Navy falls, 2-0, in Patriot League women's soccer title game

Terps rout D-II Holy Family in final women's basketball tuneup

November 07, 2011|Sports Digest

Division I soccer

Navy women fall, 2-0, in Patriot title game

The Navy women's soccer team lost, 2-0, to host Army (12-3-5), 2-0, in the Patriot League championship game Sunday afternoon. The Midshipmen close their season at 13-6-3. "I'm proud of our team," Mids coach Carin Gabarra said. "But when you get to the final, you expect to win. We could have played better and we could have defended better. We created some good chances today, and we got in their box a lot and got numbers forward, but we didn't convert."

More women: Host Loyola lost, 1-0, to No. 1 seed Marist in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title game. MAAC Rookie of the Year and championship game Most Valuable Player Amanda Epstein scored in the 43rd minute to give the Red Foxes their first MAAC crown in program history. Three Greyhounds were named to the All-Tournament team: junior forward Nichole Schiro, junior defender Kelsey Rene and junior midfielder Tessa McClenahan.

Men: Monmouth (13-5-0, 7-3-0) converted a penalty kick in the 77th minute to defeat Mount St. Mary's, 1-0. The Mount (8-7-2, 5-4-1 Northeast Conference) finished with its best record since 2003, but was eliminated from postseason consideration with the loss. … 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 6 yards away past diving goalkeeper Dan Louisignau and into the near-right portion of the goal. … 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) on Saturday. The Midshipmen tied for fourth with Lafayette in the league standings but held the tiebreaker and advanced thanks to their 2-1 win over regular-season league champion and top-seeded American on Oct. 22.

Division III soccer

Hopkins women claim 7th straight Centennial crown

Senior defender Jessica Hnatiuk used a free kick about 22 yards out early in the second half to give the fourth-ranked Johns Hopkins women's soccer team its seventh straight Centennial Conference women's tournament title behind a 2-0 victory Sunday over visiting Gettysburg (12-7). The Blue Jays, who moved to 19-0 to tie their highest win total for a season, will find out their NCAA tournament seeding today during the selection show, scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

College basketball

Terps women rout D-II Holy Family in final tuneup

The No. 11 Maryland women's basketball team rolled past Holy Family, 94-36, in its final exhibition game before the regular season begins later this week. Alyssa Thomas led all scorers with 23 points, including 19 in the first half. Freshman Brene Moseley had 16 points. Alicia DeVaughn added 14 points and 14 boards, and Tianna Hawkins had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Laurin Mincy added 10 points. Holy Family is ranked No. 18 in the USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 preseason coaches poll. The Terps open the regular season when they welcome Loyola to College Park for a 7 p.m. game Friday and No. 11 Georgetown at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Men: Virginia State forced 18 turnovers to upset host Towson, 50-43, in an exhibition game. Kris Walden led the Tigers 12 points, and Erique Gumbs grabbed 10 rebounds. … Bowie State dropped a 92-65 exhibition decision to George Washington.

Et cetera

UMES volleyball extends conference streak to 10

The UMES women's volleyball team defeated in-state rival Coppin State in three sets (25-19, 25-21, 25-21) at home for its 10th straight conference win. UMES (19-6) has won 22 straight matches at home and 14 in a row this season. Coppin State falls to 1-10 in the MEAC and 5-22 overall.

More women's college volleyball: Playing in their final home match, UMBC senior Allie Spaay recorded her 13th doubledouble of the season and fellow senior Iman Kennedy had 12 kills to lead the Retrievers (15-11, 5-6 America East) past Hartford, 3-1, by scores of 25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23. Hartford dropped to 12-16 overall and 3-6 in America East. The Retrievers close out the regular season with a chance to earn a berth in the America East championships when they travel to Providence on Sunday at 1 p.m.

College swimming: Winning nine events, Johns Hopkins (3-0) defeated Division I opponents Loyola (205-156) and St. Francis (Pa.) (193-132) on Saturday in the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational. The Blue Jays men (2-0) beat Loyola, 210-152, at the invitational despite not competing in the diving events and swimming the final event as an exhibition.

Field hockey: Maryland sophomore Jill Witmer was voted to the Atlantic Coast Conference's All-Tournament team. The Terrapins, ranked No. 3 in the country, fell to third-seeded Duke, 2-1, Friday afternoon in the ACC semifinals.

Capitals: The team assigned forward DJ King to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Sailing: The Tom Morris Library, which will exist in physical form at the National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame Building when it is built on the Annapolis waterfront, is online now at nshof.org. The library is being made possible through donations by family and friends of Tom Morris, the founder of Morris Yachts, who died in 2008.

Baseball: The Single-A Hagerstown Suns, a Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, named Matt Leite director of media relations and radio play-by-play announcer.

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