Digest: Caps' Oates to help coach Hershey affiliate

Navy routs Mount, pushes nation's best winning streak in women's soccer to 13

October 01, 2012|Sports Digest


Caps' Oates to help coach Hershey affiliate

The Washington Capitals announced Sunday that Adam Oates would serve as co-coach of the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, along with head coach Mark French, during the NHL lockout. It's a move that will allow Oates, a first-time NHL head coach, time behind a bench while familiarizing himself with players throughout the organization. Oates and French, along with Hershey assistant coach Troy Mann, will be behind the bench during games, but the suddenly expanded staff still has to work out most of the logistics. The decision to have Oates and French serve as co-coaches was only finalized Saturday afternoon, according to Bears' general manager Doug Yingst. "With Adam and Mark we've got two really intelligent individuals," Yingst said. "They know what this is all about, and I think collectively two minds are better than one in this situation. I think they'll work together well." Washington assistant coaches Calle Johansson, Tim Hunter, Blaine Forsythe, as well as goaltending coaches Dave Prior and Olie Kolzig, will also be involved with Hershey to varying degrees while the NHL season is on hold. Some might assist with the organization's ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals, as well.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post


Navy pushes nation's best women's soccer streak to 13

Five players scored as Navy (13-1-0) defeated host Mount St. Mary's, 5-0, to extend the nation's longest active winning streak to 13. Junior midfielder Taylor Batye, sophomore forward Morgan Dankanich, freshman defender Lizzy Rullan and sophomore midfielder Rachel Hunter had goals in the first 39 minutes of the Midshipmen's final nonconference game of the regular season.

More women's soccer: A 44th-minute goal gave host No. 16 Virginia Tech (10-2-0 overall, 2-2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 1-0 win over No. 10 Maryland (8-3-2, 4-1-1). ... UMBC senior forward Rachel McKee (Mount Hebron) scored on a first-half penalty kick, but visiting Maine (5-4-2 overall, 1-1-1 America East) got a goal with one second remaining in the first half and the squads battled to a 1-1 double-overtime draw. The Retrievers (1-8-3, 0-2-1) earned their first league point of the season. ... Despite a career-high 12 saves from sophomore goalkeeper Erin Quinn, host Towson (1-10-1, 1-3 Colonial Athletic Association) fell, 5-0, to William & Mary (9-3, 3-0).

Men's soccer: Navy took a 1-0 lead early in the second half on a goal by junior defenseman Nick Dubee before Army tied it on a penalty kick in the 88th minute to draw the Black Knights, 1-1, at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The Midshipmen (5-2-2, 1-0-1 Patriot League) ran their unbeaten streak to six games, the longest for the program since 2001. The announced 3,672 was the largest crowd ever to see Navy play, surpassing the previous mark of 3,500 in the 1964 NCAA semifinals against Saint Louis. Navy remains in a first-place tie with American and Colgate in the Patriot League standings. ... Host LIU Brooklyn (2-7-0, 1-1-0 Northeast Conference) scored at 73:58 for a 1-0 win over Mount St.Mary's (2-7-0, 0-2-0 NEC).

Field hockey: Five players scored for No. 4 Maryland (8-2) in a 5-0 win over visiting Temple (6-6). Sophomore goalkeeper Brooke Cabrera made a career-high six saves in the second half. The Terps held the Owls without a shot or a corner in the first half and outshot them 27-11 in the game. ... Host St.Francis (Pa.) got a pair of goals in each half en route to a 4-0 nonconference victory over Towson (0-11). The Red Flash improved to 6-3.

Volleyball: Behind 18 kills from sophomore Ashleigh Crutcher and a double double from senior Remy McBain (13 kills, 14 assists, eight digs), host Maryland (10-6, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated Virginia, 3-1 (25-27, 25-14, 25-22, 25-19).

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