Loyola men's basketball
Jones, Laster, Tuohy join 2012-13 class
Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos announced the addition of three players to the Greyhounds' 2012-13 freshman class: Jarred Jones (John Carroll), Eric Laster and Sean Tuohy Jr., whose adoptive older brother is Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher. "We're excited to have Jarred, Eric and S.J. join our program," Patsos said. "With Jarred, we are bringing in another player who knows what it takes to be successful in the Baltimore Catholic League, one of the top high school conferences around, and Eric certainly had a terrific senior year in Delaware. S.J. comes from a highly successful high school program, and he is a pass-first guy who has also been on excellent teams." A 6-foot-6, 185-pound forward, Jones averaged 13.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game his senior year while leading the Patriots to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association AConference title and being named to The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro first team. The 6-6, 195-pound Laster, who was named Gatorade Delaware Boys Basketball Player of the Year, averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and three assists per game as a senior and was an All-State first-team selection. Tuohy helped Briarcrest Christian in Memphis, Tenn., to a 23-6 record as a senior point guard, averaging more than six assists. This spring, he played with an international touring team that traveled to Europe and played games against teams in Italy.
Pimlico Race Course
Beach volleyball tourney to be held Preakness weekend
The National Volleyball League will host its first event of the season, a two-day, $50,000 tournament, May 18-19 in Baltimore. Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers will make their 2012 domestic debut at the event, which will take place at Baltimore Beach's Rash Field and the Pimlico Race Course infield on Preakness Day. 2012 Summer Olympic contenders Jen Kessy and April Ross will also participate in what might be the only event U.S. Olympic teams play domestically before the London Games. The main draw will begin at 8 a.m. May 18 at Baltimore Beach and will run all day. Two featured evening matches will be held at 7p.m. and 8:30 p.m., with the winners moving into the semifinals. The men's and women's semifinals and finals will be played at during Preakness InfieldFest at Pimlico on May 19, with the men's final at 2:00 p.m. and the women's final at 3:30 p.m.
Horse racing: The Maryland Racing Commission voted Tuesday to approve The President of the United Arab Emirates Cup, a Grade I race for purebred Arabian horses, on Preakness Day.
UMBC women rally past American in lacrosse, 13-11
Host UMBC went on a 7-0 run that spanned both halves to beat American, 13-11, on Tuesday. The Retrievers (7-7) trailed 5-3 before Kristen Bilney sparked the run with a goal with 5:58 remaining in the first half. The Eagles (7-8) attempted to erase the deficit and pulled within 11-10 before UMBC scored back-to-back goals to secure its lead.
More women's college lacrosse: St. Mary's scored three of the game's final four goals, including one by Caily Aburn (John Carroll) just before the buzzer, but it was not enough to overcome a second-half deficit as the host Seahawks (8-8, 4-4 Capital Athletic Conference) lost, 12-7, to York (13-3, 7-1). St. Mary's trailed 11-4 with 7:30 to go when Daniella Hanacek sparked the comeback attempt. ... Gwynedd-Mercy defeated Notre Dame of Maryland, 17-8, for its fourth straight win. The host Griffins (6-6, 5-2 Colonial States Athletic Conference) used a 12-goal first half to take a comfortable lead over the Gators (6-6, 3-4). Allison Terry led all scorers with five 5 goals for Notre Dame. ... Stephanie Seibert made 11 saves as host Washington College pushed past Swarthmore, 9-6. The Shorewomen (9-5, 5-3 Centennial Conference) led 6-1 at halftime, but the Garnet (10-5, 4-4) made a second-half charge, controlling the final seven draws of the game. Annalise Penikis scored to trim the lead to 8-6 with 12:43 to play, but Washington College held Swathmore scoreless for the rest of the game. ... No. 2 Syracuse used a 10-goal first half to beat visiting No. 13 Cornell, 16-9. The Orange (11-2) took a 9-1 lead 22 minutes into the game. From that point on, the Big Red (8-4) outscored Syracuse 9-7, but they could not recover from their first-half deficit. Alyssa Murray had a game-high four goals for the Orange.