Terps men upset by BC in ACC quarters, 2-1
Seventh-seeded Boston College used two quick first-half goals to defeat second-seeded Maryland, 2-1, in the Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer quarterfinals Tuesday night. The host Terps (13-3-3) had an 18-9 advantage in shots, but the Eagles (13-5-0) held on after scoring in the 13th and 17th minutes. Maryland's Casey Townsend scored his 13th goal of the season two minutes into the second half when he flicked in a cross from Jereme Raley. The NCAA tournament bracket will be announced Monday.
College football: Salisbury (8-1, 6-0 Empire8) is tied for 12th in the America Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches Top 25.
College field hockey: McDaniel junior midfielder Paige Messersmith (Dulaney) was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team. … Washington College senior attacker Emily Trees was also named to the first team, and senior midfielder Gussie Reilly was named to the second team. Senior defender Emily Broomell and junior attacker Gabby Tarbert (C. Milton Wright) represent the team on the conference's academic honor roll. … Johns Hopkins placed four players on the All-Centennial Conference teams. Seniors Amy Wharton and Kim Stein, along with junior Maggie Phillips, earned first-team honors; junior Liane Tellier was named to the second team.
Men's college soccer: UMBC seniors Vince Savarese (Archbishop Curley) and Andy Streilein, along with junior Liam Paddock, were named to the America East Conference academic team.
Women's college soccer: Goucher's Sherlanda Buskey was honored as the Rookie of the Year in the Landmark Conference. Gophers junior Shay Kettner (Perry Hall) repeated as an all-conference second-team selection.
Nationals: A club spokeswoman said the club is in the process of "a complete renovation of the field," which began late last month and is expected to be finished by Thanksgiving. The park's original Kentucky bluegrass turf was removed for the first time since the stadium opened; after four years of use, "the grass became compacted and the decision was made to replace it with a fresh new surface of the same type of Kentucky [bluegrass], which will be laid on top of brand-new sand," she wrote. The warning track dirt will also be replaced and will be a slightly darker shade in 2012.
—Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post
Laurel Park: Argentine-born rider Horacio Karamanos won all three turf races Tuesday to move to within two wins (32-30) of Julian Pimentel for the top spot in the jockey standings for the fall meeting.
Boxing: Rising heavyweight stars Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and Maurice "Freight Train" Byarm, and junior middle and middleweight fighter Fernando Guerrero, announced that they will attend the amateur show to promote breast cancer awareness Friday at Du Burns Arena. Mitchell is a Brandywine native, and Guerrero is based in Salisbury.
Capitals: The team acquired defenseman Tomas Kundratek from the New York Rangers in exchange for right wing Francois Bouchard. Kundratek will report to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Also, Philipp Grubauer of the South Carolina Stingrays, an ECHL affiliate of the Caps, was honored as the league's Goaltender of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services