rebounds, and host Loyola defeated Division II Indiana (Pa.) in exhibition play, 83-71.
College field hockey: Hofstra earned a 3-0 win over Towson (10-10) in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Men's college lacrosse: Former Johns Hopkins All-American Steven Boyle was named an assistant at Brown.
Golf: Billy Hurley III (Navy) was one of 25 members of the Nationwide Tour awarded 2012 PGA Tour cards last weekend at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C., based on their season-ending finish on the money list. Hurley ranked No. 25.
—From Sun staff and news services