UMBC men fall in conference quarters
UMBC (7-8-3) was unable to defend its America East men's soccer title, as the fourth-seeded Retrievers fell, 1-0, to visiting fifth-seed Hartford (7-8-4) in a quarterfinal Saturday night. The Hawks advance to play top-seeded Boston University in the league semifinals on the road on Wednesday. Hartford scored in the 69th minute. Defender Atobra Ampadu won a battle for the ball on the right wing and sprinted into the box. He hit a short cross, where a streaking Anthony Santaga redirected it from six yards away past diving goalkeeper Dan Louisignau and into the near-right portion of the goal.
More men's soccer: Knowing it needed a win or tie to likely advance to the Patriot League tournament, Navy (7-7-4, 3-2-2) drew, 0-0, with host Colgate (10-4-5, 4-1-2). The Midshipmen actually tied for fourth with Lafayette in the league standings but held the tiebreaker and advanced thanks to its 2-1 win over regular-season league champion and top-seeded American on Oct. 22. … Playing in his final college game, senior goalkeeper John Steele made six saves, including five in the first half, to lead Towson (3-11-2, 2-8-1) to a 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association victory over visiting Georgia State (12-6-1, 6-5-0) on Saturday. The shutout was the Tigers' first of the season. Freshman defender Daniel Grundei scored his first college goal in the third minute when he collected a loose ball in the penalty area after a pass from sophomore forward Enrico Skrypzak and scored on a shot to the left corner.
Women's soccer: Junior midfielder Bonnie Sandone scored on a header in overtime to give Salisbury (13-5-2) a 1-0 victory over visiting St. Mary's (6-7-3) and its fourth Capital Athletic Conference championship. With five minutes left in the period, junior forward Sarah Pfundstein (South River) set up for a Salisbury corner kick. As Pfundstein's kick curved toward the back post, Sandone headed the ball into the net for her first goal of the season. St. Mary's sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Wirtz (Hereford) finished with a career-best 16 saves. … Harford Community College earned a 6-1 victory over Spartanburg Methodist to earn a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament for the third time in the past six seasons, beginning Nov.16 in Melbourne, Fla.
Field hockey: Seven-time defending champion Ursinus (15-3) scored two second-half goals for a 2-0 victory over Johns Hopkins (10-8) in the Centennial Conference semifinals in Lancaster, Pa. … Salisbury (17-1), top-ranked in Division III, won the CAC championship with a 5-1 victory over visiting Wesley (12-9). The Sea Gulls' 16th CAC title earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Salisbury took a 3-0 lead into halftime, with senior Tara McGovern scoring the first goal and assisting on the second two.
Women's basketball: Freshman guard Tracey Carrington (Dundalk) scored 21 points and freshman forward-center Amarah Williams added 16 to lead host Morgan State to a 66-50 exhibition victory over Bowie State.
Concealed Identity gives retiring Gaudet a win
Concealed Identity, a son of Smarty Jones, won his second consecutive turf race Saturday, the$60,000 Find Handicap at Laurel Park. Trained by Eddie Gaudet, the gelding covered nine furlongs over the good turf in 1 minute, 53.61 seconds, winning by four lengths. Monument Hill took second, and front-runner Dream Louise held on to third. The winner paid $3. "He has really grown up and I am really proud of him," said Sheldon Russell, who was aboard the winner. "He has really taken to the turf." Russell and Concealed Identity teamed up for a turf victory at Laurel on Oct. 5. This was also the third stakes win for Concealed Identity, who upset eventual Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice in the Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in early May and took the Maryland Juvenile Championship in December. Gaudet announced last week that he plans to retire at the end of the year, with his 23-year-old daughter, Lacey, taking over the Bowie Training Center barn. The 81-year-old King Leatherbury Dale Capuanohas 1,730 wins in a career that began in 1959. "I will still be hanging around the barn, but it is time," said Gaudet, who won the 1971 Black-Eyed Susan and the 1991 General George Handicap. "Lacey wants to pursue this as a career and was really ready years ago."
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