Terps baseball off to 2nd-best start since '24

McIlroy to skip AT&T

soccer friendly June 2 at RFK

March 08, 2012|Sports Digest

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Terps baseball off to 2nd-best start since '24

Second baseman Kyle Convissar (Severna Park) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs Tomo Delp as No.20 Maryland beat Navy, 4-2, on Wednesday to capture its 10th straight baseball victory and improve to 11-1 overall, its second-best start since 1924. In the past 88 years the school has had a better start just once — 12-1 in 1967. The Terps can match that record Friday when they open Atlantic Coast Conference play at Wake Forest. Navy fell to 5-6.

More baseball: Freshman Paul Beers and six relief pitchers combined to pitch a two-hit shutout as host Towson (5-5) won its fourth consecutive game, 11-0 over UMBC (1-7).

Women's basketball: Maryland sophomore Alyssa Thomas is one of 15 women's finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, which goes to the nation's best player. Thomas, one of four nonseniors or nonjuniors on the list, last week became the second sophomore to be named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. On Sunday, she led the Terps to their 10th ACC title with a career-high 29 points in the championship game.

Wrestling: Maryland redshirt sophomore Christian Boley is seeded fourth at 197 pounds and will open against Binghamton's Cody Reed at the NCAA championships, which start next Thursday in St. Louis. Maryland's seven wrestlers are tied for the 12th most in the 70-team tournament. Junior Josh Asper (Hereford) is seeded seventh at 165 and will face Buffalo's Mark Lewandowski in the bracket's pigtail match. At 285, sophomore Spencer Myers received the eighth seed and will face The Citadel's Andrew Delaney in the first round. Also entered are sophomore Shane Gentry (125), freshman Geoffrey Alexander (133), senior Kyle John (157) and redshirt sophomore Jimmy Sheptock (174).

Women's soccer: Sandra Lagana (South Carroll), who has coached Ferrum since 2007 and last fall led the school to its first back-to-back winning seasons since 1998, was named McDaniel's coach.

Football: Bowie State will begin its 40th season Sept. 1 with a home game against Assumption. Homecoming will be Oct. 13 against Virginia State.

Et cetera

McIlroy to skip AT&T; friendly June 2 at RFK

Rory McIlroy, the world's top-ranked golfer, said Tuesday that he won't enter the AT&T National on June 28 to July1 and will play instead in the Irish Open that weekend. "Of course it was difficult," McIlroy said of his decision. "You always want to go back to places where you've had success before. Obviously, I have great memories from Congressional last year." McIlroy won the U.S. Open by eight shots last year at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. The Irish Open will be at Royal Portrush, about 60 miles north of his hometown of Holywood, Northern Ireland.

Barry Svrluga, The Washington Post

International soccer: The El Salvador and Honduras men's national teams are tentatively set to meet in a June 2 friendly at RFK Stadium, six days before the semifinal round of 2014 World Cup qualifying commences for both countries. El Salvador's involvement has been in place for weeks, but organizers were awaiting Honduras' commitment. Contracts have not been finalized, promoter Elias Polio said.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Indoor soccer: The Blast will host the Rochester Lancers in Game 1 of the Major Indoor Soccer League Eastern Division Finals at 7:35 p.m. Saturday. The Lancers host Game 2 at 7 p.m. Monday. ... The MISL announced that Blast midfielder Max Ferdinand captured the Assist Champion crown by setting up his teammates 25times in 24 regular-season games; he finished fourth in scoring with 72 points. Blast goalkeeper Sagu was the league's Points-Against Average Champion after allowing an average of 9.61 points in 20 games.

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