Digest: I'll Have Another works out at Pimlico

Terps' Sanza is ACC Defensive Player of Year in women's lacrosse

May 09, 2012|Sports Digest

Preakness

I'll Have Another works out at Pimlico

Reddam Racing's I'll Have Another, the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, was settled into his new home in Barn D at Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday morning. The horse was limited to very light exercise, standard procedure in the days after a race, in preparation for the Preakness on May 19. "He walked this morning for about 15 or 20 minutes," assistant trainer Jack Sisterson said. "He was just taking it all in and looking around. He's feeling good." Sisterson said the colt has come out of the Derby in great shape. "He looks like he never ran," he said. "He's eaten everything up. He wants to get out of the barn. He's quiet once he's in there, but once he's out, it's like, 'OK, I want to go out to the track now.' That's something we want to see. After a race, especially one like the Kentucky Derby, you're always wondering if it has taken something out of him, but he's doing fantastic." Heinz Steinmann's gray colt Creative Cause is a likely Preakness starter, trainer Mike Harrington said. The three-time graded-stakes winner was shipped back to Harrington's stable in California after he finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby. Harrington said the colt is scheduled to make the trip to Baltimore next week. "We're planning on it; we've got the flight booked," Harrington said. "We have to see how he bounces back."

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Terps' Sanza is ACC Defensive Player of Year

Maryland defender Iliana Sanza (St. Paul's) was named Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year. The junior started all 20 games for the nation's fourth-ranked defense. Sanza led the Terrapins with 36 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers, while her 32 draw controls were the third-most of any Terp.

More women's college lacrosse: Salisbury (19-0), the only remaining undefeated team among all levels of women's lacrosse, sits atop the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Top 20 coaches poll heading into the Division III NCAA tournament. Stevenson (9-7) moved down one spot to No. 18.

Men's college lacrosse: Salisbury (19-0) enters the NCAA tournament as the nation's top-ranked team in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches poll. Stevenson (15-4) fell one spot to No. 5.

College baseball: Freshman left fielder Brendan Butler had three hits and scored three runs as Towson (22-27) broke out of a team batting slump with a 14-4 win over visiting UMES (11-35) in a rain-delayed nonconference game. ... David Perkins hit a walk-off homer, leading host Duke (19-29) to a 4-3 victory over Coppin State (1-47) and a sweep of a nonconference doubleheader.

College softball: Maryland senior Vangie Galindo was named ACC Player of the Week, and senior Kendra Knight was chosen as the Pitcher of the Week for the third time this year.

D.C. United Women: Pending league and US Soccer Federation approval, West Virginia standout and Women's Professional Soccer player Carolyn Blank and Sarah Sample, a former Maryland star who also played for the Washington Freedom, will join the team.

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