Hopkins women fall to No. 1 Northwestern in ALC semifinal, 13-9
Johns Hopkins matched top-ranked Northwestern goal for goal in the second half, but the damage had already been done. The Wildcats (17-1) won, 13-9, in an American Lacrosse Conference semifinal Friday in Gainesville, Fla., and stand poised to claim their sixth conference title in a row. The Wildcats, who led 8-4 at the half, got four goals overall from Shannon Smith. Candace Rossi had two goals and an assist for Hopkins (9-9). In the later semifinal, Nicole Graziano scored back-to-back goals at 12:21 and 10:30 of the second half, including the eventual game-winner, as host No. 2 Florida (16-2) won, 5-4, over Ohio State (11-6). The Gators will host Northwestern in today's championship at 12:30 p.m.
More women's lacrosse: Sarah Plumb and Kirsten Goldberg (St. Paul's) each scored twice and No. 11 Dartmouth (11-4) hung on to win, 9-8, over No. 14 Cornell (11-5) in an Ivy League semifinal in Philadelphia. In the later game, Courtney Tomchik (Broadneck) scored three goals and No. 16 Pennsylvania (9-7) won, 9-5, over Harvard (9-7). The Quakers will host the Big Green for the championship at noon Sunday.
Sailing: Three sailors from Annapolis Yacht Club — Todd Hiller (Leading Edge), Jeffrey Todd (Hot Toddy) and David Robinson (Handbasket) — finished 1-2-3 in the J/22 Division after one day of competition at the three-day Annapolis leg of the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta on Friday. More than 200 boats overall competed, and despite weak winds and stormy conditions, eight of the 17 boat classes completed Day One races. Racing will resume today at 10 a.m.
NFL: Police sought a second charge against former Ravens cornerback Deion Sanders on Thursday stemming from an altercation with his estranged wife and her friend at the couple's home in a Dallas suburb last month. Police officials in Prosper, Texas, said they had asked the Collin County District Attorney's office to consider filing a charge of misdemeanor criminal mischief against the 44-year-old Hall of Famer. Sanders had previously been charged with simple assault in connection with the April 23 incident.
Horse racing: The only scratch for the Kentucky Derby, My Adonis, will race at Pimlico Race Course today in the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds previously known as the Federico Tesio Stakes. My Adonis was on the also-eligible list for the Derby, but no spot opened. My Adonis is the even-money morning line favorite in the Canonero II, which will serve as a prep for the May 19 Preakness.
Men's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's guard Kelvin Parker was awarded a scholarship beginning next season. Parker, a freshman walk-on this past season, averaged 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 2011-12. Freshman guard Chad Holley, who averaged 3.3 points and 0.9 rebounds, won't be returning to the team.
Squash: The SquashWise Rally — a fundraiser for the youth development program that provides Baltimore City public school students with academic tutoring, squash coaching and team building — will take place Sunday at Meadow Mill Athletic Club. Twelve squash teams made up of donors, squash professionals and SquashWise students will be competing. For information, go to baltimoresquashwise.org/rally/2012.
—From Sun staff and news services