Digest: No. 6 Terps edged, 4-3, in OT by No. 1 UNC in field hockey

October 21, 2012|Sports Digest

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No. 6 Terps edged, 4-3, in OT by No. 1 UNC in field hockey

Host and No. 6 Maryland pushed No. 1 North Carolina to the brink in field hockey before losing, 4-3, in overtime on a goal by Emily Wold in the 77th minute. Junior goalkeeper Natalie Hunter made a career-high nine saves, including eight in the second half, for the Terps (12-4, 3-2 ACC), who held the Tar Heels (16-1, 5-0) without a goal on their 13 penalty corners. Maryland led 3-2 at halftime.

Men's college soccer: Alassane Alessane Kane of host American (8-5-2, 3-0-2 Patriot League) scored twice in a 10-minute stretch, including a goal in the 92nd minute, to hand Navy (5-5-3, 1-2-2) a 3-2 overtime setback, its third in a row.

Women's college soccer: Nichole Schiro recorded her second career hat trick Friday night to lead host Loyola (8-4-4, 4-1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) to a 3-0 win over Niagara (8-8, 3-4) on Friday night.

College baseball: Behind three RBIs from junior Kyle Convissar (Severna Park) and a strong relief performance from redshirt freshman Robert Galligan, Team Szefc defeated Team Vaughn, 7-5, to win Game 1 of Maryland's Fall World Series in College Park.

Women's college bowling: Two-time defending national champion UMES was voted No. 1 in the National Tenpins Coaches Association preseason media poll and the coaches' poll.

Major League Soccer: It has taken five years but D.C. United is finally back in the postseason. Lewis Neal broke free behind the defense in stoppage time and slipped in a shot for his second goal of the season as United (17-10-6) clinched a playoff berth by earning a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew (14-12-7) at RFK Stadium.

Horse racing: Twenty-eight sprinters have been nominated to the $350,000, six-furlong Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash on Saturday at Laurel Park. The Fall Festival of Racing card also features five $150,000 stakes races on the turf. The Laurel Futurity for 2-year-olds has 37 nominees. The Selima Stakes for 2-year-old fillies attracted 38 pre-entries. The Laurel Dash drew 46 nominations. The Lady Baltimore Stakes for fillies and mares has 50 nominations. The 1 1/2-mile Laurel Turf Cup features 39 nominations. Action Andy, who won the Maryland Million Sprint here on Oct. 6, and multiple stakes winner Alsvid are likely starters in the De Francis Dash. Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Coley Blind says Il Villano, Pacific Ocean, Royal Currier, Sloane Ranger and The Hunk are "serious candidates" and being pointed to Laurel's most important race. The connections of Bet The Power, Crossbow, Divine Music, Guam Typhoon and Zero Rate Policy are also considering the race. Ben's Cat, the defending champion in the Laurel Dash, is one of the top turf sprinters in the country but is also formidable on the main track. The King Leatherbury homebred is 7-for-11 on the dirt, including a pair of stakes scores. Post time for the 11-race card will be 12:35 p.m.

Rowing: Marc Daemon, head coach of the Baltimore Rowing Club, and Chuck Windeknecht of New York placed first in the men's senior masters doubles [50-plus] at the Head of the Charles Regatta, an international competition featuring more than 3,000 participants. The duo set the course record for the event at 18 minutes, 5.01 seconds.

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