Women's college lacrosse
Glenelg's Markwordt leads Ohio St. to win
Paced by Alayna Markwordt's 10 points, the No. 12 Ohio State women's lacrosse team downed host St.Bonaventure, 15-8, on Monday afternoon. Eight players scored for the Buckeyes (7-1) in the win. Markwordt (Glenelg) topped her season-high nine points, recording five goals and five assists. It was the Tewaaraton Award candidate's highest-scoring outing since an 11-point performance during her freshman season against Johns Hopkins on March 7, 2009. The Bonnies (2-1) led twice early in the first half and stayed within one for much of the opening period before an eight-goal Ohio State scoring barrage gave the Buckeyes the momentum. Ohio State outshot St. Bonaventure 43-18 and had a big advantage in draw controls (16-8) and ground balls (18-7).
George Washington 16, Mount St. Mary's 8: Sarah Phillips led the Colonials (6-2) with two goals and three assists in a nonconference victory over the Mount (1-7). George Washington scored six unanswered goals in the first half to take the lead and never looked back to earn its eighth win in the last nine meetings against Mount St. Mary's. Rachel Mia added a hat trick for the Colonials in the win. Erin Seipp (Notre Dame Prep) paced Mount St. Mary's with two goals and an assist. Kaitlyn Larrimore (North Harford) also scored twice in the loss.
Honors: Navy senior captain Kierstin King (Hereford) was tabbed as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. ... Georgetown sophomore midfielder Hannah Franklin (McDonogh) was named to the Big East Conference Honor Roll. ... Salisbury junior attack Katie Bollhorst (St. Mary's) was selected as the CAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, and Frostburg State junior goalie Naomi Swann was picked as the conference's Defensive Player of the Week.
Men's college lacrosse
Tarrant gets 2nd hat trick in row as St. Mary's wins
First-year Matt Tarrant recorded his second straight hat trick for the host St. Mary's men's lacrosse team in a 12-6 victory over Oneonta State (1-3). Tarrant found the back of the net three times to pace the St.Mary's offense, while senior John Dehm scored twice and had an assist. Jim van de Veerdonk and Tyler Jennings lead the Oneonta State attack with two goals each in the loss.
Honors: Navy senior RJ Wickham picked up his second Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week citation of the season. ... York senior goalie Tyler Powell (Archbishop Spalding) was named CAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Poll: Now perfect through eight games in the 2012 season, the Salisbury men's lacrosse team remained the top-ranked team in the nation in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches poll. It marked the fourth straight week in which the Sea Gulls (8-0) received all of the available first-place votes. Salisbury, with 320 points, is 20 points ahead of No. 2 Tufts while SUNY-Cortland (287 points), Rochester Institute of Technology (250) and Amherst (248) round out the top five.
Walker, Mitchell to replace Thompson on ESPN 980
Since John Thompson announced his pending retirement from ESPN 980 several months ago, there has been one notable opening on the D.C. sports-talk radio schedule. That opening will be filled this week, when 980 is expected to name Thompson's replacement in the 2 p.m.-4 p.m. weekday slot. The new show will be called "Inside the Locker Room with Doc Walker and Brian Mitchell;" both are former Washington Redskins. Doc Walker Brian MitchellLongtime D.C. sports-talk host Scott Jackson will be the third member of the broadcast team. ESPN 980 declined to comment on the move, but a formal announcement is expected shortly, and the show will debut next week.
—Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post
College baseball: Towson freshman first baseman Brendan Butler (John Carroll) was chosen as the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Rookie of the Week. ... UMBC freshman Anthony Gatto was named the America East Rookie of the Week. ... Salisbury senior catcher Tyler Bennett was selected as the CAC Player of the Week. ... Washington College senior shortstop Ryan Normoyle was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week.
College softball: UMBC sophomore Jessica Warner was honored as the America East Player of the Week for the second straight week. ... Salisbury freshman pitcher Rachel Johnson was named CAC Pitcher of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services