Blast's 'Goals for Daniel' festival today
The Blast will host a soccer festival Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Honeygo Regional Park as part of the team's "Goals for Daniel" program. The program, initiated last month in conjunction with the Borowy family, will raise money for medical costs for Daniel Borowy, the 17-year-old victim of the Perry Hall High School shooting. Daniel, who underwent three surgeries after the shooting, will attend the event along with his family from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Soccer players, students and members of the Perry Hall community and the surrounding areas will raise money for their participation in small-sided six-on-six soccer games. All proceeds will go directly to the Borowy family. The soccer marathon will also feature a small-sided game between Blast players and participants from the Allied Sports Program at 4 p.m. For more information, go to baltimoreblast.com.
Men's college lacrosse: Junior midfielder-attackman Matt Heim of Central Bucks East High in Doylestown, Pa., has committed orally to Loyola, the school announced via Twitter. According to PhillyLacrosse.com, Heim played at the club level for Mesa Fresh 2014 and Duke's Lacrosse Club. He has been a letter winner since his freshman year at Central Bucks East and has attended the Nike Blue Chip camp. Heim also considered Towson, Lehigh, Ohio State and Penn.
Men's college soccer: John Stertzer and Christiano Francois scored first-half goals for No. 1 Maryland (11-0-1, 5-0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) and a stingy defense stymied host Duke (4-6-1, 2-3-1) in the second half as the Terps won their 10th game in a row, 2-1. Stertzer opened the scoring in the 13th minute, and Francois broke a 1-1 tie right before halftime.
Women's college soccer: Despite a tying goal in the 56th minute from Emily Banes, visiting Towson (1-12-1, 1-5 Colonial Athletic Association) lost a 2-1 decision to Northeastern (6-8, 4-2 CAA). ... Senior Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) moved into a tie for second place in Penn State history in assists with 37 as the No. 4 Nittany Lions (13-2-0, 7-0-0 Big Ten) earned a 4-0 victory at Nebraska (6-8-1, 3-4-0).
College field hockey: Senior Kasie Nurko scored 2:55 into overtime to lift Towson (1-13) to a 3-2 victory over UC Davis (6-8) in College Park. The Tigers rallied from a two-goal deficit.
Women's college volleyball: Ariel Richard had 13 kills as Bianca Chatman Coppin State (8-9, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) tied the school's single-season wins mark with a 25-23, 25-23, 25-15 victory over visiting Howard (0-16, 0-5).
College baseball: Larry Williams, who played professionally in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization from 1970 to 1975 and is a longtime coach and scout, has joined the UMBC staff and will work specifically with the infield defense, in addition to helping with hitting, bunting, and base running instruction. The Pasadena resident is a former coach at Northeast.
College tennis: Steve French (Francis Scott Key) was named interim men's and women's coach at McDaniel. The 2012 graduate of the school takes over after Brian Kastner resigned to become coach at Hollins.
Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League signed Kevin Green (Patterson, Maryland Bible) and Ty Burns (Lake Clifton, Essex Community College, Maryland Bible).
—From Sun staff and news services