Digest: Westminster's Francisco wins MAPGA Senior titles

LSM-defenseman Capuana commits to play men's lacrosse at Towson

August 29, 2012|Sports Digest

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Westminster's Francisco wins MAPGA Senior titles

With a 36-hole total of 137 (68-69) at The Foundry Golf Club in Powhatan, Va., John Francisco of Westminster took the Middle Atlantic PGA Senior Professional Championship and the MAPGA Senior Championship titles. The win earns Francisco a spot to play in the Southworth PGA Senior Professional National Championship Oct.11-14 at the Club at Creighton Farms (Aldie, Va.) and River Creek Club (Leesburg, Va.). With a 1-under 71, Steve Bosdosh of Clarksburg won the MAPGA Quarter Century Championship, also at The Foundry. Bosdosh also earned a chance to play in the 2012 PGA Senior Professional National Championship. In the 60-and-older division of the championship, Jay Horton of Chestertown fired a 3-under 69 for a two-round total of 144. This score placed Horton in a tie for sixth place in the Senior Professional Championship, which earned him a spot to play in the PGA Senior Professional National Championship. Winning the 70-and-older division with a two-round score of 151 was Jim Folks of North Potomac. Joining Francisco and Bosdosh and Horton in advancing to the Southworth tournament PGA Senior Professional National Championship is Wayne DeFrancesco of Columbia.

Men's college lacrosse: Rising junior long-stick midfielder-defenseman Nick Capuana of Massapequa (N.Y.) High has committed orally to Towson, according to LaxLessons.com. A member of the Long Island Jesters, he also considered UMass and Hofstra. ... First-year Manhattan coach Steve Manitta announced that Matt Nealis (Mount St. Mary's) will join his staff.

Inside Lacrosse

Men's college soccer: Olakunle Banjo scored with 8:33 left in the second overtime to lead Towson (1-1-0) to a 2-1 road victory over Mount St. Mary's (0-1-0). ... When Salisbury begins its season this weekend at the Elmer Lord Classic, along with Penn State Altoona, Richard Stockton and St.Mary's, the Sea Gulls will take part in the Red Card Cancer initiative. The program was founded in 2009 by Paul Payne, a past president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The goal of the tournament, which will begin Friday at 2:30 p.m., is to raise $1,000. Players from each team will be soliciting donations leading up to the tournament, and donations will be accepted at the gate. Contact Salisbury coach Gerry DiBartolo at grdibartolo@salisbury.edu or 410-546-4144.

Women's college volleyball: Host Towson (5-0) extended its winning streak to five matches with a 3-0 victory over Loyola (2-2) on Tuesday night. ... UMBC lost to host George Mason, 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11). ... The American Volleyball Coaches Association chose UMES outside hitter Saitaua Iosia as the Sports Imports Division I Player of the Week. This is the second time that Iosia has won the award; she is the only Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player ever to have received the honor. ... Johns Hopkins was unanimously selected to capture its second consecutive Centennial Conference crown, according to the preseason coaches poll.

Women's college basketball: UMBC will open its season at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Morgan State. The Retrievers begin America East play by hosting defending league champion Albany on Jan. 2, followed by Maine on Jan. 5. Times have yet to be announced.

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