Cummings' hat trick lifts No. 8 Terps, 12-8

Krause helps UMBC surprise No. 20 Hopkins, 7-6

April 26, 2012|Sports Digest

Men's college lacrosse

Cummings' hat trick lifts No. 8 Terps, 12-8

Host Mount St. Mary's (4-8) hung with No. 8 Maryland (8-4) for a quarter before the Terps pulled away in the second quarter and went on to win, 12-8, Wednesday night. Joe Cummings (Loyola) had a hat trick and scored his 100th career point for Maryland. Bryant Schmidt (St. Mary's-Ryken) scored twice for the Mount.

Tewaaraton Award: The Tewaaraton Foundation announced that the list of candidates for the annual honor given to the top men's players has been whittled to 25. No. 1 Loyola and No. 13 Johns Hopkins are two of five programs with two representatives on the list. The Greyhounds are represented by junior attackman Mike Sawyer and junior long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff, while the Blue Jays have junior goalkeeper Pierce Bassett and junior defenseman Tucker Durkin. No. 8 Maryland is represented by junior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, and Salisbury — the reigning nine-time national champion and current top-ranked team in Division III — has a candidate in senior midfielder Sam Bradman. Virginia senior attackman Steele Stanwick (Loyola) and North Carolina junior attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) are the only other local representatives.

Edward Lee

Notes: Tickets for Saturday's men's lacrosse game between Loyola and Johns Hopkins have been sold out. The game is set for 1 p.m. at Loyola's Ridley Athletic Complex. ... Navy senior faceoff specialist Logan West was named to the Patriot League All-Academic team.

Women's college lacrosse

Krause helps UMBC surprise No. 20 Hopkins, 7-6

Alicia Krause (Mount Hebron) scored the last two goals, tying the game at 10:10 and putting UMBC ahead at 7:30, as the Retrievers (8-8) earned a 7-6 upset victory over No. 20 Johns Hopkins (7-8). Krause finished with four goals. Colleen McCaffrey had three goals for the Blue Jays.

National game: No. 1 Northwestern (15-1) bounced back from Saturday's 8-7 loss to No. 3 Florida with a 17-7 victory over visiting No. 6 Notre Dame (12-3).

Tewaaraton: A dozen players with local connections are among the 25 nominees. The list includes three players from Maryland — midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century), attacker Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) and defender Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's) — as theTerps tied North Carolina for the most players to make the last cut before the list is narrowed to five finalists May 10. Shannon SmithLoyola midfielder Marlee Paton and Towson goalie Mary Teeters (Centennial) also were nominated; Teeters is one of only two goalies on the list; the other is Penn State's Dana Cahill, from Mercy. Eleven of the players graduated from local high schools, including two former Baltimore Sun Players of the Year: Schwarzmann and Vanderbilt midfielder Ally Carey. Josie OwenOther locals are Florida midfielders Kitty Cullen (McDonogh) and Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll), Ohio State attacker Alayna Alyana Markwordt (Glenelg), Virginia attacker Josie Owen (Severn) and Georgetown midfielder Sophia Thomas (Maryvale).

Katherine Dunn

Et cetera

Report: Navy releases Kettani to play in NFL

Eric Kettani, a lieutenant junior grade, was released early from his active-duty contract to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL, the Navy said Tuesday in a reversal reported by the Navy Times. Kettani, a former Naval Academy running back who graduated in 2009, made the practice squad of the New England Patriots last summer only to learn that his waiver from his active-duty obligation was denied by Juan Garcia, assistant Navy secretary for manpower and reserve affairs. Kettani returned to his old ship, the frigate Klakring. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus approved Kettani's appeal, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Tamara Lawrence said Tuesday. As part of the agreement, Kettani will have to repay the Navy roughly $60,000 for the cost of his academy education and training and will serve in the Naval Reserve for up to seven years, the Navy Times reported.

Golf: Professional John Lyberger birdied two of the final three holes, enabling him and partner Bobby Morris to win the 56th Pro-Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Crofton Country Club. The Congressional CC entry, the last ones to finish in the 56-team field, shot 4-under-par 34-34—68 to overtake Kyle Carranza-Mark Cusic of Breton Bay CC, 34-35—69. Three pairings finished at 70. including Joe Plecker-Andrew Rice of Baltimore CC.

D.C. United Women: D.C. United Women defeated Maryland, 1-0, on Saturday night in the marquee match of the inaugural Headers For Hope charity tournament at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.

College football: Navy's five home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised live by CBS Sports Network.

College baseball: Sander Beck pitched Maryland's first nine-inning complete game in more than two years and surrendered just one run as the host Terps (27-17) completed a season sweep of Towson (20-22) with a 2-1 win. ... John Walls drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, leading host Coppin State (1-38) to a 5-4 victory over George Mason, ending the Eagles' 44-game losing streak.

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