Sports Digest: Blast wins second game in two nights

November 20, 2011|Sports Digest

Indoor soccer

Blast wins second game in two nights

A bit of tough scheduling wasn't enough to keep the Blast from winning its second straight game Saturday night. Playing in its second road game in 24 hours, the Blast beat the Wichita Wings, 12-6. The team had won its first game of the season Friday night, a 10-8 overtime victory over the Missouri Comets. After a back-and-forth first half Saturday, the Blast (2-1) went into halftime with a 10-4 lead, thanks to goals by Ptah Myers and Carlos Garcia and 3-pointers by Adauto Neto and Pat Healey. Max Ferdinand capped the Blast scoring with a power-play goal in the third quarter. The Blast plays its next three matches on the road, with games in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday and Syracuse. N.Y., next Sunday.

Colleges

UMES advances to MEAC volleyball championship

The UMES women's volleyball team swept Hampton, 25-20, 25-9, 25-19, to earn a spot in today's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Zoe Bowens tied a career high with seven aces and added five kills and four digs in helping to lead the Hawks to their 18th consecutive victory. MEAC Rookie of the Year Saitaua Iosia had 13 kills and nine digs, and Maline Vaitai contributed six kills, 12 digs and three blocks. Conference Coach of the Year Don Metil and UMES will be vying for the program's first MEAC title when they meet Florida A&M, which defeated Bethune-Cookman. Earlier, Iosia and teammate Jessie Vicic had been named to the All-MEAC first team. The Hawks' Kaveinga Lea'Aetoa made the second team along with Coppin State's Ariel Richard and Gabrielle Otero.

More women's volleyball: UNC Wilmington sophomore Christi Laite (Severna Park) was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team.

Women's bowling: UMES' Anggie Ramirez was named MEAC Bowler of the Week.

Field hockey: Nine members of fourth-ranked Maryland made the National Field Hockey Coaches Association's All-Mid-Atlantic team. Jemma Buckley, Megan Frazer, Katie Gerzabek, Ali McEvoy, Harriet Tibble and Jill Witmer were selected to the first team; Maxine Fluharty, Colleen Gulick and Melissa Vassalotti made the second team.

Women's swimming and diving: Towson (5-0, 3-0 CAA) is ranked No. 1 in CollegeSwimming.com's initial Mid-Major Division I Dual Meet rankings by CollegeSwimming.com.

Men's lacrosse: Salisbury senior midfielder Sam Bradman is one of Lacrosse Magazine's four finalists for the Division III Preseason Player of the Year. … Bucknell senior Tom Thibeault (Boys' Latin), a student assistant coach, was named one of team's captains.

Water polo: Navy senior Conor Handley was named the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division MVP, coach Mike Schofield was named Coach of the Year and two other players joined Handley on the All-Southern Division teams. Kyle Wertz is on the first team with Handley while Stevie Ray was selected to the second team.

Ravens

Team recognizes three for their work in community

Ravens: Angelo Johnson of Art with a Heart Inc., Ron Mann of the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region and Kate Wolfson of Baltimore SquashWise have been selected by the Ravens for their Community Quarterback Award. Funded by NFL Charities and the Ravens All Community Team Foundation, the award recognizes individuals who exhibit leadership, dedication and commitment to bettering their local communities. The trio will be honored at M&T Bank Stadium today before the Ravens host the Cincinnati Bengals. Each winner will receive a $2,500 grant to his or her respective nonprofit organization. The Ravens also will recognize three people with $1,000 grants for the work they've done to improve Maryland communities: Josh Birenbaum of Paul's Place Inc., David Ensor of Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon and Carole Sibel of Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital.

Youth football: Eighth-grader Dorian Maddox (Gilman) was selected to play in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl on Jan. 8 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Maddox will play as a running back for the eighth-grade unlimited-weight East team.

Golf: Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses will host the 16th annual Turkey Shoot on Thursday morning at Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park and Clifton Park golf courses. For discounted rates and other information, go to Classic5Golf.com.

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